Viktorina Kapitonova and Alexander Jones in ‘Swan Lake’. Photo: Carlos Quezada
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Swan Lake, Opernhaus Zurich — ‘Triumphant’

Alexei Ratmansky’s ‘reconstruction’ is an overwhelming success

Paris Opera Ballet in Jerome Robbins' 'Goldberg Variations'. Photo: Benoîte Fanton
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Bel/Millepied/ Robbins, Palais Garnier, Paris

This triple bill followed Benjamin Millepied’s resignation announcement

From left, Dennis Herdman, Rachael Stirling and Jessica Baglow in ‘The Winter’s Tale’. Photo: Marc Brenner
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The Winter’s Tale, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London — ‘Lovely, delicate’

Michel Longhurst’s production makes eloquent use of light

Claire Skinner and Georgina Rich in 'Rabbit Hole'. Photo: Manuel Harlan
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Rabbit Hole, Hampstead Theatre, London — ‘Nothing to fault, but . . . ’

David Lindsay-Abaire’s play about grief lacks a compelling story

Anne Alvaro and Audrey Bonnet. Photo: Christophe Raynaud de Lage
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Dans la solitude des champs de coton, Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, Paris — ‘Thoroughly French’

Bernard-Marie Koltès’s enigmatic 1985 play is given a new twist

Kabuki in the age of social media

Ebizō Ichikawa, heir to a theatrical dynasty, on the challenges of the dance-drama in the modern world

Ralph Fiennes and Sarah Snook in 'The Master Builder' at the Old Vic. Photo: Manuel Harlan
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The Master Builder, Old Vic, London — ‘Psychological acuity’

Ralph Fiennes gives a towering performance in Ibsen’s unwieldy play

Justin Peck's 'The Most Incredible Thing'. Photo: Paul Kolnik
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The Most Incredible Thing, New York City Ballet

Justin Peck’s first story ballet offers mere divertissements

Hong Kong’s ‘lions’ dance for prosperity

A family business limbers up for a lucky Chinese new year

Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown , Theatre Photocall, Playhouse Theatre, London, Britain - 22 Dec 2014...Mandatory Credit: Photo by Geraint Lewis/REX/Shutterstock (4378856c) Tamsin Greig as Pepa Marco, Jerome Pradon as Ivan. Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown , Theatre Photocall, Playhouse Theatre, London, Britain - 22 Dec 2014 Woman On The Verge of A Nervous Breakdown The Musical. Based on the movie by Pedro Almodovar. Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek,Book by Jeffrey Lane, directed by Bartlett Sher.
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National Theatre ends run of Sunday shows

Directors hoped to tap into popularity of South Bank at weekends

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, National Theatre (Lyttelton), London — ‘Pitch-perfect’

August Wilson’s play about music and race is superbly acted

Red Velvet, Garrick Theatre, London — ‘Lester’s towering performance’

A belated West End transfer for this drama about race and theatre

Much ado over Shakespeare’s buy-to-let

Documents reveal playwright to be very modern in financial affairs

Iphigenia in Splott, National Theatre, London — ‘A dramatic sucker punch’

Gary Owen’s drama veers into unexpected and fascinating territory

Escaped Alone, Royal Court Theatre, Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, London — ‘Mastery’

Caryl Churchill’s new play is elliptical, enigmatic and powerful

The Return, Barbican, London — ‘Harrowingly beautiful’

A powerful piece from Australian contemporary circus group Circa

Jeepers Creepers, Leicester Square Theatre, London — ‘Bog-standard biography’

A static, unrevealing new play about the comedian Marty Feldman

The Mother, Tricycle Theatre, London — ‘Shifts of reality and perspective ’

Florian Zeller’s new play is further proof of his prowess

Pink Mist, Bush Theatre, London — ‘A shattering piece of theatre’

This powerful verse drama follows three lads who join the army

Bettencourt Boulevard, Théâtre de la Colline, Paris — ‘Richly complex writing’

Michel Vinaver’s play depicts the 2010 scandal in terse fragments

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