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REALLY OLD, LIKE FORTY FIVE
This new play by Tamsin Oglesby is an imaginative and rather moving look at the issue of old age. While Alan Bennett’s The Habit of Art addresses ageing from a different angle in the National’s Lyttleton theatre next door, Oglesby takes a queasy look into a future in which people live longer and the government struggles to deal with a population edging into dementia. Until 20 Apr, National Theatre, Cottesloe, SE1 9PX. Tickets from

VALENTINE’S TEA PLUS RUINART BUBBLY
If you fancy celebrating Valentine’s day in advance, you could head to the tea room of Mayfair’s smart fragrance house Miller Harris for afternoon tea. For the next three days you can enjoy a glass of rosé champagne from the exclusive Ruinart champagne house, a pot of Thé Pétales Miller Harris tea and a selection of cakes from the Primrose Bakery for £19. Until Sat, Miller Harris, 21 Bruton Street, W1J 6DQ.

ARTWORKS BY MARIANA HEILMANN
North London’s John Jones frame design company and art gallery is exhibiting the works of its newest artist in residence, Mariana Heilmann. Using the ephemera of everyday life and discarded materials that she transforms into multi-textured surfaces, Heilmann examines ideas of beauty, value, and modern modes of living. Until 26 Feb, John Jones, 4 Morris Place, off Stroud Green Road, N4 3JG. Open Mon-Fri, 9.30-6pm, entry free.