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Midlands productions

Published: 6 January 2019

The Russian State Ballet of Siberia takes three of the world’s most popular ballets to Northampton’s Derngate, Prokofiev’s Cinderella on Monday, Snow Maiden on Tuesday and Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker on Wednesday.

Commonism, a meeting of two people from different countries in search of some common ground featuring the UK's Andy Smith and Norway's Amund Sjølie Sveen, has its UK première in The Door at Birmingham REP from Tuesday until Friday.

Leicester’s Curve aims to “banish the blues and nourish the soul” with its production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas which continues until Sunday while Curve and Rose Theatre Kingston’s co-production of Dr Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat continues in Curve’s Studio until Saturday.

Joe Pasquale plays Smee and John Challis is Captain Hook in Nottingham Theatre Royal’s panto Peter Pan which continues until Sunday.

The yellow brick road leads to Birmingham REP as Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion continue to search for The Wizard of Oz until Sunday.

Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood continues at Nottingham Playhouse until Saturday 19 January.

Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows continues at the New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme until Saturday 26 January.

Peter Pan, which now features Darren Day as Captain Hook in place of Jimmy Osmond, continues at Birmingham Hippodrome until Sunday 27 January.

At the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford, Aden Gillett plays Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol which continues until Sunday 20 January while in the Swan Theatre Kathryn Hunter takes the title role in Timon of Athens which continues until Friday 22 February and Molière’s classic Tartuffe is brought up to date in a new version by Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto which continues until Saturday 23 February.

Steve Orme