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Robin’s Winter Adventure Mill Studio, Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford

Theatre  Robin and his family have to move from their idyllic rural life to one in the big city, and understandably the young boy doesn’t want to go.

Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Theatre  This year West Yorkshire Playhouse is offering an ambitious Christmas programme including the major musical White Christmas, a classic Roald Dahl for older children in James and the Giant Peach, plus Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas for three to six-year-olds.

Once Phoenix Theatre, London

Theatre  Once first arrived in the West End in the immediate juggernaut wake of The Book of Mormon, so it inevitably slipped a little below the radar.

Don Quixote Royal Opera House, London

Dance  Never my favourite ballet, Marius Petipa’s Don Quixote has always struck me as inexpressibly dull.

Mixed program 2014 Linbury Studio Theatre, London

Dance  With 10 dancers, including one guest, stable management, and Arts Council funding that’s escaped the recent cuts, more is expected of Phoenix Dance Theatre than in its recent past.

Sacred Monsters Sadler’s Wells, London

Dance  It is so fitting that one of Sylvie Guillem’s penultimate performances (she announced her retirement at the beginning of this month) should be a work of such personal effect.

Saxon Court Southwark Playhouse, London

Theatre  There’s nothing much to like about the people in Daniel Anderson’s strident debut Saxon Court and it nearly drowns under the weight of its own unpleasantness.

Chimera Gate, London

Theatre  The Gate Theatre’s Who Does She Think She Is? season continues with Suli Holum and Deborah Stein’s cerebral solo show, which premiered at the 2012 Under the Radar Festival in New York.

Persuasion St George’s Theatre, Great Yarmouth

Theatre  The hard-working Hotbuckle Productions is on an extensive tour with Persuasion but few venues could be more suitable than Great Yarmouth’s St George’s Theatre, a magnificent Wren-style 18th century chapel which adds so greatly to the atmosphere.

Peter Pan Watermill Theatre, Bagnor

Theatre  Wendy without Michael and John? Mr Darling without Mrs? Cross-dressing mermaids? One might consider all of this sacrilegious but it could not be more of a salute to JM Barrie’s endearing story.