The Independent Recommends: The Five Best Plays
Tuesday 16 March 1999
(Lyric Hammersmith, London)
The deliciously sinister Struwwelpeter stories meet the macabre Tiger Lillies in a glorious, gorgeously gory evening of music theatre. To 10 Apr
(The Pleasance, London)
Bracing comedy and a dark heart in Max Stafford-Clark's exemplary production of Caryl Churchill's playful double-bill. To 21 Mar
(The Albery, London)
Sheila Hancock (right), stars as the tight-fisted matriarch and leads a triumphant cast in Gorky's comedy. To 27 Mar
(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
Mike Alfreds' crack company, Method and Madness, in a new play by Philip Osment, specialist in matters of the heart. To 27 Mar
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