Crossings, Paper Traveller, Richard Carpenter, Silence, Lands, Burgerz

Crossings – tour starts 10 October

The first collaboration between leading rural touring companies Pentabus Theatre Company and New Perspectives, Crossings will tour to village halls and arts centres.

This subversive play looks at occurrences of cross-dressing in the military and the legacies of conflict with a backdrop of the Armistice of 1918. It is written by Deirdre Kinahan.

Sophie Motley directs a cast made up of Victoria Brazier and Will O’ Connell.

Crossings visits Bromfield Village Hall Shropshire, All Stretton Village Hall Shropshire, Ludlow Assembly Rooms Shropshire, Culmington Village Hall Shropshire, Quatt Village Hall Shropshire, Mansfield Old Library Nottinghamshire, South Holland Centre Spalding Lincolnshire, Geddington Village Hall Northamptonshire, Theatre Severn Shrewsbury Shropshire, Leintwardine Centre Herefordshire, Thrumpton Village Hall Nottinghamshire, Waingroves Community Association Derbyshire, South Luffenham Village Hall Rutland, Blythe Bridge Care & Fun Club Staffordshire, Swythamley & Heaton Centre Cheshire, Rutland County Museum Rutland, Biggin Village Hall Derbyshire, Lustleigh Village Hall Devon, Durweston Village Hall Dorset and Toller Porcorum Village Hall with further dates to be announced.

The Paper Traveller – tour starts 11 October

Site-specific specialist Marie Klimis is taking her immersive site-specific show to libraries across London for an autumn tour.

Part-treasure hunt, part-theatre, The Paper Traveller explores spaces using pop-up books, miniature sets, sound installations and intimate theatre performances.

Asking "what if books could talk?" this is a storytelling adventure for one audience member at a time experienced through books and explores what happens if you get lost in one.

The Paper Traveller is written, directed and designed by Marie Klimis. The composer and sound designer is Andrey Novikov. It is performed by Chusi Amoros, Clare McCall, Dajana Trtanj.

This production includes walking up and down stairs and is therefore not accessible to wheelchair users.

The show visits Wimbledon Library, Kensington Central Library, Woolwich Centre Library and Westminster Reference Library.

Richard Carpenter Is Close To You – tour starts 11 October

Musical tragicomedy Richard Carpenter is Close to You had a run at last year's Edinburgh Fringe and a successful Australian tour.

It is now set to tour the UK until early December.

Written and performed by Matthew Floyd Jones, the show is a character-comedy / theatre / live music hybrid that weaves song parodies with a moving story.

Richard Carpenter is Close to You visits Bloomsbury Theatre London, Harrogate Theatre Studio, Norwich Playhouse, Gravesend Woodville Studio Theatre, Lyme Regis Marine Theatre, The Berry Theatre Hedge End, Exeter Phoenix Theatre, Carlisle Old Fire Station, Sale Waterside Arts Centre, Guildford G Live, Reading South Street, Banbury Mill Arts, Cambridge Junction, Huddersfield Lawrence Batley Theatre, The Drama Studio Sheffield University, Fareham Ashcroft Arts Centre, Brighton Komedia Studio and The Stables Milton Keynes.

Silence - tour starts 12 October

Nicola Werenowska’s new comedy Silence in which the action hurtles between Warsaw and London over two decades and three generations, explores the inter-generational effects the Soviet War has had on Polish families.

In the cast are Tina Gray, Kate Spiro and Maria Louis. Jo Newman directs.

Silence is a Mercury Theatre Colchester, Wiltshire Creative and Unity Theatre Liverpool Production. It opens at Mercury Theatre Colchester then visits Unity Theatre Liverpool, The Dukes Lancaster, York Theatre Royal, Sir John Mills Theatre Ipswich, The Marlowe Studio Canterbury, Minghella Studios University of Reading, Ognisko Polskie London and Salisbury Playhouse.

Lands – tour starts 16 October

Absurd tragicomedy Lands looks at a relationship on the edge of collapse, the impossibility of relationships and our inability to understand one another.

The play is created by Jaz Woodcock-Stewart with the company and research and development by Richard Perryman and Nasi Voutsas.

Woodcock-Stewart, co-artistic director of award-winning company Antler, directs a cast that includes Leah Brotherhead and Sophie Steer.

The production enjoyed a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe and run at the Bush Theatre London.

Lands is a Bush Theatre and Antler co-production developed at Battersea Arts Centre and the Bush Theatre.

The show visits Wardrobe Theatre Bristol, The Other Room Cardiff, The Hub Leeds, North Wall Oxford, West End Centre Aldershot, Bath Spa University Bath, mac Birmingham, Theatre Delicatessen Sheffield, HOME Manchester and Bush Theatre London.

Burgerz – tour starts 19 October

Trans activist and performer Travis Alabanza’s one person show Burgerz is a visual theatre piece about the trans experience in the UK today.

Written and performed by Travis Alabanza their first full-length theatre show started when Alabanza had a burger thrown at them whilst walking over a bustling Waterloo Bridge in broad daylight and nobody did a thing. Alabanza became obsessed with burgers.

The show is timely, unsettling and powerful, exploring harassment of transgender and gender non-conforming people and how trans lives are dissected in public.

Hackney Showroom co-founder Sam Curtis Lindsay directs. It is the venue's second in-house production.

Burgerz is presented by Travis Alabanza in association with Hackney Showroom. For this short tour the show visits Ovalhouse London, Hackney Showroom London and Royal Exchange, Manchester.