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We are used to cycles of ingeniously interlocking plays – such as Alan Ayckbourn's The Norman Conquests, a trilogy in which the events of a weekend are depicted from three distinct vantage points. 

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Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, dance review: Connectome, The Dream and The Concert

Elegant Connectome remains the quiet one in a lively triple bill in London

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Jack Holden delivers a stunning tour de force as young US soldier Joe Bonham

Clive Wood and Eve Best as Antony and Cleopatra in Jonathan Munby's production, playing at Shakespeare's Globe in London from 17 May to 24 August 2014

Antony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare's Globe, theatre review: 'Exquisitely understated'

Clive Wood and Eve Best tackle two of Shakespeare's leading roles

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This 80-minute piece is unmissable

Bakersfield Mist, Duchess Theatre, review

In Polly Teale's slick English premiere of this Stephen Sachs two-hander, Kathleen Turner returns to the London stage as a character based on the real-life Teri Horton, an uneducated former truck driver who bought a splatter painting as a joke-present for three bucks from a junk shop only to discover that she might be sitting on a priceless Jackson Pollock.

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Enjoy, Yorkshire Playhouse, theatre review

It all starts off cosily enough but it isn’t all chips and shop-bought cakes

Eva Noblezada stars as Miss Saigon at the Prince Edward Theatre in London

Miss Saigon review: 'Tremendously slick'

While the first half zips along, the second half is emotionally flat

Gary Kemp, Suzie Chard, Mark Arden and Jessie Wallace in 'Fings ain't what they used to be'

Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be, Theatre Royal, Stratford East - theatre review

Not a masterpiece but more than a Cockney knees-up

Rambert, Sadler's Wells, dance review: 'Powerful and taut'

Christopher Bruce’s Rooster swaggers back into Rambert’s repertory, as fabulous as its Rolling Stones soundtrack and much funnier. It’s the irresistible heart of a sharp, varied and gorgeously danced mixed bill.

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