THEATRE REVIEW: The Dresser starring Matthew Kelly & Julian Clary at Richmond Theatre

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

WHEN?: Saturday 30 October (matinee), back on tour from 18 January 2022 until 12 February 2022

The couple behind us are singing ‘Hitler, has only got 1 ball’ to the music evoking World War Two setting the scene for this 1942-set piece about the relationship of a lead Shakespearean actor and his camp dresser.

  • Read on for reasons including how to see Clary and a production of his children’s book series The Bolds before the end of the year
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THEATRE REVIEW: Dead Funny starring Katherine Parkinson

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

WHERE: Vaudeville Theatre

WHEN: 2/11, runs to 4/2/17

This consistently joyous revival of Terry Johnson’s 1994 hit comedy is notable for including the second example of full-frontal male nudity we’ve seen in London theatreland in less than a week.

  • Read on for reasons including a fabulously camp supporting role by the League of Gentleman’s Steve Pemberton

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9 reasons why we can’t wait for October

  1. Lazarus rises

This 18-song David Bowie musical ran off Broadway for three months from November 2015 and features hits including Life On Mars?, Heroes and Absolute Beginners. It was written by Bowie with Once author Enda Walsh. Starring Dexter’s Michael C. Hall and directed by Ivo van Hove, it runs 25/10 – 22/1 at the King’s Cross Theatre and seems a fitting salute to the star who died 10 days before curtain down on the US show. Tickets.

  • Read on for reasons including Star Trek, Anne-Marie Duff and Glenda Jackson’s return

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