Midlands productions

Published: 3 February 2019
Reporter: Steve Orme

Actors will be seated among the audience who listen to their conversations through headphones in a ”funny and moving real-time live audio drama piece”, Ming Ho’s Citizens of Nowhere? in the Gallery Café at Lakeside Arts, Nottingham on Monday.

Shedding light on the world of female polar exploration, A Hundred Words for Snow, written by Tatty Hennessy and performed by Gemma Barnett, is “a journey of epic proportions in every sense—through grief, adolescence and across the Arctic” at Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry from Monday until Thursday.

Gwyneth Strong plays Mrs Boyle in Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap in the Royal, Northampton from Monday until Saturday.

Gary Lucy, Andrew Dunn, Louis Emerick, Joe Gill, Kai Owen and James Redmond reveal all in The Full Monty at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham from Monday until Saturday.

Paul Nicholls plays Raymond Babbit and Chris Fountain is Charlie Babbitt in Bill Kenwright’s Classic Screen to Stage Theatre Company’s presentation of Dan Gordon’s Rain Man at Malvern Theatres from Tuesday until Saturday.

The 70th anniversary season at Chesterfield’s Pomegranate Theatre continues with Tabs Productions’ and Rumpus Theatre Company’s The Killing of Sister George by Frank Marcus from Tuesday until Saturday.

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake returns to Birmingham Hippodrome with a fresh look for the 21st century from Tuesday until Saturday 16 February.

An “honest, moving and hilarious show exploring non-binary gender using Elise Heaven’s real-life experiences”, She’s a Good Boy can be seen in the Studio at Derby Theatre on Friday.

Elmhurst Ballet Company's inaugural performance of Origins, which includes a range of excerpts from works including David Bintley’s The Shakespeare Suite, Kenneth MacMillan’s Elite Syncopations and Romeo and Juliet, Peter Wright’s Swan Lake and Wayne McGregor’s Entity, can be seen at Elmhurst Ballet School, Bristol Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham on Friday and Saturday.

Northern Broadsides’ tour of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing gets under way at the New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme from Friday until Saturday 2 March.

Jasmin Vardimon presents her new work Medusa, created on the coast of Barcelona and inspired by its marine life, at mac Birmingham on Saturday.

Kinky Boots takes audiences from the factory floor to the glamorous catwalks of Milan when it continues at the Regent Theatre, Stoke until Saturday.

The stage adaptation of Malorie Blackman’s young adult novel Noughts and Crosses continues at Derby Theatre until Saturday 16 February (press night Tuesday 5 February).

A new production of Joe Penhall’s Blue / Orange, his “searing dissection of institutional racism and mental health in modern Britain”, continues at Birmingham REP until Saturday 16 February (press night Tuesday 5 February).

Nick Hancock appears in Jack Milner and Mark Stevenson’s new comedy Octopus Soup! which continues at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry until Saturday 16 February.

At the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford, 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.