What's on in the Midlands

Published: 18 July 2021
Reporter: Steve Orme

Ralph Fiennes in Four Quartets at the Festival Theatre, Malvern Credit: Matt Humphrey
J’Ouvert at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham Credit: Helen Murray
The Comedy of Errors in the Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Garden Theatre, Stratford Credit: Pete Le May

Ralph Fiennes appears in and directs himself in the world première adaptation of T S Eliot’s Four Quartets which “offers four interwoven meditations on the nature of time, faith and the quest for spiritual enlightenment” at the Festival Theatre, Malvern from Monday until Saturday.

Heartbreak Productions is in the West Midlands with Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream outdoors at Brueton Park, Solihull on Tuesday.

Strictly Come Dancing professionals Anton Du Beke and Giovanni Pernice join forces for their first tour Him and Me which stops off at the Alexandra, Birmingham on Tuesday.

Mischief Theatre’s “hilarious” new show Magic Goes Wrong, created with magic legends Penn and Teller, visits Curve, Leicester from Tuesday until Saturday.

The Courtyard Hereford reopens with an in-house show, Nick Lane and Fiona Wass’s comedy romance Hopeless Romantics, from Tuesday until Saturday.

After running at London’s Harold Pinter Theatre as part of Sonia Friedman Productions’ RE:EMERGE season, Yasmin Joseph's J'Ouvert recreates the Notting Hill Carnival at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham from Wednesday until Saturday.

Outdoor theatre specialists Chapterhouse will perform Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Newstead Abbey, Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire on Thursday and in Titchfield Park, part of Mansfield Palace Theatre’s outdoor season, on Saturday.

Created by people with experience of homelessness, highlighting issues they face, Cardboard Camps is a Cardboard Citizens presentation, co-produced with the Belgrade Theatre and Coventry UK City of Culture, in the B2 auditorium at the Belgrade on Friday.

Northampton’s Royal and Derngate continues to stage the première of April de Angelis and Lucy Rivers’s musical Gin Craze! until Saturday 31 July.

The Royal Shakespeare Company continues to stage The Comedy of Errors in its new open-air venue, the Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Garden Theatre, Stratford, until Sunday 26 September.