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

  1. Christian Slater in Glengarry Glen Ross

Lady Gaga would’ve been our number one but her Joanne world tour now arrives – fingers crossed – at The 02 for two dates early in 2018, rescheduled from this month. No matter. Heathers star Slater appears in this David Mamet play about cutthroat Chicago salesmen at the Playhouse Theatre in London’s West End from 26/10 through 3/2/18. Tickets

  • Read on for reasons including Stranger Things, Dua Lipa and the Bridge Theatre opens

2. Stranger Things series 2

The nine-part second season of the show which won our monsta for Best TV of 2016 is available on Netflix from 27/10.

3. Dua Lipa tours

The New Rules chart topper plays a European tour from 5/10 to 6/11 culminating in her biggest sold-out show to date at London’s O2 Brixton Academy. Check out this site for all the gossip from opening night at Brighton Dome. Such is her momentum that she’s excited to be touring elsewhere with Coldplay and Bruno Mars Tickets

4. The Seagull lands in Hammersmith

Lesley Sharp and Brian Vernel star in this Chekhov classic at the Lyric, Hammersmith, from 3/10 to 4/11. Tickets

5. Eve Best in A Woman Of No Importance

Director Dominic Dromgoole (formerly of the Globe Theatre) kicks off his Oscar Wilde season at the Vaudeville with this Eve Best-starrer which runs 6/10 to 30/12 Tickets

6. Rory Kinnear opens the Bridge Theatre with his Young Marx

Nick Hytner’s new Bridge Theatre at London Bridge opens with this new play starring Rory Kinnear, Oliver Chris and Nancy Carroll, which runs 18/10 to 31/12. Tickets

7. Blade Runner 2049 released

The sequel to the 1982 Ridley Scott version of the Philip K. Dick classic is released 6/10. Starring Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling it is helmed by Denis Villeneuve, the genius behind last year’s difficult yet fantastically imaginative Arrival.

8. Zara Larsson tours

The last time we saw Zara Larsson live was two years ago when she supported MNEK in Heaven. With a successful debut album under her belt, she tours Europe, including the UK with a gig at the Eventim Apollo Hammersmith 24/10, from 15/10 to 2/11. Tickets

9. Inside No 9 returns

We’re at a Q&A for the fourth series of this comedy classic at the BFI before the month is out, which must mean it is expected on screens soon. Tickets

  • Picture via YouTube courtesy Heathers
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