GIG REVIEW: Marisha Wallace via Leave A Light On

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

WHERE? Livestreaming via Leave A Light On courtesy the Theatre Cafe

WHEN: 4/4/20

‘You will be OK, you will get through this – stay positive.’ Wallace, star of Dreamgirls and Waitress, is drawing on her own personal experience to give hope during the coronavirus lockdown.

  • Read on for reasons including how to see Wallace next in the West End in Hairspray

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MONSTAS SHORTLIST: Theatre actress 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 actress of the year. 2015 winner: Sheridan Smith (Funny Girl)

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THEATRE REVIEW: Dreamgirls starring Amber Riley

WORTH A LOOK?: *****

WHERE: Savoy Theatre

WHEN: 24/11, runs to 6/5/17

You may have heard the rumours about Glee star Amber Riley’s (pictured right above) showstopping performance in this first West End production of this 1981 Broadway hit sparking multiple midshow standing ovations. They’re all true.

  • Read on for reasons including why the Savoy has become the hottest musical venue

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9 reasons why we can’t wait for November

  1. Dreamgirls’ Glee

London’s iconic Savoy Theatre is always a guarantee of a hot hit musical and Glee‘s Amber Riley (pictured above and with And I’m Telling You clip below) stars in Dreamgirls there 19/11 – 11/3/17. We’ve given the Savoy’s last three musicals (Gypsy, Guys and Dolls and Funny Girl) the full 5*. We’re going twice already. Would you bet against this supreme musical not inspiring such baby love? Tickets.

  • Read on for reasons including Idris Elba, London’s best panto and Christine and The Queens 

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