Manchester Theatre Awards

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Dumb Show at Grange Arts Centre, Oldham

Dumb Show

Joe Penhall
Oldham Coliseum company at Grange Arts Centre, Oldham
12 June 2012 to 30 June 2012
(reviewer: Paul Genty)

Translunar Paradise at The Lowry

Translunar Paradise

George Mann
Theatre Ad Infinitum at The Quays Theatre The Lowry
08 June 2012 to 09 June 2012
(reviewer: Diana Stenson)

Francesca Waite (left) and Sarah McDonald Hughes in Once in a House on Fire

Once in a House on Fire

Sarah McDonald Hughes, based on Andrea Ashworth's memoir
Monkeywood Theatre, developed with The Lowry at Quays Theatre, Lowry
01 June 2012 to 02 June 2012
(reviewer: David Upton)

Pauline Quirke (Sharon), Lesley Joseph (Dorien) and Linda Robson (Tracey) in Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather

Laurence Marks, Maurice Gran, Gary Lawson and John Phelps.
The Comedy Theatre Company and Quirky Media Stuff Ltd at The Lowry
28 May 2012 to 02 June 2012
(reviewer: Carmel Thomason)

Toxic Bankers

Toxic Bankers!

Andrew Taylor and Desmond O'Connor
1215 Productions at Lowry Studio Salford
24 May 2012 to 26 May 2012
(reviewer: Diana Stenson)

Opera North’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel


Rodgers and Hammerstein
Opera North at The Lowry
23 May 2012 to 26 May 2012
(reviewer: Philip Radcliffe)

Lysette Anthony as Mrs Erlynne in Lady Windermere's Fan

Lady Windermere's Fan

Oscar Wilde
Royal Exchange, Manchester
16 May 2012 to 23 June 2012
(reviewer: David Upton)

Ira Mandela Siobhan and Hannes Langolf of DV8 Physical Theatre in Can We Talk About This?

Can We Talk About This?

Lloyd Newson
DV8 Physical Theatre at The Lowry
18 May 2012 to 19 May 2012
(reviewer: Robert Beale)