The Independent Recommends: The Three Best Plays

Good (Donmar Warehouse, London)

CP Taylor's play about accommodations with conscience is revived in an immaculate and sensitive production by Michael Grandage (right). Starring Charles Dance. To 22 May

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

Troilus and Cressida (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