The Sunday Preview: Theatre

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Murder in the Cathedral (Swan, 0789- 295623, previews Thurs, opens 13 May). T S Eliot's verse drama is revived by Steven Pimlott, director of the ground-breaking Earl's Court Carmen four years ago.

Wiseguy Scapino (Theatr Clwyd, 0352- 755114, previews Fri, opens 11 May). Energetic version of Moliere's comedy from Theatre de Complicite's leading lights Marcello Magni (who stars) and Kathryn Hunter (who directs).

Lardo Weeping (Finborough, 071-373 3842, previews Tues, opens Wed). Latest solo show from acclaimed American writer/performer Terry Galloway concerns an overweight, stony-broke crackpot with a passion for writing letters of complaint.

The Pigeon (BAC, 071-223 2223, previews Wed, opens Fri). New adaptation of Patrick Suskind's sinister novella about a lonely security-guard terrorised by a feathered fiend.

Oktoberfest (Lyric Studio, 081-741 8701, previews Wed, opens Thurs). Odon Von Horvath's unedifying portrayal of the Munich Fair is staged by Actreact complete with freak show.

The Chinese Wolf (Bush, 081-743 3388, previews Tues, opens Fri). An emotionally retarded man rebels in David Ashton's dark fairytale.

Ken Buchanan is Back] (Traverse, 031- 228 1404, opens Fri). Another bio-drama, this time about Edinburgh's champion boxer, from Scots playwright Tom McGrath, author of The Hardman (about Jimmy Boyle) and Laurel and Hardy.

Getting Married (Chichester Festival, 0243-781312, now previewing, opens Wed). New season, old master: Shaw's crusty rumination on the pros and cons of marriage, with Tony Britton and Dorothy Tutin.

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