Stars' theatre highlights of 2012
28 December 2012 Last updated at 07:53 GMT
Theatre in the UK continues to thrive with a number of critically-acclaimed stage productions opening in 2012 - topped off with the spectacular Olympic opening and closing ceremonies.
BBC News asked the stars gathered at the Evening Standard Theatre awards and What'sOnStage awards for their theatre highlights of the past year.
Video Journalists: Tom Beal and Rachel Curtis