AWARDS LONGLIST: MONSTAS: Best Theatre, Music, TV, Film and Podcasts of 2022 so far (part 2 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, film and podcast of 2022.

  • Read on for reasons including 8 of 16 categories of our Best Theatre, Music, TV, Film and Podcasts 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 NEW PLAY 2021 winner: 2.22 A Ghost Story

Patriots, Almeida Theatre Review

Prima Facie, Harold Pinter Theatre Review

Red Pitch, Bush Theatre Review

Scandaltown, Lyric Hammersmith Review

Tom, Dick and Harry, Alexandra Palace Theatre Review

BEST REVIVAL 2021 winner: Cabaret, The Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse Theatre

A Number, Old Vic Review

COCK, Ambassador Theatre Review

Jerusalem, Apollo Review

Legally Blonde, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre Review

The Seagull, Harold Pinter Theatre Review

BEST PODCAST 2021 winner: Second Cherry: Almost A Eurovision Podcast

AussieVision Website

For All Mankind Apple podcasts

Inside Inside No 9 BBC iPlayer

Kermode and Mayo’s Take Website

Second Cherry Preview Website


Matthew Broome, Scandaltown, Lyric Theatre Review

Gerard Kearns Floodlights (BBC1)

Daniel Monks, The Seagull, Harold Pinter Theatre Review Tickets

Jonathan Ponting Big Boys (Channel 4)

Yasmin Finney, Heartstopper (Netflix) Reasons to watch

BEST TV/FILM ACTRESS 2021 winner: Lady Gaga (House Of Gucci)

Jodi Balfour, For All Mankind (Apple TV)

Jessie Buckley, The Lost Daughter (Netflix)

Olivia Colman, The Lost Daughter (Netflix)

Sheridan Smith, Four Lives (BBC1)

Sonya Walger, For All Mankind (Apple TV)

BEST TV/FILM ACTOR 2021 winner: Omari Douglas (It’s A Sin)

Kit Connor, Heartstopper (Netflix) Reasons to watch

Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power Of the Dog (Netflix)

Dylan Llewellyn, Big Boys (Channel 4)

Joe Locke, Heartstopper (Netflix) Reasons to watch

David Morrissey, Sherwood (BBC1)


Benediction (Netflix)

Elvis Review

The Lost Daughter (Netflix)


The Power Of The Dog (Netflix)

VENUE 2021 winner: Gillian Lynne Theatre

Alexandra Palace Theatre Review

Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse Theatre Review

Razzmatazz, Barcelona Review

Theatre Royal Stratford East Review

Worthy Farm, Glastonbury Festival Review

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