The Sunday Preview: The five best plays

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Oleanna (Royal Court, 071-730 1745, to 21 Aug). Cult anti-feminist piece with unmissable performances by Lia Williams and David Suchet.

An Inspector Calls (Olivier, 071-928 2252, to 14 Aug). J B Priestley's

repertory favourite is reborn as an

expressionist masterpiece.

Much Ado about Nothing (Queen's, 071-494 5041, to 25 Sept). Mark Rylance and Janet McTeer in Matthew Warchus's dazzling production.

City of Angels (Prince of Wales, 071- 839 5972, to 2 Oct). Celluloid and film studio intrigue combine in reprieved Broadway musical. Irving Wardle

The Mountain Giants (Cottesloe, 071- 928 2252, in repertory). Flamboyant production of Pirandello's unfinished play, tidied up by Charles Wood. With Desmond Barrit.

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