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Carmen | Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Set in Spain 1959, a period of Franco's fascist fiscal fiasco, Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour's latest incarnation of Carmen gives us the glitz and glamour of post War Europe and off sets it with a gypsy crew of co...

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The Homosexuals, or 'Faggots' | Griffin Theatre Company

Friday, 24 March 2017

There's affectionate offensive arse kicking and farce kissing in Declan Greene's The Homosexuals, or 'Faggots', an unabashed bashing of the politicly correct pomposity that has infected our so...

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Consensual | New Theatre

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Evan Placey's play is a keenly observed, cleverly constructed and penetrating piece of emotive, thought provoking theatre that pendulum swings our notions of guilt and innocence, victim and pe...

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Calamity Jane | One Eyed Man Productions

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Once in a while a show comes along which so utterly surpasses your expectations that you leave the theatre feeling giddily happy at having seen something so full of vigour and sheer unadulterated fu...

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Adventure Time Live

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Adventure Time is a phenomenon. Its reach to fans young and old is undeniable, and amazing for a show that is both full of heart yet also somewhat in...

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The Bleeding Tree | Sydney Theatre Company

Sunday, 12 March 2017

A couple of years on, the story is still timely, and this encore production cements The Bleeding Tree as a bonafide classic.

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Superhal | The Puzzle Collective

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Billed as “the superhero origin story of Shakespeare’s Henry V”, this is a production filled with confident zeal but sadly doomed to fail as spectacularly as the French defeat at Ag...

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Chimerica | Sydney Theatre Company

Monday, 6 March 2017

A single man stopping a fleet of armoured vehicles is an inspiring image, one that has ignited the imagination of playwright Lucy Kirkwood. Not a masked avenger, yet he is still a mystery man, standing up against military mi...

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Mark Colvin’s Kidney | Belvoir

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Despite committed characterisations from the cast, Mark Colvin's Kidney feels like a mismatched transplant, a graft of verbatim on to a more traditional dramatic narrative which, at the end of the two hour operation, the host re...

Latest News - Sydney

STC announces new Artistic Director

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Sydney Theatre Company today announced that it has appointed Kip Williams as Artistic Director commencing 3 November 20...

Thursday, 3 November 2016

2007 Helpmann Award Winners
Tuesday, 07 August 2007 11:39
The 2007 Helpmann Awards were presented last night at the Capitol Theatre, Sydney.

The Helpmann Awards, established in 2001 by Live Performance Australia (LPA), saw 41 awards presented, plus the prestigious JC Williamson Award was awarded to Dame Margaret Scott AC DBE and Professor Barry Tuckwell AC OBE in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the Australian live performance industry.

Jonathan Biggins, acclaimed actor, broadcaster and comedian was MC for the evening which included performances by David Campbell, Ray Crowe, Colleen Hewett, Damien Leith, and the casts of Billy Elliot, Eurobeat, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Miss Saigon, and Priscilla Queen of the Desert - The Musical.

Presenters included – Sir Ian McKellen, Julie Anthony, Deborah Conway, Max Cullen, Carmen Duncan, Simon Gallagher, Nancye Hayes, John Howard, Yvonne Kenny, Todd McKenney, Trisha Noble, Magda Szubanski, Sigrid Thornton, and Stuart Wagstaff.

A full list of winners is listed below.

Visit: www.helpmannawards.com.au


Best Australian Contemporary Concert
Melbourne International Arts Festival and Arts House - Murundak

Best Ballet or Dance Work
Lucy Guerin Company - Structure & Sadness

Best Choreography in a Ballet or Dance Work
Akram Khan and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui - Zero Degrees

Best Choreography in a Musical
Kelley Abbey and Kenny Ortega - The Boy From Oz

Best Classical Concert Presentation
Australian Chamber Orchestra – Revolution

Best Comedy Performer
Adam Hills - Adam Hills - Joymonger

Best Contemporary Music Festival
Vivian Lees & Ken West - Creative Festival Entertainment - Big Day Out Festival 2007

Best Costume Design
Tim Chappel & Lizzy Gardiner – Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical

Best Direction of A Play
Barrie Kosky - The Lost Echo

Best Direction of An Opera
Douglas Horton - The Hive

Best Direction of Musical
Neil Armfield - Keating!

Best Female Actor in a Musical
Laurie Cadevida - Miss Saigon

Best Female Actor in a Play
Ursula Yovich - Capricornia

Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical
Colleen Hewett - The Boy From Oz

Best Female Actor in a Supporting role in a Play
Deborah Mailman - The Lost Echo

Best Female Dancer in a Ballet
Ros Warby - Monumental

Best Female Performer in A Supporting Role in An Opera
Orla Boylan - The Love of the Nightingale

Best Female Performer in an Opera
Emma Matthews - The Love of the Nightingale

Best International Contemporary Concert
Michael Coppel - Pink - I'm Not Dead! Tour

Best Lighting Design
Al Gurdon - Robbie Williams Close Encounters Tour

Best Male Actor in A Musical
iOTA - Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Best Male Actor In A Play
Jefferson Mays - I Am My Own Wife

Best Male Actor In a Supporting Role In A Musical
Terry Serio - Keating!

Best Male Actor in a Supporting role in a Play
Paul Capsis - The Lost Echo

Best Male Dancer in A Ballet or Dance Work
Akram Khan - Zero Degrees

Best Male Performer in a Supporting Role in an Opera
James Egglestone - The Love of the Nightingale

Best Male Performer in an Opera
Jonathan Summers - Rigoletto

Best Musical
Company B - Keating!

Best Musical Direction
Richard Mills - The Love of the Nightingale

Best New Australian Work
Barrie Kosky and Tom Wright - The Lost Echo

Best Opera
Opera Australia - Rusalka

Best Original Score
Paul Keelan & Gary Young – Sideshow Alley

Best Performance in a Classical Concert
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra - Master Series - Courage under fire Shostakovich Symphony No 7 Leningrad

Best Performance in an Australian Comtemporary Concert
David Campbell - David Campbell "Wild With Style"

Best Play
Sydney Theatre Company - The Lost Echo

Best Presentation For Children
Monkey Baa Theatre for Young People Ltd - Jackie French's "Hitler's Daughter"

Best Regional Touring Production
Ensemble Productions in association with Christine Dunstan Productions - Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks

Best Scenic Design
Brian Thomson - The Boy From Oz

Best Sound Design
Michael Waters - The Woman In Black

Best Special Event
DCE Janice Crystal Larry Magid and Face Productions - Billy Crystal 700 Sundays

Best Visual or Physical Theatre
Malthouse Theatre and Sydney Opera House - Honour Bound
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