We asked our reviewers to take a look at 2016 and to nominate some stand out productions for 2016.
Danny Coleman-Cooke replied with the following:-
Guys and Dolls, Savoy Theatre
This revival did great justice to one of theatre’s finest ever musicals – the all-star cast included David Haig, Jamie Parker and Sophie Thompson. Infused with stunning choreography from Andrew Wright and Carlos Acosta, it fully deserved its critical acclaim and resulting UK tour.
Cuttin It, Young Vic
A fantastic play tackling the important issue of FGM, Cuttin It starts as a good-humoured tale of childhood friendship but turns into something much darker. Simple yet powerful in its staging, it was the most emotional production I saw all year, provoking floods of tears from the audience.
Richard Gadd: Monkey See Monkey Do, Soho Theatre
My previous experiences of Richard Gadd had left me fairly cold, finding him a bit crude and one-dimensional. However, Monkey See Monkey Do was much more complex, surprising and thought-provoking, as he laid bare his demons and traumas. Running on a treadmill, whilst interacting with his own audio and video recordings, it was an energetic, compelling and often very funny production.
What do you think?