HABIT OF ART RETURNING
After a sell-out run at the National, Alan Bennett’s amusing play about old age, the creative spirit and sexuality is returning to the Lyttelton from next week. National Theatre regulars Desmond Barrit and Malcolm Sinclair take over the roles of WH Auden and Benjamin Britten, towering figures of the arts staring into the disappointment of their twilight years. 15 Jul-21 Sep, NT Lyttleton Theatre, Southbank. Tickets from £10 from www.nationaltheatre.org.uk.
ONE ON ONE AT BAC
Theatre of a more intimate kind can be found at the Battersea Arts Centre, which is hosting a festival of theatre pieces. There are performances secreted around every part of the sprawling Victorian building, with audience members sent off on personal expeditions to encounter tiny shows that range from funny to disturbing. One-on-One Festival, until 18 Jul, Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, SW11 5TN. Tickets £17.50 from www.bac.org.uk.