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

  1. Everybody’s Talking About Jamie in London (not Sheffield) this time

Dan Gillespie Sells is frontman of The Feeling and we gave his debut musical the full 5* when we saw it in Sheffield in February. It’s a real celebration of mothers and sons and transfers to the West End 6/11 booking to 21/4/18. Tickets. The soundtrack is an absolute treat but our favourite is cross-dressing musical-within-a-song The Legend Of Loco Chanel. Don’t. Miss.

  • Read on for reasons including Bananarama reunited, Cinderella in Greenwich and Steps on tour

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2. Bananarama’s first tour with Siobhan

We’ve seen the ‘Rams many times over the years but Siobhan left Keren and Sara before they embarked on their first world tour in 1989. That original line-up is reunited for their first ever tour running 9/11 through 9/12 including dates at Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith. US dates in February. Tickets

3. Cinderella arrives in Greenwich

This Andrew Pollard-penned pantomime is a staple of our festive season and 2015 and 2016’s both received 5*. Cinderella runs 17/11 through 7/1 at Greenwich Theatre. Tickets

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4. Sheridan’s debut album

Sheridan won our 2015 Best Actress monsta for Funny Girl and releases her debut album 3/11. It includes the hit song from Cilla (above) as well as My Man from Funny Girl which she performed recently on Strictly.

5. Steps at The O2

The 22-date Party On The Dancefloor tour starts this month and includes an 02 gig. Tickets. The Crying At the Disco extended version of the Tears On The Dancefloor album is out 27/10 and includes new single Dancing With A Broken Heart. Eurovision next year?

6. Martine McCutcheon found

Lost and Found, Martine’s first album in 15 years came out this summer. She tours in November including a date in Islington. Tickets

7. Alison Moyet tours

We last saw Moyet briefly before rushing off to see the Foo Fighters at Glastonbury this year and are delighted to report there are Yazoo songs in her set (see above). Alison’s currently on a world tour promoting idiosyncratic new album Other and arrives in London this month. Tickets

8. Taylor Swift’s Reputation

New album Reputation is out 10/11 and includes her recent Right Said Fred-sampling chart topper (see above). Tour details here

9. The Retreat found in Finsbury Park

Kathy Burke (see video above) directs at the Park Theatre 2/11 through 2/12. This new play by Sam Bain (Fresh Meat, Peep Show and Four Lions) features Samuel Anderson. Tickets

  • Picture via Facebook courtesy Jamie. Tickets
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