2017

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AFTER THE REHEARSAL (Barbican Theatre, London EC2; opened 27 September, 2017)

ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA (Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; opened 23 March, 2017)

ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA (Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; opened 23 March, 2017)

APOLOGIA (Trafalgar Studio 1, London SW1; opened 3 August, 2017)

BARNUM (Menier Chocolate Factory, London SE1; opened 5 December, 2017)

BARONS PERCH…S (Platform Theatre, Central St Martins, London WC2; opened 13 January, 2017)

BAT OUT OF HELL (London Coliseum, London WC2; opened 20 June, 2017)

BEGINNING (National Theatre [Dorfman], London SE1; opened 12 October, 2017)

BELLEVILLE (Donmar Warehouse, London WC2; opened 14 December, 2017)

THE BLINDING LIGHT (Jermyn Street Theatre, London SW1; opened 12 September, 2017)

DIE BORDERLINE PROZESSION in THEATERTREFFEN 2017 (Rathenau-Hallen, Berlin; opened May, 2017)

DER HAUPTMANN VON K÷PENICK [THE CATPAIN OF K÷PENICK] (Deutsches Theater, Berlin; opened 21 December, 2017)

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (Apollo Theatre, London W1; opened 24 July, 2017)

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (Apollo Theatre, London W1; opened 24 July, 2017)

THE CHERRY ORCHARD (Arcola Theatre, London E8; opened 21 February, 2017)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; opened 6 December, 2017)

CHRISTMAS EVE (Ustinov Studio, Bath; opened 2 November, 2017)

CITY OF GLASS (HOME, Manchester; opened 9 March, 2017)

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (Park Theatre, London N4; opened 16 February, 2017)

COMMON (National Theatre [Olivier], London SE1; opened 6 June, 2017)

CONSENT (National Theatre [Dorfman], London SE1; opened 4 April, 2017)

CORIOLANUS (Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; opened 21 September, 2017)

COVER MY TRACKS (The Old Vic, London SE1; opened 7 June, 2017)

DEAR BRUTUS (Southwark Playhouse, London SE1; opened 4 December, 2017)

DIDO, QUEEN OF CARTHAGE (Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; opened 21 September, 2017)

DIRTY GREAT LOVE STORY (Arts Theatre, London WC2; opened 25 January, 2017)

DON JUAN IN SOHO (Wyndham's Theatre, London WC2; opened 28 March, 2017)

DON JUAN IN SOHO (Wyndham's Theatre, London WC2; opened 28 March, 2017)

DREI SCHWESTERN in THEATERTREFFEN 2017 (Various venues, Berlin; opened May, 2017)

DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL: The Sin Eaters / The Second Violinist / On Blueberry Hill / Melt / Ulysses / Hamnet / Nora (Various venues, Dublin; opened October, 2017)

HE EARTHWORKS / MYTH (The Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon; opened 27 May, 2017)

89/90 in THEATERTREFFEN 2017 (Festspiele, Berlin; opened May, 2017)

EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield; opened 13 February, 2017)

EVITA (Phoenix Theatre, London WC2; opened 2 August, 2017)

THE EXORCIST (Phoenix Theatre, London WC2; opened 28 October, 2017)

EXPLORER/PROMETHEUS UNBOUND in THEATERTREFFEN 2017 (Festspiele, Berlin; opened May, 2017)

FATHERLAND (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester; opened 5 July, 2017)

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Chichester Festival Theatre; opened 18 July, 2017)

FORTY YEARS ON (Chichester Festival Theatre; opened 26 April, 2017)

FORTY YEARS ON (Chichester Festival Theatre; opened 26 April, 2017)

THE GABRIELS: Hungry / What Did You Expect? / Women Of A Certain Age (Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, near Brighton; opened 20 May, 2017)

GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY (The Old Vic, London SE1; opened 26 July, 2017)

GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY (The Old Vic, London SE1; opened 26 July, 2017)

HAMLET (Harold Pinter Theatre, London SW1; opened 15 June, 2017)

HAMNET in DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL (Abbey Theatre [Peacock], Dublin; opened October, 2017)

DER HAUPTMANN VON K÷PENICK (Deutsches Theater, Berlin; opened 21 December, 2017)

HEISENBERG: THE UNCERTAINTY PRINCIPLE (Wyndham's Theatre, London WC2; opened 9 October, 2017)

THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester; opened 7 February, 2017)

THE HOUSE THEY GREW UP IN (Minerva Studio, Chichester; opened 21 July, 2017)

HUNGRY in THE GABRIELS (Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, near Brighton; opened 20 May, 2017)

THE HYPOCRITE (Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; opened 5 April, 2017)

IMPERIUM (Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; opened 7 December, 2017)

IMPERIUM (Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; opened 7 December, 2017)

INK (Almeida Theatre, London N1; opened 27 June, 2017)

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK (Lyric Hammersmith, London W6; opened 25 November, 2017)

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK (New Wimbledon Theatre, London SW19; seen 15 December, 2017)

JUBILEE (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester; opened 7 November, 2017)

JULIUS CAESAR (Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; opened 23 March, 2017)

THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE (Royal Court Theatre, London SW1; opened 22 March, 2017)

KINGDOM COME (The Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon; opened 11 September, 2017)

KING LEAR (Minerva Studio, Chichester; opened 29 September, 2017)

THE KITE RUNNER (Wyndham's Theatre, London WC2; opened 10 January, 2017)

LABOUR OF LOVE (NoŽl Coward Theatre, London WC2; opened 3 October, 2017)

THE LADY FROM THE SEA (Donmar Warehouse, London WC2; opened 18 October, 2017)

