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BARBERSHOPERA II
A popular highlight at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Rob Castell’s sequel to his award-winning Barbershopera! is returning for a brief West End run. It’s a distinctly silly musical telling the story of a Catalan matador who inherits his father’s Norfolk barbershop. Find out how he fares impressing the locals with his continental charm – all told in impeccable four-part harmony. Until 6 Feb, Trafalgar Studios 2, Whitehall, SW1A 2DY Tickets £18 from www.ambassadortickets.com.

THE BIG 3 PALLADIUM ORCHESTRA
Making its first ever appearance in the UK later this month, the Big 3 Palladium Orchestra is one of the world’s most renowned Latin jazz ensembles. Expect sizzling versions of the the mambo, cha cha cha and salsa classics composed by the likes of legendary bandleaders Tito Rodriguez, Frank “Machito” Grillo and Tito Puente – the later two’s sons front the current line-up. Part of BBC Four’s Latin Music USA season. 24 Jan, Barbican Hall, Barbican Centre, Silk Street. Tickets £15-£25 from www.barbican.org.uk.