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That was my year of theatre-going 2015: My favourite plays...

4205372675_dfdab2ec96_m...or 15 plays for 2015 (see what I did there and it is in no way because I couldn't whittle down the list further, no).

In no particular order:

1. The Ruling Class, Trafalgar Studios - brilliantly bonkers and I'll never forget James McAvoy riding a unicycle around the stage wearing just a pair of  white y-fronts.

2. peddling, Arcola - Harry Melling's debut as a playwright channelled Beckett and Ridley and boy did he work the small cube performance space. (I've compiled a full list of my favourite fringe plays.)

Harry Melling's debut as a playwright channelled Beckett and Ridley and had his trademark energy in its performance - See more at: http://theatre.revstan.com/#sthash.L2TDLhB1.dpuf
Harry Melling's debut as a playwright channelled Beckett and Ridley and had his trademark energy in its performance - See more at: http://theatre.revstan.com/#sthash.L2TDLhB1.dpuf
Harry Melling's debut as a playwright channelled Beckett and Ridley and had his trademark energy in its performance - See more at: http://theatre.revstan.com/#sthash.YjYodV00.dpuf
Harry Melling's debut as a playwright channelled Beckett and Ridley and had his trademark energy in its performance - See more at: http://theatre.revstan.com/#sthash.YjYodV00.dpuf

3. Measure For Measure, Barbican - A Cheek By Jowl production with Russian actors performing in Russian that took me prisoner and I've still not got over it.

4. The Motherf**ker With The Hat, National Theatre - And so begins an obsession with Stephen Adly Guirgis' plays.

5. Waiting For Godot, Barbican - This Sydney Theatre production starring Hugo Weaving poked fun at the audience, it was bleak, tragic, warm and very entertaining.

6. Oreisteia, Almeida - Epic Greek tragedy turned into a gripping family drama.

7. The Jew of Malta, Swan Theatre - Wasn't sure what I was expecting but it wasn't this fantastically gruesome and funny play.

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