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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
Cats
The Nether
Blurred Lines
The Beautiful Game (Union Theatre)

 

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

California Dreams:
Assassins
King Charles III
Little Revolution (Almeida Theatre)
Electra
Henry V (Noel Coward Theatre)
Speed-The-Plow
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
Hotel
Mr Burns
1984
American Psycho
God Bless The Child
Grim

 

Bug Juice:
Urinetown
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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