A one-man show will tell the story of David Garrick at the theatre in Lichfield which bears his name.
Nick Barber will appear in Star in the city on 1st November.
The show is set in September 1747 as London prepares to open the Drury Lane Theatre under Garrick’s management.
A spokesperson added: “With the reputation of theatre at an all-time low, Garrick sets out to make himself rich and his profession acceptable.
“With a prologue to the new season written by Samuel Johnson, Garrick promises to throw new light on elocution and action, banish ranting and bombast and to restore simplicity and humour to the British Stage.
“But hours before curtain up, Peg Woffington is arguing the epilogue and Macklin, the star turn, refuses to leave his dressing room.”
Tickets are on sale now at www.lichfieldgarrick.com or by calling 01543 412121.