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THE FACE of Britain's second most popular living playwright is virtually unknown; none of his works has been filmed; he belongs to no literary network and he has, until this week, never had a West End opening. His own nomination for such a prominent position would have been Arthur Miller.

1993: remember, you read it here first (7): Independent on Sunday writers look ahead to a turbulent year in which they foresee scandal, revelation and controversy in Britain and around the world: Great expectations but don't bet on the lottery

You haven't bought a ticket yet, but watch them spend the proceeds. Expect grand details of grand schemes to be built on lottery money: a museum of modern art, a national dance house. And watch panic set in as MPs fail to give the Bill an easy passage.

THEATRE / Just don't bump into the actors: Theatre de Complicite make it up as they go along, all the way to an Olivier Award. Robert Butler follows them

FOR A start, there is no script. I saw a list of ideas on a rehearsal room table, but no one else looked at it. The assistant director did offer the actors cream-coloured cards with neatly typed quotes but only on a take-it-or-leave-it basis. Sort of, see what you think, let me know.
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