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Valentine’s Day: The Culture Vulture

Your main squeeze is super cerebral and captivated by all things expressed in great art, literature, poetry and music. The ancient Greeks and Romans rule their world.

Date ideas: Think highbrow for your charming know-it-all. Maybe a pair of comedies about love from their favourite playwright, Mr W Shakespeare? In addition to a trio of traditional ballets, your cute classicist might enjoy one inspired by the works of literary great Virginia Woolf. If opera is their thing, revel in the dramatic power and singing richness of stories told about the life of French actress Adrienne Lecouvreur and a hunch-backed court jester named Rigoletto. And don’t forget about Les Mis. This epic stage musical set during the Paris Uprising of 1832 is guaranteed to blow their mind (tip: bring Kleenex because they may need to blow their nose too).

Here are some suggestions:

RSC: Much Ado About Nothing, 10 Feb at Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

RSC: Love’s Labour’s Lost, 11 & 14 Feb at Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

The Nutcracker & Coppelia: Russian State Ballet of Siberia, 12 & 13 Feb at Festival Theatre, Worcestershire

Ballet West’s Swan Lake, 11 Feb at Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow

Woolf Works, 11 – 14 Feb at Royal Opera Theatre, London

Adriana Lecouvreur, 10 Feb at Royal Opera House, London

Rigoletto, 10 Feb at London Coliseum

Les Misérables, ongoing at Queen’s Theatre, London

Looking for more ideas? Check out all of our Valentine’s Day personalities, and our full Valentine’s Day Guide.