Grange Road, Hayes, UB8 2UE. Box office: 020 8561 8371. www.becktheatre.org.uk Monday January 9 Film - The Girl on the Train (15): starring Emily Blunt, Luke Evans and Justin Theroux.
A tense, twisting thriller, The Girl on the Train follows the daily commute of divorcee Rachel. One day, she glimpses something terrible happen to another woman – who then goes missing.
Passing this woman’s house on her commute, she’d fantasised about her and her husband. In Rachel’s imagination, they were the perfect couple. And now, Rachel is one of the last to have seen Megan – but she can’t remember where she was when Megan went missing.
Emily Blunt stars as The Girl on the Train, based on the acclaimed novel by Paula Hawkins, alongside an all-star cast including Luke Evans and Rebecca Ferguson. £7 or set meal deal £12.50, 7.30pm Tuesday January 10 Film – The Light Between Oceans (12A): starring Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander. The Light Between Oceans chronicles the lives of Tom, a lighthouse keeper, and his wife Isabel. They live alone and happy, wanting for nothing, until they hear a baby’s cry.
A boat washes up on the shore with a lost child inside. They take it in and raise it as their own, becoming a loving and devoted family. Until one day, years later, they meet a woman who may be the baby’s real mother.
Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander star in ‘The Light Between Oceans’, a heart-rending drama from the acclaimed director of ‘Blue Valentine’. £7 or set meal deal £12.50, 7.30pm.
Glebe Avenue, Ickenham, UB10 8PD. Box office: 01895 673 200 www.hillingdontheatres.uk Sunday January 8 Friends of Ickenham Hall presents Comedy Compass at Compass Cafe Bar: Great value entertainment for a good cause. Return of their regular monthly comedy night. Featuring a line up of professional and upcoming comedians sourced by their in-house creative team working in partnership with the Friends of Ickenham Hall.
January Line-Up – Compere: Lewis Bryan, Headline Act: Glenn Moore with support from Abigoliah Schamaun, Philip Simon, Andy Gleeks, Sian Doughty as Sally Firth and Sam Lutitt. £5, 8pm.
Theatre Royal Windsor
Thames Street, Windsor, SL4 1PS. Box Office: 01753 853 888 www.theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk now until Sunday January 8
Jack and the Beanstalk: Waving her wand over Windsor this Christmas will be former Blue Peter presenter and Perfect Housewife Anthea Turner, who will star as The Fairy alongside the energetic Wide Awake presenter and ‘Utterly Brilliant!’ Timmy Mallett as The King, with his trusty side-kick, the itsy bitsy teeny weeny Pinky Punky. Making everyone’s ‘Flesh creep’, the Bear Grylls’ Mission Survive finalist and controversial Dancing on Ice judge, Jason Gardiner will trade in his score cards to take to the stage as the Giant’s Henchman.
In what is set to be the theatre’s most gigantic panto yet, Jack will be attempting to escape from the clutches of the Giant voiced by the booming legend Brian Blessed.
Returning to Theatre Royal Windsor is the dodgy duo, the calamitous comic Kevin Cruise as Simple Simon, and regular panto Dame Steven Blakeley as Dame Trott.
This festive family favourite is a treat for all ages. Windsor’s traditional pantomime has a fantastic reputation as one of the best in the land with the all singing, all dancing chorus and full live band.
With some performances already sold out, get your tickets to the star-studded show now. Jack and the Beanstalk is already smashing all Box Office records! £13 to £34, see website for performance times.
Lyric Square, King St, London W6 0QL. Box office: 020 8741 6850 www.lyric.co.uk now until Saturday January 7, 2017
Aladdin: What would you do with three wishes? The Lyric’s traditional panto returns in 2016 when Aladdin flies into Hammersmith on his magic carpet for some festive fun in true Lyric style.
Fresh for 2016, the show will be full of colourful characters, live music, lots of laughs and of course the magical genie.
Written by Joel Horwood, it’s suitable for ages 6 and over. £15 to £35 or family £70, see website for performance times.