What's on in the Midlands

Published: 21 August 2021
Reporter: Steve Orme

Jessica Johnson and Stephen Tompkinson in Educating Rita at the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham Credit: Robert Day
The Play That Goes Wrong at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham Credit: Robert Day
Oddsocks’ The Comedy of Errors at The Coach House, Lea, Matlock, Derbyshire Credit: Charlie Mackenzie-Barrow

Outdoor theatre company Heartbreak Productions tours David Walliams’s Mr Stink to Coventry Cathedral ruins on Tuesday and Attingham Park, Atcham, Shrewsbury, on Thursday while the company’s The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald visits the 1620s House and Garden, Coalville, Leicestershire on Saturday.

Stephen Tompkinson and Jessica Johnson appear in Willy Russell’s Educating Rita at the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham from Tuesday until Saturday.

Mischief Theatre’s The Play That Goes Wrong, written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, returns to the Theatre Royal, Nottingham from Tuesday until Saturday while in the Royal Concert Hall Riverdance: The New 25th Anniversary Show celebrates Irish and international dance on Friday and Saturday.

Chesterfield Pomegranate’s summer play season continues with Mike Stott’s The Fancy Man, presented by Tabs Productions from Tuesday until Saturday.

Oddsocks Productions’ final performance of its summer touring show, Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, will be presented at The Coach House, Lea, Matlock, Derbyshire on Saturday.

Moving Stories and Buxton Opera House stage a free performance of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in The Pavilion Gardens, Buxton at 4:30PM on Sunday.

Will Jackson’s Yours Sincerely, in which “storytelling and lipsync cabaret collide in this queer coming-of-age comedy”, continues until Saturday at the Assembly Festival Garden, Coventry as part of Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 while a “darkly comedic new play” about the notorious Queen of England, Bloody Mary: LIVE!, continues in the Treehouse in the Assembly Festival Garden until Sunday 5 September.

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.