THEATRE REVIEW: The Phlebotomist starring Jade Anouka & Rory Fleck Byrne at Hampstead Theatre

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

WHERE? Hampstead Theatre RUNTIME: 2 hours and 15 minutes (with 20-minute interval)

WHEN? 22/3, opens 25/3, runs to 20/4/19

Theatre’s 34th Olivier Awards will be presented at the Royal Albert Hall on 7 April and this new play is shortlisted for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre.

  • Read on for reasons including what beat The Phlebotomist to our Best New Play monsta

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THEATRE REVIEW: Dangerous Giant Animals at the VAULT Festival

WORTH A LOOK?: ***

WHERE? Vaults Festival RUNTIME: 60 minutes (no interval)

WHEN? 10/3/19 (press review ticket)

‘We saw that you recently reviewed Cost of Living at the Hampstead. Our show deals with similar themes – disability, carers, family – and we wondered if you might be interested in reviewing?’

  • Read on for reasons including how to find out whether Dangerous Giant Animals is playing near you

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

  1. Pinter’s Betrayal stars Zawe Ashton and Tom Hiddleston

The Pinter at the Pinter season at the West End’s Harold Pinter Theatre has been hit and miss but it’s big finish stars Hiddleston and monstagigz favourite Ashton. Runs 5/3 to 1/6. We’ve reviewed Ashton at both the Old Vic and Trafalgar Studios in recent years. Tickets

  • Read on for reasons including Jade Anouka, Wiktoria, Sigrid & Sophie Ellis Bextor

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THEATRE REVIEW: Cost Of Living starring Adrian Lester at Hampstead Theatre

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

WHERE?: Hampstead Theatre RUN TIME: 110 minutes (no interval)

WHEN?: 25/1, press night 31/1, booking to 2/3/19

Author Martyna Majok is a Polish-American playwright familiar with homelessness, grief and working multiple jobs to pay her way and weaves those subjects seamlessly together here in her play which won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

  • Read on for reasons including why Hampstead Theatre is becoming the home of cutting edge new writing

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MONSTAS SHORTLIST: Best Performance of a song: 2018

It’s almost Christmas and what would the festive season be without some recognition of the best of 2018? Over the next week we’ll shortlist five nominees in each of 14 categories for our Oscars, or monstas if you will, of 2018.

  • Read on for nominees for the monsta for Best Performance of a song. 2017 winner: Tight Connection To My Heart by Sheila Atim (Girl From The North Country, Old Vic)

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MONSTAS SHORTLIST: Best New Musical of the year: 2018

It’s almost Christmas and what would the festive season be without some recognition of the best of 2018? Over the next week we’ll shortlist five nominees in each of 14 categories for our Oscars, or monstas if you will, of 2018.

  • Read on for nominees for the monsta for Musical of the year. 2017 winner: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre

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