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The nominations are in: Manchester Theatre Awards

The Coliseum’s productions have been nominated for a string of accolades at this year’s Manchester Theatre Awards

Best Production
Our June-July 2017 production of The Father starred Kenneth Alan Taylor as Andre, an 80 year old man living with dementia. Written by Florian Zeller and translated into English by Christopher HamptonThe Father takes the audience on a journey through Andre’s perspective.

The Father deserves to be seen for both the quality of Zeller’s writing and also to see the vintage Alan Taylor at his very best
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Actress in a Leading Role
Karen Henthorn as Daisy Crompton in Spring and Port Wine

Actor in a Leading Role
Kenneth Alan Taylor as Andre in The Father
Cliff Burnett as Mr Gradgrind Hard Times

Actress in a Supporting Role
Kerry Peers as Anne in The Father

Actor in a Supporting Role
Tom Michael Blyth as Stephen Blackpool in Hard Times

Best Ensemble
Oh What A Lovely War

Target Live Award for Best Visiting Production
English Touring Theatre’s The Weir, which came to the Coliseum in October 2017

Actress in a Visiting Production
Natalie Radmall-Quirke in English Touring Theatre’s The Weir

Actor in a Visiting Production
Sean Murray in English Touring Theatre’s The Weir

Youth Panel Award
‘Tis Written in the Stars by Oldham Theatre Workshop, which was performed at the Coliseum in July 2017


We’d also like to offer our utmost congratulations to Working Progress Theatre Company’s Gypsy Queen, which was supported by Coliseum and performed in our Studio Theatre in April 2017. Gypsy Queen has been nominated for Best Fringe Production and Best New Play.


See the full list of nominations on the Manchester Theatre Awards website here.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony at The Lowry on Friday 9 March, hosted by comedian Justin Moorhouse. Wish us luck!



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