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Interview: Wayne Blair (The Sapphires)

Interview: Wayne Blair (The Sapphires). By Simon Miraudo. Wayne Blair‘s adaptation of Tony Briggs’ stage-play The Sapphires is one of the most highly-anticipated Australian releases of the year, and it earned that designation even before debuting to rapturous acclaim at Cannes, where notorious super-producer Harvey Weinstein suggested it would follow in the footsteps of┬áThe Artist. […]

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Songbirds keep singing – The Sapphires review

The Sapphires – Starring Chris O’Dowd, Deborah Mailman, and Jessica Mauboy. Directed by Wayne Blair. Rated PG. By Simon Miraudo. Sixties-set The Sapphires is a jukebox musical in every sense of the word; all the hits, none of the deep cuts. It makes a point to touch on the most salient aspects of the era, […]

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Chris O’Dowd joins Aussie musical The Sapphires

Irish comedian Chris O’Dowd has joined the cast of the upcoming Australian musical The Sapphires. According to If.com, O’Dowd will play “an Irish roustabout who ‘sees the light’ through for young Aboriginal women”. Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens and Miranda Tapsell will star as the eponymous singers – based on a real all-girl Aboriginal […]

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