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UK Mortgages, Credit Loans to Decline Pre-Brexit - British lenders say that leading up to Brexit, they expect the largest drop in demand for credit cards and mortgages than they've seen in many years, according to a survey by the Bank of England. As Reuters reported, the survey findings add to the already ominous signs of an upcoming economic turndown in the country.

Film Review: The Kid Who Would Be King is an incredibly fun take on the Arthurian legend for the whole family The Kid Who Would Be King is in cinemas now.

Elliot Harper as Miss Trunchbull in the RSC's Matilda The Musical UK & Ireland Tour The Royal Shakespeare Company have released the first images of Elliot Harper as Miss Trunchbull in Matilda The Musical's UK and Ireland tour. Elliot joined the production on Tuesday 15 January at Theatre Royal Plymouth.

ON BROADWAY: The Cher Show is 'full of feathers and factoids' Full of feathers and factoids, hit songs and head dresses, The Cher Show is diverting, if not particularly enlightening, entertainment. For how many years are Broadway theatregoers going to be punished for the success of Jersey Boys?

Band Of Gold - Leeds Grand Theatre - Whats On - Dates Writer, Kay Mellor, is bringing her gritty TV drama, Band of Gold, to the stage of the Leeds Grand Theatre this November, it has been revealed.

VAULT Festival 2019 - 20 shows to see With less than a week to go before the 2019 VAULT Festival opens, I wade my way through the catalogue and come up with 20 shows I think you should catch - in their own words.

Immerse yourself: Watch Club Mex's countdown to tonight's world premiere Are you following @ClubMexOfficial on Twitter? You should be! Club Mex: Countdown videos.

The Mirror Crack'd UK Tour Agatha Christie's The Mirror Crack'd will tour in 2019 with a new adaptation by Rachel Wagstaff. Tickets for The Mirror Crack'd UK Tour are now on sale.

'It's a show that reflects big ideas about the world we're living in': Amit Lahav looks forwards to Gecko's Barbican debut The Wedding will be performed by Gecko at the Barbican Centre as part of the London International Mime Festival from the 24-26 January 2019.

Next Generation Applied Artificial Intelligence The Defence and Security Accelerator has funded two projects led by Montvieux, in excess of £500,000, following a DASA themed competition to find new technologies, processes and ideas to 'Revolutionise the human information relationship for Defence'.

Maintenance work closes Guildhall Theatre in Derby Derby's Guildhall Theatre has been closed at least until the end of January because of essential maintenance work. The 242-seat theatre, which is part of Derby LIVE and is run by the city council, has remained open for several months while the work has been going on.

Outlying Islands, King's Head Theatre - Review Outlying Islands, King's Head Theatre - Review. It's August 1939, the eve of the Second World War, and two ornithologists have been sent by The Ministry to evaluate bird life on the island. Robert is tall, patrician, a sophisticated rogue straight out of Brideshead Revisited.

NEWS: Charlie Brooks, Simon Lipkin & Michael Fox star in All in a Row premiere Charlie Brooks and Simon Lipkin star as parents to an autistic child in Alex Oates' new play All in Row, which receives its world premiere next month at London's Southwark Playhouse. Gen up - and then get booking!

'All the actors deliver top-notch performances': ANOMALY - Old Red Lion Theatre People in the movie industry like Harvey Weinstein were prime examples of the hitherto untouchable hegemony, but if he could take a fall, no one now was 'safe'… Written by Liv Warden and directed by Adam Small, Anomaly is informed by recent events and the multifaceted accounts of women.

Crimes on the Nile review at Ustinov Studio, Bath The Queen of detective stories remains at the heart of their madcap punning, though, with Kirsty Cox stepping into the formidable shoes of Hercule Poirot's fussy female counterpart Artemis Arinae, whose little grey cells are increasingly exercised as the Crimes on the Nile body count rises.

Galway 2020 appoints UK company to fill vacant role Galway 2020 has secured new cultural leadership under UK-based creative company Artichoke after the position was vacant for a number of months.

February to June at The Hullabaloo The Hullabaloo, Darlington's theatre for children, has announced its season of shows for children of all ages from February to June.

'One of the best pieces of theatre I've seen in years': ROSENBAUM'S RESCUE - Park Theatre The themes and ideas it centres around are explored in a fascinating manner, and it's one of the best pieces of theatre I've seen in years, I'd urge all to see it, whether you have an interest in the historical elements or not. Alex Finch. Rosenbaum's Rescue runs Wednesday 9 January to Saturday 9 February 7.30pm, 3pm.

NEWS: Wilde reimagining transports The Importance of Being Earnest to a Yorkshire council estate Oscar Wilde's best-known comedy of Victorian London manners receives a modern makeover via a modern Yorkshire council estate. Th'Importance of Bein' Earnest premieres next month for a limited fringe season. Time to get booking!

The Antlers announce 'Hospice' reissue, schedule UK shows The Antlers have confirmed plans to reissue their third album 'Hospice', to celebrate its tenth anniversary. The album, which also marked their first concept album and was originally released back in 2009, will be re-released on 22nd March via Frenchkiss Records / Transgressive.

'Brings the intricate score to life': ASPECTS OF LOVE - Southwark Playhouse Streamlined staging and a strong ensemble cast allow Andrew Lloyd Webber's Aspects of Love to be seen in a favourable light. It us usually the movie adaptations that have a high number of scenes, but Aspects of Love, adapted from David Garnett's 1955 novel, has nearly 40 scenes, set over a 17-year time period.

NEWS: NT's War Horse to run at the new Troubadour Theatre Wembley Park in autumn 2019 The acclaimed National Theatre production of War Horse will return to London for a strictly limited run at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre - Wembley Park's highly-anticipated new theatre venture - from 18 October to 23 November 2019.

2019 VAULT Festival - 20 shows to see Now in its seventh year, VAULT Festival returns this year from 23rd January to 17th March with a broad and diverse programme of more than 400 shows in a range of atmospheric venues throughout Waterloo.

Our Lady of Kibeho review - startling story of a heavenly 'visitation' Royal and Derngate, NorthamptonKatori Hall’s astonishing drama, based on the alleged visions of three schoolgirls, explores the power of faith and miracles as Rwanda’s genocide looms.

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