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

  1. Dame Maggie Smith’s 1st theatrical performance in 12 years

When we raved about film There’s Nothing Like A Dame we never thought we’d see Dame Maggie tread the boards again but she returns to London for the 1st time in 12 years in a new one-woman play called A German Life based on the actual testimony of Brunhilde Pomsel, who once worked for Joseph Goebbels. Runs 6/4 to 11/5/19. Tickets The Downton Abbey film is expected to be released in September.

  • Read on for reasons including Sally Field, Bananarama tour, Jessie Buckley film & Game Of Thrones returns

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THEATRE REVIEW: Aristocrats starring David Dawson & Elaine Cassidy at the Donmar

WORTH A LOOK?: ***

WHERE?: Donmar

WHEN?: 10/8, runs to 22/9/18 RUNTIME: 2 hours and 20 minutes (with 20-minute interval)

We’ve admired David Dawson (pictured above with Cassidy) in TV’s The Last Kingdom and The Hollow Crown but we’ve never seen him perform in theatre until now.

  • Read on for reasons including how Dawson’s turn in this Brian Friel play will move you most

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MONSTAS SHORTLIST: TV and film actress: 2017

It’s almost Christmas and what would the festive season be without some recognition of the best of 2017? Over the next fortnight we’ll shortlist five nominees in each of 13 categories for our Oscars, or monstas if you will, of 2017.

  • Read on for nominees for the monsta for TV and film of the year. 2016 winner: Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag)

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AWARDS: MONSTAS: Our best TV and film of 2017 so far

We awarded 12 monstas for the best pop, theatre, TV and film of 2016 in December – and here we look at the cream of 2017 so far and what’s to come. Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Jonas Nay, Stranger Things and The Bridge are previous winners in this category.

  • Read on for reasons including our favourite TV and film of 2017 so far and our hopes for the next half year

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