‘Untitled’ (2013) by Jasper Johns, from his ‘Regrets’ series

Regrets: Jasper Johns, Courtauld Institute, London

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

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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

Stuart Skelton as Otello
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Otello/Anna Nicole/Rigoletto, London

The London opera season gets off to a strong start

A drone flies through the Barbican Theatre during John Cale and Liam Young's performance
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John Cale, Barbican, London

The veteran musician turns to drones to reinvent the rock gig

Lyon Opera Ballet in Emanuel Gat's 'Sunshine'
©Michel Cavalca

Lyon Dance Biennial, France

There’s a youthful buzz – but is there enough new talent?

Alex Ferns and Eugene O'Hare in 'True West'
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True West, Tricycle Theatre, London

A powerful revival of Sam Shepard’s seminal play