Manchester Theatre Awards

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Arthur Conan Doyle adapted by Thomas Moore
Northern Rep at The Reading Room, The Great Northern Warehouse, Manchester
27 June 2017 to 16 September 2017
(reviewer: David Cunningham)

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First Words

Charlotte Josephine, Shauna Mackay and Ian Townsend
The Octagon Theatre at The Octagon Studio Theatre, Bolton
23 June 2017 to 08 July 2017
(reviewer: David Cunningham)

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Devised by Ben Duke and the Barely Methodical Troupe
The Barely Methodical Troupe at The Lowry Quays Theatre, Salford
22 June 2017 (reviewer: David Cunningham)

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What If I Told You

Pauline Mayers
The Mayers Ensemble and West Yorkshire Playhouse at The Royal Exchange Studio, Manchester
19 June 2017 to 20 June 2017
(reviewer: David Cunningham)

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Shirley Valentine

Willy Russell
Adam Spiegel Productions at Lowry Lyric Theatre
19 June 2017 to 24 June 2017
(reviewer: Carmel Thomason)

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The Father

Florian Zeller trans. Christopher Hampton
Oldham Coliseum Theatre at Oldham Coliseum
16 June 2017 to 01 July 2017
(reviewer: Robert Beale)

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Josh Coates, Emma Geraghty, Ross McCaffrey, Hannah Mook and Jake Walton
Powder Keg at The Royal Exchange Studio, Manchester
14 June 2017 to 18 June 2017
(reviewer: David Cunningham)

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La Cage Aux Folles

Harvey Fierstein music and lyrics by Jerry Herman
Bill Kenwright at The Lowry, Salford
13 June 2017 to 17 June 2017
(reviewer: David Cunningham)

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Talking Heads

Alan Bennett
Octagon Theatre Bolton at Octagon Theatre, Bolton
08 June 2017 to 08 July 2017
(reviewer: David Upton)