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John Sumner (director) (John Hackman Sumner) was born on 27 May, 1924 in England, United Kingdom, is a Founder. Discover John Sumner (director)’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 89 years old?

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Age 89 years old
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Born 27 May 1924
Birthday 27 May
Birthplace England, United Kingdom
Date of death 24 May 2013 (aged 88) – Melbourne, Australia Melbourne, Australia
Died Place N/A
Nationality United Kingdom

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Sumner died in Melbourne on 24 May 2013, at the age of 88. He was survived by two daughters, Alice and Victoria. John also had a son, Justin, by his first wife, Karis Mond, granddaughter of the ICI founder Ludwig Mond, Lord Melchet. Justin Sumner currently lives in Cornwall.


In 2009, the main performance space in the Melbourne Theatre Company’s Southbank Theatre was named in his honour.


The Helpmann Awards is an awards show, celebrating live entertainment and performing arts in Australia, presented by industry group Live Performance Australia (LPA) since 2001. In 2004, Sumner received the JC Williamson Award, the LPA’s highest honour, for their life’s work in live performance.


He was appointed Commander of the British Empire in 1971 and was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1985.


In 1953, Sumner established the Union Theatre Repertory Company (UTRC), which later became the Melbourne Theatre Company, where he served as artistic director until 1955. After a short time in Sydney managing the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust he returned to Melbourne and resumed his role as artistic director in 1959, continuing until 1987.


John Hackman Sumner, CBE, AO (27 May 1924 – 24 May 2013) was an English-born director and producer and theatre impresario, who was the founder and artistic director of Melbourne Theatre Company in Australia, gathering a group of later internationally famous stars including Ray Lawler, Zoe Caldwell, Barry Humphries and Fred Parslow

Sumner was born in England in May 1924. At an early age he attended the National Opera Studio (known then as London Opera Studio). He served in the British Merchant Navy in World War II before commencing his career in theatre in 1947 in Dundee, Scotland as assistant stage manager. He later became stage director and manager with H. M. Tennent Theatres in the west end of London before emigrating to Australia in 1952. In 1959, he married actress Patsy King.