This year, as I’ve said before, I’ve seen a lot of plays – well, by my standards, at least. Up until two years ago, I hadn’t been to the theatre in a long time, but for some reason it’s clicked into place over the last eighteen months or so, and I’ve been really enjoying it.
There’s been a lot of Shakespeare this year – partly because of 2016 being the 400th anniversary of his death, which has lead to a lot more stuff being staged, but also because it’s interesting, I know very little about it, and wanted to advance my knowledge of the plays to a greater or lesser degree.
At the same time, I’ve also seen other stuff along the way, and it’s pretty much all been interesting.
The full list for 2016 has been pretty impressive…
- Faustus (adapted from the Christopher Marlowe original)
- Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Globe
- King Lear, with Don Warrington as Lear
- The Spoils (written by, and starring, Jesse Eisenberg)
- Romeo and Juliet
- Threepenny Opera
- The Alchemist
- Faustus (original script, by the RSC)
- King Lear, with Glenda Jackson as Lear
- Tempest at Stratford-upon-Avon
There’s stuff already booked in for next year, too – including
- Amadeus at the National Theatre
- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
- Don Juan in Soho, a play by Patrick Marber
- Obsession, with Jude Law
That’s it for now, but I’m sure there’ll be more to come as well.