Coal Miner’s Daughter comes to Ballarat

February 29, 2024 BY

Lizzie Moore plays the role of Patsy Cline and Amber Joy Poulton as Loretta Lynn in the Coal Miner's Daughter.

IN floor length gowns adorned with tassels and rhinestones, with hair as close to country music heaven as possible, where country music started and still should be, in the theatre, just like the Grand Ole Opry and it’s coming to The Civic Hall!

On Friday 15 March Amber Joy Poulton as Loretta Lynn, Lizzie Moore as Patsy Cline and The Preacher Denis Surmon as Conway Twitty and Willie Nelson in Coal Miner’s Daughter.

They’ll be joined by kickin’ band The Holy Men, to perform the story of a champion of women’s rights, a mother of six, and a lifetime of chart-topping hits to the country music lovers in Ballarat.

“Loretta Lynn, arguable the most under rated country music star considering that at the start of her career, many female singers were given songs to record by the record label, but Loretta managed to push the envelope and record mostly songs that she had written or co-written,” said Poulton.

“When she wasn’t being controversial songs about her own life, she was part of some beautiful duets with Conway Twitty and also some beautiful collaborations singing with powerhouse singers like Tammy Wynette, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson and more.

“But it’s her friendship with Patsy Cline that has my heart.

“A large portion of the show is where Lizzie Moore takes the stage as Patsy Cline and the whole crowd lights up.

“Patsy was a protective influence for Loretta and without Patsy, it’s quite possible there would be no Coal Miner’s Daughter.”

This inspiring theatre show was a smash hit at the 2023 and 2024 Tamworth Country Music Festival and played to packed theatres in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and across Australia.

Coal Miner’s Daughter celebrates the incredible life of the late great Loretta Lynn.

From her early days in the hills of Kentucky to her tempestuous marriage, tragic losses and enduring bonds with such luminaries as Patsy Cline, Conway Twitty, Tammy Wynette, Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson, across a stellar career, till her final send off to country music heaven in October 2022.

On their latest tour, Amber Joy Poulton and the cast of Coal Miner’s Daughter played to more than 10,000 people across Australia and in an eerie twist of fate, were performing opening night at the very moment of Loretta’s sad passing in Tennessee.

“Loretta paved the way, all those years ago, for women like me to have a place on the main stage,” Poulton said.

“She showed us, in the most difficult of times that women can have it all, we can have the home life, the kids, the husband, the friendships and the career but she also made it very clear we’d have to fight for it, and we’d likely be exhausted at the end.”

Audiences will be captivated by the masterful storytelling, performances and catalogue of hits, including Don’t Come Home A-Drinkin (With Lovin’ On Your Mind), I Fall To Pieces, You Ain’t Woman Enough To Take My Man, Crazy, Silver Threads and Golden Needles, Walkin’ After Midnight, You’re Lookin’ At Country, One’s On The Way, Stand By Your Man, After The Fire Is Gone and more.

This is a show not to be missed and with the passing of the great Loretta Lynn, there is no better time to celebrate her music.

Coal Miner’s Daughter plays Civic Hall in Ballarat on Friday 15 March.

For tickets and more information visit coalminersdaughter.com.au.