Theatre in 2016


I’ll be honest, this list is probably going to end up having a similar theme to my shows from 2015… But it’s worth a go! (Inspired by the Theatre Tourist’s own annual lists.) There should be some exciting productions making it onto the list, and I do have some theatre resolutions to keep.

946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, Shakespeare’s Globe (x11)
946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips (tour), Birmingham Rep (x4)
946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips (tour), West Yorkshire Playhouse (x3)
946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips (tour), Warwick Arts Centre
946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips (tour), Bristol Old Vic (x3)
1984, Playhouse Theatre
A Christmas Carol (Martin Prest), Bridewell Theatre
A Christmas Carol with Simon Callow, Arts Theatre (West End)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare’s Globe (x12)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Action To The Word), River Stage (National Theatre)
A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings, Little Angel Theatre
A Subject of Scandal and Concern, Finborough Theatre
After The Heat We Battle For The Heart, The Vaults
All Or Nothing, The Vaults
American Idiot (tour), Churchill Theatre
American Idiot, Arts Theatre (West End)
An Inspector Calls, Playhouse Theatre
Another Night Before Christmas, Bridge House Theatre
Art, The Old Vic (x2)
As You Like It, National Theatre
Babe, the Sheep-Pig, Polka Theatre
Beetles From The West, Hope Theatre
Benighted, Old Red Lion Theatre
Blind Man’s Song, Pleasance London
Boy Stroke Girl, Tristan Bates
Cargo, Arcola
Chicago (tour), New Wimbledon Theatre
Comus, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Crime and Punishment: A Rock Musical, The Scoop
CTRL+ALT+DELETE, Camden People’s Theatre
Dead Funny, Vaudeville Theatre
Doctor Faustus, Duke of York’s Theatre
Doctor Faustus (RSC), Barbican
Down & Out in Paris and London, New Diorama Theatre
Exposure the Musical, St James Theatre
Footloose (tour), New Wimbledon Theatre
From Ibiza To The Norfolk Broads, Waterloo East Theatre
Funny Girl, Savoy Theatre
Gatsby, Union Theatre
Good King Richard, Drayton Arms
Guys and Dolls, Savoy Theatre (x3)
Half a Sixpence, Noël Coward Theatre
Hand to God, Vaudeville Theatre
Hangmen, Wyndham’s Theatre
Holiday Humour (Shook Up Shakespeare), Phoenix Artist Club
I’m Getting My Act Together And Taking It On The Road, Jermyn Street Theatre
Imogen, Shakespeare’s Globe
King John, Rose Theatre Kingston
King Lear, Barbican
Kinky Boots, Adelphi Theatre (x5)
Labyrinth, Hampstead Theatre
Lazarus, King’s Cross Theatre
Licensed To Ill, Southwark Playhouse (x2)
Love’s Labour’s Lost (RSC), Theatre Royal Haymarket
Love’s Pilgrimage (Read Not Dead), Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
LUV, Park Theatre
Macbeth, Shakespeare’s Globe
Mary Stuart, Almeida Theatre
Midsummer Madness (Shook Up Shakespeare), Rosemary Branch Theatre
Million Dollar Quartet, Royal Festival Hall
Miss Atomic Bomb, St James Theatre (x3)
Mrs Henderson Presents, Noël Coward Theatre
Much Ado About Nothing, ReFASHIONed Theatre (Selfridges)
Murder Ballad, Arts Theatre (West End)
Nell Gwynn, Apollo Theatre
Nice Fish, Harold Pinter Theatre
Off The Kings Road, Jermyn Street Theatre
Once in a Lifetime, Young Vic
Peter Pan, National Theatre
Pride & Prejudice (tour), Greenwich Theatre
Private Lives (tour), Churchill Theatre
Ragtime, Charing Cross Theatre
Red Velvet, Garrick Theatre
Remedial Remedies, Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Richard II, Barbican
Romeo and Juliet, Rose Playhouse
Saint Joan, Donmar Warehouse (x2)
Shit-faced Showtime, Wonderground
Show Boat, New London Theatre
Some Girl(s), Park Theatre
Sunny Afternoon, Harold Pinter Theatre (x104)
Sunny Afternoon (tour), Orchard Theatre
The Alchemist, The Rose Playhouse
The Alchemist (RSC), Barbican
The Beggar’s Opera, Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre (RADA)
The Buskers Opera, Park Theatre (x4)
The Caretaker, The Old Vic
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, Criterion Theatre
The Comedy of Errors (Antic Disposition), Gray’s Inn Hall
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Gielgud Theatre
The End of Longing, Playhouse Theatre
The Go-Between, Apollo Theatre (x3)
The Homecoming, Trafalgar Studios
The Last Five Years, St James Theatre
The Last Tango (tour), New Wimbledon Theatre
The Last Tango, Phoenix Theatre
The Last Tycoon, Above the Arts Theatre
The Local Stigmatic, Old Red Lion Theatre
The Lorax, The Old Vic (x3)
The Maids, Trafalgar Studios (x2)
The Marked, Ovalhouse
The Mousetrap, St Martin’s Theatre
The Pianist of Willesden Lane, St James Theatre
The Plough and the Stars, National Theatre
The Quentin Dentin Show, Above The Arts
The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare’s Globe
The Threepenny Opera, National Theatre (x3)
The War of the Worlds, Dominion Theatre
The Wawel Dragon, The Scoop
The We Plays, Hope Theatre
The Woman In Black, Fortune Theatre
There’s No Place Like, Live at the Zédel
Think of England, Ugly Duck
This House, Garrick Theatre (x2)
This Is Living, Trafalgar Studios
This Little Life Of Mine, Park Theatre
‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore, Tristan Bates Theatre
Titus Andronicus, Rose Playhouse
Tonight With Donny Stixx, Bunker Theatre
Twelfth Night (Scena Mundi), French Protestant Church (x5)
Twelfth Night (Scena Mundi – The Mechanicals), Albert Square Garden
Unfaithful, Found111
Unreachable, Royal Court
Vanities: The Musical, Trafalgar Studios
Voyager, New Diorama Theatre
Waiting For Waiting For Godot, St James Theatre (Studio)
Where Do Little Birds Go?, Old Red Lion Theatre
Why The Whales Came, Ovalhouse
Wild, Hampstead Theatre
Wild Honey, Hampstead Theatre
Winter of Our Discotheque, RADA Studios
Young Chekhov: Ivanov, National Theatre
Young Chekhov: Platonov, National Theatre
Young Chekhov: The Seagull, National Theatre

So, that comes to 127 different shows – and 291 shows in total! I’ve managed greater variety than last year and seen a lot more shows… (In 2015 it was 55 different shows & 231 in total.)