Let’s start with a smile. He might be a big star, but Phil Jupitus isn’t afraid of a small stage, with his new improv show Achtung! / Acting getting a test run at the Kings Arms. We’ve also got home-grown comedy talent with Sophie Willan, whose stand up set Branded is coming to Contact.
Fancy a jaunt out to the countryside? Why not give Jane Eyre a try, a promenade piece taking place near the picturesque town of Bakewell in Derbyshire. Or, if you fancy a classic closer to home, there’s always Persuasion at the Royal Exchange.
Here are our picks
Created by Frantic Assembly’s Scott Graham, Karl Hyde from Underworld and playwright Simon Stephens, Fatherland is a bold, ambitious show about contemporary fatherhood in all its complexities and contradictions.