This year’s Manchester Theatre Awards shortlist announced
The Library Theatre Company is well represented in the nominations for this year’s Manchester Theatre Awards. The awards, which celebrate the best of theatre seen in and around Greater Manchester, which have been re-modelled and re-launched for 2012.
In a six-strong field, the Library Theatre Company’s site-specific sell-out production of Charles Dickens’ Hard Times, which was staged in Murrays’ Mills in Ancoats last summer, has been nominated for the Best Production award. In addition, David Crellin, who played two roles, Stephen Blackpool and Mr Sleary, has been nominated for the Best Actor in a Supporting Role award, while the production’s design team of Judith Croft (designer), Nick Richings (lighting), and Peter Rice (sound) have been nominated for the Best Design award.
Judith Barker, who appeared as Auntie Sheila in the Library Theatre Company’s world premiere of Ayub Khan-Din’s All The Way Home in autumn 2011 which was a co-production with The Lowry, has been nominated for the Best Actress in a Supporting Role award.
Two productions which can be seen in the Library Theatre Company’s re:play Festival in The Lowry studio – Blackbird by Lucia Cox, and Sherica, by Ian Winterton – have been nominated for the Best of the Fringe award, while finally, Last Orders by Sarah McDonald Hughes, which was one of the productions in last year’s re:play Festival, has been nominated for the Best New Play award.
For news of the awards and for more information, go the Manchester Theatre Awards website at manchestertheatreawards.com