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Empty Space Peter Brook Awards announce 2017 nominees

Scene from Pippin at Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester. Photo: Anthony Robling Scene from Pippin at Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester. Photo: Anthony Robling
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This year’s nominees have been announced for the Empty Space Peter Brook Awards.

Among the 2017 nominees for the main award are the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester, the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond, Cardiff’s the Other Room, Paines Plough’s Roundabout, and the Yard Theatre and Tara Arts in London.

The Everyman Company at the Everyman in Liverpool, Les Enfants Terribles and Theatre503 are also included in the nominees for the two other prizes.

The awards, now in their 28th year, commend innovations by smaller theatre companies that receive little or no public funding.

Alongside the awards’ founder Blanche Marvin on the judging panel are theatre critics and The Stage associate editors Lyn Gardner and Mark Shenton, as well as the head of new work at the National Theatre Studio, Emily McLaughlin.

The awards ceremony will take place at the National Theatre Studio in London, on October 31.

Special guests from the London International Mime Festival will be presented with the Peter Brook Special Achievement award for their work.

The nominees in full

Empty Space Peter Brook Award
• Hope Mill Theatre
• Orange Tree Theatre
• The Other Room
• Roundabout, Paines Plough
• Tara Arts
• The Yard

Dan Crawford Innovation Award
• Company Three
• Crying Out Loud
• Taking Part, Young Vic

Peter Brook/Equity Ensemble Award
• Les Enfants Terribles
• Rhum and Clay
• The Everyman Company, Everyman Theatre

Peter Brook/Royal Court Theatre Support Award
• The Playground Theatre
• Theatre503

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