Northern Ireland musical writer and director Paul Boyd has been nominated for a major West End award for best director of a musical for his hit show Molly Wobbly.
The production began life in 2011 as a small staged concert called Molly Wobbly's Tit Factory at Belfast's Lyric Theatre. Then it opened at the Lyric as a full production the following year.
The nomination was described as “amazing” by Co Antrim man Boyd, who is preparing for the latest version of his show to open in the West End from 27 January.
“It’s amazing to be nominated for a Broadway World West End Award. Molly Wobbly originated in Belfast and it’s now set to open at Leicester Square Theatre,” Paul said.
He faces stiff competition from the directors of big budget musicals like Miss Saigon, Chicago and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
Molly Wobbly received a total of five nominations including a Best Choreographer nod for Paul’s colleague, Sarah Johnston.
The pair are currently working together on a brand new show written for Theatre at the Mill in Newtownabbey called Tinseltown opening on December 1, which is the Ballyclare man’s 21st original stage musical.