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THE THREE LIVES OF LUCIE CABRIOL

Theatre de Complicite with a new show based on a novel by John Berger. Part of Manchester's City of Drama celebrations. Dancehouse Theatre, Manchester (061-242 2555). Opens tonight.

UP 'N' UNDER II

John Godber's new sequel to his immensely popular rugby comedy. West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds (0532- 442111). Opens tonight.

CAN'T STAND UP FOR FALLING DOWN

Whistlestop Theatre Company with Richard Cameron's Independent Theatre Award-winning play about three women whose lives are linked by the brutality of one man. Tabard, London W4 (081-995 6035). Opens tonight.

SEPTEMBER TIDE

Susannah York revives her performance as the charismatic, lonely widow who falls for her son-in-law in Daphne du Maurier's only play. Comedy, London SW1 (071-867 1045). Previewing; opens Tues.

PENETRATOR

London debut for Anthony Neilson's disturbing play about violence that caused ructions on the Edinburgh Fringe. Royal Court Upstairs, London SW1 (071-730 1745). Previews tonight; opens tomorrow.

BREAKING THE BANK

Eleanor Zeal's play about John Law, who invented paper money. Lyric Studio, London W6 (081-741 8701). Previews tonight; opens Fri.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

New play by Michael Hastings. Pit, Barbican, London EC2 (071-638 8891). Previews tonight; opens 19 Jan.

FATZER MATERIAL

Rare showing of an unfinished Brecht piece about four deserting soldiers. Gate, London W11 (071-229 0706). Previews from Sat; opens Mon.

THE STATEMENT

Susan Penhaligon stars in a contemporary French-Canadian thriller by Helene Pedneault. Watermans Arts Centre, Brentford (081-568 1176). Opens Wed.

STOMP

The Yes / No People revive their exuberant percussive extravaganza. Sadlers Wells, London EC1 (071-278 8916). Previews Tues; opens Wed.

THE CUT

The Glasgow company Wiseguise with a mining thriller written by ex-miner Mike Cullen. Bush, London W12 (081-743 3388). Previews Tues; opens Thurs.

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