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Adam Lay from The Listings Editor picks his best London events for the week ahead.
When Midnight Strikes
A classy dose of musical theatre with a memorable score from Charles Miller, When Midnight Strikes blends wit and suspense in a tale of secret affairs and awkward social encounters.
Set in New York on New Year’s Eve 1999, an intimate dinner party starts to go horribly wrong when the hostess stumbles across the awful truth about her husband’s unfaithful ways.
When she discovers that the unknown mistress is one of the guests, the pieces are in place for a New Year more explosive and life changing than a Jools Holland Hootenanny.
Until September 29, Tuesday to Saturday 7.30pm, Sunday 4pm. Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate Village, N6 4BD.
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The Wicker Man: The Final Cut + Robin Hardy Q&A
Quite a shocking film in its day (not least because some less than attentive audiences were expecting the adventures of globetrotting superhero Alan Whicker), The Wicker Man still more than holds its own when it comes to creating an unnerving cinematic atmosphere.
Now celebrating its 40th anniversary (the cult following it must be absolutely exhausted by now), the film has finally been fully restored to the form that director Robin Hardy originally intended.
Featuring scenes that had previously been thought to have been lost, this is the first chance for modern fans to view the horror masterpiece as it was originally intended to be seen.
With beautifully smartened up prints, never before has Christopher Lee’s wig looked so lifelike and menacing. After the screening, director Robin Hardy will be at hand to answer questions on his classic effort.
September 17, 6.10pm. National Film Theatre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XT.