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Wild Oats

John O'Keefe's riotous comedy of mayhem and madness in a Hampshire village is like Preston Sturges circa 1791. A massive hit for the RSC in the mid- Seventies, the National is looking to repeat the trick.

In preview, opens tomorrow. Lyttelton Theatre, London (0171-928 2252)

Richard III

Steven Pimlott returns to Stratford with Tobias Hoheisel whose designs for Glyndebourne's The Makropulos Case caused such a sensation. The cast includes David Troughton as Richard and Susan Brown as Elizabeth.

In rep, RSC Stratford, (01789-295623)

The Trick Is to Keep Breathing

When Michael Boyd first adapted Janice Galloway's magnificent novel, it won enormous praise for its vivid theatricality. Now fully staged with a cast led by the excellent Siobhan Redmond.

From tomorrow, The Tron, Glasgow (0141-552 4267)