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UNE TEMPETE (below), a radical deconstruction of Shakespeare's last play by Aime Cesaire, the French-West Indian poet, is receiving its UK premiere 30 years after it was published. Mick Gordon's stylish, funny staging brings out the stark ideological differences between Caliban (Andrew Dennis) and Ariel (Michael Wildman) as they consider how to gain their freedom from the slave-driving Prospero.

The Gate, London W11 (0171-229 5387) 7.30pm

Big Space Productions live up to their name, utilising every inch of the Bridewell's split-level areas to present a robust, visceral and visually arresting synthesis of the story of the House of Atreus, The Killing Floor.

The Bridewell, London EC4 (0171-936 3456) 7.30pm