High Schools

2022 Education Season

The Sapphires

Wednesday 24 August 2022, 11am

Presented by Christine Harris & HIT Productions

The Sapphires Written & Directed by Tony Briggs

The multi award-winning musical play, inspired by the remarkable true story of writer Tony Briggs mother, returns to the stage for two shows only.

Set in the heady days of the late 60s a quartet of talented young singers from a remote aboriginal mission are discovered and guided by a kind-hearted, soul-loving manager.

Wearing sequins and armed only with microphones, they find themselves trying to spread joy in the hell that is the Vietnam War.

An uplifting Australian classic, full of comedy, heart and romance, together with unforgettable soul music, The Sapphires will stay with you for years to come.

Running time
2hrs 20mins (including Interval)

Suitable for ages 12+
Some adult themes, simulated warfare
Youth Tickets $30

The Comedy of Errors - Bell Shakespeare

Tuesday 27 September 2022, 7.30pm

Presented by Bell Shakespeare
By William Shakespeare. Directed by Janine Watson.

Shipwrecked and separated 33 years earlier, two sets of long-lost twins miraculously find themselves in the same city, on the same day. What could possibly go wrong?

The Comedy of Errors is an hilarious romp of swapped identities, misguided love, mistaken imprisonment and chaotic mishaps, leading to an unbelievably crazy day for bumbling twins.

At the heart of this tale of comedic misfortune is an old man searching for his lost children. He finds himself in a hostile land, in the fight of his life ... to save his life. As far-fetched coincidences unfold, chaotic hilarity ensues and a man’s life could be saved — if only everything would go to plan.

Directed by longtime Bell Shakespeare collaborator Janine Watson, this is a beautiful story about reunion, wrapped up in an evening of entertainment and laughter.

Running time 2hrs 30mins inc interval
Suitable for ages 12+.
Youth Tickets $38pp

Regional Access Program
- Practical 75min workshops for students, held in City Hall on Monday 5 September 2022.

John Bell Scholarship Auditions - once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students living in
regional or remote areas who are interested in a career as a performer. Auditions will be held in City Hall on Monday 5 September 2022.

Email to book into the Workshop or Audition