The Independent Recommends: Theatre

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DAVID HARE'S The Blue Room, boasting Nicole Kidman and Iain Glen, opens tonight at the Donmar, but has already sold out for its entire run. Why not take your custom elsewhere: now previewing is the 10th-anniversary revival of Timberlake Wertenbaker's Our Country's Good. Following the trials of a company of officers and convicts attempting to stage Farquhar's The Recruiting Officer in Australia in 1787, it is an eloquent testament to the power of theatre.

Young Vic, London, SE1

(0171-928 6363) 7.30pm

Also worth a look-in is Handbag, the new one from Mark "Shopping and Fucking" Ravenhill (right), a "radical, contemporary" take on The Importance of Being Earnest.

Lyric Studio, London W6 (0181-741 8701) 8pm