WORTH A LOOK?: ***1/2
WHERE? Eventim Apollo
WHEN? 4/11, tour runs to 18/11/19
SETLIST: Handmade Heaven; Hollywood; Primadonna; Enjoy Your Life; I Am Not A Robot; To Be Human; Superstar; From; Orange Trees; Teen Idle; Believe In Love; Bubblegum Bitch; Emotional Machine; I’m Not Hungry Anymore; No More Suckers; Karma; Oh No; Baby: End Of the Earth; How To Be A Heartbreaker
We last saw Marina at a Q&A in London in April where she talked about her artistic freedom and so we’re not entirely surprised when at the close of tonight’s gig she drops a bombshell.
- Read on for reasons including why this was Marina’s ‘perfect last show for me for a while’
- James McAvoy stars in Cyrano de Bergerac in the West End
McAvoy won our inaugural Best Theatre Actor monsta in 2015 for The Ruling Class and reunites with director Jamie Lloyd for this take on Cyrano de Bergerac running at the Playhouse 27/11 through 29/2/20. Tickets McAvoy also stars in BBC1’s His Dark Materials from 3/11/19 and you can read our Q&A with cast and author.
- Read on for reasons including & Juliet, Alphabeat, Ella Henderson and Greenwich pantomime
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. Florence and The Machine’s How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, Lady Gaga’s Joanne, Lorde’s Melodrama and Saara Aalto’s Wild, Wild Wonderland are previous winners in this category.
- Read on for our top 5 best albums of 2019 so far and our hopes for the next three months
WORTH A LOOK?: ****
TRACKLIST: Handmade Heaven; Superstar; Orange Trees; Baby; Enjoy Your Life; True; To Be Human; End Of The Earth; Believe In Love; Life Is Strange; You; Karma; Emotional Machine; Too Afraid; No More Suckers; Soft To Be Strong
Earlier this year we were at a Q&A with Marina in London about her 4th album, the 1st since 2015’s Froot.
- Read on for reasons including why To Be Human is the key track here
WHERE? Emmanuel Centre, London
A mother sitting next to her bullied son thanks Marina on his behalf for replying to his letter to the pop star with words of courage, kindness and inspiration.
- Read on for reasons including how a couple fell in love thanks to their shared admiration of Marina’s music