Manchester Theatre Awards

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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)


David Auburn
Hope Mill Theatre Company at Hope Mill
27 November 2018 to 02 December 2018
(reviewer: Alan Hulme)

Jake Fairbrother and Luke Mullins as The Maids

The Maids

Jean Genet
HOME, Manchester
16 November 2018 to 01 December 2018
(reviewer: David Upton)

The Habit of Art - Matthew Kelly, David Yelland, with John Wark and Alexandra Guelff

The Habit of Art

Alan Bennett
The Original Theatre Company, York Theatre Royal and Ghost Light Theatre Productions at Quays Theatre, The Lowry
12 November 2018 to 17 November 2018
(reviewer: Robert Beale)

Shechter II in Show


Hofesh Shechter
Shechter II at HOME
31 October 2018 to 03 November 2018
(reviewer: Robert Beale)