Critics' Choice: Theatre

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Troilus and Cressida

Olivier, SE1

(0171 452 3000) in rep to July

Trevor Nunn's magnificent staging of Shakespeare's bitter take on the Trojan Wars.

The Real Thing

Donmar Warehouse, WC2 (0171 369 1732) to 7 Aug

Stephen Dillane and Jennifer Ehle in David Leveaux's sexy revival of Stoppard.

Opening this week

Merchant of Venice

Cottesloe, SE1 (0171 452 3000) Thurs to Sept

Trevor Nunn directs Henry Goodman as Shylock and Derbhle Crotty as Portia.

Hay Fever

Savoy, WC2 (0171 836 8888) Mon to 14 Aug

Geraldine McEwan celebrates the Coward centenary in the West End.