What's on in the Midlands

Published: 15 January 2022
Reporter: Steve Orme

Hannah Rose Caton (Sophie Neveu), Danny John-Jules (Sir Leigh Teabing) and Nigel Harman (Robert Langdon) in The Da Vinci Code at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham
Matthew Kelly and Julian Clary in The Dresser at Malvern Theatres Credit: Alastair Muir
Joanne Clifton as Morticia in The Addams Family at the Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham Credit: Pamela Raith

Nigel Harman plays Robert Langdon, Danny John-Jules is Sir Leigh Teabing and Hannah Rose Caton plays Sophie Neveu in Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel’s adaptation of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code which tours to the Theatre Royal, Nottingham from Monday until Saturday.

Rambert and the Royal Ballet present Sharon Eyal’s Aisha and Abhaya, “an intense, intoxicating theatrical rush fusing dance, film, sound and music”, in Derngate, Northampton on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Inspired by memories of working as Donald Wolfit’s dresser as a young man, Ronald Harwood’s The Dresser featuring Julian Clary and Matthew Kelly is at Malvern Theatres from Tuesday until Saturday.

Joanne Clifton plays Morticia in The Addams Family at the Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham from Tuesday until Saturday.

Birmingham REP and the Children’s Theatre Partnership present Robert Icke’s adaptation of George Orwell’s Animal Farm on the main stage at the REP from Saturday until Saturday 5 February.

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

The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown, adapted for the stage by Rachel Wagstaff

The Dresser - Ronald Harwood (Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Everyman Theatre Cheltenham)

The Addams Family, A Musical Comedy - Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, based on the characters created by Charles Addams (Aria Entertainment and Music & Lyrics Limited)

Animal Farm - George Orwell, adapted and directed by Robert Icke (Children’s Theatre Partnership in association with Birmingham Rep)

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)