The Sunday Preview: The five best plays

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Arcadia (Lyttelton, 071-928 2252). Tom Stoppard returns in dazzling form in this high comedy of pure maths and country-house fornication.

Don't Fool With Love (Donmar Warehouse, 071-867 1150). Finely tuned Cheek by Jowl version of Alfred de Musset's bittersweet masterpiece.

No Man's Land (Comedy, 071-867 1045). Mind-opening revival of Harold Pinter's 1975 masterpiece, featuring Paul Eddington and the author.

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 Return of the Prodigal (Orange Tree, 081-940 3633). Also the return of the Edwardian St John Hankin in this mordantly high-comic reversal of the biblical parable.

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