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FIVE BEST PLAYS

The 39 Steps (Criterion Theatre, London)
Jo Stone-Fewings takes flight in Maria Aitken’s version of John Buchan’s rip-roaring chase thriller. (0870 060 2313) to 5 Sept 2009

La Cage aux Folles (Playhouse Theatre, London)
‘La Cage aux Folles’ on Broadway in 1983 was the first mainstream gay musical, as well as a landmark fusion of love story, show tunes, drag queens and feather boas. This fantastic revival stars Douglas Hodge and Denis Lawson.

The Norman Conquests (Old Vic, London)
A wonderfully entertaining, fluent and expertly acted reading of Alan Ayckbourn’s trilogy. (0870 060 6628) to 20 Dec

No Man’s Land (Duke of York’s, London)
This cast-to-the-hilt production of Harold Pinter’s 1974 play is funny, sinister and weirdly moving. Rupert Goold directs with precision and an intuitive feel for its outrageous comedy and disturbing psychological power. Michael Gambon is a towering presence. (0870 060 6623) to 3 Jan

Ivanov (Wyndham’s Theatre, London)
Kenneth Branagh gives a performance of extraordinary perceptiveness and human breadth as the landowner having the mother of all mid-life crises in Michael Grandage’s exhilarating staging of Chekhov’s early drama. Gina McKee co-stars. (0844 482 5120) to 29 Nov

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