Manchester Theatre Awards

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News: Best Studio Performance

Gerry McLaughlin in Mugabeland! at the Lowry Studio and David Judge in Pages From My Songbook at the Royal Exchange Studio both had strong advocates on the panel but in the end, it came down to a judgement call between two performers from the same production, Brilliant Adventures at the Royal Exchange Studio. Joseph Arkley was darkly hilarious as the drug-dealing bad-boy but, as in the play, he was just bested by our winner, Robert Lonsdale.

Kevin Bourke
07 March 2014