Two Noble Kinsmen, Stratford-upon-Avon

A rare performance of one of Shakespeare’s least known works

©Stephanie Berger

Mozart Dances, Lincoln Center, New York

The three linked dances catch the spirit of the composer’s myriad gestures

Valérie Doucet and James Thierrée in 'The Toad Knew'
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The Toad Knew, King’s Theatre, Edinburgh: review

James Thierrée’s piece is a slapstick study of the creative process

Joan Iyiola and Anna-Maria Nabirye in 'They Drink it in the Congo'
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They Drink it in the Congo, Almeida Theatre

Adam Brace’s play takes aim at western hypocrisy and complacency

From left, Sandy Grierson, Jessica Almasy, Brian Ferguson in 'Anything That Gives Off Light'
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Anything That Gives Off Light, Edinburgh

Scots and Americans search for the souls of their nations

Simon Gray, left, and Noël Coward
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Canon fodder: Noël Coward and Simon Gray

Has Gray been unfairly ranked below his flamboyant counterpart?

Cheek by Jowl and Pushkin Theatre's 'Measure for Measure'
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Measure for Measure, Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

This Russian-language co-production is stylish but never stylised

From left, Rhys Meredith, Ian Hughes and Madhav Sharma in 'Strife'
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Strife, Minerva Studio, Chichester

Bertie Carvel makes a consistently intelligent directorial debut

Katy Owen in '946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips'
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946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, Shakespeare’s Globe, London — review

An adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s children’s novel

Qi Bingxue and Wu Husheng in 'Echoes of Eternity'
©Chen Wen

Shanghai Ballet: Echoes of Eternity, Coliseum, London — review

Shanghai Ballet’s piece is devotedly danced but incomprehensible

Allegro, Southwark Playhouse, London — review

A spirited revival of Rogers and Hammerstein’s 1947 musical

BalletX, Joyce Theater, New York — ‘Wondrous’

Perennial mysteries and bunny ears featured in the company’s works

Groundhog Day, Old Vic, London — ‘A deserved ovation’

Tim Minchin’s score is one of the highlights of this new musical

Thérèse Raquin, Southwark Playhouse, London — ‘Intensely scary’

A Zola adaptation laced with grim horror

Alan Cumming, Edinburgh Festival — review

The Scottish performer does cabaret as confessional

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Bath — review

Phil Jupitus makes an appealing Bottom, if not a vintage one

Le Corsaire, Royal Opera House, London — review

The Bolshoi’s production reaffirms the power of its dancers

Shake, Edinburgh Festival — review

‘Twelfth Night’ gets the French bouffon treatment

Yerma, Young Vic, London

The tale of one’s woman’s desperation to conceive is disconcertingly contemporary

Edinburgh Fringe: best theatre shows

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