Midlands productions

Steve Orme

Dave Simpson’s adaptation of E Nesbitt’s The Railway Children, with a set built in Coventry by Belgrade Production Services, goes full steam ahead to the city’s Belgrade Theatre from Monday until Saturday.

George Sampson and Deena Payne appear in the Madness musical Our House at Malvern Theatres from Monday until Saturday.

Jack Ellis, Karina Jones and Oliver Mellor aim to scare audiences at the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham with Frederick Knott’s Wait Until Dark from Tuesday until Saturday.

Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of Ian Dury and the Blockheads’ album New Boots and Panties, a new tour of the musical about the band, Reasons to be Cheerful, cheers up Derby Theatre from Tuesday until Saturday.

Written and performed by Rebecca Atkinson-Lord, The Class Project, a show “about always being an imposter and trying to remember how to speak in your own voice”, can be seen at mac Birmingham on Wednesday.

The debut UK tour of Dreaming the Night Field from “the UK’s leading contemporary storytelling company” Adverse Camber, which evokes the ancient Celtic legend of the Fourth Branch of the Mabinogion, stops off at Wirksworth Town Hall, Derbyshire as part of Wirksworth Festival on Thursday.

Exploring our obsessive dependence with technology, Joli Vyann’s Imbalance “combines acrobatic skills and athletic dance” at mac Birmingham on Thursday.

Rumpus Theatre Company stages a “spine-chilling tale of haunting, lust and revenge” from Wilkie Collins in The Ghost’s Touch! at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield from Thursday until Saturday.

Flintlock Theatre and Hat Fair present a new play that explores what it’s like to be an older person in contemporary Britain in Four Score Years and Ten at the Core at Corby Cube, Northamptonshire on Friday.

As previously announced, Nottingham Playhouse is to stage a “playful, truthful and occasionally disrespectful” take on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice in a new comic adaptation by stand-up comedian Sara Pascoe from Friday until Saturday 30 September.

The National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic production of Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre continues on the main stage at Birmingham REP until Saturday while in The Door The Whip Hand, a new play by Scottish playwright Douglas Maxwell, also continues until Saturday.

Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre and Citizens Theatre’s presentation of Faithful Ruslan—The Story of a Guard Dog, based on the cult novel by Georgi Vladimov, translated by Michael Glenny and adapted and directed by Helena Kaut-Howson, continues at the Belgrade until Saturday.

A “vaguely scientific examination of the human response to trauma and how this may affect individuals and society as a whole” is analysed in Pad Productions’ Left of Me in the Studio at Derby Theatre on Saturday and Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester on Sunday.

Danny Mac plays Joe Gillis and Ria Jones is Norma Desmond in the Leicester Curve production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Sunset Boulevard from Saturday until Tuesday 26 September.

Australian-born author, screenwriter, journalist and party girl Kathy Lette takes her debut live show Girls’ Night Out to Derby Theatre on Sunday.

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

Jane Booker, Jolyon Coy, Ed Hughes, Carlyss Peer, Laura Rogers and Paul Shelley feature in the regional première of Sam Holcroft’s Rules for Living, an English Touring Theatre, Northampton Royal and Derngate and Rose Theatre Kingston production, which continues on the Northampton Royal stage until Saturday 30 September.

At the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford, Gemma Brockis and Wendy Hubbard’s new devised piece Kingdom Come, part of the RSC’s Mischief Festival, continues in The Other Place until Saturday 30 September.