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Terry Johnson makes Chekhov's classic feel accessible in a lucid but overly-long production at the Hampstead Theatre
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It’s official! Christmas started on Monday, 3 December, with the first performance of the Royal Ballet’s magical The Nutcracker at Covent Garden relayed to almost 1,000 cinemas in 50 countries.
Barrie Kosky is one of the most exciting directors, and Carmen one of the best works in the repertoire. Theirs is a marriage made in heaven, if you love vaudeville
A Fantastic Woman director Sebastian Lelio turns to the orthodox Jewish community in Disobedience. Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams star
A welcome return for Jonathan Miller's impeccable production of Puccini's tender opera, stylishly set in 1930s Paris
Sure, it's a good song, but Elton John better be ready for some company this year. From VISA to Burberry, Heathrow and Sainsburys, every Christmas advert worth watching in 2018
From Robert Redford's swansong to Mary Poppins' homecoming, these are the best movies to watch, December 2018
Lisbeth Salander (Claire Foy) returns in The Girl in the Spider's Web, adapted from David Lagercrantz's book. And this assignment is bigger than anything she's faced before
Extended: Teen Drag Queen musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie is a young, fun and fresh celebration of being a little bit different
In cinemas for one week before it hits Netflix, the Coen Brothers head West in The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, a fun journey of cartoons and chaos
British social-realist filmmaker Mike Leigh returns to historical drama, but on a far grander scale. Starring Maxine Peake, Peterloo tackles the 1819 Peterloo Massacre in Manchester
Based on the New York Times bestseller by Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give offers a galvanising YA story starring Amandla Stenberg and KJ Apa
Bohemian Rhapsody retells the life and legacy of Freddie Mercury, the iconic frontman of Queen – but it's a bad film which gives a disappointing tribute act
With Been So Long, Netflix heads to Camden and lets Michaela Coel shine as a single mother who finds romance in a neon soaked musical
Joaquin Phoenix, John C Reilly, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Riz Ahmed star in The Sisters Brothers, the new Western from French director Jacques Audiard
Chris Pine and director David Mackenzie return together in a new medieval Netflix film, in which Scotland is (once again) trying to free itself from the English
David Gordon Green ignores every other Halloween sequel and continues from the original – bringing back Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode, a woman with a taste for vengeance
Hungarian director Laszlo Nemes is back with Sunset, a mysterious tale of a woman in a Budapest hat shop during the lead up to World War I
Can't pick a panto this Christmas? Comedy trio Sleeping Trees mash up all the classics in this innovative family adventure at Theatre 503
In Bad Times at the El Royale, Drew Goddard crafts a pulpy world of sin and suspense, with a whole host of exciting names to boot
Prolific playwright David Hare delves into 20 years of Labour Party history, but this heavy-going play is bogged down with Big Ideas and combative dialogue
Clumsy, poorly written, and often boring – the new Spider-Man villain spinoff standalone has plenty to be embarrassed about
Bad one-liners, awkward sexism, and expired xenophobia – Rowan Atkinson's clumsy spy is back in Johnny English Strikes Again
Bradley Cooper directs and stars alongside Lady Gaga for the fourth iteration of this story – but everything about A Star Is Born still feels alive and essential
Polka dots, mental health and Japan's greatest artist: the life and career of Yayoi Kusama come to life in new documentary Kusama - Infinity
Director Lucy Bailey takes over London Country Hall for a site-specific production of Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution