Theatre in 2017

End of year report

So, following on from last year – I have 127 & 291 shows to beat!

9 to 5 (Gillingham Dramatic Society), The Central Theatre
35mm: A Musical Exhibition
, The Other Palace Studio (x2)
42nd Street
, Theatre Royal Drury Lane
946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, St Ann’s Warehouse (x4)
A Christmas Carol, Old Vic (x4)
A Christmas Carol (The Fitzrovia Radio Hour), Paradiso Spiegeltent (Leicester Square)
A Christmas Carol (Dominic Gerrard), Charles Dickens Museum
A Christmas Carol (Antic Disposition), Middle Temple Hall
A Christmas Carol the Musical, Brewhouse Theatre
A Clockwork Orange, Park Theatre
A Dark Night in Dalston, Park Theatre
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Young Vic
A Tale of Two Cities, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
A Year From Now, The Vaults
Abigail, The Bunker
Abigail’s Party, Richmond Theatre
ADITL ‘A Day In The Life’, Camden People’s Theatre
Alice’s Adventures Underground, The Vaults
An American in Paris, Dominion Theatre (x3)
Apocalypse Meow: Crisis is Born, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Apologia, Trafalgar Studios
As You Like It (Rutgers Conservatory), Shakespeare’s Globe
Avenue Q, New World Stages
Bat Out of Hell, Coliseum
Beau Brummell – An Elegant Madness, Jermyn Street Theatre
Book Story, Little Angel Theatre Studios
Boom, Theatre503
Boudica, Shakespeare’s Globe (x2)
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, Upstairs at the Gatehouse (x3)
BU21, Trafalgar Studios
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Apollo Theatre
Cell Mates, Hampstead Theatre
Chinglish, Park Theatre
Common, National Theatre (x3)
Contactless, Hen and Chickens
Coriolanus (RSC), Barbican
Cover My Tracks, Old Vic
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Old Red Lion Theatre
Dark Room, Etcetera Theatre
Death Takes A Holiday, Charing Cross Theatre
Dirty Great Love Story, Arts Theatre (West End)
Disco Pigs, Trafalgar Studios
Doomed Resistance, Etcetera Theatre (x2)
Dubailand, Finborough Theatre
Edward II (Lazarus Theatre), Tristan Bates Theatre
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Apollo Theatre
Eyes Closed, Ears Covered, The Bunker
Fantastic Mr Fox, Lyric Hammersmith
Fantastic Mr Fox, Orchard Theatre
Fantastic Mr Fox, Theatre Royal Bath
FCUK’D, The Bunker
Filthy Business, Hampstead Theatre (x2)
Fiver, Live at Zédel
Flood, Tristan Bates Theatre
Follies, National Theatre
Formby, Churchill Theatre
Forty Years On, Chichester Festival Theatre
Frankenstein, Greenwich Theatre
Girl From The North Country, Old Vic (x2)
Gloria, Hampstead Theatre
Hair, The Vaults
Half a Sixpence, Noël Coward Theatre (x2)
Hamilton, Victoria Palace Theatre
Hamlet, Harold Pinter Theatre
Hamlet, Park Theatre
Hansel and Gretel (Pop-Up Opera), V&A Museum of Childhood
Hedda Gabler, National Theatre
Henry V (Antic Disposition), Southwark Cathedral
I Know You Of Old, Hope Theatre
Idle Women of the Wartime Waterways, The Cruising Association (Limehouse)
Imagine This, Union Theatre (x2)
In Other Words, Hope Theatre
Ink, Almeida Theatre
Ink, Duke of York’s Theatre (x2)
Insignificance, Arcola Theatre
Ishq, Sadler’s Wells
January, Live At Zédel
Jane Eyre, National Theatre
Juliet and Romeo’s work in progress, Ovalhouse
Julius Caesar (Rutgers Conservatory), Shakespeare’s Globe
Killer, Shoreditch Town Hall
King Lear, Shakespeare’s Globe (x2)
King Lear, Minerva Theatre (Chichester)
Kinky Boots, Adelphi Theatre
Kiss Me, Trafalgar Studios 2
La Ronde, The Bunker
Labour of Love, Noël Coward Theatre
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, Wyndham’s Theatre
Lazarus, King’s Cross Theatre (x2)
Life of Galileo, Young Vic
Lions and Tigers, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse (x3)
Lizzie, Greenwich Theatre
Madame Rubinstein, Park Theatre
Mamma Mia!, New Theatre Oxford
Manhattan Parisienne (work in progress), The Other Palace Studio (x2)
Matilda the Musical, Cambridge Theatre
Metropolis, Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre
Miracle On 34th Street, Bridge House Theatre
Miss Nightingale, The Vaults
Mrs Orwell, Old Red Lion Theatre
Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare’s Globe (x13)
Mumburger, Old Red Lion Theatre
Nativity!, Eventim Apollo
Nell Gwynn, Shakespeare’s Globe (x2)
On The Town, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
Once Upon A Snowflake, Chelsea Theatre
One Last Thing (For Now), Old Red Lion Theatre
Oslo, National Theatre
Otelo, Southwark Playhouse
Othello, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, Duke of York’s Theatre (x3)
Out There On Fried Meat Ridge Rd., Trafalgar Studios
Paper Hearts, Upstairs at the Gatehouse
