Graced with a superb cast, Sean Mathias's production begins by pretending to be a movie but keeps its balance brilliantly. Moments from it will get lodged like shrapnel in the subconscious even if the play doesn't have you pining for a full Cocteau season. National Theatre, Lyttelton SE1
An Absolute Turkey
Peter Hall's jovial production belies the title. Closing at the end of May, so catch it while you can.
Jeppe of the Hill
Ludwig Holberg may not quite live up to the soubriquet 'the Danish Moliere', but Kenneth McLeish's translation, telling of a drunken peasant with delusions of grandeur, and Ben Crocker's strong production, are worthwhile. Gate, W11Reuse content