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Have you got the stamina for nine hours of Chekhov? This trilogy of early plays, adapted by David Hare, is a vibrant, absorbing cultural marathon
100 years after Easter Rising, Irish drama takes centre stage at the National's Lyttelton Theatre in Howard Davies' harrowing revival
Tried and Tested
Annie Baker's polarising, Pulitzer-winning play The Flick is a long, slow slog that's utterly worth your patience
Helen McCrory gives a masterful lead performance in Carrie Cracknell's elegant, atmospheric Rattigan revival
Rory Kinnear makes for a cool callous Mack in Simon Stephens' translation of The Threepenny Opera, directed by Rufus Norris,
In the Know
Impressive performances and moments of warm comedy can't distract from the contrivances of Alexi Kaye Campbell's earnest play about a Greek island