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Boxing Day Bloat: theartsdesk recommends | reviews, news & interviews

Boxing Day Bloat: theartsdesk recommends

Boxing Day Bloat: theartsdesk recommends

Stuck for post-Christmas cultural ideas? Our writers make some suggestiions

Couch potato, my arse! There's more to the next few days than watching repeats on the box

Yesterday was yesterday. Today there's the rest of the week. What are the options? You could go to the shops and exchange all your presents, or you could pursue something more in the cultural line. To which end, theartsdesk is delighted to propose some suggestions. Our writers strongly recommend that you do one or more of the following while opportunity knocks.





I went over from Sydney to see the panto, (Cindarella)and I wasn't dissappointed. It was a great production, and as always, Cilla Black did a fantastic job of having the audience in the palm of her hand within moments of coming onto the stage. Very much worth the flight over!

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