Midlands productions

Published: 18 March 2012
Reporter: Steve Orme

Our Country's GoodThe Original Theatre Company stages a new production of Our Country's Good, Timberlake Wertenbaker's drama about the first convicts in Australia, at Buxton Opera House tomorrow (Monday).

Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson and Lesley Joseph are reunited in Birds of a Feather at Wolverhampton Grand from tomorrow until Saturday.

Candoco Dance Company celebrates two decades of its work in Turning 20 - anniversary bill at Nottingham's Lakeside Arts Centre on Tuesday.

Rising, a new evening of work performed by Aakash Odedra, dances into the Studio at Curve, Leicester on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Francesca Millican-Slater investigates the message on a postcard sent 100 years ago in Me, Myself and Miss Gibbs, "part detective noir, part lecture, part personal biography", at mac, Birmingham from Tuesday until Thursday.

Choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh's new show Classic Cut is at mac, Birmingham on Tuesday and the Core at Corby Cube on Thursday.

Princeton, Avenue QThe "unholy comedic alliance of humans and puppets" Avenue Q tours to Stoke's Regent Theatre from Tuesday until Saturday.

Denise Black and Michael Starke get into the habit of appearing in Sister Act at Nottingham's Theatre Royal from Tuesday until Saturday, 31 March.

European Arts Company celebrates its tenth anniversary by reviving its first show, a double bill of Harold Pinter's The Dumb Waiter and The Lover, at the Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton on Wednesday.

The Russian Ice Stars skate their way through Cinderella on Ice at Derngate, Northampton from Wednesday until Sunday.

Kevin Tomlinson is On the Edge! with his improvised comedy theatre show at Nottingham's Lakeside Arts Centre on Thursday.

Chris Larner's exploration of the contentious issue of assisted dying, An Instinct for Kindness, visits the Studio at Leicester's Curve on Thursday and Friday.

A group of neighbours fight to rebuild their lives and the city of their birth in a Britain made bankrupt by two world wars in Go and Play Up Your Own End at Lichfield Garrick from Thursday until Saturday.

A "dark comedy revolving around the luxurious lives of yummy mummies", Mummy Mafia will make you an offer you can't refuse in the Lab at the Core at Corby Cube on Friday.

Moving Talent takes off with Flight Risk, a "disaster-prone comedy drama" by Patrick Gordon and Astrid Ayers, at Buxton Pavilion Arts Centre Studio on Friday and Saturday.

Romeo and JulietShakespeare's Romeo and Juliet continues at Nottingham Playhouse until Saturday.

Tyrone Huggins' new play The Honey Man continues at the Guildhall Theatre, Derby until Saturday, 31 March.

Coventry Belgrade's new production of Alexander Galin's 1980 Moscow Olympics drama, Stars in the Morning Sky, continues in the theatre's B2 auditorium until Saturday, 7 April.

Leicester's Curve continues to host a revival of Gypsy until Sunday, 15 April.

Neil Morrissey and Brian Conley share the role of Fagin in Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Oliver! at Birmingham Hippodrome until Saturday, 21 April.

At the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford, The Comedy of Errors continues until 14 May while Twelfth Night continues until 15 May.