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EVERY GOOD BOY DESERVES FAVOUR
After a successful run last autumn, Tom Morris’s haunting production of Tom Stoppard’s dazzlingly clever play is returning to the National this month for a limited run. Julian Bleach takes on the role of Ivanov, an inmate in a Soviet asylum who believes an orchestra is playing in his mind, while Adrian Schiller is Alexander, the political prisoner sharing his cell. 9 Jan-17 Feb, National Theatre, Olivier, Southbank. Tickets £10-£30 from www.nationaltheatre.org.uk

STEAK AND BUBBLY IN THE CITY
The Square Mile’s smart steak restaurant, Le Relais de Venise L’Entrecote, is celebrating its first birthday today by offering a complimentary glass of champagne to diners at both lunch and dinner. Five lucky people can also win a meal for two along with a magnum of champagne by entering a free prize draw between now and 29 Jan at www.relaisdevenise.com. 5 Throgmorton St, EC2N 2AD. Tel: 020 7638 6325.