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2014 Sydney Arts Guide Stage & Screen Awards

Bell Shakespeare's WINTERS TALE  2014 winner - Best stage production
Bell Shakespeare’s WINTERS TALE  2014 winner – Best stage production

 

Sydney Arts Guide is a key part of stage and film culture, and exists to celebrate the art of performance, in theatres and cinemas.

2014 was a year of amazing diversity, and our twenty accredited specialist reviewers, were all spoiled for choice in the quality of the live theatre performances to be experienced in the City of Sydney, and the suburbs of Sydney.

As the old adage goes, “live theatre is not dead theatre, as there is a different performance to be experienced every night”. Our team of professional reviewers, have each nominated their personal preferences for both theatre and cinema. A small number of movies were nominated out of the hundreds of cinema films that were seen during the last twelve months.

At the end of another outstanding year for the arts in Sydney, on Wednesday 31st December 2014, Sydney Arts Guide announced its 2014 awards in these Stage and Screen categories:-

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ALL MY SONS

ETERNITY PLAYHOUSE Cross Section ec) TZG
The stunning architecture of the ETERNITY PLAYHOUSE- Cross Section (c) TZG

Announced earlier this year, Darlinghurst Theatre Company will open Eternity Playhouse with Arthur Miller’s ALL MY SONS, which will preview from November 1, and open on November 5.

We used to celebrate Guy Fawkes on that date and hopefully the date will auger well with a cracker show full of theatrical fireworks.

The choice of an American play to open a new venue by Darlinghurst Theatre Company follows the precedence set at their inaugural space in Greenknowe Avenue, where they premiered The Woolgatherer, a fairly ordinary play and a fairly ordinary production.

Fortunately the space played host to a number of home grown pieces, most notably Christopher Johnson’s works, one of which, The Young Tycoons, is being resurrected.

The 2014 season kicks off with the Tony Award-winning musical Falsettos, perfectly timed to open around Mardi Gras. Wickedly funny lyrics accompany a live piano score in this quirky yet tender tale about family, growing up and what it means to be a man.

The impressive line-up continues with the fiercely satirical The Gigli Concert, the wickedly subversive comedy The Young Tycoons, the new Australian play Every Second by Vanessa Bates, Nick Payne’s West End hit Constellations, the return of the sell-out 2013 hit The Motherf**ker with the Hat and rounding off the season is the deliciously fast-paced comedy about love, loneliness, food and friendship, Nick Enright’s Daylight Saving.

The Eternity Playhouse is set to become a prominent and iconic theatre destination in Sydney. With its stunning architecture, brand new state-of the-art facilities and iconic place in Sydney’s history, the repurposed Burton Street Tabernacle will be a very special place to see live theatre.