Sydney Coliseum Theatre presents THE SUNSHINE CLUB

Sydney Coliseum Theatre is proud to present the award-winning landmark musical – The Sunshine Club from 11 – 20 April 2024.

Written and directed by proud Noonuccal Nuugi man, Wesley Enoch, featuring music composed by the esteemed John Rodgers – The Sunshine Club is an energetic and thought-provoking piece of musical theatre with a talented cast of 11 First Nations artists, alongside a 5-piece live band.

Set in 1946, the musical tells the story of Frank Doyle, an Aboriginal serviceman who has come home from war to find, that although the wider world may have changed, attitudes back home haven’t. Fuelled by a passion for a better life, Frank opens ‘The Sunshine Club’, a place for all people to come together. Here, they laugh, romance, and most importantly, dance. It is also where Frank dreams of a bright future with the girl-next-door, Rose.

The HIT productions tour will take the critically acclaimed musical to more locations across Australia than ever before, over 20 years after it originally opened.

Wesley Enoch, AM, writer, and director of The Sunshine Club:

I initially wrote this as a way of bringing people together, especially in the reconciliation movement, this notion of black and white dancing together and the stories of our history, especially post World War II…in this post or living with COVID world, it’ll be even more important to see that cultural bonds can be formed by gathering as groups & dealing with social issues together.

It’s a musical classic not to be missed!

West HQ is committed to continuously raising the benchmark in entertainment for Greater Western Sydney as displayed by the Sydney Coliseum Theatre, a significant aspect of the region’s cultural landscape. Sydney Coliseum Theatre delivers world-class artists and performances in its multi-mode theatre, capable of hosting musicals, dramatic theatre, live music, ballet and more. Featuring a 2,000-seat auditorium, three foyers, seven bars, numerous entertaining areas, rehearsal space and an on-site commercial kitchen surpassing some of Australia’s best entertainment venues it is a must-visit for all.

PRODUCER Christine Harris & HIT Productions WRITER & DIRECTOR Wesley Enoch MUSIC John Rodgers CONSULTANT MD Wayne Freer MUSICAL DIRECTOR Shenzo Gergorio LIGHTING DESIGNER Ben Hughes SET & COSTUME Adrienne Chisholm WITH Garret Lyon, Claire Warrillow, Roxanne McDonald, Dale Pengelly, Tehya Makani, Colin Smith, Leeroy Tipiloura, Rune Nydal, Jade Lomas-Ronan, and Chloe Rose-Taylor

Season Details

Venue: Sydney Coliseum Theatre
Date: 11th – 20th April  2024

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