A holiday at the start of the month meant I only had two weeks of theatre from which to choose and it has been tricky but theatre-land hasn't let me down. I did consider doing a big cheat and choosing Richard Madden from this promotional shot for Romeo and Juliet next year but decided to be good. I've also come close to throwing a curve ball and choosing Lydia Leonard in Little Eyolf (review here) but I've dismissed that too. Sam Hazeldine from the same play was nearly my choice but I finally settled on Tom Bateman in Harlequinade, sort of. He doesn't look that hot in Harlequinade but he does in the promotional photo below and he was certainly hot when he was in Shakespeare in Love last year. It's a teeny bit of a cheat, I know.