This year has been a whirlwind year full of amazing theatre. I was lucky enough to see a total of 150 shows so whittling them down to a top 10 was extremely difficult. Although this list is in order, I really loved each of them equally as they all moved me in a particular way and provided some theatrical treats.
Mark Shenton offers the week’s news, reviews, quotes and tweets in theatre from both sides of the Atlantic, including an interview with Sonia Friedman, reviews of Shakespeare in three different abbreviated versions, and a YouTube star appearing on Broadway.
Mythic at the Charing Cross Theatre is a 90-minute, humorous, dynamic and all round brilliant show which looks at the Greek Gods in a way they’ve not been seen before.
Marcus Stevens and Oran Eldor’s Mythic may have a rather unassuming demeanour by comparison, but it proves to be something of a gently Olympian success from director/choreographer Sarah O’Gleby.
Mythic – a new pop musical by Marcus Stevens (book and lyrics) and Oran Eldor (music) which turns the ancient Greek story of Persephone on its head, with the gods as chart-topping rock stars, power-hungry politicians, and professional VIPs – will get its world premiere at London’s Charing Cross Theatre in a strictly limited seven-week season from 1 October to 25 November (press night is 8 October).