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sci-fi films. Bike Shed Theatre, Fore Street, Exeter; www.bikeshedtheatre.co.uk UNTIL 7 JANUARY

DICK WHITTINGTON The Northcott makes a spectacular return to producing its own pantomimes with a timeless yarn packed with audience participation, live music and magic. Steve Bennett is back as the Dame (see page 90). Northcott Theatre, Stocker Rd, Exeter; www.exeternorthcott.co.uk 9 DECEMBER-1 JANUARY

CINDERELLA The team behind last year’s Beauty & The Beast return with a classic, big-budget professional panto packed with West End talent. Exeter Corn Exchange, Market Street, Exeter; www.exeter.gov.uk/cornexchange 10 DECEMBER

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Lincoln’s Chapterhouse Theatre Company return with the Dickens classic. Exmouth Pavilion, Esplanade, Exmouth; www.ledleisure. co.uk/exmouth-pavilion 13-14 DECEMBER

CHRISTMAS PAST & PRESENT Family festive treat, with songs around the tree and a present from Father Christmas for every child. Other dates across Devon, too (see website). Crediton Library, Belle Parade, Crediton (13 Dec); Honiton Library, 50 New St, Honiton; www.bootoagoosetheatre.co.uk 14-24 DECEMBER

HUMBUG! Charlie Coldfield is Scrooge, in Wandering Tiger’s reimagining of Charles Dickens’ classic ghost story, with live music, video projections and “plenty of surprises” in the historic venue. St Nicholas Priory, The Mint, off Fore Street, Exeter; www.wanderingtiger.com

Music & Opera 9 & 14 DECEMBER

CHRISTMAS WITH THE CATHEDRAL CHOIR

Moorland Scene by Frederick Widgery is part of Dartmoor: A Wild and Wondrous Region, which opens at RAMM on 22 December

Exeter Cathedral Choir are joined by Timothy Parsons and Ed Jones on organ, and conductor Timothy Noon. Exeter Cathedral, 1 The Cloisters, Exeter; www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk

16 DECEMBER

THE BLOCKHEADS Ian Dury’s old muckers are back with a 40th anniversary tour. Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter; www.exeterphoenix.org.uk

12-13 DECEMBER

EXETER PHILHARMONIC CHOIR Carols in the Cathedral with Exeter Brass and Devon County Junior Choir joining the Exeter Phil Choir and conductor Howard Ionascu. Exeter Cathedral, 1 The Cloisters, Exeter; www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk

22 DECEMBER

HEIR Leeds five-piece as heard on BBC Introducing and across the festival circuit. Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter; www.exeterphoenix.org.uk

16 DECEMBER

EXETER CHAMBER CHOIR & ORCHESTRA Bach’s Magnificat and other seasonal classics. Mulled wine and mince pies in the interval. Exeter Cathedral, 1 The Cloisters, Exeter; www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk

31 DECEMBER

MARDI GRAS NEW YEAR’S EVE Live music from Camo Clave, The New Orleans Jazz Trio and DJs at this carnival-themed NYE bash. Boat Shed, the Quay, Exeter; www.bikeshedtheatre.co.uk

18 DECEMBER 13 DECEMBER

BOYZLIFE Brian McFadden (Westlife) and Keith Duffy (Boyzone) team up to tour the hits of their former band, and much more. See also page 12. Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter; www.exeterphoenix.org.uk 14 DECEMBER

EXETER CABARET SHOW International cabaret acts. Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter; www.exeterphoenix.org.uk

ROLAND GIFT The Fine Young Cannibals frontman returns with self-titled new solo album. Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter; www.exeterphoenix.org.uk

31 DECEMBER

PARTY IN THE COSMOS Intergalactic NYE fun with live bands, DJs, photobooth, Ziggy Stardust tribute and more! Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter; www.exeterphoenix.org.uk

19 DECEMBER

BELSHAZZAR’S FEAST Humour and festive folky fare from Paul Sartin of Bellowhead, and accordion-player Paul Hutchinson. Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter; www.exeterphoenix.org.uk

2 JANUARY

BOURNEMOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: NEW YEAR JOHANN STRAUSS GALA Celebrate like the Viennese with this traditional New Year w

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