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Set plays on stage around the country this term

For touring shows a central contact is given where possible. Please note dates given include previews.

* Antigone (as Seamus Heaney's The Burial at Thebes) Nottingham Playhouse November 4-19 Tel: 0115 941 9419

* As You Like It 1 Stratford-upon-Avon Royal Shakespeare Theatre in rep to October 13 Tel: 0870 609 1110 then London Novello March 2-25 Tel: 0870 950 0940* 2 Newcastle-under-Lyme New Vic to September 24 Tel: 01782 717962 3 Edinburgh Royal Lyceum to October 15 Tel: 0131 248 4848

* Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Nottingham Playhouse to September 24 Tel: 0115 941 9419 then Coventry Belgrade September 28-October 15 Tel: 024 7655 3055 then Edinburgh Royal Lyceum October 22-November 19 Tel: 0131 248 4884

* Death of A Salesman London Lyric Theatre Tel: 0870 890 1107

* Great Expectations 1 Perth Theatre November 10-26 Tel: 0845 612 6320 2 Stratford-upon-Avon Royal Shakespeare Company November 25-February 4 Tel: 0870 609 1110

* Hamlet 1 Basingstoke Haymarket to October 8 Tel: 01256 465566.

2 English Touring Theatre at Oxford, Guildford, Malvern, Buxton, Richmond, Truro, York, Brighton to November 26 (www.ett.org.uk).

* Journey's End London New Ambassadors to January 7 Tel: 0870 060 6627.

* To Kill A Mockingbird Salisbury Playhouse to October 1.

Tel: 01722 320333

* Macbeth Theatre Babel at Peebles, Kirkcaldy, Cumbernauld, Stirling, Dunkeld, Perth, Durham, Poole, Aberystwyth, Bangor September 27 to November 26 (www.theatrebabel.co.uk).

* The Merchant of Venice Tara Arts visit Brentford, Darlington, Hexham, Darwen, Croydon, Finchley, Crawley, Kendal, Paisley, Wolverhampton, Carlisle, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Reading, Canterbury, Bristol, Rotherham, Birmingham, Nottingham, Buxton, Glamorgan, Mold, Cardigan, Swansea to December 3

* A Midsummer Night's Dream Stratford-upon-Avon Royal Shakespeare Theatre in rep to October 15 Tel: 0870 609 1110 then Newcastle-upon-Tyne Theatre Royal November 14-19 Tel: 0870 905 5060 then London Novello February 2-25 Tel: 0870 950 0940*

* Much Ado About Nothing Sheffield Crucible to November 5 Tel: 0114 249 6000

* 1984 Hull Truck October 27 to November 12 Tel: 01482 323638

* Of Mice and Men 1 Mind The Gap tour Mike Kenny's adaptation to Leeds, Chipping Norton, Bath, Southport, Norwich, Ormskirk, Ludlow, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Croydon, Tewkesbury, Highgate, Wolverhampton, Bridport to November 24 (www.mind-the-gap.org.uk).

2 Colchester Mercury November 3-19 Tel: 01206 573948

* Peer Gynt London Rosemary Branch Theatre September 29 to October 30 Tel: 020 7704 6665

* The Rivals Tour Bath, Glasgow, Windsor, Brighton, Malvern, Cambridge, Guildford, Richmond, Woking October 4 to February 4

* Romeo and Juliet 1 Manchester Royal Exchange to October 22 Tel: 0161 833 9833.

2 Southampton Nuffield to October 8 Tel: 023 8067 1771 3 Birmingham Rep September 30 to October 22 Tel: 0121 236 4455

* The School for Scandal Northern Broadsides tour Halifax, Scarborough, Liverpool, Salford, Aberystwyth, Brecon, Bowness-on-Windermere, Richmond (North Yorkshire), Newcastle-under-Lyme, Skipton, Buxton, York Blackpool to November 30 (www.northern-broadsides.co.uk)

* The Tempest 1 London Shakespeare's Globe in rep to October 2 Tel: 020 7401 9919 2 Liverpool Playhouse September 30 to October 22 Tel: 0151 709 4776

* Translations National Theatre tour Tunbridge Wells, Brighton, Kendal, Mold, Liverpool, Hull, Huddersfield, Cardiff, Brecon, Southampton to November 12 (www.nationaltheatre.org.uk) then in rep London Cottesloe November 15 to December 1.

* Twelfth Night 1 Stratford-upon-Avon Royal Shakespeare Theatre in rep to October 10 Tel: 0870 609 1110 then Newcastle-upon-Tyne Theatre Royal November 22-26 Tel: 0870 905 5060 then London Novello December 8-31 Tel: 0870 950 0940*.

2 Leeds West Yorkshire Playhouse to October 22, tel: 0113 213 7700 3 Plymouth Theatre Royal tour at Plymouth, Wimbledon, Bradford, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Guildford, Norwich September 26 to November 19

* The Woman in Black London Fortune Theatre Tel: 020 7836 2238

* Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Hornchurch Queen's September 30 to October 22 Tel: 01708 443333

* The Winter's Tale 1 Propeller tour Glasgow, Portsmouth, Cambridge, Canterbury, Aberystwyth to December 3 (www.propeller.org.uk).

2 London Shakespeare's Globe in rep to October 1 Tel: 020 7401 9919

* Booking opens October 1

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