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LES MISERABLES AT THE BARBICAN
There can’t be many people left who haven’t seen Les Mis, but the Barbican’s forthcoming, brand new production might be the show to convince naysayers what a remarkable musical it is. Alternatively it might be grist to those who deplore stunt casting:?Gareth Gates as Marius? Meh. Still, for rousing drama and rollocking tunes Les Mis has rarely been bettered, and this is a terrific opportunity to experience it anew. 14 Sept-2 Oct, Barbican Theatre. Tickets £15-85 from www.barbican.org.uk

THE ART OF BEING BRITISH
Jermyn Street in St James’s is the historic centre of traditional English style. This Saturday it’s being closed off to traffic for a celebration that will include a free hog roast at the Cavendish hotel, tea tastings at Fortnum &?Mason, fashion shows, live music and demonstrations of traditional tailoring shirtmaking and bootmaking skills. www.jermynstreet.net

HENRY IV AT THE GLOBE
Roger Allam, who proved his impeccable comic timing as Tory MP Peter Mannion in the most recent series of The Thick of It, is one of the most hilarious Falstaffs in a decade in the latest dual production of Henry IV Parts 1 and 2 the Globe. In rep util 9 Oct, Shakespeare’s Globe, Southbank. Tickets from £5 from www.shakespeares-globe.org

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