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

  1. Westworld BFI Q&A and finale premiere

Catch the world premiere of the season 2 finale of HBO’s superior sci-fi series about a theme park peopled by robots who revolt starring Thandie Newton (pictured) and a Q&A with its creators at the BFI on London’s South Bank 19/6. Tickets

  • Read on for reasons including Florence, Laura Linney, Lia Williams & BAFTA winner Vanessa Kirby

2. Hunger for new Florence LP

Florence and the Machine’s 4th album High As Hope featuring single Hunger is out 29/6. It’s a 10-track album and we’ve also heard Sky Full Of Song, which means our hopes are high for something as good as 2015’s best album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful. Tickets

3. Lucy Barton starring Laura Linney at the Bridge

We first came to appreciate Linney as Mary Ann Singleton in the Tales Of The City TV series in the 90s and since she has been nominated for 3 Oscars and 4 Tonys, winning 2 Golden Globes and 4 Emmys. She stars in My Name Is Lucy Barton, running 2-23/6. Tickets We recently saw Barney Norris’ Nightfall at this venue and were surprised at how moving it was. Much better than Young Marx which was the 1st show at this venue last year.

4. The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie at the Donmar

We’ve loved star Lia Williams in Almeida productions of Oresteia and Mary Stuart, which both transferred into the West End. Maggie Smith famously won an Oscar for the 1969 film. Runs 4/6 through 28/7. Tickets

5. BAFTA winner Vanessa Kirby in Julie at the National

The Crown star Kirby won the Best Supporting Actress BAFTA for her Princess Margaret and here moves centre stage in Carrie Cracknell’s take on Strindberg. Runs 31/5 through 8/9/18. Tickets

6. Heathers at the Other Palace

How very. Carrie Hope Fletcher stars in this musical version of the 80s teen film drama. Looking forward to also seeing again T’shan Williams who has shone in both Caroline, Or Change at Hampstead Theatre and The Life at Southwark Playhouse. We’re starting to see how Andrew Lloyd Webber’s vision for this venue is starting to come into its own. Runs 9/6 to 4/8/18. Tickets

7. Janie Dee in Monogamy at the Park

Janie was shortlisted for Best Actress and Best Performance of a song monstas last year for Follies and returns to that show when it comes back to the National next year. Meanwhile, she stars in this comedy which hits the Park Theatre 6/6 to 7/7/18. Tickets

8. The Mighty Hoopla starring Lily Allen

Lily Allen, TLC, MNEK, Melanie C, Nadine Coyle, Louisa and Belinda Carlisle are just some of the big names expected at this gay-friendly extravaganza in Brockwell Park 3/6/18. Tickets

9. The Lieutenant Of Inishmore

Martin McDonagh wrote Oscar-winning film Three Billboards and this revival of 1 of his most acclaimed plays stars Poldark‘s Aidan Turner at the Noel Coward Theatre. Runs 23/6 to 8/9/18. Tickets

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