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The Tragedy of King Richard II, Almeida Theatre review - Simon Russell Beale leads revelatory interpretation

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The Box of Delights, Wilton's Music Hall review - captivating adaptation of John Masefield's darkly thrilling novel

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Doctor Faustus, Sam Wanamaker Theatre review - female Faustus reaps rich rewards

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Summer and Smoke, Duke of York's Theatre review – Patsy Ferran's remarkable performance

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Macbeth, Shakespeare's Globe review - sexually-charged production draws power from the shadows

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Honour, Park Theatre review - an assault on complacency

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A Guide For The Homesick, Trafalgar Studios review - warmly funny and deeply moving

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Parents' Evening, Jermyn Street Theatre - chemistry so negligible it's antiseptic

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Sketching, Wilton's Music Hall, review - less a dynamic babble than a disconsolate babel

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Every Day I Make Greatness Happen, Hampstead Theatre Downstairs review - live-wire immediacy

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The Outsider, Print Room at the Coronet review - power in restraint

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Dance Nation, Almeida Theatre review - a tarantella through the convulsions of the teenage psyche

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Pericles, National Theatre review - a fizzingly energetic production

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Exit the King, National Theatre review - vivid, brilliant production that somehow leaves you feeling empty

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A Monster Calls, Old Vic - wild, beautiful theatre that beguiles and bruises

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As You Like It, Shakespeare in the Squares review - an exuberant celebration of the Summer of Love

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