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Insignificance In a 1950s hotel room, Albert Einstein is accosted by Joe McCarthy. If that weren't enough, Marilyn Monroe turns up to hide from her husband and discuss relativity. Terry Johnson's sharply written comedy (right) is provocative, well played and, like the title of his recent smash-hit, dead funny. Donmar, London

Disappeared Phyllis Nagy's mysterious crime story about the sudden disappearance of travel agent Sarah (Alexandra Gilbreath, excellent) is filled with unexpected light. A strictly limited season following a hugely successful national tour. Hurry. Royal Court, London

Phaedra One of the highlights of this year's London International Festival of Theatre, this mesmerising production from Romania is on a scale undreamed of in this country. A matchless blend of image and sound, tragedy and comedy. West Yorkshire Playhouse, Tue-Sat