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Like a less whimsical Wes Anderson doing Poirot, Knives Out is a fun whodunnit. Renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found in his office with his throat slit, and the “last of the gentlemen detectives” Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig, chewing the scenery) is brought in to investigate. Which of Thrombey’s dysfunctional family could be the murderer?

– Lauren McMenemy

The Lost Happy Endings by Ballet Lorent – on tour in 2020

Inspired by an original story by Carol Ann Duffy, this dance theatre production tells of Jub, a magical girl who lives in the forest and guards the Happy Endings to stories. When a wicked witch steals them, Cinderella’s foot no longer fits the slipper and Goldilocks steals the cottage from the three bears. Bedtime is broken, children and parents distressed and it’s up to Jub to save the night-time. Featuring a range of professional dancers and a young community cast, this is an imaginative, emotional and enchanting production. 

– Michelle Nicol

A Christmas Carol at the Old Vic is festive perfection, with a healthy dose of outrage which felt particularly poignant as I watched it on the eve of the general election… I must admit I cried, not only at Tiny Tim (of course) but also the cheer joy of indoor snow and parachuting Brussels sprouts. Yes, really.

– Sophie Gordon

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