Manchester Theatre Awards

> Independent informed reviews by the region’s most experienced critics


Charles Lawson as Rebus

Rebus: Long Shadows

Ian Rankin and Rona Munro
Birmingham Rep at Opera House, Manchester
30 October 2018 to 03 November 2018
(reviewer: Alan Hulme)

Putting It Together

Putting It Together

Stephen Sondheim and Julia McKenzie
Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment, Hope Mill Theatre & Neil Eckersley at Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester
24 October 2018 to 24 November 2018
(reviewer: David Upton)

Birmingham Royal Ballet in La Fille Mal Gardée

La Fille Mal Gardée

Frederick Ashton
Birmingham Royal Ballet at The Lowry, Salford
24 October 2018 to 27 October 2018
(reviewer: Robert Beale)

Victor Oshin (Othello) and Kitty Archer (Desdemona)


William Shakespeare
English Touring Theatre at Oldham Coliseum
23 October 2018 to 27 October 2018
(reviewer: Robert Beale)

English National Ballet in Manon


Kenneth MacMillan
English National Ballet at Opera House, Manchester
17 October 2018 to 20 October 2018
(reviewer: Robert Beale)

Death of a Salesman: Don Warrington (Willy Loman), Maureen Beattie (Linda Loman)

Death of a Salesman

Arthur Miller
Royal Exchange Theatre at Royal Exchange, Manchester
11 October 2018 to 17 November 2018
(reviewer: Robert Beale)

Clod Ensemble in Placebo


Clod Ensemble
Clod Ensemble at The Lowry, Salford
11 October 2018 to 13 October 2018
(reviewer: Robert Beale)

Rambert Dance in Life is a Dream

Life is a Dream

Kim Brandstrup
Rambert Dance at The Lowry
10 October 2018 to 12 October 2018
(reviewer: Robert Beale)

Tosca - Robert Hayward as Scarpia and cast


Giacoso, Illica, Puccini
Opera North at Leeds Grand - and The Lowry 14th and 16th November
16 September 2018 to 16 November 2018
(reviewer: Robert Beale)

The cast


William Shakespeare
National Theatre at The Lowry
29 September 2018 to 06 October 2018
(reviewer: Alan Hulme)