A Midsummer Night's Dream Royal National Theatre and Lloyds TSB Live! offer workshops and stripped-down performances in a mix of daytimes and evenings at Bracknell Wilde Feb 5-10, Stockton-on-Tees ARC Feb 12-17, Hereford Courtyard Feb 27-29, Ludlow Assembly Rooms Mar 1-2, Bath Theatre Royal Mar 5-9, Chesterfield Arts Mar 20-21, Bradford Alhambra Mar 21-24, Salford Lowry Mar 26-28, Westacre River Studio's Mar 3-31, Morecombe Platform Apr 9, Burnley Mechanics Apr 10, Colne Civic Hall Apr 11, Preston Guildhall Apr 12, Fleetwood Marine Hall Apr 15.
A View from the Bridge Harrogate Theatre visit Poole Towngate Feb 26-Mar 3, Wakefield Theatre Royal Mar 5-10, Coventry Belgrade Mar 12-24, Huddersfield Lawrence Batley Mar 26-31, Bury St. Edmunds Theatre Royal Apr 2-7.
Hamlet Royal National Theatre at Plymouth Theatre Royal Feb 27-Mar 3, Bath Theatre Royal Mar 6-10, Aberdeen His Majesty's Mar 13-17.
Hay Fever Oxford Stage Company take Coward to Mold Clwyd Theatr Cymru May 3-12, Bristol Old Vic May 15-19, Huddersfield Lawrence Batley May 22-26, Exeter Northcott May 29-Jun 2, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Theatre Royal Jun 5-9, Blackpool Grand Jun 12-16, Bury St. Edmunds Theatre Royal Jun 19-23.
King JohnThe Merry Wives of Windsor Northern Broadsides flatten the Bardic vowels at Halifax Viaduct Mar 1-10, Chester Gateway Mar 12-17, Newbury Corn Exchange Mar 20-21, Eastleigh Point Mar 23-24 (John only), Scarborough Stephen Joseph Mar 26-30, Penrith Rheged Apr 2-3, Thoresby Park Indoor Riding Stables Apr 5-7, Leeds West Yorkshire Playhouse Apr 9-21, Barrow in Furness 6th Form College Apr 23-28, Oldham Coliseum Apr 30-May 5, Bury St. Edmunds Theatre Royal May 7-12, Newcastle-under-Lyme New Vic May 14-19, Bracknell Wilde May 22-26.
Love's Labours Lost English Touring Theatre visit Crewe Lyceum Feb 5-10, Salford Lowry Feb13-17, Bury St. Edmunds Theatre Royal Feb 27-Mar 3, Brighton Gardner Mar 6-10, Darlington Civic Mar 13-17, Chelmsford Civic Marc19-23, Cambridge Arts Apr 3-7, Wolverhampton Grand Apr 10-14, Guildford Yvonne Arnaud Apr 17-21, Ipswich New Wolsey Apr 24-28.
Medea Actors of Dionysus tour Euripies Jan 29-Mar 28 (01904 642 912).
Foursight Theatre also take Medea on tour round the midlands and southern England Mar 6-May 12 (01902 714257).
Tantalus Two Halls - Edward and Sir Peter - direct an adaptation of the 10 play classical cycle at Nottingham Theatre Royal Feb 14-24, Milton Keynes Theatre February 28-March 3, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Theatre Royal March 10-17, Norwich Theatre Royal April 4-8.
The Tempest Royal Shakespeare Company tour to Telford Wrekin College Jan 30-Feb 3, St. Austell Polkyth Leisure Feb 6-10, Ollerton Dukeries Leisure Feb 13-17, Portsmouth Mountbatten Leisure Feb 27-Mar 3, Sunderland Seaburn Centre Mar 20-24, Northallerton Hambleton Leisure Mar 27-31, Haywards Heath Dolphin LeisureApr 3-7, Keswick Theatre by the Lake Apr 17-21.
'Tis Pity She's A Whore Theatre Babel tour John Ford's Jacobean tragedy of incest to Glasgow Citizens' Apr 19-28, then various venues May 1-Jun 17.
Yerma Fifth Amendment and Chipping Norton Theatre relocate Lorca's yearning peasant woman in modern Nigeria at Chipping Norton Theatre Feb 5-10, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Playhouse Feb 13-17, Manchester Contact Feb 20-21, Liverpool Everyman Feb 22-24, Derby Playhouse Feb 27-Mar 3, Bristol New Vic March 5-10, Plymouth Drum Mar 13-17, Leeds West Yorkshire Playhouse Mar 19-24.
The Mother Visiting Moon and Theatre by the Lake offer Brecht's adaptation of Gorky's novel, translated by Steve Trafford and with Hans Eisler's original music at Keswick Theatre by the Lake Feb 16-24, Ipswich Wolsey Mar 1-3, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Gulbenkian Mar 6-7, Southampton Nuffield Mar 13-17, Frome Merlin Mar 20-22, Liverpool Everyman Mar 27-31, Bolton Octagon Apr 24-28, York Theatre Royal May 3-5, Bristol Old Vic May 9-12.
The Good Woman of Setzuan Royal National Theatre tour Tanika Gupta's new translation of Brecht to Basingstoke Haymarket Feb 9-17, Cumbernauld Theatre Feb 20-24, Manchester Contact Feb 27-Mar 3, Warwick Dream Factory Mar 6-10, Harrogate Theatre March 13-17, Norwich Playhouse Mar 27-31, Brecon Theatre Brycheiniog Apr 3-7, Worthing Northbrook May 1-5, Truro Hall for Cornwall May 22-26.