There are 20 pairs of tickets on offer to Independent readers for the first night of Arthur Smith's Hamlet at the Duke of York's Theatre, London, WC2. Call the box-office on 0171-836 5122, quoting this offer.
For six performances only, Arthur Smith (right) is bringing his 1995 Edinburgh triumph, his own 42-minute Hamlet, to the West End. In the words of the great man himself, this is "a profound meditation on the nature of depression, despair and revenge. I adopt a cubist approach to the text and the result is annoyingly pretentious but not very long." There is also a special treat in the shape of Sally Phillips's Ophelia.