So I managed a few theatre trips before lockdown — when I with the rest of the world switched to YouTube and National Theatre Live (some of which are chronicled here). The audiences at A Number and The Visit were notably thin, although bad reviews for the latter perhaps didn’t help. I also narrowly missed seeing the reworked A Dolls House, which was pulled as I arrived at Waterloo Station about two hours before curtain up.
I don’t think I can come to a top ten, but Leopoldstadt was likely the highlight — but it’s an over-wordy play redeemed by its sadly inevitable kick in the teeth at the end.
I have a faint feeling I’ve missed something — but maybe they were 2019.
|20/2/20||Cyrano de Bergerac||Curzon|
|22/2/20||Uncle Vanya||Harold Pinter Theatre|
|29/2/20||A Number||Bridge Theatre|
|7/3/20||The Visit, or the Old Lady Comes to Call||National Theatre|
|10/3/20||Far Away||Donmar Warehouse|
|27/8/20||Beat the Devil||Bridge Theatre|
|9/9/20||The Outside Dog & The Hand of God||Bridge Theatre|
|17/9/20||The Shrine & Bed Among the Lentils||Bridge Theatre|
|5/10/20||Playing Sandwiches & Lady of Letters||Bridge Theatre|
|19/10/20||Nights in the Gardens of Spain & Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet||Bridge Theatre|
|12/12/20||A Christmas Carol||Bridge Theatre|