IT WAS THE YEAR THAT…
Pottermania hit the West End, women’s football scored on stage and Bradley Cooper played the Elephant Man. Henry Hitchings rounds up the moments that stole the show in 2015
‘She doesn’t just want the “tit parts” — she’s got the intelligence for more,’ said
(right) of 17th-century actress Nell Gwynn, who she played as a trailblazing feminist in Jessica Swale’s exuberant drama at Shakespeare’s Globe. We were treated to a bravura performance from as the ground-breaking scientist Rosalind Franklin in Photograph 51 at the Nöel Coward Theatre; turn as the powerful Greek heroine Klytemnestra in the Almeida’s Oresteia; and at the Adelphi,
led the rousing story of women car-plant workers battling 1960s sexism — and driving forward progress — in Made in Dagenham.