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We are excited about the following in the next few months!

Mother’s Day

The feelgood movie of the year could well be Mother’s Day, due for release here in June. Starring Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Kate Hudson, and directed by Pretty Woman’s Garry Marshall, it tells the intertwining stories of different women in relation to their children and their own mothers. Funny, warm and thought-provoking, it’s a must-see.

Musicals on the road

Good news if you love musicals – two of the very best are touring the UK. Billy Elliot, which tells the tale of a young boy in a mining town who wants to be a ballet dancer, was originally a film starring Julie Walters and Jamie Bell. But the stage show is, if anything, more moving. And Chicago is the ultimate foot-tapping show, full of razzamatazz. It’s a good chance to see these legendary musicals and probably pay less than in London’s West End!

http://tour.billyelliotthemusical.com/tour-dates/

http://chicagothemusical.com/uktour.php

The Crown

If you don’t subscribe to Netflix yet, now’s the time to think about signing up. Their big series this year is The Crown. Six seasons are planned, with 10 episodes in each, spanning the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and charting her relationship with the governments of the day. Starring Claire Foy, who was Anne Boleyn in Wolf Hall, as the young Elizabeth and Matt ‘Doctor Who’ Smith as Prince Philip, it’s written by Peter Morgan, who’s covered the same territory in The Queen and The Audience. This is Netflix’s most expensive show ever, with a budget of £100m. Netflix costs around £7.49 a month, giving you access to hundreds of TV series and films. It also makes its own series, such as House of Cards and The Crown.

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