Helen McFarlaneHelen McFarlane
Whilst this is Helen's first appearance on the Q stage she has performed with Everyman Theatre in a number of productions including Shakespeare's Richard III as Queen Elizabeth and featured in plays The Ides of March and Home at the End both written by Canberra playwright Duncan Ley.
Helen was last seen performing at Canberra Repertory in Arcadia directed by Aarne Neeme, before that was Speaking in Tongues and previous to that was playing the 'port-swilling, cake-stuffing 'mother-we-all-love-to-hate' Mrs Bennet in Pride and Prejudice.
Other REP productions include An Ideal Husband (Mabel), Amadeus (Constanza), Cabaret (Lulu), A Spring Song (Kerry), Old Time Music Hall, Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Madame de Tourvel), Jazz Garters and in the Canberra Critics Circle 2011 awarded production of The Pig Iron People written by John Doyle.
She has also donned the feathers and sequins in cabaret show Marilyn at Teatro Vivaldi. After gaining a B.A. in Musical Theatre at WAAPA in 1993, Helen spent ten years performing professionally as a cabaret artist at His Majesty's Theatre in Perth. Productions included the works of Kurt Weill, Sondheim, Rogers and Hart/Hammerstein, Berlin, Kander and Ebb and Cole Porter. She has also co-written and performed in corporate/touring cabaret shows Song Soup, Just Desserts and Ladies Who Lunch, not to mention playing a dead body in the ABC mini-series Shark Net!
It has been a while between Musical drinks shall we say but Helen loves this musical so very much (having performed in Company in her final year at WAAPA) that when the opportunity came to 'do it again' she had to say yes, yes, YES!

Shows Helen McFarlane has been in
The 39 StepsThe 39 Steps
Show finished on 1 Jul 2017
The Threepenny OperaThe Threepenny Opera
Show finished on 12 Mar 2016
Show finished on 24 Oct 2015
$37 - $52