It’s almost Christmas and what would the festive season be without some recognition of the best of 2019? Over the next month we’ll shortlist five nominees in each of 14 categories for our Oscars, or monstas if you will, of 2019.
Read on for nominees for the monsta for best theatre actor of the year. 2018 winner: Arinze Kene
Frances Barber brings MUSIK to London and Pet Shop Boys play Hyde Park
Billie Trix was the most compelling character from Pet Shop Boys musical Closer To Heavenand author Jonathan Harvey has brought the star played by Frances Barber back for an hour-long show with new songs by the duo. For Every Moment was our Song Of The Month for August. An Edinburgh Festival hit, MUSIK takes its bow at the Leicester Square Theatre 3-7/9. Tickets Pet Shop Boys also play Radio 2 Live In Hyde Park 15/9 Tickets
Read on for reasons including Reece Shearsmith, Jay McGuiness, Kimberley Walsh and Big
WHERE? Hayes Theater RUN TIME: 3 hours (including a 20-minute interval)
WHEN?: 3/11 (matinee), runs to 24/2/19
Harvey Fierstein is probably best known now for writing the book for Cyndi Lauper’s hit musical Kinky Boots but in the 70s he penned something truly groundbreaking and ahead of its time which is revisited brilliantly here.
Read on for reasons including how brilliantly #TheTorchIsLit and how it deserves to burn brightly in London
The Tony Award-winning Best Musical written by The Greatest Showman‘s Pasek and Paul arrives in the West End in autumn next year at the Noel Coward Theatre. We’ll be reviewing the show’s Broadway production this week (we’re on Broadway, baby!) for clues about what to expect in London. We’re already big fans of the soundtrack with our favourite song below. Sign up for notifications about the UK production. Broadway tickets
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