WHEN?: Thursday 26 January 2023, Nolly drops 2 February 2023 on ITVX
We’ve just seen the 1st 2 of 3 episodes of new Russell T Davies (It’s A Sin, Channel 4) show Nolly and he tells us in the Q&A afterwards: ‘When we 1st met ITV and said we wanted to make a drama about Noele Gordon, they said: ‘Who’s he?’
Read on for reasons including Helena Bonham Carter’s thoughts on the show and Gatiss on Larry Grayson
WHERE?: Malmö Arena, Malmö WHERE DO I WATCH?: SVT Play
Last year Loreen’s 2012 Eurovision winner Euphoria lost its crown as the Contest’s best-loved song in the ESC250 and perhaps it’s fitting then that the queen returns to Melodifestivalen in 2023 with a new song.
Read on for reasons including Loreen, Mariette and Axel Schylström
Smith (Funny Girl, Savoy) returns to the stage for the 1st time since Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat at the Palladium and this beloved Willy Russell one-woman comedy about a woman who finds love on holiday abroad is the perfect choice. Runs 17 February through 3 June at the Duke Of York’s. Tickets
Read on for reasons including Callum Scott Howells at the National, Standing At The Sky’s Edge and Benidorm Fest
Our sister sees a lot of West End musicals and so we take her to see this production of Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club and she later writes on Facebook: ‘I think it was possibly the best show I have ever seen.’
Read on for reasons including how this production is ripe for a successful Broadway transfer
WHERE?: Næstved Arena in Næstved HOW DO I WATCH?: DR
Denmark hasn’t made a Eurovision final since 2019 and recent Dansk Melodi Grand Prixs have been slated for their blandness although this is a criticism that would be difficult to justify in 2023 given these fine and varied 8 songs.
Read on for reasons including EYJAA, Maia Maia, Mariyah LeBerg and Frederik Leopold
WHERE?: Sparbanken Lidköping Arena, Lidköping WHERE DO I WATCH?: SVT Play
Last year our favourite MF entry was a songwriter performing her own tune (Cazzi Opeia’s I Can’t Get Enough) and this heat sees 2 women renowned for their work for others step up to the mike to perform their own work.
Read on for reasons including Laurell, Melanie Wehbe and Marcus and Martinus