Marina Carr's darkly passionate study of obsessive love and loss in rural Ireland is illuminated by shafts of laughter, tart dialogue and bold acting.
Royal Court, London SW1 (0171-730 1745)
The Herbal Bed
Peter Whelan's fascinating, beautifully acted play about lying, set in the world of Jacobean medicine and centring around a suit for slander brought in 1613 by Shakespeare's daughter.
RSC, The Other Place, (01789 205301)
Nuremberg: The War Crimes Trial
From the team who brought you the excellent Scott Inquiry play comes a gripping, meticulous reconstruction with all the theatricality of the courtroom.
Tricycle Theatre, London NW6 (0171-328 1000)
Extraordinary casting - Adam Ant, Bette Bourne, Sylvester McCoy and Aimi Macdonald - for a rare revival of Orton's TV play. Opens tomorrow.
The Drill Hall, London WC1
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