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GLASGOW CITIZENS JANUARY OPENINGS: The Ice House/The Turn Of The Screw/The Relapse, or Virtue In Danger (Citizens Theatre, Glasgow; opened January 7-9, 1998)

WEEKEND BREAKS (West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds; opened 19 January, 1998)

ICED (Tricycle Theatre, London NW6; opened 21 January, 1998)

AFORE NIGHT COME (Theatr Clwyd, Mold; opened 26 January, 1998)

LONDON INTERNATIONAL MIME FESTIVAL 1: The Red Zone/Quatre Mains/Don't Laugh It's My Life (Various venues, London; January, 1998)

LONDON INTERNATIONAL MIME FESTIVAL 2: Les Acrostiches/The Singularity (Various venues, London; January, 1998)

ROMEO AND JULIET (Salisbury Playhouse; opened 2 February, 1998)

DRACULA (Hackney Empire, London E8; opened 4 February, 1998)

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Barbican Theatre, London EC2; opened 18 February, 1998)

ISSEY OGATA (Lyric Theatre, London W1; opened 24 February, 1998)

YOU'LL HAVE HAD YOUR HOLE (West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds; opened 25 February, 1998)

THE BARBERS OF SURREAL (Lyric Studio Hammersmith, London W6; opened 2 March, 1998)

ALAN DAVIES: URBAN TRAUMA (Duchess Theatre, London WC2; opened 3 March, 1998)

SABINA! (Pleasance London, London N7; opened 3 March, 1998)

THE BLOODY CHAMBER (The London Dungeon, London SE1; opened 5 March, 1998)

DUST (BAC [Battersea Arts Centre], London SW11; opened 5 March, 1998)

KRAPP'S LAST TAPE (The Pit, London EC2; opened 10 March, 1998)

LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION! (Library Theatre, Manchester; opened 13 March, 1998)

DEEP SPACE (Bush Theatre, London W12; opened 20 March, 1998)

GUARDS! GUARDS! (Hackney Empire, London E8/touring; opened 23 March, 1998)

THE GENERATION TRILOGY: Klub/Flesh/Zero (BAC [Battersea Arts Centre], London SW11; opened 24 March, 1998)

SAUCY JACK AND THE SPACE VIXENS (Queen's Theatre, London W1; opened 25 March, 1998)

THE WARP (Albany Theatre, London SE8; 28-29 March, 1998)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Birmingham Rep/touring; opened ?? March, 1998)

NATIONAL STUDENT DRAMA FESTIVAL (Various venues, Scarborough; 1-8 April, 1998)

SILAS MARNER (Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond; opened 14 April, 1998)

NEW EDNA THE SPECTACLE (Theatre Royal, Haymarket, London SW1; opened 21 April, 1998)

THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE (Salisbury Playhouse Studio; opened 23 April, 1998)

LEBENSRAUM (King's Head Theatre, London N1; opened 27 April, 1998)

A FOOL AND HIS MONEY (Nottingham Playhouse/Birmingham Rep; opened 28 April, 1998)

THE WARP (Albany Theatre, London SE8; 2-3 May, 1998)

THE REVENGER'S TRAGEDY (Riverside Studios, London W6; opened 1 May, 1998)

THE CUCUMBER MAN (West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds; opened 6 May, 1998)

THE ALCHEMICAL WEDDING (Salisbury Playhouse; opened 7 May, 1998)

HYMN TO LOVE (Drill Hall Arts Centre, London WC1; opened 12 May, 1998)

SAILING THROUGH THE THREE GORGES (Corn Exchange, Brighton/Viaduct Theatre, Dean Clough, Halifax; opened 12 May, 1998)

MONSTERS OF GRACE (Barbican Theatre, EC2; opened 19 May, 1998)

SWEET CHARITY (Victoria Palace Theatre, London SW1; opened 19 May, 1998)

THE SHOEMAKER'S WONDERFUL WIFE/HOW DON PERLIMPLIN ADORED BELISA and in his garden tried to please her (BAC [Battersea Arts Centre], London SW11; opened 21 May, 1998)

SNAKES AND LADDERS (The Fire Station, London E14; opened 27 May, 1998)

COMIC POTENTIAL (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough; opened 4 June, 1998)

BRASSED OFF (Royal National Theatre (Olivier), London SE1; opened 8 June, 1998)

QUEEN (West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds; opened 8 June, 1998)

SCHIPPEL, THE PLUMBER (Palace Theatre, Watford; opened 9 June, 1998)

ELTON JOHN'S GLASSES (Queen's Theatre, London W1; opened 10 June, 1998)

DISCO PIGS (Arts Theatre, London WC2; opened 11 June, 1998)

OEDIPUS TYRRANOS [sic] (BAC [Battersea Arts Centre], London SW11; opened 18 June, 1998)

JUMPERS (Birmingham Rep; opened 22 June, 1998)

LIFEGAME (Lyric Hammersmith, London W6; opened 23 June, 1998)

ASHES TO ASHES/BUFF (Riverside Studios, London W6; opened 24 June, 1998)

THE GLASS MENAGERIE (BAC [Battersea Arts Centre], London SW11; opened 30 June, 1998)

SECOND-HAND THUNDER (Lyric Theatre, Belfast/touring; opened ?? June, 1998)

