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Mother Goose review – Hackney panto is well worth a gander

Olivier award-winners Clive Rowe and Sharon D Clarke lead the fun in this boisterous Faust-with-feathers panto.

An Ideal Husband review – Patricia Routledge can’t rescue Wilde revival

Chichester Festival theatreA host of bankable stars weigh down an evening that is funereal in pacing and design.

Take That – III first listen review: 'From electro-tinged paranoia to singalongs'

Take That released their first album as a three-piece this morning. Our official Barlow & Co correspondent was on hand to give his first impressions.

AC/DC: Rock or Bust review – business as usual, and how

According to Heraclitus of Ephesus (c535-475 BC), there is no constant in the world but change.

The Gospel According to the Other Mary review – a mesmerising aural world

The Other Mary has its longueurs, but John Adams’s remarkable score is brilliantly performed by English National Opera.

God Bless the Child review – entertaining satire of formulaic teaching

The kids are more than all right in this marvellous send-up of positive thinking in a primary school.

McBusted: debut album review – adolescent sentiments

Combining the talents of Busted and McFly, McBusted are a child-friendly pop-punk supergroup – a Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young for the boyband age.

An Ideal Husband review – splendid and witty, but stuffy

Patricia Routledge and Edward Fox carry this revival of Wilde’s 1895 ‘play of modern life’.

I Refuse by Per Petterson review – a masterful study of time

This story of a chance meeting between old friends is a mesmerising achievement by the Norwegian master.

160 years of war photography: an audiovisual guide to the world's most powerful conflict images

In 1854, Roger Fenton showed a cannon-blasted field in the Crimean war. In 2001, Simon Norfolk shot sheep among the ruins in Afghanistan.