Katie Kreisler and Brian Avers in 'Poor Behavior'
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Poor Behavior, The Duke, New York

Theresa Rebeck’s drama poses questions about human morality

Phil Sealey in 'The Ring Cycle Plays'

The Ring Cycle Plays, The Scoop, London

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

'Black Odalisque’ from Brett Bailey’s ‘Exhibit B’ installation
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Drama in treacherous territory

Can theatre tackle colonialism without replicating its inequalities?

Logan Frances Kruger performs 'Two Ecstatic Themes' as part of the Downtown Dance Festival in New York
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Downtown Dance Festival, Wagner Park, Lower Manhattan, New York

The first night offered contrasting takes on classic Americana

Peter Eyre in 'Minetti'
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Minetti, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

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

Diana Vishneva and Vladimir Shklyarov in 'Cinderella'
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Cinderella, Royal Opera House, London

First-class performances, second-class ballet

Theatregoers await entry to Shunt's 'The Boy Who Climbed Out of His Face'
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The Boy Who Climbed Out of His Face, Greenwich Jetty, London

A typically unnerving, immersive experience from Shunt

Finding Neverland, American Repertory Theater, Cambridge, Massachusetts

A musical version of the J.M. Barrie story that never quite soars

Bad Jews, Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath

The comedy is integral to the drama and often very cruel

Jezebel, Soho Theatre, London

Social satire about an uptight twosome and an ill-advised threesome

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The James Plays, A Series of Increasingly Impossible Acts, Front Royal Lyceum, Brass City Varieties Music Hall, My Night with Reg and 1984

‘Nothing’, Edinburgh

Playwright Lulu Raczka uses eight interwoven monologues to paint a bleak picture of our atomised, introspective society

‘Ganesh Versus the Third Reich’, Edinburgh

A Nazi story is only one strand, soon woven into this play within a play from Australian theatre company Back to Back

Upcoming dance performances

Farewell to the Mariinsky, Lord of the Flies, Dracula and Dancer in the Fast Lane

An open-air ‘Madama Butterfly’ by the lake

In celebration of its 60th year, the Puccini Festival of Torre del Lago will showcase performances in the Gran Teatro all’aperto

Ragamala Dance & Rudresh Mahanthappa, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, New York

Indian dance and melody meet jazz saxophone

Drive East, La Mama, New York

A welcome festival of classical Indian music and dance

The War, King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Director Vladimir Pankov choreographs both sound and movement

Mariinsky triple bill, Royal Opera House, London

From expertly danced Fokine to a fizzing Ratmansky finale

The Maids, City Centre, New York

Cate Blanchett and Isabelle Huppert revel in Genet’s vulgarity

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