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Round-up of regional productions opening week beginning Sunday September 29.
What's on in the Midlands
Theatre productions in the Midlands for the week beginning Monday 30 September.
What's on in the North East
Professional theatre productions in the North East in the week beginning Monday 30 September 2019.
Holmes and away for the Dukes
A new adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s gothic classic
The Hound of the Baskervilles
is coming to The Dukes in Lancaster.
Wintry outlook for Lancaster
The Dukes theatre in The Round in Lancaster will be transformed into a wintry woodland for this year’s
Avenue Q back in Manchester
returns to Manchester Palace Theatre.
Hope Mill's faith in charity!
Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester is to become a registered charity.
Playland on tour
Durham’s Elysium Theatre Company is to tour Athol Fugard’s
throughout the North East during Black History Week
Derby Assembly Rooms won’t reopen for two years
Derby’s Assembly Rooms, which has been out of action since a fire in 2014, will not be ready to reopen until November 2021—12 months later than planned.
Major tours to visit Coventry’s Belgrade
A number of major touring productions will visit Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre in the early part of 2020.
Birmingham REP to revive RSC update of Tartuffe
A revival of Iqbal Khan’s Royal Shakespeare Company production of Molière’s comedy
and an “ambitious” version of Shakespeare’s
Romeo and Juliet
are highlights of spring 2020 at the city’s REP theatre.
Jenna to play Piaf at Nottingham Playhouse
Olivier Award-winning actress Jenna Russell will take the lead in the Nottingham Playhouse and Leeds Playhouse co-production of Pam Gems’s
in May 2020.
Richard Alston to be patron of Northamptonshire theatre
Choreographer Sir Richard Alston is to become a patron of Northampton’s Royal and Derngate theatre.
Round-up of regional productions opening week beginning Sunday September 22.
Stitching together Patchwork Wonders
Innovative theatre-makers Stitch Brothers present
for children at The Dukes in Lancaster.
Measuring Up in Liverpool
, a new play by artist and activist Mandy Redvers-Rowe, comes to Liverpool Everyman Theatre.
Poetic licence in Bolton
There is opportunity for budding poets to submit and showcase their work in Bolton.
Playland première for the region
Jake Murray returns to Manchester this autumn with his company Elysium Theatre to present the Northern première of Athol Fugard's rarely-seen
Achy Breaky Bride line dances towards Liverpool
New comedy musical
Achy Breaky Bride
makes its Liverpool première at The Epstein Theatre.
Festivals at the double for Liverpool
Homotopia, the largest LGBTQI+ arts and culture festival in the UK, and Liverpool Irish Festival will both open shortly in Liverpool