'Two Cigarettes in the Dark'
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Two Cigarettes in the Dark, Palais Garnier, Paris

A mixed reception for Pina Bausch’s vintage piece of Tanztheater

Actors and puppets share the stage in 'Ubu and the Truth Commission'
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Ubu and the Truth Commission, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh Festival

An audacious updating of Alfred Jarry’s 1896 drama

Audrey Bonnet, right, in 'Yerma'
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Yerma, Théâtre 13, Paris

This 1934 drama makes an uneasy transition to the Paris stage

GUYS AND DOLLS based on the story & characters by Damon Runyon music & lyrics: Frank Loesser book: Jo Swerling & Abe Burrows design: Peter McKintosh lighting: Tim Mitchell choreography: Carlos Acosta & Andrew Wright director: Gordon Greenberg <br>
'If I were a bell': Jamie Parker (Sky Masterson), Clare Foster (Sarah Brown)
Chichester Festival Theatre (CFT) / West Sussex, England 21/08/2014 
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Guys and Dolls, The Comedy of Errors, Regeneration, Pitcairn, The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd, My Perfect Mind and Richard III

Viewers In Burbank, Calif., watch the Metropolitan Opera’s broadcast of “The Magic Flute” on Dec. 30, 2006. It was first of six productions to be broadcast from the Met through April
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Hot ticket: live-streaming theatre productions in cinemas

Isabel Berwick on the pros and cons of live-streaming theatrical performances in cinemas

Jonathan Goddard as Dracula and Kristin McGuire as Lucy in Mark Bruce’s ‘Dracula’
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‘Dracula’: the ballet with added bite

Two dance versions of Bram Stoker’s horror story are winging their way to British stages this month

Samantha Soule and Rachel Nicks in ‘And I and Silence'

And I and Silence, Signature Center, New York

Naomi Wallace’s drama explores the harsh lives of two women

Crystal Balint, Allan Louis and Sterling Jarvis in 'Helen Lawrence'
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Helen Lawrence, King’s Theatre, Edinburgh Festival

A drama that pushes boundaries – to questionable effect

'Front' at the Edinburgh International Festival
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Front, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh Festival

A powerful drama relates first world war soldiers’ stories

Jamie Parker, centre, as Sky Masterson in 'Guys and Dolls'
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Guys and Dolls, Chichester Festival Theatre, West Sussex, UK

A scintillating revival of the great Broadway musical

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‘Looking for Paul’, Edinburgh

Part making-of documentary, part self-admonishing mea culpa, its narrative is as gripping as any soap opera

Erasing Borders, Downtown Dance Festival, New York

A brilliantly curated showcase of Indian classical dance

See Rock City and Other Destinations, Union Theatre, London

A slight but charming musical set at US tourist attractions

Poor Behavior, The Duke, New York

Theresa Rebeck’s drama poses questions about human morality

The Ring Cycle Plays, The Scoop, London

A family-friendly stage adaptation of Wagner’s ‘Ring’ cycle

Drama in treacherous territory

Can theatre tackle colonialism without replicating its inequalities?

Downtown Dance Festival, Wagner Park, Lower Manhattan, New York

The first night offered contrasting takes on classic Americana

Minetti, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Peter Eyre is excellent as an ageing actor railing against passers-by in a hotel lobby

Cinderella, Royal Opera House, London

First-class performances, second-class ballet