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ROPE AT THE ALMEIDA
Based on a real murder case, and later turned into a classic film by Alfred Hitchcock, Patrick Hamilton’s darkly effective 1929 play is about undergraduates who murdered a colleague before inviting his friends and family round to tea. Roger Michelle (the film Notting Hill is among his previous successes) directs this haunting revival. Until 6 Feb, The Almeida Theatre, Almeida Street, Islington, N1 1TA. Tickets from £12 from www.almeida.co.uk

MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE AT SOUTHBANK
In 2007 comedian Marcus Brigstocke travelled to the Arctic to see the effects of climate change on the icebergs. On Friday he leads a night of comedy on the subject at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, with guests including Alistair McGowan, Russell Howard, Mitch Benn and Dan Antopolski. 29 Feb, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre. Tickets £20 from www.southbankcentre.co.uk

BOOK NOW: CHAPTERHOUSE LIVE
The 90s revival continues apace with a reunion show at the King’s Cross Scala from the Reading shoegazers. The band’s Whirlpool album from 1991 remains a landmark for shoegazing’s swirling, ethereal guitar sound. 18 March, Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, N1 9NL. Tickets £16 from www.scala-london.co.uk