FIVE BEST PLAYS
Sunday 03 December 1995
THE PHOENICIAN WOMEN. Euripides emerges as a thoroughly modern tragedian in Katie Mitchell's powerfully spare production. Stratford Other Place (01789 295623), in rep to Jan. Tues, Thurs, Fri 7.30-9.30. M: Thurs 1.30- 3.30.
MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN. Towering performance from Diana Rigg in David Hare's superbly combative version of Brecht. Olivier, SE1 (0171 928 2252), in rep to Jan. Thurs-Sat 7.15-10. M: Sat 2.00.
THE GLASS MENAGERIE. West End transfer for Sam Mendes's production, with Zoe Wanamaker and the teriffic Claire Skinner. Comedy, SW1 (0171 369 1731), to 16 Mar. Thurs-Sat 7.30-10. M: Sat 3.00.
THREE TALL WOMEN. Maggie Smith is triumphant again in Edward Albee's comeback. Wyndham's, WC2 (0171 369 1736), to 16 Dec. Tues-Sat 8.00-10.00. M: Wed & Sat 3.00. Robert Butler
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