'The Scottsboro Boys' at the Garrick Theatre, London
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The Scottsboro Boys, Garrick Theatre, London

A powerful tale of racism – delivered via a minstrel show

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The Royal Ballet in the Ashton mixed programme
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Ashton mixed programme, Royal Opera House, London – review

Ashton lived again in this home-grown performance

Laura Elsworthy, David Cromer and David Walmsley in 'Our Town'
©Marc Brenner

Our Town, Almeida Theatre, London – review

Thornton Wilder’s 1938 play needs no props or sets to connect

Leonidas Kavakos and Yuja Wang
©Marco Borggreve

Leonidas Kavakos and Yuja Wang, Barbican, London – review

Violinist and pianist showed immense concentration

'Miracle in the Gorbals'
©Roy Smiljanic

Miracle in the Gorbals, Sadler’s Wells, London – review

A skilled and sincere revival of Robert Helpmann’s 1944 ballet

Carmen Lundy on stage at Pizza Express Jazz Club, London
©Roger Thomas

Carmen Lundy Quartet, Pizza Express Jazz Club, London – review

The singer was a commanding presence

Lucinda Childs' 'Dance'
©Sally Cohn

Lucinda Childs, Théâtre de la Ville, Paris – review

Childs’ 1979 ‘Dance’ is vintage minimalism

Kate Duchêne and Paul Hilton in ‘The Cherry Orchard’ at the Young Vic
©Stephen Cummiskey

The Cherry Orchard/Uncle Vanya, Young Vic/St James Theatre, London – review

Two productions that draw out Chekhov’s contemporary resonances

Rocío Molina in 'Bosque Ardora'
©Alain Scherer

Rocío Molina, Barbican, London – review

The flamenco dancer enters – and conquers – a new world

Basil Twist's 'The Rite of Spring'
©Richard Termine

Basil Twist, White Light Festival, New York

A puppeteer takes on Stravinsky’s ‘Rite of Spring’