Oh BLESS YOU for trying Kitty Kat. I was invited to see Birthday, but said NO WAY because my god i HATED Joe Penhall's last play at the Court back in December, plus i cannot stand Lisa Dillon or Stephen Mangan. And then i found that there was a special party afterwards and Geru Hallwell turned up SO CLOSE
2012 has been amazing for theatre so far i think, mostly thanks to the Cultural Olympiad THING. My highlights have been Blanchett, Misterman, Mercury Fur (though it nearly made me throw up), the RSC King John (tackiest production ever but SO FUCKING FABULOUS), and 'Gatz' which was the whole of The Great Gatsby on stage and lasted eight hours but was SO SO GOOD and just flew by. The worst thing i saw was the aforementioned-by-Bev Wild Swans, which was like a fucking school play. Such. Bad. Acting. And the whole entire book was shrivelled down into 90 minutes straight through so it got about as much chance to breath as a wikipedia synopsis. It still felt longer than Gatz though.
I am now mostly excited about the Finding Neverland Musical (premiering in Leicester, somewhat surprisingly), and a lot of this -