Manchester Theatre Awards

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Black Men Walking

Black Men Walking

Testament
Eclipse Theatre and Royal Exchange Theatre at Royal Exchange, Manchester
18 January 2018 to 03 February 2018
(reviewer: David Cunningham)

Air Play

Air Play

Seth Bloom, Christina Gelsone and Daniel Wurtzel
Acrobuffos at Lowry Theatre
19 January 2018 to 20 January 2018
(reviewer: Carmel Thomason)

True Stories

True Stories (PUSH Festival 2018)

Remi Adefeyisan, Ilona Krieva, Wayne Pilgrim and Sarah Yaseen
Remi Adefeyisan  for Truth Be Told at HOME, Manchester
18 January 2018 to 20 January 2018
(reviewer: David Cunningham)

Shrek

Shrek

William Steig, adapted by David Lindsay-Abaire (book and lyrics) and Jeanine Tesori (music)
Dreamworks, Neal Street, Playful, Ron Kastner, Saracen Films, Tulchin/Bartner. Gavin Kalin, Lee Menzines, Glass Half Full/Just for a Laugh and Mark Cartwright at The Palace, Manchester
16 January 2018 to 20 January 2018
(reviewer: David Cunningham)

Poster for Rachel

Rachel

Stevie Helps
New Live Theatre Company and Stevie Helps Theatre Productions at The Lowry, Salford
13 January 2018 (reviewer: David Cunningham)

Manchester Theatre Awards review

A Dinner Engagement

Paul Dehn, Lennox Berkeley
Manchester Opera Ensemble at Manchester Central Library
19 December 2017 to 20 December 2017
(reviewer: Robert Beale)

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens adapted by Olivia Race
Alice Barber and Olivia Race for Front Room Productions at The International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester
18 December 2017 to 23 December 2017
(reviewer: David Cunningham)

The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo

Music and Lyrics by Jon Fibre, Olivia Jacobs, Robin Prince and Andy Shaw. Based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
Tall Stories at Lowry, Quays Theatre
06 December 2017 to 07 January 2018
(reviewer: Carmel Thomason)