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Henry IV, Donmar Warehouse, review: Phyllida Lloyd's persuasive all-female cast will bamboozle the sceptics

Opponents of all-female casts or doubters who feel that the great classical male roles should kept immune from women will have their work cut out maintaining such a position of entrenched scepticism after this fresh, bracingly persuasive staging of an abridged Henry IV (albeit weighted overwhelmingly to Part One).

Peer Gynt at the Barbican

Peer Gynt, Barbican, London: An unforgettable take on Ibsen with a soundtrack by Iggy Pop

The Theatre National de Nice bring their fiercely fresh English language adaptation of Peer Gynt to London

Mark Hesketh and Amanda Ryan in 'Betrayal'

Betrayal, York Theatre Royal, review: A gripping adaptation of Harold Pinter's affair

A wonderfully realised period piece starring Amanda Ryan and Mason Philips

Manon, Royal Opera House, review: Brilliantly rich, with every prostitute and beggar having their own life and story

Marianela Nuñez’s Manon jumps out of the coach, young and fresh, with a sensuous pleasure in movement.

Kate Phillips as Abigail Williams and Martin Marquez as John Proctor

The Crucible, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, review: Zapped into life by a great cast

It is hard not to feel fury at Salem's descent into collective madness

Speed-the-Plow, theatre review: Lindsay Lohan silences the doubters with a deft performance

She is winning and worrying at the same time

Bryan Dick as Martin and Charity Wakefield as Kate in Seminar

Seminar, Hampstead Theatre, review: A hyper-literate comedy

Its scrupulously weighed wordiness makes for a welcome change

Kristen Scott Thomas in Electra at the Old Vic

Electra, Old Vic, theatre review: Kristin Scott Thomas is excruciatingly good

An evening of unalloyed magnificence

Ghost From a Perfect Place at the Arcola Theatre

Ghost from a Perfect Place, Arcola, theatre review

There’s plenty of interesting symbolism here and a particularly compelling monologue

A scene from Scroggy's War

Doctor Scroggy's War, Shakespeare's Globe, review: A heartwarming portrait

The story finds humour and tragedy in the shake-up of the English class system during World War I

James McArdle stars in the James plays at the Edinburgh International Festival

The James Plays, National Theatre, review: The most-elating things you'll see all year

The Killing's Sofie Grabol gives a superlative performance

Actors from The Lion King musical perform on-stage

The theatrical version of The Lion King has become the most lucrative entertainment event in history, but who is profiting?

The musical has been seen by an estimated 75 million people in 22 productions around the world

Lenny Henry as Adam & Natasha Godfrey as Tasha in Rudy's Rare Records

Rudy's Rare Records, Hackney Empire, review: Lenny Henry is absurdly likeable

The play is a delight from start to finish

Madalena Alberto plays Evita at the Dominion Theatre

Evita, Dominion Theatre, review: A strained West End revival

Don’t cry for me Argentina? The only chance of a lachrymose audience at this production is if they’re bored to tears

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Performers drink tea at the Glastonbury festival in 2010

GlastonburyWI to make debut appearance at Somerset festival

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Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister

TV reviewIt has taken seven episodes for Game of Thrones season five to hit its stride

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Jesuthasan Antonythasan as Dheepan

FilmPalme d'Or goes to radical and astonishing film that turns conventional thinking about immigrants on its head

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Måns Zelmerlöw performing

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Graham Norton was back in the commentating seat for Eurovision 2015

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Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May on stage

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Fearne Cotton is leaving Radio 1 after a decade

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The light stuff: Britt Robertson and George Clooney in ‘Tomorrowland: a World Beyond’
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Reawakening: can Jon Hamm’s Don Draper find enlightenment in the final ‘Mad Men’?
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Breakfast Show’s Nick Grimshaw

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'Youth' cast members Paul Dano, Jane Fonda, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, and Michael Caine pose for photographers at Cannes Film Festival
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Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward and Robin in the 1960s Batman TV show

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I am flute: Azeem Ward and his now-famous instrument
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A glass act: Dr Chris van Tulleken (left) and twin Xand get set for their drinking challenge
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MIA perform at Lovebox 2014 in London Fields, Hackney

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Finnish punk band PKN hope to enter Eurovision 2015 and raise awareness for Down's Syndrome

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William Shakespeare on the cover of John Gerard's The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes

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Grayson Perry dedicates his Essex home to Julie

Potter's attempt to create an Essex Taj Mahal was a lovely treat

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A scene from the original Swedish version of the sci-fi TV drama ‘Real Humans’
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Hugh Keays-Byrne plays Immortan Joe, the terrifying gang leader, in the new film
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Charlize Theron as Imperator Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road
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Jessica Hynes in W1A
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Power play: Mitsuko Uchida in concert

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Dangerous liaisons: Dominic West, Jake Richard Siciliano, Maura Tierney and Leya Catlett in ‘The Affair’ – a contradictory drama but one which is sure to reel the viewers in
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Richard Herring, pictured performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival two years ago
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