Manchester Theatre Awards

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Reviews

Barbara Hockaday, Lauryn Redding and Isobel Bates

Oh What a Lovely War

Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop, Charles Chilton, Gerry Raffles and members of the original cast
Oldham Coliseum Theatre at Oldham Coliseum
08 September 2017 to 30 September 2017
(reviewer: Robert Beale)

Gary McNair in Letters To Morrissey

Letters To Morrissey

Gary McNair
Traverse Theatre at HOME
12 September 2017 to 16 September 2017
(reviewer: Kevin Bourke)

James Atherton (Bob), Taj Atwal (Rita) and Gemma Dobson (Sue)

Rita, Sue and Bob Too

Andrea Dunbar
Octagon Theatre Bolton, Out of Joint and Royal Court Theatre at Octagon Theatre
06 September 2017 to 23 September 2017
(reviewer: David Chadderton)

How The Other Half Loves

Alan Ayckbourn
Bill Kenwright at The Lowry
11 September 2017 to 16 September 2017
(reviewer: Paul Genty)

How to be a Kid

How to be a Kid

Sarah McDonald-Hughes
A Paines Plough, Theatr Clwyd and Orange Tree Theatre production at The Lowry, The Roundabout, Little Hulton
07 September 2017 to 10 September 2017
(reviewer: David Cunningham)

Out Of Love

Out Of Love

Elinor Cook
Paines Plough, Theatr Clwyd and Orange Tree Theatre at The Lowry, The Roundabout, Little Hulton 
08 September 2017 to 10 September 2017
(reviewer: David Cunningham)

Black Mountain

Black Mountain

Brad Birch
Paines Plough, Theatr Clwyd and Orange Tree Theatre at The Lowry, The Roundabout, Little Hulton 
07 September 2017 to 09 September 2017
(reviewer: David Cunningham)

Maggie Fox as Mr Darcy and Sue Ryding as Jane Austen

Mr Darcy Loses the Plot

Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding
LipService at The Lowry, Quays Theatre
06 September 2017 to 09 September 2017
(reviewer: Carmel Thomason)

Freak

Freak

Anna Jordan
MAP Productions at 53Two, Manchester
31 August 2017 to 09 September 2017
(reviewer: David Cunningham)

The Addams Family

Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice; Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Aria Entertainment and Music & Lyrics, in association with Festival Theatre Edinburgh at Lyric Theatre, The Lowry
29 August 2017 to 09 September 2017
(reviewer: Kevin Bourke)