Midlands productions

Published: 8 July 2012
Reporter: Steve Orme

You're Only Young TwiceMelvyn Hayes and Katy Manning star in Ron Aldridge’s You’re Only Young Twice at Wolverhampton Grand from Tuesday until Saturday.

Liza Goddard, Susan Penhaligon, Gareth Hale, Norman Pace and Neil Stacey appear in John Chapman’s Dry Rot at Derby Theatre from Tuesday until Saturday.

There’s a treat for children at Northampton’s Derngate when Angelina Ballerina—The Mousical takes to the stage from Wednesday until Saturday.

Northampton Royal and Derngate’s Youth Theatre confronts the darker aspects of human nature in Timberlake Wertenbaker’s The Love of the Nightingale in the theatre’s Underground auditorium on Thursday and Friday.

Illyria performs William Shakespeare’s Henry V at Newstead Abbey, Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire on Friday and Saturday.

Heartbreak Productions’ open-air staging of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing visits Daventry Abbey School, Daventry on Saturday.

Stafford Festival Shakespeare continues at Stafford Castle with Romeo and Juliet until Saturday.

A Fine Bright Day TodayPhilip Goulding’s play A Fine Bright Day Today continues at the New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme until Saturday, 21 July.

Northampton Royal and Derngate’s artistic director Laurie Sansom directs a new adaptation by Andrew Upton of Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler which continues on the Royal stage until Saturday, 28 July.

Audiences are having the time of their life at Birmingham Hippodrome as Dirty Dancing continues until Saturday, 25 August.

At the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford, after a London residency Twelfth Night returns to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre from Thursday until 6 October and The Tempest is back from Friday until 7 October while in the Swan, A Soldier In Every Son – The Rise of the Aztecs continues until 28 July and Richard III and King John continue until 15 September.