'The Scottsboro Boys' at the Garrick Theatre, London
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The Scottsboro Boys, Garrick Theatre, London

A powerful tale of racism – delivered via a minstrel show

The Royal Ballet in the Ashton mixed programme
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Ashton mixed programme, Royal Opera House, London – review

Ashton lived again in this home-grown performance

Laura Elsworthy, David Cromer and David Walmsley in 'Our Town'
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Our Town, Almeida Theatre, London – review

Thornton Wilder’s 1938 play needs no props or sets to connect

'Miracle in the Gorbals'
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Miracle in the Gorbals, Sadler’s Wells, London – review

A skilled and sincere revival of Robert Helpmann’s 1944 ballet

Lucinda Childs' 'Dance'
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Lucinda Childs, Théâtre de la Ville, Paris – review

Childs’ 1979 ‘Dance’ is vintage minimalism

Basil Twist's 'The Rite of Spring'
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Basil Twist, White Light Festival, New York

A puppeteer takes on Stravinsky’s ‘Rite of Spring’

Kate Duchêne and Paul Hilton in ‘The Cherry Orchard’ at the Young Vic
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The Cherry Orchard/Uncle Vanya, Young Vic/St James Theatre, London – review

Two productions that draw out Chekhov’s contemporary resonances

Rocío Molina in 'Bosque Ardora'
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Rocío Molina, Barbican, London – review

The flamenco dancer enters – and conquers – a new world

Hannes Langolf in DV8’s ‘JOHN’
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DV8: dancing out the devil within

The controversial company has sparked its share of anger over 28 years

Michelle Terry
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‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’/’Love’s Labour’s Won’, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon – review

Simon Higlett’s set design, especially in the first part of this diptych, conjures an Oxbridge college

‘East is East’, London – theatre review

Sam Yates’ crisp, funny revival of Ayub Khan Din’s hit comedy is period, yet resonates powerfully today

Moves will be bust, bones will be broken

Hip-hop and martial arts are perfect bedfellows because they both channel violent impulses

On the Town, Lyric Theatre, New York

A revival of the 1944 musical that captures the joy, and the loneliness, of sailors on shore leave

Lucrèce Borgia, MAC-Maison des Arts, Créteil, France

Béatrice Dalle makes her stage debut in a hit-and-miss production

Beauty and the Beast, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Sadler’s Wells, London – review

David Bintley’s production crosses the line between doomy and dour

Here Lies Love, National Theatre (Dorfman), London – review

Imelda Marcos’s life story is told with brash seductiveness

Castor et Pollux, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Paris – review

An over-choreographed, under-sung production of Rameau’s work

Lord of the Flies, Sadler’s Wells, London

A searingly performed adaptation of William Golding’s novel

Henry IV, Donmar Warehouse, London

Phyllida Lloyd’s all-female production is a revelation

Peer Gynt, Barbican, London – review

Ibsen’s drama becomes a story for our celebrity-fixated times