King Lear (Royal Shakespeare, Stratford, 0789 295623, to Jan 1994). Adrian Noble's cosmic-scale production, incomparably led by Robert Stephens.
City of Angels (Prince of Wales, 071- 839 5972). Celluloid and film studio intrigue combine in Broadway's best- crafted musical since Guys and Dolls.
The Merry Wives (Sixth Form College, Barrow-in-Furness, 0229 820000, and touring). Northern Broadsides score again in Barrie Rutter's uproarious production. Irving Wardle
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (King's Head, 071-226 1916, to 11 July). Long- overdue revival of Peter Nichols' painful comedy.Reuse content