Mark Rylance and Claire Foy in Wolf Hall
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BBC argues for licence fee extension

Broadcaster against Netflix-style subscriptions

Mark Rylance in 'Farinelli and the King'
©Marc Brenner

Farinelli and the King, Shakespeare’s Globe (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse), London — review

Mark Rylance’s King Philippe V finds affinity with a castrato

Ralph Fiennes, centre, in 'Man and Superman'
©Johan Persson

Man and Superman, National Theatre, London — review

Ralph Fiennes’ performance isn’t enough to carry Shaw’s play

Paris Opera Ballet in ‘Le Chant de la terre’
©Ann Ray

Le Chant de la terre, Palais Garnier, Paris — review

John Neumeier’s choreography didn’t find a way into Mahler’s music

'Beautiful — The Carole King Musical'
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Beautiful — The Carole King Musical, Aldwych Theatre, London — review

Vocal performances let down great pop songs in this bio-musical

From left, Lloyd Thomas, Mark Monero, Gamba Cole and Oliver Wilson in 'Antigone'
©Robert Day

Antigone, Theatre Royal, Stratford East, London — review

An adaptation for a young audience places the tragedy in gangland

Tristan Dyer and Fumi Kaneko in Valentino Zucchetti’s ‘Elégie du souvenir’
©Andrej Uspenski

Royal Ballet Draft Works, Linbury Studio, London — review

An evening of apprentice works suffered from a lack of direction

'Lives of the Saints'
©James Leynse

Lives of the Saints, Primary Stages, New York — review

A five-actor ensemble shines in a miscellany of six short plays

Oliver Chris and Rufus Sewell in 'Closer'
©Johan Persson

Closer, Donmar Warehouse, London — review

Patrick Marber’s 1997 play is revived with a stellar cast

Jaime Adler and Ivanno Jeremiah in 'The Nether'
©Johan Persson

The Nether, Duke of York’s Theatre, London — review

A compelling but disturbing take on the future of the internet

Gerardo Núñez and Carmen Cortés, Sadler's Wells, London — review

Thrilling flamenco guitar and dance without the Hispanic clichés

Moving Stateside, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Birmingham Hippodrome

A mixed programme didn’t make the best of the company’s strengths

Two masters of stagecraft

Theatre is using transformative design to intensify the audience’s experience

Eugene Onegin, Barbican, London — review

Pushkin’s verse novel is adapted skilfully for the stage

New York Theatre Ballet, New York Live Arts — review

In a somewhat motley production, the tots stole the show

Gala Flamenca, Sadler’s Wells, London — review

A varied and convivial programme of dance and song

Harvey, Birmingham Rep/touring — review

An affable revival of Mary Chase’s 1944 play

Britain’s Best Recruiting Sergeant, Unicorn Theatre, London — review

A show for children with an unusual take on the first world war

Hamilton, Public Theater, New York — review

An exuberant new musical about one of the US’s founding fathers

Onegin, Royal Opera House, London — review

Natalia Osipova gave an unforgettable performance

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