People, Places & Things, Bristol Old Vic
Pete ‘n’ Keely, Tristan Bates Theatre
Peter Pan Goes Wrong, Apollo Theatre
Pinocchio, National Theatre (Lyttleton)
PLUTO, Barons Court Theatre
PLUTO, Cockpit Theatre
Posh, The Pleasance
Prism, Hampstead Theatre
Promises, Promises, Southwark Playhouse (x3)
Queen Anne, Theatre Royal Haymarket
Quiz, Minerva Theatre (Chichester)
Rain: 50 Years of Sgt. Peppers, London Palladium
Read Not Dead: Sappho and Phao, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Reasons To Be Cheerful, Theatre Royal Stratford East
Rebel Angel, Old Operating Theatre
Richard III (Antic Disposition), Temple Church
Richard III (Pentire Street Productions), Barons Court Theatre
Road, Royal Court
Romantics Anonymous, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse (x7)
Romeo & Juliet (Merely Theatre), Greenwich Theatre
Romeo & Juliet, Shakespeare’s Globe (x5)
Romeo + Juliet (Watermill Theatre), Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Romeo & Juliet (Shakespeare in the Squares), Norfolk Square Gardens
Rotterdam, Arts Theatre (West End)
Running Wild, Hackney Empire
Saint George and the Dragon, National Theatre (x2)
School of Rock, New London Theatre
Shit-faced Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing, Leicester Square Theatre
Shit-faced Showtime: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Leicester Square Theatre
Speech & Debate, Trafalgar Studios (x2)
Stick Man, Leicester Square Theatre
Strictly Ballroom, West Yorkshire Playhouse
Sweet Bird of Youth, Chichester Festival Theatre
Talk Radio, Old Red Lion Theatre
The Box of Delights, Wilton’s Music Hall
The Boys in The Band, Vaudeville Theatre
The Buried Moon, Rose Playhouse
The Cherry Orchard, Arcola Theatre
The Dark Room, Theatre503
The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Southwark Playhouse
The Doppel Gang, Tristan Bates
The Duchess of Malfi, St Giles-in-the-Fields (x2)
The Dysfunctional Guide To Being A Third Wheel, Live at Zédel
The Ferryman, Royal Court
The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk, Bristol Old Vic
The Glass Menagerie, Duke of York’s Theatre
The Grinning Man, Trafalgar Studios
The Kite Runner, Wyndham’s Theatre
The Little Matchgirl, Bristol Old Vic
The Lorax, Old Vic (x3)
The Lost Boy Peter Pan, Pleasance Theatre
The Lottery of Love, Orange Tree Theatre (x2)
The Machine Stops, Jacksons Lane
The Mercy Seat, Hen and Chickens
The Merry Wives of Windsor, Theatre N16
The Mikado, Richmond Theatre
The Misanthrope, Drayton Arms Theatre
The Miser, Garrick Theatre
The Outer Space, The Public Theater (Joe’s Pub)
The Phantom of the Opera, Her Majesty’s Theatre
The Philanthropist, Trafalgar Studios
The Pitchfork Disney, Shoreditch Town Hall
The Plague, Arcola Theatre
The Pulverised, Arcola Theatre
The Red Balloon, Puppet Theatre Barge
The Red Lion, Trafalgar Studios
The Secret Theatre, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
The Slaves of Solitude, Hampstead Theatre
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde (Blackeyed Theatre), Greenwich Theatre
The Taming of the Shrew (Lazarus Theatre), Brockley Jack Theatre
The Tempest, Southwark Playhouse
The Tempest, Rose Playhouse
The Tin Drum, Bristol Old Vic
The Tin Drum, Shoreditch Town Hall
The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus, Finborough Theatre
The Ugly One, Park Theatre
The Understudy, Canal Café Theatre
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, Ambassadors Theatre
The View From Nowhere, Park Theatre
The Wild Party, Hope Theatre
The Wild Party, The Other Palace
The Wind in the Willows, London Palladium
The Woman in the Moon (Dolphin’s Back), Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Thebes Land, Arcola Theatre
They Built It. No One Came., Greenwich STUDIO
This Must Be The Place, The Vaults
Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales, Leicester Square Theatre
Tiresia, Etcetera Theatre
Tommy, Theatre Royal Stratford East
Tristan & Yseult, Shakespeare’s Globe (x3)
Trouble in Mind, The Print Room at the Coronet
Twelfth Night, National Theatre
Twelfth Night (Merely Theatre), Greenwich Theatre
Twelfth Night (Merely Theatre), Theatre N16
Twelfth Night, Shakespeare’s Globe (x16)
Twelfth Night (Watermill Theatre), Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Twelfth Night (RSC), Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Twitstorm, Park Theatre
Venus and Adonis, Swan Theatre
Venus in Fur, Theatre Royal Haymarket (x2)
What Shadows, Park Theatre
Wicked, Apollo Victoria
Witness for the Prosecution, London County Hall
Working, Southwark Playhouse
Worst Wedding Ever, Salisbury Playhouse
Woyzeck, Old Vic
Yank!, Charing Cross Theatre
Young Marx, Bridge Theatre

