PREVIEW: 9 reasons why we can’t wait for June

  1. Westworld BFI Q&A and finale premiere

Catch the world premiere of the season 2 finale of HBO’s superior sci-fi series about a theme park peopled by robots who revolt starring Thandie Newton (pictured) and a Q&A with its creators at the BFI on London’s South Bank 19/6. Tickets

  • Read on for reasons including Florence, Laura Linney, Lia Williams & BAFTA winner Vanessa Kirby

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THEATRE REVIEW: 3Women starring Anita Dobson, Debbie Chazen & Maisie Richardson-Sellers

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

WHERE: Trafalgar Studios 2

WHEN: 17/5 (matinee), press night 17/5, runs to 9/6/18

A grandmother, a mother and her daughter meet in a hotel suite the night before one of them is to be married for an evening of alcohol and home truths.

  • Read on for reasons including why 3Women is the sort of comedy we’d love to see more of

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Q&A and FILM REVIEW: Edie starring Sheila Hancock

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

WHERE: Greenwich Picturehouse

WHEN: 15/5/18

RELEASED IN THE UK: 25/5/18

‘I’m so fed up with the division between young and old in society,’ explains Sheila Hancock in a Q&A after a preview screening of her new film about a widow who befriends a guide many years her junior as she attempts to climb a Scottish mountain.

  • Read on for reasons including more about Hancock’s young co-star in this

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FILM REVIEW: Nothing Like A Dame starring Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins and Joan Plowright

WORTH A LOOK?: *****

WHERE: Greenwich Picturehouse

RELEASED IN THE UK: 2/5/18

Each is a Dame, they are all in their ninth decades and have met regularly at Joan Plowright’s countryside retreat since they got to know each other many years ago.

  • Read on for reasons including which Dame returns to the West End this autumn

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THEATRE REVIEW: The Grönholm Method starring Laura Pitt-Pulford and John Gordon Sinclair

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

WHERE: Menier Chocolate Factory

WHEN: 14/5/18, press night 22/5, runs to 7/7/18

Four job applicants arrive for an interview for a top management position in a big company and find the selection procedure will be an unconventional series of mind games.

  • Read on for reasons including where you might recognise Gordon Sinclair from

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EXHIBITION REVIEW: ABBA: Super Troupers at Southbank Centre

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

WHERE?: Southbank Centre

WHEN?: 10/5/18, booking to 29/7/18

Did you ever see ABBA live? Probably not because, as we learn here, they remained in Sweden for all but three months of the 10 years they were at their most popular.

  • Read on for reasons including how you can sing Dancing Queen in a replica of ABBA’s studio

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Q&A: A Very English Scandal with Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant, Russell T Davies & Stephen Frears

WHERE: BAFTA

WHEN: 18/4/18, 3 episodes start on BBC1 in May

‘Join the Liberals and widen your circle,’ jokes Hugh Grant to many laughs during this star-studded Q&A after a world premiere screening of the first of three episodes of A Very English Scandal which is to air on BBC1 next month.

  • Read on for reasons including how Sir Ian McKellen turned down a part in this

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THEATRE REVIEW: Red starring Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

WHERE: Wyndhams Theatre

WHEN: 5/5, press night 15/5, runs to 28/7/18

There’s a sense of unfinished business about this production which opened at the Donmar in 2009, transferred to Broadway where it won six Tonys but never made it to the West End.

  • Read on for reasons including where you might have seen Alfred Enoch before

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