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Susie Dent has been the resident word expert on Channel 4’s Countdown for more than 20 years, and is the author of several books including Dent’s Modern Tribes and her latest title, Word Perfect: Curious Coinages and Etymological First Aid for Every Day of the Year.

From 1 January to 31 December the reader will discover the origins of a single word or phrase for every day of the year. From the dramatic true story of ‘stealing someone’s thunder’ to the original ‘Jack the Lad’, from the origin of ‘freelancer’ (from knights who were free to use their lance for whoever paid most) to ‘secretaries’, (the keeper of secrets) Word Perfect brings life and fun into words and language.

How we are making the theatre Covid-Secure:

As we welcome you back to the Yvonne Arnaud, we are putting several new measures in place to ensure that we are Covid-secure.

Our number one priority is the health and wellbeing of our visitors and staff. We’re following the official government guidance on working safely during the coronavirus pandemic to make sure we’re Covid-secure.

Measures that we have put in place, include:

  • Reduced visitor numbers.
  • Clear signage and one-way systems.
  • Face coverings required by all visitors whilst inside the building (unless exempt).
  • Hand sanitiser stations and protective equipment for staff.
  • Regular and thorough cleaning.
  • Going cash-free.

You can read the full details of how this event will be Covid-secure below.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email boxoffice@yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

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