So why not nip down the road to the Royal Court for Hare's Via Dolorosa. This, his solo performing debut has been smartly described in the Independent on Sunday as "a superior version of What I Did on My Holidays". Actually, it's a fascinating meditation on an English view of Israel which happens to contain a reference to his early play Plenty.
Coincidentally, Jonathan Kent is reviving that very play next year. The heartbreaking central role of a woman filled with idealism was created by Kate Nelligan, but Meryl Streep played her in the sadly textureless film version. This time the role will go to Cate Blanchett.
`The Blue Room', Donmar Warehouse, Earlham Street, London WC2 (0171-369 1732)
`Via Dolorosa', Royal Court at the Duke of York's, St Martin's Lane, London WC2 (0171-565 5000)Reuse content