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Six outstanding productions are in the running for the 2007 Helpmann Award for Best New Australian Work.

The Australia Council of the Arts is proud to support the Best New Australian Work category at the Helpmann Awards, recognising achievement in Australian live performing arts. The award will be presented at a star-studded ceremony on Monday 6 August.

The  nominees for Best New Australian Work reflect the diversity and excellence of new performances being created for Australian stages:

  • The Adventures of Snugglepot & Cuddlepie and Little Ragged Blossom by Alan John and John Clarke with Doug MacLeod, presented by the Windmill Performing Arts and Company B in Association with Sydney Festival, UWA Perth International Arts Festival and Adelaide Festival Centre
  • The Lost Echo by Barrie Kosky and Tom Wright, presented by the Sydney Theatre Company
  • Structure & Sadness by Lucy Guerin, presented by the Lucy Guerin Company
  • Honour Bound by Nigel Jamieson, presented by the Sydney Opera House & Malthouse Theatre
  • The Love of the Nightingale by Richard Mills and Timberlake Wertenbaker, presented by the West Australian Opera (WAO), UWA Perth International Arts Festival (Perth Festival), Opera Queensland, Queensland Music Festival, Queensland Performing Arts Centre and Victorian Opera
  • Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical by Stephan Elliot and Alan Scott, presented by Liz Koops and Garry McQuinn for Back Row Productions, Alan Scott, Michael Chugg for Chugg Entertainment, Michael Hamlyn for Specific Films and John Frost.

Media enquiries

Stephen Mahoney

Tel 0403 090 022



Brianna Roberts


(02) 9215 9030


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