THEATRE REVIEW: Macbeth starring Christopher Eccleston and Niamh Cusack at the Barbican

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

WHERE? Barbican RUN TIME: 2 hours and 33 minutes (including 20-minute interval)

WHEN?: 27/10, runs to 17/11/18

The most striking thing about this modern-day re-imagining of 1 of Shakespeare’s most iconic plays is how the 3 witches become 3 identically-dressed schoolgirls.

  • Read on for reasons including how Doctor Who fans should relish Eccleston’s performance

Read More

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

  1. Dear Evan Hansen arrives in the West End

The Tony Award-winning Best Musical written by The Greatest Showman‘s Pasek and Paul arrives in the West End in autumn next year at the Noel Coward Theatre. We’ll be reviewing the show’s Broadway production this week (we’re on Broadway, baby!) for clues about what to expect in London. We’re already big fans of the soundtrack with our favourite song below. Sign up for notifications about the UK production. Broadway tickets

  • Read on for reasons including Game Of Thrones, Harry Potter & Sheridan Smith 

Read More

THEATRE REVIEW: The Wild Duck at the Almeida

WORTH A LOOK?: ****1/2

WHERE? Almeida Theatre RUN TIME: 2 hours and 35 minutes (including a 20 minute interval)

WHEN?: 25/10, runs to 17/11/18

Andrew Scott won our Best Theatre Actor monsta last year for his titular role in Robert Icke’s re-imagining of Hamlet which transferred into the West End from the Almeida.

  • Read on for reasons including how Icke consistently brings fresh eyes to classic work and re-imagines it memorably

Read More

FILM REVIEW: Bohemian Rhapsody starring Rami Malek

WORTH A LOOK?: *****

RUN TIME: 2 hours and 14 minutes

WHEN?: released 24/10/18 (UK)

A great deal has been written about the torturous history of this Freddie Mercury biopic but none of the stories are in any way as interesting as what has majestically made its way to the cinema screen.

  • Read on for reasons including how Mike Myers has the perfect cameo as a Bo Rhap-hating record exec

Read More

THEATRE REVIEW: I And You starring Maisie Williams and Zach Wyatt at Hampstead Theatre

WORTH A LOOK?: *****

WHERE?: Hampstead Theatre RUNTIME: 85 minutes (no interval)

WHEN?: 22/10, press night 25/10, runs until 24/11/18

There are 2 areas of the programme that include the words: ‘This sealed section contains a spoiler: Please ask a member of staff to open it for you after the play’ and we wouldn’t dream of divulging the twist at the end that throws everything the audience has just seen on its head.

  • Read on for reasons including more about the author, the most produced playwright in America in 2017

Read More

THEATRE REVIEW: The Distance You Have Come starring Dean-John Wilson at the Cockpit Theatre

WORTH A LOOK?: ***

WHERE? Cockpit Theatre RUN TIME: 1 hour and 45 minutes (including 15 minute interval)

WHEN?: 21/10 (matinee) runs to 28/10/18

We last saw Dean John-Wilson (pictured above far right) as the lead in Aladdin in the Prince Edward Theatre in the West End.

  • Read on for reasons including how this outstanding cast perform the socks off this material

Read More

THEATRE REVIEW: Eugenius at the Other Palace

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

WHERE? Other Palace RUN TIME: 2 hours and 20 minutes (including interval)

WHEN?: 20/10 (matinee) runs to 21/10 and doesn’t, now, transfer to the Ambassadors from 27/10

One of the themes of this new musical co-written by A1’s Ben Adams is striving for the best and it’s a message those involved with the show would do well to bear in mind.

  • Read on for reasons including what we think should happen next for Eugenius

Read More

THEATRE REVIEW: A Very, Very, Very Dark Matter starring Jim Broadbent at the Bridge Theatre

WORTH A LOOK?: ***

WHERE? Bridge Theatre RUNTIME: 90 minutes (no interval)

WHEN?: 13/10, press night 24/10, runs to 6/1/19

To say Martin McDonagh’s new work is eagerly awaited would be to seriously underplay how hot he is is right now.

  • Read on for reasons including what to expect from its stars Jim Broadbent and Phil Daniels

Read More

GIG REVIEW: Suede at the Eventim Apollo

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

WHERE?: Eventim Apollo

WHEN?: 12/10, tour runs until 14/10/18 (more dates likely, see link below)

SETLIST: As One; Wastelands; Outsiders; We Are The Pigs; So Young; Heroine; The Drowners; He Is Dead; Tides; Roadkill; Sabotage; Dolly; It Starts And Ends With You; Filmstar; Metal Mickey; Trash; Animal Nitrate; Pantomime Horse; The 2 Of Us; The Invisibles; Flytipping; Beautiful Ones; Life Is Golden

Ask us what our favourite ever gig is and we’d probably say Suede at Portsmouth Pyramids in 1993 because it was the 1st time we felt we had ever found our tribe.

  • Read on for reasons including which song Suede played for the 1st time in 26 years

Read More