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As reported last year, despite her undoubted success at Theatr Clywd, the board have refused to renew the contract of artistic director Helena Kaut-Howson. Her production of Full Moon opens tonight at the Young Vic, giving a wider audience the op portunity to savour this visionary production.

Oleanna, David Mamet's two-handed sex war set in the halls of academe, is fast becoming the Educating Rita of the 1990s. It is unlikely to receive a better cast than Stephen Boxer and Saira Todd, who open tonight at Leicester Haymarket.

Martin Duncan, the new artistic director of Nottingham Playhouse, opens his first season tomorrow with Twelfth Night, directed by David Pountney, designed by the Huntley/ Muir partnership, previously famous for graphic design. Saturday sees the final performances of Stephen Dillane's Hamlet at the Gielgud Theatre and The Children's Hour at the National with the heart-rending Clare Higgins. Do not miss.

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