The Independent Recommends: The five best plays
Monday 15 February 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 Rogers and Hammerstein classic fully deserves its West End transfer. To 26 Jun
The Street of Crocodiles
(Queen's Theatre, London)
Triumphant revival of Theatre de Complicite's surreal and searing plunge into the imagination of Polish-Jewish writer Bruno Schulz. To 20 Feb
The Winter's Tale (RSC, Stratford)
An amazingly rich and complex performance from Antony Sher (right) in Gregory Doran's Romanov-style production. In rep to 4 Mar
(Palace Theatre, Watford)
Jonathan Holloway's entertainingly creepy double-bill of ghostly chillers about our deepest wishes and the price we pay for them. To 20 Feb
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