Manchester Theatre Awards

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




Diane Samuels
Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch, Les Theatres de la Ville de Luxembourg and Selladoor at Opera House, Manchester
01 May 2018 to 05 May 2018
(reviewer: David Cunningham)

Manchester Theatre Awards review

JB Shorts 19

Dave Simpson, Trevor Suthers, Ben Tagoe, Joe Ainsworth, James Quinn, Peter Kerry and Lindsay Williams
Reallife Theatre Company at 53two
24 April 2018 to 05 May 2018
(reviewer: David Chadderton)

Cast of Trial


Rosina Carbone, Nisa Cole, Sarah Mcdonald-Hughes and Eve Steele
Monkeywood Theatre and Bolton Octagon at Bolton Town Hall
26 April 2018 to 28 April 2018
(reviewer: David Murray)



Rachael Young
Anna Smith at The Lowry, Salford
26 April 2018 to 27 April 2018
(reviewer: David Cunningham)

Kirsty Bushell (Lyubov Andreyevna Ranyevskaya) and Jude Owusu (Yermolai Alekseyevich Lopakhin)

The Cherry Orchard

Written by Anton Chekhov. Translation by Rory Mullarkey
The Royal Exchange and Bristol Old Vic at Royal Exchange Theatre
19 April 2018 to 19 May 2018
(reviewer: Carmel Thomason)

This House

This House

James Graham
Jonathan Church, Headlong and The National and Chichester Festival Theatres at The Lowry, Salford
24 April 2018 to 28 April 2018
(reviewer: David Cunningham)

Lauren Samuels, Harry Long and Dan Parr in The Big Corner

The Big Corner

Adapted from short stories of Bill Naughton by Lawrence Till
Octagon Theatre, Bolton
19 April 2018 to 05 May 2018
(reviewer: David Upton)

Crispin Letts and Jo Mousley

Relatively Speaking

Alan Ayckbourn
Oldham Coliseum at
20 April 2018 to 05 May 2018
(reviewer: Alan Hulme)

Lia Williams (Mary Stuart) and Juliet Stevenson (Elizabeth) in Mary Stuart

Mary Stuart

Written by Friedrich Schiller and adapted by Robert Icke
Almeida West End at Lowry Lyric Theatre
17 April 2018 to 21 April 2018
(reviewer: Carmel Thomason)