Full theatre listings around the country
Main shows produced by Britain's regional repertory theatres as announced to date. Visiting productions included in the Touring Preview are cross-referenced.
BRISTOL Old Vic (0117 987 7877) Tamburlaine Oct 7-29; The Seagull Nov 4-26; Philip Pullman's Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp Dec 2-Jan 28. Tour Tristan Iseult
Studio Private Peaceful to Oct 1; Sarah Kane's Phaedra's Love Oct 20-Nov 5; Story Soup Oct 25-29 days for under-7s; Theatre School in The Pickwick Papers Nov 17-26; foreign correspondent and mother in My Front Line Nov 30-Dec 3; Youth Theatre in Harold Pinter's Mountain Language plus their own Forbidden Language Dec 8-10; Papa, Please Get the Moon For Me Dec 15-Jan 21. Tour The Merchant of Venice.
EXETER Northcott (01392 493493) The Ladykillers Sept 30-Oct 22; Community Company's Fiddler on the Roof Nov 2-12; Dick Whittington Dec 15-Jan 21.
Tour Sherlock Holmes: the Athenaeum Ghoul.
SALISBURY Playhouse (01722 320333) To Kill A Mockingbird to Oct 1; Woman in Mind Oct 7-29; Arthur Miller's Playing for Time Nov 10-26; Cinderella Dec 10-Jan 7; Stage 65 in The Good Woman of Szechuan Jan 19-21; Arms and the Man Feb 2-25. Tour The Lion and the Jewel.
Salberg Studio Platform 4's Shiver Sept 28-Oct 1; My Mother Said I Never Should Nov 3-19; stage 65 in The Wind in the Willows Dec 1-3; Crackers de Luxe Dec 15-Jan 7.
SOUTHAMPTON Nuffield (023 8067 1771) Romeo and Juliet to Oct 8; Pam Gems'
Nelson Oct 26-Nov 5; The Wizard of Oz Nov 24-Jan 7. Tours Translation.
South East BASINGSTOKE Haymarket (01256 465566) Hamlet to Oct 8; Gasping Oct 28-Nov 12; The Wind in the Willows Dec 3-Jan 7; The Shell Seekers Jan 18-28. Tour Horror for Wimps.
HORNCHURCH Queen's (01708 443333) Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Sept 30-Oct 22; Curses! Nov 4-26; Cinderella Dec 3-Jan 14.
NEWBURY Watermill (01635 46044) Copenhagen Sept 21-Oct 22; Young Company in The Gilded Lilies Oct 26-29; music hall's Seasonal Sauce Nov 3-12; The Jungle Book Nov 23-Jan 7; Tartuffe Feb 1-March 18.
WATFORD Palace (01923 225671) The Memory of Water to Oct 8; Queen's English Nov 3-26; Cinderella Dec 3-Jan 8; The Beauty Queen of Leenane Feb 2-25.
COLCHESTER Mercury (01206 573948) The Knight of the Burning Pestle Sept 15-24; Betrayal Sept 29-Oct 8; Of Mice and Men Nov 3-19; Beauty and the Beast Dec 8-Jan 14. Tour A Dulditch Angel
Studio Devil's Advocate Nov 9-19.
DERBY Playhouse (01332 ) Macbeth Sept 24-Oct 22; Serial Killers Oct 29-Nov 26; Arabian Nights Dec 3-Jan 28.
IPSWICH New Wolsey (01473 295900) musical Sugar to Oct 8; an abridged Tempest Nov 2-12; Sleeping Beauty: the Rock 'n' Roll Panto Dec 1-Jan 21.
Tours East is East, Sherlock Holmes: The Athenium Ghoul.
Studio Mouse and Mole Dec 13-31 for 4-7s.
NOTTINGHAM Playhouse (0115 941 9419) 1001 Nights Now Sept 30-Oct 15; Seamus Heaney's Antigone translation The Burial at Thebes Nov 4-19; Jack and the Beanstalk Nov 25-Jan 21; All Quiet on the Western Front Feb 10-25. Tour Tristan Iseult
BIRMINGHAM Rep (0121 236 4455) Romeo and Juliet to Oct 22; The Life of Galileo Oct 28-Nov 12; The Wizard of Oz Nov 30-Jan 21; Festen Feb 3-18. The Door The Bridge Sept 26-28; DNA research in Rosalind: A Question of Life Nov 1-5; Only the Lonely Nov 11-Dec 3; The Santaland DiariesSeason's Greetings to all Our Friends and Family! Dec 13-Jan 14. Tours If All the World Were Paper, The Nightingale, Top Dogs, Tristan Iseult.
COVENTRY Belgrade (024 7655 3055) from Nottingham Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Sept 28-Oct 15; The Hypochondriac Nov 7-19; Jack and the Beanstalk Nov 29-Jan 14.
NEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYME New Vic (01782 717962) Stephen Joseph Theatre in Alan Ayckbourn's Improbable Fiction Sept 27-Oct 15; Sizwe Banzi Is Dead Oct 20-29; A Christmas Carol Nov 19-Jan 14; Uncle Eric's Christmas Party Nov 29-Dec 10 Tours Of Mice and Men, The School for Scandal.
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON RSC (0870 609 1110) Royal Shakespeare Theatre Great Expectations Nov 25-Feb 4; The Crucible Feb 16-March 18.
Swan The Canterbury Tales Part I in rep Nov 16-Feb 4; Part 2 in rep Nov 23-Feb 24; Women Beware Women Feb 16-April 1.
CARDIFF Sherman (029 2064 6900) Merlin and the Cave of Dreams Nov 18-Jan 14. Tours Fall of the House of Usherettes, Translations. Venue 2 The Selfish Giant Oct 13-14; Dec 6-31 days for 3-6s.
MILFORD HAVEN Torch (01646 695267) Dead Funny Oct 5-22; Aladdin Nov 29-Dec 31. Tour Hamlet.
MOLD Clwyd Theatre Cymru (0845 330 3565) Anthony Hopkins Theatre Some Like It Hot, musical Sugar Oct 12-Nov 5; Dick Whittington Nov 25-Jan 28. Tours Marrying the Mistress; Translations. Emlyn Williams Theatre Night Must Fall to Oct 15; wartime Wales The Way It Was Oct 27-Nov 19. Tours The Merchant of Venice, Spinning the Round Table, Strawberry Fields.
