So I've published my favourite fringe plays list and my least favourite plays list, time now for my best plays of 2018 overall, gleaned from everything I've seen - large productions and small, commercial theatres, subsidised and fringe:
A play which put the pulse back into the West End and as a result was a breath of fresh air.
I was nervous about seeing a stage adaptation of a much-loved book but the creativity with which it was staged combined with the performances meant I was an emotional wreck by the end. So much of an emotional wreck, I had to walk around for a bit afterwards to compose myself.
A play about the dual prejudice of sexism and racism encountered by black women that succeeded in being both angry, uplifting and empowering.
It left me feeling teary in a happy/sad/exhilarated way and ready to march if the call came.
There is another chance to see it at the New Diorama Theatre, Jan 30-Feb 3 as part of the Vault Festival.
It was an uncomfortable, seat-squirming, horrifying joy to sit and experience and I gave it an unprecedented six stars. Yes, six stars.