Friday, 2 January 2015

The 2014 fosterIAN awards



My favourite shows of 2014 (worthy of a never-ending Capaldi gif)

1. A View from the Bridge, Young Vic
2. A Streetcar Named Desire, Young Vic
3. In The Heights, Southwark Playhouse
4. Here Lies Love, NT
5. Gypsy, CFT
6. Maria Stuart, Toneelgroep Amsterdam
7. Mr Burns, Almeida
8. Sweeney Todd, Tooting Arts Club
9. King Charles III, Almeida
10. The Wild Duck, Belvoir Sydney
11. Visitors, Arcola/Bush
12. Medea, Toneelgroep Amsterdam
13. Good People, Hampstead
14. Adler & Gibb, Royal Court
15. Free As Air, Finborough
16. No Barriers With Barriers
17. Dark Vanilla Jungle, Soho
18. Johnny Got His Gun, Southwark Playhouse
19. Made in Dagenham, Adelphi
20. Wet House, Soho
21. The James Plays, NT
22. Next Fall, Southwark Playhouse
23. My Night With Reg, Donmar
24. True West, Tricycle
25. The Silver Tassie, NT

Sub-categories



Plays that made me dance with joy like Angela Lansbury (Blithe Spirit not included...)
1. A View From The Bridge

2. A Streetcar Named Desire
3. Maria Stuart
4. Mr Burns
5. King Charles III


Plays that felt like being smacked in the face with an arse
1. In The Vale of Awfulness (an extended theatrical tragedy in 4 parts - Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4)
2. The 21st Century Merchant of Venice (and not just because I got gay-bashed on the way home)
3. Venice Preserv'd
4. Daytona
5. Albion


Musicals as joyous as a zebra doing the running man 
1. In The Heights
2. Here Lies Love
3. Gypsy
4. Sweeney Todd
5. Free As Air

Musicals as pleasant as being hit in the face with a door 
1. Some Girl I Used To Know
2. Satan Sings Sondheim
3. I Can't Sing
4. See Rock City...
5. Cats (harsh, but the news that Kerry Ellis will be the replacement Grizabella pushed me over the edge)

Round-up of the 2014 fosterIANs


Best Actress in a Play

Gillian Anderson, A Streetcar Named Desire

Best Actress in a Musical
Imelda Staunton, Gypsy

Best Actor in a Play
Cary Crankson, The Saints

Best Actor in a Musical
Sam Mackay, In The Heights

Best Supporting Actress in a Play
Vanessa Kirby, A Streetcar Named Desire

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical
Jenna Russell, Urinetown

Best Supporting Actor in a Play
Joe Caffrey, Wet House

Best Supporting Actor in a Musical
Jason Pennycooke, Memphis

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