SPRING tour: STIFF!
Forbes Masson's new Scottish musical, now at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, is going on tour to macRobert, Stirling; Dundee Rep; and the King's Theatre, Glasgow. The accompanying educational programme run by Diva Productions, includes open workshops on "how to create a musical in a day", "teach ins" for secondary students and post-show discussions. Details: 0131 248 4816.
UNTIL APRIL 18 THE SILVERLAKE
Impressionist, satirist, German speaker and opera-lover, Rory Bremner, has written a new translation of Kurt Weill's rarely-performed opera, The Silverlake, a scathing satire on the lottery and get-rich-quick culture. It is being staged by Broomhill Opera at Wilton's Music Hall in Tower Hamlets, east London, "the world's oldest surviving music hall", Wednesdays to Saturdays, 7.30pm; Sundays, 3pm. Tickets: pound;15-pound;20. Special "pay what you can" performances available for Tower Hamlets residents. 24-hour ticket line: 0171 420 0000. Details: Flora Smith, Broomhill Opera, 0171 709 7222.
UNTIL MAY 8 MIRO: THE CONSTELLATIONS
These rare prints with poems by the Surrealist writer Andre Breton are considered among Mir"'s greatest works. Created in the 1940s, they are on show at the Whitstable Art Gallery in Kent. Details: 01227 276998.
UNTIL SEPTEMBER 5 BALLET EXHIBITION
Fifty photographs taken by Henry Reichhold behind the scenes at English National Ballet during a two-year study of the company's auditions and dress rehearsals are on show at the Theatre Museum, Covent Garden. Also available are daily costume workshops and demonstrations on the art of stage make-up for all ages. Admission: pound;4.50 adults, pound;2.50 concessions, pound;8 family ticket. Details: 0171 836 7891.
APRIL 3 MUSIC FROM BROADWAY
The Yorkshire Imperial Brass Band is performing a programme of popular stage and screen music at the North Wales Theatre, Llandudno, 7.30pm. Details: North Wales Theatre Box Office, 01492 872000.
APRIL 5 CHAUCER COMMEMORATION SERVICE
Songs, readings and music from the Canterbury Tales West End and Broadway musical will be performed in Southwark Cathedral, SE1, at noon. Details: 01227 470379.
APRIL 7 TWO HUNDRED YEARS OF ELECTRICITY
This commemorative meeting at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, London W1, marks the 200th anniversary of the discoveries of Volta, Sir Humphrey Davy and Michael Faraday in the field of electrical science. Topics will include the work of Volta and Faraday, the development of electric lighting, the electric illumination of lighthouses and the troubled history of the household electric meter. Details: 0171 409 2992.