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The darkly humorous writing talent of Peter Shaffer meets the directorial nous of Sir Peter Hall in the Old Vic's production of Amadeus in October. David Suchet (right) demonstrates the versatility of his acting as the bitter and jealous Salieri, following his recent stint as a hen- pecked husband in the Almeida production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Michael Sheen, the RSC's most recent Henry V, plays the obnoxious child prodigy corrupted by the wild pleasures which accompany his newfound acclaim. This is one that theatre buffs shouldn't miss.

Old Vic, London SE1 (0171-928 7616) previews from 12 Oct

Your last chance to secure seats for Steve Coogan's live show at London's Lyceum Theatre from 28 Sept to 10 Oct is fast approaching. Booking is already open and tickets are selling quickly as devotees of Paul and Pauline Calf, Alan Partridge et al clamour to see Coogan's grotesque creations in the flesh. An inspired live performer, with several hit TV series behind him, he should be a good tonic for anyone in need of a dose of comedy to lift their spirits.

Lyceum Theatre, London WC2 (0870 606 34410)

28 Sept to 10 Oct