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A dark, invenntive but uneven take on JM Barrie’s original play

An inventive production of John Masefield’s 30s fantasy children’s novel needs more brutal editing to truly shine

CBeebies twins Dr Chris and Dr Xand rally gross out humour, self experimentation and interactive fun to teach children about the human body

Terry Johnson’s adaptation gives Chekhov’s classic a refreshing comic polish but misses some of its deeper emotion

An unexpededly reflective exploration of how music offers a soundtrack to our lives based around the songs of Take That

Hampstead artistic director Neal Foster is behind two festive family shows at freshly renovated venues this Christmas

A charming gentle and imaginitive telling a simple fairytale

Muswell Hill soprano Lesley Garrett throws herself into her first comic acting role in Patrick Barlow’s Nativity caper this Christmas.

A pacy, inventive adaptation of Lermontov’s novel offers energy but not necessarily emotional connection

Comic opera offers a fun night out at Highgate venue

Hiccup Theatre presents an interactive, imaginitive take on the children’s fairytale

Versailles and Merlin star Alex Vlahos takes on the double role of Mr Darling and Captain Hook in an updated version of JM Barrie’s original play

A play about The Battle of Cable Street reveals how Irish immigrants fought alongside Jewish neighbours to turn back a fascist march

David Winskill thoroughly enjoys “a special play which deserves full houses” courtesy of Jesse Briton.

Award-winning actors cannot salvage a mis-firing script about sacrifice and marital infidelity

Creepy child witches and a sinister janitor give Polly Findlay’s modern-dress Macbeth an unsettling edge

An all singing and dancing adaptation of Zadie Smith’s White Teeth lacks fangs but is a joyful celebration of Kilburn’s muddled diversity

Stephen Sharkey adapts Zadie Smith’s famously sprawling Willesden-set novel for the stage

Marianne Elliot’s updated, reworked gender switched take on Stephen Sondheim’s marriage musical is a revelation.

Robert Icke’s rewrite of Ibsen’s masterpiece proved too much for some in a cumbersome first half but delivered a riveting finish

Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams makes a superb stage debut as a fiery teenager discovering her place in the world through poetry and music

Well acted seven hour epic of gay life in New York takes too long to say too little but is an engaging watch

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