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Peter Pan Dazzling designs by Rob Howell, a rich score by composer- in-residence Gary Yershon, together with bold performances and typically detailed and sensitive direction from Matthew Warchus make for a dreamy production of JM Barrie's classic. West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Animal Crackers Inspired casting: Ben Keaton plays Groucho, Toby Sedgwick plays Harpo and Britta Smith gets to play the long-suffering Margaret Dumont in this stage version of the Marx Bros film of the stage play. (Keep up!). Royal Exchange theatre, Manchester

A Doll's House Julia Stubbs (left) delivers a hugely impressive performance in Alison Brown's intelligent fringe production of Ibsen's classic. Part of the "I Wish I'd Seen That" Best of the Fringe season.

BAC, London SW11