2011 highlights

To balance the look back to 2010, it is now time to look forward to 2011. Well to be fair the first half of 2011, as though there is some detail for later in the year, in reality shows come and go quickly so I’m sure there are more delights waiting to be discovered.

In no particular order some of the things I’m looking forward to in 2011

Frankenstein – National Theatre
Danny Boyle’s return to theatre with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternating the lead roles.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Headlong Theatre on Tour
Headlong can always be relied on to create innovative theatre so the Bard’s most magical play should be ideal territory for them

Matilda – Courtyard Stratford
The RSC’s latest musical has received great reviews and is surely being considered for a London transfer but seeing it in the wonderful, and soon to close, Courtyard Theatre in Stratford will be special.

Twelfth Night – National Theatre
Play, casting and director and short run in tiny theatre make this one of the hottest tickets of the year. The fact that I’m off to a very special performance makes it even more of a highlight.

Company – Southwark Playhouse and Crucible Sheffield
Last year my trip to Sheffield Crucible to see Hamlet suffered after seeing the National production first. Lets hope the same doesn’t apply to Company though Daniel Evans casting does seem to allay those fears.

Vernon God Little – Young Vic
Missed last time round but comes highly recommended. The Young Vic is on a roll at the moment, sure that run will have to end sometime but can’t see it happening soon.

Anne Boleyn – Globe
Again missed last time round but was on my 2010 wish list so fingers crossed for 2011.

Cardenio – Swan Theatre Stratford
A lost Shakespeare in the refurbished Swan theatre? Well if you insist!

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