12 Plays for 2022

If life for once goes according to plan then by end of October, at the latest, I should be enjoying the mild Spanish autumn. That said London is a huge part of my life. I lived here for the past 12 years and in many ways, it shaped me as a person, in ways good and bad. 

Because of that, I want to say a proper goodbye to the things that are dearest to me in this city. That of course does not include the atmosphere and vibe, the intangibles are simply intangible, but I will try to capture some of it through the tangibles. Hence this project, after nearly two years of covid-forced-theatre-abstinence I plan to go back with vengeance. 

The plan is to see at least 12 plays in the next 9 months. And to write about them. I do not aspire to be a theatre critic, but I do believe as every audience member I have a right to my opinions and that is what I will share here. Hopefully with some interesting additional information, to keep you reading.

In December of 2021, thanks to my friend who was as theatre desperate as me I managed to add in a ‘play zero’ – Four Quartets with Ralph Fiennes at Harold Pinter Theatre. I will be writing a blog post about every play and you will find the list here as it grows with links to the posts. Now let’s keep fingers crossed that another wave won’t close the theatres for good.

The plays I saw most recently are on top.

Peggy for You – Alan Plater, directed by Richard Wilson, starring Tamsin Greig, Hampstead Theatre, January 2022

Tamsin Greig in Peggy for You, source theatre website

(r) Four Quartets – T. S. Eliot, directed by Ralph Fiennes, starring Ralph Fiennes, Harold Pinter Theatre, December 2021

Ralph Fiennes in Four Quartets, source The Guardian