Timothy Barber
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<strong>THEATRE: Avenue Q</strong> Riotous and rude, the hugely popular puppetry show has found a new home at the Gielgud Theatre.<br /><br /><strong>ART: JW Waterhouse</strong> As well as its Summer Exhibition, the Royal Academy is showing a retrospective of the leading Pre-Raphaelite, full of maidens, myths and Victorian whimsy.<br /><br /><strong>FILM: Gangsters at the BFI</strong> To coincide with the release of Public Enemies, BFI Southbank is showing a season of classic gangster films, from The Roaring Twenties to Scarface and Bonnie &amp; Clyde.<br /><br /><strong>ART: Per Kirkeby at Tate Modern</strong> Bankside&rsquo;s retrospective of the Danish artist is one of the surprises of the summer, an intriguing survey of one of the most diverse careers in contemporary art.<br /><br /><strong>FILM: Shirin</strong> Often described as the world&rsquo;s greatest filmmaker, Iran&rsquo;s Abbas Kiarostami has produced a fascinating meditation on the idea of watching.<br /><br /><strong>THEATRE: Forbidden Broadway</strong> A New York staple, the great review lampooning musicals is at Southwark&rsquo;s Menier Chocolate Factory.