Mul­vany reigns supreme at gongs

Midwest Times - - THE EDGE - Wil­liam Yeo­man

This is no win­ter of dis­con­tent for Kate Mul­vany, with the Ger­ald­ton-born ac­tor’s gen­der-bend­ing por­trayal of Shakespeare’s de­formed king Richard III for Bell Shakespeare win­ning her the pres­ti­gious 2017 Help­mann Award for best fe­male ac­tor in a play.

Mul­vany was just one of the lead­ing Aus­tralian and in­ter­na­tional artists and shows pick­ing up a gong at Monday night’s glit­ter­ing awards cer­e­mony at Syd­ney’s Capi­tol The­atre, with other win­ners in­clud­ing co­me­dian Han­nah Gadsby, Ban­garra Dance The­atre, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and hit mu­si­cal The Book of Mor­mon. While Mul­vany missed out on a tri­fecta af­ter be­ing nom­i­nated for best new Aus­tralian work and best play for her adap­ta­tion of Fre­man­tle au­thor Craig Sil­vey’s award-win­ning novel, the play earned young in­dige­nous ac­tor Guy Si­mon best male ac­tor in a sup­port­ing role and Anna Cord­ing­ley best scenic de­sign.

Kate Mul­vany as king Richard III.

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