Celebrate NAIDOC Week with ‘The Sunshine Club’ in Bass Coast

Celebrate NAIDOC Week with ‘The Sunshine Club’ in Bass Coast

NAIDOC week is celebrated in Australia, every year in the first week of July. It is an opportunity to recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Bass Coast Shire is celebrating NAIDOC Week this year by presenting the musical ‘The Sunshine Club’ at Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre. The Sunshine Club is an acclaimed musical written and directed by Wesley Enoch and music by composer John Rodgers. 

Wesley is a proud Quandamooka man from Stradbroke Island (Minjeribah) who has directed numerous iconic Indigenous theatre productions and served as the QUT Indigenous Chair of Creative Industries. He has held various artistic director positions, including at Sydney Festival and Ilbijerri Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Theatre Co-operative, and has received recognition for his contributions to the profession, including the Dorothy Crawford Award in 2021.

Set in 1946, the joyful musical The Sunshine Club, tells the story of Frank Doyle, a returning Aboriginal soldier, filled with the desire to create a better world where black and white can dance together.

Based on a true story, The Sunshine Club is a gloriously energetic, thought-provoking and above all entertaining night of theatre.

“The Sunshine Club… signals a brilliant new landmark in Australian musicals… an unashamedly feel-good musical.” – The Australian

  • Event Details

    When: Thursday 29 June at 7:00pm – 9:30pm

    Where: Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre

    Producing Company: HIT Productions

    Duration: 2 hours 30 mins including 20 min interval

    Creative Team: Wesley Enoch – Writer & Director, John Rodgers – Composer

    Content Warning: This show contains theatrical haze and mature themes including a reference to abortion.

    Funding Body: Australia Council for the Arts

  • Tickets

    Regular Ticket Prices

    Adult (16 & over) – $25

    Concession (ID required) – $18

    Child (15 & under) – $18

    Myli Member* – (Adult/Concession/Child) – $15ea

    Group Booking (6+ tickets in one transaction) – $15ea


    * To redeem our Myli – Mate’s Rates discounted ticketed price, please see Booking tab below.

  • Booking

    How to redeem Myli – Mate’s Rates discount

    Please register to receive an email with a coupon code prior to booking. It may take up to 10 minutes to receive your email. After selecting your tickets, please proceed to check out and enter the coupon code in the GIFT CERTIFICATE / PROMOTION CODE box and click apply. Upon entering the coupon code, the reduced ticket price will show.

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  • Further Support & Questions

    If you need further support booking your tickets, please call Wonthaggi library on 5672 1875 or visit during opening hours for assistance with your booking. 


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