Emma’s in line for top award

Emma Williams
Emma Williams

Halifax-born actress Emma Williams has been nominated in the Manchester Theatre Awards for her portrayal of legendary sharpshooter Annie Oakley in ‘Annie Get Your Gun’.

The nomination is for ‘Best Actress in a Visiting Production’ and will be Williams’ third theatre nomination following previous Olivier nominations for West End shows.

Williams spent more than three months with the show, touring venues across the country

She said: “It is always a thrill to receive a nomination for playing a role, but this one is a little special because the character was a real person. The tour was very hard work and it is rewarding to have recognition for the work that the whole team put into the show.”

The award ceremony will be held on March 13 at the Northern College of Music in Manchester.