Nell Gwynn by Jessica Swale

Highbury Theatre Centre Sheffield Road,Sutton Coldfield,

A bawdy, boisterous, colourful celebration of Nell Gwynn’s turbulent and exciting life in the burgeoning world of restoration theatre. She begins selling oranges, becomes a popular actress and then the King’s mistress, making money and enemies and losing friends on the way. Some lively songs add to the fun. 

£10

Northanger Abbey

Highbury Theatre Centre Sheffield Road,Sutton Coldfield,

Jane Austen’s sparkling satire on fashionable manners and Gothic horror. Catherine Morland is taken to Bath by the Allens, meets the gushing and profuse Isabella and they quickly become friends, frightening themselves reading ‘The Mysteries of Udolpho’. When the Tilneys invite her to stay at Northanger Abbey, Catherine can scarcely contain her excitement.

£10