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A white Christmas in London might be a certainty in rom-coms only, there are definitely some other things we can count on around this time of year. There’ll be too many pantomimes to choose from, more family shows than parents know what to do with and a lot of difficulty for people who just can’t sit through another stage adaptation of It’s a Wonderful Life (or something similarly festive). Fortunately all you lovely readers have been on our ‘nice’ list this year, so we’re going to help you out with a small selection of the best London has to offer this festive season.

I love books! Who else loves books? Read my new London Calling feature if you love books (and live in London): http://londoncalling.com/features/arts-bookshops

... because I wrote about something totally not theatre-related! But you should definitely have a look at my new feature for London Calling if you're planning a trip to London Open House Weekend: http://londoncalling.com/features/london-open-house-weekend

Written for Everything Theatre

Summer is here! Birds are whistling, the sun is (occasionally) shining and tourists are frolicking merrily around M&M’s World. But for theatre enthusiasts, the season also means something else entirely: the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Many self-respecting theatre blogs will now turn their attention up north to give you every detail of the latest immersive Hamlet meets Great British Bake Off crossover. So what are you to do if, for whatever reason, you’ll be spending your summer in London? Who are you going to turn to for advice? Well, to us of course! Because we’ve made a small selection of what’s an offer in the capital this August. And for your convenience, it’s all categorised by the qualities we love most about Edinburgh.

For London Calling I went to find out what makes good horror and how the genre, which is much more prevalent in cinemas, works on stage. Have a look here if you want to read my findings: http://londoncalling.com/features/horror-in-theatre