BOLTON Octagon (01204 520661) I Just Stopped By to See the Man to Oct 15; Stephen Joseph Theatre in Ayckbourn's Improbable Fiction Oct 18-22; East is East Oct 27-Nov 19; The Twits Nov 25-Jan 14; A View from the Bridge Jan 26-Feb 25. Tours Trashed, When the Lights Went Out.
CHESTER Gateway (01244 340392) Youth Theatre's The School for Scandal Nov 3-5; Stuart Paterson's Cinderella Dec 2-Jan 7; Youth Theatre's Wind in the Willows Dec 8-17. Tours Beyond Midnight, Daisy Miller, Get Carter, Horror for Wimps, Sherlock Holmes: the Athenaeum Ghoul.
KESWICK Theatre By The Lake (017687 74411) in rep to Nov 5 Dick Barton: Special Agent; Gaslight; Les Liaisons Dangereuses; The Wind in the Willows Dec 3-Jan 21. Tours Fall of the House of Usherettes, Horror for Wimps Studio in rep to Nov 5 Playhouse Creatures; Dead Funny; A Number; Only Available in Carlisle Nov 22-26; Stories for Christmas Dec 20, 22, 28, 29 at 10.15pm.
LANCASTER Dukes (01524 598500) Under Milk Wood to Oct 15; The Accrington Pals Oct 27-Nov 19; A Christmas Carol Nov 24-Jan 7.
LIVERPOOL Everyman (0151 709 4776) football cons in On Tour Oct 28-Nov 19; Cinderella Dec 1-Jan 28. Tours The Little Mermaid, The School for Scandal, Translations.
Playhouse (0151 709 4776) The Tempest Sept 30-Oct 22; Season's Greetings Dec 8-Jan 21. Tours Bronte, Cooking with Elvis.
MANCHESTER Library Theatre (0161 236 7110) Dancing at Lughnasa to Oct 15; The Price Oct 21-Nov 19; Oliver Twist Nov 26-Jan 21; Much Ado About Nothing Feb 10-March 18.
Royal Exchange (0161 833 9833) Romeo and Juliet to Oct 22; All the Ordinary Angels Oct 26-Nov 19; Harvey Nov 22-Jan 7; What Every Woman Knows Jan 10-Feb 25.
Studio Christmas Is Miles Away Nov 2-19; Horse Bamboo's In the Shadow of Trees Dec 16-Jan 7. Tours If All the World Were Paper, Roses and Morphine, Top Dogs.
OLDHAM Coliseum (0161 624 2829) Brassed Off to Oct 1; Proof Oct 13-29; Dick Whittington Nov 26-Jan 14; Feed Feb 2-25. Tour Men Should Weep.
HARROGATE Theatre (01423 502116) Alan Ayckbourn's double House and Garden to Oct 8; Misery Oct 21-Nov 12; Jack and the Beanstalk Nov 25-Jan7; Bouncers Jan 25-Feb 4.
HULL Hull Truck (01482 323638) Salt of the Earth to Oct 15; 1984 Oct 27-Nov 12; When Santa Got Stuck in the Fridge Nov 23-Dec 10 days for 4+; Scrooge 2 Dec 19-Jan 7; A Kick in the Baubles Dec 15-Jan 21; Wrestling Mad Jan 26-28; I Want That Hair Feb 2-25.
LEEDS West Yorkshire Playhouse (0113 213 7700) Quarry Theatre Twelfth Night to Oct 22; Asia, Africa and Caribbean season Positive Nov 8-19; Alice in Wonderland Nov 28-Feb 4. Tours Arthur: the Story of a King, Tristan Iseult Courtyard My Mother Said I Never Should Oct 7-29; Jerusalem Nov 12-Dec 3; Dead Funny Dec 10-Jan 21. Tour East is East Barber Studio The Magic Paintbrush Dec 15-Jan 14.
NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE Royal Shakespeare Company (0870 609 1110) Theatre Royal A Midsummer Night's Dream Nov 14-19; Twelfth Night Nov 22-26; Comedy of Errors Nov 29-Dec 3
People's Theatre RSC repertory of Jacobean plays Thomas More; A New Way to Please You; Sejanus: His Fall; Believe What You Will and Frank McGuinness's new Gunpowder Plot drama Speaking Like Magpies Nov 14-Dec 3.
SCARBOROUGH Stephen Joseph Theatre (01723 370541) The Round Villette Oct 20-Nov 12; The Champion of Paribanou Dec 7-Jan 7. Tours The Island, Up 'n'
Under. McCarthy What's in the Box to Nov 19 Saturday mornings for 3+; The Firebird Dec 8-16 days for 3+.
SHEFFIELD Crucible (0114 249 6000) Much Ado About Nothing to Nov 5; Promises, Promises Dec 1-Jan 21; Studio Gladiator Games Oct 20-29.
YORK Theatre Royal (01904 623568) East is East to Oct 8; Steptoe Son: Murder at Oil Drum Lane Oct 24-Nov 12; The Lad Aladdin Dec 15-Feb 4. Tours Bronte, Hamlet, School for Scandal.
Studio Walking the Tightrope Nov 4-26 for 4+; youth theatre's Brand New World Dec 1-3. Tour Top Dogs.
DUNDEE Rep (01382 223530) Gypsy Sept 29-Oct 22; Cinderella Dec 8-31; Ubu the King Nov 15-26 .Tours Borderland, Men Should Weep
EDINBURGH Royal Lyceum (0131 248 4848) As You Like It to Oct 15; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Oct 21-Nov 19; Tartuffe Jan 13-Feb 11.
Traverse 1 (0131 228 1404) I Was A Beautiful Day Nov 8-19; schools new play festival Class Act Nov 29-Dec 1; Wee Stories and Shona Reppe's Peter Pan Dec 6-24 for 3-7s day. Tours Macbeth (at India Buildings, Victoria Street), My Old Man, A Taste of Honey
Traverse 2 Godot Company in Samuel Beckett's A Piece of Monologue; Catastrophe and Play Oct 11-15; Nutshell in Crestfall Oct 20-22; Theatr Objectiv's How To Kill (Your Lover) Nov 23-26; Cat in a Cup with The Vinegar Doll Dec 15-24 days for 9+.
