Hey! Hey! Theatre People!

After an extended tenure as our Reviews Coordinator, Beth Sims has decided to step down from the position. Beth has done an amazing job hosting our reviews over the past year and we here at Theatre People would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Beth for all her hard work and wish her well for the future.

Beth’s departure has of course opened up a place for the fabulous Anne Dewar, who will be stepping into the role.

Anne is well known in Musical Theatre circles and has over 35 years experience in both professional and non – professional Theatre, Pantomime and Television appearing in Commercials, Mini Series and in Comedy Sketches and on Rove Live. Anne is a trained singer, actress, dancer and has played many roles in Musical Theatre. She has performed in around 100 Musical shows and still counting. Her favourites include Dolly Levi in ‘Hello Dolly’ and Miss Adelaide in ‘Guys and Doll’ receiving a Music Theatre Guild nomination for best actress and also received a Lyrebird Nomination for her role of Vicki Nichols in ‘The Full Monty’. Anne recently won a Lyrebird award for her role of Bloody Mary in South Pacific.

Anne has worked with many theatre companies including Nova, Whitehorse, CLOC, Dandenong, Festival and Phoenix. She has also designed sets for many shows and directed and choreographed productions, her most recent credits are directing the Australasian Premiere of the comedy play ‘M*A*S*H’ for Phoenix, SPAMALOT for SLAMS and earlier this year directed GREASE for FAB NOBS Theatre Co. Anne is also known for her Set designs and artistic talents in theatre circles. Currently playing the role of Aunt Eller in Nova’s up Oct/Nov production of OKLAHOMA.

We will be focusing on bolstering our reviews section over the coming months. Our mandate is simple – We want to bring you quality reviews, faster. To do this, we need your help. If you are an experienced theatre person with a passion for the English language, then please drop Anne a line at [email protected] and express your interest.

Best regards,

Chris Hughes

Head Honcho – Theatre People