Right – Cast members Shari Sebbens, Miranda Tapsell, Jessica Mauboy and Deborah Mailman while filming The Sapphires.
La Boite today announced the cancellation of four performances of their current production A Hoax to allow actor Shari Sebbens to travel to the Cannes Film Festival for the Gala Screening of anticipated new Australian filmThe Sapphires.
Sebbens will join co-stars Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy and Miranda Tapsell on the red carpet in France for a special screening of The Sapphires on Saturday 19 May.
"The Sapphires is the only Australian feature film selected as part of this year's Official Selection at the special Gala Screening Out of Competition at the Palais," La Boite General Manager Terese Casu said today.
"We're delighted for Shari and the whole Sapphires team. While no theatre company likes to cancel shows, we understand that moments like these may only come once in a life time for an actor. We are very proud to support Shari down that red carpet for the Gala Screening in Cannes and wish the film every success."
La Boite has cancelled the following performances of A Hoax:
Thursday 17 May, 7:30pm Friday 18 May, 7:30pm Saturday 19 May, 7:30pm Tuesday 22 May, 11am