We awarded 13 monstas for the best pop, theatre, TV and film of 2017 in December – and here we look at the cream of 2018 so far and what’s to come. Shakespeare Trilogy and Follies are previous winners in this category.
Read on for our top 6 revivals of 2018 so far and our hopes for the next half year
Director Kathy Burke has written a song called Keep Your Hands Off which is sung by Jennifer Saunders (pictured centre above), accompanied by members of the cast on instruments, as a distraction as the scenery is shifted during this comedy’s second act.
Read on for reasons including why Jennifer Saunders is the funniest thing in this fine comedy
Lady Windermere’s Fan opens starring Jennifer Saunders
Kathy Burke (whose The Retreat at the Park Theatre earlier this year was lots of fun) directs Jennifer Saunders in this Oscar Wilde play for Dominic Dromgoole’s Classic Spring theatre company as a follow-up to his delightful A Woman Of No Importance. Runs 12/1 to 7/4 at the Vaudeville Theatre. Tickets
Read on for reasons including Ben Whishaw in Julius Caesar and both Julie Walters and Zawe Ashton at the Old Vic
It was the casting of Eve Best which we were most excited by going into this show but it was the scene-stealing between act songs performed by Anne Reid (pictured above) which we came away from it talking about.
Read on for reasons including which director was in the bar at the interval
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
We’ve never seen 42nd Street but are very excited by the West End debut casting of Sheena Easton who we remember as far back in her career as 9 to 5 (see below) and her duet with Prince. Opens at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane 20/3 and booking through July. Tickets Picture via Facebook courtesy 42nd Street.
Read on for reasons including Goldfrapp, The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia? and Marc Almond