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What's going on in the West End?

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Some of the leading names in British theatre are out to prove that in a West End dominated by musicals that there is still a flourishing audience for straight plays. Under the the leadership of the director Michael Grandage, the fringe venue the Donmar Warehouse is launching a season of plays at the much larger Wyndham's Theatre in London, featuring Judi Dench, Derek Jacobi and culminating in Jude Law playing Hamlet next year. It all kicks off with Chekhov's Ivanov, in a new version by Tom Stoppard starring Kenneth Branagh. Arts correspondent Rebecca Jones reports.

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