THE PHOENICIAN WOMEN. Euripides emerges as thoroughly modern tragedian in Katie Mitchell's powerfully spare production. Stratford Other Place (01789 295623) in rep to Jan. Thurs & Fri 7.30-9.30. M: Thurs 1.30.
RAT IN THE SKULL. Stephen Daldry directs a superb cast in Ron Hutchinson's compelling piece on the Northern Irish mind. Duke of York's, WC2 (0171 836 5122) to 18 Nov. Mon-Sat 7.30-9.15. M: Thurs & Sat 3.00.
THREE SISTERS. Provincial dreams and frustrations sharply depicted in Max Stafford-Clark's engrossing Chekhov production. Darlington Civic Theatre, 01325 486555 to Fri; then touring. Tues & Fri 7.30-10.20. M: Wed 2.00.
THREE TALL WOMEN. Maggie Smith is triumphant again in Edward Albee's comeback. Wyndham's, WC2 (0171 369 1736) to 16 Dec. Tues-Sat 8.00-10.00. M: Wed & Sat 3.00. Irving Wardle and Robert ButlerReuse content