What's on in the Midlands

Published: 8 January 2022
Reporter: Steve Orme

Waitress at Northampton’s Royal and Derngate Credit: Johan Persson
Shereen Roushbaiani in Saving Britney at the Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham
Scott Armstrong and Lisa Ambalavanar in Beauty and the Beast at Nottingham Playhouse Credit: Helen Maybanks

Chelsea Halfpenny joins the cast of the musical Waitress—book by Jessie Nelson and music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles—which also features Busted’s Matt Willis at Royal and Derngate, Northampton from Monday until Saturday.

At Chesterfield’s Pomegranate Theatre, “a company of international dancers, beautiful costumes and glittering stage sets combine to create a magnificent spectacle” in Ballet Theatre UK’s The Snow Queen on Wednesday while Vicky Michelle, Vicky Entwistle and Leah Bell chance on an unconventional way to earn some extra cash in Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood’s Dirty Dusting on Thursday.

Shereen Roushbaiani’s one-woman show which “melds together the real-world events of Britney Spears’ turbulent life with the voice of a millennial superfan”, Saving Britney starts a tour at the Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham from Thursday until Saturday.

Kenneth Alan Taylor’s Beauty and the Beast continues at Nottingham Playhouse until Saturday.

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

Jason Donovan heads the cast of Goldilocks and the Three Bears which continues at Birmingham Hippodrome until Sunday 30 January.

Related listings

Waitress - Music by Sara Bareilles, book by Jessie Nelson

Beauty and the Beast - Adapted by Theresa Heskins from the original novels by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve and Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont (New Vic Theatre)

Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Birmingham Hippodrome)