AWARDS SHORTLIST: MONSTAS: Best Venue of 2021

It’s been quite the year, it’s almost Christmas and what would the festive season be without some recognition of the best of 2021? Over the next month we’ll shortlist five nominees in each of 15 categories for our Oscars, or monstas if you will, of 2021.

  • Read on for the nominees for the monsta for Best Venue of 2021 Previous winners in this category have included 2020: Bridge Theatre, 2019: Old Vic, 2018: Bush Theatre
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THEATRE REVIEW: Duncan and Tim’s Big Camp Show at Above The Stag

WORTH A LOOK?: ***

WHEN?: Matinee Sunday 6 June 2021

WHERE?: Above The Stag

Duncan James was the lead singer with boy band Blue and here he sings a selection of songs from his career in a show compered by fellow performer Tim McArthur.

  • Read on for reasons including how James was cast in his dream musical theatre role after coming out as gay
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THEATRE REVIEW: Looking For Me Friend: The Music Of Victoria Wood

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

WHERE?: Cabaret Lounge, Above The Stag

WHEN?: Saturday 29 May 2021 (matinee)

Victoria Wood: As Seen On TV aired on BBC2 on Friday nights at 9 and for Paulus, tonight’s star and host, the beloved episodes offered an opportunity to bond and laugh with his mother and sister in their Kent home.

  • Read on for reasons including where and how to see this show later this year and what Sherlock and League Of Gentlemen star Mark Gatiss was doing in this audience
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THEATRE REVIEW: Closer to Heaven starring Adele Anderson, Blake Patrick Anderson, Maddy Banks & Ian Hallard at Above The Stag

WORTH A LOOK?: ***

WHERE? Above The Stag RUNTIME: 130 minutes (with 20 minute interval)

WHEN? 7/7, opens 10/7 runs to 31/8/19

STOP PRESS: Tickets for MUSIK’s London run in September go on sale at 10am 29/7/19 here.

We saw the original production of this musical in 2001 and authors Jonathan Harvey and Pet Shop Boys have written a follow up of sorts featuring lead character Billie Trix which premieres at this summer’s Edinburgh Fringe.

  • Read on for reasons including ticket details for MUSIK at the Edinburgh Fringe in August

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PREVIEW: 9 reasons why we can’t wait for July 2019

  1. Blues In The Night starring Sharon D. Clarke

Olivier winners D. Clarke and Clive Rowe take part in this compilation of 26 hot and torchy blues numbers that frame the lives and loves of four residents of a downtown hotel. Runs 18/7 to 7/9/19 at the Kiln Theatre. Tickets

  • Read on for reasons including The Night Of The Iguana, Janelle Monae and a revival of a Pet Shop Boys musical

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