The past six months have seen two Sam Shepard plays receive their UK premieres - The God of Hell at the Donmar Warehouse and The Late Henry Moss at the Almeida. The next few months should find the American dramatist back in London, this time in vintage form in the commercial West End. Lindsay Posner is gearing up to direct a revival of Shepard’s 1980 play Fool for Love on Shaftesbury Avenue (See The Goss, 25 May 2005). The 90-minute piece recounts a painful love story. In a seedy motel room in southern California, May and Eddie go back beyond their adult lives, back to the legacy of their parents and their parents before. As they challenge each other's versions of events, what emerges through broken images and scraps of remembered colours is a childhood which defines the rest of their lives. Negotiations are well advanced to import at least one big Hollywood name to star in the production, which is aiming for a June opening. A likely home for Fool for Love is the Apollo Theatre, where the acclaimed revival of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, starring Kathleen Turner and Bill Irwin must finish its limited season on 13 May 2006.