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

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE by Norman, , Writer – Marc Norman, Screenplay – Tom Stoppard, Director – Declan Donnellan, Designer – Nick Ormerod, Choreography – Jane Gibson, Lighting – Neil Austin, The Noel Coward Theatre, London, 2014, Credit: Johan Persson

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Yamini Saripalli performs in 'Erasing Borders'
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Erasing Borders, Downtown Dance Festival, New York

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

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Phil Sealey in 'The Ring Cycle Plays'

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

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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

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First-class performances, second-class ballet

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

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