Review: An evening in Tobias Menzies' hotel room (The Fever, May Fair Hotel)
Review: Mike Bartlett's 55 minutes of nastiness in the brilliant Bull, Young Vic

Yep it's Stan's Shameless Theatre Phwoar list for 2014

Normally I pick one hottie for the StOliviers but there were too many to choose from and who doesn't love a bit of picture researching? I know at least two people who've been waiting for this list, I hope you enjoy.

In no particular order and photo credits listed when available:

Russell Tovey in The Pass, Royal Court - he spent half the play in his pants
Seth Numrich Bazarov in Fathers and Sons Photo by Johan Persson
Seth Numrich, Fathers and Sons, Donmar Warehouse - who doesn't like a waistcoat, floppy hair and exposed forearms? Pic: Johan Persson

Adam Lawrence, Hamlet, Riverside Studios - a young muscular Hamlet in a white vest. Photo: Adam Trigg


Mark Strong, A View From The Bridge, Young Vic - you'll have to imagine the opening shower scene if you didn't see it


Alex Hassell, Henry IV, RST Stratford and Barbican London - as a billy bonus got to see him in jeans and a white vest during the fight call while I was on the Barbican backstage tour.

Sam Marks, Henry IV (as before) - you'll have to trust me on this one if you didn't see the plays; there was the 'locker room' scene in part 2 but Sam is also Alex's understudy...and I saw the understudy performance of part 1 from which the picture of Alex is taken...get the idea?


Richard Armitage, The Crucible, Old Vic - all strong and angry and trying to do the right thing

And finally there were the Boys in Briefs in a whole category of their own...just watch the video.

Late additions: Ben Foster in Streetcar Named Desire and Tom Bateman in Shakespeare in Love.

Related posts, because it isn't all ogling:

Big best of 2014 theatre list

Favourite fringe theatre of 2014

Favourite Shakespeare/Jacobean plays of 2014