What's on in the Midlands

Published: 20 November 2021
Reporter: Steve Orme

Ralph Davis, Michael Balogun and Giles Terera in Blue / Orange at Royal and Derngate, Northampton Credit: Marc Brenner
Niall Ransome, Serena Manteghi and Jake Ferretti in The Hound of the Baskervilles at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham Credit: Pamela Raith
Mark Gatiss as Jacob Marley and Nicholas Farrell as Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story at Nottingham Playhouse

A new triple bill from “one of the UK's leading choreographers of Indian dance” Nina Rajarani, Sevens can be seen at Nottingham Playhouse on Tuesday.

“Shining new light on this incendiary interrogation of power and privilege in modern Britain”, Joe Penhall’s Blue / Orange, a co-production with Theatre Royal Bath and Oxford Playhouse, is staged at Northampton’s Royal and Derngate from Tuesday until Saturday 4 December.

The Original Theatre Company takes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles, adapted by Steven Canny and John Nicholson for Peepolykus, to the Theatre Royal, Nottingham from Wednesday until Saturday.

Iain Lauchlan writes and appears in the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry panto Beauty and the Beast from Wednesday until Saturday 8 January.

Theresa Heskins’s adaptation of Treasure Island, inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale of buried treasure and buccaneers, sails into Derby Theatre from Friday until Friday 31 December.

Audiences at the Courtyard Hereford will have the climb of their life when they see Jack and the Beanstalk from Friday until Saturday 8 January.

The New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme takes Beauty and the Beast back to its roots for a re-telling of the story from Friday until Saturday 29 January.

Mark Gatiss plays Jacob Marley and Nicholas Farrell is Scrooge in Gatiss’s version of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story which continues at Nottingham Playhouse until Saturday.

Mansfield Palace Theatre wakes up Sleeping Beauty from Saturday until Sunday 2 January.

Adapted from Kate DiCamillo's novel, the world première of The Magician's Elephant continues in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford until Saturday 1 January.