True Brit

Anthony Clark's fine, engrossing production of Ken Blakeson's intelligent, absorbing study of personal moralities which never falls into the trap of opting for simplistic rights and wrongs. Closes tonight.

Birmingham Rep (0121-644 6464)

The Homecoming

Roger Michell's engrossing production of this extraordinary Pinter play has an almost unbearable tension, with sexual menace and manipulation flooding the stage and grabbing you by the throat. It's magnetic and repellent all at once and you have only two more weeks to catch it.

National Theatre, London SE1 (0171-928 2252)

The Rehearsal & The Double Inconstancy

More winning, imaginative programming from the revived Salisbury Playhouse with artistic director Jonathan Church directing two tart French comedies in tandem: Jeremy Sams's translation of The Rehearsal, a huge hit for the Almeida, and Marivaux's bittersweet The Double Inconstancy.

Salisbury Playhouse (01722 320333)

Dona Rosita - the Spinster

Celia Imrie is a magnificent squally housekeeper holding everything together in Lorca's play about a woman who holds on to hope. Kathryn Hunter is hysterical as a ravenous aunt and Phyllida Lloyd's exquisitely designed production spans a huge range of styles.

Almeida Theatre, London N1 (0171-359 4404)

The Herbal Bed

From love story to knife-edge courtroom drama in Peter Whelan's RSC hit based on a real-life 17th-century sex scandal involving Shakespeare's daughter. Stephen Boxer is outstanding as a cleric with a dangerous lust for truth. Limited season.

Duchess Theatre, London WC2 (0171-494 5075)

The Positive Hour

What is Emma doing with a man in a hood? Why is Miranda losing her patience with her New-Man husband? April de Angelis's witty, astute play is a stimulating mix of men, money and S&M and Max Stafford-Clark's sharply acted production does it proud.

Palace Theatre, Watford (01923 810306) tonight; Newcastle Playhouse (0191- 230 5151) from Tue

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