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My Best and Worst of 2014 Theatre

January 14, 2015

Happy New Year to all readers. Back for 2015 :).

So, with another year gone, in the great tradition all blog-writers use when they are still slightly in “holiday mode” but need to file… Here, in no particular order under each heading, is my “best to worst” show list of 2014:

Out Of This World:
Blithe Spirit
The Nether
Blurred Lines
The Beautiful Game (Union Theatre)


The Wonder Years:
The Mikado
The Weir
A Streetcar Named Desire
Cinderella (New Wimbledon Theatre)
Love Story (Union Theatre)
Sunny Afternoon
Made In Dagenham
The Elephantom (New London Theatre)
My Night With Reg
Bakersfield Mist
A Taste of Honey
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Hobson’s Choice
Here Lies Love
Fings Ain’t What They Used To Be

California Dreams:
King Charles III
Little Revolution (Almeida Theatre)
Henry V (Noel Coward Theatre)
Behind The Beautiful Forevers
Forbidden Broadway (Menier Chocolate Factory)
Clarence Darrow
Ushers: The Front of House Musical
All My Sons
The Pajama Game
The Duck House
I Can’t Sing
Finian’s Rainbow
Other Desert Cities
King Lear (Olivier Theatre)


Saved By The Bell:
Great Britain
Mr Burns
American Psycho
God Bless The Child


Bug Juice:
Porgy and Bess (Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park)
The Confessions of Gordon Brown


It’s not comprehensive – I’ve left out “re-visits,” tours outside London, and shows which haven’t had official press nights yet, but otherwise, it’s been quite a year.

Now to work on who receives a “Goodmonkey Award.” Coming soon, watch this space.

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