GLASGOW Citizens' (0141 429 0022) Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? A Chamber Musical Oct 21-Nov 12; Charlotte's Web Nov 29-Dec 31.
Circle Studio Molly Sweeney Dec 1-23. Tours Damages, A Taste of Honey.
PERTH Theatre (0845 612 6320) Loot to Oct 1; Macbeth Oct 6-22; Half Life Oct 25-Nov 5; Great Expectations Nov 10-26; Sleeping Beauty Dec 9-Jan 7; The Memorandum Feb 2-18.
PITLOCHRY Festival Theatre (01796 484626) in rep to Oct 22 Dolly West's Kitchen; To Kill A Mockingbird; Kind Hearts and Coronets; A Man for all Seasons; Things We Do For Love; Treasure Island.
ST ANDREWS Byre (01334 475000) The World Nov 2-5; The Marsh King's Daughter Dec 2-31. Tours Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Damages, My Old Man, A Taste of Honey, Twelfth Night, Wuthering Heights.
BIRMINGHAM Old Rep (0121 616 1519) Kensuke's Kingdom Nov 16-Jan 28 Birmingham Stage Company in Michael Morpurgo adapted by Stuart Paterson.
BRIGHTON Gardner Arts (01273 685861) The Tinderbox Dec 5-Jan 7.
COVENTRY Warwick Arts Centre (024 7652 4524) Jason and the Argonauts Nov 26-Dec 31 for 7+; Studio Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book? Dec 3-31 day for 3-7s.
GLASGOW Tron (0141 552 4267) Forbes Masson's Weans in the Wood Dec 5-Jan 7; The Changing House Catherine Wheels in The Snow Baby Dec 1-31 for 3+.
IPSWICH Sir John Mills (01473 211498) The Day the Earth Wobbled A Bit; Dec 7-Jan 28 Eastern angles in Julian Harries's comedy adventure.
MAIDENHEAD Norden Farm (01628 788997) The Gruffalo's Child Dec 6-30; Julia Donaldson's Tall Stories.
NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE Discovery Museum, Great Hall (0871 7000 125) How the Sea Came To Be Nov16-Dec 31; Northern Stage Ensemble day for up to 6s.
OXFORD Playhouse (01865 305305) Cinderella Dec 2-Jan 15.
THORESBY Riding Hall (01623 822009) Oddsocks Productions's Great Expectations Dec 5-10.
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Accidental Death of an Anarchist Borderline take Dario Fo to Castle Douglas Lochside Sept 27; Stirling Macrobert Sept 28; Livingston Howden Park Sept 29-30; Greenock Arts Guild Oct 1; Ayr Gaiety Oct 4; Inverness Royal Academy Oct 6-7; Dunfermline Carnegie Oct 8; St. Andrews Byre Oct 11-15.
Daisy Miller adapted Henry James at Darlington Civic Sept 26-Oct 1; Chester Gateway Oct 11-15; Poole Lighthouse Oct 18-22; Windsor Theatre Royal Nov 7-12; Guildford Yvonne Arnaud Nov 14-19.
Great Expectations NTC tour Stewart Howson's adaptation to Kingsley Theatre Sept 27; Tuxford Comprehensive Oct 28; North Hykeham Terry O'Toole Sept 29; Lowdham Village Hall Sept 30; West Bridgford Community Hall Oct 1; Glaisdale Robinson Institute Oct 3; Pocklington Arts Oct 4; Longformarcus Village Hall Oct 5; Glanton Village Hall Oct 6; Newton Bywell Community Hall Oct 7; Bowness-on-Windermere Old Laundry Oct 8; St Wilfred's Church Oct 11; Ingham Cammeringham Village Hall Oct 12; Queen Elizabeth's grammar school Oct 13; Peele school Oct 14; Ropsley Village Hall Oct 15; Leicestershire Age Concern Oct 19; Century Theatre Oct 20; Kidderminster Rose Oct 21; Martley Village Hall Oct 22; Tyne Wear Springfield Community Centre Oct 25; White Swan Centre Oct 26, 28; St John's Parish Church Centre Oct 27; Buddle Arts Oct 29; Pwllheli Neuadd Dwyfor Nov 1; Bangor Theatr Gwynedd Nov 2; Canolfan Y Celfyddydau Nov 3; Blaenau Gwent Beaufort Nov 4.
Hamlet English Touring Theatre revival at Oxford Playhouse Sept 23-Oct 1; Guildford Yvonne Arnaud Oct 4-8; Malvern Festival Oct 11-15; Buxton Opera House Oct 18-22; Richmond Theatre Nov 1-5; Truro Hall for Cornwall Nov 8-12; York Theatre Royal Nov 15-19; Brighton Theatre Royal Nov 22-26.
Hamlet Wales Theatre Company offer English and Welsh language performances in repertory at Swansea Grand Oct 19-29; Cardiff New Nov 2-12; Milford Haven Torch Nov 14-16; Brecon Theatr Brycheiniog Nov 17-19; Llandudno North Wales Theatre Nov 21-24.
The Island Market Theatre in Athol Fugard's penetrating play about apartheid and Antigone at Scarborough Stephen Joseph Sept 27; Spalding South Holland Sept 28; Nottingham Lakeside Sept 29; Monmouth Blake Sept 30; Slough West Wing Oct 1; Burnley Mechanics Oct 3; Alnwick Playhouse Oct 4; Cockermouth Kirkgate Oct 6; Carlisle Stanwix Oct 8; Portsmouth New Theatre Royal Oct 10-11; Guildford Yvonne Arnaud Oct 12-14; Harrow Arts Oct 15; Grantham Guildhall Oct 17; Newcastle-upon-Tyne Live Oct 19-23.
Macbeth Theatre Babel visit Peebles Eastgate Sept 27; Kirkcaldy Adam Smith Sept 28; Cumbernauld Theatre Sept 29; Stirling Macrobert Sept 30; Dunkeld Birnam Institute Oct 1; Perth Theatre Oct 7-22; Durham Gala Nov 8-12; Poole Lighthouse Nov 15-19; Aberystwyth Arts Nov 22-23; Bangor Theatr Gwynedd Nov 25-26.
Macbeth Out of Joint revive promenade production for Edinburgh Traverse (at India Buildings) Oct 26-30; Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal (at Guildhall) Nov 2-6.
