29 December 2005

In No Particular Reverse Order, Some Favourites of 2005

If Destroyed True
Douglas Maxwell, Paines Plough at the Chocolate Factory, directed by John Tiffany


Henry IV
William Shakespeare, NT, Nicholas Hytner


The Lemon Princess
Rachael McGill, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Ruth Carney


Tristan and Yseult
Kneehigh, NT


Uncle Vanya
Anton Chekhov, Barbican, Lev Dodin and Maly Theatre of St.Petersburg


Richard Bean, Royal Court, Wilson Milam


Two Thousand Years
Mike Leigh, NT


Over Gardens Out
Peter Gill, Southwark Playhouse, Andrew Steggall


Mercury Fur
Philip Ridley, Paines Plough/Chocolate Factory, John Tiffany


Mary Stuart
Friedrich Schiller (new version by Peter Oswald), Donmar Warehouse, Phyllida Lloyd


Here's to an equally engrossing and enlivening lot of shows next year (fingers crossed)

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