Manchester Theatre Awards

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


Best Studio Performance  - Sinead Matthews (right)  presented by Sue Devaney

Best Studio Performance

You don’t get much lower down life's ladder than the two characters in Vivienne Franzman’s play Pests at the Royal Exchange Studio.

(Reporter: David Upton)

Best Fringe Performance - Kaitlin Howard, presented by Mike Joyce

Best Fringe Performance

It’s a measure of the passion that powers Greater Manchester’s fringe theatre scene that sometimes all it takes to make a truly memorable theatrical experience is a sharp script, a few props, and a room in a pub – oh, and a great performance.

(Reporter: Kevin Bourke)

Angel Meadow

Best Ensemble

The Ensemble category looks at productions in which a group of performers work together as one without any single actor standing out—a more difficult skill than many people may think.

(Reporter: David Chadderton)

Barry Humphries in Eat, Pray, Laugh

Best Special Entertainment

The category that catches those shows that might be in danger of slipping through the awards ‘net’ lived up to its Special title.

(Reporter: David Upton)

Midsummer Night's Dream

Youth Panel Award

The newly-inaugurated Manchester Theatre Awards Youth Panel viewed an exciting array of youth theatre productions.

(Reporter: Georgina Wells)


The Brynteg Award for Best Musical

Manchester Theatre Awards is delighted to announce Brynteg Holiday Home Park, in Snowdonia, North Wales, as this year’s sponsor of the Brynteg Award for Best Musical.

(Reporter: David Upton)

Manchester Theatre Awards news item

2013 MTA winners

Winners of the 2013 Manchester Theatre Awards were presented with their trophies at a red carpet event at the city's Royal Exchange Theatre.

(Reporter: David Upton)