8th CONDA Awards – 1986


Professional categories

Production: Don’t Pay! Don’t Pay! (HVTC)

Actress: Ruth Cracknell, Machiavelli, Machiavelli (HVTC)

Actor: Andrew Martin, What If You Died Tomorrow (HVTC)

Director: Ian B. Watson, Don’t Pay! Don’t Pay!

Technical achievement: Derrick Cox, production design, The Real Thing (HVTC)

Non-professional categories

Dramatic production: Bert and Maisy (Newcastle Repertory)

Musical production: Under Review (Newcastle Repertory)

Actress (two awards): Tracy Cowan, Gypsy (Metropolitan Players) and Celia Ireland, As You Like It (Newcastle Repertory)

Actor: Tom White, Bert and Maisy

Director: Jane Goodall, The Bedbug (University Drama)

Technical achievement: Paul Zorzi, musical direction, Under Review

Commonwealth Bank award for outstanding achievement in Newcastle theatre Derrick Cox and Brent McGregor, set concept and design, The Real Thing