Manchester Theatre Awards

The Manchester Theatre Awards were established in 2011 to replace the Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards.[1] The MEN awards, created in 1981 by Alan Hulme, the paper's theatre critic, had long been recognised as the most important theatrical prize-giving outside London and were an important part of the Greater Manchester theatrical calendar. When the Manchester Evening News withdrew its support, the critics already involved, led by Alan Hulme and his MEN successor Kevin Bourke, and with the support of the Greater Manchester theatres, set up a new organisation to carry on the awards. The first winners, for 2011, were announced on 14 March 2012.

Winners and nominationsEdit

2017Edit

Winners of the 2017 awards were announced on 9 March 2018 at The Lowry

  • Actor In A Leading Role: Kenneth Alan Taylor, The Father, Oldham Coliseum
  • Actress In A Leading Role: Janet Suzman, Rose, HOME (Manchester)
  • Actor In A Supporting Role: Andrew Sheridan, People, Places & Things, HOME (Manchester)
  • Actress In A Supporting Role: Katie West, Uncle Vanya, HOME (Manchester)
  • Actor in a Visiting Production: Danny Mac, Sunset Boulevard, Palace Theatre
  • Actress in a Visiting Production: Sheridan Smith, Funny Girl, Palace Theatre
  • Performance in a Studio Production: Rhodri Meillir, How My Light Is Spent, Royal Exchange Studio
  • Performance in a Fringe Production: Alexandra Maxwell, The Loves Of Others/Freaks, Greater Manchester Fringe
  • Ensemble: ‘’The Suppliant Women’’, Royal Exchange
  • Production: The Father, Oldham Coliseum
  • Visiting Production: The Weir, Oldham Coilseum
  • Studio Production: Man On The Moon, Contact Theatre
  • Fringe Production: Moth, Hope Mill Theatre
  • Musical: Sunset Boulevard,
  • Dance: English National Ballet double bill’', Palace Theatre
  • Opera: The Snow Maiden, Opera North, The Lowry
  • Design: Jenny Melville (set) and Lysander Ashton (video), Paul Auster’s City of Glass, HOME
  • New Play: Narcissist In The Mirror', Rosie Fleeshman, Greater Manchester Fringe',
  • Special Entertainment: Dick Whittington, The Palace
  • Youth Panel Award: Singin’ in the Rain, RNCM Young Company
  • Newcomer: Scott Hunter, Yank!, Hope Mill Theatre


2016Edit

Winners of the 2016 awards were announced on 17 March 2017 at HOME (Manchester)

2015Edit

Winners of the 2015 awards were announced on 4 March 2016 at HOME (Manchester)[2]

  • Actor In A Leading Role: Colin Connor, A View From The Bridge, Octagon Theatre, Bolton. Nominations: Rob Edwards, Jonjo O’Neill and Sam Swann
  • Actress In A Leading Role: Barbara Drennan , A View From The Bridge, Octagon Theatre, Bolton. Nominations: Scarlett Brookes, Kathryn Hunter and Maxine Peake
  • Actress In A Supporting Role: Natasha Davidson , A View From The Bridge, Octagon Theatre, Bolton. Nominations: Lauren Drummond, Anna Wheatley, Ria Zmitrowicz
  • Actor in a Visiting Production: Joe Armstrong, Constellations, The Lowry. Nominations: Michael Ball, Finetime Fontayne, Dominic Marsh
  • Actress in a Visiting Production: Louise Brealey , Constellations, The Lowry. Nominations:Debbie Kurup, Lucy O’Byrne, Sophie Thompson
  • Performance in a Studio Production: Carla Langley, Cuddles, Royal Exchange Studio. Nominations: Alex Austin, Carla Langley,Sian Reese-Williams Abdul Salis
  • Performance in a Fringe Production: Colin Connor, Mr Smith, Kings Arms, Salford. Nominations: Ben Bland, Heather Carroll,J eni Howarth-Williams
  • Ensemble: Noises Off (Ocagon Theatre). Nominations: Dreamers (Oldham Coliseum), Lord of the Flies (The Lowry), Street Scene (RNCM)
  • Production: An Enemy of the People, David Thacker, Octagon Theatre, Bolton. Nominations: 'Educating Rita (Oldham Coliseum), Rite (Contact), A View From The Bridge (Octagon Theatre)
  • Visiting Production: Constellations from The Royal Court, The Lowry. Nominations: Beryl, John, Twelve Angry Men
  • Studio Production: Lungs, The Roundabout at The Lowry. Nominations: Cuddles, Light, So Here We Are
  • Fringe Production: The Rise and Fall of Little Voice at the Kings Arms, Salford. Nominations: Mr. Smith at the Kings Arms, Salford, Parents Without Children at the Three Minute Theatre, We Are The Multitude at 24:7 Theatre Festival
  • Musical: The Bodyguard - The Musical'’, Palace Theatre. Nominations: Anything Goes, Guys And Dolls, Mack & Mabel
  • Dance: Lest We Forget, English National Ballet, Palace Theatre: Nominations: 1984, Flex’N Manchester, Tree Of Codes
  • Opera: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Royal Northern College of Music. Nominations: Cosi Fan Tutte, Giovanna d’Arco, The Marriage of Figaro
  • Design: Tree Of Codes at the Opera House. Nominations: Inkheart, Moominland Midwinter, The Oresteia,
  • New Play: The Rolling Stone (Chris Urch), Royal Exchange, Manchester. Nominations: Beryl (Maxine Peake), Nirbhaya (Yael FarberSo Here We Are (Luke Norris)
  • Special Entertainment: Bridging the Gap', The Gap Theatre Project, Halle St Peters. Nominations: Inala - A Zulu Ballet, Ultima Vez, Bridging the Gap, Moominland Midwinter
  • Youth Panel Award: The Shrine of Everyday Things, Contact Young Company at Contact Theatre. Nominations: On The Town, TaY Talks, The Wardrobe
  • Special Achievement Award: Professor David Thacker
  • Stage Door Award For Excellence: 24:7 Theatre Festival

2014Edit

Nominations for 2014 performances were announced on 20 January 2015. The winners were announced and presented on 13 March 2015 at the Royal Northern College of Music[3]

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2013Edit

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2012Edit

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2011Edit

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ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ "News: Who will win Manchester Theatre Awards?". Archived from the original on 24 January 2015. Retrieved 30 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Manchester Theatre Awards 2015 | The Winners". Retrieved 6 June 2015.
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