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ROMEO & JULIET AT THE ROUNDHOUSE
After its highly acclaimed 2008 season, the RSC is returning to Camden’s Roundhouse with a ten-week season of eight productions. Kicking things off is Romeo &?Juliet (right, 30 Nov-01 Jan), directed by the prolific and brilliant Rupert Goold. Other productions to come include The Winter’s Tale, Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, Hamlet and King Lear, each of which will be making the most of the Roundhouse’s unique environment. Until 5 Feb, Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8EH. Tickets £10-£40 from www.roundhouse.org.uk

POP-UP: PETER JONES FOR MEN
Sloane Square department store Peter Jones has a solution for men who are given cold shivers by the very thought of Christmas shopping. It has set up a special room with an edited selection of the best Christmas gifts, and personal shoppers will be on hand to give one-on-one guidance to chaps needing a bit of present-buying inspiration. There’s also a chill out zone for shoppers to relax in, with leather sofas, table football and pool, Wii consoles and video games. Peter Jones, Sloane Square, SW1W 8EL. www.peterjones.co.uk