top of page


Sally played the role of Claire McPherson in Once We Lived Here at 45 Downstairs in 2010. Once We Lived Here is original Australian musical written by the talented duo Bryant & Frank, the show included a stella cast of the finest in the business, gained rave reviews and the Victorian Green Room Award for Best New Musical, Female Artist in a Featured Role (Esther Hanniford) with Sally and Christie Whelan Browne receiving nominations in the Female in a Supporting Role categories. For more information and to purchase the cast recording please visit Bryant and Frank.

Sally can be heard on the cast recording of the show. 


Amy McPherson - Esther Hanniford

Lecy McPhersonChristie Whelan Browne

Claire McPhersonSally Bourne

Shaun McPhersonSam Luderman

Burke - Warwick Allsopp



The performances are first-rate. So good, in fact, they tip the scales towards must-see. Sally Bourne is jaw-droppingly good as Claire.

Chris Boyd, Herald Sun

The cast is strong, particularly Ester Hannaford as the eldest sibling trying to maintain the farm and Sally Bourne as the mother stricken with cancer, and they get full value from the appealing music and sharp lyrics.

Jim Murphy, The Age 

bottom of page