Year in Review: Helen McWilliams’ top 25 performers of 2016

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Selecting the performers who have impressed me above others this year has been almost as difficult as choosing my award winners. At least I had a panel to assist with that, though! I’ve given some thought to the various actors and actresses on stage and screen who have ‘made’ 2016 for me, and these choices are from my heart and my head…

Top 25 Performers On Stage

  1. Gregory Ashton ~ Two Short Plays About Gays, The Hope Theatre
  2. Matt Barber ~ Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  3. Stephanie Beattie ~ Steel Magnolias, The Hope Theatre
  4. Steven Blakeley ~ The Roundabout, The Park Theatre
  5. Judy Buxton ~ Blast From The Past, Upstairs at the Gathouse
  6. Ken Christiansen ~ The Fix and The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, The Union Theatre
  7. Robert Daws ~ Rehearsal For Murder, Touring
  8. Charlotte Gorton ~ The Rise and Fall of Little Voice
  9. Ariel Harrison ~ Steel Magnolias, The Hope Theatre
  10. Jeffrey Holland ~ And This Is My Friend Mr Laurel, Jermyn Street Theatre
  11. Louise Jameson ~ The Mousetrap, Touring and Two Short Plays About Gays, The Hope Theatre
  12. Rebecca Johnson ~ Present Laughter, Touring
  13. Julie Legrand ~ The Rivals, Touring
  14. Phyllis Logan ~ Present Laughter, Touring
  15. Nicholas Le Prevost ~ How The Other Half Loves, Duke of York Theatre
  16. Joseph Martin ~ Two Short Plays About Gays, The Hope Theatre
  17. Lee Mengo ~ The Rivals, Touring
  18. Steve Nallon ~ Dead Sheep, Touring
  19. Richard Rhodes ~ Blast From The Past, Upstairs at the Gatehouse
  20. Amy Robbins ~ Rehearsal For Murder, Touring
  21. Maggie Robson ~ Steel Magnolias, The Hope Theatre
  22. Lin Sagovsky ~ Steel Magnolias, The Hope Theatre
  23. Samantha Shellie ~ Steel Magnolias, The Hope Theatre
  24. Jo Wickham ~ Steel Magnolias, The Hope Theatre
  25. Lucy Williamson ~ The Fix, The Union Theatre

 

 

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Helen McWilliams
Helen McWilliams is a Midlands-based reviewer, but is happy travelling anywhere and everywhere to pursue her love of the theatre. Since 2013, she has been combining her passions for writing and theatre in her Entertainment Views site (formerly Break A Leg). She also enjoys interviewing actors, writers and other professionals from the business. Helen tweets at @entsviews.

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Helen McWilliams on Rss
Helen McWilliams
Helen McWilliams is a Midlands-based reviewer, but is happy travelling anywhere and everywhere to pursue her love of the theatre. Since 2013, she has been combining her passions for writing and theatre in her Entertainment Views site (formerly Break A Leg). She also enjoys interviewing actors, writers and other professionals from the business. Helen tweets at @entsviews.

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