This time of year, we start to feel like dogs hanging out the window of a speeding car: dazed, dry-mouthed, watching the world blur by. We're content for the time being, but only because we're think we're going somewhere.
But you shouldn't let the season get by without a fight. So here's some help in deciding where to go. Places where you can pull the car over and stop for a while. Maybe lap up a drink or two. Wag a tail.
Of course there's no reason to do what everyone else is. Why should you? We decided to take inspiration from four very different characters leading some of the shows playing Richmond this season: Clara, Auntie Mame, Scrooge and, yes, Joan Crawford. We hope there's someone here to suit your mood.