Four Sheffield shows up for top awards

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A year of Sheffield stage sensations has resulted in a fantastic five nominations for the country’s top theatre awards.

The shows, which were all highlights of Sheffield Theatres’ autumn 2012 and spring 2013 seasons, are up for honours next month at the UK Theatre Awards.

Leading the way in the best musical production category is My Fair Lady, the sell-out show which starred Dominic West and Carly Bawden.

The run received rave reviews from national critics and was directed by the company’s own Daniel Evans.

Also in the running in the same section is This Is My Family, a new musical comedy about the unlikely restoration of a dysfunctional family.

Veteran actress Sian Phillips is nominated in the best supporting performance category for her role as May in the same play.

Mike Bartlett’s Bull, performed in the Crucible Studio in February, has been nominated for best new play.

And finally the home-grown production of The Full Monty, written by Simon Beaufoy and directed by Daniel Evans, has been nominated for best touring production.

After a hugely successful opening run at the Lyceum in February, the adaptation of the hit film toured extensively to packed theatres across the UK.

The awards night is to be held on Sunday, October 20.