All the Stage’s a World: 2020 Theatre

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.

15/1/20Richard IICurzon
1/2/20LeopoldstadtWyndhams Theatre
20/2/20Cyrano de BergeracCurzon
22/2/20Uncle VanyaHarold Pinter Theatre
29/2/20A NumberBridge Theatre
7/3/20The Visit, or the Old Lady Comes to CallNational Theatre
10/3/20Far AwayDonmar Warehouse
27/8/20Beat the DevilBridge Theatre
9/9/20The Outside Dog & The Hand of GodBridge Theatre
17/9/20The Shrine & Bed Among the LentilsBridge Theatre
5/10/20Playing Sandwiches & Lady of LettersBridge Theatre
19/10/20Nights in the Gardens of Spain & Miss Fozzard Finds Her FeetBridge Theatre
27/10/20Uncle VanyaCurzon
12/12/20A Christmas CarolBridge Theatre

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