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The Plough and the Stars Howard Davies di­rects Sean O’casey’s tragi-comic mas­ter­piece, which punc­tures many of the heroic myths sur­round­ing the Easter Ris­ing of 1916. Un­til Oc­to­ber 22 at the Lyt­tel­ton, Lon­don SE1 (020–7452 3000)

Half A Six­pence Ju­lian Fel­lowes has writ­ten a new book for this rad­i­cally rescored ver­sion of a pop­u­lar 1960s musical ( right). Un­til Septem­ber 3 at Chich­ester Fes­ti­val Theatre, West Sus­sex (01243 781312)

Yerma Bil­lie Piper stars in Si­mon Stone’s new ver­sion of Lorca’s Span­ish clas­sic about a young woman des­per­ate to be­come a mother. Un­til Septem­ber 24 at Young Vic, Lon­don SE1 (020–7922 2922)

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