Courtside with Sunshine Super Girl

We are currently halfway through a two-week development of Andrea James’ brand new (and v exciting) development of Sunshine Super Girl – the Evonne Goolagong Story.

The work draws on the extraordinary life of Evonne Goolagong, a Wiradjuri woman and household name in Australia after she became just the second Australian to win the Wimbledon Grand Slam. This year, she received Australia’s highest honour – appointed as a Companion of the Order of Australia – and remains number 12 on the list of all-time greatest tennis players, sharing the position with Venus Williams.

Sunshine Super Girl is a physical theatre work being developed by Andrea James, with movement by Vicki van Hout and sound by Gail Priest.

Check out some shots from this week’s development.

Evonne’s Stats

Career titles                  86

Highest ranking           No. 1 (26 April 1976)

Grand Slam Singles results

Australian Open          W (1974, 1975, 1976, 1977Dec)

French Open                W (1971)

Wimbledon                   W (1971, 1980)

US Open                        Finalist (1973197419751976)

Performing Lines acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we work – the Gadigal in Sydney, the Whadjuk in Perth, and the Muwinina in Hobart – and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

We extend those respects to all First Nations peoples on whose lands we travel and perform.

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