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NEWS RELEASE: 2014 OLIVIER AWARD WINNING ACTRESS LESLEY MANVILLE TO PRESENT ABTT/SMA AWARDS

3/06/2014 08:06 HRS

THE 2014 ABTT THEATRE AWARDS

THE 2014 NATIONAL AWARDS FOR STAGE MANAGEMENT

with special guest host Lesley Manville 

The Association of British Theatre Technicians and The Stage Management Association are delighted to announce that their annual awards will be presented at a joint ceremony directly following the closing of The ABTT Theatre Show (day 1) on Wednesday 11th June at 5:30pm. The presentation will take place in Corbet Place, Ely’s Yard adjacent to The Truman Brewery, Brick Lane.

The SMA and ABTT are very pleased to announce that Lesley Manville will attend the 2014 National Stage Management and ABTT Theatre Show Awards ceremony as special guest host.

Lesley Manville began her distinguished career on stage in the 1972 West End musical I and Albert. In the 1980s, she appeared in the films Dance with a Stranger (1985), directed by Mike Newell and Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987), directed by Stephen Frears. She has frequently collaborated with director Mike Leigh, twice being named British Actress of the Year at the London Film Critics Circle Awards for her performances in his films All or Nothing and Another Year. For the latter, she also received a BAFTA Award nomination. At the National Theatre, her work includes His Dark Materials (2005), The Alchemist (2006) and her Olivier nominated role in Mike Leigh’s Grief (2011).

Lesley Manville recently won Best Actress at the 2014 Olivier Awards for Ghosts, and her graceful acceptance speech was noted for comments drawing international attention to the quality of UK stage management, and in particular her Ghosts stage management team: “We had a stage management team to die for and those things are very, very important”

We look forward to welcoming Miss Manville to the ceremony, and to celebrating once again the fantastic range of talent and expertise amongst UK stage management and technical theatre practitioners.

View the on the ABTT Theatre Show website here.

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