PREVIEW: 9 reasons we can’t wait for March 2020 starring City Of Angels

  1. Girls Aloud’s Nicola Roberts makes West End debut in City Of Angels

We saw this Donmar production in its original home six years ago and the Cy Coleman/David Zippel musical evoking old Hollywood and film noir has a cast to die for. It includes the West End debut of former Girls Aloud member Nicola Roberts (and winner of ITV’s The Masked Singer) as well as Vanessa Williams, Rosalie Craig, Hadley Fraser and Theo James. Plays at the Garrick from 5/3 to 5/9. Tickets 

  • Read on for reasons including the new Jamie Lloyd starring Game Of Thrones Emilia Clark and Fat Rascal

2. Jamie Lloyd’s The Seagull stars Emilia Clarke and Daniel Monks

Monks won our Best Theatre Actor monsta in 2019 for Teenage Dick  and here plays opposite Clarke in Lloyd’s (Evita, Barbican) take on Chekhov. Runs at the Playhouse 11/3 to 30/5. Tickets

3. Love, Love, Love at Lyric, Hammersmith

This Mike Bartlett (Snowflake, Kiln Theatre) revival follows a couple across 40 years from 1967 and the release of The Beatles’ All You Need Is Love. Cast includes Rachael Stirling. Runs 5/3 to 4/4. Tickets

4. Fat Rascal’s Waiter, There’s A Murder In My Soup!

Theatre company Fat Rascal won our Best New Musical monsta in 2019 for Vulvarine and here they take on the whodunnit genre at Wembley Park Theatre 29/3 through 29/4. Tickets

5. Divina de Campo at the Other Palace

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK was one of the TV hits of last year and its runner-up de Campo plays a one-off gig at theatre the Other Palace on 2/3. Tickets

6. Westworld returns for season 3

HBO’s classy re-imagining of Michael Crichton’s 1973 film returns for an eight-episode third series on 15/3. Read our Q&A with the show’s creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy.

7. Kathy Burke’s Honest Amy

Kathy Burke is an actress and director whose work we can’t get enough of and the last thing we saw of hers was Lady Windermere’s Fan starring Jennifer Saunders in 2018. Honest Amy is the story of a woman who finds she has cancer and develops the strength to post her songs online. Runs at the Turbine Theatre 24/3 through 11/4. Tickets

8. Jeremy Hardy benefit

We first saw Hardy over 30 years ago and most recently at Glastonbury. He died last year aged just 57 and tributes will be paid by comedians at this Eventim Apollo gig 25/3. Tickets

9. Greenwich Macbeth

Greenwich Theatre is right on our doorstep and associate artists Lazarus Theatre Company stage Macbeth 26/2 through 7/3. Tickets

  • Picture courtesy Nimax Theatre
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