Midlands productions

Steve Orme

Dame Siân Phillips and Derek Griffiths motor along to Malvern Theatres in Alfred Uhry’s Driving Miss Daisy from Monday until Saturday.

A new adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland is the Christmas production at Birmingham’s Old Rep from Monday until Thursday 30 December.

Ruby Wax takes her one-woman show Frazzled to Derngate, Northampton on Tuesday.

Mansfield’s New Youth Theatre group performs Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the town’s Palace Theatre on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Out of Joint, Octagon Theatre Bolton and Royal Court production of Andrea Dunbar’s Rita, Sue and Bob Too tours to Derby Theatre from Tuesday until Saturday.

Lyn Paul returns to the role of Mrs Johnstone in Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham from Tuesday until Saturday.

The Core at Corby Cube, Northamptonshire hosts a Shakespeare Schools Festival on Wednesday and Thursday.

Birmingham Stage Company presents David Walliams’s Awful Auntie at the New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham from Wednesday until Sunday.

Monologueslam, an industry showcase for actors who go head to head to perform in front of an audience containing a panel of industry professionals, is staged in the Studio at Birmingham REP on Friday.

A story “as ubiquitous to generations of Welsh people as Shakespeare is to the classrooms and stages of England,” the treasured Welsh legend of the Fourth Branch of the Mabinogion is brought to the stage in Adverse Camber’s Dreaming the Night Field: a legend of Wales which tours to Colston Bassett Village Hall, Nottinghamshire on Friday, Whatcote Community Centre, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire on Saturday and Piesse of Piddle Hotel, Wyre Piddle, Worcestershire on Sunday.

Sixty dancers and a full orchestra are involved in Birmingham Royal Ballet's evergreen production of Sir Peter Wright’s The Nutcracker at Birmingham Hippodrome from Friday until Wednesday 13 December.

The Gloucestershire panto Dick Whittington and His Cat opens at the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham on Friday and runs until Sunday 7 January.

Topped with “lashings of Christmas spirit”, That’ll Be the Day returns with its new Christmas show to Derngate, Northampton on Saturday.

Devised and performed by a cast of three including Women and Theatre’s artistic director Janice Connolly, Rocking the Wire shares the experiences of Birmingham women at the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp in the Hexagon Theatre at mac Birmingham on Saturday and Sunday while in the Foyle Studio Little Angel Theatre’s children’s show, Emma Dodd’s Me..., continues until Thursday 30 November.

Russian State Ballet and Opera House presents Romeo and Juliet at Buxton Opera House on Sunday.

Artistic director Nikolai Foster directs a new production of Scrooge the Musical which continues at Curve, Leicester until Sunday 7 January.

Sleeping Beauty, the 2017 panto at The Theatre, Chipping Norton continues until Sunday 14 January.

A new adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island continues at the New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme until Saturday 27 January.

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 while in the Swan Theatre Mike Poulton’s adaptation of The Cicero Trilogy by Robert Harris, Imperium Part I: Conspirator and Imperium Part II: Dictator, continue until Saturday 10 February (press performances on Thursday 7 December).