I was extremely lucky with my choices as I loved both. If I had to choose between them, I'd say Bunbury is Dead was my favourite. Devised and performed by Tobacco Tea Theatre Company, it told the story of Bunbury, the fictitious friend of Algernon in the Importance of Being Earnest. What really appealed to me as a sort of theatre geek, was that most, if not all, the dialogue was lifted from Oscar Wilde's plays and re-organised into something new - even the infamous handbag was in there!
The other performance was Bawsoot Theatre's presentation Swiss Cheese. A dinner party reunion for five old friends turns up the usual sort of revelations and incriminations that you'd expect. Then Jo the hostess drops her bombshell.... no, I'm not going to say what but it made all the petty jealousies and secrets of the others pale by comparison.
An extra mention has to go to the venue -the Ghillie Dhu, one of the loveliest I've seen. None of the cramped, dark basements that bring on claustrophobia but a lovely vaulted room at the top of a twisting staircase.