If these reviews of the last week’s theatre are anything to go by, there are some high quality productions out there for your perusal, whether you are heading to the West End, London Fringe or beyond.
Carrying on a new series, our editor Lisa Martland has picked out her Top Picks including three musicals: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ The Musical at the Ambassadors Theatre (Libby Purves), Fiver at Southwark Playhouse (Emma Clarendon) and The Color Purple at Curve Leicester (No Billington).
Plus there is plenty to relish on the straight play front – Europe at Donmar Warehouse (Carole Woddis) and The End of History at the Royal Court Theatre (Maryam Philpott) – and some joyful fun and frolics thanks to the return of Noises Off to Lyric Hammersmith (Anne Cox) and the carnival atmosphere of the Globe’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Debbie Gilpin).
So the 40-plus affiliated bloggers who contribute to My Theatre Mates have been pretty busy as always. Enjoy a snapshot of their efforts below.