Alex Clifton as Alex Owen, Brian Hartley

Flashdance the Musical

Book by Tom Hedley & Robert Carey, music by Robbie Roth, lyrics by Robert Carey and Robbie Roth (Selladoor Productions and Runaway Entertainment at Sunderland Empire).
Reviewer: Peter Lathan

James Atherton (Bob), Taj Atwal (Rita) and Gemma Dobson (Sue), Richard Davenport

Rita, Sue and Bob Too

Andrea Dunbar (Octagon Theatre Bolton, Out of Joint and Royal Court Theatre at Octagon Theatre).
Reviewer: David Chadderton

Steven Pacey and James Alexandrou, Scott Rylander

The Knowledge

Jack Rosenthal, adapted for the stage by Simon Block (Charing Cross Theatre).
Reviewer: Philip Fisher

Mez Galaria, Dominic Gately, Nick Ahad and Darren Kuppan recording Partition, Jacob Tomlinson


Nick Ahad (BBC Radio Leeds and West Yorkshire Playhouse at Courtyard Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse).
Reviewer: Mark Smith

Sue Wallace as Mrs Pasmore and Ian Gelder as Mr Pasmore, Helen Maybanks

The March on Russia

David Storey (Orange Tree Theatre in association with Up in Arms at Orange Tree Theatre).
Reviewer: Howard Loxton

Louise Shuttleworth (Mrs Reginald ffluke), Frances Marshall (Lady Caroline Kirkbridge) and Laura Matthews (Lady Cynthia), Tony Bartholomew

A Brief History of Women

Alan Ayckbourn (Stephen Joseph Theatre Company at Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough).
Reviewer: James Ballands

Jonathan Chambers and Stella Gonet, Paul Nicholas Dyke

Doubt, A Parable

John Patrick Shanley (Making Productions and Graffiti Productions at Southwark Playhouse).
Reviewer: Philip Fisher

Kirsty Besterman and Robert Hands, Helen Murray


Harold Pinter (Salisbury Playhouse at Salisbury Playhouse).
Reviewer: Anne Hill

Danny-Boy Hatchard as Aaron and Joe Idris-Roberts as Seb, Anton Belmonté of 176 Flamingo Lane

Eyes Closed, Ears Covered

Alex Gwyther (The Bunker Theatre and Alfred Taylor-Gaunt at Bunker Theatre).
Reviewer: Howard Loxton

Patrick ODonnell and Nick Devlin, Barry Rivett

Waiting for Godot

Samuel Beckett (ABA International Touring (UK) and AC Productions at Arts Theatre).
Reviewer: Keith Mckenna