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The Secret River | Sydney Theatre Company

Monday, 8 February 2016

This magnificent adaptation is a play on a grand scale. An extraordinary creative team collaborated to bring this epic novel to the stage.

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The Poor Kitchen | subtlenuance

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Early on in Daniela Giorgi's The Poor Kitchen, Elle, is excited about the olive farm in Italy she has inherited. Not because she harbours any romantic “Under the Tuscan Sun” fantasies, but because she intends to sell it and use the dough to break into the Sydney real estate ma...

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All Good Things | Australian Theatre for Young People

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Ten young actors take to the stage with monologues that cover the dark, dismal and sometimes hilarious corners of adolescent doubts, despairs and dr...

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The Whale | Red Line Productions

Friday, 5 February 2016

The normally lean fare presented at the Old Fitzroy has gone the way of the world with its Super Size production of The Whale by Samuel D. Hunter, a tale of morbid obesity and Mo...

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This Is How We Die | Christopher Brett Bailey

Friday, 22 January 2016

Christopher Brett Bailey sits at his desk reading from papers, like a newsreader. He resembles a young David Lynch with the top button of his shirt done up and his hair severely combed ov...

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The Good Doctor | Ensemble Theatre

Thursday, 21 January 2016

The Good Doctor is charismatic and delightful storytelling so thoroughly enjoyable you’ll want to see it twice.

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Tomorrow’s Parties | Forced Entertainment

Thursday, 21 January 2016

A man and woman, unnamed, stand in a small square crate on an otherwise empty stage, riffing on possible scenarios for a future earth. It is an experience, rather like reading each blurb in the science fiction section of a book sh...

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Bard on the Beach

Monday, 18 January 2016

This year Bard on the Beach are performing Hamlet as well as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. 

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Blanc de Blanc | Strut & Fret

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Schlong and dance, tits and arse, Blanc de Blanc is a champagne themed burlesque that's basic as a beer hall.

Latest News - Sydney

STC Launch Season 2016

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Rain did not dampen Andrew Upton's enthusiasm for his end of reign launch of Sydney Theatre Company's 2016 se...

Friday, 4 September 2015

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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