Three Moons, Awkward Conversations, 5 years, Murder, Billionaire Boy, Crimes On Coast

Under Three Moons – tour starts 24 September

Daniel Kanaber's new play Under Three Moons premières at The Lowry Salford, prior to touring.

The play explores how two men relate—or rather fail to relate—on three nights across three decades, from boyhood to manhood to fatherhood.

Under Three Moons is directed by Adam Quayle Box of Tricks joint artistic director and co-founder. The movement director is Luke Rigg and the composer is Chris Hope.

It visits The Lowry Salford, Lawrence Batley Cellar Studio Huddersfield, Unity Theatre Liverpool, Crewe Lyceum Studio, Hull Truck Studio, The Arts Centre Ormskirk Edge Hill University, York Theatre Royal, Live Theatre Newcastle, Theatr Clwyd Mold and Rosehill Theatre Whitehaven.

Awkward Conversations With Animals I've F*cked – tour starts 24 September

Previously seen at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe and earlier this year at the King's Head Theatre London, Awkward Conversations With Animals I've F*cked now tours.

Linus Karp reprises the role of Bobby in this 'tragi-comedy' written by Rob Hayes and directed by Katharine Armitage.

Darkly comic, it is an examination of love, loneliness, acceptance and boundaries, looking at mental health, toxic masculinity and society’s treatment of animals.

Awkward Conversations With Animals I've F*cked is presented by Awkward Productions and visits Burton Taylor Studio Oxford, Alma Tavern and Theatre Bristol, Old Joint Stock Theatre Birmingham, Alphabetti Theatre Newcastle, King's Arms Theatre Manchester, Marlborough Theatre Brighton, Bread and Roses Theatre London.

Five years – tour starts 25 September

Nottingham-based poet and performer Neal Pike uses poetry, storytelling and direct address in his solo show which explores an adolescence spent at a special educational needs school and being marked ‘disabled’ on account of his stutter.

A story of conformity, labelling and teenage experiences and how they define our adult selves, this story is largely autobiographical.

Five Years is directed by Matt Miller and produced by Dan Nicholas.

It visits The New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich, Theatre Deli Sheffield, Old Fire Station Oxford, Derby Theatre, Nottingham Playhouse, The Seagull Lowestoft, Attenborough Arts Centre Leicester, Chapel FM Arts Centre Leeds, Camden People’s Theatre London, Theatre Shop Clevedon, Phoenix Exeter and Arena Theatre Wolverhampton.

Murder, Margaret And Me – tour starts 26 September

EastEnders' Lin Blakley leads the cast of Murder, Margaret and Me as Agatha Christie in this story of the real but unlikely friendship between famed actress Margaret Rutherford and world-renowned Queen of Crime Agatha Christie.

Both had their mysteries: Rutherford a dark family secret and Christie who went missing for ten days.

Sarah Parks plays Margaret Rutherford and Gilly Tompkins plays the Spinster.

Murder, Margaret and Me is written by Philip Meeks and directed by Damian Cruden.

It is produced by A Tilted Wig, Malvern Theatres and Churchill Theatre Bromley. The tour visits Churchill Theatre Bromley, Theatre Royal Windsor, Malvern Theatres, Devonshire Park Theatre, New Wolsey Ipswich, The Haymarket Basingstoke, Kings Theatre Portsmouth and Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds.

Billionaire Boy – tour starts 26 September

David Walliams’s novel for children, Billionaire Boy, about twelve-year-old Joe Spud, the richest boy in the country, is to tour in a production from Birmingham Stage Company.

The adaptation is by Neal Foster who also directs. The show has special effects by Scott Penrose and music by Jak Poore.

This family show visits Capitol Theatre Horsham, Hull New Theatre, Derngate Theatre Northampton, Wycombe Swan High Wycombe, Richmond Theatre, Orchard Theatre Dartford, Alexandra Theatre Birmingham, Theatre Royal Glasgow, Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea and De Montfort Hall Leicester.

Crimes On The Coast – tour starts 28 September

Formerly Crimes under the Sun, English Rivera comedy murder mystery Crimes on the Coast tours again.

Taking inspiration from Agatha Christie, 39 Steps and Noël Coward, four actors play all the outrageous characters in this romp where everyone on the island is a suspect in the murder of the femme fatale.

James Farrell directs a cast of Ashley Christmas (as Artemis Arinae), Luca Thompson, Hannah Genesius and Jon Paul Rowden. The associate director is Heather Westwell and music is by Kathryn Levell.

Crimes under the Sun is written by Feargus Woods and presented by New Old Friends.

The show visits Merlin Theatre Frome, Adam Smith Theatre Kirkaldy, Theatre Royal Dumfries, Theatre Royal Wakefield, Didcot Cornerstone, The Lights Andover, Theatre Royal Bath, Octagon Theatre Yeovil, Birmingham Old Rep, Grand Pavilion Porthcawl, Georgian Theatre Royal Richmond, Theatr Brecheiniog, Berry Theatre Southampton, Maesteg Town Hall, Bay Theatre Weymouth, Exeter Northcott, Key Theatre Peterborough, Lyceum Theatre Crewe, Palace Theatre Southend, Landmark Theatre Ilfracombe and The Haymarket Basingstoke.

Check web sites for information regarding post-show Q&As, captioned, signed and relaxed performances, the use of smoke / haze and flashing lights and age suitability. At the time of going to press, some dates may not yet be on sale.