Midlands productions

Steve Orme

Laurence Fox appears in Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing which tours to Malvern Theatres from Monday until Saturday.

The “international smash hit musical comedy” Hairspray visits Curve, Leicester from Monday until Saturday.

Rita Simons, Lucie Jones and Bill Ward feature in the “all-singing, all-dancing romantic comedy” Legally Blonde the Musical at Derngate, Northampton from Monday until Saturday.

Katie Bonna presents her “fearlessly honest” show All The Things I Lied About, a comic exploration of her past mistakes and inevitable future disasters, in the Studio at the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Paul Bradley and Jessie Wallace appear in a new production of Ira Levin’s Tony-nominated classic thriller Deathtrap at the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham from Tuesday until Saturday.

The “inspiring” story of “one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history” is told in Beautiful – The Carole King Musical at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham from Tuesday until Saturday.

Samantha Womack (Morticia), Les Dennis (Fester) and Carrie Hope Fletcher (Wednesday Addams) can be seen in The Addams Family the Musical Comedy at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Tuesday until Saturday.

Curve Young Musical Theatre Company presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! at Curve, Leicester on Wednesday and Thursday.

“International dance icon” Carlos Acosta unveils his new company Acosta Danza, performing works by Cuban choreographer Marianela Boán, international artist Jorge Crecis, Spanish dance-maker Goyo Montero, New York City Ballet resident choreographer Justin Peck and Sadler’s Wells associate artist Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, at Birmingham Hippodrome from Wednesday until Saturday.

Brian Capron, Corrinne Wicks and Gary Turner find that it’s Strictly Murder in Brian Clemens’s thriller at The Core at Corby Cube, Northamptonshire from Thursday until Saturday.

A programme celebrating the creative arts and mental health, Bedlam: The Festival of Divine Madness takes place in The Door at Birmingham REP and features I had a Black Dog... His Name was Depression by Matthew Johnstone on Thursday, My Beautiful Black Dog, written and performed by Brigitte Aphrodite, on Friday and Philip Osment’s Hearing Things on Saturday.

Jars of Clay Theatre Company performs Not That Kind of Girl, a “heart-warming tale of an unlikely alliance which asks questions, reveals secrets and draws you along for a compelling ride” at the Blue Orange Theatre, Birmingham from Thursday until Saturday.

Part of Arts Council England and the British Council’s Reimagine India project, Indian Steam will be presented by the Urban Playground Team and Parkour Circle at the Djanogly Theatre at Lakeside Arts, Nottingham on Friday.

A one-woman play charting the story of a spy, writer and female libertine, The Masks of Aphra Behn, written and performed by Claire Louise Amias, can be seen in the MET Studio at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre on Friday.

As part of Fierce Festival 2017, The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein performs Notorious which “blurs the lines between live art, dance, theatre and fine art” in the Studio at Birmingham REP on Friday and Saturday.

Black Theatre Live and Stratford Circus Arts Centre present Big Foot, a “semi-autobiographical coming of age story about learning to take care of the ones we love”, by Joseph Barnes-Phillips, at Key Theatre, Peterborough on Friday and Saturday.

English Touring Opera is at Buxton Opera House with the 1744 edition of Rameau’s Dardanus on Friday and both parts of Handel’s Giulio Cesare on Saturday.

As previously announced, Daniel Boys, Sarah Earnshaw and Simon Lipkin are among the cast of the world première of the Birmingham REP production of Debbie Isitt’s Nativity! The Musical which runs from Friday until Saturday 12 November.

A “gratuitously sleazy and joyfully noisy critique of alpha-masculinity and the built environment”, Cuncrete by Rachael Clerke and the Great White Males postures in the Studio at Derby Theatre on Saturday.

Stoke company Claybody Theatre continues to stage its site-specific play Dirty Laundry by Deborah McAndrew at the Spode Works, Stoke until Saturday.

The world première of Pink Sari Revolution, a true story about an “incredible” woman Sampat Pal who created “one of the world’s greatest feminist movements”, produced by Coventry’s Belgrade in collaboration with Leicester’s Curve and West Yorkshire Playhouse, continues at the Belgrade until Saturday.

Nottingham Playhouse continues to present Arthur Miller’s “gripping and powerful” All My Sons until Saturday.

Featuring 20 songs from Coventry artists including Frank Ifield, Vince Hill, Hazel O’Connor, The Specials, Terry Hall, King, The Primitives and The Enemy, Allan Pollock’s Godiva Rocks continues on the city’s Belgrade Theatre main stage until Saturday.

Derby Theatre continues to stage Neil Bartlett’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations until Saturday.

The Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough stages an Alan Ayckbourn double bill at the New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme, a revival of the 1979 farce Taking Steps and the world première of the “gently touching” comedy A Brief History of Women which both continue until Saturday 28 October.

At the Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford, in the Swan Theatre, Christopher Marlowe’s dark tale of sacrifice and passion, Dido, Queen of Carthage, continues until Saturday 28 October.

A three-course dinner is part of B arts’ new show Forest of Dreams which continues at China Hall in the former Spode Works, Stoke until Saturday 3 November.