THEATRE REVIEW: All My Sons starring Sally Field, Bill Pullman, Jenna Coleman & Colin Morgan

WORTH A LOOK?: *****

WHERE? Old Vic RUNTIME: 2 hours 35 minutes (including a 20-minute interval)

WHEN? 18/4, opens 23/4 runs to 8/6/19

We’re at a pre-show Q&A with director Jeremy Herrin and he talks about the 1 in 10 theatre visits which are transcendental – and this is definitely one of those.

  • Read on for reasons including how double Oscar winner Sally Field captivates in her London theatre debut 

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PREDICTIONS: Eurovision Song Contest Semi 2 starring KEiiNO, John Lundvik, Leonora & Sergey Lazarev

WHEN?: 16/5/19 (Watch live on BBC4 at 8pm)

WHERE?: Expo Tel Aviv, Pavilion 2, Israel

The UK votes in this semi, alongside fellow Big 5 members Germany and Italy, which sees many more of our favourites perform than semi 1.

  • Who’s through and who’s on the 1st plane out of Tel Aviv? Read on for our semi 2 predictions 

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THEATRE REVIEW: Three Sisters starring Patsy Ferran at the Almeida

WORTH A LOOK?: ***

WHERE? Almeida Theatre RUNTIME: 2 hours and 55 minutes (including a 15-minute interval)

WHEN? 13/4, opens 16/4, runs to 1/6/19

We were in the audience on Sunday night at the Royal Albert Hall when Patsy Ferran (pictured left above) deservedly won the Best Actress Olivier Award for Summer And Smoke.

  • Read on for reasons including how Ferran stands out in a fine ensemble cast in Three Sisters

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GIG REVIEW: Robyn at Alexandra Palace

WORTH A LOOK?: *****

WHERE? Alexandra Palace

WHEN? 12/4, tour runs until 17/8

SETLIST: Send To Robin Immediately; Honey; Indestructible; Hang With Me; Beach 2k20; Ever Again; Be Mine; Because It’s In The Music; Love Is Free; Between The Lines; Dancing On My Own; Missing U; Call Your Girlfriend; Trust Me; Stars 4 Ever; With Every Heartbeat; Human Being; Who Do You Love?

Fellow blogger A Humdrum Mum makes clear exactly what sort of fan she is when she reviews a gig and, in tribute, we’d explain here that we think Robyn’s 2010 Body Talk is 1 of our favourite ever albums but that the 8-year wait for follow up Honey meant it could never live up to the heightened expectation.

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THEATRE REVIEW: A German Life starring Dame Maggie Smith

WORTH A LOOK?: ***1/2

WHERE? Bridge Theatre RUNTIME: 100 minutes (no interval)

WHEN? 6/4, opens 12/4, runs to 11/5/19

Brunhilde Pomsel was a secretary in 1930s Berlin who worked for Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels and this new play is based on testimony she gave shortly before her death in 2016.

  • Read on for reasons including which fellow double Oscar winner was in the audience for this 1st preview

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PREDICTIONS: Eurovision Song Contest 2019 Semi 1 starring Hatari & Tamta

WHEN?: 14/5/2019 (screened live on BBC4 at 8pm)

WHERE?: Expo Tel Aviv, Pavilion 2, Israel

Last year’s winner Netta performed Toy 7th in Semi 1 and countries including pre-qualifiers Spain, France and hosts Israel vote here in a show dominated by the controversial Icelandic entry (pictured).

  • Who’s through and who’s on the 1st plane out of Tel Aviv? Read on for our semi 1 predictions 

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PREVIEW: 9 reasons why we can’t wait for April 2019

  1. Dame Maggie Smith’s 1st theatrical performance in 12 years

When we raved about film There’s Nothing Like A Dame we never thought we’d see Dame Maggie tread the boards again but she returns to London for the 1st time in 12 years in a new one-woman play called A German Life based on the actual testimony of Brunhilde Pomsel, who once worked for Joseph Goebbels. Runs 6/4 to 11/5/19. Tickets The Downton Abbey film is expected to be released in September.

  • Read on for reasons including Sally Field, Bananarama tour, Jessie Buckley film & Game Of Thrones returns

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