A Man For All Seasons Bill Kenwright revives Robert Bolt's drama at Windsor Theatre Royal Oct 5-8; Cardiff New Oct 10-15; Milton Keynes Theatre Oct 17-22; Richmond Theatre Oct 24-29; Malvern Festival Oct 31-Nov 5; Southampton Mayflower Nov 7-12; Wolverhampton Grand Nov 14-19; Nottingham Theatre Royal Nov 28-Dec 3; Bath Theatre Royal Dec 5-10.
Men Should Weep Oxford Stage Company in Ena Lamont Stewart's lament for Scottish urban poverty at Eastbourne Devonshire Park Oct 11-15; Chelmsford Civic Oct 18-22; Dundee Rep Oct 25-29; Oldham Coliseum Nov 1-5.
The Merchant of Venice Tara Arts at Darlington Arts Sept 27-28; Hexham Queen's Hall Sept 28; Darwen Library Sept 30; Croydon Clocktower Oct 3-5; Finchley Artsdepot Oct 6-8; Crawley Hawth Oct 11; Kendal Brewery Oct 13; Paisley Arts Oct 15; Wolverhampton Arena Oct 18; Carlisle Stanwix Oct 20; Manchester University John Thaw Oct 21-22; Edinburgh St Bride's Oct 24-25; Glasgow Ramshorn Oct 27-29; Reading 21 South Street Nov 2; Canterbury Gulbenkian Nov 4; Bristol Old Vic Studio Nov 7-12; Rotherham Theatres Nov 15-16; Birmingham Drum Nov 17; Nottingham Lakeside Nov 18-19; Buxton Opera House Nov 21; Glamorgan St Donat's Nov 24; Mold Clwyd Theatr Cymru Nov 25-26; Cardigan Theatr Mwldan Nov 28-30; Swansea Taliesin Dec 1-3.
Of Mice and Men Mind the Gap in Mike Kenny's Steinbeck adaptation at Chipping Norton Theatre Sept 29; Bath Ustinov Sept 30-Oct 1; Southport Arts Oct 6; Norwich Playhouse Oct 12-13; Ormskirk Rose Oct 18; Ludlow Assembly Rooms Oct 21; Newcastle-under-Lyme New Vic Nov 1-5; Croydon Clocktower Nov 10-12; Tewkesbury Roses Nov 15; Wolverhampton Arena Nov 22-3; Bridport Arts Nov 24.
The Real Thing Theatre Royal Bath revive highly-regarded Tom Stoppard at Richmond Theatre Sept 26-Oct 1; Cambridge Arts Oct 3-8; Edinburgh King's Oct 11-15; Cardiff New Oct 17-22; Nottingham Theatre Royal Oct 24-29; Aberdeen His Majesty's Oct 31-Nov 5; Glasgow Theatre Royal Nov 7-12; Bromley Churchill Nov 14-19; Woking New Victoria Nov 21-26; Malvern Festival Nov 28-Dec 3.
Rebecca Daphne du Maurier adapted at Belfast Grand Opera Sept 26-Oct 1; High Wycombe Swan Oct 3-8; Nottingham Theatre Royal Oct 10-15; Aberdeen His Majesty's Oct 17-22; Malvern Festival Oct 24-29; Wimbledon New Oct 31-Nov 5; Bath Theatre Royal Nov 7-19; Salford Lowry Nov 21-26; Bromley Churchill Nov 28-Dec 3.
The Rivals Theatre Royal Bath at Bath Theatre Royal Oct 4-16; Glasgow Theatre Royal Oct 17-22; Windsor Theatre Royal Oct 24-29; Brighton Theatre Royal Oct 31-Nov 5; Malvern Festival Nov 7-12; Cambridge Arts Nov 14-19; Guildford Yvonne Arnaud Nov 21-26; Richmond Theatre Nov 28-Dec 3.
The School For Scandal Northern Broadsides visit Liverpool Everyman Sept 26-Oct 1; Salford Lowry Oct 4-8; Aberystwyth Arts Oct 11-12; Brecon Theatr Brycheiniog Oct 14-15; Bowness-on-Windermere Old Laundry Oct 19-22; Richmond Georgian Theatre Nov 1-5; Newcastle-under-Lyme New Vic Nov 7-12; Skipton Auction Mart Nov 14-15; Buxton Opera House Nov 17-19; York Theatre Royal Nov 22-26; Blackpool Grand Nov 28-30.
A Taste of Honey TAG visit Glasgow Citizens' Oct 4-8; Kilmarnock Palace Oct 10; Stirling Macrobert Oct 18; Falkirk Town Hall Oct 19; Aberdeen Lemon Tree Oct 20-21; St Andrews Byre Oct 25; North Edinburgh Arts Centre Oct 27; Cumbernauld Theatre Oct 28; Paisley Arts Oct 29; Ellon Academy Oct 31; Aberlour Speyside high school Nov 1; Inverurie Academy Nov 2; Woodend Barn Nov 3; Elgin Town Hall Nov 4; Musselburgh Brunton Nov 5; Livingston Howden Park Nov 9; Carlops Village Hall Nov 11; Melrose Wynd Nov 12.
Translations National Theatre in Brian Friel at Kendal Brewery Arts Sept 27-Oct 1; Mold Clwyd Theatr Cymru Oct 4-8; Liverpool Everyman Oct 11-15; Hull Truck Oct 19-21; Huddersfield Lawrence Batley Oct 25-29; Cardiff Sherman Nov 1-2; Brecon Theatr Brycheiniog Nov 4-5; Southampton Nuffield Nov 8-12.
Twelfth Night Plymouth Theatre Royal takes to the road at Plymouth Theatre Royal Sept 26-Oct 8; Wimbledon Theatre Oct 10-15; Bradford Alhambra Oct 17-22; Glasgow Theatre Royal Oct 24-29; Edinburgh King's Oct 31-Nov 5; Guildford Yvonne Arnaud Nov 7-12; Norwich Theatre Royal Nov 15-19. Love Madness at Grays Thameside Sept 27-28; Crawley Hawth Sept 30; Bangor Theatr Gwynedd Oct 12-14; Tewkesbury Roses Oct 18-19; Blackwood Miners' Institute Oct 20; Theatr Colwyn Oct 26; Stirling Macrobert Oct 28; St Andrews Byre Nov 1; 3; 5; Chelmsford Civic Nov 9; 10; 12; Hexham Queen's Hall Nov 15; Middlesbrough Hexagon Nov 17-18; Telford Oakengates Nov 30.
