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Festival producer and Hackney Downs resident Mark Lindow has penned I’ll Be Along D’reckly, about his native Cornwall

The triumph of Partick Marber’s production of Stoppard’s play is the way it honours Stoppard’s dazzling intellect while also going full throttle with the piece’s playful, sometimes bonkers, wit

It’s clear that Anton and Erin Boag have been dancing together for 20 years. They have an easy rapport both in step and conversation that can fill the Barbican’s large main hall

In Jamie Lloyd’s intimate remount of this seminal 90s in-yer-face play, the audience hunker down on ramshackle furniture

Miguel Marin founded the Flamenco Festival in New York in 2001. Now, it is an annual staple at Sadler’s Wells

Oscar Wilde’s 1891 tragedy has become the subject of a 1930s makeover in a bold production by Anastasia Revi

Anton du Beke talks to Zoe Paskett about being with Strictly Come Dancing from the start and dancing with Erin Boag

The two day festival returns to give you a chance to watch and participate in a range of dance from ballet and contemporary to hip hop and tango.

Lilac Yosiphon’s play, One Last Thing (For Now), is calling for love letters in times of war before opening at the Old Red Lion theatre

E-cigarettes, iPhones and Kendrick Lamar in Godot’s Watch’s portrayal of the king’s bloody ascent to the throne

Co-writer Rob Crouch bounds onto the stage in a gorilla suit and bullies an audience member to be his barman for the evening

David Spicer’s new dark comedy has sex, slapstick and silly behaviour performed by an outstanding cast with a collective CV spanning Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Doctor Who and Phone Shop

Joel Fry, actor known for Plebs, WIA and You, Me and the Apocalypse, talks to Bridget Galton about Raising Martha on at the Park Theatre

Rufus Sewell, Tim Key and Paul Ritter exude charisma in Yazmina Reza’s Laurence Olivier Award winning comedy

The festival stages shows at Sadler’s Wells, Shoreditch Town Hall, the Barbican and Jackson’s Lane

Although these 90 minutes are littered with many funny moments, this is not a belly laugh production: instead we become immersed in the narrative that effortlessly builds tension

This charming musical version is populated by jaunty puppets and there’s much fun as the Captain takes up residence in the fridge and gulps down the goldfish.

‘Love’ is a play of snatched moments,set inside a hostel, the last resort for a cluster of poor people, running out of options.

Sir Matthew Bourne’s “long held ambition” to adapt it for the stage was brave indeed. It has proved to be an inspired and brilliant decision, for the production is beyond wonderful.

CS Lewis’ 1942 novel the Screwtape Letters has enjoyed a cult following with occasional revivals ever since.

BRIDGET GALTON talks to actor Ben Turner about the emotional hit of The Kite Runner

Hunter strips the play down to 90 minutes and presents a brutal, uncompromising mental breakdown.

With so many great voices in the cast, the songs come thick and fast and panto tropes are swiftly ticked off

2 Become 1 ridicules the idea that all women fit into templates – posh, tomboyish, fierce, innocent – while also being a touching narrative on the importance of female friendships

BRIDGET GALTON talks to Simon Callow about bringing Dickens’ festive ghost story back to the stage

The creators of comedy musical 2 Become 1 based on tunes of 90s female pop stars talk to ZOE PASKETT about the Spice Girls and selling out at Edinburgh Fringe

The salon:collective is presenting The Tempest using cue-script preparation, which means there is no group rehearsal prior to the performances. To top that off, the actors don’t find out who plays who until an hour before the show.

Bridget Galton talks to Rudi Dharmalingam about playing a radicalised 16th Century fanatic in Mary Stuart at the Almeida

Comedian Harry Shearer and singer Judith Owen talk to Zoe Paskett about meeting through Spinal Tap, embracing a sing-a-long, Donald Trump and making Christmas great again

Christmas is coming and it’s panto time, oh yes it is. We round up Hackney and Islington’s best festive family entertainment

Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber pens a raft of fizzing songs and Julian Fellowes’s book keeps the action tight while foregrounding the pressure of these pre-teens labouring under parental expectations

Paul Boakye’s Boy With Beer is confirmed as a groundbreaking play in director Harry Mackrill’s charged production

Over-the-top Victorian melodrama with ample infusions of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, scathing references to Twilight as well as lashings of Radio 4 Victorian adventure spoofs.

North is soon to perform in his tenth production with Matthew Bourne’s dance company New Adventures

Kathleen Kennedy’s Don & Shel is an ‘intense and dramatic 50 minutes of theatre’

Set in the near future, Maitland’s play presents a well-researched vision of 21st Century scientific developments in gene editing

Marie Rambert founded her company on the principle that all works should be based on cross art form collaboration. In that vein, their latest production, The Creation, involves more than 100 dancers, singers and musicians.

There can’t be too many plays where a man emptying a bag of Wotsits over his face has strong competition for “messiest moment”.

Perhaps it’s her RSC work, but whatever the reason, the dramatic stars have aligned to create a performance of breath-taking authenticity and feeling

Based on Walter Tevis’ sci-fi story The Man Who Fell to Earth it’s either a moving meditation on loss and grief or a messily unsuccesful bid at corralling Bowie’s back catalogue into a satisfying night out

Commissioned by Nicolas Kent, The Arcola’s short plays highlight this new factor in modern warfare and how it affects those in control and on the receiving end

In Christine Bacon’s play, The Island Nation, amidst the blood and the murder in the North, a stark contrast existed in the South, where tourists supped on cocktails by the sandy beaches blissfully unaware of the conflict that was taking place elsewhere within its borders.

Itch & Scratch theatre company present Best New Theatre, Great Night Out at the Hackney Showroom

For one night at Hackney Empire, a variety show celebrates the world spectacular with acts that you’d never show the royal family

Audiences at this intrepid production are not so much watching a play about schizophrenia as experiencing the condition inside the heads of the performers.

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