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What's on in the Midlands

Published: 18 August 2019
Reporter: Steve Orme

Blackadder meets Carry On as David Graham Productions travels 400 years back in time for a “fabulous night of comedy and the greatest hits of the 1960s” in A Comedy Of Eric’s at the New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme from Monday until Saturday 31 August.

The final play in the Colin McIntyre Classic Thriller Season at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham is Dangerous Obsession by N J Crisp which runs from Tuesday until Saturday.

Paul Taylor-Mills and his repertory company continue their summer play season at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield with The King’s Speech by David Seidler from Tuesday until Saturday.

Heartbreak Productions is on the road with three of its outdoor shows, Noël Coward’s Private Lives at Warley Woods, The Pavilion, Lightwoods Hill, Smethwick, West Midlands on Wednesday, Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights at Foundry Wood, Princes Drive, Leamington Spa, also on Wednesday, and David Walliams’s Gangsta Granny at Belgrave Hall and Gardens, Church Road, Leicester on Thursday and Wood Norton Garden and Terrace, Worcester Road, Evesham on Friday.

Peter Andre and Ore Oduba share the role of Teen Angel in Grease the Musical which continues at Birmingham Hippodrome until Saturday.

At the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford, in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, artistic director Gregory Doran directs a new version of Measure for Measure until Thursday, 29 August while a gender-swapped version of The Taming of the Shrew, set in a 1590s matriarchal England in which women hold all the power, and Kimberley Sykes’s version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy As You Like It both continue until Saturday 31 August; in the Swan Theatre, John Vanbrugh’s comedy The Provoked Wife and Thomas Otway’s “savage political thriller” Venice Preserved run in repertory until Saturday 7 September.