PERFECT PITCH (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough; opened 7 July, 1998)

THE WHITEHEADED BOY (Greenwich Theatre, London SE10/touring; opened 14 July, 1998)

OTRA TEMPESTAD (Shakespeare's Globe, London SE1; opened 21 July, 1998)

GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park, London NW1; opened 23 July, 1998)

KEN CAMPBELL'S PIDGIN MACBETH (Royal National Theatre (Cottesloe), London SE1; opened 25 July, 1998)

RITA, SUE & BOB TOO (West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds; opened 29 July, 1998)

AVIGNON FESTIVAL: Giulio Cesare/Surfeurs/dipe le Tyran/Le Cid (Various venues, Avignon; July, 1998)

EDINBURGH FRINGE 1: Myra And Me/Jordan/Three Men In A Boat/My Last Week With Modolia (Various venues, Edinburgh; August, 1998)

EDINBURGH FRINGE 2: Gargantua/Autocrat/Fascinations From The Crowd/Love Upon The Throne/Rob Newman (Various venues, Edinburgh; August, 1998)

EDINBURGH FRINGE 3: Soldiers/Hymn To Love/Philip Jeays: Still Playing The Fool (Various venues, Edinburgh; August, 1998)

EDINBURGH FRINGE 4: Once.../Empty Jesters/Skin Tight/Death In New Orleans (Various venues, Edinburgh; August, 1998)

THE RINK (Leicester Haymarket; opened 5 September, 1998)

CRAVE (Royal Court Theatre Upstairs at the Ambassadors Theatre, London WC2; opened 8 September, 1998)

SPERM WARS (Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond; opened 11 September, 1998)

PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE (West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds; opened 15 September, 1998)

MISS EVERS' BOYS (The Pit, London EC2; opened 16 September, 1998)

OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD (Young Vic Theatre, London SE1/touring; opened 16 September, 1998)

HAMLET (Birmingham Rep; opened 22 September, 1998)

GLASGOW CITIZENS SEPTEMBER OPENINGS: Rameau's Nephew/The Fall Of The House Of Usher/Men Should Weep (Citizens Theatre, Glasgow; opened 23-25 September, 1998)

THE DEAD MONKEY (Whitehall Theatre, London SW1; opened 29 September, 1998)

LENNY BEIGE ONE MAN AND HIS TALENT (Criterion Theatre, London W1; opened 1 October, 1998)

THE COLLECTOR (Derby Playhouse/Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh; opened 2 October, 1998)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Cheltenham Everyman/touring; opened 6 October, 1998)

THE TRACKERS OF OXYRHYNCHUS (West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds; opened 10 October, 1998)

MR PUNTILA AND HIS MAN MATTI (Almeida Theatre, London N1; opened 13 October, 1998)

ENGLISH SHAKESPEARE COMPANY: As You Like It/Antony And Cleopatra (Hackney Empire, London E8; opened 15 October, 1998)

EXODUS (BAC [Battersea Arts Centre], London SW11; opened 15 October, 1998)

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (Oxford Playhouse/touring; opened 17 October, 1998)

VOLUNTEERS (Gate Theatre, London W11; opened 22 October, 1998)

SAVING CHARLOTTE (Bridewell Theatre, London EC4; opened 27 October, 1998)

THE BLACK DAHLIA (Northcott Theatre, Exeter/touring; opened 2 November, 1998)

THREE SISTERS (Birmingham Rep; opened 3 November, 1998)

CRIMES OF THE HEART (King's Head Theatre, London N1; opened 8 November, 1998)

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (Richmond Theatre/touring; opened 9 November, 1998)

EURYDICE (BAC [Battersea Arts Centre], London SW11; opened 20 November, 1998)

THE NORMAN CONQUESTS: Table Manners/Living Together/Round & Round The Garden (Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold; opened 21 November, 1998)

BELFAST FESTIVAL 1: Getting The Picture/Murder In the Cathedral (Various venues, Belfast; November, 1998)

BELFAST FESTIVAL 2: The Exhibitionists/Quatre Mains/Molloy/Bob/Robert Wilson/Northern Star (Various venues, Belfast; November, 1998)

THE SNOW PALACE (Tricycle Theatre, London NW6; opened 1 December, 1998)

CHICAGO (Adelphi Theatre, London WC2; opening night for new cast 2 December, 1998)

CINDERELLA (Lyric Hammersmith, London W6; opened 3 December, 1998)

THE KING AND I (BAC [Battersea Arts Centre], London SW11; opened 3 December, 1998)

THE ADVENTURES OF ROBYN HOOD (Drill Hall Arts Centre, London WC1; opened 4 December, 1998)

CINDERELLA (Oxford Playhouse; opened 5 December, 1998)

HINDLE WAKES/SO SPECIAL (Manchester Royal Exchange; opened 8 December, 1998)

MARTIN GUERRE (West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds; opened 8 December, 1998)

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (Barbican Theatre, London EC2; opened 8 December, 1998)

WHITTINGTON JUNIOR AND HIS SENSATION CAT (Players' Theatre, London WC2; opened 11 December, 1998)

ANNIE (Victoria Palace Theatre, London SW1; opening night for new cast 15 December, 1998)

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