Manchester Theatre Awards

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


Joanne Clifton


Tom Hedley and Robert Cary (book) and Robert Cary and Robbie Roth( music and lyrics)
Selladoor Productions, David Hutchinson, Phillip Rowntree, Runaway Entertainment, Jason Haigh-Ellery, Richard Darbourne Ltd, Matthew Cundy Productions at The Palace Theatre, Manchester
12 February 2018 to 17 February 2018
(reviewer: David Cunningham)

Sue Devaney and David Judge

The Kitchen Sink

Tom Wells
Oldham Coliseum Company at Oldham Coliseum
09 February 2018 to 24 February 2018
(reviewer: Paul Genty)

Dancing Bear

Dancing Bear (Queer Contact Festival 2018)

Beccy Owen with songs by Jamie Fletcher, Beccy Owen and Ric Neale
Jamie Fletcher, Hannah Tookey and Roxanne Moores at The Palace Theatre, Manchester
06 February 2018 to 07 February 2018
(reviewer: David Cunningham)

Strangers on a Train

Strangers on a Train

Patricia Highsmith adapted by Craig Warner
Ambassador Theatre Group, Smith and Brant Theatricals at The Opera House, Manchester
05 February 2018 to 10 February 2018
(reviewer: David Cunningham)

Paapa Essiedu as Hamlet and Mimi Ndiweni as Ophelia.


William Shakespeare
RSC at Lowry Lyric Theatre
26 January 2018 to 03 February 2018
(reviewer: Carmel Thomason)

See Me After

See Me After (PUSH Festival 2018)

Yandass Ndlovu and Anna Berentzen
Yandass Ndlovu, Anna Berentzen and Nina Barber at HOME, Manchester
26 January 2018 to 27 January 2018
(reviewer: David Cunningham)

Michael Peavoy as Mr Rochester and Jessica Baglow as Jane

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Bronte, adapted by Janys Chambers and Lorna French
Octagon Theatre Bolton
18 January 2018 to 10 February 2018
(reviewer: Alan Hulme)

Johanne Murdock in The ToyBoy Diaries

The ToyBoy Diaries

Wendy Salisbury adapted by Simon Warne (book) and Andy Collyer (music and lyrics)
Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and Hope Mill Theatre at Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester
18 February 2018 to 10 March 2018
(reviewer: David Cunningham)