It feels like theatre returned with a splash in 2023 after the dark days of Covid. I saw 62 and a half plays (64 and a half, including second viewings) across London's plethora of theatres, from tiny pubs to big West End stages.
Here are my favourite 10 plays - in no particular order (links are to the full review).
This was a fun, lively and inventive storytelling, with brilliant fight scenes.
Based on a real same-sex couple living in the 18th Century Prussia, this was a witty, effervescent and heartbreaking play.
Subtle shifts and throwaway remarks build to make a powerful point.
A harrowing and compelling play that utterly flawed me and I had to go back and see it again.
Superb performances in this sharp, funny and interesting play. So good, I had to see it twice.