Portrait of Helen Morse

Helen Morse

Helen Morse is well known to theatre-goers for decades of work in the classics, contemporary plays and music theatre. Helen played the French teacher in Peter Weir’s film of Picnic at Hanging Rock.

She received a Green Room award for Alma de Gröen’s play about Anna Akhmatova, The Woman In The Window, and played Theodora Goodman in Adam Cook’s adaptation of Patrick White’s The Aunt’s Story (MIF and Belvoir). Helen’s many recitals include most recently Jean Anouilh’s L’Invitation au Chateau with PLEXUS Trio (Port Fairy).

Most recently she performed in John by Annie Baker (Sarah Goodes/MTC); Daniel Keene’s Photographs of A (Antechamber/Neon); Wit, Dreamers, The Rain, The Power of Love – devised with Paul English and violist Isabel Morse (Fortyfivedownstairs); and Michael Gow’s Once In Royal David’s City (Belvoir); KAGE’s Sundowner (national tour); Love.War.Death.BREL (Adelaide Cabaret Festival); Tim Winton’s Signs Of Life, Joan Didion’s The Year Of Magical Thinking (Kate Cherry/BSSTC) and Robyn Archer’s Architektin (STCSA).

Helen’s stage work includes: Ivanov, Duets for Lovers & Dreamers (Fortyfivedownstairs); Prophet &Loss (Here Theatre); Frozen, A Little Night Music, Arcadia, The Tempest,The Selection, The Marriage of Figaro, Our Country’s Good, The Recruiting Officer, The Crucible, The Cherry Orchard, Hedda Gabler, Twelfth Night (MTC); The Breath of Life (Hit Productions); Death & The Maiden (STC/national tour); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, Under Milk Wood (STCSA); Duet for One (National tour); Private Lives, A Happy and Holy Occasion (HVTC); Not I (Belvoir); Nick Enright’s Good Works (Kim Durban/Playbox); Michael Gow’s Europe (MTC/national tour) and Away (Playbox); and the role of Katherine Mansfield in Alma de Gröen’s The Rivers Of China (STC & MTC).