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SIX OF THE BEST

THEATRE – Red
Alfred Molina stars as expressionist painter Mark Rothko in John Logan’s two-hander at the Donmar Warehouse.

FILM – Tokyo Story
Japan’s Yasujiro Ozu is thought by some to be cinema’s greatest director, and his masterpiece is showing at the BFI and Curzon Mayfair

MUSICAL – Blood Brothers
Former Sporty Spice Melanie Chisholm has won critical acclaim and brought new life to the West End’s longest-running musical.

FILM – Nowhere Boy
Artist Sam Taylor Wood’s biopic of John Lennon’s early years of rock’n’rolling, starring 19-year-old actor and father-to-be of Wood’s baby, Aaron Johnson.

ART – Claude Monet
Mayfair gallery Helly Nahmad shows its not just publically-funded institutions that put on great Impressionist
exhibitions.

SHOW – The Pitmen Painters
Lee Hall’s entertaining story of 1930s miners who became darlings of the art world has returned for a second run at the National.