AWARDS SHORTLIST: Best Theatre Actress 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 week we’ll shortlist five nominees in each of 15 categories for our Oscars, or monstas if you will, of 2021.

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AWARDS SHORTLIST: Best Performance Of A Song 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 week we’ll shortlist five nominees in each of 15 categories for our Oscars, or monstas if you will, of 2021.

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THEATRE REVIEW: Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical starring Arinze Kene at the Lyric Theatre

WORTH A LOOK?: ****1/2

WHEN?: Sunday 3 October 2021, opens 20 October, booking to 3 April 2022 RUNTIME: 150 minutes (including a 20-minute interval) UPDATE: now booking to 18 September 2022

The biggest compliment we can pay this jukebox musical is that it worked its audience up at only this 3rd preview into such a frenzy that 2 songs before the finish everyone was up on their feet, dancing and singing along.

  • Read on for reasons including how Kene is 1 of this country’s finest performers but here the whole ensemble shines
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THEATRE REVIEW: Twelfth Night at the Young Vic

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

WHERE?: Young Vic RUNTIME: 105 minutes (no interval)

WHEN?: 5/10, press night 8/10, runs to 17/11/18

Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah arrives at the Young Vic with a modern-day musical re-imagining of Twelfth Night that he co-directed and was a hit this summer in New York’s Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park program.

  • Read on for reasons including why this production is like a breath of fresh theatrical air

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