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Monday’s Child York Theatre Royal Studio

Theatre  The Tutti Frutti company looks at declining memory in an older person and how we build memories in its deeply moving new play, Monday’s Child.

The Silver Tassie Lyttelton, National, London

Theatre  Sean O’Casey’s dream-like, disjointed 1928 anti-war play was rejected by Yeats’ Abbey Theatre and has rarely been performed since, and on tonight’s showing you can sometimes see why.

Things We Do For Love Theatre Royal Bath

Theatre  Natalie Imbruglia already has a richly varied portfolio of showbiz success - Australian soap star, award-winning pop diva and cinema leading lady opposite Rowan Atkinson - so it is perhaps surprising that this dazzling revival of Alan Ayckbourn’s 1997 dark comedy is her first excursion into UK drama.

Dorian Gray Riverside Studios, London

Theatre  Chiefly notable for featuring the stage debuts of the latest two members of the Redgrave and Fox acting dynasties, in Daisy Bevan and Jack Fox, this is an otherwise rather misjudged reworking of Oscar Wilde’s classic novel.

Smashed Udderbelly, Southbank Centre, London

Light Entertainment  When juggling is just about numbers it can be a bit mechanical, but here the numbers - including two women, four tea sets, seven men, nine chairs and 80 apples - are anything but dull.

The Life and Times of Mitchell and Kenyon The Dukes, Lancaster

Theatre  In these days of selfies and social networking it’s difficult to imagine just how astonishing the achievements of pioneering film makers Sagar Mitchell and James Kenyon must have seemed.

20th Century Boy Opera House, Manchester

Theatre  There is a feeling of foreboding in the early stages of this new production of 20th Century Boy - a biographical, jukebox musical dedicated to the life and career of Marc Bolan - and it’s not caused by the projections of newspaper cuttings reporting the singer’s death at 29 in a car accident more than 30 years ago.

An Intervention Palace Theatre, Watford

Theatre  As prolific as ever, Mike Bartlett follows up one new play, Kings Charles III, with this smart two-hander, which begins with a drink-fuelled confrontation between A, a young woman who has just been on an anti-war protest, and her best friend, B, who stayed at home.

Every Last Trick Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Theatre  James Dacre’s inaugural season as artistic director at the Royal and Derngate continues with Tamsin Oglesby’s new version of George Feydeau’s Le Systeme Ribadier - in which a philandering husband uses his powers of hypnotism to put his wife to sleep while he gads about with another woman.

Privacy Donmar Warehouse, London

Theatre  For once, you are requested to leave your phone on at the theatre.