pick of the week:THEATRE

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The Herbal Bed/The Learned Ladies/The Comedy of Errors Peter Whelan's medicine and mendacity drama and comedies from Moliere and Shakespeare, with Steven Pimlott's sprightly The Learned Ladies and Tim Supple's seriously witty The Comedy of Errors. RSC, The Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon

Shining Souls and The Architect Ian Brown in Chris Hannan's hilarious new play, while Philip Howard revives his hit production of David Greig's The Architect. Traverse Theatre, Cambridge Street, Edinburgh, to 31 Aug

John Gabriel Borkman Vanessa Redgrave (above), Eileen Atkins and Paul Scofield give perfor-mances of ice and fire in Richard Eyre's production. National Theatre, South Bank, London