Queensland Premiere Season

Before Ash Barty lifted the trophy at Wimbledon, there was Evonne Goolagong.

A young girl hits a ball against the tin wall of her family’s home. This is where it all began for Evonne. Hers is a quintessentially Blak Australian story about a girl from the bush who dared to dream. With the support of an outback farming town, Evonne 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!). With its distinctively Australian sensibility and humour, Sunshine Super Girl asks us to consider our nation’s future and the part we can play for the next ‘Goolagong’ waiting in the wings.

“Sunshine Super Girl explores connection o country and community, while taking an unflinching look at poverty, adversity and racism in Australia. The story is told with plenty of heart, humour, charm and skill.” Witness 
“Sunshine Super Girl is destined to become a legacy piece of Australian theatre.” Sydney Festival
  • Warning:

    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 and haze.

  • Age Recommendation:

    This production is suitable for ages 12 and over.

  • Connecting safely at QPAC

    QPAC is operating at 100% capacity. Face masks are a requirement of entry at QPAC and must be worn in foyers and theatres (including during performances). Please bring your own mask with you to the theatre. Find out more

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Image by Brett Boardman. 

Presented by Brisbane Festival.

This project is supported through the Giving Program by Tim Fairfax AC and Gina Fairfax AC. 


Pricing Guide

ADMISSION On-Stage Seating $65 A-RESERVE $50

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