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Edinburgh 98: Theatre

THE 1970 STUDENT play Lakeboat by David Mamet (below) was greeted with open arms when it was premiered at the Lyric, Hammersmith earlier this year. It observes the eight-strong crew of a freighter crossing the Great Lakes. Aaron Mullen's unfussy staging allows us to peer beneath the surface of those now typically brusque, edgy exchanges.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

(0131-226 2428) 1pm

The extended run of Sugar Sugar, Simon Bent's comedy about the flaky inhabitants of a Scarborough boarding house, comes to an end this week. Though uneven in structure, the dialogue is as pleasurable to hear as wet shingle underfoot.

The Bush, London W12 (0181-743 3388) to 15 Aug, 8pm