The Sydney Theatre Awards are run by a group of theatre critics to celebrate the strength, quality and diversity of theatre in Sydney. They were established in December 2005, when nominations were publicly announced for the inaugural awards. The awards have been given annually since then.
Source: http://www.sydneytheatreawards.com/ Sighted: 10/12/2013.
'Muriel Heslop is back! In this highly-anticipated world premiere, the iconic Australian film is set to become an equally iconic laugh-out-loud musical.
'Stuck in a dead-end life in Porpoise Spit, Muriel dreams of the perfect wedding – the white dress, the church, the attention. Unfortunately, there’s one thing missing. A groom. Following her dreams to Sydney, Muriel ends up with everything she ever wanted – a man, a fortune and a million Twitter followers. That’s when things start to go really wrong.
'The film’s original writer-director PJ Hogan has updated his screenplay into a dazzling new stage show, bringing the story into the present but keeping all the irreverence and naughtiness of the film along with its dark edge.' (Production summary)
'A black comedy about white terror, 'Delectable Shelter' is a no-holds-barred portrait of the privileged, facing the end of the world as they know it.
'In a bunker deep within the earth, five survivors plan a utopian society. Their dreams are lavish, their visions grand and their aspirations (somewhat) noble. But saving the world is the easy part; the hard part will be learning to share it with those they thought were beneath them.
'Taking cues from Moliere, Brecht and Chris Morris, 'Delectable Shelter' lampoons the prejudice ingrained in our prosperous Western society as it declines from dominance in the 21st Century in a grotesque comedy of the not-too-distant future.
'A new play from multi-award winning theatre renegades The Hayloft Project and Critical Stages, 'Delectable Shelter' is a laugh-out-loud funny production that speaks directly to our modern society in a sharply clever way.' (Publisher's blurb)Awarded to Benny Davis and Alister Mew
Les Harding, onetime Japanese prisoner-of-war, takes a package cruise to Japan with his wife. As he draws near, long-repressed memories of suffering well up. A rich, ironic study of Australian xenophobia..
Source: Currency Press
(http://www.currency.com.au/product_detail.aspx?productid=210)Awarded to actor, Peter Kowitz
'Are there some truths it’s better not to know?
Winner of three Helpmann Awards (2011) and four Sydney Theatre Awards (2011), this taut, stripped-back rendition of a modern classic never lets up. Director Simon Stone has developed from a wunderkind of Melbourne’s indie theatre to an established force on Australia’s mainstages. Here he transplants Ibsen’s characters into the contemporary world in a new play tailor-made for an astonishing cast led by Ewen Leslie.
Hjalmar Ekdal grew up rich but scandal cast him into poverty. Now he lives in a tiny flat with his father, his wife, his daughter and a duck. When his old friend Gregers Werle returns with unfinished business, the truth Gregers brings could shatter the world Hjalmar has built around himself.
A bittersweet portrait of family dysfunction, deception and denial, The Wild Duck resounds for a new age.' (Source: Malthouse Theatre website)
Best Actress in a Supporting Role of a Mainstage Production (Anita Hegh)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role of a Mainstage Production (Anthony Phelan)
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