Mandurah theatrical identity officially a local legend after receiving inaugural City award

Mayor Rhys Williams and Carol Dhu with the inaugural Local Legend Award.
Mayor Rhys Williams and Carol Dhu with the inaugural Local Legend Award.

THEATRICAL identity Carol Dhu is a local legend – officially.

Dhu is the winner of the inaugural Local Legend Award introduced by the City of Mandurah to celebrate local people who have made a positive, active contribution to the community.

The award, presented at last night’s council meeting, will be a regular event.

Dhu is involved in local theatre as a performer, director, producer, vocal coach and adjudicator.

The mother-of-three has been involved in Murray Music and Drama Club for many years and in December was inducted into the Independent Theatre Association’s Hall of Fame at the Finley Awards for her long standing commitment.

She has directed and starred in a number of productions at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, including the hugely successful Christmas concert with Mandurah MLA David Templeman and is the proprietor of Primadonna Productions, which introduces young talent to the stage and has produced more than 35 shows since the company was created in 2003.

She has also worked at Singleton Primary School for more than 20 years.

Mayor Rhys Williams said Dhu’s energy, passion and long standing commitment to the arts was outstanding.

“She is truly inspiring,’’ he said.

To nominate a local legend, email

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