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Double award nomination for New Vic!

Two New Vic co-productions have been nominated for top honours in the prestigious Manchester Theatre Awards.

Love’s Labour’s Lost, a co-production with Northern Broadsides, has been nominated for Best Visiting Production, while John Branwell is in the running for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Alfie, a co-production between the New Vic, Octagon Theatre Bolton, Oldham Coliseum and Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough.

The awards, the third biggest of their kind outside London, are judged by a panel of nine top regional critics who attend scores of productions each year.

John Branwell in Alfie


Barrie Rutter, founder of Northern Broadsides and director of Love’s Labour’s Lost and, said: “I'm really thrilled that Northern Broadsides, the New Vic and Love’s Labour’s Lost have been short-listed at this year’s Manchester Theatre Awards.  The company always loves visiting the Manchester and surrounding areas as we are always guaranteed enthusiastic audiences... even if we are a Yorkshire theatre company!

“And by the way, the winning statuette of ' 96, needs a friend, books are falling off the shelf at t'other end!”

Barrie Rutter in Love's Labour's Lost


Winners will be revealed at a glittering awards ceremony at Manchester Opera House on Tuesday 26 March.

Watch this space for more news!


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