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What's on in the Midlands

Published: 1 September 2019
Reporter: Steve Orme

Paul Taylor-Mills and his repertory company continue their summer play season at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield with Dangerous Corner by J B Priestley from Tuesday until Saturday.

Charting the “inspiring true love story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan and their journey from Cuba to the streets of Miami and finally onto international superstardom”, the musical On Your Feet! gets you with its rhythm at Birmingham Hippodrome from Tuesday until Saturday.

Richard Winsor plays Tony Manero in Bill Kenwright’s “re-imagined and revitalised” production of Saturday Night Fever at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham from Tuesday until Saturday.

A new version of the musical Grease is the one that Curve, Leicester wants from Tuesday until Saturday 14 September, with Peter Andre playing Teen Angel during the second week.

Written by Birmingham playwright Joan Carty, Holding the Centre, a new production from Women Writes, follows a young man on a journey to find himself after “the shocking death of a friend throws the life he has built up into disarray” and can be seen in the B2 auditorium at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry from Wednesday until Saturday.

Heartbreak Productions ends its 2019 outdoor tours at The Royal Spa Centre, Newbold Terrace, Leamington Spa, with Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet on Wednesday, Noël Coward’s Private Lives on Thursday, Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights on Friday and Gangsta Granny by David Walliams on Saturday.

Bryony Lavery’s adaptation of Alice Sebold’s story about life after loss The Lovely Bones returns to Birmingham REP from Friday until Saturday 21 September.

August Wilson’s 20th century American classic Two Trains Running continues at Northampton’s Royal and Derngate until Saturday.

At the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford, in the Swan Theatre, John Vanbrugh’s comedy The Provoked Wife and Thomas Otway’s “savage political thriller” Venice Preserved continue in repertory until Saturday.