A young girl hits a ball against the tin wall of her family’s home with a frying pan. This is where it all began for Evonne Goolagong. Hers is a quintessentially Australian story about a girl from the bush who dared to dream, and with the unlikely support of an outback farming town, rose to become the No 1 tennis player in the world, and a household name by the age of 19.
Evonne Goolagong’s heartwarming story is a celebration of spirit and passion over adversity, and a tribute to a woman whose sporting prowess continues to inspire a nation, giving hope to thousands of young girls across the country.
This landmark production features choreographic movement resembling the emotional, physical and spiritual journey of Goolagong. MTC is proud to present this new Australian work written and directed by Andrea James (Yanagai! Yanagai!) with the Sumner theatre transformed through on-stage ‘court-side’ seating to evoke the magic of Wimbledon.