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

  1. Gillian Anderson and Lily James star in All About Eve

Anderson was unforgettable in Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire at the Young Vic in 2014 and James was unmissable on film in 2018 for work including Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again. Runs at the Noel Coward Theatre from 2/2 to 11/5/19. Tickets

  • Read on for reasons including Chita Rivera live, Claire Steps album and musical Come From Away 

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MONSTAS SHORTLIST: Best New Play of the year: 2018

It’s almost Christmas and what would the festive season be without some recognition of the best of 2018? Over the next month we’ll shortlist five nominees in each of 14 categories for our Oscars, or monstas if you will, of 2018.

  • Read on for nominees for the monsta for Best New Play of the year. 2017 winner: The Ferryman (Royal Court, then Gielgud Theatre)

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MONSTAS SHORTLIST: Best Theatre Actor of the year: 2018

It’s almost Christmas and what would the festive season be without some recognition of the best of 2018? Over the next week we’ll shortlist five nominees in each of 14 categories for our Oscars, or monstas if you will, of 2018.

  • Read on for nominees for the monsta for Theatre Actor of the year. 2017 winner: Andrew Scott in Hamlet at the Almeida

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BROADWAY: THEATRE REVIEW: Dear Evan Hansen at the Music Box Theatre

WORTH A LOOK?: ****1/2

WHERE? Music Box Theatre RUN TIME: 2 hours 40 minutes (including a 20-minute interval)

WHEN?: 2/11, booking to 13/7/19

Last year songwriting duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul won the Golden Globe and Oscar for Best Original Song for City Of Stars from La La Land.

  • Read on for reasons including why this will be a smash West End hit when it bursts into London

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THEATRE REVIEW: The Lieutenant Of Inishmore starring Aidan Turner at the Noel Coward Theatre

WORTH A LOOK?: *****

WHERE: Noel Coward Theatre

WHEN: 29/6, press night 4/7, runs to 8/9/18

RUN TIME: 110 minutes (including interval)

It’s already been quite the year for playwright Martin McDonagh who should’ve won bigger at the Oscars for Three Billboards and now sees Poldark heartthrob Aidan Turner reviving one of his best-known plays.

  • Read on for reasons including whether Turner’s performance is a showstopper

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PREVIEW: 9 reasons why we can’t wait for June

  1. Westworld BFI Q&A and finale premiere

Catch the world premiere of the season 2 finale of HBO’s superior sci-fi series about a theme park peopled by robots who revolt starring Thandie Newton (pictured) and a Q&A with its creators at the BFI on London’s South Bank 19/6. Tickets

  • Read on for reasons including Florence, Laura Linney, Lia Williams & BAFTA winner Vanessa Kirby

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THEATRE REVIEW: Labour Of Love starring Martin Freeman & Tamsin Greig

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

WHERE: Noel Coward Theatre

WHEN: 29/9, press night 3/10, booking to 2/12

It would be fair to say that author James Graham is on a bit of a roll, with not one but two plays running in the same street in the West End.

  • Read on for reasons including why we wish Sarah Lancashire hadn’t pulled out of this play

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