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WOS100: The top 100 plays of all time!

Last month you told us your favourite plays and musicals of all time, in this article we announce who came out on top in the plays section

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For WOS100 we asked you to name your favourite musical and play of all time. Thousands of you voted and now, following on from Tuesday's announcement of the Top 100 Musicals of All Time, we take a look at the Top 100 Plays of All Time, starting by counting down your top 10.

Where did your favourite play end up? Let us know in the comments below.

10. Blithe Spirit

Angela Lansbury, Charles Edwards, Janie Dee and company in Blithe Spirit at the Gielgud
© Johan Persson

9. Jerusalem

Mark Rylance in Jerusalem at the Apollo Theatre
© Simon Annand

8. The Woman in Black

Stuart Fox and Gwynfor Jones in The Woman in Black at the Fortune Theatre

7. Arcadia

Ed Stoppard, Dan Stevens and Samantha Bond in Arcadia at Duke of York's Theatre
© Catherine Ashmore

6. One Man, Two Guvnors

James Corden in the 2011 production of One Man, Two Guvnors at the Theatre Royal Haymarket
© Johan Persson

5. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Luke Treadaway in the 2013 production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Apollo Theatre
© Brinkhoff/Moegenburg

4. Noises Off

Janie Dee, Jamie Glover, Celia Imrie and Jonathan Coy in the Old Vic Theatre production of Noises Off
© Tristram Kenton

3. Macbeth

Kenneth Branagh in the Manchester International Festival production of Macbeth

2. War Horse

War Horse at the New London Theatre
© Simon Annand

1. Hamlet

David Tennant in the RSC production of Hamlet
© Alastair Muir


Anna Maxwell Martin and Simon Russell Beale in the National Theatre production of King Lear

11. The History Boys 12. The 39 Steps 13. A Midsummer Night's Dream 14. The Mousetrap 15. All My Sons 16. Romeo and Juliet 17. King Lear 18. The Importance of Being Earnest 19. Othello 20. The Homecoming


Helen Mirren in The Audience at the Gielgud Theatre
© Johan Persson

21. A Streetcar Named Desire 22. Much Ado About Nothing 23. A Doll's House 24. Angels in America 25. Death of a Salesman 26. Equus 27. The Audience 28. The Crucible 29. Henry V 30. Amadeus


Jonny Lee Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch in the National Theatre production of Frankenstein directed by Danny Boyle
© Alastair Muir

31. Frankenstein 32. Coriolanus 33. Flare Path 34. An Inspector Calls 35. The Caretaker 36. Mojo 37. Private Lives 38. The Play That Goes Wrong 39. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf 40. A View From the Bridge


Ian McKellan and Patrick Stewart in Waiting for Godot at the Theatre Royal Haymarket
© Dan Wooller for WhatsOnStage

41. Abigail's Party 42. Beautiful Thing 43. Betrayal 44. Waiting for Godot 45. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 46. The Madness of George III 47. Nicholas Nickleby 48. Bouncers 49. Pygmalion 50. Barking in Essex


Eddie Redmayne in the Donmar Warehouse production of Richard II
© Johan Persson

51. Black Watch 52. Stones in His Pockets 53. Closer 54. Lovesong 55. Richard III 56. A Few Good Men 57. Brief Encounter 58. Taming of the Shrew 59. To Kill a Mockingbird 60. Richard II


The National Theatre of Scotland production of Let the Right One In at the Royal Court Theatre
© Alastair Muir

61. Let the Right One In 62. Chimerica 63. Boeing Boeing 64. Calendar Girls 65. August: Osage County 66. As You Like It 67. Festen 68. Hedda Gabler 69. Ghost Stories 70. No Man's Land


Robert Webb and Mark Heap in Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense at the Duke of York's Theatre
© Craig Sugden

71. Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense 72. The Cherry Orchard 73. Long Day's Journey into Night 74. Miss Julie 75. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 76. Steppin' Out 77. Rebecca 78. Relative Values 79. Our Boys 80. Journey's End


Daniel Radcliffe and Sarah Greene in the Michael Grandage production of The Cripple of Inishmaan at the Noel Coward Theatre
© Johan Persson

81. The Cripple of Inishmaan 82. Entertaining Mr Sloane 83. Constellations 84. The Glass Menagerie 85. Twelfth Night 86. The Amen Corner 87. Anthony & Cleopatra 88. The Pride 89. Enron 90. Three Sisters


The cast of Full Monty the Play at Noel Coward Theatre

91. The Full Monty 92. A Day in the Death of Joe Egg 93. Twelve Angry Men 94. When We Are Married 95. Yes Prime Minister 96. The Duck House 97. The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui 98. Death and the Maiden 99. The Lion in Winter 100. Accidental Death of an Anarchist