FILM REVIEW: The Prom starring Meryl Streep, James Corden, Andrew Rannells, Keegan Michael-Key & Nicole Kidman

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

OUT: Netflix

‘Listen you bigoted monsters, just who do you think you are? Your prejudice and your repression won’t get past this Broadway star,’ sings Meryl Streep (pictured centre above) as two-time Tony Award winner Dee Dee Allen on a high school visit to champion a lesbian student unable to take her girlfriend to the prom.

  • Read on for reasons including how there are some 5* moments here to savour
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THEATRE REVIEW: Young Marx starring Rory Kinnear, Oliver Chris & Nancy Carroll

WORTH A LOOK?: ***

WHERE: Bridge Theatre

WHEN: 21/10, press night 27/10, runs until 31/12

‘Our repertoire will be mostly new plays, with an occasional musical and an occasional classic,’ writes Nicholas Hytner, co-founder of the West End’s first new theatre for 30 years.

  • Read on for reasons including why this new theatre has teething problems which can be solved

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Alison’s Party: Q&A: Alison Steadman: Alison Steadman’s Top 5 TV characters

WHERE: BFI

WHEN: 5/1

It’s 40 years since Mike Leigh’s Abigail’s Party┬ápricked a nation’s consciousness through a cheesy-pineapple skewer, we’re here with the Oscar-nominated director and much of the cast to celebrate the TV career of its star, Alison Steadman.

  • Read on for reasons including Alison Steadman’s top 5 of her TV characters and TV’s 1st lesbian kiss

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