Manchester Theatre Awards

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


Stick Man poster

Stick Man

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
Scamp Theatre and Freckle Productions at The Lowry, Salford
30 September 2017 to 01 October 2017
(reviewer: Carmel Thomason)

Bayadère - The Ninth Life

Bayadère - The Ninth Life

Shobana Jeyasingh
Shobana Jeyasingh  Dance at The Quays Theatre. The Lowry,Salford
28 September 2017 to 29 September 2017
(reviewer: David Cunningham)

Ghost Dances (Liam Francis, Daniel Davidson, Juan Gil)

Ghost Dances

Kim Brandstrup, Andonis Foniadakis, Christopher Bruce
Rambert at The Lowry
28 September 2017 to 30 September 2017
(reviewer: Robert Beale)

People, Places & Things

Duncan MacMillan
Headlong, National Theatre, HOME, Exeter Northcott Theatre at HOME
22 September 2017 to 07 October 2017
(reviewer: Kevin Bourke)

Liam Vincent-Kilbride, Diana Vickers and the Cappuccino Trio

Son of a Preacher Man

Warner Brown
Churchill Theatre Bromley, on behalf of Dusty Touring Ltd at Palace Theatre, Manchester
26 September 2017 to 30 September 2017
(reviewer: Paul Genty)

LtoR Jayne McKenna as Zoe, Rachel Lumberg as Rachel, Emily Joyce as Heather & Alison Fitzjohn as Claire, with Five To Five as The Band in The Band.

The Band

Tim Firth and the music of Take That
David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers at Opera House
08 September 2017 to 30 September 2017
(reviewer: Carmel Thomason)

Gypsy Queen

Gypsy Queen

Rob Ward
Hope Theatre Company Rob Ward, Hannah Ellis Ryan and Diana Atkins at Hope Mill Theatre , Manchester
25 September 2017 to 30 September 2017
(reviewer: David Cunningham)

Aladdin - Birmingham Royal Ballet: Tzu-Chao Chou as the Djinn and company


David Bintley, Carl Davis
Birmingham Royal Ballet at The Lowry
20 September 2017 to 23 September 2017
(reviewer: Robert Beale)

Norah Lopez Holden in Our Town

Our Town

Thornton Wilder
The Royal Exchange at The Royal Exchange, Manchester 
14 September 2017 to 14 October 2017
(reviewer: David Cunningham)

Cover My Tracks

Cover My Tracks

Charlie Fink and David Greig
The Old Vic, London and Fane at The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
14 September 2017 to 16 September 2017
(reviewer: David Cunningham)