A young girl hits a ball against the tin wall of her family’s home. This is where it all began for Evonne Goolagong. Hers is a quintessentially Blak Australian story about a girl from the bush who dared to dream, and with the support of an outback farming town, rose to become the number one tennis player in the world and a household name by the age of 19.
Evonne Goolagong’s heart-warming story is a celebration of spirit and passion over adversity, and a tribute to a woman whose sporting prowess continues to inspire a nation, giving hope to thousands of young girls across the country.
This landmark new Australian work is written and directed by Yorta Yorta / Gunaikurnai theatremaker Andrea James (Yanagai! Yanagai!).
“Sunshine Super Girl is destined to become a legacy piece, one that celebrates our history, reflects on our struggle for equality, and shows how the spirit can overcome in spectacular ways.” – The Conversation, Liza-Mare Syron Jan 2021
“Sunshine Super Girl transforms Sydney Town Hall into a tennis court, with traverse seating banks like bleachers. We sit down and are immediately ready for a match. What better mindset for a play about one of our greatest athletes, Evonne Goolagong Cawley?” – Sydney Morning Herald, Cassie Tongue Jan 2021
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander guests are advised that this performance may contain images of people who are deceased. Mild coarse language, adult themes, flashing lights & haze.
Recommended for age 12+
For more information visit https://www.countryarts.org.au/events/sunshine-super-girl/