This week’s best… theatre & dance performances

Adding Machine: A Musical | Séance | And Then Come the Nightjars | The Cheviot, The Stag And The Black, Black Oil | The Book Of Mormon | 2Faced Dance | Candoco Dance Company | Jasmin Vardimon Company

US playwright Elmer Rice looked at the effects of big business and mechanisation on the lives of ordinary people. One of his big successes was expressionistic 1923 drama The Adding Machine, in which humans are mere pawns in the corporate world. It may seem unlikely material for a musical reboot but Mr Zero – a worker on the cusp of being replaced by a machine – seems a very modern figure, and there’s an unusual degree of savage comic satire for a form that is often eager to please.

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Source: Guardian Dance News

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