Blood amp; Roses Trestle Theatre use masks and puppets to recreate the story of the Tudor royal pretender for 14+ Lambert Simnel, Feb 10-May 2 (01727 850950).
Captain Corelli's Mandolin Mike Maran tells a story of love on a Greek island in World War II, with music. Feb 2-Sep 15.(01223 514511)www.valvonacrolla.co.uk Casanova Suspect Culture, a cutting-edge performance group, with David Greig's text, about a philandering international artist, at Glasgow Tron Feb 14-Mar 3, Paisley Arts Mar 6, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Playhouse Mar 9-10, Edinburgh Royal Lyceum Mar14-17, Stirling MacRobert Mar 20.
Goose Flesh Peepolykus bring verbal and physical mayhem to the 12 labours of a Greek waiter Feb 6- Mar 30 (20 7837 9111).
The Man Who Was Thursday Red Shift in a total theatre treatment of Jonathan Holloway's adaptation of G K Chesterton's political detective tale Feb 8-Mar 24 (020 7378 9787).
Little White Lies Theatre Alibi's fine example of theatrical storytelling tours Feb 2-Apr 11 (01392 217315).
1984 Northern Stage tour Alan Lyddiard's Orwell adaptation from Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Derby to Coventry Warwick Arts May 8-12, Poole Towngate May 15-19, Brighton Gardner May 22-26, Stirling MacRobert May 29-Jun 2, Newbury Corn Exchange Jun 5-9.
Underworld Frantic's physical modern ghost story tours Feb 7-Jun 9 (020 7228 8885).
Feb 13, Oswaldthwistle Civic Feb 15, Padiham Town Hall Feb 18, Liverpool Citadel Feb 17, Barnet Bull Feb 21-22, Worksop Regal Feb 23, Tunbridge Wells Trinity Feb 24.Sparkleshark Royal National Theatre with Philip Ridley's rooftop teen drama about the power of stories at Nottingham Theatre Royal Feb 7-10, Richmond Theatre Feb 14-17, Woking New Victoria Feb 28-Mar 3, Aberdeen His Majesty's Mar 7-10, Poole Towngate Mar 14-17, Southampton Mayflower Mar 22-24, Milton Keynes Theatre Mar 28-31, Cambridge Corn Exchange Apr 4-7, Plymouth Theatre Royal Apr 12-14.
Stroma TAG take Michele Celeste's mix of documentary and myth for 13+, about young people living on the streets, to Glasgow Tron Changing House Feb 16-17, Edinburgh Traverse Mar 21-24, Glenrothes Rothes Halls Mar 29 Tom's Midnight Garden Unicorn tour David Wood's adaptation of Philippa Pearce's story for 8+ to Brighton Dome Apr 3-7, Salford Lowry Apr 10-14, Harrogate Theatre Apr 18-21, Poole Towngate Apr 24-28, York Theatre Royal May 9-12, Malvern Forum May 15-19, Wakefield Theatre Royal May 22-26, Bury St. Edmunds Theatre Royal May 30-Jun 2.
Trouble Under Foot A gardener uses worms and the audience to rescue his vegetables, at WallsendBuddle Arts Centre Mar 29-31; May 1-5; 22-26,Lancaster Duke's Apr 3-7, Stamford Arts Apr 14, Westcliff-on-Sea Palace Apr 17-21, Salisbury Salberg May 8-12, Chester Gateway May 15-19, Cardiff Sherman Jun 1-2, Birmingham MAC Jun 3, Stockton-on-Tees ARC Jun 4-6, Exeter Phoenix Jun 12-13, Bristol QEH Jun 14-16, Torrington Plough Jun 19-20.
The Twits Milton Keynes Theatre Feb 20-24, Bromley Churchill Feb 27-Mar 3, Bristol Hippodrome Mar 6-10, Edinburgh King's Mar 13-17, Darlington Civic Mar 20-24, Preston Charter Mar 27-31, Wolverhampton Grand Apr 3-7, Brighton Theatre Royal Apr 10-14, Sheffield Lyceum May 1-5, Nottingham Theatre Royal May 15-19, Croydon Ashcroft May 22-26, Bradford Alhambra May 29-Jun 2, Oxford Playhouse Jun 5-9, Richmond Theatre Jun 12-16, Stoke-on-Trent Regent Jul 3-7, Woking New Victoria Jul 10-14.
Walking the Tightrope Travelling Light in Mike Kenny's bereavement play at Dorchester Arts Feb 2, Wickwar Alexander Hosea School, Feb 3, Bishop Sutton amp; Stowey Village Hall Feb 4, Southampton Nuffield Feb 10, Neroche Parish Hall, Feb 11, St. Austell Burrows Centre Feb13, Penzance Acorn Feb 14, Falmouth Arts Feb 16, Spaxton Village Hall Feb 17, Fontmell Magna Village Hall Feb 20, Dulverton Town Hall Feb 21, Wootton Fitzpaine Village Hall Feb 22, Bury St. Edmunds Theatre Royal Feb 23-24, Monkton Heathfield Tacchi-Morris Arts, Mar 2, Bradford on Avon St. Laurence School Mar 3, Murcott Village Hall Mar 4, Crawley Hawth Studio Mar 10, Brighton Komedia Mar 11, Midsomer Norton Somervale School Mar 14, Oldland Common Sir Bernard Lovell School Mar 16, Barnet Bull Apr 4;7, Bristol New Vic Apr 10-14, Birmingham Door Apr 19-21, Seavingtron St. Mary Millennium Hall Apr 22, Darlington Arts Apr 28, Aberdeen Lemon Tree Apr 29, Stirling MacRobert May 1-3, Cardiff Sherman May 5, Coventry Warwick Arts May 19, Bruton Sexeys School May 25, Cheltenham Everyman Other Space May 26, Chipping Norton Theatre May 30, Bath Ustinov May 31-Jun 2.
Wild Girl, Wild Boy Pop-Up premiere David Almond's play about an imaginary friend at Liverpool Unity Feb 20, Aberystwyth Arts Feb 21, Canterbury Gulbenkian Feb 24, Hemel Hempstead Old Town Hall Mar 6-7, Brighton Gardner Mar 16-17, Chichester Minerva Mar 19-20, Telford Oakengates Mar 21, Blyth Phoenix Mar 23, Stirling MacRobert Mar 24, Lincoln Lawn Mar 28, Bracknell Wilde Mar 30, Birmingham Repertory Mar 31, Crawley Hawth Apr 7, Newbury Corn Exchange Apr 9, King's Lynn Corn Exchange Apr 10, Manchester Royal Exchange Studio Apr 11-14.
Whose Shoes Mac Productions tour Mike Kenny's play for 5+ about a girl with magic slippers to Birmingham MAC Mar 31; Apr 8; 21 Leicester Phoenix Apr 7, Solihull Arts Apr 10, Stamford Arts Apr 12, Guildford Yvonne Arnaud Apr 14, Tewkesbury Roses Apr 17, Cardiff Sherman Apr 19-20, Cambridge Drama Centre Apr 28.
Wolf Kneehigh's tales of the wolf for 8+ in south-west village venues to Mar 24 (01872 223159).