Director Ed Hall’s new tenure at the Hampstead Theatre got off to an amusing start with Enlightenment – a play that is stylish and wide-ranging, if not particularly enlightening. Lia and Nick lose their 20-year-old son in a terrorist attack in the Far East. Things becomes sadder and odder from here – but if you’re an NW3 dweller in the mood for some local theatrics, this is a good bet. Until 30 October; to book, call 0207 722 9301.
MARMITE POP-UP RETURNS
Love it or hate it, Marmite is poppping up with a vengeance at Selfridges (and three other UK locations) in the run-up to Christmas. The shop will have 150 Marmite-themed products, from t-shirts to tableware, cufflinks to chocolate, stationery, snacks and more. Marmite lovers: rejoice. This week until Christmas, www.marmitepopup.co.uk.
ANCIENT EGYPT AT BRITISH MUSEUM
Yet another show guaranteed to capture the imagination at the BM:?this time via the Book of the Dead, a compilation of spells designed to guide the deceased through the dangers of the underworld, ultimately ensuring eternal life. The beautifully illustrated spells on papyrus and linen were used for over 1,000 years. 4 Nov to 6 March. www.britishmuseum.org.