What's on in the Midlands

Published: 4 July 2021
Reporter: Steve Orme

Malcolm Sinclair, Philip Arditti and Haydn Gwynne in Copenhagen at Malvern Theatres Credit: Nobby Clark
John Goodrum (Mundon Mandeville), Karen Henson (Miriam Mandeville) and John Lyons (Father Brown) in Father Brown – The Murderer in the Mirror at Key Theatre, Peterborough
Leo Wan (John) and Sophie Robinson (Julie) in Miss Julie at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry Credit: Mark McNulty

Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen, a detective story set in Nazi-occupied Denmark and featuring Haydn Gwynne, Malcolm Sinclair and Philip Arditti, a Theatre Royal Bath and Jonathan Church production, visits Malvern Theatres from Monday until Saturday.

The third play in the Classic Thriller Season at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal is Kiss of Death by Simon Williams which runs from Tuesday until Saturday.

Jodie Prenger appears in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black's musical Tell Me on a Sunday at Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury from Tuesday until Saturday.

Rumpus Theatre Company takes John Goodrum’s play based on G K Chesterton’s mysteries, Father Brown—The Murderer in the Mirror, to Key Theatre, Peterborough on Wednesday and Thursday.

Heartbreak Productions performs an adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby outdoors at Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire on Thursday and Friday.

British-Hong Kong playwright Amy Ng has adapted August Strindberg’s psychological drama Miss Julie into a politically charged production which will be presented by New Earth Theatre and Storyhouse in the B2 auditorium at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry from Thursday until Saturday.

Stephen Sondheim's and Hugh Wheeler’s A Little Night Music marks the start of the 2021 Buxton International Festival and will be performed on Thursday, Saturday, Thursday 15 July and Saturday 24 July.

A collaboration between Northampton Royal and Derngate and Silhouette Youth Theatre, The Masks We Wear is a new musical compilation of scenes, songs and ideas written and performed by the young performers themselves which can be seen at Northampton Royal on Friday and Saturday.

Jenna Russell continues in the lead role in Pam Gems’s Piaf at Nottingham Playhouse until Saturday.

Derby Theatre continues to stage Toby Hulse’s adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows in a marquee on the city’s Market Place until Saturday.