March's theatre round up
Tickets to see Wastwater didn't quite pan out, so here is my March round up instead. There are eight plays and some corkers but one particularly awful production has dragged the average down but I'll come onto that.
And before I introduce the top three, I've agonised a little over the rating for my number one choice, in fact I've changed my mind twice while writing this and so I'm going to sit on the fence and put both as equal first:
= 1 Frankenstein - Benedict Cumberbatch as creature (National Theatre) 86%
= 1 Flare Path (Theatre Royal Haymarket) 86%
3 Lidless (Trafalgar Studios) 65%
There have been a couple of plays that haven't quite lived up to expectation, despite good performances and polished productions, Rocket to the Moon being one which proved a bit lacklustre.
My average rating is the lowest so far this year but still a respectable 60.75% or 3.5/5 in the star ratings but it would have been the second highest if it hadn't been for Quango 193 which was truly dreadful, barely scraping 1 star or 12%.
Haven't got a huge amount booked in for April yet but among those I have which I'm most looking forward to is Moonlight at the Donmar and Philip Ridley's new play Tender Napalm at the Southwark Playhouse.
I'm also off to see War Horse again, this time in the West End which is bound to be a treat as I enjoyed it very much the first time I saw it at the National