The Sunday Preview: Theatre

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Inadmissible Evidence (Lyttelton, 071- 928 2252, previews Fri, opens 17 June). Trevor Eve in John Osborne's vitriolic Sixties classic. See feature, page 20.

Lysistrata (Old Vic, 071-928 7616, previews Thurs, opens 15 June). Geraldine James and the Peter Hall Company in Aristophanes' raunchy comedy of sex and politics, adapted by Ranjit Bolt.

Ali (Mermaid, 071-410 0000, previews Thurs, opens 14 June). Will Geoffrey Ewing's one-man tribute to Muhammad Ali, shipped in from New York, get the Mermaid off the ropes?

And All Because the Lady Loves . . . (Cockpit, 071-402 5081, previews Tues, opens Wed). Three women ponder the meaning of romance in a new work from Victoria Worsley, inspired by Forties Hollywood and Gershwin.

Ghosts (Other Place, 0789 295623, previews tomorrow, opens 10 June). Katie Mitchell casts Simon Russell Beale as the homecoming son in Ibsen's tale of a haunted community.

Translations (Donmar, 071-867 1150, previews Thurs, opens 9 June). Another lyrical treasure from Brian Friel, set in a hedge in Donegal and directed by Sam Mendes.