Manchester Theatre Awards

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Kenneth Alan Taylor as Leslie in A Different Way Home

A Different Way Home

Jimmie Chinn
Oldham Coliseum Company at Oldham Coliseum
31 January 2019 to 09 February 2019
(reviewer: Paul Genty)

Jersey Boys in Manchester: (from Left) Declan Egan, Michael Watson, Peter Nash and Lewis Griffiths

Jersey Boys

Book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice. Music: Bob Gaudio. Lyrics: Bob Crewe
Dodger Theatricals and Ambassador Theatre Group at Palace Theatre, Manchester
29 January 2019 to 16 February 2019
(reviewer: David Upton)

Hone (Joseph Prowen) defends himself

Trial By Laughter

Ian Hislop and Nick Newman
Trademark Touring and Watermill Theatre at The Lowry
29 January 2019 to 02 February 2019
(reviewer: David Upton)

The Band at The Lowry in Salford

The Band

Tim Firth
David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers + Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen and Robbie Williams at The Lowry, Salford
16 January 2019 to 26 January 2019
(reviewer: David Upton)

Callum Evans as Rocky and Stephen Webb as Frank

Rocky Horror Show

Richard O'Brien
Opera House
09 January 2019 to 26 January 2019
(reviewer: Alan Hulme)

Mark Williams as Doctor Dolittle with Polynesia the Parrot

Doctor Dolittle the musical

Book, music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse, based on the stories by Hugh Lofting
Produced by Music and Lyrics in association with Churchill Theatre Bromley at The Lowry
11 December 2018 to 05 January 2019
(reviewer: Alan Hulme)

Conner McIntyre and Les Dennis as the Ugly Sisters


Alan McHugh, with Ben Nickless and Les Dennis
Qdos productions at Opera House, Manchester
08 December 2018 to 30 December 2018
(reviewer: Alan Hulme)

Julius D'Silva and ensemble in The Producers

The Producers

Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
Royal Exchange, Manchester
30 November 2018 to 26 January 2019
(reviewer: David Upton)

Aaron Sidwell as Fieyro and Amy Ross as Elphaba


Stephen Schwartz (music & lyrics), Winnie Holzman (book)
Michael McCabe at Palace Theatre, Manchester
04 December 2018 to 05 January 2019
(reviewer: Kate Goerner)