A Halifax-based theatre company has won a national award.
Northern Broadsides are celebrating after their critically acclaimed 2014 play ‘An August Bank Holiday Lark’ won the Best New Play award at the Manchester Theatre Awards.
The play, which is co-produced with the New Vic Theatre, was judged by nine top regional critics who attended scores of productions.
Playwriter Deborah McAndrew said: “I’m absolyutely thrilled to receive a Manchester Theatre Award. Since I came to Manchester University almost 30 years ago, the theatres in and around this great city have been a huge part of my life as a writer and an actor. I couldn’t be more proud. It was a huge pleasure and a great honour to write this play and I was very proud of the production by Northern Broadsides and the New Vic Theatre.”
Actress Emily Butterfield was nominated for her role as Mary Farrar in the Best Actress category but unfortunately lost out to Katherine Kingsley for her performance in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
Northern Broadsides are now touring with their production of King Lear directed by Jonathan Miller.