There can be few women more associated with the 80s than Princess Diana and Margaret Thatcher – they are so iconic that it was always going to be difficult to know how one of the most popular series on TV would cope with their arrival.
Read on for reasons including how Emma Corrin and Gillian Anderson do in the Diana and Margaret roles
Talking Heads at the Bridge starring Monica Dolan and Imelda Staunton
Alan Bennett’s original series of monologues aired on BBC1 in 1988 to much acclaim with a second season debuting on the same channel a decade later. Two new scripts were written for a third BBC1 series in 2020 during which 10 of the originals were remade. To celebrate, the Bridge Theatre stages eight of the latest 12 in four pairs beginning 7/9 and running to 31/10 starring two winners of our Best Theatre Actress monsta Monica Dolan and Imelda Staunton. Tickets
Read on for reasons including Sara Pascoe at the Greenwich Comedy Festival, Andrew Scott and new Hurts
We awarded 14 monstas for the best pop, theatre, TV and film of 2019 in December – and here we look at the cream of 2020 so far and what’s to come. The Bridge, Stranger Things, Queers, Killing Eve and Fleabag are previous winners in this category.
Read on for our top 5 best TV shows of 2020 so far and our hopes for the next three months
Lady Gaga would’ve been our number one but her Joanne world tour now arrives – fingers crossed – at The 02 for two dates early in 2018, rescheduled from this month. No matter. Heathers star Slater appears in this David Mamet play about cutthroat Chicago salesmen at the Playhouse Theatre in London’s West End from 26/10 through 3/2/18. Tickets
Read on for reasons including Stranger Things, Dua Lipa and the Bridge Theatre opens
Without his leading role in the film Richard III, which he also co-wrote, Sir Ian McKellen doubts whether he would ever have been cast as Gandalf and Magneto in the Lord Of the Rings and X-Men films respectively.
Read on for a review of Sir Ian’s new Heuristic Shakespeare app