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Pentecost (right)

Lynne Parker's beautifully acted production of Stewart Parker's engrossing, magnificently moving drama about coming to terms with the past, present and future, shot through with hilarity and hope.

Donmar Warehouse, London WC2 (0171-369 1732)

The Crucible

Arthur Miller's classic about McCarthyism set around the Salem witch- trials in David Doiashvili's intriguingly cast production with Olwen May. West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds (0113-244 2111)

Ashes to Ashes

The world premiere of the latest play written (and directed) by Harold Pinter, a two-hander starring Stephen Rea and Lindsay Duncan.

In preview, Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, London WC2 (0171-730 1745)

Kindertransport - A Child's Journey

The long overdue transfer of Diane Samuels's heartfelt portrayal of love and responsibilities across the generations. You don't have to be Jewish.

Vaudeville Theatre, London W1 (0171-836 9987)