Highly Sprung stages Child of Terror, “a story of a boy and a girl for whom only love holds the answers in a world destroyed by violence and terrorism”, in Coventry Belgrade’s B2 auditorium from tomorrow (Monday) until Wednesday, while on the main stage Kate O’Mara, Susie Amy, Robert Duncan, Ben Nealon and Mark Wynter from the Agatha Christie Theatre Company find out about a Murder on the Nile from tomorrow until Saturday.
Miriam Margolyes takes her one-woman show Dickens’ Women to the New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme on Tuesday.
Clare Buckfield, Vicky Entwistle and Chelsee Healey, who is making her stage debut, relate Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues at Lichfield Garrick on Tuesday.
Audiences at Northampton Royal should be prepared to be spooked by The Woman in Black, adapted from Susan Hill’s novel by Stephen Mallatratt, from Tuesday until Saturday.
Director Wayne Jordan takes a fresh look at Sean O’Casey’s The Plough and the Stars at the Old Rep, Birmingham from Tuesday until Saturday.
A new stage adaptation of Dickens’s Great Expectations begins a national tour at the New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham from Tuesday until Saturday.
Hull Truck Theatre tours Nick Lane’s adaptation of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde to Wolverhampton’s Arena Theatre on Tuesday and Wednesday and Derby’s Guildhall Theatre from Thursday until Saturday.
Northern Ballet returns to Nottingham’s Theatre Royal with Puccini’s Madame Butterfly from Tuesday until Saturday.
Musical comedy Sister Act, produced by Whoopi Goldberg and Stage Entertainment, visits Birmingham Hippodrome from Tuesday until Saturday, 20 October.
Jane Upton’s first play Bones, “an achingly honest portrayal of a boy struggling to find his place in a world that doesn’t want him”, is at Create Theatre, Mansfield on Wednesday.
The Kingdom of the Heart, “an evening of glorious storytelling and gorgeous music for adults, based on two Czech wonder tales”, will be performed by Katy Cawkwell (storyteller) and Sarah Llewellyn Jones (cellist) at Derby’s Guildhall Theatre on Wednesday.
Don Maclean and Malcolm Stent appear in their self-penned Wait Till Your Father Gets Home at Lichfield Garrick on Thursday.
James Hyland takes his one-man show Fagin’s Last Hour, Charles Dickens’s tale of crime and punishment told from Fagin’s point of view and set an hour before his execution, to Artrix, Bromsgrove on Friday.
Four performers telephone their real-life mothers via a video call to reminisce about their lives in Blueprint, a Zoo Indigo production, at Derby Theatre Studio on Friday.
A “surreal and humorous journey through the essential question of Franz Kafka’s work: what does it mean to be human?” will be explored by Breathe Out Theatre in Kafkaesque in the Pauper’s Pit, Buxton on Friday and Saturday.
Beating Berlusconi, a comedy by Mark Radley who turns a real-life encounter with Silvio Berlusconi into a tale of one man’s attempt to rediscover his belief in himself, his club, his city and his class, will be performed in the studio at Nottingham Playhouse on Friday and Saturday while on the main stage Diary of a Football Nobody, William Ivory’s look at what it was like to play football for Notts County in the 1970s, continues until Saturday, 20 October.
Newcastle-under-Lyme’s New Vic continues to present D H Lawrence’s The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd until Saturday.
Leicester’s Curve Studio stages the world premiere of Obama the Mamba – President of the Slums, a “true life story of fate, power and destiny”, presented by Artbuilding Projects in association with Curve and The Lowry, from Friday until Saturday, 20 October while on the main stage American producer Harvey Weinstein’s adaptation of Finding Neverland continues until Saturday.
One of the most successful shows to come out of Ireland, Spirit of the Dance visits Buxton Opera House next Sunday.
Mid Wales Opera returns to Mansfield Palace Theatre with Mozart’s Don Giovanni next Sunday.
At the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford, Ben Power’s adaptation of Romeo and Juliet called A Tender Thing continues in the Swan Theatre until Saturday, 20 October.