Theatre: haroun and the sea of stories

Yes, Salman Rushdie, you shall go to the ball. The best news of last week was that the author of Haroun and the Sea of Stories (above) would be able to attend the press night of the stage premiere of his novel without the need for a phalanx of bodyguards. The chances are that he will have enjoyed not only his freedom but the show itself as it has been adapted and directed by Tim Supple, whose versions of Grimm Tales and More Grimm Tales at the Young Vic have been so sensationally enjoyable.

Cottesloe, National Theatre, South Bank, London SE1 (0171-452 3000)

David Benedict