NEWS | Sugarland tour update

We have been energised and humbled by the amazing responses around the country to our tour of Australian Theatre for Young People's Sugarland.

The tour has just been nominated for a Helpmann Award for Best Regional Tour, adding to the five nominations Performing Lines received across the country.

We've also added a raft of new venues to the tour in the Northern Territory and New South Wales. One particularly exciting presentation is at the Desert Harmony Festival in Tennant Creek, a celebration for remote communities that focusses on health, wellbeing and strengthening community ties.

The cast will participate in Camp Harmony activities with kids from local communities, and present the show outdoors on Monday 1 August. The show will also feature a performance from local hip hop group The Desert 7s. We can't wait to bring the show to Tennant!

Performing Lines hosted a small group at the presentation of Sugarland at Casula Powerhouse. Prior to the show Denise Wilson, our Community Engagement Officer and Producer of the national Sugarland tour, Narelle Lewis spoke about the opportunities touring productions offer each venue to make stronger, more meaningful connections with their communities.

We were delighted The Hon Ben Franklin MLC joined us. As he said in his speech to the Legislative Council of NSW State Parliament this week: "For me, it was a truly extraordinary night of theatre and raw storytelling about a group of young people in regional Australia and was delivered with such confidence, nuance and maturity it was a genuine privilege to be in attendance…"

To read the full Hansard transcript, click here.