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 

2. Kit Harington’s True West opens in London

There were whoops of delight when Harington (Game Of Thrones) last appeared in the West End and we would expect nothing less here at the Vaudeville Theatre from 23/11 through 16/2/18. He is joined by Johnny Flynn (so good on film in Beast this year and previously in the West End in Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen) in Pulitzer Prize-winner Sam Shepard’s tale of competitive brothers. Tickets

3. Sheridan Smith’s A Northern Soul album

Sheridan’s debut album of original songs is out 2/11. We loved her at the Albert Hall this year and tickets are now on sale for her 30/3/19 One Night Only gig at The 02. Tickets

4. The Lifespan Of A Fact starring Daniel Radcliffe 

We reviewed Radcliffe in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead at the Old Vic last year and joined him for a Q&A about his 2016 film Swiss Army Man. Here he stars in a new play about the ancient journalistic art of fact-checking with Cherry Jones and Bobby Cannavale. Runs to 13/1/18 at Studio 54 on Broadway. Tickets

5. Sigrid plays 02 Brixton Academy

We had a ticket but didn’t make Norway’s finest’s biggest London gig so far at Somerset House in July because it coincided with England’s World Cup semi final (we still can’t believe we’re writing those words) exit. We missed a trick because she rocked the Shepherd’s Bush Empire in March. We need that debut album now. Tickets 

6. Widows in cinemas

Steve McQueen follows up 12 Years A Slave with this re-imagining of Lynda La Plante’s London-based ITV 80s series about the titular wives who plan to take over the heist their late husbands planned. Set in the US and released 6/11. Tickets 

7. Florence and the Machine at The 02

This year’s High As Hope made our Album Of 2018 shortlist although it was more introspective than its bombastic and anthemic predecessor. Florence brings her Machine to London for 2 dates this month during a world tour that runs until March. Tickets

8. Little Mix release LM5 and announce tour

New single Woman Like Me features Nicki Minaj and is currently top 5. 5th album LM5 (do you see what they did there?) is released 16/11 and they tour next year, including 4 nights at The O2. Tickets

9. Torch Song on Broadway

Did we mention we’re going to Broadway in November? Michael Urie (Ugly Betty, Buyer and Cellar at the Menier) stars in this updating of Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song Trilogy. Runs at the Hayes Theater through 24/2/19. Tickets

  • Picture via Facebook courtesy Dear Evan Hansen.
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