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THEATRE The Bridge Project Sam Mendes brings his cross-Atlantic, touring Shakespeare project back to the Old Vic with rotating performances of As You Like It and The Tempest.

FILM Breathless Godard’s legendary 1960 film that invented the idea of French cool, with Jean Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg on the run from the gendarmes.

ART Rude Britannia Tate Britain’s illuminating tour through humorous and satirical British art, taking in everything from Hogarth to Spitting Image.

ART Wolfgang Tillmans The German artist and photographer – and former Turner Prize winner – whose images often seem like playful abstractions of real life, is the subject of this summer’s exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery.

FILM Please Give Rebecca Hall, Oliver Platt and the endlessly watchable Catherine Keener star in this sharp but charming New York comedy.

THEATRE After the Dance Terrence Rattigan’s all but forgotten 1939 play has been unearthed at the National Theatre to tremendous effect, with Benedict Cumberbatch on coruscating form as a man failing to face up to a futile life.