NW productions

David Upton

Lovehistory returns with Trial By Jury with a brand new court-case. The new instalment comes to Liverpool’s St George’s Hall on Wednesday and Thursday and then to the historic County Sessions House on Friday.

The musical play based on the book by Judith Kerr, The Tiger Who Came To Tea, gets three daytime performances at Preston Charter Theatre next Tuesday and Wednesday.

Outdoor theatre specialists Illyria return to Lancaster’s Williamson Park tonight using its very own natural amphitheatre, The Dell. Illyria perform adaptations of William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors on Sunday and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World on August 22.

After last year’s successful young people’s summer project, The Secret Garden, the Octagon Theatre in Bolton is kickstarting the venue’s 50th anniversary season with a full-scale summer project production of E Nesbit’s The Railway Children.

Manchester Royal Exchange’s award-winning Young Company presents We Were Told There Was Dancing, a brand-new show that takes its audience underground in a promenade production through the labyrinth-basement of the Exchange building.

A new American play, Remarkable Invisible, is given its world première production at Theatre by the Lake in Keswick.