WHERE?: Scandinavium, Gothenburg WHERE DO I WATCH?: SVT Play
Melodifestivalen returns to the venue of the 1985 Eurovision for a 1st heat in its 2023 edition which sees the swift return to the MF stage of the contest’s 1st openly transgender participant – Tone Sekelius (pictured above) – who finished 5th last year with the uptempo anthem My Way.
Read on for reasons including Victor Crone, Jon Henrik Fjällgren, Eva Rydberg and Ewa Roos
WORTH A LOOK?: *** RUNTIME: 180 minutes (including 20-minute interval)
WHEN?: Saturday 3 December (matinee), runs to 21 January 2023
Director Clint Dyer told the New York Times of his 1st visit to this venue in the 80s when he saw a picture in the auditorium of Laurence Olivier in blackface in the title role of this play in the 60s that broke his heart.
Read on for reasons including why we wanted this production of Othello to be so much better than it was
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Aidan Turner and Jenna Coleman bring Lemons, Lemons, Lemons to the West End
We last saw Turner on a West End stage 4 years ago in Martin McDonagh’s The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Noel Coward Theatre) and Coleman at the Old Vic in 2019 in All My Sons. Lemons is a revival of a 2015 two-hander with a running time of just 75 minutes about the importance of words, is directed by Josie Rourke (Sweet Charity, Donmar) and on at the Harold Pinter Theatre. Runs 18 January through 18 March 2023. TicketsReview
Read on for reasons includingBeverley Knight in new musical Sylvia,Nolly and new plays Boys Are Kissingand The Unfriend
When we saw the 1st preview of Prima Facie starring Jodie Comer
Comer’s West End debut was anticipated eagerly and this review of the Killing Eve star’s 1st preview is the best read piece of content monstagigz has published in its 7-and-a-half year history, let alone in 2022. Vote for Comer to win Best Theatre Actress in our annual monstas and for Prima Facie to win Best New Play. Review Broadway tickets
Read on for reasons including Fra Fee and Callum Scott Howells in Cabaret