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The Taming of the Shrew | Sport For Jove

Sunday, 22 May 2016

In this big, bold, inventive and innovative production of The Taming of the Shrew, license has been taken with Will’s quill, with Shakespeare’s Shrew shaken into a sea shanty, a silent film melodrama, and a silly arse farce, but the dizzying discipline on show from the entire ensemble keeps the engine of the narrative and plot at full st...

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead | Furies Theatre

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is an evergreen favourite for those who enjoy crackling wordplay and stinging absurdist irony, shot through with accessible philosophical musings and a heavy dose of archly self-aware humour about the nature of theatre and ac...

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Speedmouse | The Umbilical Brothers

Sunday, 8 May 2016

As the lights go down and The Umbilical Brothers leap out onto the stage for Speedmouse their nonstop barrage on our funny bones reiterates: timing is ev...

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Black Jesus | bAKEHOUSE

Friday, 6 May 2016

Black Jesus is a powerful piece of theatre that explores post-independent Zimbabwe and the personal and political aftermath of a so called re...

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We Will Rock You

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Ben Elton has crafted a story of immense silliness and camp cliché that somehow works perfectly with the hard driving yet fey rock style of the inimitable Freddie Mercury. It’s not gonna change the world but it’s a hell of a fun night ou...

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Pennsylvania Avenue | Melbourne Theatre Company

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Such is the magic of theatre that the Sydney Opera House is transmogrified into the White House for a nostalgic ninety minutes in the memory lane music and lyrics of Pennsylvania Av...

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The World Keeps Happening | Tom Ballard

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Tom Ballard’s show The World Keeps Happening is everything a thesaurus could pump out at you if you looked up the word funny.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar | JWR Productions & Michael Sieders

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

The magic of the book has now been brought gloriously to the stage by Jonathan Rockefeller, who combines the caterpillar’s famous tale with 3 other beloved Carle stories, and brings them to life with the use of 75 pu...

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Swallow | National Theatre of Parramatta

Sunday, 24 April 2016

In choosing to stage Swallow, the company has not taken the easy option of delivering a crowd pleasing night at the theatre. It is a tough, terrifying, complex and conflicting play that demands attention. And this production is palpably ar...

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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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