The Winter's Tale Propeller's all-male Shakespeare at Portsmouth New Theatre Royal Sept 20-24; Cambridge Arts Oct 11-15; Canterbury Marlowe Oct 18-22; Aberystwyth Arts Dec 2-3.
The Woman in Black Stephen Mallatratt's Susan Hill two-hander visits Salford Lowry Sept 27-Oct 1; Southend-on-Sea Palace Oct 3-8; Worthing Connaught Oct 10-15; Windsor Theatre Royal Oct 17-22; Edinburgh King's Oct 25-29; Bromley Churchill Oct 31-Nov 5; Cambridge Arts Nov 7-12; Jersey Opera House Nov 23-27; Barnstaple Queen's Nov 30-Dec 3.
Wuthering Heights Love Madness at Grays Thameside Sept 26; Crawley Hawth Sept 29; Bangor Theatr Gwynedd Oct 13; 15; Tewkesbury Roses Oct 17; 19; Blackwood Miners' Institute Oct 22; Theatr Colwyn Oct 25; Stirling Macrobert Oct 29; St Andrews Byre Nov 2; 4-5; Chelmsford Civic Nov 8; 11-12; Hexham Queen's Hall Nov 16; Middlesbrough Hexagon Nov 19; Telford Oakengates Nov 29.
You Never Can Tell Bath Theatre Royal tours Sir Peter Hall's Shaw thing to Glasgow Theatre Royal Sept 26-Oct 1; Bromley Churchill Oct 3-8; Brighton Theatre Royal Oct 10-15; Edinburgh King's Oct 18-22; Beyond Midnight Trestle in Diane Samuels's post-Cinderella story for 14+ at Eastwood Theatre Sept 26; Arnold Bonington Theatre Sept 27; Retford Elizabethan high school Sept 28; Bingham Toot Hill school Sept 29; Buxton Opera House Sept 30; Petersfield Studio @ TPS Oct 4; Newport IOW Quay Arts Oct 5; Weymouth College Oct 6; Torrington Plough Oct 7; Bath Rondo Oct 8; Pershore Number 8 Oct 10; Wolverhampton Arena Oct 11-12; Abergavenny Borough Oct13; Pontypridd Muni Arts Oct 14; Cambridge Mumford Oct 15-18; Birmingham MAC Oct 19-21; Coleraine Riverside Nov 1; Armagh Market Place Nov 2-3; Enniskillen Ardhowen Nov 4-5; Chester Gateway Nov 8-9; Bracknell Wilde Nov 15-16; Cirencester Sundial Nov 17; Liverpool Unity Nov 18-19; Leeds Gateway Schools Performing Centre Nov 21; Hexham Queen's Hall Nov 22; Southport Arts Nov 24; St Albans Trestle arts Base Nov 26.
Borderland 7:84 in Andrew Doyle's peace-process family drama at Ballachuilish Village Hall Sept 27; Aberdeen Lemon Tree Sept 29; Inverness Royal Academy Oct 1; Glasgow Tron Oct 4-8; Musselburgh Brunton Oct 12; Peebles Eastgate Oct 13; Cumbernauld Theatre Oct 14-15; Birnam Institute Oct 18; Dunfermline Carnegie Oct 19; Stirling Macrobert Oct 20; Kilmarnock Palace Oct 22; Livingston Howden Park Nov 1-2; Dundee Rep Nov 3-5.
Bronte Shared Experience in Polly Teale's mix of three sisters' and a brother's lives and novels at Coventry Warwick Arts Sept 27-Oct 1; York Theatre Royal Oct 11-15; Oxford Playhouse Oct 18-22; Liverpool Playhouse Oct 25-29; Salford Lowry Nov 29-Dec 3.
Cooking with Elvis Hull Truck in Lee (Billy Elliot) Hall's bad-taste mix of sex, food and rock 'n' roll with a point at Winchester Theatre Royal Sept 27-Oct 1; Scunthorpe Plowright Oct 4-8; Kendal Brewery Oct 18-22; Worcester Swan Oct 31-Nov 5; Poole Lighthouse Nov 8-12; Liverpool Playhouse Nov 14-19; Hull Truck Nov 21-Dec 10.
Damages Rapture Theatre in Steve Thompson's news expose at Glasgow Citizens' Sept 27-Oct 1; Falkirk Town Hall Oct 4; St Andrews Byre Oct 5-6; Moffat Old Well Oct 8; Swallow Oct 10; Balmaclellan Village Hall Oct 11; Kirkcaldy Adam Smith Oct 12; Livingston Howden Park Oct 13; East Kilbride Arts Oct 14-15; Crawford John Hall Oct 19; Rutherglen Eastfield Community Centre Oct 20; Cumbernauld Theatre Oct 21; Peebles Eastgate Oct 22; Stranraer Ryan Oct 26; Greenock arts Oct 28; Kilmarnock Palace Oct 29.
The Deranged Marriage Rifco Arts Asian marriage musical at Slough West Wing Oct 26-29; Leicester Haymarket Nov 2-6; Coventry Warwick Arts Nov 8-12; Leeds West Yorkshire Playhouse (Quarry) Nov 15-17; Oxford Playhouse Nov 18-19.
A Dulditch Angel Eastern Angles in Steven Canny's version of Mary Mann's stories about Victorian village people Halesworth Cut Sept 28-29; Needham Market Community Hall Sept 30; Downham Market Town Hall Oct 1; Brentwood Theatre Oct 3-4; Wivenhoe William Loveless Hall Oct 5-6; Clacton West Cliff Oct 7; Linton Community College Oct 8; Norwich Garage Oct 11-12; Haverhill Arts Oct 13; Woolpit Village Hall Oct 14-15; Lowestoft Seagull Oct 18-19; Southwold St. Edmund's Hall Oct 20-21; Sudbury Quay Oct 22; Maldon Town Hall Oct 24-25; Colchester Mercury Oct 26; Sheringham Little Oct 27-28; Swaffham Hamond's high school Oct 29; New Buckenham Village Hall Nov 2; Loddon Jubilee Hall Nov 3; Harleston Archbishop Sancroft Nov 4-5; Ipswich Sir John Mills Nov 7-12; Aylsham Town Hall Nov 15; East Bergholt high school Nov 16; Holt Gresham's school Auden Nov 17; Woodbridge Community Hall Nov 18-19; Chelmsford Cramphorn Nov 24; Saxmundham Middle school Nov 25-26.
