Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh (0131-226 2428) 1.20pm
The European premiere of Hamlet (right), directed by Yukio Ninagawa, opens tonight for eight performances only. Although it is performed in Japanese, that should be no obstacle to enjoyment. His zen-garden A Midsummer Night's Dream, seen at the Mermaid Theatre in 1996, showed that Ninagawa has got Shakespeare down to a very fine art indeed.
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