FILM REVIEW: Mary Queen Of Scots starring Saoirse Ronan & Margot Robbie

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

RUN TIME: 125 minutes

WHEN?: Released in the UK 18/1/19

Screenwriter Beau Willimon told us when he was working on Netflix’s House Of Cards that ‘power is what really interests me’ and it is the fascinating dynamic between rivals here, the titular Mary and Elizabeth I that dominates.

  • Read on for reasons including why we’re baffled that this isn’t doing better in awards season

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THEATRE REVIEW: Don Juan In Soho starring David Tennant

WORTH A LOOK?: ***

WHERE: Wyndhams Theatre

WHEN 17/3, press night 28/3, runs to 10/6

There’s a moment towards the end of this Molière adaptation where David Tennant rails against former Chancellor George Osborne (announced today as the new editor of the Standard) and Donald Trump to great applause.

  • Read on for reasons including why Adrian Scarborough is the highlight of this show

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9 reasons why we can’t wait for March

  1. Sheena Easton debuts in 42nd Street

We’ve never seen 42nd Street but are very excited by the West End debut casting of Sheena Easton who we remember as far back in her career as 9 to 5 (see below) and her duet with Prince. Opens at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane 20/3 and booking through July. Tickets Picture via Facebook courtesy 42nd Street.

  • Read on for reasons including Goldfrapp, The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia? and Marc Almond

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MONSTAS SHORTLIST: Theatre actor of the year: 2016

It’s almost Christmas and what would the festive season be without some recognition of the best of 2016? Over the next fortnight we’ll shortlist five nominees in each of 12 categories for our Oscars, or monstas if you will, of 2016.

  • Read on for nominees for the monsta for theatre actor of the year. 2015 winner: James McAvoy (The Ruling Class, Trafalgar Studios)

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9 reasons why we can’t wait for January

  1. Suede unleash Night Thoughts album

The premiere of Suede’s new album and film at Camden’s Roundhouse in November made our gig of the year shortlist (winners announced 3/1/16) and on 22/1/16 the band releases ambitious seventh album Night Thoughts. Like Kids is a beautiful (ones), in-the-face reminder for those who’ve not been keeping up.

  • Picture courtesy Suede via Facebook. Read on for reasons including David Tennant, Sia and Judi Dench.

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