Midlands productions

Steve Orme

Three short plays by Helen Kelly, Vanessa Oakes and Julia Wright explore how Elvis Presley “unleashed a tidal wave of inspiration, obsession and exploitation” when BOLDtext Playwrights stages a script-in-hand presentation of A Mouthful of Rhinestones in The Door at Birmingham REP on Monday.

The music of Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 features in Thriller Live which visits the Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham from Tuesday until Saturday.

A double bill of Ashok Patel’s 90 Days, about President Idi Amin’s decree that all Asian Ugandans should leave within three months, and Invisible by Daniel Anderson, a “futuristic drama about politics, social injustice and technology’s ability to care for man”, are on offer in the Foyle Studio at mac Birmingham on Saturday.

Debbie Isitt’s adaptation of Dodie Smith’s The Hundred and One Dalmatians continues at Birmingham REP until Saturday.

Iain Lauchlan takes to the Coventry Belgrade stage for his 23rd panto Cinderella which continues until Saturday.

Little Angel Theatre’s adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks’s The Singing Mermaid continues in the Underground Studio at Northampton’s Royal and Derngate until Saturday.

Nottingham native Sherrie Hewson leads the cast of Beauty and the Beast at the city’s Theatre Royal which continues until Sunday.

Gareth Gates plays Jack, Lisa Riley becomes the Spirit of the Beans, Ian Adams is Dame Trot, Adam C Booth is Simple Simon and Graham Cole plays Fleshcreep in Jack and the Beanstalk at Wolverhampton Grand which continues until Sunday.

Kenneth Alan Taylor writes and directs Cinderella which continues at Nottingham Playhouse until Saturday 20 January.

Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine continues in the Studio at Curve, Leicester until Saturday 20 January.

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

Beverley Knight is the Fairy Godmother, Strictly Come Dancing finalist Danny Mac becomes Prince Charming, Matt Slack plays Buttons and Suzanne Shaw takes the lead role in Cinderella which continues at Birmingham Hippodrome until Sunday 28 January.

Phil Davis plays Ebenezer Scrooge in David Edgar’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol which continues in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford until 4 February; Adrian Edmondson makes his RSC debut as Malvolio and Kara Tointon plays Olivia in Twelfth Night which continues until 24 February; and 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.