AWARDS SHORTLIST: MONSTAS: Best Supporting Actor of 2022

It’s been quite the year, it’s almost Christmas and what would the festive season be without some recognition of the best of 2022? Over the next month we’ll shortlist five nominees in each of 16 categories for our 8th annual Oscars, or monstas if you will, of 2022.

  • Read on for the nominees for the monsta for Best Supporting Actor of 2022 This is a new category and is gender-neutral 
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THEATRE REVIEW: Orlando starring Emma Corrin at the Garrick Theatre

By Aline Mahrud

WORTH A LOOK?: ***1/2

WHEN?: Monday 28 November, runs to 25 February 2023 RUNTIME: 90 minutes (no interval)

Emma Corrin identifies as non-binary and, as such, their portrayal of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando would perhaps have the celebrated author cheering from the stalls were she still alive.

  • Read on for reasons including which stars joined us in the audience for this 2nd preview
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AWARDS SHORTLIST: MONSTAS: Best Album of 2022

It’s been quite the year, it’s almost Christmas and what would the festive season be without some recognition of the best of 2022? Over the next month we’ll shortlist five nominees in each of 16 categories for our 8th annual Oscars, or monstas if you will, of 2022.

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THEATRE REVIEW: Robin Hood starring David Breeds at Greenwich Theatre

By Neil Durham

WORTH A LOOK?: *****

WHEN?: Saturday 26 November (matinee), opens 2 December and runs to 8 January 2023 RUNTIME: 150 minutes (including a 20-minute interval)

There’s a new dynamic to this year’s annual Greenwich Theatre pantomime with the strongest performance we can ever remember from a leading man thanks to Dear Evan Hansen‘s David Breeds (pictured centre above).

  • Read on for reasons including how this annual pantomime’s Queen may be dead but long live the King
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ALBUM OF THE MONTH: Sophie Ellis Bextor’s Kitchen Disco: Live At The London Palladium (November 2022)

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

RELEASED: 25 November 2022

TRACKLIST: Take Me Home; Disco Inferno; Wild Forever; All Night Long; Hypnotized; Mixed Up World; Young Blood; There Are Worse Things; Love Is A Camera; Dancing Queen; Get Over You/Lady/Groovejet; Crying At The Discoteque; Like A Prayer; Heartbreak (Make Me A Dancer); Murder On The Dancefloor; Our House; Favourite Things

Live albums are always a fascinating snapshot of an act at a particular moment in time and this gig was much-postponed thanks to Covid but 1 we gave 5* to back in March.

  • Read on for reasons including why this gig was 1 of our favourite things of 2022
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AWARDS SHORTLIST: MONSTAS: Best New Play of 2022

It’s been quite the year, it’s almost Christmas and what would the festive season be without some recognition of the best of 2022? Over the next month we’ll shortlist five nominees in each of 16 categories for our 8th annual Oscars, or monstas if you will, of 2022.

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THEATRE REVIEW: Best Of Enemies starring David Harewood and Zachary Quinto at the Noel Coward Theatre

By Neil Durham

WORTH A LOOK?: *****

WHEN?: Saturday 19 November (matinee), running until 18 February 2023

So, cards on the table, we’re huge fans of author James Graham but chose not to see this on its run at the Young Vic last winter because its subject matter failed to fire our imagination.

  • Read on for reasons including how Quinto in particular makes a dazzling West End debut in this riveting new play
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AWARDS SHORTLIST: MONSTAS: Best Gig of 2022

It’s been quite the year, it’s almost Christmas and what would the festive season be without some recognition of the best of 2022? Over the next month we’ll shortlist five nominees in each of 16 categories for our 8th annual Oscars, or monstas if you will, of 2022.

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THEATRE REVIEW: Good starring David Tennant at the Harold Pinter Theatre

By Aline Mahrud

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

WHEN?: Saturday 12 November (matinee), runs to 24 December 2022

We’ve written a great deal about musical Cabaret which celebrates its 1-year birthday in the West End this week and Good is very much the perfect play accompaniment.

  • Read on for reasons including how to catch this play live or on NTLive
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