Manchester Theatre Awards

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


Blood Brothers

Blood Brothers

Willy Russell
Bill Kenwright at The Palace, Manchester
15 May 2018 to 26 May 2018
(reviewer: David Cunningham)



Alexander Knott
BoxLess Physical Theatre at 53Two, Manchester
08 May 2018 to 12 May 2018
(reviewer: David Cunningham)

Becky Wilkie (Irena), Helen Goalen (Olga), Abbi Greenland (Masha)

Three Sisters

RashDash (Helen Goalen, Abbi Greenland and Becky Wilkie) after Chekov
RashDash and Royal Exchange Theatre at The Royal Exchange, Manchester
03 May 2018 to 19 May 2018
(reviewer: David Cunningham)

All aboard for Titanic the Musical

Titanic the Musical

Music & lyrics: Maury Yeston. Book: Peter Stone
Danielle Tarento, Steven M. Levy and Vaughan Williams for Capital Musicals Ltd in association with Mayflower Theatre, Southampton at The Lowry, Salford
07 May 2018 to 12 May 2018
(reviewer: David Upton)

THE JUNGLE BOOK. Keziah Joseph 'Mowgli' and The Company.

The Jungle Book

By Jessica Swale. Music by Joe Stilgoe. Based on the stories by Rudyard Kipling’s
Children’s Touring Partnership and Royal & Derngate at Lowry Lyric Theatre
02 May 2018 to 06 May 2018
(reviewer: Carmel Thomason)



Diane Samuels
Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch, Les Theatres de la Ville de Luxembourg and Selladoor at Opera House, Manchester
01 May 2018 to 05 May 2018
(reviewer: David Cunningham)

Manchester Theatre Awards review

JB Shorts 19

Dave Simpson, Trevor Suthers, Ben Tagoe, Joe Ainsworth, James Quinn, Peter Kerry and Lindsay Williams
Reallife Theatre Company at 53two
24 April 2018 to 05 May 2018
(reviewer: David Chadderton)

Cast of Trial


Rosina Carbone, Nisa Cole, Sarah Mcdonald-Hughes and Eve Steele
Monkeywood Theatre and Bolton Octagon at Bolton Town Hall
26 April 2018 to 28 April 2018
(reviewer: David Murray)



Rachael Young
Anna Smith at The Lowry, Salford
26 April 2018 to 27 April 2018
(reviewer: David Cunningham)

Kirsty Bushell (Lyubov Andreyevna Ranyevskaya) and Jude Owusu (Yermolai Alekseyevich Lopakhin)

The Cherry Orchard

Written by Anton Chekhov. Translation by Rory Mullarkey
The Royal Exchange and Bristol Old Vic at Royal Exchange Theatre
19 April 2018 to 19 May 2018
(reviewer: Carmel Thomason)