- Dreamgirls’ Glee
London’s iconic Savoy Theatre is always a guarantee of a hot hit musical and Glee‘s Amber Riley (pictured above and with And I’m Telling You clip below) stars in Dreamgirls there 19/11 – 11/3/17. We’ve given the Savoy’s last three musicals (Gypsy, Guys and Dolls and Funny Girl) the full 5*. We’re going twice already. Would you bet against this supreme musical not inspiring such baby love? Tickets.
- Read on for reasons including Idris Elba, London’s best panto and Christine and The Queens
2. London’s best panto
Last year we declared Greenwich Theatre panto writer Andrew Pollard (pictured above) our favourite dame since Sir Ian McKellen at the Old Vic a decade ago. This is Pollard’s 12th Greenwich Theatre panto and last year’s Red Riding Hood was a 5* treat for all the family. Running 18/11 – 8/1 at Greenwich Theatre. Tickets Picture via Facebook courtesy Greenwich Theatre.
3. Christine and the Queens play Brixton
We first saw Christine and the Queens at this year’s Glastonbury and album Chaleur Humaine has been one of the most welcome breakout successes of 2016. A four-date whizz around the UK this month sees them spending two nights at Brixton’s 02 Academy. Tickets.
4. Little Mix Glory Days LP
Out 18/11, all eyes on Sunday’s The X Factor where new single Shout Out To My Ex debuts. *cheeks redden* We did egg them on to do this. About lead singer Perrie’s ex, Zayn Malik? Little Muffins’ 2017 tour details.
5. Dead Funny at the Vaudeville
Katherine Parkinson (pictured above) and Emily Berrington (both from Channel Four’s Humans which returns 30/10) join Steve Pemberton (Inside No. 9) and Ralf Little at the Vaudeville Theatre 27/10 – 4/2/17. Tickets. Picture via Facebook courtesy Dead Funny.
6. Idris Elba Q&A
We join Idris Elba for a BFI Q&A about his new film 100 Streets this month. Tickets Picture via Facebook courtesy Idris Elba.
7. Emeli Sande album
We don’t understand why new single Hurts (out now and above) isn’t doing better. It’s essentially Emeli’s Rolling In The Deep although we’re currently preferring Sia’s The Greatest featuring Kendrick Lamar. Album Long Live The Angels out 11/11. Tour details
8. Henry IV goes all-female
The all-female production of The Tempest at Donmar at the King’s Cross was one of our most astonishing nights of the year. The Harriet Walter-starrer is just one of a trilogy. Runs through 17/11. Tickets
9. Robbie Williams in Heavy Entertainment Show
Album out 4/11. ‘He would sell his children for a hit in Belgium, God knows what he’s done for a number 1.’