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Prize celebrates new and emerging short-form writers and honours much-loved Manchester critic

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Drama lecturer Dr Joshua Edelman on team assessing hard-hit sector

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Insight from Manchester School of Theatre experts on how the industry is responding to the crisis

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Congratulations to current third year student Zak Ford-Williams who is currently featuring as Louis in BBC Radio 4 drama ‘Letter to Louis’

David Threlfall is starring in ITV's Isolation Stories to be broadcast on Thursday 7th May at 9pm.

The QuietManDave Prize has been launched in memory of Dave Murray

QuietManDave Prize will encourage, discover and celebrate emerging talent

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We are delighted that Talia Nyathi is one of recipients of this year's Laurence Olivier Bursary award.

Dylan Brady

Dylan Brady (2019) will be joining the cast of Coronation Street as new character Danny Tomlinson. He will also be appearing as Ed in the BBC drama series Get Even.

Christopher Arkeston

Christopher Arkeston (2017) is joining the cast of Only Fools and Horses (The Musical) at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London.

George Bukhari

George Bukhari (2011) will be playing Leon in series two of Flack and as Gareth Wyatt in Vera.

92% of students reported being satisfied with the quality of their course

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Amy Balmforth

Amy Balmforth (2016) will be appearing at the Cheltenham Playhouse in Tom's Midnight Garden this Christmas, and is currently filming Intergalactic, the new sci-fi show from Sky One.

Sam Black

Congratulations to Sam Black (2019) who has just been cast in Martin Crimp's new version of Cyrano De Bergerac at the Playhouse Theatre with the Jamie Lloyd company and starring James McAvoy.

Caitlin Drabble

Caitlin Drabble (2014) will be appearing as Margaret Fairfax in Miss Scarlett and the Duke.

Alexa Morden

Alexa Morden (2013) will soon be appearing as Margaret with Tom Goodman Hill in Clay Kickers

Elliot Knight

Elliot Knight (2011) will soon be seen in the new movie, THE COLOR OUT OF SPACE (alongside Nicholas Cage and Joely Richardson) and has been working on CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE (role to be announced) which is due for release on October 25th, 2019. Elliot was recently seen guest-starring as “Billy Novak” in the popular DC Comic action series TITANS on DC Universe and his recent series LIFE SENTENCE (CW) is currently showing on Netflix which saw him as regular character “Wes” alongside Lucy Hale. Previous regular roles include “Brady Ross” in the 13-part series AMERICAN GOTHIC for CBS and six -part BBC series BY ANY MEANS.

Actor and Manchester School of Theatre alumnus David Threlfall performed at the University's Glass House event

The 'Manchester Voices' Glass House event attracted cultural and civic figures

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MIF performance of The Anvil, a major musical production co-written by Professor Michael Symmons Roberts

Manchester Metropolitan's influence is seen in design, writing and performance

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Tony Warren

Fulfilment of Coronation Street creator’s wish to support future actors

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Timothy West with David Shirley [NO]

Further established performers are expected to visit throughout the year

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