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Summer season

An Inspector Calls By JB Priestley

Timothy Ramsden lists the set books and plays being performed around the country this term

National Theatre production tours to July 19: Bradford, Belfast, Malvern, Nottingham, Bath, Plymouth, Woking, Norwich, Jersey, Llandudno www.aninspectorcalls.com

As You Like It By William Shakespeare

RSC Stratford-upon-Avon, the Swan Theatre, May 27 to November 8 Tel: 0870 609 1110 Bath Theatre Royal, August 13 to 30 Tel: 01225 448844

Blood Brothers By Willy Russell

London Phoenix Theatre Tel: 020 7369 1733

The Duchess of Malfi By John Webster

London National Theatre (Lyttelton), until May 27.

Also at Plymouth, Nottingham Tel: 020 7452 3000

Educating Rita By Willy Russell

St Andrews Byre, June 5 to 28 Tel: 01334 475000

Edward II By William Shakespeare

Shakespeare's Globe, July 20 to September 26 Tel: 020 7401 9919

Henry V By William Shakespeare

Northern Broadsides tour, until June 5: Salford, Leeds, Worksop Tel: 01422 369704 London National Theatre (Olivier), May 6 to 27, then to mid-August Tel: 020 7452 3000

Hobson's Choice By Harold Brighouse

Manchester Royal Exchange, May 14 to June 28 Tel: 0161 833 9833

Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bront

Good Company tour, June 10 to July 26: Bury St Edmunds, Chelmsford, York, Cardiff, Leeds Tel: 01865 883139

Measure for Measure By William Shakespeare

RSC Stratford-upon-Avon Royal Shakespeare Theatre, until November 4 Tel: 0870 609 1110

The Merchant of Venice By William Shakespeare

Chichester Festival Theatre, June 6 to October 2 Tel: 01243 781312

A Midsummer Night's Dream By William Shakespeare

Watermill Theatre tour to June 14: Guildford, Reading, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Richmond, Oxford Tel: 01635 46044 Bristol Old Vic, May 8 to June 7 Tel: 0116 987 7877 Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, June 2 to September 6 Tel: 020 7486 2431

Richard II By William Shakespeare

London Shakespeare's Globe, May 8 to September 27 Tel: 020 7401 9919

The Taming of the Shrew By William Shakespeare

RSC Stratford-upon-Avon Royal Shakespeare Theatre, until November 8 Tel: 0870 609 1110 London Shakespeare's Globe, August 10-September 28 Tel: 020 7401 9919

Three Sisters By Anton Chekhov

London Playhouse, until May 18 Tel: 020 7839 4401 Colchester Mercury, June 5 to 21 Tel:01206 573948

The Winter's Tale By William Shakespeare

Compass Theatre tour, until May 31: Winchester, Lincoln www.compasstheatrecompany.com

The Woman in Black By Susan Hill

London Fortune Theatre Tel: 020 7369 1737 The above dates include previews and may be subject to change

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