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BARBERSHOPERA: APOCALYPSE NO! / THE FITZROVIA RADIO HOUR (Trafalgar Studio 2, London SW1; opened 13 January, 2011)

THE PAINTER (Arcola Theatre, London E8; opened 14 January, 2011)

THE KNOWLEDGE (Bush Theatre, London W12 ; opened 17 January, 2011)

WOODY SEZ (Arts Theatre, London WC2; opened 18 January, 2011)

TIGER COUNTRY (Hampstead Theatre, London NW3; opened 19 January, 2011)

DOUBLE FALSEHOOD (Union Theatre, London SE1; opened 21 January, 2011)

LITTLE PLATOONS (Bush Theatre, London W12; opened 24 January, 2011)

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS / RICHARD III (Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield and touring; opened 28 January, 2011)

ANTONIONI PROJECT (Barbican Theatre, London EC2; opened 1 February, 2011)

FAITH HEALER (Bristol Old Vic Studio; opened 2 February, 2011)

ACCOLADE (Finborough Theatre, London SW10; opened 3 February, 2011)

GOODNIGHT MISTER TOM (Chichester Festival Theatre and touring; opened 4 February, 2011)

VERNON GOD LITTLE (Young Vic Theatre, London SE1; opened 7 February, 2011)

CLYBOURNE PARK (Wyndham's Theatre, London WC2 ; opened 8 February, 2011)

THE CHILDREN'S HOUR (Comedy Theatre, London SW1; opened 9 February, 2011)

EUROPE TODAY (Slovenian National Theatre, Maribor; opened 16 February, 2011)

FATHERLAND (Gate Theatre, London W11; opened 16 February, 2011)

OUR PRIVATE LIFE (Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, London SW1; opened 18 February, 2011)

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE (Donmar Warehouse, London WC2; opened 21 February, 2011)

FRANKENSTEIN (National Theatre [Olivier], London SE1; opened 22/23 February, 2011)

DROWNING ON DRY LAND (Jermyn Street Theatre, London SW1; opened 24 February, 2011)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET (Noël Coward Theatre, London WC2; opened 26 February, 2011)

THE SAPPHIRES (Barbican Theatre, London EC2; opened 2 March, 2011)

FEN (Finborough Theatre, London SW10; opened 3 March, 2011 )

NOTES TO FUTURE SELF (mac, Birmingham; opened 7 March, 2011)

A DISH OF TEA WITH DR JOHNSON (Dr Johnson's House, London EC4 and touring; opened 8 March, 2011)

BLITHE SPIRIT (Apollo Theatre, London W1; opened 9 March, 2011)

KING LEAR / ROMEO AND JULIET (Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; opened 10 March, 2011)

SIGN OF THE TIMES (Duchess Theatre, London WC2; opened 11 March, 2011)

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE (Watford Palace and touring; opened 16 March, 2011)

THE KNOT OF THE HEART (Almeida Theatre, London N1; opened 17 March, 2011)

THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG (Gielgud Theatre, London W1; opened 22 March, 2011)

CAUSE CÉLÈBRE (The Old Vic, London SE1; opened 29 March, 2011)

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS (Tobacco Factory, Bristol; opened 30 March, 2011)

IOLANTHE (Wilton's Music Hall, London E1; opened 1 April, 2011)

WASTWATER (Royal Court Theatre, London SW1; opened 5 April, 2011)

BRONTË (Tricycle Theatre, London NW6; opened 6 April, 2011)

PRECIOUS LITTLE TALENT (Trafalgar Studio 2, London SW1; opened 8 April, 2011)

SEIN ODER NICHTSEIN (Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin; opened 14 April, 2011)

LITTLE EAGLES (Hampstead Theatre, London NW3; opened 21 April, 2011)

TENDER NAPALM (Southwark Playhouse, London SE1; opened 22 April, 2011)

MACBETH (Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; opened 26 April, 2011)

CARDENIO (Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; opened 27 April, 2011)

UNCLE VANYA (Arcola Theatre, London E8; opened 28 April, 2011)

KINGDOM OF EARTH (The Print Room, London W2; opened 4 May, 2011)

I AM THE WIND (Young Vic Theatre, London SE1; opened 10 May, 2011)

THE CITY MADAM (Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; opened 11 May, 2011)

AND I AND SILENCE (Finborough Theatre, London SW10; opened 12 May, 2011)

