I started the year intending to see fewer shows than in 2015, when I made 304 visits to the theatre – but, somehow, I seem have crept up to 332 for 2016. The only consolation is that it is still some way off the high water mark of 2014… 383.
2016 has been the year that Break A Leg has been out and about seeing what London’s Off-West End productions and theatres have to offer. I have adored going to see new spaces, places and faces – it’s been aces! So, without further ado… here are my top five choices from among the many I have had the pleasure of reviewing.
More fablas than I can say, more ‘mazing than ‘lympics! This piece is an absolute triumph and the two-hander cast which comprises of Gregory Ashton and the ever amazing Louise Jameson as son and mother.
We laughed, we cried, we left The Hope Theatre with a strange inclination to go home and watch The Poseidon Adventure. It is rare that a show can combine the tongue-in-cheek humour of a drag show with the stark and uncomfortable revelations of a 17-year-old rent boy. Luckily, Two Short Plays about Gays hasn’t heard that it’s impossible.