We know you’ll read about it everywhere but this article in The Guardian gives a great summary …

The Drover’s Wife and Adelaide festival claim Australian theatre awards

Leah Purcell’s Henry Lawson adaptation wins best play among other gongs, while Barrie Kosky’s Saul, which featured at Adelaide, is another big winner.

Theatre Network NSW had the privilege of attending this year’s Helpmann’s with sister agency Theatre Network Australia and was thrilled to see so many deserving new Australian works in the theatre categories.

We cheered on as we saw the great work Australian theatre makers being celebrated and awarded their dues. Congratulations to all nominees and of course to:

  • Best presentation for children: Jump First, Ask Later (Powerhouse Youth Theatre and Force Majeure)
  • Best regional tour: TerrainBangarra Dance Theatre
  • Best visual or physical theatre production: Snake Sessions (Branch Nebula, produced by Intimate Spectacle, toured by Arts on Tour)
  • Best direction (play): Leticia Cacares – The Drover’s Wife
  • Best female actor in a supporting role (play): Amber McMahon – Girl Asleep (Windmill Theatre Company)
  • Best male actor in a supporting role (play): Guy Simon – Jasper Jones (Melbourne Theatre Company)
  • Best female actor (play): Kate Mulvany Richard III (Bell Shakespeare)
  • Best male actor (play): Mark Coles Smith The Drover’s Wife
  • Best play: The Drover’s Wife

The Guardian has it all covered in their article which you can read by clicking here: Helpmanns 2017: The Drover’s Wife and Adelaide festival claim Australian theatre awards | Stage | The Guardian

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