Theatre shows of the year 2015

Out of the 100 theatre shows I’ve seen in 2015, which ones were good enough to get ★★★★✩ or higher?

Counting up, I have been to 100 theatre performances in 2015 (so far – there are still a couple of days left!). Many of those were under my own steam, but I’m also a frequent reviewer for both Musical Theatre Review and The Reviews Hub (formerly The Public Reviews). Those professional reviews come with star ratings; ones I went to for myself, or as a guest without a commitment to review, do not.

Below is a chronological list of those theatre, cabaret and comedy shows that gained a four star rating or above from me (up to a maximum of 5 stars; TRH allows us to allocate half stars, whereas MTR does not). I’m also including shows I also went to that would have merited such a rating had I been reviewing them professionally.

January 2015

  • Treasure Island: Curse of the Pearl Necklace, Above the Stag
  • Whistle Down The Wind, Union Theatre ★★★★ [MTR]

February 2015

  • She Loves Me, Landor Theatre
  • Beautiful, Aldwych Theatre ★★★★ [MTR]

March 2015

April 2015

May 2015

June 2015

  • Fun Home, Circle in the Square Theatre, Broadway
  • 1984, Playhouse Theatre
  • Bugsy Malone, Lyric Hammersmith
  • East is East, Aylesbury Waterside ★★★★½ [TRH]

July 2015

August 2015

September 2015

  • The Christians, Gate Theatre ★★★★★ [TRH]
  • Kinky Boots, Adelphi Theatre
  • Vincent and Flavia: The Last Tango, Aylesbury Waterside

October 2015

November 2015

December 2015

  • All On Her Own/Harlequinade, Garrick Theatre
  • Lee Mead in Concert, Garrick Theatre
  • Tinderella: Cinders Slips It In, Above the Stag
  • Dick Whittington, Aylesbury Waterside ★★★★ [TRH]

  1. Disclosure: I was a Kickstarter investor in this show.  ↩

Author: Scott Matthewman

Formerly Online Editor and Digital Project Manager for The Stage, creator of the award-winning The Gay Vote politics blog, now a full-time software developer specialising in Ruby, Objective-C and Swift, as well as a part-time critic for Musical Theatre Review, The Reviews Hub and others.