9 reasons why we can’t wait for March

  1. Sheena Easton debuts in 42nd Street

We’ve never seen 42nd Street but are very excited by the West End debut casting of Sheena Easton who we remember as far back in her career as 9 to 5 (see below) and her duet with Prince. Opens at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane 20/3 and booking through July. Tickets Picture via Facebook courtesy 42nd Street.

  • Read on for reasons including Goldfrapp, The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia? and Marc Almond

2. Goldfrapp’s Silver Eye

Goldfrapp’s seventh album proper Silver Eye is out 31/3 and on the basis of new single Anymore (see below) it’s heading back to the dancefloor. They play four dates in advance of release including one at the Camden Roundhouse where we join them. Tickets

3. Sophie Okonedo stars in The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?

Sophie Okonedo was the lynchpin around which the BBC’s The Hollow Crown was built last year and here she follows her Broadway run opposite Ben Whishaw in Ivo van Hove’s The Crucible with this award-winning Edward Albee play which runs 24/3 to 24/6 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Tickets

4. Amanda Holden Steps Out at the Vaudeville

We last saw Holden in panto at the Palladium last Christmas, here she joins Tamzin Outhwaite, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Nicola Stephenson and Natalie Casey in musical Stepping Out which runs 1/3 to 17/6 at the Vaudeville. Tickets

5. Marc Almond celebrates 60

The former Soft Cell frontman celebrates his 60th year with a string of dates including 1 at Camden Roundhouse. Tickets Career retrospective album out 10/3 and new single below.

6. David Tennant plays Don Juan

Broadchurch returns to ITV at the end of February and its star David Tennant follows up his Richard II at the Barbican last year with the lead in this Patrick Marber adaptation of Moliere for Don Juan in Soho. Runs 17/3 to 10/6 at the Wyndhams. Tickets

7. Sophie Ellis-Bextor tours

The last date of Sophie’s Familia tour reaches London’s KOKO this month. Tickets We last saw Sophie as a surprise guest at the Eventim Apollo during Brian & Robin’s Christmas Compendium when she covered Prince (bear with the clip below).

8. Love In Idleness at the Menier

Trevor Nunn directs Eve Best, Helen George and Anthony Head in this Terrence Rattigan comedy at the Menier which runs 10/3 to 29/4.  Tickets

9. Zara Larsson debuts LP

It’s almost 18 months since we saw Zara Larsson at Heaven supporting MNEK. She’s had many hits since then and releases her first album 17/3.

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