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Here is your examination question: is David Hare the busiest man in British theatre? Answer: yes (probably). This month alone sees him making his acting debut in Via Dolorosa, which he of course also wrote, concerning a trip to Israel he made which coincided with not only his 50th birthday, but that of the country. It previews at the Royal Court from Thursday. Two weeks later you can see his adaptation of Schnitzler's La Ronde at the Donmar, starring Iain Glen and one Nicole Kidman (right). Instant booking is advisable.

Royal Court (0171-565 5000); Donmar Warehouse

(0171-369 1732)

David Benedict