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Who would have thought that a book full of holes could be made into a ballet full of dazzling multi-sensory surprises. Inspired by Safran...
The Gruffalo at the Lyric, Shaftesbury Avenue

If you dramatise one of the most popular picture books ever written then you have to present something that your young audience will recognise...
Throwback at Jacksons Lane

Sometimes it pays to get personal. The seven members of Silver Lining circus company are infectiously honest about themselves throughout this performance. Confessions, jokes...
Shakespeare's R&J at the Tabard Theatre

In a public school, the boys are taught gender politics by rote in a disciplinarian regime. By night, they turn to the pages of...
Ava Potter as Scout and Tommy Rodger as Jem in To Kill a Mockingbird at the Barbican. Photographer Manuel Harlan

The cast begin by reading from Harper Lee’s novel. Only slowly do their accents slide south. This opening scene, with the book very much...
Anna Francolini and company in Wonder.land. Photo: Brinkhoff/Mogenburg

After two operas for the Manchester International Festival in 2007 and 2011, composer (and pop maverick) Damon Albarn returns to Manchester to headline the...
Pippa Nixon in The Four Fridas at the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich, London. Photo: Alastair Muir

Set against the impressive backdrop of Woolwich’s Royal Artillery Barracks, under a bewitching full moon, this night-time show has everything the Greenwich and Docklands...
Jamie Hampson, Alan Stocks and Hayley Hampson in Mam! I’m ’Ere at the Royal Court, Liverpool . Photo: Bond Media

A young bride inviting three of her possible mums to a clapped-out, disco-themed caravan park on a Welsh holiday island is hardly the same...
Measure for Measure at Shakespeare's Globe, London. Photo: Tristram Kenton

Dominic Dromgoole's final summer season at the Globe continues with his own production of one of Shakespeare’s more difficult plays. While the tone is...
The Importance of Being Earnest at the Vaudeville Theatre, London. Photo: Tristram Kenton

David Suchet already has an OBE and a CBE, but is not yet a knight, which would enable him to be a sir. But...
Scene from The Dreamers. Photo: Linda Blacker

The programme for The Dreamers lists technical, historical and military advisers, presumably employed to anchor the show's rudimentary history lesson on the First World...

Open-air Shakespeare performed in the grounds of a school founded just 18 years after his death carries a special frisson. Rain or Shine Theatre Company's artistic...