Manchester Theatre Awards

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


Emma Walker and Marivi Da Sliva

TORO: Beauty and the Bull

Carlos Pons Guerra inspired by stories from Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve and Angela Carter
DeNada Dance Theatre at The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
01 April 2018 (reviewer: David Cunningham)

Love, Bombs and Apples

Love, Bombs and Apples

Hassan Abdulrazzak
AIK Productions and Turtle Key Arts at The Lowry, Salford
30 March 2018 (reviewer: David Cunningham)



Catherine Cranfield
Theatre Unlocked at 53two,Manchester
27 March 2018 to 31 March 2018
(reviewer: David Cunningham)

Siu-See Hung (Helen), Tina Chiang (Lily) in Mountains

Mountains: The Dreams of Lily Kwok

In-Sook Chappell
Royal Exchange Theatre, Yellow Earth and Black Theatre Live at Royal Exchange Studio
22 March 2018 to 07 April 2018
(reviewer: David Murray)



Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan( Book) Marc Shaiman(Music and lyrics) and Scott Wittman (Lyrics) based upon the film by John Waters
Mark Goucher , Matthew Gales and Laurence Myers at The Opera House, Manchester
26 March 2018 to 07 April 2018
(reviewer: David Cunningham)

Nigel Havers, Denis Lawson and Stephen Tompkinson


Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton
Old Vic at The Lowry
26 March 2018 to 31 March 2018
(reviewer: Alan Hulme)

Sooha Kim as 'Kim' and Gerald Santos as 'Thuy'

Miss Saigon

Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil with lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr and Michael Mahler
Cameron Mackintosh at The Palace, Manchester
21 March 2018 to 12 May 2018
(reviewer: David Cunningham)

East is East: Kulvinder Ghir - George

East is East

Ayub Khan Din
The Octagon Theatre at The Octagon Theatre, Bolton
15 March 2018 to 14 April 2018
(reviewer: David Cunningham)