Manchester Theatre Awards

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


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)

Future Bodies

Co-creators Clare Duffy, Abbi Greenland, Helen Goalen, Jon Spooner and Becky Wilkie
HOME and Unlimited Theatre, with RashDash at HOME
28 September 2018 to 13 October 2018
(reviewer: Alan Hulme)

Bilal Khan and Gurkiran Kaur


Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti and Pravesh Kumar
Rifco Theatre Co, with Watford Palace and Oldham Coliseum at Oldham Coliseum
02 October 2018 to 13 October 2018
(reviewer: Paul Genty)

Quirijn de Lang and Máire Flavin in The Merry Widow

The Merry Widow

Leon, Stein and Lehar
Opera North at Grand Theatre, Leeds - at The Lowry 15th and 17th November
29 September 2018 to 17 November 2018
(reviewer: Robert Beale)

Elaine McNicol and Daniel Bradford as Connie and Tristan

The Effect

Lucy Prebble
Play With Fire in partnership with Oldham Coliseum at Oldham Coliseum
25 September 2018 to 27 September 2018
(reviewer: Alan Hulme)

Craige Els as Miss Trunchbull

Matilda The Musical

Book: Dennis Kelly Music & lyrics: Tim Minchin
Royal Shakespeare Company at Palace Theatre, Manchester
18 September 2018 to 24 November 2018
(reviewer: David Upton)

Kirsten Foster, a witch; Sandy Grierson, Macbeth and Caroline Faber, Lady Macbeth


William Shakespeare
HOME and Lyric Hammersmith at HOME, Manchester
14 September 2018 to 29 September 2018
(reviewer: Alan Hulme)