THEATRE REVIEW: Sweet Charity starring Anne-Marie Duff & Arthur Darvill at the Donmar

WORTH A LOOK?: *****

WHERE? Donmar Warehouse RUNTIME: 2 hours and 28 minutes (including a 20-minute interval)

WHEN? 6/5, runs to 8/6/2019

‘Sensational’ is the 1-word review we hear Tony and Olivier Award winner Jonathan Pryce utter as he leaves the Donmar after this farewell production by outgoing Artistic Director Josie Rourke – and we agree wholeheartedly.

  • Read on for reasons including what we think Josie Rourke should do next

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

  1. Death Of A Salesman starring Sharon D.Clarke and Arinze Kene

D. Clarke (pictured 2nd from right, top) won our Best Actress monsta last year as well as the Olivier for Best Actress In A Musical for her star turn in Caroline, Or Change and is here directed by Marianne Elliott (pictured left in video, hot from Company) and appears alongside Arinze Kene (winner of our Best Actor monsta for Misty and far left in the picture). Their revival of the Arthur Miller classic runs 1/5 through 29/6 at the Young Vic. ReviewTickets

  • Read on for reasons including Madonna, Eurovision, Anne-Marie Duff, Faye Tozer and Oti Mabuse

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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: Measure For Measure starring Jack Lowden & Hayley Atwell at the Donmar

WORTH A LOOK?: *****

WHERE?: Donmar RUNTIME: 3 hours and 10 minutes (including 20-minute interval)

WHEN?: 28/9, press night 3/10, runs to 24/11/18

Does this production in which lead actor and actress alternate their roles offer a gender fluid theatrical 1st?

  • Read on for reasons including all the gossip from this 1st preview and how we wanted more Jackie Clune

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THEATRE REVIEW: Saint Joan starring Gemma Arterton & Fisayo Akinade

WORTH A LOOK?: ***

WHERE: Donmar

WHEN: 31/12 (matinee), runs to 18/2/17

We almost saw lead Gemma Arterton in Nell Gwynn, her film 100 Streets was one of our favourites of 2016 and so we pulled out as many stops as possible to see her star in Josie Rourke’s Saint Joan at the Donmar.

  • Read on for reasons including how our standing tickets were upgraded

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THEATRE REVIEW: Elegy starring Zoe Wanamaker, Barbara Flynn & Nina Sosanya

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

WHERE: Donmar Warehouse

WHEN: 29/4, runs to 18/6

At just 75 minutes long Elegy feels like the obvious follow-up to author Nick Payne’s biggest hit Constellations, an exploration of free will and quantum physics, which opened on Broadway over a year ago starring Jake Gyllenhaal after a West End transfer.

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