2012

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AFTER THE PARTY (Criterion Theatre, London SW1; opened 30 July, 2012)

ALADDIN: A WISH COME TRUE (The O2, London SE10; opened 12 December, 2012)

ALL NEW PEOPLE (Duke Of York's Theatre, London WC2; opened 27 February, 2012)

ALL THAT FALL (Jermyn Street Theatre, London W1; opened 11 October, 2012)

ALL THAT IS WRONG in EDINBURGH FRINGE 1 (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh; opened August, 2012)

AMERICAN IDIOT (Hammersmith Apollo, London W6; opened 4 December, 2012)

AND NO MORE SHALL WE PART in EDINBURGH FRINGE 1 (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh; opened August, 2012)

ANGELS in EDINBURGH FRINGE 1 (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh; opened August, 2012)

ANTIGONE (National Theatre [Olivier], London SE1; opened 30 May, 2012)

L'AUTRE (Purcell Room, London SE1; opened 23 January, 2012)

BABEL (Caledonian Park, London N7; opened 10 May, 2012)

THE BELOVED (Bush Theatre, London W12; opened 25 May, 2012)

BENEFACTORS (Lyceum Theatre / Crucible Studio, Sheffield; opened 6 March, 2012)

BIG AND SMALL (GROŖ UND KLEIN) (Barbican Theatre, London EC2; opened 14 April, 2012)

BIG SOCIETY! (City Varieties, Leeds; opened 20 January, 2012)

BIRTHDAY (Royal Court Theatre, London SW1; opened 28 June, 2012)

BLINK in EDINBURGH FRINGE  (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh; opened August, 2012)

BORIS GODUNOV (Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; opened 28 November, 2012)

BRAVO FIGARO! in EDINBURGH FRINGE 1 (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh; opened August, 2012)

BULLET CATCH in EDINBURGH FRINGE 1 (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh; opened August, 2012)

BULLY BOY (St James Theatre, London SW1; opened 19 September, 2012)

CANVAS (Minerva Studio, Chichester; opened 24 May, 2012)

CHALET LINES (Bush Theatre, London W12; opened 12 April, 2012)

CHARIOTS OF FIRE (Hampstead Theatre, London NW3; opened 22 May, 2012)

CHARLEY'S AUNT (Menier Chocolate Factory, London SE1; opened 1 October, 2012)

A CHORUS OF DISAPPROVAL (Harold Pinter Theatre, London SW1; opened 27 September, 2012)

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS (Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; opened 25 April, 2012)

CONSTELLATIONS (Duke Of York's Theatre, London WC2; opened 16 November, 2012)

COPENHAGEN (Lyceum Theatre / Crucible Studio, Sheffield; opened 6 March, 2012)

CYMBELINE (Barbican Theatre, London EC2; opened 29 May, 2012)

THE DANCE OF DEATH (Trafalgar Studio 2, London SW10; opened 17 December, 2012)

THE DARK EARTH AND THE LIGHT SKY (Almeida Theatre, London N1; opened 15 November, 2012)

DEMOCRACY (The Old Vic, London SE1; opened 20 June, 2012)

DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS (Lyric Hammersmith, London W6; opened 8 October, 2012)

DETROIT (National Theatre [Cottesloe], London SE1; opened 15 May, 2012)

DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT (Hackney Empire, London E8; opened 6 December, 2012)

DICK WHITTINGTON GOES BOLLYWOOD (Tara Theatre, London SW18; opened 6 December, 2012)

THE DOCTOR'S DILEMMA (National Theatre [Lyttelton], London SE1; opened 24 July, 2012)

THE DUCHESS OF MALFI (The Old Vic, London SE1; opened 28 March, 2012)

ENQUIRER (Mother at the Trampery, London EC1; opened 5 October, 2012)

EXECUTION OF JUSTICE (Southwark Playhouse, London SE1; opened 13 January, 2012)

FEATHERS IN THE SNOW (Southwark Playhouse, London SE1; opened 7 December, 2012)

FILUMENA (Almeida Theatre, London N1; opened 22 March, 2012)

FORESTS (Barbican Theatre, London EC2; opened 6 November, 2012)

GATZ (NoŽl Coward Theatre, London WC2; opened 13 June, 2012

GATZ in PROMPT CORNER 12/2012 (NoŽl Coward Theatre, London WC2; opened 13 June, 2012)


GOING DARK (Young Vic Theatre [Clare], London SE1; opened 8 March, 2012)

