Critic's choice: Theatre

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Talk of the City

Young Vic, SE1 (0171 928 6363) Stephen Poliakoff's remarkably apposite depiction of Broadcasting House in the late 1930s.


Duchess, WC2 (0171 494 5075)

Michael Frayn's play turns nuclear physics during the Second World War into a fascinating detective story.


Lyceum, WC2 (0870 606 3446) Trevor Nunn's answer to Guys and Dolls transfers to the West End.

The Weir

Royal Court Downstairs, WC2 (0171 565 5000) Conor McPherson's anecdotal play, set in a small bar in the west of Ireland, has some of the best ensemble acting in London.

The Winter's Tale

Stratford RST (01789 295 623) Antony Sher excels as Leontes in Gregory Doran's complex and stylish production.

Previewing this week


Queen's, W1 (0171 494 5040) Previews from Fri, opens 3 Mar Rufus Sewell plays the tormented villain.