Any number of shows could have been included in this post; frankly it’s ludicrous that I decided to stick with my whole top 12 idea… As I’ve seen about 90 more individual shows than last year.
This year variety has been the thing (though I’ve still managed to stack up certain repeat attendances), so that means I’ve seen a serious amount of performers – some even two or three times!
These are our current Top 15 Ticket Recommendations – broken down into five musicals, five plays and five ‘star attractions’ (in other words, there are famous faces in the cast) – based on both best-sellers over the past month as well as our predictions on the hottest of upcoming openings
What were the reviews and other blogs that got readers clicking most? Any surprises? Our Top 25 Mates Blogs from October 2017 are listed below with summaries and links to read more.
Sizzling with eroticism, this provocative, highly seductive two-hander sees Natalie Dormer and David Oakes exquisitely deliver pleasure & pain.
In a swanky London theatre probably more suited to an M&S crowd, Venus In Fur seems an odd choice for a plot which evocatively explores the very origins of S&M.
In Natalie Dormer and David Oakes’ hands, directed by Patrick Marber, the continual fluctuations in the relationship between actor and director, man and woman, sub and dom, are gripping throughout.
Natalie Dormer shines in this gripping and intense play by David Ives that examines power and desire.
Natalie Dormer and David Oakes in the West End premiere of David Ives’ hit Broadway play VENUS IN FUR for nine weeks at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.