East is East Pilot Theatre take Ayub Khan-Din's intermarriage comedy to Ipswich Wolsey Oct 11-15; Huddersfield Lawrence Batley Oct 18-22; Bolton Octagon Oct 27-Nov 19; Crawley Hawth Nov 23-26; Aberdeen His Majesty's Nov 29-Dec 3; Dundee Rep Jan 26-28.
The Fall of the House of Usherettes Forkbeard Fantasy revive their mixed-media show at Cardiff Sherman Sept 28-29; Totnes Ariel Oct 3-4; Coventry Warwick Arts Oct 19-22; Truro Hall for Cornwall Oct 26-27; Brighton Dome Nov 1-5; Buxton Opera House Nov 14; Salford Lowry Nov 16-19; Keswick Theatre By The Lake Nov 21-22; Bath Theatre Royal Nov 27; Exeter Northcott Jan 23-28.
Get Carter Red Shift tour Jonathan Holloway's adaptation of Ted Lewis to Tunbridge Wells Trinity Oct 6-8; Poole Jellicoe Oct 10-11; Camberley Theatre Oct 12; Bath Rondo Oct 13-15; Hatfield UHArts Oct 17; Redhill Harlequin Oct 18; Portsmouth New Theatre Royal Oct 20-22; Greenwich Theatre Nov 2-5; Chesterfield Pomegranate Nov 7; Darlington Arts Nov 8; Berwick-upon-Tweed Maltings Nov 9; Alnwick Playhouse Nov 10; Blyth Phoenix Nov 11; Goole Gate Nov 12; Grantham Guildhall Arts Nov 14; Monmouth Blake Nov 15; Bloxwich Library Theatre Nov 16; Chester Gateway Nov 17-19; Plymouth Drum Nov 22-26; Fareham Ashcroft Nov 30; Oundle Stahl Dec 1; Sudbury Quay Dec 2; Cambridge Mumford Dec 3.
The History Boys National Theatre takes Alan Bennett's classroom drama to Newcastle-upon-Tyne Theatre Royal Oct 4-8; Plymouth Theatre Royal Oct 11-15; Sheffield Lyceum Oct 18-22; Norwich Theatre Royal Oct 25-29; Salford Lowry Nov 1-5; Woking New Victoria Nov 8-12; Glasgow Theatre Royal Nov 15-19; Milton Keynes Theatre Nov 22-26.
Horror for Wimps Lip Service mix theatre and film in ghoulish comic encounters at Chester Gateway Oct 20-22; Ipswich New Wolsey Oct 25-29; Nottingham Lakeside Nov 105; Greenwich Theatre Nov 8-12; Keswick Theatre By The Lake Nov 14-16; Southport Arts Nov 18-19; Basingstoke Haymarket Nov 21-23; York Theatre Royal Nov 29-Dec 3.
I Was A Beautiful Day Traverse Theatre in Iain F Macleod's story of survival touring to Stornoway An Lanntair Oct 7-8; Uist Oct 11; Achiltibuie Coigach Community Hall Oct 13; Cairndow Village Hall Oct 15; Stirling Macrobert Oct 19; Inverurie Town Hall Oct 20; Huntly Stewarts Hall Oct 21; Ellon Victoria Hall Oct 22; Isle of Skye Sabhal Mor Ostaig Oct 25; Strathpeffer Pavilion Oct 27; Easedale Island Community Hall Oct 29; Malaig Mallaig and Morar Community Centre Nov 1; Ballachulish Village Hall Nov 3; Isle of Jura Hall Nov 5; Edinburgh Traverse Nov 9-19.
The Lion and the Jewel Collective Artistes tour Wole Soyinka's clash of tradition and the modern in Africa to Birmingham Rep Sept 23-25; Brighton Gardner Oct 21-22; Salisbury Playhouse Nov 1-5; Leeds West Yorkshire Playhouse Nov 15-17.
The Lost Ones Vanishing Point in Matthew Lenton's fantasy of a man whose past catches him up at Dunfermline Carnegie Sept 27; Musselburgh Brunton Oct 1; Stirling Macrobert Oct 7-8; Liverpool Unity Oct 11-12.
Marrying the Mistress David Taylor adapts Joanna Trollope for Mold Clwyd Theatr Cymru (Anthony Hopkins) Sept 26-Oct 1; Wolverhampton Grand Oct 10-15; Cheltenham Everyman Oct 17-22; Bromley Churchill Oct 24-29; Canterbury Marlowe Oct 31-Nov 5; Sheffield Lyceum Nov 7-12; Darlington Civic Nov 14-19; Richmond Theatre Nov 21-26; Windsor Theatre Royal Nov 28-Dec 3.
My Old Man Magnetic North in Tom McGrath's play made of memories at Glasgow Tron to Oct 1; Islay Bowmore Hall Oct 4; Oban Corran Halls Oct 6; Paisley Arts Oct 7; Musselburgh Brunton Oct 8; Stranraer Ryan Oct 10; Stirling Macrobert Oct 12; Aberdeen Lemon Tree Oct 14; Alness Ardross Hall Oct 15; St Andrews Byre Oct 18; Edinburgh Traverse Oct 19-22.
The Nightingale Yellow Earth Theatre in David KS Tse's Hans Christian Andersen adaptation at Huddersfield Lawrence Batley Sept 27-28; Enniskillen Theatre By The Lakes Sept 30-Oct 1; Birmingham Rep Door Oct 14-15; Coleraine Riverside Dec 3-23; Nottingham Lakeside Jan 24-29.
1001 Nights Now Nottingham Playhouse and Northern Stage tour multi-authored migrants' tales to Sheffield Lyceum Oct 27-29; Huddersfield Lawrence Batley Nov 1-5; Brighton Gardner Nov 15-19; Newcastle-upon-Tyne DanceCity Nov 23-26; Crawley Hawth Jan 31-Feb 4; Coventry Warwick Arts Jan 25-28; Salford Lowry Feb 7-11.
