Martin Sherman's dramatic comedy about a beguilingly unlikely Cairo household in 1942 springs secrets and surprises around a fascinating metaphor about the role of the imagination. The outtanding cast includes Rupert Everett, Cheryl Campbell and David Bark-Jones, a face to watch.
Hampstead Theatre, London NW3, 8pm (0171-722 9301) To 1 June
Brothers of the Brush
Tempers flare amid the paint-pots in Jimmy Murphy's dark comedy of three Dublin decorators who paint themselves into a corner with a heartbreaking performance by Stuart Graham.
Arts Theatre, London WC2, 7.30pm (0171-836 2132)
Tara Hugo and Beverley Klein, who starred in Phyllida Lloyd's bracing The Threepenny Opera, are reunited in Brecht & Weill's second most famous show, a case of Girlz 'n the Hood.
Nottingham Playhouse, 7.30pm (0115-941 9419)Reuse content