Midlands productions

Published: 19 August 2012
Reporter: Steve Orme

Classic Thriller Season at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham
Short Shift

The fourth play in the Classic Thriller Season at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham, The Final Twist by Ken Whitmore and Alfred Bradley, runs from tomorrow (Monday) until Saturday.

A new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s roller-skating spectacular Starlight Express glides into Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall from Tuesday until Saturday, 1 September.

The Core at Corby Cube and performance arts organization Urban Angel stage a site-specific piece, Short Shift, performed by young people from Corby and Kettering who are not in work or education, at the Church of the Epiphany, Elizabeth Street, Corby on Thursday and Friday.

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

Leamington Spa-based outdoor theatre company Heartbreak Productions takes E Nesbitt’s The Railway Children to Snibston Discovery Museum, Coalville, Leicestershire next Sunday.

Lichfield Festival is spreading its wings and presenting Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre’s touring production As You Like It outdoors at Tutbury Castle next Sunday and Monday, 26 and 27 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 Richard III and King John continue until 15 September.