Manchester Theatre Awards

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Poster for Rachel

Rachel

Stevie Helps
New Live Theatre Company and Stevie Helps Theatre Productions at The Lowry, Salford
13 January 2018 (reviewer: David Cunningham)

Manchester Theatre Awards review

A Dinner Engagement

Paul Dehn, Lennox Berkeley
Manchester Opera Ensemble at Manchester Central Library
19 December 2017 to 20 December 2017
(reviewer: Robert Beale)

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens adapted by Olivia Race
Alice Barber and Olivia Race for Front Room Productions at The International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester
18 December 2017 to 23 December 2017
(reviewer: David Cunningham)

The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo

Music and Lyrics by Jon Fibre, Olivia Jacobs, Robin Prince and Andy Shaw. Based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
Tall Stories at Lowry, Quays Theatre
06 December 2017 to 07 January 2018
(reviewer: Carmel Thomason)

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

The MAP Rep Company
The MAP Rep Company at 53two, Manchester
19 December 2017 to 23 December 2017
(reviewer: David Cunningham)

Eliza Boom, Rebecca Barry, Lucy Vallis and chorus in the RNCM's Cendrillon

Cendrillon (Cinderella)

Henri Cain and Jules Massenet
Royal Northern College of Music at RNCM
06 December 2017 to 16 December 2017
(reviewer: Robert Hamilton)

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

Beautiful –The Carole King Musical

Book by Douglas McGrath Music / Lyrics: Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Barry Mann and  Cynthia Weil
Paul Blake, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Mike Bosner, in association with Michael Harrison at The Palace Theatre, Manchester
12 December 2017 to 06 January 2018
(reviewer: David Cunningham)

John Barrowman as Dick Whittington

Dick Whittington

Alan McHugh
Qdos Entertainment at Opera House
09 December 2017 to 07 January 2018
(reviewer: Carmel Thomason)