Midlands productions

Steve Orme

Actors of Dionysus reimagines Sophocles’ tragedy Antigone in a dystopian landscape in the Djanogly Theatre at Lakeside Arts, Nottingham on Monday.

Featuring Emily Ntshangase-Wood, a former detainee at the Yarl’s Wood immigration removal centre, Tanja examines the UK’s position in the refugee crisis through the experiences of asylum seekers and refugees in the Foyle Studio at mac Birmingham on Monday.

A new show “all about the messy business of gender”, Outbox Theatre’s And the Rest of me Floats can be seen in The Door at Birmingham REP on Monday and Tuesday.

Nick Newman and Ian Hislop’s The Wipers Times, which tells the extraordinary story of the satirical newspaper created in the mud and mayhem of the Somme, tours to the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham from Monday until Saturday.

Ria Jones plays Norma Desmond and Danny Mac is Joe Gillis in the Leicester Curve production of Sunset Boulevard which visits Birmingham Hippodrome from Monday until Saturday.

Based on the ITV television series by Jeff Pope, Cilla the Musical tells the story of Cilla Black, the girl from Liverpool whose teenage dreams of stardom led to her becoming “one of Britain’s best-loved entertainers”, at the Regent Theatre, Stoke from Tuesday until Saturday.

Sleeping Beauty, the 2017 panto at The Theatre, Chipping Norton opens on Tuesday and runs until Sunday 14 January.

Ballet Black presents a triple bill, Captured with choreography by Martin Lawrance, Michael Corder’s House of Dreams and Red Riding Hood, “turned on his head by South Bank Award winner Annabelle Lopez”, at Derby Theatre on Wednesday.

Birmingham Stage Company introduces David Walliams’s Awful Auntie to the Theatre Royal, Nottingham from Wednesday until Sunday.

Little Angel Theatre stages a children’s show, Emma Dodd’s Me... in the Foyle Studio at mac Birmingham from Wednesday until Thursday 30 November.

Sarah Woods’s Under the Carpet which explores everyday experiences of poverty in the UK and Iran premières at the Shop Front Theatre, Coventry on Thursday.

Ewan Wardrop follows George Formby’s rise from an awkward stable boy to one of Britain’s biggest stars in Formby in the Djanogly Theatre at Lakeside Arts, Nottingham on Thursday.

“The UK’s leading full mask theatre company” Vamos performs Finding Joy in the B2 auditorium at Coventry’s Belgrade from Thursday until Saturday.

Interactive theatre-makers Coney stages Remote, a “live game interrogating the politics of choice, and decision-making in an immaterial world, saturated with technology”, in the Studio at Derby Theatre on Friday.

A “startling”, contemporary reimagining of the ancient Greek legend of Medea, by Jean René Lemoine, directed and translated by Neil Bartlett, featuring performer, dancer and vocalist Francois Testory, visits The Studio at Birmingham REP on Friday and Saturday.

All-male dance company BalletBoyz returns to Lichfield Garrick with its new show Fourteen Days, which has been created by four choreographers including Craig Revel Horwood, on Saturday.

Giles Croft bows out as artistic director of Nottingham Playhouse with Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard which continues until Saturday.

Nikolai Foster, artistic director of Leicester’s Curve, directs a new production of Scrooge the Musical from Saturday until Sunday 7 January.

Ballet Theatre UK takes a new production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker to Mansfield Palace Theatre on Sunday.

Adrian Edmondson makes his Royal Shakespeare Company debut as Malvolio and Kara Tointon plays Olivia in Twelfth Night which continues in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre until 24 February.