I’ve selected 20 of the things that inspired, moved, amused and delighted, which have pushed the boundaries of what it possible and continued to fly the flag for theatre in the UK.
In the spirit of continued inventiveness under these odd times, spooky drama Stay Safe from New Perspectives takes place entirely over WhatsApp.
Writer/director Jack McNamara’s clever play The Boss Of It All remorselessly targets the ineptitude of the governing classes and, along the way, takes some delightful pot shots at the pretensions of a certain type of actor.
The cult classic Lars von Trier film, The Boss of It All, has been adapted for a specially staged streamed version by theatre company New Perspectives, with Josie Lawrence playing the title character.
Plays about old age are often also plays about death. This is certainly true of American novelist Don DeLillo’s evocatively titled 2005 play, Love-Lies-Bleeding.
Josie Lawrence and Joe McGann will lead the cast in the first UK production of American literary icon Don DeLillo’s Love-Lies-Bleeding at The Print Room at the Coronet from 9 November to 8 December 2018 (press night is 13 November).
Print Room at the Coronet will present a year of outstanding and emotionally vivid new international performance by some of the world’s greatest most creative minds, including Pulitzer Prize winner Don Delillo, Ben Okri, Anthony Neilson and Stephen Dillane.