Theatrevoice Review of 2011 (part 1)

23rd December 2011

Review of the Year: 2011 (part 1). Mark Shenton invites guests Kate Bassett (Independent on Sunday), David Benedict (Variety), and Matt Wolf (International Herald Tribune) to consider the highs and lows of the reviewing year. In part 1, they consider Best New Play, Best Musical, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Director.

“I’d like to give the award to a brilliant Shakespearean actor – Charles Edwards, first for his wonderfully dry, droll, fantastically visual Aguecheek in Peter Hall’s wintry, dusky Twelfth Night at the National Theatre Cottesloe, but particularly for his performance this last summer at the Globe in Jeremy Herrin’s production of Much Ado About Nothing in which he played Benedick. The challenge of playing the Globe is you have to play the space and then you have to play the play, it seemed to me that Charles Edwards did both of those brilliantly.”