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SWEET CHARITY AT THE MENIER
Tamsin Outhwaite is currently proving her talents stretch far beyond TV soap operas and cop shows, starring in this revival at the hit machine that is the Menier Chocolate Factory in Southwark. Hey Big Spender and If My Friends Could See Me Now are among the numbers she gets to belt out as Charity Hope Valentine, the New York dancing girl with a habit of falling for the wrong guy. Until 7 Mar, Menier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark Street, SE1 1RU. Tickets £29.50 from www.menierchocolatefactory.com

BOOK NOW: RICHARD HAWLEY

Sheffield’s finest guitar-slinging crooner will be bringing his retro-tinged ballads to the Royal Albert Hall this Saturday. Two parts Roy Orbison to one part Morrissey, the former Mercury Music Prize-nominee (and one-time guitarist with 90s band The Longpigs) will be playing songs from his latest album, Truelove’s Gutter, while no doubt delivering his customary brand of dry, Northern wit between songs. 9 Jan, Royal Albert Hall, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX. Tickets £25 from www.royalalberthall.com