New plays

2nd February 2001 at 00:00
Beau Brummell Theatre Royal Bath Productions with Ron Hutchinson's picture of a decayed Regency dandy at Bath Theatre Royal Feb27-Mar 3, Brighton Theatre Royal Mar 5-10, Norwich Theatre Royal Mar 13-17, Malvern Festival Mar 19-24, Cambridge Arts Mar 26-31, Richmond Theatre Apr 9-14, Milton Keynes Theatre Apr 16-21, Cardiff New May 1-5.

Big Trouble in the Little Bedroom Hull Truck take John GodberJohn Pattison musical "about a meek 11 year old who starts having bizarre adventures" to Wakefield Theatre Royal Mar 27-Apr 7, York Theatre Royal Apr 11-14, Hull Truck Apr 19-May 5.

Crazy Gary's Mobile Disco Paines Plough with Gary Owen's story of lads, violence and girls in a Saturday night Welsh town at Cardiff Chapter Feb 8-17, Hexham Queen's Hall Feb 20, Mold Clwyd Theatr Cymru Feb 22-24, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Live Feb 27-28, Swansea Taliesin Mar 2, Aberystwyth Arts Mar 3, Bradford Theatre in the Mill Mar 6-7, Manchester Contact Mar 8-10, Hemel Hempstead Old Town Hall Apr 17-18, Leicester Haymarket Studio Apr 19-21, Stamford Arts Apr 24-25, Brighton Gardner Apr 27-28, Bracknell Wilde Apr 30-May 1, Eastleigh Point May 2, Scarborough Stephen Joseph May 4-5.

Crossroad Blues Eastern Angles with James Vollmar's story of lives at a gibbet-haunted crossroads in an American diner in the fens, touring East Anglia Feb 28-May 12 (01473 218202).

Dick Barton, Episode II: The Curse of the Pharoah's Tomb Croydon Warehouse tour Phil Willmott's tale of dastards and derring-do to Bolton Octagon Feb 22-24, Jersey Opera House Feb 26-Mar 3, Douglas Gaiety Mar 5-10.

Feelgood Out of Joint in Alastair Beaton's political satire at Liverpool Playhouse Mar 13-17, Manchester Library Mar 20-24, Oxford Playhouse Mar 27-31.

Mary Barton NTC continues Stewart Howson's touring Elizabeth Gaskell adaptation Feb 20-Mar 24 (01665 602586).

Into the Mystic Graeae tour Peter Wolf's look at humanity in a techno-ruled society Feb 21-Mar 31 (020 7681 4755) Marching On 7:84 in Gary Mitchell's play about tensions arising in Northern Ireland when a Catholic Residents' group asks for an Orange Order march to be re-routed at Paisley Arts Mar 29-31, Edinburgh Traverse Apr 3-7, Inverness Eden Cort Apr 11, Stirling MacRobert Apri13, Kilmarnock Palace Apr 14, Kirkcaldy Adam Smith Apr 19, Cumbernauld Theatre Apr 20, Galashiels Volunteer Apr 21, Glasgow Tron Apr 25-28, Perth Theatre May 4-5.

On A Night Like This Hull Truck with John Godber's Northern Soul tale of ex-disco king Rick invaded by deadly decorators on a raving rampage at Wakefield Theatre Royal Feb 6-10, Warrington Parr Hall Feb 19-24, Huddersfield Lawrence Batley Feb 27-Mar 3, Harrogate Theatre Mar 6-10, Bury St. Edmunds Theatre Royal Mar 13-17, Scunthorpe Plowright Mar 21-24, Sheffield Lyceum Mar 29-31, Northampton Royal Apr 9-14, York Theatre Royal Apr 17-28, Kendal Brewery Apr 30-May 5, Derby Playhouse May 7-19, Preston Charter May 22-26, Chester Gateway May 29-Jun 2, Rotherham Civic Jun 4-9.

Pacific Theatr Y Byd in Ian Rowlands' play about Captain Cook's Welsh surgeon-poet at Aberystwyth Theatr Y Werin Mar 8, Mold Clwyd Theatr Cymru Mar 9, Cardiff Sherman Mar 14, Milford Haven Torch Mar 19, Middlesbrough Theatre Mar 22.

Passports to the Promised Land Nitro tour Felix Cross's musical using rap, reggae, hip-hop and more to tell of a boy's journey from the Caribbean to England to the gates of heaven at Manchester Library Mar 13-17, Ipswich New Wolsey Mar 22-24, Exeter Northcott Mar 27-31, Sheffield Lyceum Apr 5-14.

Safe NTC tour Anna Coburn's play about childhood memories and adult fears to small-scale, rural venues Apr 26-May 19 (01665 602586).

The 39 Steps Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon's comic version of Buchan and Hitchcock at Sheffield Lyceum Feb 5-10, Coventry Belgrade Feb 12-17, Edinburgh King's Feb 20-24, Croydon Ashcroft Feb 26-March 3.

A Woman in Waiting Thembi Mtshali's personal account of a life steering through apartheid at Oxford Playhouse Feb 8-10, Hemel Hempstead Old Town Hall Feb 13, Bury St. Edmunds Theatre Royal Feb 14-15, Norwich Playhouse Feb 16, Kendal Brewery Feb 17, Liverpool Everyman Feb 19-21, Huddersfield Lawrence Batley Feb 23-24, Bracknell Wilde Feb 26-27, Brecon Theatr Brycheiniog Feb 28, Swansea Taliesin March 1, Leicester Phoenix March 13-14, Cardigan Theatr Mwldan March 19-20, Tewkesbury Roses Mar 21, Manchester Green Room Mar 22-24.

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