Steve Nallon as John Bland and Mark Farrelly as Sir Edmund Backhouse, Greenwich Theatre

Chinese Whispers

Ian Lindsay and Jeremy Cantwell (Pete Shaw and Ian Lindsay in association with Greenwich Theatre at Greenwich Theatre).
Reviewer: Howard Loxton

Collide Theatre, Konstantinos N Papaoikonomou

Tejas Verdes

Fermín Cabal (Collide Theatre at Streatham Theatre).
Reviewer: Keith Mckenna

Sharlit Deyzac and Leonor Lemee, Two Tongue Theatre

Boys Club

Sharlit Deyzac and Leonor Lemee (Two Tongue Theatre at Jackson's Lane).
Reviewer: Howard Loxton

Justine Mitchell, Bronwen Sharp


(Vivienne Franzmann at Royal Court Theatre Upstairs).
Reviewer: Philip Fisher

Jane Horrocks and Wrangler in Cotton Panic!, Tristram Kenton

Cotton Panic!

Co-creators: Jane Horrocks (performer & music), Nick Vivan (writer), Stephen Mallinder (music), Phil Winter (music), Ben Edwards (music) (Manchester International Festival at Upper Campfield Market Hall, Manchester).
Reviewer: David Chadderton

Wormold (Charles Davies) tricks Michael Onslow's security chief in a drinking game, Creative Cow

Our Man in Havana

Clive Francis after Graham Greene (Creative Cow at Festival Theatre, Malvern).
Reviewer: Colin Davison

Sarah Minns, Christopher Tribble

La Voix Humaine

Poulenc (OperaUpClose at Kings Place).
Reviewer: Louise Lewis

Andy Coxon as Mitch and Scott Hunter as Stu, Claire Bilyard


Music by Joseph Zellnik, book & lyrics by David Zellnik (Aria Entertainment, Hope Mill Theatre, Ben Millerman, Jim Kierstead and Guy James at Charing Cross Theatre).
Reviewer: Howard Loxton

Emma Cunniffe as Queen Anne and Romola Garai as Sarah Churchill, Marc Brenner

Queen Anne

Helen Edmundson (Royal Shakespeare Company at Theatre Royal Haymarket).
Reviewer: Philip Fisher

The Dutch Lady,

The Dutch Lady

Anonymous (Fred Theatre at The Cockpit).
Reviewer: Howard Loxton