We awarded 13 monstas for the best pop, theatre, TV and film of 2017 in December – and here we look at the cream of 2018 so far and what’s to come. Tight Connection To My Heart by Sheila Atim from Girl From The North Country is the previous winner in this category.
- Read on for our top 5 performances of a song of 2018 so far and our hopes for the next half year
We said: ‘There’s a section at the end of this two-hour-and-25-minute musical, including interval, where D.Clarke (Sharon, pictured) sings so well and with such emotion that the audience adulation is deafening.’
We said: ‘This musical retains the anarchic spirit of the original film, the cast is, to use the show’s own language, so very, but it’s the audience buzz that you won’t fail to get caught up in.’
We said: ‘It’s a role that’s more than matched by Matt Willis from Busted as the evil dentist boyfriend of Audrey’s who boasts a maniacal laugh and fondness for nitrous oxide that renders him pure Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest goes Twin Peaks.’
We said: ‘It is the casting of Vicky Vox, a member of the band Tranzkuntinental, in her 1st stage role that is the absolute making of this show however. She’s essentially Divine‘s sassier and more fabulous daughter.’
We said: ‘Joyous signature song Love Is In The Air frames proceedings and Cyndi Lauper’s touching Time After Time is also used well.’