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* 'Antony amp; Cleopatra', RSC at the Barbican in rep, January 13-April 6. Tel: 0171 638 8891.

* As You Like It', Sheffield Crucible, February 3-26. Tel: 01142496080.

* Blithe Spirit', Coichester Mercury, February3-19 Tel:01 206 573948.

* 'The Cherry Orchard', English Touring Theatre from April 23, Malvem, Oxford, Crewe, Cambridge, Cardiff, Salford, Bath, High Wycombe. Tel: 01 270 501 800.

* 'The Duchess of Malt i' at the Coichester Mercury, March 30-April 15. Tel: 01206 573948.

* 'Emma' at the Northampton Royal, March 10-April 1. Tel: 01604 632533.

* 'Equus' at the Salisbury Playhouse, March 24-April 8. Tel: 01722 320333.

"The Family Reunioni, RSCatthe Barbican Pit in rep, February 23-April 4. Tel: 0171 638 8891.

* 'The Glass Menagerie at the Manchester Library, March 24-April 22. Tel: 0161 2367110.

* 'The Importance of Being Earnest' at the Harrogate Theatre, January 28 February 19. Tel: 01423 502116 (also Rotherham, Wakefield, Bury St. Edmunds, Scunthorpe, Hudderstield).

* 'King Lear', Stratford-upon-Avon Royal Shakespeare in rep, to February 26.

Tel: 01789 403403.

* 'Macbeth' at the Stratford-upon-Avon Swan in rep, to March 18 (also Brighton, Bath). Tel: 01789 403403.

* 'Measure for Measure' at the Manchester Library, February 4-March 4. Tel: 0161 2367110.

*'The Merchant of Venice' at the Royal National (Olivier) in rep, to January 29. Tel: 0171 452 3000.

* 'A Midsummer Night's Dreami, RSC Barbican in rep, to February 17. Tel: 01 71 6388891.

* 'Much Ado About Nothing', Northern Broadsides tour from mid-February to Halifax, Bristol, Leeds, Oldham, Scarborough, North Staffordshire, Ullswater and Worksop. Tel: 01422 369704.

* 'Othello', RSC, Barbican in rep, Dec 16-April 8. Tel: 0171 638 8891.

* 'Richard II', Almeida at Gainsborough Studios, March 30-July 22. Tel: 01713 594404.

* 'The Rivals', Basingstoke Haymarket, March 3-25. Tel: 01256465566.

* 'Romeo and Juliet', Leicester Haymarket, February 17-March 11. Tel: 0116 253 9797.

* 'She Stoops to Conquer', Compass Theatre tour, February 2-March 25. Tel: 0114 275 5328.

* 'The Taming of the Shrew' RSC, Stratford-upon-Avon, December 2-January 15.

On tour January 25-May 20. Tel: 01 789 403440.

* 'Translations', Coventry Belgrade, May 31-June 10. Tel: 024 76 553055.

* 'Volponei, RSC, Barbican Pit in rep, to February 17. Tel: 0171 638 8891.

* 'The Way of the World' at the Manchester Royal Exchange, April 19-May 27.

Tel: 0161 833 9833.

* 'The Winter's Tale', at the Salisbury Playhouse, January 27-February 19.

Tel: 01722320333.

TIMOTHY RAMSDEN.

* These five productions also form the RSC Plymouth season, April 17-May 6.

Tel: 01789 403440.

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