Assassins (Donmar Warehouse, 071- 867 1150). Stephen Sondheim makes great cabaret out of assaults on US presidents, from Lincoln to Reagan.
The Rape of Tamar (Lyric Studio, 081- 741 8701). Comedy and revenge cohabit in this splendid translation of Tirso de Molina's Golden Age Biblical.
Travels with my Aunt (Wyndhams, 071-867 1116). Brilliant all-male adaptation, by Giles Havergal, of Graham Greene's funniest novel.
Pygmalion (Olivier, 071-928 2252). Spectacular conflation of Shaw's theatre and film texts, with Alan Howard and Frances Barber.