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'What would Beyoncé do?' It's a question that will guide you wisely through most dilemmas in life. Not least when it comes to choosing a West End musical to go and see, because there is no doubt that La Knowles would definitely make for Dreamgirls. Yep, the original stage version of Bey's hit film has arrived in London, and it's just as fabulous as you would expect. Following all-female soul band The Dreams as they rise to pop stardom in 1960s America, Glee's Amber Riley is an emotional powerhouse in the Jennifer Hudson role, while jaws will be on the floor over the Swarovski dresses, designed by Gregg Barnes. That's right, SWAROVSKI DRESSES. So when we say this is a dazzling night out, we darned well mean it. Beyoncé would certainly approve.
Set designs by Tim Hatley using Swarovski crystals
Now in previews; £20-£120
Dreamgirls, Savoy Theatre, Strand, WC2R 0ET
If, in previous years, your gift wrapping has been a shoddy last-minute affair, marred by so many failed attempts that you run out of wrapping paper and have to resort to tinfoil (speak from experience? Us? Nooo. OK, well, maybe), then take heart: help is at hand. Because at Drink, Shop & Do's Modern Wrapping masterclass you'll learn new techniques to give your gift the wow factor. Think origami, fancy folding, embroidery tags, beauteous bows… And who knows, you may even discover where the end of the blimmin' Sellotape has gone.
17 Dec; £30
Drink, Shop & Do, 9 Caledonian Road, King's Cross, N1 9DX