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Uxbridge Gazette - - LEISURE -

Beck The­atre

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.

Com­pass The­atre

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 Ham­mer­smith

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.

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