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Sunshine Super Girl

26 - 29 Oct

Join us courtside for so much more than just a match.

By Andrea James

Through a combination of intimate storytelling, stylised choreographic movement, and stunning projections, this landmark Australian work tells the heart-warming story of Wiradjuri tennis legend Evonne Goolagong Cawley.

A young girl hits a ball against the tin wall of her family’s home with a fruit box bat. This is where it all began for Evonne. 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.

This acclaimed production chronicles the emotional, physical and spiritual journey of Goolagong. In this unique experience, the Wollongong Town Hall will be transformed into a tennis court with the audience seated courtside to evoke the action and magic of Wimbledon. With its distinctive Australian sensibility and humour, Sunshine Super Girl is a joyful celebration of spirit and passion triumphing over adversity, and a loving tribute to a woman whose sporting prowess continues to inspire the nation.


Book this show as part of a Merrigong Season Ticket
You can include this show as part of a 2022 Season Ticket. Choose 5 shows from only $290 and you’ll also get a range of extra perks, like free ticket exchanges and discounts at The Social café & bar. Read more and book here.


  • This is a play that educates and uplifts… A portrait of an icon. - The Sydney Morning Herald
  • ...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
  • 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. - The Saturday Paper

Cast & Creative

Writer and Director Andrea James
Movement Director and Additional Choreography Katina Olsen
Original Choreographic Concept and Initial Movement Direction Vicki Van Hout
Set and Costume Designer Romanie Harper
Lighting Designer Karen Norris
Composition and Sound Designer Gail Priest
Video Media Designer Mic Gruchy
Dramaturg Louise Gough
Mentor Paige Rattray

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