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KARA MILLER'S Tamagotchi Heaven has the most improbable of scenarios: a single young female develops a crush on her Tamagotchi pet that can only end in tears. Despite a patchy script, the multi-media visuals, together with a strong performance from Amanda Drew as the lonely Sloane, convey a plausible state of surrogate romance.

Pleasance, Edinburgh (0131-556 6550) 4.35pm

Peter Hall's staging of Major Barbara - Shaw's think-tank drama about arms and humanity - lights up the topicality of the issues without any spurious modernity. Peter Bowles (above) stars as cannon-maker Andrew Undershaft, Jemma Redgrave as his daughter, Barbara.

Piccadilly Theatre, London W1 (0171-369 1734) 7.45pm