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The Russian State Ballet of Siberia, Bristol Hippodrome, Mon 15–Weds 17 Jan

Three classics – The Nutcracker, Cinderella and Swan Lake – from one of Russia’s leading ballet companies, accompanied by The Orchestra of the Russian State Ballet.

Blood Brothers, Theatre Royal Bath, Tues 16 – Sat 20 Jan

Lyn ‘I’d like to teach the world to sing’ Paul is Mrs Johnstone in the new tour of Willy Russell’s powerful, award-winning musical about the twin boys separated at birth and reunited later on by a twist of fate.

The Post, cinemas around Somerset, from Friday 19 Jan

Stephen Spielberg’s political thriller – Meryl Streep as Washington Post proprietor Kay Graham and Tom Hanks as editor Ben Bradlee expose the US government’s lies about the Vietnam War, back in the days when the media was trusted.

The land we live in – the land we left behind, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Bruton, Sat 20–Mon 7 May (private view, open to all, Fri 19 Jan)

Photo courtesy of Laure Prouvost and Grizedale Arts

More than 50 international artists and creatives explore society’s relationship to the rural, from the 1500s to the present day – with exhibitions, performance art, talks and even a spot of goat milking squeezed in for good measure.

Frozen sing-a-long, The Brewhouse, Taunton, Sat 20 Jan

If you can tolerate Let it Go one more time (or have earplugs), then dress your small people up as Snow Queens, reindeers and snowmen and pop yourselves along to this sing-a-long version of the Disney fillum.

Griff Rhys Jones: Where was I? McMillan Theatre, Bridgwater, Sat 20 Jan

Veteran comic tells stories, anecdotes, reminiscences and outright lies. Can’t make it? Catch him at Bristol’s The Redgrave Theatre on Sat 27 Jan and Yeovil’s The Octagon on Sat 10 Feb.

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