Manchester Theatre Awards

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



Palmyra (Orbit Festival)

Nasi Voutsas and Bertrand Lesca
Nasi Voutsas and Bertrand Lesca at HOME. Manchester
03 October 2017 to 04 October 2017
(reviewer: David Cunningham)

Jo Ben Ayed as Hassan

The Kite Runner

Adapted by Matthew Spangler from the novel by Khaled Hosseini
Nottingham Playhouse/Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse at The Lowry
03 October 2017 to 07 October 2017
(reviewer: Alan Hulme)

Cosmic Scallies

Cosmic Scallies

Jackie Hagan
Graeae Theatre Company and The Royal Exchange Theatre at The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester
27 September 2017 to 14 October 2017
(reviewer: David Cunningham)

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)