Midlands productions

Steve Orme

David Graham Productions brings back the hapless character Eric who takes on the best ballroom dancers and performs 1960s hits in Strictly Eric at the New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme from Monday until Saturday 2 September.

A new production of E Nesbit’s The Railway Children, adapted for the stage by Dave Simpson, goes full steam ahead to Malvern Theatres from Tuesday until Sunday.

Heartbreak Productions takes Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden to Foundry Wood, Princes Drive, Leamington Spa on Wednesday.

Curve’s associate artists the National Youth Music Theatre return to the Leicester venue with a new musical, Billy the Kid, from Wednesday until Saturday.

Ian Kennedy Productions is on the road with two shows, adaptations of Alice in Wonderland which visits Over Barn, Over Farm, Highnam, Gloucester on Wednesday, Cotswolds Discovery Centre, The Old Prison, Northleach, Gloucestershire on Friday and the Rococo Garden, Painswick, Gloucestershire on Sunday and Monday 28 August, and an adaptation of Jerome K Jerome’s Three Men in a Boat which is also at the Cotswolds Discovery Centre on Friday, Sanford Parks Lido, Cheltenham on Saturday and the Rococo Garden on Sunday.

Phizzical Productions presents its “Bollywood dance-theatre extravaganza” Bring on the Bollywood at Key Theatre, Peterborough from Thursday until Saturday.

Derby based-Big Adventures Theatre Company stages three nights of murder mystery in Murder in Bloodford Village at Lichfield Garrick on Friday, Saturday and Monday 28 August.

Laura Turner’s new adaptation of J M Barrie’s Peter Pan, performed by Chapterhouse Theatre, can be seen outdoors at mac Birmingham on Saturday.

At the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford, in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre Titus Andronicus continues until Saturday 2 September, Antony and Cleopatra until Thursday 7 September and Julius Caesar until Saturday 9 September; in the Swan Theatre, Oscar Wilde’s lyrical one-act play Salomé, marking 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales, continues until Wednesday 6 September and Phil Porter’s new play Vice Versa (or the Decline and Fall of General Braggadocio at the hands of his canny servant Dexter and Terence the monkey) continues until Saturday 9 September.

Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s musical Miss Saigon continues at Birmingham Hippodrome until Saturday 23 September.