What's on in the Midlands

Published: 5 January 2020
Reporter: Steve Orme

Tracie Bennett takes the title role and Darren Day plays Beauregard in the first professional UK revival of Jerry Herman’s musical Mame which tours to Northampton Royal and Derngate from Tuesday until Saturday.

Moscow City Ballet returns to Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall with two “spectacular” ballets, each presented in classic Russian style with full orchestra, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake on Wednesday and Thursday and Victor Smirnov’s-Golovanov’s The Nutcracker from Friday until Sunday.

Hammerpuzzle in association with the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham stages an adaptation of the Thomas Hardy novel Under the Greenwood Tree at The King’s Theatre, Gloucester on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon, and a new adaptation of Edward Lear’s nonsense poem The Owl and The Pussycat at the same theatre on Saturday morning.

Puss in Boots, with writer and director Iain Lauchlan marking 25 years at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, continues until Saturday.

Sleeping Beauty continues at Nottingham Playhouse until Saturday.

The Theatre Chipping Norton pantomime Puss in Boots continues until Sunday.

Jamie Muscato plays Tony and Adriana Ivelisse is Maria in West Side Story which has been extended at Curve, Leicester until Saturday 18 January.

A new, reimagined version of Peter Pan specifically for Birmingham audiences continues at Birmingham REP until Sunday 19 January.

A new production of Mark Twain’s The Prince and The Pauper continues at the New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme until Saturday 25 January.

Lesley Joseph, Joe McElderry, Matt Slack, Faye Brookes, Flawless, Doreen Tipton, Andrew Ryan and Jac Yarrow discover who is the fairest one of all in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs which continues at Birmingham Hippodrome until Sunday 2 February.

At the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford, David Walliams’s The Boy in the Dress featuring music by Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers continues until Sunday 8 March while in the Swan Theatre Hannah Khalil’s A Museum in Baghdad continues until Saturday 25 January and Shakespeare's rarely-performed history play King John featuring Rosie Sheehy in the title role continues until Saturday 21 March.