Edinburgh Festival: Theatre choice

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ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA

Globe, SE1 (0171 401 9919) to 26 Sept

Mark Rylance conjures up memories of Elizabeth Taylor in his daring portrayal of the Queen of the Nile. JEFFREY BERNARD IS UNWELL

Old Vic, SE1 (0171 494 5491) to 25 Sept

The return of the incisive drunk.

OPENING THIS WEEK

THE SLEEPWALKERS

King's Theatre, Edinburgh (0131 473 2000) Mon-Sat

This Polish adaptation of Hermann Broch's epic trilogy about life before and after the First World War is performed over three nights and 11 hours by the Stary Theatre, Krakow.

SUMMERFOLK Olivier, SE1 (0171 452 3000) previews from Fri, opens 3 Sept, booking to 2 Oct

Jennifer Ehle joins Henry Goodman and Simon Russell Beale in Trevor Nunn's production of Gorky.

BATH SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL (01225 448844) Thurs to 11 Sept A Hamlet from the Baltics, the New Shakespeare Company's Twelfth Night and Northern Broadsides' King Lear. ROBERT BUTLER

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