AMPAG, Melbourne Theatre Company Melbourne Theatre Company:Sunshine Super Girl

Sunshine Super Girl

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November 2020

Tue 24 

Melbourne Theatre Company

Melbourne Theatre Company

Southbank Theatre The Summer



The Sumner transforms into a tennis court with on-stage, court-side seating for Sunshine Super Girl, the triumphant story of Australian sporting hero Evonne Goolagong, written and directed by Andrea James.

A young girl hits a ball against the tin wall of her family’s home with a frying pan. This is where it all began for Evonne Goolagong. Hers is a quintessentially Australian story about a girl from the bush who dared to dream, and with the unlikely support of an outback farming town, rose to become the No. 1 tennis player in the world, and a household name by the age of 19.

Evonne Goolagong’s heartwarming 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,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.

MTC is proud to present this landmark new Australian work written and directed byAndrea James (Yanagai! Yanagai!) with the Sumner theatre transformed through on-stage ‘court-side’ seating to evoke the magic of Wimbledon.