PREVIEW: 9 reasons why we can’t wait for October

  1. Dame Eileen Atkins in The Height Of The Storm

There’s Nothing Like A Dame and we loved the film of that name which starred Dame Eileen (pictured above) who appears here in this Florian Zeller drama with Jonathan Pryce (Game Of Thrones) at the Wyndhams 2/10 through 1/12. Tickets

  • Read on for reasons including Lady Gaga, Jim Broadbent, Dr Who goes Macbeth and Game Of Thrones in Hampstead

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THEATRE REVIEW: An Adventure at the Bush Theatre

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

WHERE?: Bush Theatre

WHEN?: 17/9, (press ticket) runs to 20/10/18

Author Vinay Patel is 1 of the first 2 writers of colour to contribute to Doctor Who in its 55-year history during the latest series which begins on Sunday nights on BBC1 next month.

  • Read on for reasons including how we were swept away by the scale of the ambition of the story and genuine warmth of the cast

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GIG REVIEW: Janelle Monae at Camden Roundhouse

WORTH A LOOK?: *****

WHERE?: Camden Roundhouse

WHEN?: 12/9/18

SETLIST: Dirty Computer; Crazy, Classic, Life; Take A Byte; Screwed; Django Jane; Q.U.E.E.N.; Electric Lady; Prime Time; Pynk; Yoga; I Like That; Don’t Judge Me; Make Me Feel; I Got the Juice; Cold War; Tightrope; So Afraid; Americans

When Monae encourages BAFTA-winning British actress and screenwriter Michaela Coel to join three audience members, including 1 in a wheelchair, on stage for a dance-off during an extended version of I Got The Juice (see 1h 16m in below), you know that you’re witnessing something extra special.

  • Read on for reasons including how this show opens with the 2001 Theme and, astonishingly, lives up to it

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Q&A & TV PREVIEW: No Offence featuring Paul Abbott, Joanna Scanlan & Will Mellor

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

WHERE?: BAFTA, London

WHEN?: 10/9, 1st episode airs 13/9/18

‘He’s either a spook, from Special Branch or the work experience,’ observes Joanna Scanlan’s Detective Inspector Viv Deering of the young man in a suit impeding her progress in the investigation which dominates the 1st episode in this 3rd series of No Offence. ‘I’ve got more 5 O’Clock shadow than he has.’

  • Read on for reasons including why Scanlan thinks her character is ‘Paul Abbott in a dress’

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THEATRE REVIEW: Foxfinder starring Iwan Rheon & Paul Nicholls

WORTH A LOOK?: ***

WHERE?: Ambassadors Theatre RUN TIME: 2 hours (including an interval)

WHEN?: 6/9, press night 13/9, runs to 5/1/18

Game Of Thrones star Iwan Rheon plays titular Foxfinder William Bloor and twice removes his top to self-flagellate as he investigates why a farm he is visiting is not yielding the crops expected.

  • Read on for reasons including how Rheon’s performance has echoes of his best-known work

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Q&A and Preview: Killing Eve featuring Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer, Fiona Shaw and Phoebe Waller-Bridge

WORTH A LOOK?: *****

WHERE?: BAFTA, London

WHEN?: 5/9, airs BBC1 9.15pm from 15/9/18

In less than a fortnight we will know whether this show has won the 2 Emmys it is shortlisted for: Outstanding Actress (Sandra Oh, who you may recognise from Grey’s Anatomy) and Outstanding Writing for the UK’s own Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

  • Read on for reasons including why there is humour here which will be much loved by Fleabag fans

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