Manchester Theatre Awards

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Reviews

Hard Times by Northern Broadsides

Hard Times

Deborah McAndrew
Northern Broadsides at The Lowry, Salford
06 March 2018 to 10 March 2018
(reviewer: Diana Stenson)

Anne Sophie Duprels as Cio-Cio-San in Opera North’s production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly

Giacosa & Illica, Puccini
Opera North at The Lowry
06 March 2018 to 08 March 2018
(reviewer: Robert Hamilton)

Sarah McDonald Hughes and Curtis Cole

Sherbet

Sarah McDonald Hughes and Curtis Cole
The Octagon Theatre at The Octagon Theatre, Bolton
02 March 2018 to 10 March 2018
(reviewer: David Cunningham)

Dominic Holmes and Joyce Branagh in Vincent River

Vincent River

Philip Ridley
Yet Another Carnival and Hope Mill Theatre at Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester
27 February 2018 to 24 March 2018
(reviewer: David Cunningham)

Trump The Musical

Trump The Musical

Laurence Peacock with music composed by Dominic Lo
Blowfish Theatre at 53 Two , Manchester
01 March 2018 to 02 March 2018
(reviewer: David Cunningham)

The Sleeping Beauty by Birmingham Royal Ballet

The Sleeping Beauty

Petipa, Tchaikovsky, Peter Wright
Birmingham Royal Ballet at The Lowry
28 February 2018 to 03 March 2018
(reviewer: Robert Beale)

The Replacement Child

The Replacement Child

Vittoria Caffola
Abooo Theatre at Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester
20 February 2018 to 23 February 2018
(reviewer: David Cunningham)

Brief Encounter

Brief Encounter

Noël Coward
Kneehigh at Lowry
20 February 2018 to 24 February 2018
(reviewer: Carmel Thomason)

David Ricardo Pearce (Hamlet)

Hamlet

William Shakespeare
Octagon Theatre Bolton at Octagon Theatre Bolton
15 February 2018 to 10 March 2018
(reviewer: David Chadderton)