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

  1. Sacha Dhawan in new Alan Bennett play

Sacha Dhawan (pictured above) won our Best Film/TV Actor monsta last year for The Boy With the Topknot and is here reunited with playwright Alan Barnett and former History Boy Samuel Barnett in a play at the Bridge Theatre marking the 70th birthday of the NHS. Runs 11/7 to 28/9/18. Tickets

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  • Read on for reasons including Sigrid, Mamma Mia 2, Years and Years in Camden and Importance Of Being Earnest

2. Sigrid plays Somerset House

We reviewed her Shepherd’s Bush Empire show in March and are looking forward to a debut album as she prepares for her biggest UK show to date at London’s Somerset House 11/7. Tickets

3. Years and Years new album and play Camden Roundhouse

2nd album Palo Santo includes the single above and is out 6/7 4 days ahead of a show at the Camden Roundhouse and the announcement of a UK tour. Tickets

4. Mark Rylance in Othello at the Globe

We last saw Rylance in Westminster Abbey for a Shakespeare event and here he returns to the Globe 20/7 to 3/10. Tickets

5. Cher and Lily James join cast in Mamma Mia – Here We Go Again

It’s a decade after the original and additions to the cast include Cher, Lily James, Hugh Skinner and Celia Imrie. It’s got the most apt sequel title ever and it’s the summer blockbuster we’re most excited by. Hits cinema screens 20/7.

6. Importance Of Being Earnest at the Vaudeville

Father and son Edward and Freddie Fox starred in An Ideal Husband at the Vaudeville and Classic Spring Company’s Wilde season reaches its crescendo with its author’s most celebrated work. Starring Sophie Thompson it runs 20/7 to 20/10. Tickets

7. Steps headline Greenwich Music Time

Our favourite 90s boy/girl band tour this summer with Blue, Aqua and our Eurovision favourite Saara Aalto. We’d love for Steps to be the UK’s Eurovision entrants in 2019. Better Best Forgotten? They play Greenwich Music Time 5/7. Tickets

8. Home, I’m Darling says Katherine Parkinson

Humans star Parkinson headlines in this new play by Laura Wade (Posh) at the National’s Dorfman which runs 24/7 through 5/9. Tickets

9. Tuppence Middleton is The One

Sense 8 star Middleton headlines in this play by the team behind monsta-winner Fleabag at the Soho Theatre 5/7 to 18/8. Tickets

  • Picture via Facebook courtesy Sacha Dhawan
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