The Art House presents

Sunshine Super Girl

15 Oct 2022 Showing at The Art House Theatre

Info Cast & Creatives Reviews


The Art House presents
Sunshine Super Girl by Andrea James
Produced by Performing Lines

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. With its distinctively Australian sensibility and humour, and a unique blend of theatre with physical movement choreography, 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.

This landmark new Australian work is written and directed by Yorta Yorta / Gunaikurnai theatremaker Andrea James (Yanagai! Yanagai!)

Sunshine Super Girl is produced by Performing Lines and supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body; the NSW Government through Create NSW; the Seaborn Broughton & Walford Foundation; the Blake-Beckett Trust; Moogahlin Performing Arts; Australian Plays Transform through its Playwrights’ Retreat Program; and Production Co-Commissioners Griffith Regional Theatre, Melbourne Theatre Company, QPAC and seven regional venue partners.

Production Co-Commissioners:
- The Art House Wyong
- Melbourne Theatre Company
- Queensland Performing Arts Centre
- Griffith Regional Theatre
- Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre
- Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre
- Bendigo Venues and Events
- Geelong Arts Centre
- Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre
- Country Arts SA

Cast & Creatives


Tour Lighting Design Ben Anshaw

Production Manager Jason Thelwell   

Stage Manager Madelaine Osborn (up to 17 September 2022) 

Stage Manager Jess Keepence (from 19 September 2022) 

Head of Lighting Steve Hendy 

AV Technician Corey Wiles


Ella Ferris – Evonne

Katina Olsen – Barbara & Ensemble

Jacqueline Compton – Mum & Ensemble

Lincoln Elliott – Roger, Dad & Ensemble

Kirk Page – Larry, Mr Edwards & Ensemble


Writer & Director Andrea James

Movement Director & Additional Choreography Katina Olsen

Original Choreographic Concept & Initial Movement Direction Vicki Van Hout

Set & Costume Design Romanie Harper

Lighting Design Karen Norris

Composition & Sound Design Gail Priest

Video Media Design Mic Gruchy

Dramaturg Louise Gough

Mentor Paige Rattray

Produced by Performing Lines

Sermsah Bin Saad – Larry, Mr Edwards & Ensemble (from 8 September – 15 October 2022)


“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

“This is a play that educates and uplifts…” The Sydney Morning Herald

“The company, directed by James, embraces physical theatre and dance; it’s the language of all things tough to illustrate onstage – sports, love, liberation and loss. With a cast of five and generous doses of humour and warmth, Sunshine Super Girl is a play that could travel the country several times over, take up residence in schools and create new moments of connections for years. Through Evonne, we can find reflections of ourselves.” The Saturday Paper 

“Written and directed by James, the work is a captivating study of not just the sporting icon, but also the environment in which all Indigenous women have to endure. Sunshine Super Girl‘s discussions of gender and race, although handled with a lightness of touch, does not shy away from the hard realities that women of colour deal with every day and everywhere.” Suzy Goes See



The Art House Theatre


Sat 15 Oct 2022 - 7:30PM

Important Information

Duration: 95 minutes (no interval)
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 ages 12+


Adult: $49.00
Concession: $42.00
Member: $39.00
Under 30: $35.00
Child: $25.00
School Group: $25.00

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