The Independent Recommends: The Five Best Plays
Monday 29 March 1999
(Olivier, NT, London)
This play and this theatre are made for each other, a fact proved by the masterly sweep of Trevor Nunn's production. To 19 May
Gross Indecency (Gielgud Theatre, London)
The artfully fractured form of Moises Kaufman's compelling play (right) about Oscar Wilde presents the writer - man and symbol - in all his complex contradictoriness. Booking to 5 Jun
Trust (Royal Court Upstairs at the Ambassadors, London)
Protestants at violent odds with one another in Gary Mitchell's involving Ulster thriller. To 3 Apr
Volpone (Swan Theatre, Stratford)
Comedies don't come any funnier or more astringent than Ben Jonson's brilliant dissection of avaricious, over- reaching egotism. To 9 Oct
The Late Middle Classes
(Palace Theatre, Watford)
The fruitful and richly entertaining collaboration between Simon Gray and Harold Pinter continues with the latter's production of Gray's latest dark comedy, set in Fifties England. To 10 Apr
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