GIG REVIEW: Sigrid at 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

WHERE: O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

WHEN: 14/3, UK tour runs to 24/8

SETLIST: Go To War; Plot Twist; Schedules; I Don’t Buy It; Raw; Savage In Our Blood; Doing You A Favour; Watch Me; Dynamite; In Vain; High Five; Fake Friends; Credit; Strangers; Don’t Kill My Vibe

We’re not here to kill 21-year-old Sigrid Raabe’s vibe but for her Scandipop bangers although it soon becomes clear that there’s much more to her than those.

  • Read on for reasons including why Sigrid shed a tear towards the end of this gig

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THEATRE REVIEW: Long Day’s Journey Into Night starring Jeremy Irons & Lesley Manville

WORTH A LOOK?: *****

WHERE: Wyndhams Theatre

WHEN: 10/3 runs to 7/4/18

Last Sunday Lesley Manville was pipped to a Best Actress Oscar for her role as a domineering sister to Daniel Day-Lewis in Phantom Thread and a day later she was shortlisted for the Oliviers for her role in this.

  • Read on for reasons including which Olivier Award-nominated actress was in the audience for this

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TV PREVIEW: Melodifestivalen 2018: Final

WHEN?: Saturday 10 March (7pm UK time) on SVT (link to watch below)

The quality of the songs in this year’s Melodifestivalen has attracted criticism but for us 2018 has been all about the Swedish public’s love of the novelty entry ahead of possible Eurovision winner Cry by Dotter.

  • Read on for our predictions for how we think the 12 finalists would fare at Eurovision

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THEATRE REVIEW: Summer and Smoke starring Patsy Ferran

WORTH A LOOK?: ***

WHERE: Almeida Theatre

WHEN: 3/3, press night 7/3, runs to 7/4/18

UPDATE: Summer And Smoke transfers to the Duke Of York’s 10/11/18 to 19/1/19 Tickets

Last year saw two acclaimed Tennessee Williams revivals in London (the Young Vic’s Cat On A Hot Tin Roof and The Glass Menagerie at the Duke Of York’s) and his Summer And Smoke is less well known for a reason.

  • Read on for reasons including why the supporting cast is strong and who is the one to watch

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