The Independent Recommends: Theatre

IN A SLIGHT but artful way, Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle and Dick delves into the lives of key members of the Carry On team - Kenneth Williams, Sid James and Barbara Windsor - over a 14-year period that saw a slump in demand for slap-and-tickle comedy. Terry Johnson's pastiche dialogue and farcical set-ups are delivered via uncannily accurate impersonations, particularly from Adam Godley as Ken.

Royal National Theatre, London SE1 (0171-452 3000) 7.30pm

Tom Barrie's Example: The Case of Craig and Bentley - continuing the Finborough's engaging "Discipline" season - may not be first-rate drama, but it rigorously conveys the sequence of events that led to the incapable Derek Bentley (right) being hanged for a crime he didn't commit, a judgement that set new standards in making the evidence fit the punishment.

Finborough, London SW10 (0171-373 3842) 8.30pm

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