Photo by John Tsaivis


by Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP)
Toured by Performing Lines

Nina is 16 years old, good at school, has a job at the cinema and one of the best singing voices around. But none of that is important. She needs a place to live. Living with her Aunty in an overcrowded house, things aren’t going well, and it’s getting complicated.

Erica is 16 and the new girl in town. Her Dad’s in the RAAF and the family’s just moved to Katherine. She’s lived all over Australia and every time makes somewhere home, she moves again. She’s so used to being an outsider, she’s stopped trying to fit in.

The only thing they have in common is the music they listen to. Sometimes that’s enough.


Creative Team

Writers: Rachael Coopes with Wayne Blair
Directors: Fraser Corfield & David Page
Set Design: Jacob Nash
Costume Design: Ruby Langton-Batty
Lighting Design: Juz McGuire
Sound Design: Guy Webster


Narek Arman
Michael Cameron
Rachael Coopes
Elena Foreman
Dubs Yunupingu

A unit of learning incorporating Sugarland can complement your classroom activities in the following areas.


  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures
  • Representational drama
  • Drama processes
  • Contextual knowledge


  • Health concepts
  • Skills and processes


  • Literature and context
  • Interacting with others

Please contact us via email or by phone 9380 3080 if you would like more information or have suggestions that could improve the way our work integrates with your classroom practice.

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