GOOD WITH PEOPLE in EDINBURGH FRINGE 1 (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh; opened August, 2012)

GROŖ UND KLEIN (Barbican Theatre, London EC2; opened 14 April, 2012)

HAY FEVER (NoŽl Coward Theatre, London WC2; opened 23 February, 2012)

HENRY V (Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham and touring; opened 27 January, 2012)

THE HERESY OF LOVE (Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; opened 8 February, 2012)

HIS GREATNESS (Finborough Theatre, London SW10; opened 27 April, 2012)

THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA (Almeida Theatre, London N1; opened 26 January, 2012)

IN BASILDON (Royal Court Theatre, London SW1; opened 22 February, 2012)

THE INTERVENTION in EDINBURGH FRINGE 3 (Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh; opened August, 2012)

IN THE REPUBLIC OF HAPPINESS in PROMPT CORNER 25-26/2012 (Royal Court Theatre, London SW1; opened 12 December, 2012)

JIGSY in EDINBURGH FRINGE 2 (Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh; opened August, 2012)

THE JUDAS KISS (Hampstead Theatre, London NW3; opened 12 September, 2012)

JULIUS CAESAR (Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; opened 6 June, 2012)

KING JOHN (Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; opened 19 April, 2012)

KING LEAR (Nuffield Theatre, Southampton and touring; opened 13 September, 2012)

THE KING'S SPEECH (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford and touring; opened 10 February, 2012)

KISS ME, KATE (The Old Vic, London SE1; opened 27 November, 2012)

THE KREUZER SONATA (Gate Theatre, London W11; opened 11 January, 2012)

THE LAST OF THE HAUSSMANS (National Theatre [Lyttelton], London SE1; opened 19 June, 2012)

THE LEISURE SOCIETY (Trafalgar Studio 2, London SW1; opened 1 March, 2012)

LET IT BE (Prince Of Wales Theatre, London W1; opened 24 September, 2012)

THE LETTER OF LAST RESORT in EDINBURGH FRINGE 1 (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh; opened August, 2012)

LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT (Apollo Theatre, London W1; opened 10 April, 2012)

LOSERVILLE (Garrick Theatre, London WC2; opened 17 October, 2012)

LOVE AND INFORMATION (Royal Court Theatre, London SW1; opened 14 September, 2012)

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE in PROMPT CORNER 09/2012 (Royal Court Theatre, London SW1; opened 3 May, 2012)

MACBETH (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield; opened 10 September, 2012)

MADEMOISELLE JULIE (Barbican Theatre, London EC2; opened 20 September, 2012)

THE MAGISTRATE (National Theatre [Olivier], London SE1; opened 21 November, 2012)

MAKING NOISE QUIETLY (Donmar Warehouse, London WC2; opened 23 April, 2012)

MAN IN THE MIDDLE (Theatre 503, London SW11; opened 12 January, 2012)

A MARVELLOUS YEAR FOR PLUMS (Chichester Festival Theatre; opened 17 May, 2012)

THE MASTER AND MARGARITA (Barbican Theatre, London EC2; opened 21 March, 2012)

MASTER CLASS (Vaudeville Theatre, London WC2; opened 7 February, 2012)

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR (Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; opened 1 November, 2012)

MESS in EDINBURGH FRINGE 1 (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh; opened August, 2012)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (AS YOU LIKE IT) (Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; opened 14 August, 2012)

MR CARMEN in EDINBURGH FRINGE 3 (Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh; opened August, 2012)

MISTERMAN in PROMPT CORNER 08/2012 (Opened April, 2012)

MON DROIT in EDINBURGH FRINGE 3 (Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh; opened August, 2012)

MORNING in EDINBURGH FRINGE 1 (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh; opened August, 2012)

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; opened 1 August, 2012)

MY FAIR LADY (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield; opened 18 December, 2012)

1936 (Lilian Baylis Studio, London EC1; opened 20 July, 2012)

NSFW (Royal Court Theatre, London SW1; opened 31 October, 2012)

OEDIPUSSY (Lyric Hammersmith, London W6; opened 11 April, 2012)

OLD MONEY (Hampstead Theatre, London NW3; opened 5 December, 2012)

ONE ROGUE REPORTER in EDINBURGH FRINGE 2 (Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh; opened August, 2012)

THE ORPHAN OF ZHAO (Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; opened 8 November, 2012)

OUTWARD BOUND (Finborough Theatre, London SW10; opened 2 February, 2012)