LETTICE AND LOVAGE (Menier Chocolate Factory, London SE1; opened 17 May, 2017)

LETTICE AND LOVAGE (Menier Chocolate Factory, London SE1; opened 17 May, 2017)

THE LIFE (Southwark Playhouse, London SE1; opened 29 March, 2017)

LIMEHOUSE (Donmar Warehouse, London WC2; opened 8 March, 2017)

THE LOTTERY OF LOVE (Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond; opened 3 April, 2017)

THE LOWER DEPTHS (Arcola Theatre, London E8; opened 16 January, 2017)

MELT in DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL (Smock Alley, Dublin; opened October, 2017)

THE MENTOR (Ustinov Studio, Bath; opened 13 April, 2017)

THE MISER (Garrick Theatre, London WC2; opened 10 March, 2017)

MOSQUITOES (National Theatre [Dorfman], London SE1; opened 25 July, 2017)

MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN (Southwark Playhouse, London SE1; opened 6 November, 2017)

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Shakespeare's Globe, London SE1; opened 20 July, 2017)

MYTH (The Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon; opened 27 May, 2017)

NETWORK (National Theatre [Lyttelton], London SE1; opened 13 November, 2017)

89/90 in THEATERTREFFEN 2017 (Festspiele, Berlin; opened May, 2017)

NORA in DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL (Project Arts Centre, Dublin; opened October, 2017)

NORTH BY NORTHWEST (Theatre Royal, Bat; opened 31 July, 2017)

OBSESSION (Barbican Theatre, London EC2; opened 25 April, 2017)

ON BLUEBERRY HILL in DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL (Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire; opened October, 2017)

ON THE TOWN (Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park, London NW1; opened 31 May, 2017)

THE OPEN HOUSE (Ustinov Studio, Bath; opened 29 November, 2017)

PERSONA (Barbican Theatre, London EC2; opened 27 September, 2017)

PERSUASION (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester; opened 1 June, 2017)

PERSUASION (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester; opened 1 June, 2017)

PINOCCHIO (National Theatre [Lyttelton], London SE1; opened 13 December, 2017)

THE PLAGUE (Arcola Theatre, London E8; opened 11 April, 2017)

QUIZ (Minerva Studio, Chichester; opened 10 November, 2017)

RACING DEMON (Theatre Royal, Bath; opened 28 June, 2017)

THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI (Donmar Warehouse, London WC2; opened 28 April, 2017)

ROAD (Royal Court Theatre, London SW1; opened 28 July, 2017)

ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD (The Old Vic, London SE1; opened 7 March, 2017)

SALOME (Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; opened 8 June, 2017)

THE SECOND VIOLINIST in DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL (Belvedere College [O'Reilly Theatre], Dublin; opened October, 2017)

THE SECRET THEATRE (Shakespeare's Globe [Sam Wanamaker Playhouse], London SE1; opened 22 November, 2017)

SEX WITH STRANGERS (Hampstead Theatre, London NW3; opened 2 February, 2017)

SEX WITH STRANGERS (Hampstead Theatre, London NW3; opened 2 February, 2017)

THE SIN EATERS in DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL (Pigeon House Lab, Dublin; opened October, 2017)

THE SLAVES OF SOLITUDE (Hampstead Theatre, London NW3; opened 30 October, 2017)

SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH (Chichester Festival Theatre; opened 9 June, 2017)

DREI SCHWESTERN [THREE SISTERS] in THEATERTREFFEN 2017 (Festspiele, Berlin; opened May, 2017)

TITUS ANDRONICUS (Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; opened 4 July, 2017)

THE TREATMENT (Almeida Theatre, London N1; opened 28 April, 2017)

TWELFTH NIGHT (National Theatre [Olivier], London SE1; opened 22 February, 2017)

TWELFTH NIGHT (Shakespeare's Globe, London SE1; opened 24 May, 2017)

TWELFTH NIGHT (Shakespeare's Globe, London SE1; opened 24 May, 2017)

THE TWILIGHT ZONE (Almeida Theatre, London N1; opened 12 December, 2017)

THE TWILIGHT ZONE (Almeida Theatre, London N1; opened 12 December, 2017)

ULYSSES in DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL (Abbey Theatre, Dublin; opened October, 2017)

US/THEM (National Theatre [Dorfman], London SE1; opened 20 January, 2017)

VENUS IN FUR (Theatre Royal, Haymarket, London SW1; opened 17 October, 2017)

VICE VERSA (Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; opened 18 May, 2017)

WHAT DID YOU EXPECT? in THE GABRIELS (Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, near Brighton; opened 20 May, 2017)

THE WILD PARTY (The Other Palace, London SW1; opened 20 February, 2017)

WINGS (Young Vic Theatre, London SE1; opened 20 September, 2017)

WINGS (Young Vic Theatre, London SE1; opened 20 September, 2017)

WINTER SOLSTICE (Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond; opened 18 January, 2017)

THE WINTER'S TALE (Silk Street Theatre, London EC2; opened 6 April, 2017)

WISH LIST (Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, London SW1; opened 12 January, 2017)

A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE (Vaudeville Theatre, London WC2; opened 16 October, 2017)

A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE (Vaudeville Theatre, London WC2; opened 16 October, 2017)

WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE in THE GABRIELS (Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, near Brighton; opened 20 May, 2017)

WOYZECK IN WINTER (Barbican Theatre, London EC2; opened 14 September, 2017)

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (Garrick Theatre, London WC2; opened 10 October, 2017)

YOUNG MARX (Bridge Theatre, London SE1; opened 26 October, 2017)



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