Troupers: Paul Nicholas, Sue Holderness, Jeff Rawle and Wendi Peters, Thousand Word Media


Ronald Harwood (Everyman Theatre at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham).
Reviewer: Colin Davison

Vanessa Donovan and Stephen Hogan, Eddie Otchere

Mad as Hell

Adrian Hope and Cassie McFarlane (Jermyn Street Theatre at Jermyn Street Theatre).
Reviewer: Keith Mckenna

Indamora (Neerja Naik) and Aureng-zebe (Naeem Hayat), Nobby Clark

The Captive Queen

John Dryden (Northern Broadsides, Shakespeare's Globe at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse).
Reviewer: Keith Mckenna

Isabel Pollen (Laura) and Jim Sturgeon (Alec),

Brief Encounter

Noel Coward adapted by Emma Rice (Kneehigh Theatre and Birmingham Repertory Theatre at Birmingham REP).
Reviewer: Steve Orme

The Drill

Billy Barrett and Ellice Stevens (Breach Theatre at Battersea Arts Centre).
Reviewer: Keith Mckenna

Emily Stott and David Judge, Joel Chester Fildes

The Kitchen Sink

Tom Wells (Oldham Coliseum Theatre at Oldham Coliseum Theatre).
Reviewer: David Chadderton

Polly Lister as Mrs Betterton (front) and Anna Kirke as Doll, Andrew Billington

Playhouse Creatures

April De Angelis (New Vic Theatre Company at New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme).
Reviewer: Steve Orme

Charles Reston (Adam), Natasha Little (Louise), Chris Larkin (Tom) & Rosie Day (Izzy), Zute Lightfoot


Stephanie Jacob (Mongrel Thumb at Trafalgar Studios 2).
Reviewer: Philip Fisher