Barrie Rutter made OBE in Queen’s Honours List

Northern Broadsides Barrie Rutter as John Rutherford
Northern Broadsides Barrie Rutter as John Rutherford

A Halifax theatre company founder is celebrating after being included in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List.

Barrie Rutter, director of Halifax’s touring company Northern Broadsides, has become an OBE.

Over the last 23 years, Barrie Rutter has been instrumental in establishing regional and international stature for the acclaimed Northern Broadsides, Dean Clough.

Barrie 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.”