Manchester Youth Theatre

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The Manchester Youth Theatre was a youth theatre which operated in Manchester from 1966 until 2003.

Mike Leigh, then a lecturer at the Catholic women teachers training college Sedgley Park, devised and directed two big-cast projects for the Manchester Youth Theatre- Big Basil and Glum Victoria and the Lad with Specs .[1]

Sam Boardman-Jacobs won acclaim[2] for his work on Holocaust and Yiddish drama with the Manchester Youth Theatre.[3]



  1. ^ Coveney, p.80
  2. ^ Sam Boardman-Jacobs, Theatre in Wales. Retrieved on April 18, 2007
  3. ^ 2002 Grant Recipients, European Association for Jewish Culture. Retrieved on April 18, 2007