MC – Helen Cassidy

Helen is one of Brisbane’s most respected actresses, and she can MC your event with charm, wit and a naughty joke or two…

A dynamic and compelling performer and teaching artist who brings a wealth of training and global experience to her workshops. Helen has performed, trained, taught and directed in many performance disciplines including physical and classical theatre, Shakespeare, circus, clowning, cabaret, street theatre, film and television with companies such as the Queensland Theatre, La Boite, deBASE, Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre, Grin and Tonic, Strut n Fret, Bell Shakespeare, MTC, Hoodlum Entertainment, Imagine Entertainment, Unlimited Theatre (UK) and Spiegelworld in Las Vegas.

Helen’s breadth of training and experience in acting, movement, physical theatre, voice, clown and character give her a well-balanced approach and vision. She has led workshops for high schools, primary schools, corporations, industry peers and at festivals; and can easily tailor workshops to meet her clients/students needs. Her directing experience means she can also facilitate the creation of new work.

“Born for the spotlight”
– XS Entertainment

Events Include
  • Private & corporate functions
  • Children’s events

We recently had the pleasure of engaging Wilde Applause for a performance project where hospital staff were involved in learning circus and performance skills and rehearsing choreographed acts. The final performance was presented to 600 guests (surgeons and nurses) at their annual black tie ball. The participants ranged from nurses to surgeons and from hospital staff to managers. None of the participants had any experience in circus or performance but all were keen to “give it a go”. The Wilde Applause team took time to connect with every participant, readily identifying their strengths and understanding any concerns they may have. They are not only professional but thoughtful, intuitive and a lot of fun! What was the outcome of these workshops? 600 surgeons and nurses can’t be wrong… the accolades can still be heard from the hospital corridors!

Helen and Michael WhelanCode Blue for Autism

I just wanted to write and say thank you to Allie Wilde & Nick Cilento who visited our school yesterday. It was a wonderful workshop which they managed in an engaging and informative manner. Student feedback has been nothing but positive (which is rare for teenagers). They are buzzing with interesting ideas and concepts for their upcoming assessments and in some cases life courses. Please pass on my gratitude to the practitioners. I will definitely be requesting this workshop for future units.

SkyeDrama, Creative Arts and Humanities Teacher

Wilde Applause were fantastic, a real hit with the delegates! I would like to thank Nick and Allie for researching into our company and tailoring their work to the values of Club Assist. We could not have scripted anything close to what they created! Thanks again!

KarlaClub Assist