The Independent Recommends: The Five Best Plays

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Good (Donmar Warehouse, London)

Starring Charles Dance, CP Taylor's play about accommodations with conscience is revived in a sensitive production by Michael Grandage. To 22 May

Gross Indecency (Gielgud Theatre, London)

The artfully fractured form of Moises Kaufman's compelling play (right) about Oscar Wilde manages to present the writer in all his complex contradictoriness. Booking to 5 Jun

Forbidden Broadway

(Jermyn Street Theatre, London)

Deliciously spiteful and tremendously funny selection of musical theatre spoofs from Sondheim to The Lion King via Elaine Paige. To 16 May

Colombe (Salisbury Playhouse)

Up-and-coming director Jonathan Church signs off at Salisbury with the characteristically bold and imaginative choice of an Anouilh comedy set in Paris's theatrical demi- monde. To 17 April

Uncle Vanya (Mercury Theatre, Colchester)

Gregory Floy stars in the Chekhov classic - the second leg of Mercury Theatre's brave experiment in forming a resident ensemble of actors for nine months of the year. To 24 April