Manchester Theatre Awards

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Eliza Boom, Rebecca Barry, Lucy Vallis and chorus in the RNCM's Cendrillon

Cendrillon (Cinderella)

Henri Cain and Jules Massenet
Royal Northern College of Music at RNCM
06 December 2017 to 16 December 2017
(reviewer: Robert Hamilton)

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

Beautiful –The Carole King Musical

Book by Douglas McGrath Music / Lyrics: Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Barry Mann and  Cynthia Weil
Paul Blake, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Mike Bosner, in association with Michael Harrison at The Palace Theatre, Manchester
12 December 2017 to 06 January 2018
(reviewer: David Cunningham)

John Barrowman as Dick Whittington

Dick Whittington

Alan McHugh
Qdos Entertainment at Opera House
09 December 2017 to 07 January 2018
(reviewer: Carmel Thomason)

Around The World in 80 Days

Around The World in 80 Days

Jules Verne adapted by Laura Eason
Kenny Wax Family Entertainment, Simon Friend, The New Vic Theatre and  the Royal Exchange Theatre at The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
05 December 2017 to 07 January 2018
(reviewer: David Cunningham)

Guys And Dolls

Guys And Dolls

Music and lyrics Frank Loesser; Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, based on stories by Damon Runyon
Royal Exchange Theatre Company and Talawa Theatre Company at Royal Exchange
02 December 2017 to 03 February 2018
(reviewer: Alan Hulme)

Gian Marco Schiaretti as Che in Evita

Evita

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber
Bill Kenwright at Palace
06 December 2017 to 09 December 2017
(reviewer: Carmel Thomason)

Eight

Eight

Ella Hickson
MAP Rep Company at 53 Two, Manchester
05 December 2017 to 09 December 2017
(reviewer: David Cunningham)

Nativity! The Musical

Nativity! The Musical

Debbie Isitt
Birmingham Repertory Theatre at Palace Theatre, Manchester
29 November 2017 to 03 December 2017
(reviewer: Carmel Thomason)

Elf

Elf

Book: Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin; music Matthew Sklar; lyrics Chad Beguelin
Theatre Royal Plymouth at The Lowry
24 November 2017 to 14 January 2018
(reviewer: Alan Hulme)