Midlands productions

Published: 30 June 2013
Reporter: Steve Orme

Birmingham Stage Company performs Roald Dahl’s story of James and the Giant Peach at Derby Theatre from Tuesday until Saturday.

Rebecca Wheatley, Kim Taylforth and Michelle Morris take the plunge in Neil Dunn’s comedy Steaming at Wolverhampton Grand from Tuesday until Saturday.

Mark Benton, Lucy Benjamin and Marcus Collins brush up their talents to appear in Hairspray at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal from Tuesday until Saturday 13 July.

Heartbreak Productions has two shows in the Midlands this week, David Kerby Kendall's adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula at St John's House Museum, Warwick on Wednesday and the Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire on Sunday while Alice—An Extraordinary Adventure, based on Lewis Carroll and adapted by Dani Carberi, is at Caldecott Park, Rugby on Saturday.

Christopher Neil's 2011 community theatre production of Brassed Off returns to Mansfield Palace Theatre from Thursday until Saturday.

A “dance and music extravaganza complete with sequins, spray tans and behind-the-scenes action from the BBC One Saturday night entertainment series”, Strictly Confidential waltzes into Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall on Friday.

Oddsocks which "takes epic, classic texts and adapt them into heart-warming, humourous, vibrant and feel-good theatre performances for all the family", is at Nottingham Castle with Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors on Friday and Saturday.

North Worcestershire company Madcap Productions tours Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew to Evesham Arts Centre on Saturday.

Northampton Royal and Derngate’s community group The Actors Company is searching for love through time and history in Moira Buffini’s Loveplay on Saturday.

Michael Pinchbeck’s play The Ashes, which tells the story of the England cricket team’s infamous “bodyline” tour of Australia, continues at Nottingham Playhouse until Saturday.

Former Coronation Street actor Eric Potts continues as Bottom in Stafford Festival Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night's Dream at Stafford Castle until Saturday 13 July.

The touring production of Disney’s The Lion King continues at Birmingham Hippodrome until Saturday 28 September.

At the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford, Hamlet and As You Like It both continue in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre until Saturday 28 September while in the Swan, Thomas Middleton’s Jacobean comedy A Mad World My Masters continues until 25 October and revenge tragedy Titus Andronicus continues until 26 October.