A priceless 70 minutes of hilarious, heavenly and surprisingly poignant buffoonery as The Right Size find themselves locked in a spooky bathroom and discover more beard gags than you can shake a rubber duck at. Clamour for a ticket.
Lyric Studio Hammersmith, London W6 (0181-743 2311)
A Chaste Maid in Cheapside
At last, a thumping good reason to go to The Globe. Amelda Brown and Matthew Scurfield kick-start Malcolm McKay's exuberant staging and the audience never looks back. Money-grubbing, whore-mongering and comedy chases in Middleton's bawdy romp.
In rep, The Globe, London SE1 (0171-344 4444)
With Love from Nicolae
Philip Osment directs Lin Coghlan's new play about the unearthing of a shocking secret as a mother and her adopted son return to Romania.
Bristol Old Vic (0117-987 7877)
The Comedy of Errors
Rodgers and Hart added songs and it became The Boys from Syracuse; Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin switched genders for Big Business; director Tim Supple plays it straight - to hilarious effect - in this zinging RSC production.
Young Vic, London SE1 (0171-928 6363)
Cyrano de Bergerac
Alexandra Gilbreath - The Independent's face of '96 and winner of the Ian Charleson award for her terrifying Hedda Gabler - joins the RSC to play Roxanne, secretly swooned over by lovelorn Antony Sher in a new production of the classic romance.
The Swan, Stratford-upon-Avon (01789 295623)
Side by Side by Sondheim
A marvellously bolshy Dawn French carps, clowns and comperes this early Sondheim compilation, with crisp musical direction by the trusty Michael Haslam and splendid renditions from Liza Sadovy and Kathryn Evans. Final week.
Greenwich Theatre, London SE1 (0181-858 7755)
Guys and Dolls
Three hours of intoxicating pleasure: I swear you won't believe your eyes and ears.
National Theatre, London SE1 (0171-928 2252)Reuse content