Celebrating 40 Years - David Williamson
40th Anniversary Tribute Dinner
Hosted by Richard Fidler, this historic tribute dinner celebrating Williamson’s 40th year as Australia’s most accomplished screen and stage writer, will take the form of an entertaining and satirical Celebrity Roast, where insiders “tell all” regarding their association with the man officially declared an Australian National Treasure.
Guest speakers include director Bruce Beresford, Sydney Ensemble Director Sandra Bates, actor/journalist Graeme Blundell, David’s actor sons Felix and Rory Williamson, and a couple of Mystery Guests with an hysterical story to tell.
Another highlight of the evening will be a special guest performance by internationally acclaimed classical guitarist Karin Schaupp and singer Katie Noonan.
Williamson’s contribution to Australian stage and screen includes 40 plays and began with The Removalists and Don’s Party followed in 1971. Other works include The Club (1977), Travelling North (1979), Emerald City (1987), Brilliant Lies (1993), The Great Man (2000), Amigos (2004),Operator (2005) Influence (2006), Strings Under My Fingers (2006), Let the Sunshine (2009), Rhinestone Rex and Miss Monica (2010) and Don Parties On (2011). At any Cost nd Nothing Personal (2011) have since followed.
Williamson has won the Australian Film Institute film script award for Petersen (1974), Don’s Party (1976), Gallipoli (1981) Travelling North (1987), Balibo (2009) and 12 Australian Writers’ Guild AWGIE Awards.
Altogether he has written 12 screenplays and five mini-series including Pharlap (1981), The Year of Living Dangerously (1983), On the Beach, the HBO miniseries A Dangerous Life, The Four Minute Mile for the BBC and The Last Bastion about General McArthur’s arrival in Australia in WW 11, which was sold all over the world.
Be part of this historical gathering as we pay tribute to David Williamson’s 40th Anniversary as a distinguished playwright.
Saturday June 25
6.00pm – 6.30pm drinks and canapés 6.30pm three-course dinner
$190 per person fully inclusive of dinner and beverages
Seating Tables of 10
Venue Outrigger Little Hasting Spa Noosa Resort
Duration 4 hours
We recommend parking at Lions Park (Noosa Sound) where a Bus Shuttle service will operate from Lions Park to Outrigger Resort Little Hastings Street from 5.30-6.30pm and again from 10.00-10.30pm to return to Lions Park.
Outrigger Little Hasting Spa Noosa Resort, Noosa Heads
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