Manchester Theatre Awards

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Ed Gaughan as Peter Quince

A Midsummer night's Dream

Shakespeare - heavily modified by the company
Filter Theatre/Lyric Hammersmith at Royal Exchange, Manchester
05 July 2012 to 04 August 2012
(reviewer: Paul Genty)

English National Ballet and Flawless in Against Time

Against Time

English National Ballet & Flawless at Palace Theatre, Manchester
06 July 2012 to 08 July 2012
(reviewer: David Upton)

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Thinking Out Loud: An Affair to Remember

Rebekah Harrison assisted by Jessica Higgins and Kurt Nikko
The Milk and Two Sugars Theatre Company at Lass O' Gowrie, Charles Street Manchester
26 June 2012 to 27 June 2012
(reviewer: Diana Stenson)

Natasha Hodgson, David Cumming and Oliver Jones

The Boy Who Kicked Pigs

Clem Garrity, David Cumming, Natasha Hodgson, Zoe Roberts and Oliver Jones, based on the novel by Tom Baker
Kill the Beast, developed with The Lowry at The Lowry
21 June 2012 to 23 June 2012
(reviewer: David Chadderton)

Starlight Express - Poppa's Blues

Starlight Express

Richard Stilgoe et al; Andrew Lloyd Webber et al
Bill Kenwright at The Lowry
19 June 2012 to 30 June 2012
(reviewer: Robert Beale)

Opera Triple Bill from Opera Holloway

Opera Triple Bill

Walton, Barber, Menotti
Opera Holloway at Buxton Opera House Studio
20 June 2012 (reviewer: Philip Radcliffe)

Marti Pellow as The Narrator in Blood Brothers

Blood Brothers

Willy Russell
Manchester Opera House
18 June 2012 to 30 June 2012
(reviewer: Alan Hulme)

Tachia Newall (Omar) and John Branwell (Eugene) - Manchester Lines

Manchester Lines

Jackie Kay
Library Theatre Company at Number One First Street
12 June 2012 to 07 July 2012
(reviewer: Kevin Bourke)