London. DOGS DON’T DO BALLET adapted by David Duffy and Andrea Sadler from the book by Anna Kemp illustrated by Sara Ogilvie. Little Angel Theatre Tour to 21 April 2013. Runs 45min No interval. Review: Timothy Ramsden 16 January at Little Angel Theatre. It’s all tutu splendid.
London/Tour. MONEY: THE GAME SHOW by Clare Duffy. Bush Theatre 7 Uxbridge Road W12 8LJ To 2 March. Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Sat 2.30pm. then Tour to 13 April 2013. Runs 1hr 45min No interval. TICKETS: 020 8743 5050. www.bushtheatre.co.uk (London performances). Review: Timothy Ramsden 9 February. Glittering show as money makes the world go round and stops people up short.
Mansfield/Touring. FARM BOY by Michael Morpurgo adapted by Daniel Buckroyd. New Perspectives Theatre Company Tour to 9 March 2013. Runs 1hr 5min No interval. Review: Alan Geary: 20 October at Palace Theatre Mansfield. A life-affirming and entertaining sequel to War Horse.
Tour. STORIES FROM AN INVISIBLE TOWN by Hugh Hughes with Derwyn Hughes and Delyth Hughes. Tour to 8 December 2012. Runs 2hr 35min Two intervals. Review: Martin Franks 22 October at The Junction Cambridge. Charming narrative ramble could do with greater sense of direction.
BLUE/ORANGE: Joe Penhall Runs: 2h 15m, one interval Touring (New Alexandra Birmingham, to 27.10) Review: Alexander Ray, New Alexandra Birmingham, 24 10 12 Intriguing, funny, painful, thrilling.
Tour. BEAUTIFUL BURNOUT by Bryony Lavery. Frantic Assembly Tour to 1 December 2012. Runs 1hr 35min No interval. Review: Timothy Ramsden 25 October at Sherman Cymru Cardiff. A knockout script and production.
Tour. THE SEAGULL by Anton Chekhov and The Factory. The Factory Theatre Tour. Performance info www.thefactorytheatre.co.uk Runs 2hr 20min No interval. Review: Mark Courtice 16th August 2009 at St Luke’s Church, Holloway London N7. Fresh, funny – this fascinating treatment of a classic is still very moving.
Tour. ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS by Richard Bean based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni Literal translation by Francesca Manfrin. Tour to 2 February 2013. Runs 2hr 30min One interval. Review: Timothy Ramsden 29 October at Curve Leicester. Physical comedy and quick-fire witty dialogue makes a new man of Goldoni’s Servant.
Nottingham/Touring. THE LADYKILLERS: Adapted by Graham Linehan. Theatre Royal: Tkts 0115 989 5555 www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk. Runs: 2h 10m: one interval: till 3rd November. Performance times: 7.30pm, matinees 2.00pm Wed and 2.30pm Sat. Review: Alan Geary: 29th October 2012. A worthy adaptation of the great Ealing comedy.
Tour. THE COMING STORM by Tim Etchells and Forced Entertainment. Tour to 16 November. Runs 1hr 55min No interval. Review: Timothy Ramsden 21 June at bac (Ballroom) London. Tall story building where the story becomes its own story.
Tour. RADIO TIMES Tour to 8 December 2012. Runs 2hr 35min One interval. Review: Timothy Ramsden 7 November at Richmond Theatre. Morale-raising material from then in musical to cheer up now.
Tour. BORGES AND I by Idle Motion. Tour to 30 October 2012, Runs 1hr 5min No interval. Review: Timothy Ramsden 23 June at New Diorama Theatre London. Theatre on a plane of its own.
Tour. A GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR by Nikolai Gogol adapted by Deborah McAndrew. Tour to 1 December 2012. Runs 2hr 45min One interval. Review: Timothy Ramsden 10 November at New Vic Theatre Newcastle-under-Lyme. Meets all the targets, ticks all the boxes.
42ND STREET: Michael Stewart, Mark Bramble, Harry Warren, Al Dubin Based on the novel by: Bradford Ropes Touring Alexandra Birmingham till 14 July then, at present, into November 2012 Details: www.ukproductions.co.uk Runs 2h 30m, one interval Review: Alexander Ray, 10 July, New Alexandra Birmingham Just as it should be – and better.
LEGALLY BLONDE Music and Lyrics: Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin Book: Heather Hach Runs: 2h 40m, one interval On Tour till 6 October Information: www.legallyblondethemusical.co.uk Review: Alexander Ray, New Alexandra, Birmingham, 28 08 12 A gift box of many genuine delights.
Tour. OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD by Timberlake Wertenbaker based on The Playmaker by Thomas Keneally. Out of Joint and Octagon Theatre Bolton Tour to 24 November. Then St James Theatre London 30 January-9 March 2013. Until 22 September 2012 reviewed by SadiaHabib Runs 2hr 25min One interval. Review: Sadia Habib 4 September. Convicts, convictions and transformative theatre.
London/Tour. THE JUDAS KISS by David Hare. Hampstead Theatre Eton Avenue Swiss Cottage NW3 3EU To 13 October. Mon-Sat 7.30pm Mat Wed 2.30pm Sat 3pm. Audio-described 29 Sept 3pm (+Touch Tour). Captioned 25 Sept. TICKETS: 020 7722 9301. www.hampsteadtheatre.com then tour to 17 November 2012. Runs 2hr 35min One interval. Review: Timothy Ramsden 12 September. Kiss of life for one from the back-catalogue.
Tour. THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE by Jim Cartwright. Tour to 1 December 2012. Runs: 2hr 25min One interval: till 6th September. Review: Alan Geary 1 October at Theatre Royal Nottingham. Raucous comedy from the northern comedy circuit.