Manchester Theatre Awards

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


Eileen Battye as  Jessica, Christopher Godwin as Algy

Better Off Dead

Alan Ayckbourn
Stephen Joseph Theatre Company at The Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
06 September 2018 to 06 October 2018
(reviewer: Alan Hulme)

Chris Jenkins (Christopher) and Esme Sears (Jenny)

The Return Of The Soldier

Book and lyrics by Tim Sanders, music by Charles Miller, from the novel by Rebecca West
Hope Mill Theatre at Hope Mill
06 September 2018 to 29 September 2018
(reviewer: Alan Hulme)



Lloyd Eyre-Morgan and Neil Ely with music by Ashley M A Walsh and lyrics by the authors and Jack Bennetts
Lloyd Eyre-Morgan and Neil Ely with Supurbia Manchester Pride at Hope Mill, Manchester
14 August 2018 (reviewer: David Cunningham)

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)