SHE LOVES ME (Chichester Festival Theatre, W. Sussex; opened 16 May, 2011)

SILENCE (Hampstead Theatre, London NW3; opened 18 May, 2011)

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; opened 19 May, 2011)

ANTIGONE (Southwark Playhouse, London SE1; opened 20 May, 2011)

THE ACID TEST (Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, London SW1; opened 23 May, 2011)

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS (National Theatre (Lyttelton), London SE1; opened 24 May, 2011)

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Shakespeare's Globe, London SE1; opened 26 May, 2011)

ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD (Chichester Festival Theatre, W. Sussex; opened 31 May, 2011)

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Wyndham's Theatre, London WC2; opened 1 June, 2011)

TACTICAL QUESTIONING: SCENES FROM THE BAHA MOUSA INQUIRY (Tricycle Theatre, London NW6; opened 6 June, 2011)

AMERICAN TRADE (Hampstead Theatre, London NW3; opened 8 June, 2011) in PROMPT CORNER 12/2011:

GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR (Young Vic Theatre, London SE1; opened 9 June, 2011)

SHREK – THE MUSICAL (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London WC2; opened 10 June, 2011)

LUISE MILLER (Donmar Warehouse, London WC2; opened 13 June, 2011)

SEAGULL (Arcola Theatre, London E8; opened 14 June, 2011)

EMPEROR AND GALILEAN (National Theatre [Olivier], London SE1; opened 15 June, 2011)

WHERE'S MY SEAT? (Bush Theatre, London W12; opened 16 June, 2011)

DOCTOR FAUSTUS (Shakespeare's Globe, London SE1; opened 23 June, 2011)

FAITH, HOPE AND CHARITY (Southwark Playhouse London SE1; opened 24 June, 2011)

THE BEGGAR'S OPERA (Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park, London NW1; opened 28 June, 2011)

CONNECTIONS (National Theatre [Olivier / Cottesloe], London SE1; opened 29 June, 2011)

TOP GIRLS (Minerva Studio, Chichester, W. Sussex; opened 30 June, 2011)

DEAR UNCLE (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough; opened 12 July, 2011)

IN THE PENAL COLONY (Young Vic Theatre [Clare], London SE1; opened 14 July, 2011)

GHOST – THE MUSICAL (Piccadilly Theatre, London W1; opened 15 July, 2011)

EUREPICA. CHALLENGE. (Almeida Theatre, London N1; opened 20 July, 2011)

MONGREL ISLAND (Soho Theatre + Writers' Centre, London W1; opened 21 July, 2011)

ON THE RECORD (Arcola Theatre, London E8; opened 22 July, 2011)

THE DEEP BLUE SEA / RATTIGAN'S NIJINSKY (Chichester Festival Theatre, W. Sussex; opened 25 July, 2011)

THIS HAPPY BREED (Theatre Royal, Bath; opened 26 July, 2011)

HENRY IV parts 1 and 2 (Theatre Royal, Bath; opened 27 July, 2011)

THE SYNDICATE (Minerva Studio, Chichester, W. Sussex; opened 2 August, 2011)

THE HOMECOMING (Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; opened 3 August, 2011)

EDINBURGH FRINGE: TRAVERSE OPENINGS – A Slow Air / The Monster In The Hall / The Strange Undoing Of Prudencia Hart / What Remains / Wondrous Flitting / Man Of Valour / The Golden Dragon (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh; August, 2011)

EDINBURGH FRINGE: TRAVERSE OPENINGS 2 – Futureproof / The Wheel / Mission Drift / Ten Plagues (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh; August, 2011)

EDINBURGH FRINGE: Lady Cariad's Characters / White Rabbit, Red Rabbit / Untitled Love Story (Various, Edinburgh; August, 2011)

THE WIND-UP BIRD CHRONICLE (King's Theatre, Edinburgh; August, 2011)

ONE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS parts 1 and 2 (Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh; August, 2011)

EDINBURGH FRINGE: May I Have The Pleasure...? / The Oh Fuck Moment / Tonight Sandy Grierson Will Lecture, Dance And Box / I, Malvolio / An Instinct For Kindness / The Adventures Of Wound Man And Shirley / Thom Tuck Goes Straight To DVD (Various, Edinburgh; August, 2011)

THE GOLDEN DRAGON (Arcola Theatre, London E8; opened 2 September, 2011) in PROMPT CORNER 18/2011

THE TEMPEST (Theatre Royal, Haymarket, London SW1; opened 6 September, 2011)

