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Hope Mill up for Peter Brook award

Published: 15 October 2017
Reporter: David Upton

Producer Katy Lipson with William Whelton and Joseph Houston of Hope Mill Theatre and director James Baker

Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester has been nominated for one of the UK’s most prestigious theatre prizes: the Empty Space Peter Brook Award 2017.

The award is presented annually by London Theatre Reviews with the V&A Theatre Dept and National Theatre Studio. It is awarded for the body of work and in recognition of the pioneering concepts / innovations in the spirit of theatre and film director Peter Brook achieved by venues that perform in smaller or inventive theatre spaces and receive little or no public funding.

Co-owners and founders of Hope Mill Theatre, William Whelton and Joseph Houston, will attend the awards ceremony at the National in London on October 31.