CRITIC’S CHOICE 2016: Matthew Lunn

We asked our reviewers to take a look at 2016 and to nominate some stand out productions for 2016.

Matthew Lunn replied with the following:-

Hangmen at Wyndham's Theatre
Johnny Flynn, Tony Hirst, Simon Rouse and Ryan Pope Photo: Helen Maybanks

1. Hangmen

This pitch-black comedy centred on the life of a celebrated hangman (David Morrissey), and the discovery that one of his victims may have been innocent. Morrissey’s caustic performance, coupled with Johnny Flynn’s extraordinary turn as his enigmatic antagonist, defined this witty and gripping piece. Read Matthew’s Hangmen review.

Book tickets for The Dresser in London

2. The Dresser

A superb revival, which truly does justice to Sir Ronald Harwood’s perceptive and poignant script. Set in a provincial theatre during World War 2, the play captures the strained, but intimate relationship between a fading actor and his loyal dresser. Reece Shearsmith is on terrific form as the eponymous Norman, whilst Ken Stott delivers a career-defining performance as ‘Sir’. Read Matthew’s review of The Dresser.

Book Now for The Comedy About A Bank Robbery at the Criterion Theatre
Dave Hearn, Sam Managhan and Charlie Russell in The Comedy About A Bank Robbery. Photo: Darren Bell

3. The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

A delightful and clever farce from the makers of The Play That Goes Wrong and Peter Pan Goes Wrong. Its creativity and unapologetic silliness made for an impossibly happy evening. Read Matthew’s review.

What are your thoughts on Matthew’s choices? If you saw any of these great plays let us know your thoughts.

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