Meet The Sapphires
Sisters Gail, Julie and Cynthia, together with their cousin Kay, are discovered by Dave, a down-on-his-luck Irish musician with attitude, a taste for Irish Whiskey and an ear for Soul Music. Dave steers the girls away from their Country & Western origins then flies them to the war‐zones of South Vietnam, where they sing Soul Classics for the American Marines. On tour, the girls sing up a storm, dodge bullets... And fall in love.
GAIL is the oldest Sapphire. She has a tough love approach and pushes her sisters to make the most of their talents. Their bossy self-‐appointed manager, she is stern, to the point and will never take a backward step. She just needs to let go.
Gail played by Deborah Mailman
JULIE is the youngest of the sisters with a huge passion for singing. She can stop a room with her voice that is as sweet as honey. Although timid and naïve when we first meet her, she has a fire and determination in her belly for independence.
Julie played by Jessica Mauboy
KAY is the level headed one. She is intelligent, caring, and strong. And, after a distance from her cousins for a number of years following her forced removal from her family as a child, she is still coming to terms of who she is. A lonely soul, she is looking for something or someone to replace the emptiness inside of her.
Kay played by Shari Sebbens
CYNTHIA loves life to the full. She is a cheeky, rebellious risk taker with a sharp tongue and a wit to match. She glows with an outward confidence that is attractive to all around her, especially the men. But her loyalty and complete adoration are reserved for only one man. Jimmy.
Cynthia played byMiranda Tapsell
And of course there is DAVE. He was the music director on a cruise ship until he was ‘dishonourably' discharged. He's not the world's greatest musician, but Dave is passionate about music - especially soul music. He also has a pretty sharp wit and oodles of Irish charm. Although he's made a bit of a hash of his life so far, Dave recognises in The Sapphires his chance to be the man he's always hoped to be.
Dave played by Chris O'Dowd