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2015 Actor and director Barrie Rutter awarded OBE in Queen’s New Year’s honour list

Northern Broadsides are delighted to announce that their artistic director Barrie Rutter has been awarded an OBE for services to drama in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List.

Over the last 23 years Barrie Rutter has been instrumental in establishing Northern Broadsides as one of the UK’s most respected and acclaimed touring theatre companies, cementing its position in regional theatre across the country as well as exporting great British theatre to an international audience.

Barrie Rutter said “After weeks of zipped lips it’s a relief and a pleasure to share the news, especially with nearest and dearest. To be awarded an OBE is a great honour and one which I am delighted to receive. Huge gratitude to those who nominated and championed me and also to my colleagues, friends and audiences of Northern Broadsides whom I share this award with.

2014 UK Theatre Award Winner – Best New Play017_Best New Playy An August Bank Holiday Lark Deborah McAndrew_Pamela Raith Photography
a Northern Broadsides production in partnership with
New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme on tour

2014 Manchester Theatre Awards – Best Actress in a Visiting Production
Cathering Kinsella, Rutherford & Son

2013 A Night at the Awards – Best Actor
Barrie Rutter, Rutherford & Son

2013 A Night at the Awards – Best Supporting Actress
Sara Poyzer, Rutherford & Son

2010 The Pragnell Shakespeare Birthday Award
Presented to Barrie Rutter “For outstanding achievement in extending
the appreciation and enjoyment of the works of William Shakespeare or in
the general advancement of Shakespearean knowledge and understanding.”

2006 Honorary Doctorate from the University of Huddersfield
To Barrie Rutter for his outstanding achievement with Northern Broadsides Theatre Company

2005 Honorary Doctorate from University of Bradford
Awarded to Barrie Rutter for his distinctive contribution as founder and director of Northern Broadsides.

2003 Shakespeare’s Globe Sam Wanamaker Award
To Barrie Rutter for his productions of Shakespeare.

2001 Honorary Doctorate from University of Hull
Awarded to Barrie Rutter for his services to theatre.

2000 Creative Briton Award
Barrie Rutter – Overall Winner.

2000 Liverpool Echo Arts Award
Best Visiting Production – Much Ado About Nothing.

1996 Prudential Award for the Arts

Commendation – Theatre.

1996 Manchester Evening News Award
Director Award to Barrie Rutter.
Best Visiting Production for: The Cracked Pot.

1995 British Regional Theatre Award
Best Director: Barrie Rutter.
For Northern Broadsides’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Cracked Pot

1994 Manchester Evening News Theatre Award
Best supporting performance in a visiting production. – to John Branwell (Bottom) in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

1994 Shakespeare Globe Classic Award – The Tyrone Guthrie Award
To Barrie Rutter for A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Best Production.

1993 Time Out Magazine
To Barrie Rutter and Northern Broadsides for giving fresh voice to classical texts and making them more accessible to a wider audience.

1992 Independent on Sunday Stage Performance of the Yea
To Barrie Rutter for his title role in Richard III.