ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA. Just one London performance for Barrie Rutter and Northern Broadsides' refreshingly direct and invigorating production. Riverside Studios, W6 (0181 741 2255), Sun 26 Nov 7.00-9.30.

THE CHERRY ORCHARD. Adrian Noble's stunning version of Chekhov's masterpiece. With Penelope Wilton and Josie Lawrence. Stratford Swan (01789 295623) in rep to Jan. Mon 7.30-10.10.

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. M: Thurs 1.30-3.30.

RUPERT STREET LONELY HEARTS CLUB. Jonathan Harvey's latest has a sitcom setting but turns out to be very funny and moving. Donmar, WC2 (0171 369 1732). LAST CHANCE (ends Sat). Mon-Sat 8.00-10.20. M: Thurs & Sat 4.00.

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. Irving Wardle and Robert Butler