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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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Hugo Weaving and Dan Hany in ta wonderful new Australian film, HEALING

Feathers don’t so much as fly as get ruffled in HEALING, a prison film that harks back to The Birdman of Alcatraz.

Analogies abound and parallels proliferate in this tale of rehabilitation, redemption and raptors.

Don Hany stars as Viktor, an Iranian incarcerated for an honour killing, now at the tail end of his sentence and held in a low security facility near the well named town of Healesville, where a nature sanctuary is hand in glove with the prison in a programme of healing injured birds.

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