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The Sunshine Club by Wesley Enoch & music by John Rodgers


THEMES: Discrimination, Post-war (World War ll), Indigenous Identity, Mixed Race Relationships
LENGTH: 2.5 Hours
NO. OF CHARACTERS: 10+ Large Cast
SUITABLE FOR: Senior Years & Adults

A glorious musical classic, The Sunshine Club radiates with love, hope and community.


Audiences first fell in love with The Sunshine Club by Wesley Enoch in 1999.  Just when the world needs a beacon of hope, this glorious musical classic is here to leave you grinning and tapping your toes.


It’s the summer of 1946, and the war is over. Aboriginal soldier Frank Doyle has spent years fighting shoulder-to-shoulder with troops from all over Australia, but when he steps onto the Brisbane wharf he finds some things haven’t changed. But Frank knows how to fight for his country.

It’s been a long war and Frank just wants a better life — the simple pleasures of music and laughter, a place where he can dance with Rose, the beautiful girl next door. Filled with hope and defiance, Frank sets up his own ballroom, The Sunshine Club, where everyone is invited to meet, mingle and sway the night away.


The Sunshine Club was originally produced by Queensland Theatre at the Civic Theatre, Cairns, from November 4 — 6, 1999. The Sunshine Club was co-produced by Queensland Theatre and QPAC and presented in the Playhouse, Brisbane from July 9 — 20, 2022.

ISBN: 978 1 922424 71 6


Additional information

Weight 1.5 kg
Dimensions 21 × 15 × 0.5 cm

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