Maybe the West End will economically implode in 2009. Maybe the Arts Council will turn out to have invested its funds in an iffy bank in Lapland. But I can’t recall a year that, as early as now, looks so promisingly busy.
Benedict writes about a whole host of possible delights for 2009 – from those, my best picks would be
Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart playing Beckett’s clownish tramps in Waiting for Godot at the Haymarket (Apr 30-Jun 28);