What's on in the Midlands

Published: 13 June 2021
Reporter: Steve Orme

Jodie Prenger as Emma in Tell Me on a Sunday at Malvern Theatres Credit: Tristram Kenton
Paul Sandys (Sidney Hopcroft), Graham O'Mara (Ronald Brewster-Wright), Rosanna Miles (Marion Brewster-Wright), Felicity Houlbrooke (Jane Hopcroft) and Helen Keeley (Eva Jackson) in Absurd Person Singular at Derby Theatre Credit: Sheila Burnett
Jessica Daley in The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber at Curve, Leicester Credit: Ellie Kurttz

Shakespeare specialists Oddsocks takes its “unique” spin on The Comedy of Errors to the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry from Tuesday until Thursday.

A folk musical telling the true story of a group of women who after World War II transformed their village into a thriving community, Petticoat Council by Frankie Meredith has its première as part of Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 at Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry from Tuesday until Thursday.

The Watermill Theatre production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black’s musical Tell Me on a Sunday featuring Jodie Prenger starts a new tour at Malvern Theatres from Tuesday until Saturday.

Dance company Rambert2 stages a double bill of Killer Pig by Sharon Eyal and Micaela Taylor’s Home at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham on Wednesday and Thursday.

London Classic Theatre opens a tour of Absurd Person Singular by Alan Ayckbourn at Derby Theatre from Wednesday until Saturday.

The National Youth Theatre’s REP Company tours George Orwell’s Animal Farm, adapted by Tatty Hennessy and co-produced by Northampton’s Royal and Derngate, to Soulton Hall, Shropshire from Wednesday until Saturday.

Joe Pasquale and Sarah Earnshaw are the cast of John Godber’s comedy April in Paris which tours to the Theatre Royal Nottingham on Friday and Saturday.

Birmingham Royal Ballet presents Sir David Bintley's Cinderella at Birmingham REP from Friday until Saturday 26 June.

Pecho Mama tours Medea Electronica, a “powerful and deeply moving Greek tragedy reimagined into 1980s domesticity, played out with a scorching live electronica ensemble” to the Core at Corby Cube, Northamptonshire on Saturday.

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, continues at the Leicester theatre until Saturday.