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Cheek By Jowl and Moscow's Pushkin Theatre's collaboration brings finesse

Fantasy stuff: one of the performers in ‘Alice Underground’ at the London Vaults

Alice's Adventures Underground, The Vaults, review: Bringing you closest to the experience of falling down that rabbit hole

The show looks tiring - each character repeats their performance loop up to 36 times in one night

A group of individuals emerge from the chorus and take leave of their families as, caught between two worlds, they await their fate

Between Worlds, Barbican Theatre, review: An operatic debut into the horrors of 9/11

The psychological truth of this inexorable drama – which perfectly observes the unities of Greek tragedy – comes across with awesome power

Dead Sheep, Park Theatre - review: There's nothing woolly about this debut play on Geoffrey Howe's historic savagery of Margaret Thatcher

This debut play by former BBC reporter Jonathan Maitland effectively conveys the drama of Thatcher-era politics

Death of a Salesman, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, review: Antony Sher is piercing

Gregory Doran puts on a gutting and acutely-pondered production

A scene from Sweeney Todd by Stephen Sondheim London Coliseum starring Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel

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The English National Orchestra's London Coliseum becomes the site of murder most foul - but Bryn Terfel and Thompson make it palatable

Elise Bugeja as Pandora and Joel Fossard-Jones as Adrian Mole in Adrian Mole - the Musical

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ – the Musical, Curve Theatre, review: Bright, likeable but flawed

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

There were showbiz anecdotes aplenty from Brooks

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

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Michael Gambon and Dame Eileen Atkins in Beckett’s ‘All That Fall’ at London’s Jermyn Street Theatre in 2012
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