We awarded 12 monstas for the best pop, theatre, TV and film of 2016 in December – and here we look at the cream of 2017 so far and what’s to come. Funny Girl and Groundhog Day are previous winners in this category.
- Read on for our favourite musicals of 2017 so far and our hopes for the next half year
Co-writer Dan Gillespie Sells (The Feeling) has teased on Twitter that this 5* show, which premiered in Sheffield earlier this year, is London-bound. We’re still playing his CD version of the songs, especially the unforgettable The Legend Of Loco Chanel (And The Blood Red Dress). Glorious. UPDATE 21/6: JAMIE TRANSFERS TO THE APOLLO IN LONDON’S WEST END IN NOVEMBER: Tickets
Star John Partridge made our best actor shortlist for this touring show which runs through August. Tickets
This 20th anniversary touring production of Rent was perhaps most notable for including this year’s Eurovision entrant Lucie Jones.
We shortlisted Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom last year, which Sharon D. Clarke bossed, and here she was at her best and surrounded by a fine ensemble at the Southwark Playhouse.
Returning to London 30 years after its debut, 42nd Street promised to be the biggest spectacle in town – and didn’t disappoint.
We’re losing our minds at the casting of Imelda Staunton, Tracie Bennett and Janie Dee together in Follies at the National from August (tickets) and Young Frankenstein at the Garrick looks like it might be lots of fun from September (tickets).
- Check out our tips and hopes in each of the remaining 11 categories on this site over the rest of the summer
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