THE KITCHEN (National Theatre [Olivier], London SE1; opened 7 September, 2011)

DECADE (Commodity Quay, London E1; opened 8 September, 2011)

TELL THEM THAT I AM YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL (Arcola Theatre, London E8; opened 9 September, 2011)

THE WILD BRIDE (Lyric Hammersmith, London W6; opened 12 September, 2011)

WE ARE THREE SISTERS (Viaduct Theatre, Halifax and touring; opened 13 September, 2011)

SOUTH DOWNS / THE BROWNING VERSION (Minerva Studio, Chichester, W. Sussex; opened 14 September, 2011)

MY CITY (Almeida Theatre, London N1; opened 15 September, 2011)

BROKEN GLASS (Vaudeville Theatre, London WC2; opened 16 September, 2011)

OTHELLO (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield; opened 20 September, 2011)

ROCK OF AGES (Shaftesbury Theatre, London WC2; opened 26 September, 2011)

THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD (The Old Vic, London SE1; opened 27 September, 2011)

THE PAINKILLER (Lyric Theatre, Belfast; opened 29 September, 2011)

COOL HAND LUKE (Aldwych Theatre, London WC2; opened 3 October, 2011)

FAREWELL TO THE THEATRE / THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames; opened 5 October, 2011)

SWEENEY TODD (Chichester Festival Theatre, W. Sussex; opened 6 October, 2011)

THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE (Arts Theatre, London WC2; opened 7 October, 2011)

BACKBEAT (Duke Of York's Theatre, London WC2; opened 10 October, 2011)

SAVED (Lyric Hammersmith, London W6; opened 13 October, 2011)

BANG BANG BANG (Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, London SW1; opened 14 October, 2011)

A WALK IN THE WOODS (Tricycle Theatre, London NW6; opened 17 October, 2011)

INADMISSIBLE EVIDENCE (Donmar Warehouse, London WC2; opened 18 October, 2011)

MARAT/SADE: The Persecution And Assassination Of Jean-Paul Marat As Performed By The Inmates Of The Asylum of Charenton Under The Direction Of The Marquis De Sade (Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; opened 20 October, 2011)

BRITANNICUS (Wilton's Music Hall, London E1; opened 21 October, 2011)

13 (National Theatre [Olivier], London SE1; opened 25 October, 2011)

THE LAST OF THE DUCHESS (Hampstead Theatre, London NW3; opened 26 October, 2011)

WRITTEN ON THE HEART (Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; opened 7 November, 2011)

THE WESTBRIDGE (Bussey Building, London SE15; opened 8 November, 2011)

FESTEN (The Pit, London EC2; opened 9 November, 2011)

HAMLET (Young Vic Theatre, London SE1; opened 9 November, 2011) in PROMPT CORNER 23/2011

THE LION IN WINTER (Theatre Royal, Haymarket, London SW1; opened 15 November, 2011) in PROMPT CORNER 23/2011

JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK (National Theatre [Lyttelton], London SE1; opened 16 November, 2011)

HOW THE WORLD BEGAN (Arcola Theatre, London E8; opened 18 November, 2011)

JUDGEMENT DAY (The Print Room, London W2; opened 21 November, 2011)

THE RIOTS (Tricycle Theatre, London NW6; opened 22 November, 2011)

MEASURE FOR MEASURE (Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; opened 23 November, 2011)

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS (National Theatre [Olivier], London SE1; opened 29 November, 2011)

A ROUND-HEELED WOMAN (Aldwych Theatre, London WC2; opened 30 November, 2011)

CINDERELLA (Hackney Empire, London E8; opened 1 December, 2011)

THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD (Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; opened 1 December, 2011)

ALADDIN (Lyric Hammersmith, London W6; opened 2 December, 2011)

PIPPIN (Menier Chocolate Factory, London SE1; opened 7 December, 2011)

HAUNTED CHILD (Royal Court Theatre, London SW1; opened 8 December, 2011)

NOISES OFF (The Old Vic, London SE1; opened 13 December, 2011)

CINDERELLA (Richmond Theatre; opened 14 December, 2011)

DICK WHITTINGTON (New Wimbledon Theatre; opened 15 December, 2011)

THE CHARITY THAT BEGAN AT HOME (Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond; opened 16 December, 2011)

MURMURS (Queen Elizabeth Hall, London SE1; opened 20 December, 2011)

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