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There are problems of perspective and tone that need sorting out before this amiable show can be seriously be ranked with Billy Elliot and Matilda

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Mel Brooks live in London, Prince of Wales Theatre, review: A blazing show as comedy great gets back in the saddle

If anyone alive can claim the title comedy legend, Brooks is the man

Serenade - Céline Gittens, Elisha Willis and Tyrone Singleton

Birmingham Royal Ballet, London Coliseum, review: Explosively good between patches of plodding choreography

Céline Gittens and Mathias Dingman bring the standout moments

Amy Morgan and Owen Teale in The Broken Heart

The Broken Heart, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, review: Ghoulish tragedy but with a sardonic touch

Director Caroline Steinbeis injects a lighter tone

Zoe Wanamaker in Stevie at Hampstead Theatre

Stevie, Hampstead Theatre, review: Zoe Wanamaker gives a penetrating performance

It's a tribute to the play that the transitions between poetry and dialogue are startlingly seamless

Greg Wise is on splendid form on his return to stage work

Kill Me Now, Park Theatre London, review: An unflinching portrait of disability

Honesty, taboo-busting humour and compassion pack an emotional punch

Harry Melling in his solo show peddling

peddling, Arcola, review: Harry Melling's solo show has a feverish intensity

Melling has come a long way from playing Dudley Dursley in Harry Potter

Juliette Binoche as Antigone at the Barbican

Antigone, Barbican, theatre review: Juliette Binoche stars in a strangely unmoving Greek tragedy

On paper, this is a de luxe proposition. Sophocles' play is one of the greatest and most inextricably unresolvable of Greek tragedies.

Preston Swovelin (Romeo) and Adrienne Canterna (Juliet).

Rasta Thomas’ Romeo and Juliet, Peacock Theatre, review: Modern production loses the plot

The mishmash soundtrack detracts from the dancing and distorts Shakespeare's tale too far

Kill Me Now, Park Theatre, review: A pitch perfect European premiere

In its discomfiting black comedy and unflinching truthfulness about disability, this play is up there with Peter Nichols's Day in the Death of Joe Egg

Ralph Fiennes takes centre stage in Man and Superman at the National Theatre

Man and Superman, National Theatre, review: Ralph Fiennes gives one of the best performances of his career

Fiennes brings a fierce, febrile energy to his cascade of contrarian paradoxes

Katie Brayben’s take on Carole King has depth beyond a simple impression

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Aldwych Theatre - review: A likeable, zestful show

Katie Brayben gives a wonderfully endearing performance

Rufus Sewell and Nancy Carroll in Closer at the Donmar Warehouse

Closer, Donmar Warehouse, review: Patrick Marber’s play about love and sex still wounds

Rufus Sewell stars in David Leveaux's revival

Mark Rylance as King Philippe in Farinelli and the King at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Graham Fellows as John Shuttleworth

A Wee Ken to Remember, Little Theatre, Leicester review: After a good thirty years the silly songs still work

 Shuttleworth has never been out of fashion, nor ever exactly in fashion, either

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Daniel Craig in a scene from ‘Spectre’, released in the UK on 23 October

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Leading light: Sharma in London

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Rebekah Staton as Della in 'Raised by Wolves'

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I belong to Glasnost: Yuri Klavdiev

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Katie Brayben is nominated for Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Carole King in Beautiful

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Israeli-born actress Gal Gadot has been cast to play Wonder Woman
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Top Gear presenter James May appears to be struggling with his new-found free time
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Kendrick Lamar at the Made in America Festival in Los Angeles last summer
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Jon Hamm (right) and John Slattery in the final series of Mad Men
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James Franco and Zachary Quinto in I Am Michael

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