James Fox and Jack Fox in 'Dear Lupin'
©Manuel Harlan

Dear Lupin, Apollo Theatre, London — review

James and Jack Fox star in this lukewarm father-and-son show

Norwegian National Opera’s production of 'Die Fledermaus'

Make/Believe: UK Design for Performance 2011-15, Victoria and Albert Museum, London — review

A V&A show highlights memorable moments in British stage design

Ali Cook (submerged) performs his Houdini Water Torture in ‘Impossible’
©Helen Maybanks

Impossible, Noël Coward Theatre, London

There’s a familiar ring to the tricks in this magic show

Yaroslav Baibordin and Sofia Ivanova-Skoblikova in ‘In the Jungle’
©Natasha Razina

Bambi/In the Jungle, Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg — review

A double bill of new works with an anthropomorphic theme

Ben Whishaw and the cast of 'Bakkhai' at the Almeida Theatre
©Marc Brenner

Bakkhai, Almeida Theatre, London

Ben Whishaw and Bertie Carvel in gender-bending Greek tragedy

©Irakly Shavashidze

Ramona, Lincoln Center Festival, New York

An affecting story of marginalised figures told through puppetry

Lily Sacofsky, left, and Amanda Drew in 'Three Days in the Country'
©Mark Douet

Three Days in the Country, National Theatre (Lyttelton), London

Patrick Marber’s Turgenev adaptation is a masterly piece of work

James Lecesne in 'The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey'
©Matthew Murphy

The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, Westside Theatre, New York

James Lecesne shines in this one-man show about a missing teenager

Laura Pitt-Pulford, centre, as Milly
©Helen Maybanks

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park, London

A production that plays up the musical’s comedy and warmth

Pete Shenton, centre, in 'Hercules: A Dance Cabaret for All Ages'

Hercules: A Dance Cabaret for All Ages, Peacock Theatre, London

A comic, family-friendly retelling of the ancient Greek tale

The Blues Project, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, New York

A tap show that explores contemporary culture as well as history

Abi Morgan: ‘I can’t not be a feminist’

The writer’s play ‘Splendour’ and film ‘Suffragette’ portray women on the front line of political change

Richard II, Shakespeare’s Globe, London

The right balance is struck for a Globe production of this underrated history play

Upcoming dance performances

Sylvie Guillem: Life in Progress, Cubanía and The Car Man

Theatre and poetry at Latitude Festival

Artists explored personal, political and social contracts

Ballet Folklórico de México, London Coliseum

The show’s visual appeal is immediate: coloured silk flounces and natty Charro suits

Ubu Roi, Gerald W. Lynch Theater, New York — review

Jarry’s play is transposed to a modern-day French family setting

A Hero of Our Time, Bolshoi Ballet, Moscow — review

An innovative adaptation of Mikhail Lermontov’s 1840 novel

Mack & Mabel, Chichester Festival Theatre, West Sussex, UK

Michael Ball stars as the silent moviemaking giant Mack Sennett

Antigona, West Park Presbyterian Church, New York

A powerful marriage of Greek tragedy and flamenco

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