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The Prince's Play

The play better known as Rigoletto in a magnificent production by Richard Eyre. Bob Crowley's towering design, Tony Harrison's vigorous translation and a stunning performance by Ken Stott which catapults him into the major league.

In repertoire, National Theatre, London SE1 (0171-928 2252)


Beckett's acute drama of interdependency is illuminated by humour and beautifully considered performances. A typically rigorous and detailed production from Katie Mitchell.

To 25 May. Donmar Warehouse, London WC2 (0171-369 1732)