2019 has been one of our most ambitious years to date and yesterday that ambition was recognised with Belvoir scoring a record thirteen gongs at the Helpmann Awards, including Best New Australian Work and Best Production of a Play for our biggest show ever, Counting and Cracking, as well as Best Musical for Belvoir favourite Barbara and the Camp Dogs (Limelight).
This incredible result shows that “diversity has finally triumphed in Australian live entertainment” (ABC) and we are proud to be a part of the zeitgeist. The rough magic of these shows is a picture of who we can be as a nation. We are striving now more than ever to lead the charge of Australian theatre, presenting stories that speak to the multiplicity of life and experiences in this country of ours; reflecting diversity on and off the stage.
We wouldn’t be able to do any of this work without you, our audience, and all of you whose generosity and support helps us make our work. And of course our wonderful actors and creatives who bring it all to life, thank you.
You can read the full list of awards below:
Counting and Cracking
Best New Australian Work
Best Production of a Play
Best Direction of a Play – Eamon Flack and S. Shakthidharan
Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play – Vaishnavi Suryaprakash
Best Male Actor in a Play – Prakash Belawadi
Best Scenic Design – Dale Ferguson
Best Sound Design – Stefan Gregory
Barbara and the Camp Dogs
Best Original Score – Ursula Yovich, Alana Valentine & Adm Ventoura
Best Female Actor in a Musical – Ursula Yovich
Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical – Elaine Crombie
Every Brilliant Thing
Best Female Actor in a Play – Kate Mulvany
Faith Healer (presented by STCSA)
Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play – Paul Blackwell