THEATRE REVIEW: Julie starring Vanessa Kirby

WORTH A LOOK?: ***

WHERE: Lyttelton, National Theatre

WHEN: 1/6, press night 7/6, runs to 8/9/18

RUN TIME: 90 minutes without interval

Hopes are high for this August Strindberg adaptation not least because star Vanessa Kirby won a Best Supporting Actress BAFTA last month for her turn as Princess Margaret in Netflix’s much-admired The Crown.

  • Read on for reasons including sex on a ladder and an unfortunate end for a bird

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

  1. Westworld BFI Q&A and finale premiere

Catch the world premiere of the season 2 finale of HBO’s superior sci-fi series about a theme park peopled by robots who revolt starring Thandie Newton (pictured) and a Q&A with its creators at the BFI on London’s South Bank 19/6. Tickets

  • Read on for reasons including Florence, Laura Linney, Lia Williams & BAFTA winner Vanessa Kirby

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THEATRE REVIEW: Oil starring Anne-Marie Duff

WORTH A LOOK?: ***

WHERE: Almeida

WHEN: 7/10, press night 14/10, runs to 26/11

We last saw Anne-Marie Duff in Husbands and Sons at the National earlier this year where she gave a gritty northern performance that will be tough to be bettered this year and which brings us here to one of our favourite theatres and a first preview of a new play we’ve been excited about for months.

  • Read on for all the gossip about Carrie Cracknell’s exploration of the mother/daughter relationship

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8 reasons why we can’t wait for June

  1. 34th Glastonbury Festival

Just 1 of the reasons why we started this blog. So much to look forward to in 2016: John Grant, Fatboy Slim, Cyndi Lauper, Aluna George, Adele, Coldplay, Disclosure, New Order, Grimes, Roisin Murphy, Years and Years, Jake Bugg and St Etienne, we’re looking at you for starters. And that’s just the main stages. Our annual fix will also feature the delights from the rest including Will Young, The Feeling and Hobo Jones and the Junkyard Dogs. An opportunity to say goodbye also to Bowie and Prince.

  • Read on for reasons including Shura, Richard III and The Deep Blue Sea

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