That was January in London theatre - news, views and celeb spots
Review: Adrian Lester returns as Ira Aldridge in the excellent Red Velvet, Garrick Theatre

Theatre hottie of the month: January (2016)

2016 has kicked off in fine style with a close run competition between Alex Hassell and Sam Marks who were in the RSC's King and Country cycle at the Barbican.

Now Alex was a runner up last year and he was on my phwoar list the year before for the same role (Prince Hal). And while I'd love to honour Alex again, he's going to have to work a bit harder because I want to give January's honour to Sam. Now he was also in Henry IV and appeared slightly dressed but he's not winning for that. He's winning for Richard II and in particular a scene with David Tennant when the two share a very long kiss.

I already know that Sam is no stranger to the gym but there was something in that kiss that spoke a thousand words and was, well, just hot.

Sam Marks and David Tennant in Richard II. Photo: Keith Pattison
Related post: Hottie of the year 2015 (just in case you missed it).