THEATRE: COMING ATTRACTIONS

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Very few playwrights - Pinter springs to mind - can rely on their name to guarantee audiences. Everyone else uses other means to lure people inside the theatre. Titles are crucial. Would anyone these days dare to try something like the Sixties comedy Share My Lettuce or the Oscar Wilde musical Born in a Handbag? So full marks to Scots dramatist David Greig for the name of his latest play (right): The Cosmonaut's Last Message to the Woman He Once Loved in the Former Soviet Union . Not snappy, I'll admit, but intriguing.

Lyric, Hammersmith, London W6 (0181-741 2311) from Wed

David Benedict

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