Stoppard wins at the 2013 Sydney Theatre Awards

Thrilled that Caroline Brazier won Best Actress in a Leading Role in an Independent Production, at the 2013 Sydney Theatre Awards, for I Want To Sleep With Tom Stoppard, the show I produced on behalf of

Sydney Theatre Awards

The Sydney Theatre Awards are run by a group of theatre critics to celebrate the strength, quality and diversity of theatre in Sydney. The Sydney Theatre Reviewers are Elissa Blake (Sun Herald), Jason Blake (Sydney Morning Herald), Chris Hook (Daily Telegraph), Deborah Jones (The Australian), Darryn King (Time Out Sydney), Jo Litson (The Sunday Telegraph), John McCallum (The Australian) and Diana Simmonds (Stagenoise website).

The 2013 Awards took place at Paddington RSL on Monday 14th January 2013

We got three nominations for I want to sleep with Tom Stoppard:
Best New Australian Work – Toby Schmitz
Best Supporting Actress in a leading Independent Production – Wendy Strehlow
Best Actress in a leading Independent Production – Caroline Brazier

Presenters at the Awards ceremony included Amanda Bishop, Wayne Blair, Mitchell Butel, Zoe Carides, Trudy Dalgleish, James Earl Jones, Angela Lansbury, Alice Livingstone, Michael Scott Mitchell, Lara Mulcahy, Tommy Murphy and Guy Noble.

Congratulations to al the nominees, and thanks to the organisers for such a great night.
1_STOPPARD_4 stars

I want to sleep with Tom Stoppard

Very proud to have worked on this one!

“…a smart, witty love letter to the stage….Highly recommended.” 8/10 (Elissa Blake, Sun Herald)

“…a fine sample of the wit and energy we associate with Schmitz’s work as an actor.” * * * * (Time Out)

“…the modern comedy of manners is often delightful. What’s more, his wry observations on acting and actors pack a truthful sting…Leland Kean’s production for Tamarama Rock Surfers matches the script for fluency and intelligence.” (Sydney Morning Herald)

“Schmitz’s witty script and fascinating characters provide plenty of food for thought.” * * * * (Jo Litson, The Sunday Telegraph)

“Schmitz and co pull out all the Stoppards…Sarah is played by Caroline Brazier with an extravagant brilliance.” (The Australian)

“Bold, brash and magnificent in her captivating unravelling is Caroline Brazier as girlfriend Sarah. Schmitz’s goal was to create a complex femme fatale and she is beautifully realised, thanks in no small part to a sensitive and intelligent treatment of the material by director Leland Kean.” (Australian Stage)

“The best satirical-comedy-farce of this and many other years.” (Diana Simmonds, Stage Noise)

“All of the performances are wonderful. A listen and laugh fest…see this.” (Kevin Jackson’s Theatre Diary)

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Wed Sep 12 Post Show Industry Panel: included with your ticket price – What is the future and relevance of theatre in Australia? Chaired by Nell Schofield, with Writer Toby Schmitz, Actor Kate Mulvany, Diana Simmonds (Stage Noise) and Chris Mead (Playwriting Australia).