Malpasa dance troupe in ‘Under Fire’
©Yi-Chun Wu

Malpaso, Joyce Theater, New York — review

The Cuban troupe offered one stunning dance in a mixed production

The Life of a Song

Scene from 'Shrek'
In an age of artistic credibility, The Monkees were unashamedly plastic, the original manufactured boy band
John Bonham in 1972 ©Getty Images
Like a fair amount of Led Zeppelin’s material, the song had its origins in the American blues, an old tune of 1929
From left, Martin Hayes, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and Dennis Cahill of The Gloaming on stage at the Barbican
©York Tillyer

The Gloaming, Barbican, London — review

The traditional Irish supergroup shone onstage in London

Les Chiens de Navarre in 'Les armoires normandes;'
©R Lebruman

Les Chiens de Navarre: Les armoires normandes, Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, Paris — review

The comedy collective is refreshing but takes the joke too far

Charles Rennie Mackintosh's drawing of his Martyrs’ School, Glasgow
©The Hunterian, University of Glasgow

Mackintosh Architecture, Riba, London — review

A stripped-down show focuses on Mackintosh’s drawings of buildings

'The Dancing Master'
©Clive Barda

The Dancing Master, Guildhall School of Music, London — review

Malcolm Arnold’s work is staged as part of a zany double bill

Renato Guttuso: 'Still Life with Skull and Lamp'
©Galleria d'Arte, Maggiore

Renato Guttuso: Painter of Modern Life, The Estorick Collection, London — review

A London show fails to engage with the Sicilian artist’s politics

Thomas Eakins’ ‘William Rush Carving His Allegorical Figure of the Schuylkill River’ (1876-7)

In the Studio, Gagosian Gallery, New York — review

Twin exhibitions explore the vast theme of artists’ workspaces

‘Gianni Schicchi’
©Monika Ritterhaus

Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi/Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle, Komische Oper Berlin — review

Lewd humour and cheap thrills undermine masterful scores

Benedict Nelson as Giovanni
©Donald Cooper

Giovanni, The Vaults, Waterloo, London — review

Silent Opera’s production sacrifices drama for gimmickry

Noah Stewart and Julia Bullock in ‘The Indian Queen’.
©Richard Hubert Smith

The Indian Queen, Coliseum, London — review

A retelling of Purcell’s semi-opera is badly in need of an edit