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After graduating from the University of Heidelberg in Germany, Nadine Helmi was employed full time as assistant theatre director from 1983-1987 in the professional repertory theatre companies of Ulm and Kiel (Germany). Since 1987 she has been working as a director, both in Germany (all professional companies) and - after moving to Sydney - in Australia. Since 1993 she has also been working as a playwright and composer, specialising in writing plays and musicals for children. One of the highlights of her successful career as a playwright is the family musical 'Frau Holle' (publisher: Litag-Edition, Bremen, Germany) which since 1994 has had many productions in professional German theatre companies. 'The Secret of the Seven Marbles' has been a significant success in Australia, playing at a variety of venues in Sydney. Nadine Helmi has been a resident of Australia since 1988.
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Secret Of The Seven Marbles, The
Kate Badino and her kids are about to go off camping. But at the last minute, Kate, an archaeologist, gets a call to take over an urgent excavation of a house in the Rocks. This is no ordinary building, it was the home of the children's great-great grandmother Molly, who as a little girl lost some magic marbles there. The next scenes take us back to the colonial world of this Irish migrant girl and the colourful characters of the Rocks. In the end Kate finds the marbles at the dig. But are they really magic?
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Period comedy drama 55 min
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