Swan Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
Three years ago, Nicholas Kent staged a monumental event around the subject of The Bomb – a series of plays, discussions, debates and film screenings about the creation, proliferation, limitation and present day dangers of the discovery of nuclear fission.
© Keith Pattison
The Cavalcaders (Tricycle Theatre, London)
Some plays win you over with wit, some by stealth. Wexford’s Billy Roche does it by atmosphere. At the end of this reprise of his 1993 `homage’ to small-town living, you realise he has, once again, woven a little tapestry of magic. A whole way of being, probably gone for ever, has been caught but in so doing, he has revealed certain verities that never die.