Roses Morphine Point Blank take Liz Tomlin's performance piece about oppression and notions of national grandeur to Chichester Showroom Sept 27; Manchester Royal Exchange Studio Sept 29-Oct 1; Scarborough University of Hull Campus Oct 12; Bradford Theatre in the Mill Oct 14-15; Alsager Arts Oct 18; Aberystwyth Arts Oct 20; Bristol Wickham Oct 22; Canterbury Gulbenkian Oct 24; Rotherham Arts Oct 27.
Sherlock Holmes: The Athenaeum Ghoul Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal tour Carl Miller's new mystery to Buxton Opera House Sept 26-27; Durham Gala Sept 29-Oct 1; Newtown Theatr Hafren Oct 6-8; Wakefield Theatre Royal Oct 13-15 Ipswich New Wolsey Oct 17-22; Worcester Swan Oct 24-25; Musselburgh Brunton Oct 27-29; Newport Riverfront Nov 7-9; Chester Gateway Nov 10-12; Spalding South Holland Centre Nov 15-16; Exeter Northcott Nov 21-26.
Six Dead Queens... and an inflatable Henry Foursight Theatre revive their devised historical perspective at Coventry Warwick Arts Oct 4-8; Jersey Arts Oct 13-15; Hereford Courtyard Oct 18; Wolverhampton Arena Oct 19-20.
Spinning the Round Table High Jinx in Lewis Davies's modernised Arthurian love-triangle at Blaenllechau Bell Centre Sept 27; Swansea Counterpoint Sept 28; Blaenau Gwent Beaufort Sept 29; Llanigon Village Hall Sept 30; Ammanford Miners Oct 1; Shropshire Newport Create Arts Oct 4; Sherston Village Hall Oct 12; Bridgwater Arts Oct 13; Tipton St. John's Church Oct 14; Llanbedr Village Hall Oct 15; Rhos Stiwt Oct 18; Pwllheli Neuadd Dwyfor Oct 19; Oswestry St Martin's Rhyn Park school Hub Oct 20; Dolgellau Theatr Fach Nov 1; Harlech Theatr Ardudwy Nov 3; Denbigh Theatr Twm O'r Nant Nov 4; Merthyr Tydfil College Nov 8; Walsall The Crossing at St. Paul's Nov 10; Builth Wells Wyeside Nov 11; Ledbury Market Nov 12; Johnstown Queen Elizabeth Maridunum school Nov 15; Barnard Castle Witham Hall Nov 18; Kendal Staveley Village Hall Nov 19; Penrhys Canolfan Rhys Centre Nov 24; Pontypridd Ilan Centre Nov 25; Abergavenny Melville Nov 26; Mold Clwyd Theatr Cymru (Emlyn Williams) Nov 29; Halstock Village Hall Dec 2; Shillingstone Portman Hall Dec 3; Fishguard Theatr Gwaun Dec 7; Cardiff Millennium Centre Weston Studio Dec 9-10.
Strawberry Fields Pentabus in Alecky Blythe's look at modern agricultural practices at Mold Clwyd Theatr Cymru (Emlyn Williams) Oct 21-22; Croydon Clocktower Oct 26; Spalding South Holland Centre Oct 28; Luton Hat Factory Oct 29; Redditch Kingsley College Nov 1; Cheltenham Bacon Nov 2; Stratford-upon-Avon Civic Hall Nov 3; Norwich Arts Nov 5; Portsmouth New Theatre Royal Nov 9-10; Stourbridge Glasshouse Nov 11; Winchester Theatre Royal Nov 15; King's Lynn Arts Nov 19.
Top Dogs Dialogue Productions in Urs Widmer's business satire at Birmingham Door Sept 29-Oct 1; Guildford Mill Studio Oct 6-8; Plymouth Drum Oct 10-15; Bath Ustinov Oct 20-22; York Theatre Royal Studio Oct 25-29; Oxford Playhouse Oct 31-Nov 1.
Tristan Iseult Kneehigh go legendary at Bristol Old Vic to Oct 1; Coventry Warwick Arts Oct 11-15; Nottingham Playhouse Oct 18-22; Plymouth Theatre Royal Oct 25-29; Leeds West Yorkshire (Quarry) Nov 1-5; Salford Lowry (Quays) Nov 8-12; Birmingham Rep Nov 15-19.
Up 'n' Under Hull Truck revive John Godber's amateur rugby hopefuls at Wakefield Theatre Royal Sept 26-Oct 1; Scarborough Stephen Joseph Oct 3-8; Salford Lowry Oct 10-15.
Arthur: The Story of a King Wee Stories revive their innovative success at Torquay Princess Sept 26-28; Aberdeen His Majesty's Oct 3-4; Leeds West Yorkshire Playhouse (Quarry) Oct 25-29.
Beauty and the Beast Oxfordshire Touring Theatre Company for 6+ visiting (Village Halls unless otherwise stated) Upton Nov 16; Tetsworth Nov 17; Alvescot Nov 18; Langford Nov 19; Wantage Lains Barn Nov 22; Barton Neighbourhood Centre Nov 24; Stanton Harcourt Nov 25; Kingham Nov 26; Leafield Nov 29; Piddington Nov 30; West Oxford primary school Dec 1; Oxford Pegasus Dec 2-3; Benson Parish Hall Dec 7; Chilton Dec 8; Bampton Dec 9; Sutton Courtenay Dec 10; Middleton Stoney Dec 15; Kelmscott Morris Memorial Hall Dec 16; Begbroke Dec 17; Duns Tew Dec 20; Cassington Dec 21; Slough West Wing Dec 22-23; Bardwell Jan 5; Spelsbury Memorial Hall Jan 6; Shutford Jan 7; Kemerton Victoria Hall; Feckenham Jan 11; Chorley Jan 12; Kinnerley Jan 13; Bridgenorth Leisure Centre Jan 14; Ingham Cammerham Jan 17; Rearsby Jan 20.
