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.

* Antony and Cleopatra Stratford-upon-Avon Swan in rep April 12-October 14 Tel: 0870 6091110

* As You Like It London Novello March 2-25 Tel: 0870 950 0940

* Billy Liar Liverpool Playhouse February 3-25 Tel: 0151 709 4776

* The Canterbury Tales RSC tour them all in two parts Stratford-upon-Avon Swan to February 4 then Ellesmere Port, Dumfries, Telford, Littleport, Doncaster, Sunderland, Barrhead, Melton Mowbray, Canterbury, Portsmouth, St Austell February 14-June 10 (www.rsc.org.uk).

* The Caretaker Lancaster Duke's March 9-April 1 Tel: 01525 598500

* The Crucible Stratford-upon-Avon Swan February 16-March 18 Tel: 0870 6091110

* Great Expectations

1 Stratford-upon-Avon Royal Shakespeare Company to February 4 Tel: 0870 609 1110

2 Northern Stage Ensemble tour Sheffield, Salford, Chester, Brighton, Greenwich, Winchester, Newbury, Poole to April 15 (www.northernstage.co.uk).

* Hamlet 1 Stratford-upon-Avon Swan, April 27-May 6 Tel: 0870 6091110

2 English Touring TheatreLondon New Ambassadors February 11-April 22 Tel: 0870 060 6627

* Hedda Gabler Leeds West Yorkshire Playhouse then Liverpool Playhouse March 23-April 15 Tel: 0151 709 4776

* The Importance of Being Earnest Colchester Mercury February 23-March 18 Tel: 01206 573948

* Jane Eyre Shared Experience tour Richmond, Southampton, Malvern, Cambridge, Liverpool, Oxford, Mansfield, Glasgow February 2-April 8 www.sharedexperience.org.uk

* The Long and the Short and the Tall Sheffield Lyceum February 23-March 11 Tel: 0114 249 6000 then Norwich Theatre Royal March 28-April 1 Tel: 01603 630000

* Macbeth 1 Southwark Playhouse January 24-February 11 Tel: 0870 0601761 2 Hornchurch Queen's March 17-April 8 Tel: 01708 443333.

* A Midsummer Night's Dream 1 London Novello February 2-25 Tel: 0870 950 0940

2 Stratford-upon-Avon Swan June 7-17 Tel: 0870 6091110

* Much Ado About Nothing 1 Manchester Library Theatre February 10-March 18 Tel: 0161 236 7110

2 Stratford-upon-Avon Swan in rep May 11-October 12 Tel: 0870 6091110

* Phedre Perth Theatre March 16-April 1 Tel: 0845 612 6323 then Glasgow Citizens' April 18-22 Tel: 0141 429 0022, Warwick Arts April 25-29 Tel: 024 7652 4524

* The Rivals Bath Theatre Royal productions tour Woking, Eastbourne, Bromley, Cheltenham, Mold, Canterbury, Salford to March 25 www.theatreroyal.org.uk

* Romeo and Juliet 1 Birmingham Rep tour Wimbledon, Nottingham, Poole, Cardiff, Eastbourne, Darlington, High Wycombe, Glasgow, Wolverhampton January 24-April 1 www.centrelinenet.comromeoindex 2 Glasgow Citizens' February 9-March 4 Tel: 0141 429 0022 3 Stratford-upon-Avon Royal Shakespeare Theatre in rep April 6-October 14 Tel: 0870 6091110

* She Stoops to Conquer Manchester Royal Exchange May 17-July 1 Tel: 0161 833 9833

* Three Sisters Eclipse Theatre Initiative in Mustapha Matura's version tour Birmingham, Southampton, Leeds, Cheltenham, Bracknell, Ipswich, Bristol, Nottingham, Truro February 24-May 13

* Under Milk Wood OTTC tour March 7-April 15 www.ottc.org.uk

* A View from the Bridge Bolton Octagon January 26-February 25 Tel: 01204 520661

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

* Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? London Apollo Theatre January 20-May 13 Tel: 0870 890 1101

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