That comes to 212 different shows – and (again) 291 in total! What a year…

But it’s not just plays and musicals that I spend my days at – and there have been so many other things this year that they need to be listed too…

Anthony Strong Trio, Live at Zédel & Elgar Rooms (Royal Albert Hall)
FORUM: Venus & Adonis (Scena Mundi), St Giles-in-the-Fields
Oliver Hoare and the Late Great, Spice of Life
WhatsOnStage Awards, Prince of Wales Theatre
Honeymoon in Vegas (LMTO), London Palladium
London’s Hidden Gem, Little Angel Theatre
Phoenix Collective, London Irish Centre
Olivier Awards, Royal Albert Hall (red carpet & press room)
George Maguire & Friends, The Bridge House
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in Concert, Royal Albert Hall
The Art of Protest, Donmar Warehouse
Samaritans Calling, Karamel Club
Twelfth Night study day, Globe Sackler Studios
Lucy Worsley (Jane Austen), Richmond Theatre
A Night on the Barge, Battersea Barge
A Long Way From Home, Live at Zédel (x3) & Pizza Express Live (Holborn)
Introductory Lecture: Much Ado About Nothing, Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre
Mike Fox, Spice of Life
West End Live Lounge: Woman, The Other Palace Studio
The Old Vic Voices Off: Can Lyrics Be Literature?, Old Vic
New. Theatre showcase, The Other Palace Studio
Casino Royale in Concert, Royal Albert Hall
After Hours tour, National Theatre
Hard Rain: Barb Jungr sings Dylan and Cohen, Live at Zédel
Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters, Royal Albert Hall
A Christmas Carol (LMTO), Lyceum Theatre
NT Platform: Toby Olié & Bob Crowley, National Theatre
National Theatre Christmas Quiz, National Theatre
The Craft of Puppets, National Theatre