Comedy Theatre, Panton Street, London SW1 (0171-369 1731) 7.30pm
Paul Taylor described Laurence Boswell's production of Bartholomew Fair (right) as "the most brilliantly entertaining breach of the peace the RSC has served up in a long time", and most critics agreed. Ben Jonson's sprawling Jacobean comedy is set in the notorious fair that took place in Smithfield on St Bartholomew's Day, but Boswell has imposed a riotous Notting Hill carnival feel to it. It may seem like it lasts as long, but bustling performances all round allow you to join in the double-dealing, anti-puritanical fun.
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