The Five Best Plays
Thursday 11 March 1999
(Duchess Theatre, London)
Michael Frayn's profound and haunting meditation on science, morality and the mysteries of human motivation. To 7 Aug
Oklahoma! (Lyceum Theatre, London)
Widely regarded as the best ever, Trevor Nunn's glorious production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic fully deserves its West End transfer. To 26 Jun
The Memory of Water
(Vaudeville Theatre, London)
Alison Steadman pulls off one of the funniest, truest drunk scenes ever in Shelagh Stephenson's fine play about sisters brought together for their mother's funeral. To 22 May
The Dispute (The Other Place, Stratford)
Marivaux's mordant 18th-century play about a sexual experiment is brought to life in this RSC/Lyric Hammersmith co-production. To 20 Mar
A Passionate Woman
Funny and moving, Kay Mellor's play (right) is much more than a Shirley Valentine re-run as penned by some cut-price Alan Bennett. To 20 Mar
There’s revolution in the air, but one lady’s not for turningTV
Robin Thicke admits he didn't write 'Blurred Lines'music
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