Bonjour Bob Theatre Alibi tour Daniel Jamieson's cross-Channel friendship written in the sand for 5-11s to Plymouth Barbican Oct 1; Dartington Barn Oct 8; Exeter Phoenix Nov 11-12; Bridport Arts Nov 19; Wootton Fitzpaine Village Hall Dec 3; Penzance Acorn Dec 10; also Exeter schools public evening shows: St Sidwell's primary Nov 15; Ladysmith infant Nov 16; Whipton Barn infant Nov 17; Pinhoe primary Nov 22; Stoke Hill school Nov 23; The Topsham school Nov 25; Clown Travelling Light adapt Quentin Blake for 3+ at Bath Egg Oct 27-29; Stockton-on-Tees Take-Off Festival Nov 11-12; Leicester Phoenix Nov 19; Tunbridge Wells Trinity Nov 20; Southport Arts Nov 26; North Cornwall venues Dec 1-2; Cambridge Junction Dec 10-11; Brighton Komedia Dec 17-31.
If All the World Were Paper Oily Cart for 2-5s exploring paper characters at Croydon Clocktower Nov 16-19; Stirling Macrobert Nov 29-Dec 24; Bath Egg Jan 2-4; Mold Clwyd Theatr Cymru Jan 10-14; Birmingham Rep Door Jan 19-21; Nottingham Lakeside Jan 22; Chelmsford Cramphorn Jan 24; Coventry Warwick Arts Jan 26-28; Brighton Komedia Jan 29; Manchester Royal Exchange Feb 2-4.
George's Marvellous Medicine Birmingham Stage Company in Stuart Paterson's Dahl adaptation at Dartford Orchard Oct 25-29; Newtown Theatr Hafren Nov 29-Dec 3; Sutton Secombe Dec 15-Jan 7; Hastings White Rock Jan 10-14; Swansea Taliesin Jan 17-21; Manchester Palace Jan 24-28.
The Gruffalo Tall Stories takes Julia Donaldson's story to Mold Clwyd Theatr Cymru (Anthony Hopkins); Sept 27-29; Cheltenham Everyman Sept 30-Oct 2; Barnstaple Queen's Oct 4-8; Hastings White Rock Oct 16-18; Guildford Yvonne Arnaud Oct 21-22; Bromley Churchill Oct 25-29; Felixstowe Spa Nov 1-3; Eastbourne Devonshire Park Nov 4-6; Sheffield Lyceum Nov 11-12; Darlington Civic Nov 15-19; Blackpool Grand Nov 24-26; Billingham Forum Nov 28-30; Windsor Theatre Royal Dec 1-3; Jersey Opera House Dec 7-11.
Horrible Histories Birmingham Stage Company feature Terry Deary's Terrible Tudors and Vile Victorians at Cardiff New Sept 27-Oct 1; Bournemouth Pavilion Oct 4-8; Salford Lowry Oct 11-15; Bromley Churchill Oct 18-22; Cambridge Arts Oct 25-29; Bradford Alhambra Nov 1-5.
The Jungle Book Birmingham Stage Company visit Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall Sept 20-24; Liverpool Empire Sept 27-Oct 1; Stoke-on-Trent Regent Oct 4-8; Richmond Theatre Oct 11-15; Hull New Oct 18-22; Chelmsford Civic Oct 25-29; Peterborough Key Nov 22-26; Taunton Brewhouse Nov 28-Dec 3; Whitley Bay Playhouse Dec 6-10.
The Little Mermaid Sphinx Theatre with Pam Gems's version for 8+ at Liverpool Everyman Oct 4-8; Guildford Yvonne Arnaud Oct 10-11; Chelmsford Civic Oct 15; Buxton Opera House Oct 27; Brighton Theatre Royal Nov 8-12.
Sink or Swim Quicksilver Theatre in Mike Kenny's modern Noah's Ark for 8+ at Tunbridge Wells Trinity Oct 23; Bridport Arts Nov 2; Bishop Auckland Town Hall Nov 7; Darlington Arts Nov 10-11; Whitehaven Rosehill Nov 13-14.
Swansea Taliesin Nov 18; Pontypridd Muni Nov 29-30; Southport Arts Dec 2-3; Redbridge Drama Centre Dec 7; Salisbury Playhouse Dec 9; Shaftesbury Arts Dec 10.
The Snow Dragon Tall Stories for 3+ at Barrow-in-Furness Forum 28 Oct 1; Malvern Theatres Oct 8; Derby Assembly Rooms Oct 11; Canterbury Gulbenkian Oct 15; Mansfield New Perspectives Oct 22; Harrow Arts Oct 24-26; Winchester Theatre Royal Oct 28; Ickenham Compass Oct 29; Fareham Ashcroft Nov 5; Trowbridge Arc Nov 12; Chippenham Arts Festival Nov 17; Banbury Mill Nov 19; Nottingham Lakeside Nov 20; Beaford Arts Nov 23-26 (North Devon touring dates); Chelmsford Civic Nov 29; Leicester Phoenix Dec 1-2; 6-7; Cranleigh Arts Dec 3.
Them With Tails Tall Stories's comic tales for 5+ at Windsor Festival Oct 1; Brighton Komedia Oct 9; Lewisham Youth Theatre Oct 15; Birmingham MAC Oct 16; Newport Riverfront Oct 22; Narberth Span Arts Oct 25; Abergavenny Borough Theatre Oct 27; Oxford Pegasus Nov 5; Aylesbury Civic Centre Nov 19; Cambridge Junction Nov 26.
Trashed Theatre Centre in Noel Greig's story of two teenagers post 911 for 14+ at Birmingham Rep Door Sept 22-24; Crawley Hawth Sept 27; Poole Lighthouse Oct 4-5; Manchester Contact Oct 12-13; Norwich Arts Oct 17; Bolton Octagon Nov 3; Cardiff Sherman Nov 23-24.
When the Lights Went Out Jatinder Verma and Claudia Myer's Diwali play for 6-11 s at Guildford Mill Studio Oct 1; Maidenhead Norden Farm Oct 5; Crawley Hawth Oct 10; Solihull Arts Oct 11; Wolverhampton Arena Oct 13; Exeter New Oct 15; Barking Broadway Oct 21; Norfolk Westacre Oct 27; Ilford Kenneth More Oct 28; Ipswich New Wolsey Oct 29; Bath Theatre Royal Egg Nov 5; Tees Valley take-Off Festival Nov 15-16; Darlington Arts Nov 17; Leicester Peepul Centre Nov 28-30; Bolton Octagon Dec 3.