Theatre Australia


By Andrea James

Buy Tickets

The Playhouse at DEC is transformed into a tennis court as we follow the heart-warming story of Wiradjuri Australian tennis legend 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 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 a tennis world number one and a household name by the age of 19.

Evonne Goolagong’s heart-warming story is a celebration of spirit and passion over adversity. It’s 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.

Written and directed by Yorta Yorta/Gunaikurnai theatremaker Andrea James Sunshine Super Girl explores connection to country, adversity and racism in Australia with heart and humour.

  • 'Destined to become a legacy piece of Australian theatre.

    The Conversation
  • 'Commanding and poetic.

  • Writer & Director Andrea James
  • Movement Director & Additional Choreography Katina Olsen
  • Original Choreographic Concept & Initial Movement Direction Vicki Van Hout
  • Set & Costume Designer Romanie Harper
  • Lighting Designer Karen Norris
  • Composer & Sound Designer Gail Priest
  • Video Media Designer Mic Gruchy
  • Dramaturg Louise Gough
  • Mentor Paige Rattray
  • Produced by Performing Lines
  • Photo Brett Boardman

Proudly supported by

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

You might also like...

Finucane & Smith's

Travelling Dance Hall

Fri 12 - Sat 13 Aug
Buy Tickets

A provocative cabaret extravaganza that celebrates the beauty in us all

Music, NT Artist, Special Event
Santos Opening Night Concert


Gurrumul's Mother's Buŋgul Gurrumul's Grandmother’s Buŋgul Gurrumul's Manikay

With Darwin Symphony Orchestra

Thu 4 Aug
Register your interest

An opening night celebration of Gurrumul’s music, culture and songlines

Physical Theatre
Mitch Jones


Fri 5 - Sun 7 Aug
Buy Tickets

Why do we do things that we know are bad for us?

Our Partners

Sign up to Darwin Festival e-news