WHERE?: Livestreaming via Leave A Light On courtesy the Theatre Cafe
‘This does make me sad about theatre and how we all really need it. It will come back better than ever because then people will know how much they need it. We just need to be strong for the time being,’ says West End and Broadway star Fra Fee during this intimate internet lockdown gig.
Read on for reasons including how Fee reminds of pop stars Rufus Wainwright and Robbie Williams
When Sheridan Smith stole the show in Joseph at the Palladium
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Sheridan Smith won our Best Theatre Actress monsta in 2015 and here stole the show in Lloyd Webber’s Palladium revival of one of his biggest hits. We said in our review: ‘We know we’re in safe hands when the always reliable Sheridan Smith channels Eric Morecambe from behind a fake moustache, confiding to the audience: ‘It’s still me.’ It was such a success that it returns to the Palladium for a second run next summer. Tickets
Read on for reasons including what Carrie Hope Fletcher did next and the return of Dame Maggie Smith
It’s almost Christmas and what would the festive season be without some recognition of the best of 2019? Over the next month we’ll shortlist five nominees in each of 14 categories for our Oscars, or monstas if you will, of 2019.
Read on for nominees for the monsta for Best Performance Of A Song of the year. 2018 winner: Getting Married Today by Jonathan Bailey and Company cast
We awarded 14 monstas for the best pop, theatre, TV and film of 2018 in December – and here we look at the cream of 2019 so far and what’s to come. Getting Married Today (Company) and Tight Connection To My Heart (Girl From The North Country) are previous winners in this category.
Read on for our top 5 best performances of a song of 2019 so far and our hopes for the next half year
STOP PRESS: Hope Fletcher has been cast as Fantine in Les Miserables at the Sondheim Theatre from 18/12/19 Tickets
This year’s BBC adaptation of Les Miserables was song-free and here that idea is very much reversed with the focus on the score of the behemoth musical with the labyrinthine plot far less well explained.
Read on for reasons including which songs in the score work especially well