Manchester Theatre Awards

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




Rani Moorthy
Rasa and Contact at Alankar House of Sarees
12 March 2018 to 24 March 2018
(reviewer: Diana Stenson)

Shane Zaza in the title role of Frankenstein


by Mary Shelley, adapted by April de Angelis
Royal Exchange, Manchester
09 March 2018 to 14 April 2018
(reviewer: David Upton)

Matthew Bourne's Cinderella

Matthew Bourne's Cinderella

Matthew Bourne direction and choreography; music by Prokofiev
New Adventures at Lowry Lyric Theatre
13 March 2018 to 17 March 2018
(reviewer: Carmel Thomason)

Hurry Up, Jess

Hurry Up, Jess

Olivia Race
Front Room Productions at A Bedroom, Manchester
11 March 2018 (reviewer: David Cunningham)

Tereza Gevorgyan as Oscar, Rafael Rojas as Gustavus and Patricia Bardon as Ulrika in Opera North's Un Ballo in Maschera

Un Ballo in Maschera

Somma (after Scribe) and Verdi
Opera North at The Lowry
10 March 2018 (reviewer: Robert Beale)

Ellen Kent's La Traviata

La Traviata

Piave and Verdi
Ellen Kent at Opera House, Manchester
09 March 2018 (reviewer: Robert Beale)

Contact Young Company - She Bangs The Drums

She Bangs The Drums

Devised Theatre
Contact Young Company, Louise Mothersole, Rebecca Biscuit at Museum of Science and Industry
08 March 2018 to 11 March 2018
(reviewer: David Murray)

William Dazeley as Don Giovanni and Jennifer Davis as Donna Anna

Don Giovanni

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Lorenzo da Ponte
Opera North at The Lowry, Salford
07 March 2018 to 10 March 2018
(reviewer: David Cunningham)