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Theatre review: West Side Story - An above average production, but no masterpiece

It was the most thrillingly up-to-date of all musicals when it opened on Broadway in 1957, but revivals of West Side Story have tended to feel stuck in a time-warp in recent years. You wouldn't want to change Jerome Robbins's electrifying choreography;

West Side Story - review

By keeping faithful to the Broadway original, the brilliance of this powerful Romeo and Juliet adaptation is rediscovered There's nothing radical or revisionist about this international touring version of the 1957 Broadway classic. It simply reminds you

Swan Lake Reloaded, London Coliseum, review

There are evenings when you think: it must be me. As the Coliseum crowd whooped its appreciation for this 90–minute street–dance Swan Lake, choreographed by Swedish–born Fredrik Rydman, I tried not to think about whether Family Tree had been Sky–P

Theatre review: The Night Alive, Donmar Warehouse, London

The summer belongs to Conor McPherson at the Donmar Warehouse. Hard on the heels of Josie Rourke's pitch-perfect revival of his most acclaimed play The Weir , the Irish dramatist now directs this beautifully-acted world premiere of his latest piece, The

Varmints - review

The landscape is quiet and peaceful. Birds swoop across the sky; bees buzz dozily amid the flowers. In a field, a strange creature that looks a little like a rabbit tends a plant and frolics on the grass. But something more sinister is stirring. Soon the

Heads Up: Manchester International Festival

What are we talking about? The Manchester International Festival - the city's fourth biennial event, combining new art, film, music, theatre, dance, talks, and installations.

Puz/zle - Sadler's Wells

Puz/zle is the brand new work from Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Puz/zle questions the seeming importance of order and linearity, and explores if there is more than one way of solving a puzzle, telling a tale and simply living.

Hansel and Gretel, Royal Ballet, Linbury Studio Theatre, Covent Garden, review

The Royal Ballet's Hansel and Gretel grips with warped pleasures in the first act, but loses its way in the second, says Mark Monahan.

Dance review: Some Like It Hip Hop, Peacock Theatre, London

Some Like It Hip Hop sails back into the West End on wave after wave of brilliant dancing. ZooNation

Riccardo Buscarini wins

Italian dancer and choreographer Riccardo Buscarini has won the