Manchester Theatre Awards

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Tipping Point

Tipping Point/ Switch

The Companies and Charlotte Mooney and Tina Koch
Ockham’s Razor, Contact and Turtle Key Arts at Contact at Upper Campfield Market Hall, Manchester
15 September 2018 to 19 August 2018
(reviewer: David Cunningham)

A Dance in the Dark

A Dance in the Dark

Alun Howell
Studio 63 Productions at Footlights Theatre, Salford
23 July 2018 to 28 July 2018
(reviewer: David Cunningham)

Powerhouse Town

Powerhouse Town ( GM Fringe)

Stephen Dodwell
Made It Theatre Company at 53 Two, Manchester
24 July 2018 to 27 July 2018
(reviewer: David Cunningham)



David De Silva (concept), Jose Fernandez (book), Jacques Levy (lyrics) and Steve Margoshes (music)
Selladoor Productions, Gavin Kalin Productions, Dan Looney & Adam Paulden, Stephen McGill Productions and Jason Haigh-Ellery,Big Dreamer Productions, BrightLights Productions and Ian Melding at The Palace, Manchester
20 July 2018 to 28 July 2018
(reviewer: David Cunningham)

Juliet on her balcony.  (Nia Coleman, Ned Cooper/Romeo)

Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare
Feelgood Theatre Productions at Heaton Park and Hall, Manchester
25 July 2018 to 12 August 2018
(reviewer: David Cunningham)

Valentine Olukoga (Obembe) and Michael Ajao (Ben) in The Fishermen

The Fishermen

Chigozie Obioma, adapted by Gbolahan Obisesan
New Perspectives Theatre in association with HOME at HOME, Manchester
19 July 2018 to 28 July 2018
(reviewer: David Cunningham)

Katherine Kingsley as Dusty


Jonathan Harvey
Eleanor Lloyd Productions, Jonthan Hull, Eilene Davidson, Ingenious Media, Bruno Wang in association with Vicki Wickham and Tris Penna at The Lowry, Salford
24 July 2018 to 28 July 2018
(reviewer: David Upton)

Mirjam Mesak (Mimì) in Clonter Opera's La Bohème

La Bohème

Giacosa & Illica, Puccini
Clonter Opera at Clonter Opera Theatre
20 July 2018 to 28 July 2018
(reviewer: Robert Beale)

Once a Year on Blackpool Sands

Once a Year on Blackpool Sands

Karlton Parris
Skint Productions at The Salford Arts Theatre, Salford
20 July 2018 to 21 July 2018
(reviewer: David Cunningham)