What's on in the Midlands

Published: 15 May 2021
Reporter: Steve Orme

Animal Farm at Royal and Derngate, Northampton
Rosie Kay in Absolute Solo II at Birmingham REP Credit: Brian Slater

Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre will reopen with socially distanced audiences seeing Joe Pasquale and Sarah Earnshaw in John Godber’s April in Paris from Monday until Wednesday.

A collaboration between the National Youth Theatre and Northampton’s Royal and Derngate, Tatty Hennessy’s adaptation of George Orwell’s Animal Farm can be seen in the Royal auditorium from Monday until Saturday.

Birmingham choreographer Rosie Kay returns to the stage with the première of a triple bill of her solo work, Absolute Solo II, at Birmingham REP on Wednesday.

Wayward Productions presents an adaptation of Christie Watson’s memoir of her 20 years as a nurse, The Language of Kindness, at Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry from Thursday until Saturday.

Songs from new musicals, extracts from original plays and newly choreographed dance pieces from Kathak to hip hop will be included in a showcase by associate artists and resident creatives, which will be hosted by Sheep Soup, at Curve, Leicester on Friday and Saturday.