AWARDS: MONSTAS: Our Best Performance of a Song of 2019 so far

We awarded 14 monstas for the best pop, theatre, TV and film of 2018 in December – and here we look at the cream of 2019 so far and what’s to come. Getting Married Today (Company) and Tight Connection To My Heart (Girl From The North Country) are previous winners in this category.

  • Read on for our top 5 best performances of a song of 2019 so far and our hopes for the next half year

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LAST NIGHT: THEATRE REVIEW: MUSIK starring Frances Barber at Leicester Square Theatre

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

WHERE? Leicester Square Theatre RUNTIME: 60 minutes

WHEN? 7/9/19, closes 7/9/19

‘About me, the critics lied. I ignored them – and survived,’ sang character Billie Trix in song Friendly Fire (see below) played by Frances Barber in ahead-of-its-time 2001 Pet Shop Boys’ musical Closer To Heaven.

  • Read on for reasons including how this show needs a longer West End run soon

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THEATRE REVIEW: A Very Expensive Poison starring Reece Shearsmith at the Old Vic

WORTH A LOOK?: ***

WHERE? Old Vic RUNTIME: 170 minutes (including a 20-minute interval)

WHEN? 3/9, opens 5/9 and runs to 5/10/19

‘The only thing that’s criminal here is the £4 cost of a programme – and that you have to go outside to pee.’

  • Read on for reasons including how League Of Gentleman star Reece Shearsmith is the comic highlight here

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THEATRE REVIEW: Falsettos starring Daniel Boys, Laura Pitt-Pulford, Joel Montague, Oliver Savile & Natasha J. Barnes

Screen Shot 2019-08-31 at 19.16.41.pngWORTH A LOOK?: ***

WHERE? Other Palace RUNTIME: 160 minutes (with a 20-minute interval)

WHEN? 30/8, opens 5/9 and runs to 23/11/19

There is a song here, Breaking Down, that is so good and so well performed by Laura Pitt-Pulford that you’ll want to stand and cheer at its conclusion towards the end of the opening half.

  • Read on for reasons including how this 1st preview won its standing ovation

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