Timothy Connor as Pulcino and Charlotte Hoather as Uccellina, James Glossop


Composed by Lliam Paterson (Manchester International Festival, Scottish Opera and Improbable at The Grafton Centre, Hyde).
Reviewer: David Chadderton

Nina Hoss, Jonathan Keenan

Returning to Reims

Based on the memoir by Didier Eribon in a version by the Schaubühne (Schaubühne Berlin, MIF, HOME Manchester and Théâtre de la Ville at HOME Manchester).
Reviewer: David Chadderton

Joshua Jacob (Chichikov),

Dead Souls

Chloë Myerson (Monkhead Theatre at Theatre N16).
Reviewer: Claire Seymour

Amer Hlehel, David Sandison


Amer Hlehel, translated by Amir Nizar Zuabi (Young Vic Maria Studio).
Reviewer: Philip Fisher

Michal Keyamo in The Welcoming Party, Jonathan Keenan

The Welcoming Party

(Theatre-Rites at Museum of Science and Industry).
Reviewer: Georgina Wells

Gareth Cassidy as Tom Morgan in Treasure island,

Treasure Island

Debbie Oates, adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson (Dukes Theatre, Lancaster at Williamson Park, Lancaster).
Reviewer: David Upton

Jamie Barwood as Joe and Richard Watkins as Charlie, Gaz at

He Shoots! He Scores!

Book by Jon Bradfield & Martin Hooper, music & lyrics by Jon Bradfield (Above the Stag Theatre).
Reviewer: Howard Loxton

What if Women Ruled the World, Tristram Kenton

What if Women Ruled the World?

Yael Bartana (artist), Abi Morgan (writer) (Manchester International Festival at Mayfield, Manchester).
Reviewer: David Chadderton

Mark Quartley and Simon Russell Beale, Topher McGrillis

The Tempest

William Shakespeare (Royal Shakespeare Company at Barbican Centre).
Reviewer: Philip Fisher

Lucinda Childs Dance Company in Available Light, J J Tiziou

Available Light

Lucinda Childs (Lucinda Childs Dance Company at Palace Theatre).
Reviewer: Georgina Wells