Glide on the peace train: The Cat Stevens Story to play season at Sydney Opera House

Peace Train – The Cat Stevens Story is set to play an exclusive season at the Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House, in August this year. Spiritworks will present the show for one week only.

Darren Coggan in Peace Train.
Darren Coggan in Peace Train.

Peace Train – The Cat Stevens Story is a stage show which has been written, designed, produced and directed to take audiences on the same journey of discovery and enlightenment travelled by Cat himself, with unique insights into the heart and mind of one of the greatest singer/songwriters of our time.

A sellout hit in 2010, for its encore season at Sydney Opera House, the production moves from the Concert Hall to the Drama Theatre, for a revised up-close and personal version.

“In 2010 we set off on a national tour of Peace Train, and while we always knew we were on to a winner with Darren Coggan’s authentic voice, we were astounded by the emotional reaction from the audiences we played to,” says producer Phil Bathols.

“People of all ages really connected with the story and the music of Cat Stevens.

“Both Darren and I moved on to other projects afterwards, but I always had those standing ovations playing in the back of my mind, and so I knew we’d be back.”

Songs include favourites like Father & Son, The Old School Yard, Where Do The Children Play, Moonshadow, Hard Headed Woman and Peace Train.

Tickets are on sale now. For tickets and further information, please visit

Cassie Tongue

Cassie is a theatre critic and arts writer in Sydney, and was the deputy editor of AussieTheatre. She has written for The Guardian, Time Out Sydney, Daily Review, and BroadwayWorld Australia. She is a voter for the Sydney Theatre Awards.

Cassie Tongue

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