Elizabeth Reaser, Fred Weller and Gia Crovatin in 'The Money Shot'
©Joan Marcus

The Money Shot, Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York

Neil LaBute takes easy shots at Hollywood stereotypes

Woundwork 1 at Paris Opera Ballet
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Lander/Forsythe, Paris Opera Ballet, Palais Garnier, Paris

The season opens with Brigitte Lefèvre’s farewell programme

11th September 2014. Albion at the Bush Theatre

Albion, Bush Theatre, London

Chris Thompson’s play looks at the rise of the British far right

Marcello Magni in 'The Valley of Astonishment'
©Pascal Victor

The Valley of Astonishment, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, New York

A fascinating exploration of the human mind from Peter Brook

James Garmon, left, and Will Featherstone in 'Dr Scroggy's War' at Shakespeare's Globe, London
©Bronwen Sharp

Doctor Scroggy’s War, Shakespeare’s Globe, London

A wise, funny, sad play about a pioneering first world war surgeon

Maxine Peake in Hamlet

Hamlet, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Maxine Peake strikes all the notes of intelligence, intensity and range displayed by the best Hamlets

Belarus Free Theatre in 'Price of Money'
©Nicolai Khalezin

Price of Money, The Albany Theatre, Deptford, London

A bold call to arms from Belarus Free Theatre

©Giulietta Verdon Roe

Inala, Sadler’s Wells, London

This bold show blends dance with Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s music

Kristen McNally's 'Metheus'
©Jane Hobson

Ballet Boyz, Linbury Studio Theatre, London

Michael Nunn and William Trevitt presented an impressive programme

Cillian Murphy and Mikel Murfi in 'Ballyturk'
©Patrick Redmond

Ballyturk, National Theatre (Lyttelton), London

Enda Walsh continues to plough the same bleak furrow

Les 7 Doigts de la Main: ‘Sequence 8’, Peacock Theatre, London

The evening’s best moments were the old-fashioned circus stunts

The Wolf from the Door, Royal Court, London

Rory Mullarkey’s comedy imagines a very middle-class insurrection

Fall for Dance Outdoors, Delacorte Theater, New York

Bill T. Jones’s teasing, heartfelt ‘D-Man’ proved a highlight

The Play That Goes Wrong, Duchess Theatre, London

Actors battle through stage disasters in this delightful comedy

Lyon Dance Biennial, France

There’s a youthful buzz – but is there enough new talent?

True West, Tricycle Theatre, London

A powerful revival of Sam Shepard’s seminal play

Fully Committed, Menier Chocolate Factory, London

Kevin Bishop stars in this revival of the entertaining solo show

Breeders, St James Theatre, London

Ben Ockrent’s bold, funny drama explores the nature of family

How to stage virtual reality

The challenges of making a play about hacktivists

Rudy’s Rare Records, Birmingham Rep

Lenny Henry stars in this big-hearted drama