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God Bless the Child Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, Royal Court, London

Theatre  The latest episode in this venue’s current programme of work on the theme of revolution and resistance is a story about a rebellion of primary school children - and it features a cast which includes 15 eight to 10-year-olds.

Hoke’s Bluff Shoreditch Town Hall, London

Theatre  The quarterback of the Hoke’s Bluff American football team has one shot to seize the day - one more throw of the dice, one more ‘play’.

Triptych Sadler’s Wells, London

Dance  The dwindling numbers of audience members returning to their seats after parts one and two of Rambert’s triple bill, speaks volumes.

Behind the Beautiful Forevers Olivier, National, London

Theatre  David Hare delivers an impressive dramatic reconstruction of Katherine Boo’s painstakingly detailed account of life in a Mumbai slum where hordes of families jostle for a living, either by collecting bits of discarded plastic or metal or (far more lucratively) using the system of an increasingly prosperous, modernising nation to siphon off grants.

L’Elisir d’Amore Royal Opera House, London

Opera  There’s a sure-footedness about Laurent Pelly’s L’Elisir d’Amore, now receiving its third revival at the Royal Opera House.

Accolade St James Theatre, London

Theatre  In 2011, the ever-invaluable Finborough in Earl’s Court uncovered another of its regular rediscoveries with the first-ever revival, since its original production in 1950, of Emlyn Williams’ Accolade.

Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Theatre  Returning to the West End for a Christmas run, this charming rendition of the Axel Scheffler and Julia Donaldson (of Gruffalo fame) classic continues to enchant.

Pomona Orange Tree Theatre, London

Theatre  In recent years, the Orange Tree may have acquired a reputation for decorously produced relics of Victorian and Edwardian theatre watched by an ageing audience inclined to nod off; not any more.

Horrible Christmas Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham

Theatre  Birmingham Stage Company’s partnership with Terry Deary continues with another of the Horrible Histories series.

The Iron Curtain Trilogy Cockpit Theatre, London

Theatre  To coincide with the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall, the North Carolina-based theatre company Burning Coal undertake the mammoth task of mounting David Edgar’s Iron Curtain trilogy.