Kristen McNally's 'Metheus'
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Ballet Boyz, Linbury Studio Theatre, London

Michael Nunn and William Trevitt presented an impressive programme

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Cillian Murphy and Mikel Murfi in 'Ballyturk'
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Ballyturk, National Theatre (Lyttelton), London

Enda Walsh continues to plough the same bleak furrow

Alan Gilbert
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New York Philharmonic/Gilbert, Avery Fisher Hall, New York

A programme of Italian film music was pleasing but insubstantial

Les 7 Doigts de la Main
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Les 7 Doigts de la Main: ‘Sequence 8’, Peacock Theatre, London

The evening’s best moments were the old-fashioned circus stunts

‘Untitled’ (2013) by Jasper Johns, from his ‘Regrets’ series
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Regrets: Jasper Johns, Courtauld Institute, London

The American artist’s new work builds on Bacon and Freud

Anna Chancellor and Calvin Demba in 'The Wolf from the Door'
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The Wolf from the Door, Royal Court, London

Rory Mullarkey’s comedy imagines a very middle-class insurrection

Bill T. Jones's 'D-Man in the Waters (Part I)', from the 2014 Fall for Dance season
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Fall for Dance Outdoors, Delacorte Theater, New York

Bill T. Jones’s teasing, heartfelt ‘D-Man’ proved a highlight

Andrew McCormack
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Andrew McCormack Trio/Empirical, Kings Place Festival, London

A sure touch from the pianist, and a grand finale from the quartet

'The Play that Goes Wrong', Duchess Theatre, London
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The Play That Goes Wrong, Duchess Theatre, London

Actors battle through stage disasters in this delightful comedy

Hao Jiang Tian as Oroveso in 'Norma', NCPA, Beijing
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Norma, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing

The contrast between western and Chinese casts was striking