Manchester Theatre Awards

> Independent informed reviews by the region’s most experienced critics


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Best New Play

Secret Thoughts, by David Lodge, Bolton Octagon

(Reporter: Kevin Bourke)

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Best Newcomer

Matthew Tennyson, Beautiful Thing, Royal Exchange

(Reporter: Alan Hulme)

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Best of the Fringe

Sherica, Balloon Head and Shred Productions, 24:7 Festival

(Reporter: Kevin Bourke)

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Best Design

Hard Times, design Judith Croft; light Nick Richings; sound Peter Rice, Library Theatre at Murrays’ Mills, Manchester

(Reporter: Diana Stenson)

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Best Musical

Ghost The Musical, Opera House

(Reporter: Carmel Thomason)