PREVIEW: 9 reasons why we can’t wait for May 2022 starring My Fair Lady

  1. My Fair Lady starring Amara Okereke at the Coliseum

We saw lead Okereke in both The Boy Friend (Menier) and Spring Awakening (Almeida) and so know how deserved this casting is. We last saw Martine McCutcheon’s triumphant take on this Lerner and Loewe classic in 2001 and it returns to the West End at the Coliseum 7 May through 27 August 2022. Tickets 1st preview review

  • Read on for reasons including Legally Blonde, Amy Adams’ West End debut and last Little Mix gig
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THEATRE REVIEW: Cabaret starring Fra Fee, Amy Lennox & Omar Baroud at The Kit Kat Club

By Neil Durham

WORTH A LOOK?: *****

WHEN?: Monday 18 April, booking to 1 October 2022

RUNTIME: 165 minutes (including a 20-minute interval)

7 Oliviers, 3 monstas and 5 months after we 1st saw this production we return for a major cast change which sees 4 of its 5 leads depart.

  • Read on for reasons including why this remains a 5* show even with the loss of its Oscar-winning star
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ALBUM OF THE MONTH: Wet Leg by Wet Leg (April 2022)


TRACKLIST: Being In Love; Chaise Longue; Angelica; I Don’t Wanna Go Out; Wet Dream; Convincing; Loving You; UR Mum; Oh No; Piece Of Shit; Supermarket; Too Late Now

Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers named their band after a saying used by Isle of Wight residents to describe non-islanders, that they had a ‘wet leg’ from getting off the boat.

  • Read on for reasons including where to see Wet Leg on tour in the UK this year
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PREVIEW/PREDICTIONS: Eurovision Song Contest pre-qualified finalists starring Chanel, Sam Ryder, Mahmood and Blanco

By Aline Mahrud and Neil Durham

WHEN? Saturday 14 May 2022

WHERE? PalaOlimpico, Turin, Italy

HOW DO I WATCH? BBC1 8pm (UK time)

This is the strongest batch of pre-qualified finalists for a Eurovision we can ever remember and we think there are 2 potential winners in this batch.

  • Read on for how we think the 5 pre-qualified finalists will perform on the big night
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THEATRE REVIEW: Prima Facie starring Jodie Comer at the Harold Pinter Theatre

By Neil Durham

WORTH A LOOK?: *****

WHEN?: Saturday 16 April, opens 27 April and runs to 18 June 2022

RUNTIME: 100 minutes (no interval)

Defence barrister Tessa Ensler revels in the certainty of the law – defendants are either convicted or acquitted, everything is either black or white, right or wrong.

  • Read on for reasons including why Comer’s West End debut makes for such a thrilling eve
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GIG REVIEW: Goldfrapp performs Felt Mountain live at Royal Festival Hall

By Neil Durham


WHEN?: Friday 15 April 2022

SETLIST: Felt Mountain; Paper Bag; Pilots; Deer Stop; Human; Hairy Trees; Road To Somewhere; Eat Yourself; Moon In Your Mouth; You Never Know; Black Cherry; Utopia; Lovely Head; Ride A White Horse; Strict Machine; Train; Oompa Radar

An hour into tonight’s show and singer Alison Goldfrapp announces from the stage that she wants to take a picture of the audience and instructs us to get to our feet.

  • Read on for reasons including how we hope new studio album number 8 is not far off
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PREVIEW/PREDICTIONS: Eurovision Song Contest 2022 Semi 2 starring Achille Lauro, Cornelia Jakobs, Ochman & The Rasmus

By Aline Mahrud and Neil Durham

WHEN? Thursday 12 May 2022

WHERE? PalaOlimpico, Turin, Italy

HOW DO I WATCH? BBC3 8pm (UK time)

We think the standard of this 2nd semi final is far greater than Tuesday’s 1st and also it will therefore be tougher for the better songs here to advance to Saturday’s final.

  • Read on for reasons including who we think the 10 qualifiers for the final will be from this semi
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THEATRE REVIEW: Scandaltown starring Rachael Stirling by Mike Bartlett at Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith

By Aline Mahrud

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

WHEN? Saturday 10 April, opens 14 April, booking to 14 May 2022 RUNTIME? 150 minutes (including 20-minute interval)

2 years ago 1 of the 1st comedies we had tickets for that was Covid-cancelled was a revival of Mike Bartlett’s Love, Love, Love starring Rachael Stirling at this very venue.

  • Read on for reasons including how Matthew Broome making his stage debut is a name to watch for
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THEATRE REVIEW: But I’m A Cheerleader The Musical starring Alice Croft, Evie Rose Lane & Jodie Steele at Turbine Theatre

By Neil Durham


WHEN? matinee Sunday 3 April, runs to 8 May 2022

RUNTIME: 160 minutes (including a 20-minute interval)

Conversion therapy is headline news in the UK and there seems no more apt time for this new musical based on a beloved 1999 cult film starring RuPaul and Michelle Williams to be taking its bow.

  • Read on for reasons including why the story and talented cast are the best reasons to see this new musical
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