THE PAJAMA MEN: IN THE MIDDLE OF NO ONE (Charing Cross Theatre, London WC2; opened 10 January, 2012)

PEEP in EDINBURGH FRINGE 3 (Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh; opened August, 2012)


PEOPLE (National Theatre [Lyttelton], London SE1; opened 7 November, 2012)

PHILADELPHIA, HERE I COME! (Donmar Warehouse, London WC2; opened 31 July, 2012)

THE PITCHFORK DISNEY (Arcola Theatre, London E8; opened 1 February, 2012)

PLAYING THE GAMES: Taking Part / After The Party (Criterion Theatre, London SW1; opened 30 July, 2012)

THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING in EDINBURGH FRINGE 2 (St Stephen's, Edinburgh; opened August, 2012)

PRIVATE LIVES (Minerva Studio, Chichester; opened 28 September, 2012)

PRIVATES ON PARADE (NoŽl Coward Theatre, London WC2; opened 10 December, 2012)

THE PROPHET (Gate Theatre, London W11; opened 20 June, 2012

RAGTIME (Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park, London NW1; opened 28 May, 2012)

THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI (Minerva Studio, Chichester; opened 11 July, 2012)

RICHARD III (Shakespeare's Globe, London SE1; opened 25 July, 2012)

ROMEO AND JULIET IN BAGHDAD (Riverside Studios, London W6; opened 27 June, 2012)

SAUCE FOR THE GOOSE (Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond; opened 21 December, 2012)

SCENES FROM AN EXECUTION (National Theatre [Lyttelton], London SE1; opened 4 October, 2012)

THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL (Theatre Royal, Bath; opened 10 July, 2012)

THE SEAGULL (Southwark Playhouse, London SE1; opened 12 November, 2012)

SEX WITH A STRANGER (Trafalgar Studio 2, London SW1; opened 6 February, 2012)

THE SILENCER in EDINBURGH FRINGE 2 (Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh; opened August, 2012)

THE SUIT (Young Vic Theatre, London SE1; opened 23 May, 2012)

TAKING PART (Criterion Theatre, London SW1; opened 30 July, 2012)

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW  (Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; opened 25 January, 2012)

THE TEMPEST (Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; opened 26 April, 2012)

A TENDER THING (Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; opened 3 October, 2012)

TENET: A TRUE STORY ABOUT THE REVOLUTIONARY POLITICS OF TELLING THE TRUTH ABOUT TRUTH AS EDITED BY SOMEONE WHO IS NOT JULIAN ASSANGE IN ANY LITERAL SENSE (Gate Theatre, London W11; opened 2 May, 2012)

TIMON OF ATHENS (National Theatre [Olivier], London SE1; opened 17 July, 2012)

TORCH SONG TRILOGY (Menier Chocolate Factory, London SE1; opened 12 June, 2012)

TOXIC BANKERS (Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2; opened 7 March, 2012)

TRAVELLING LIGHT (National Theatre [Lyttelton], London SE1; opened 18 January, 2012)

THE TRIAL OF UBU (Hampstead Theatre, London NW3; opened 24 January, 2012)

TWELFTH NIGHT (Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; opened 25 April, 2012)

TWO ROSES FOR RICHARD III (Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; opened 9 May, 2012)

2008: MACBETH (Lowland Hall, Ingliston,, Edinburgh; opened August, 2012)

UNCLE VANYA (Minerva Studio, Chichester; opened 5 April, 2012)

UNCLE VANYA (Vaudeville Theatre, London WC2; opened 2 November, 2012)

UNCLE VANYA (NoŽl Coward Theatre, London WC2; opened 5 November, 2012)

VERA VERA VERA (Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, London SW1; opened 26 March, 2012)

VIVA FOREVER (Piccadilly Theatre, London W1; opened 11 December, 2012)

VOLCANO (Vaudeville Theatre, London WC2; opened 16 August, 2012)

WAITING FOR ORESTES: ELECTRA (King's Theatre, Edinburgh; opened August, 2012)

THE WAY OF THE WORLD (Chichester Festival Theatre; opened 20 April, 2012)

WHAT THE BUTLER SAW (Vaudeville Theatre, London WC2; opened 16 May, 2012)

WILD OATS (Bristol Old Vic; opened 11 September, 2012)

WILD SWANS in PROMPT CORNER 08/2012 (Opened April, 2012)

THE WINTER'S TALE (Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham and touring; opened 27 January, 2012)

THE WITNESS (Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, London SW1; opened 8 June, 2012)




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