Three small-scale hits: Peter Whelan's medicine and mendacity drama and two seriously funny comedies from Moliere and Shakespeare in the dextrous hands of Steven Pimlott and Tim Supple.
RSC, The Other Place, Stratford
Alexandra Gilbreath is bold, austere and terrifying in Stephen Unwin's clear-eyed production; Harriet Walter breathes ice and fire in Lindy Davies's emotional rollercoaster. Take your pick.
Donmar Warehouse / Chichester Festival
Ian Brown bids farewell to the Traverse with Chris Hannan's seriously funny new play, his first for five years. Well worth the wait.
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
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