Rebecca Trehearn and Rosalie Craig in ‘City of Angels’
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City of Angels, Donmar Warehouse, London — review

A smart blend of past and present, fact and fiction

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A woman looks at the Parthenon Marbles, a collection of stone objects, inscriptions and sculptures, also known as the Elgin Marbles, on show at the British Museum in London October 16, 2014. Hollywood actor George Clooney's new wife, human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin Clooney, made an impassioned plea on for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Athens, in what Greeks hope may inject new energy into their national campaign. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT POLITICS SOCIETY) ©Reuters
The otherwise worthy journey of Ilissos to Russia would not merit any further comment were the statue not part of the most controversial group of art works of our time
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Jay Hunter Morris in 'A Christmas Carol'
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A Christmas Carol, Houston Grand Opera, Wortham Theater Center, Houston, Texas — review

An astounding performance of Iain Bell’s brilliant new Dickens opera

Cameron Scoggins and T.R. Knight in ‘Pocatello’
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Pocatello, Playwrights Horizons, New York — review

A skilfully woven drama about a restaurant threatened with closure

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
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Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Wigmore Hall, London — review

The French pianist’s recital reflected his many strengths

From left, Anemone Valcke, Verona Verbakel and Karolien De Bleser in 'Sirens'
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Sirens, Soho Theatre, London — review

A refreshingly frank piece about sexism and misogyny

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Golem, Young Vic Theatre, London — review

A bleak, delightful dramatisation of the tale of a clay man

Corey Claire Annand and Valentina Golfieri in 'The Little Match Girl'
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The Little Match Girl, Sadler’s Wells, London — review

An inventive, absorbing piece of family theatre from Arthur Pita

Sophie Bevan
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Sophie Bevan, Wigmore Hall, London — review

The soprano delivered an imaginative recital of wartime songs

Jason Samuels Smith in 'Ellington at Christmas'
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Ellington at Christmas, The Apollo, New York — review

A celebration of jazz and classical — as well as prayer and sin

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Répétition, Théâtre de Gennevilliers, Paris — review

Pascal Rambert’s monologues bring together four acting luminaries