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Beached Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Theatre  Arty (James Dryden) is propped up in bed surrounded by food and the remains of his childhood.

Who Do We Think We Are? Southwark Playhouse, London

Theatre  From the memories and family stories of a company of actors ranging in age from early 60s to late 80s, Sonja Linden has assembled a collage of images and anecdotes covering the past century, with the effect of an album of snapshots of moments thought worth remembering.

Coolatully Finborough Theatre, London

Theatre  The winner of this year’s Papatango new writing prize is further proof of the high quality of the competition that produced Dawn King’s dazzling Foxfinder, which was set in the English countryside.

The Vikings at Helgeland Drayton Arms Theatre, London

Theatre  This piece is something of a curiosity, being one of Ibsen’s early and lesser-known works, and has not been professionally staged in the UK since 1930.

The Glasshouse Tristan Bates Theatre, London

Theatre  Actor Max Saunders-Singer’s drama of two infantrymen who are unwilling to fight gives voice to the 306 men executed for cowardice during the First World War.

Neither Either MAC, Belfast

Dance  Neither Either is a new dance work that responds to Seamus Heaney’s 1985 essay Place and Displacement: “the strain of being in two places at once, of needing to accommodate two opposing conditions of truthfulness.

Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure Fairfield Halls, London

Theatre  A whole generation of small fry has fallen hook, line and sinker for the Octonauts, a CBeebies series about a submarine crew whose mission is to “explore, rescue and protect”.

The Witch of Edmonton Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

Theatre  The fourth and last offering in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Roaring Girls season of early modern plays with strong female roles is a work not seen in Stratford since 1981.

Jonah and Otto Park Theatre, London

Theatre  This revival, of a play first seen at Manchester’s Royal Exchange in 2008, reunites playwright Robert Holman with director Tim Stark, who directed Rafts and Dreams as part of the Holman season at the Royal Exchange in 2003.

La Boheme Coliseum, London

Opera  One of the first so-called verismo operas, there is not usually a ‘real-life’ feel to La Boheme - something Jonathan Miller’s 2009 production attempts to address.