The Fox In A Forest Dark and Deep (and the Ben Whishaw connection)
Olivier Awards: Great night for After The Dance, bad night for the BBC

That was February's theatre

After January got off to such a roaring start I thought February might struggle a bit theatre-wise but it hasn't. Far from it. I've seen slightly fewer plays (it is a shorter month after all) but my average rating is up on January, quite considerably, 75.83% vs 63% or 4/5 vs 3.75/5.

So what made February such a good month at the theatre? Well Frankenstein at the National Theatre topped the chart for pure theatrical experience. I'm off to see the alternate casting this week and it will be interesting to see if Jonny Lee Miller as Frankenstein and Benedict Cumberbatch as the creature can better the 87% the reverse casting got.

And then there is a tie for second place, both scoring 79% were Our Private Life at the Royal Court Upstairs and Julius Caesar at the Roundhouse. The former saw the long awaited return of the talented Colin Morgan to the stage in a dark comedy with a delicious dollop of central American cultural flavouring stirred in. And the latter was a first-time Shakespeare play done with so much pomp and ceremony and blood and gore I'm amazed I got a clean getaway. The RSC doing what it does best and I can't wait to see how they use the new stage at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in the summer.

So March has got a lot to live up to. And I'm reasonably confident. Frankenstein I've already mentioned and I've got In A Forest Dark and Deep already under my belt but probably what I'm most excited about is Cause Celebre at the Old Vic and Rocket to the Moon at the National Theatre.