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Five Things To Do In Edinburgh: Thursday 29 November

Your pick of the city’s nights out.

• FILM: Silver Lining Playbook (15). School teacher Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) returns home to discover his wife Nikki (Brea Bee) in the shower with another member of the faculty. He batters his wife’s lover to a bloody pulp and is banished to a psychiatric facility for eight months as part of his plea bargain. He returns home to Philadelphia to live to with his father Pat Sr (Robert De Niro) and mother Dolores (Jacki Weaver), who want their boy to find some stability. However, Pat is determined to overcome his wife’s restraining order and win her back. Best friend Ronnie (John Ortiz), whose marriage to wife Veronica (Julia Stiles) has more downs than ups, introduces Pat to his sister-in-law, Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence). She’s a young widow who reacted to her husband’s death by sleeping with all of her co-workers. Pat isn’t interested in Tiffany until he learns she could smuggle a letter to Nikki. In return, Tiffany needs him to train as her partner for an amateur dance competition. General release, vatrious cinemas, times and prices

• DANCE: Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty sees the choreographer return to the music of Tchaikovsky to complete the trio of the composer’s ballet masterworks that started in 1992 with Nutcracker! and continued most famously in 1995 with the international hit Swan Lake. Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Nicolson Streey, 2.30pm, 7.30pm, £16–£42.50 (£10–£39.50), 0131-529 6000

• MUSIC: Royal Norwegian Advent Concert. The University’s Chamber Choir plus conductor/organist Eric von Ibler, singer Reidun Horvei and Haakon Hogemo and Geir Botnen. St Giles’ Cathedral, Royal Mile, 7pm, free, 0131-226 0673

• THEATRE: Cinderella. This year’s Royal Lyceum Christmas show. Royal Lyceum Theatre, Grindlay Street, 7pm, £9–£24, 0131-248 4848

• PANTO: Frankenstein the Panto. A festive panto take on Mary Shelley’s Gothic novel. St Serf’s Parish Church, Ferry Road, 7.30pm, £7 (£3, kids; £17 family)

 
 
 

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