Manchester Theatre Awards

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Elena Dee as Cio Cio San - in Ellen Kent's production of  Madama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly

Puccini and Giocosa & Illica
Ellen Kent at Opera House
09 March 2012 (reviewer: Robert Beale)

No Sleep for the Haunted

No Sleep For The Haunted

Geoff Page. Adapted from Bram Stoker, Charles Dickens, M.R. James
Developed With The Lowry/Perfect Pitch at The Lowry Studio
08 March 2012 to 10 March 2012
(reviewer: Kevin Bourke)

Perry Fitzpatrick and Clare Calbraith

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

Alan Sillitoe, adapted by Matthew Dunster
Royal Exchange Theatre Company at Royal Exchange Theatre
01 March 2012 to 07 April 2012
(reviewer: Paul Genty)

David Westbrook and Laurence Aldridge 'flying'

Thin Air

Berlie Doherty
Cotton Grass Theatre at Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester
02 March 2012 to 03 March 2012
(reviewer: David Chadderton)

Giulio Cesare - James Laing as Tolomeo and Sarah Tynan as Cleopatra

Giulio Cesare

Handel & Haym
Opera North at The Lowry
01 March 2012 (reviewer: Robert Beale)

Annemarie Kremer as Norma in Opera North’s production of Bellini’s Norma


Bellini & Romani
Opera North at The Lowry
29 February 2012 to 03 March 2012
(reviewer: Robert Beale)

Megan Jones (Marie) and Jason Denton (Curtis) in Save The Last Dance For Me

Save The Last Dance For Me

Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran
Bill Kenwright and Laurie Mansfield at Opera House, Manchester
27 February 2012 to 03 March 2012
(reviewer: Philip Radcliffe)

Natalie Grady (Minnie Gascoigne) and Alun Raglan (Luther Gascoigne) in DH Lawrence’s The Daughter-in-Law

The Daughter-In-Law

D H Lawrence
Library Theatre Company at The Lowry
23 February 2012 to 10 March 2012
(reviewer: Kevin Bourke)

Robert Cavanah as Macbeth


William Shakespeare
Bolton Octagon
23 February 2012 to 17 March 2012
(reviewer: Alan Hulme)

Shining example: The King and I

The King and I

Rodgers and Hammerstein
Curve Theatre Leicester at The Lowry, Salford
21 February 2012 to 25 February 2012
(reviewer: David Upton)