Midlands productions

Published: 5 August 2012
Reporter: Steve Orme

Classic Thriller SeasonThe second play in the Colin McIntyre Classic Thriller Season at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal is Francis Durbridge’s Murder in the Small Hours which plays from tomorrow (Monday) until Saturday.

The Festival Players’ all-male ensemble performs Shakespeare’s Richard III in the outdoor arena at mac, Birmingham on Wednesday.

Illyria stages David Wood’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Twits in the open air at Newstead Abbey, Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire on Friday.

Leamington Spa-based outdoor theatre company Heartbreak Productions has two shows in the Midlands this week, Noel Coward’s Private Lives at Charlecote Park near Warwick on Saturday and Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing at Barnwell Country Park, Oundle, Northamptonshire next Sunday.

CBeebies television hit Grandpa in my Pocket which is making its stage debut continues at Nottingham Playhouse until Saturday.

The Importance of Being EarnestChapterhouse Theatre Company presents an open-air production of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest in the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton on Saturday and Sunday.

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, in the Courtyard Theatre Much Ado about Nothing continues until 15 September; in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre The Comedy of Errors continues until 6 October,Twelfth Night until 6 October and The Tempest until 7 October; and in the Swan Troilus and Cressida continues until 18 August while Richard III and King John continue until 15 September.