Friday the 13th will prove lucky for some when winners of the Manchester Theatre Awards are revealed in March at the celebrity event, to be held at the city’s Royal Northern College of Music.
Today sees the announcement of the nominations across 20 categories, chosen by a panel of 11 of the region’s leading theatre critics.
We have two nominations
Best Actress in a Visiting Production
Emily Butterfield, in An August Bank Holiday Lark, at Oldham Coliseum
Best New Play
An August Bank Holiday Lark, by Deborah McAndrew, at Oldham Coliseum
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.