Stockport’s NK Theatre Arts have received a massive 14 nominations in this year’s Manchester Musical Awards, which recognises the achievements of musical societies and theatre companies in the Greater Manchester region.  In September last year, NK were the first company to perform Monty Python’s
SPAMALOT in the region upon its release to community groups and secured nominations for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor together with Best Vocal Performance and All Round Performance, whilst the recent production of MADE IN DAGENHAM secured a further ten nominations including the coveted Best Show. 

This means that the company received more nominations than any other society in Manchester.  Both performances were directed by Hannah Gorst, who herself is up for two nominations, for Best Director and Best Choreographer, which she won last year for FAME

Hannah said “We are delighted to have been nominated in so many different categories this year and are thrilled that all of the hard work the cast and crew have put in this year has been recognised.  We are very proud at the sheer volume of our youth theatre members who have come through the training and now take part in these adult productions as exceptional all round performers.  It goes to show that Stockport is a thriving area when it comes to Performing Arts.  Although there are so many individual nominations, it really is recognition for the company as a whole and everyone is really looking forward to the awards night”.

The full nominations list are:
Best Supporting Actress                Gemma Glencross           Beryl                      Made in Dagenham
Best Supporting Actor                    Joe Gallogly                    Lancelott / Tim        Spamalot
Best Supporting Actor                    Michael Granby               Harold Wilson          Made in Dagenham
Best Vocal Performance               Nikki Simms                     Lady of the Lake      Spamalot
Best Vocal Performance               Louise Shufflebotham        Barbara Castle        Made in Dagenham
Best Comedy Performance           Jade Wilbraham                Clare                       Made in Dagenham
Best Choreographer                      Hannah Gorst                                                 Made in Dagenham
Best Ensemble Piece                   Stand Up                                                        Made in Dagenham
Best Actress                                Dawn Wrigley                    Rita O’Grady           Made in Dagenham
Best Actor                                    Darren Stannage              King Arthur               Spamalot
Best Actor                                     Joe Gallogly                  Eddie O’Grady           Made in Dagenham
Best All Round Performance        Michael Shnek                  Sir Robin & Others       Spamalot
Best Director                               Hannah Gorst                  Made in Dagenham
​Best Show                                    Made in Dagenham
The awards evening takes place on Saturday 10th June at The Victoria and Albert Hotel in Manchester.  Meanwhile, NK are about to embark on auditions for their next production “Sweet Charity” which takes place at The Forum Theatre this coming September .  If you would like to join the company and take part in the show, then visit the website www.nktheatrearts.org.uk for full details of the auditions which are taking place on 1st June at the theatre.

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