AWARDS LONGLIST: MONSTAS: Best Theatre, Music, TV and Film of 2022 so far (part 1 of 2)

You, dear reader, are given the chance to vote in 16 categories from late November this year to tell us your favourite theatre, music, TV and film of 2022.

  • Read on for reasons including 8 of 16 categories of our Best Theatre, Music, TV and Film of 2022 so far

As summer comes to a close, we have a look across those categories (see below), remind you of our 2021 winners and our thoughts about the frontrunners from 2022’s 1st 8 months.

BEST GIG 2021 winner: Daði Freyr and HYYTS, 02 Kentish Town

Lady Gaga’s Chromatica Ball, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London Review Tickets

Lorde, Camden Roundhouse Review Tickets

Pet Shop Boys, The 02, London Review Tickets

Suede, Razzmatazz, Barcelona Review Tickets

Years and Years, PRYZM, Kingston Review Tickets

BEST TV 2021 winner It’s A Sin (Channel 4)

Big Boys (Channel 4)

For All Mankind (Apple TV)

Four Lives (BBC1)

Heartstopper (Netflix) Reasons to watch

Sherwood (BBC1)

BEST NEW MUSICAL 2021 winner: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella

Bonnie and Clyde (Arts Theatre, West End) Review

Bring It On – The Musical (Southbank Centre, London) Review

But I’m A Cheerleader (Turbine Theatre, London) Review

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World (Pleasance Courtyard, The Grand, Edinburgh until 29 August) Review Tickets

Unfortunate: the Untold Story Of Ursula The Sea Witch (Underbelly, George Square, Udderbelly Edinburgh until 29 August) Review Tickets

BEST THEATRE ACTOR 2021 winner James McArdle, The Tragedy of Macbeth at the Almeida

Jonathan Bailey, COCK, Ambassadors Theatre Review

Bertie Carvel, The 47th, Old Vic Review

Tom Hollander, Patriots, Almeida Review Tickets

Lennie James, A Number, Old Vic Review

Mark Rylance, Jerusalem, Apollo Review

BEST THEATRE ACTRESS 2021 winner Jessie Buckley, Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse

Jade Anouka, COCK, Ambassadors Theatre Review

Jodie Comer, Prima Facie, Harold Pinter Theatre Review

Lucie Jones, Wicked, Apollo Theatre Victoria Review Tickets

Keala Settle & Juliet, Shaftesbury Theatre, Review Tickets

Ruth Wilson, Human Voice, Harold Pinter Theatre Review

BEST SONG 2021 winner Agnes Here Comes The Night

Ciao Ciao by La Rappresentante di Lista Review

Crying On The Inside by Little Boots Review

Hold Me Closer by Cornelia Jakobs Review

Little Fires by Jaguar Jonze Review

I Can’t Get Enough by Cazzi Opeia Review

BEST ALBUM 2021 winner The Blow Monkeys Journey To You

Masquerade by Bananarama Review

Nightcall by Years and Years Review

Prioritise Pleasure by Self Esteem Review

The Tipping Point by Tears For Fears Review

Tomorrow’s Yesterdays by Little Boots Review

BEST PERFORMANCE OF A SONG 2021 winner Jessie Buckley Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse Theatre

Fuckin’ Perfect, & Juliet at Shaftesbury Theatre Review

Nasty, Unfortunate: The Untold Story Of Ursula The Sea Witch Review Tickets

Windmills Of Your Mind, Maria Friedman and Friends: Legacy at Menier Review

Words Not Deeds, Fantastically Great Women Review Tickets

World Of Colour, Fantastically Great Women Review Tickets

  • Pictures via YouTube Have you heard any of these songs or seen any of these shows? Let us know what you thought in the comments below
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