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Andrew Pollard as Phileas Fogg, Michael Hugo as Passepartout & Rebecca Grant as Kamana Aouda in 'Around the World in 80 Days'

Around the World in Eighty Days, Royal Exchange Manchester, review

School’s out and in celebration the Royal Exchange is offering an exhilarating version of Around the World in Eighty Days which is as near to a sophisticated summer panto as could be imagined.

Carlos Acosta and Pieter Symonds in Cubania

Cubania, Royal Opera House, review: Carlos Acosta's roots celebrated with energy

Cubanía, an evening by ballet star Carlos Acosta, has fine dancers and thin choreography, covering the gaps with plenty of energy.

Helen McCrory as Medea

Medea, National Theatre, review: Unforgettable and horribly gripping

A scrupulously judicious modern-dress production

Rupert Everett as Salieri, back, and Joshua McGuire as Mozart in Jonathan Church’s production of ‘Amadeus’

Amadeus, Chichester Festival Theatre - review

Everett revels in a thrilling symphony of revenge

A scene from The Importance Of Being Earnest at the Harold Pinter Theatre

The Importance of Being Earnest, Harold Pinter Theatre, review

We've had a Romeo and Juliet set in a care home with the focus on a pair of star-crossed senior citizens.  We've had a Midsummer Night's Dream in which Judi Dench's ageing Elizabeth I got to moonlight, on a royal whim, as the passionate Queen of the Fairies.  And we've had Much Ado About Nothing re-purposed as a vehicle for Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones, though over this last venture we will have to draw a tactful veil. 

Dracula at Theatre by the Lake

Dracula, Theatre by the Lake, Keswick - review

A rich, complex and intelligent reading of Bram Stoker's classic

Darren Strange (Oliver), Laura Howard (Emily), Dan Copeland (Alan) and Samantha Seager (Dawn) in Invincible at St James Theatre

Invincible, St James Theatre, review: A fresh and punchy production

Alan Ackybourn-inspired play charts middle class refugees of the recession

The Globe Theatre, London

Julius Caesar, Shakespeare’s Globe, London: 'A production to slay the groundlings'

Recent revivals have relocated the tragedy in a modern African state and as a play-within-a-play performed in a women’s prison

Tanya Moodie and Ilan Goodman in Intimate Apparel

Intimate Apparel, Park Theatre, review: Superbly acted production is a serious delight

A drama rich in empathy, humour and historical imagination

Martin Freeman and Lauren O'Neil in Jamie Lloyd's Richard III

Richard III, Trafalgar Studios, review: Martin Freeman gives highly intelligent performance

But the actor doesn't radiate a sufficiently dangerous sense of unpredictability

Daytona, Theatre Royal Haymarket, review: Fails to ring true

There's an Arthur Miller-like feel to the set-up in Oliver Cotton's play: two estranged brothers; the moral and emotional fall-out of the Holocaust; the corrosive consequences of denying one's Jewishness.

Gian Sammarco plays Adrian Mole in 'The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole'

Adrian Mole musical set to debut at Leicester's Curve Theatre in 2015

Musical said to be 'in the model of Matilda but very different'

Rum Tum Tugger is to return as a 'street cat' in Lloyd Webber's revised West End production

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats to include rapping cat when musical returns to London's West End

Rum Tum Tugger to become 'street cat' in revised version

The Art of Dying, Royal Court, review: Nick Payne delivers moving meditation on death

Nick Payne's 45-minute monologue, which he performs himself, builds into a moving meditation on how we could better help the dying to die.

Krapp's Last Tape performed at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre

Krapp’s Last tape, Sheffield Crucible, review: A rare miss that shuts out audience

Surely after a lifetime of service to theatre, television and film Richard Wilson deserves better than to be locked in a sound proof box and spun creakily in the darkness of an overheated and airless studio theatre?

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