Two Lowry Associate Companies have been recognised by the Manchester Theatre Awards 2015. Both Monkey Wood Theatre and Kill the Beast are part of the Lowry Studio artist development programme Developed With, that we support alongside the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.
Monkey Wood Theatre Company were awarded the Stage Door Foundation Award for Excellence. This award is given to a non building-based company who have continually produced work of excellence on the national and international stage. It recognises long term outstanding achievement and the resilience of the entrepreneurial spirit to build and sustain an arts organisation.
Kill the Beast were awarded Best Studio Production for He Had Hairy Hands, which has also recently received a Peter Brook Award. He Had Hairy Hands is a 1970’s detective werewolf mystery, An American Werewolf In London meets Twin Peaks, influenced by classic Hammer Horror, The Wicker Man, Scooby Doo and The League of Gentlemen.