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TURNER AT TATE BRITAIN
There are just a few more days to catch Tate Britain’s superb exhibition Turner & the Masters, examining the influence Turner’s artistic forebears played on his career, and his attempts to surpass them. The extensive show includes many of Turner’s finest paintings, as well as works by other painters including Claude Lorrain, Nicolas Poussin and John Constable. The exhibition ends this Sunday. Tate Britain, Millbank, SW1P 4RG. www.tate.org.uk

JERUSALEM AT THE APOLLO THEATRE
Jez Butterworth’s compellingly dark vision of modern rural Britain took the theatre world by storm last year, not least because of a scintillating central performance from Mark Rylance as hellraiser Johnny Byron, on the run from the council, his children and the local bad lads as a small village gears up for the county fair. Until 24 Apr, Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Ave, W1V 7HD. Tickets £20-£49.50 from www.royalcourttheatre.com

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL – VAREKAI
The world’s most famous circus group is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and shows no sign of losing its magic. Varekai, currently running at the Albert Hall, is meant to resemble a forest world populated with an array of fantastical creatures. Apparently, the name means “wherever” in Romany. Sit back and be dazzled by acrobats, trapeze artists, contortionists and more. Until 14 Feb, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7 2AP. Tickets £20-£180 from www.royalalberthall.com