©Dominik Mentzos

Montpellier dance festival, France

The new works that opened the event were mostly inward-looking

Alexandra Deshorties in the WNO’s ‘In Parenthesis’
©Bill Cooper

In Parenthesis, Royal Opera House, London — review

David Antrobus and Emma Jenkins present the characters as marching automata in a libretto

‘Eclipsed’, recently at the John Golden Theater and starring Lupita Nyong’o
©Joan Marcus

Diversity on Broadway

What does ‘Hamilton’ tell us about race and the theatre?

Clarice Young, Shayla Caldwell and Annique Roberts in 'High Life'
©Ayodele Casel

Ronald K. Brown, Joyce Theater: ‘Rich nuance’

Everything from spiritual striving to acutely observed comedy

Stephen Dillane in 'Faith Healer'
©Johan Persson

Faith Healer, Donmar Warehouse: ‘Mesmerising’

Delicate staging, superb performances, haunting play

Poppy Pedder and Timothy West in 'King Lear'
©Simon Annand

King Lear, Bristol Old Vic: ‘Heartbreaking’

Timothy West delivers a masterly performance in the title role

Tom E. Lewis in 'The Shadow King'
©Jeff Busby

The Shadow King, Barbican: ‘Thoughtful, deft’

‘King Lear’ radiantly retold in an Australian Aboriginal setting

LADP
Heart&Arrow
2016

LA Dance Project, London: ‘Often felicitous’

A new piece by Benjamin Millepied helped lift the programme

Wally Cardona in River to River's 'The Set Up: Kapila Venu'
©Darial Sneed

The Set Up: Kapila Venu, New York — review

The Indian dance-maker refracted her art through a western performer

From left: Angelica Fiordellisi, Francesca Choy-Kee, Judith Ivey and Estelle Parsons. Photo: Carol Rosegg
©Carol Rosegg

Out of the Mouths of Babes, Cherry Lane Theatre, New York

Under Barnet Kellman’s fluid direction, Israel Horovitz’s play is a slight but well-executed romp

Macbeth, Shakespeare’s Globe, London — ‘Patchy’

A fascinating but uneven production

The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse — review

The play blossoms to fill the theatre with warmth, wit and colour

Henry V, Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park, London

Robert Hastie takes pains to show both the nobility and the brutality in Shakespeare’s play

Bolshoi Ballet: the first Soviet invasion

Clement Crisp remembers the drama that surrounded the Bolshoi’s first visit to the west 60 years ago

Wild, Hampstead Theatre, London — ‘Breathtaking’

A play about secrets and power reaches a dazzling conclusion

Compagnie Marie Chouinard, Sadler’s Wells, London — review

The choreographer has not lost her appetite for grotesquerie

The Taming of the Shrew, Birmingham, UK — review

Birmingham Royal Ballet captures all the comedy of Cranko’s ballet

Ross, Chichester Festival Theatre — review

Joseph Fiennes gives an outstanding performance as TE Lawrence

En Avant, Marche!, Sadler’s Wells, London — review

Alain Platel’s new work features actors, dancers and a brass band

First Light, Minerva Studio, Chichester, West Sussex — review

A first world war drama about two soldiers shot for desertion

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