29 JULY 1972, Page 21

Arts choice

• Theatre: This Friday's and Saturday's performances of The Front Page are the last to be seen in the summer repertory of the National Theatre, but their other comedy hit, Tom Stoppard's spoof of philosophers, Jumpers, is scheduled on August 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17 (Old Vic); the Royal Shakespeare Company has two of last year's Stratford successes at the Aldwych — Othello (July 29, 31, August 1 and 2) and The Merchant of Venice (August 5); worth seeing in the West End are the two comedies about dons and their personal problems, Butley (Criterion) and The Philanthropist (May Fair); the dashing revival of Boucicault's London Assurance (New), the thriller Sleuth (St Martin's) and the farce, Move Over Mrs Markham (Vaudeville).

• Cinema: West End films to note are Kubrick's exploration of the violent society, Clockwork Orange (Warner West End); Liza Minnelli as a musical Sally Bowles in Cabaret (Prince Charles); Fellini's melancholy investigation of a dying breed, The Clowns (Curzon); and the tactfully organised account of Churchill's early life, Young Winston (Odeon, Leicester Square).

• Art: There's a lavish selection of nineteenthand twentieth-century mas ters (Bonnard, Cezanne, Degas, Klee, Matisse, Bacon etc) at the Marlborough Fine Art galleries in Old Bond Street and Albemarle Street; The Non-Objective World series of summer shows at the Annely Juda Gallery (in Tottenham Mews) deals this year with the period 1939-55; portraits of lovely ladies of four centuries are fancily displayed in The Masque of Beauty at the National Portrait Gallery.

• Ballet: The current Royal Ballet season at Covent Garden has only another week to run. Concluding programmes are: Anastasia (July 29 and 31); Laborintus, Triad and La Bayadere (August 1 and 2); Romeo and Juliet (August 3 and 4) and The Sleeping Beauty (August 5).

• Music: With the Trinidad Folk Company at the Festival Hall (until August 5) and a series of opera films at Queen Elizabeth Hall (until August 6),. London's musical interest is concentrated on the ' Proms ' at the Royal Albert Hall. Pick of the week there: Sir Adrian Boult conducting Mendelssohn and Brahms (July 29) and Beethoven (August 1), and Glyndebourne Festival Opera's concert performance of Monteverdi's II Ritorno d'Ulisse (August 3).

• Television: Russell Harty devotes his entire Eleven Plus programme this Saturday to the Broadway musical comedy star, Elaine Stritch, late of Company (LWT and BTV); Horizon on Monday deals with The Surgery of Violence, looking at the techniques as well as the political implications of operations on the brain (BBC2).