What's on in the Midlands

Published: 6 June 2021
Reporter: Steve Orme

Ralph Fiennes in rehearsals for Four Quartets at Northampton’s Royal and Derngate Credit: Matt Humphrey
Oliver Ford Davies as Graham Greene and Stephen Boxer as Kim Philby in A Splinter of Ice at Malvern Theatres Credit: James Findlay
Miriam Edwards who takes the lead in Mademoiselle F at the Shop Front Theatre, Coventry

Celebrating “music and memories from the extraordinary life and career” of one of our greatest composers and impresarios, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, a concert directed by Curve’s artistic director Nikolai Foster, will run at the Leicester theatre from Monday until Saturday 19 June.

Ralph Fiennes appears in and directs his world première adaptation of T S Eliot’s Four Quartets at Northampton’s Royal and Derngate from Tuesday until Saturday.

Malvern’s Festival Theatre will reopen with the Cold War thriller A Splinter of Ice, written by Ben Brown, presented by Original Theatre Company and featuring Oliver Ford Davies as Graham Greene and Stephen Boxer as Kim Philby, from Tuesday until Saturday.

A new play by Vanessa Oakes, Mademoiselle F, with Miriam Edwards in the title role and Tyrone Huggins as a polar bear, will be performed at the Shop Front Theatre, Coventry from Wednesday until Saturday.

The National Theatre's festival of new writing, performance and workshops for young people returns to Derby Theatre, with six theatre companies performing productions of their chosen plays over three nights from Thursday until Saturday.

Birmingham Royal Ballet and Birmingham REP present Curated by Carlos, a triple bill of two world premières and a UK première, selected by BRB’s director Carlos Acosta, at the REP from Thursday until Saturday.

Emma Dears is Judy Garland and Helen Sheals becomes Liza Minnelli in Judy and Liza the Musical, the first event on the main stage since the reopening of the Albany Theatre, Coventry, on Saturday.