Cancel all other engagements for David Harrower's tender and tough tale of love and language, the undoubted debut of the year. Philip Howard's production sets up a tremendous rhythm releasing powerful performances. Closes Saturday.
Bush Theatre, London W12, 8pm (0181-743 3388)
Carol Ann Duffy's adaptation of some of the goriest and most glorious tales was a smash hit in Tim Supple's award-winning Young Vic production last Christmas. The same script is now in Leicester and Scarborough. Provocative, exhilarating stuff.
Leicester Haymarket (0116-253 9797); Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough (01723 370541), times vary
The Jungle Book
In which Kipling proves to be exceedingly good theatre. 'Bye 'bye Disney, hello bold visuals (Melly Still), a mesmerising percussive score (Adrian Lee) and a tremendous physicality in Tim Supple's invigorating, knock 'em dead production. Satisfaction guaranteed. The Young Vic, London SE1, times vary (0171-928 6363)Reuse content