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One Man, Two Guvnors

  • Directed by: Adam Penford
  • Written by: Grant Olding (music)

National Theatre's satirical, slapstick production based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni. Featuring Gavin Spokes as Francis Henshall and Shaun Williamson (Barry from EastEnders) as Charlie Clench.

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Tue 3 Feb 2015

£10–£35 / 08441 717620

Wed 4 Feb 2015

£10–£35 / 08441 717620

Thu 5 Feb 2015

£10–£35 / 08441 717620

…and 2 more dates until 7 Feb 2015

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Tue 17 Feb 2015

£14–£30.50 / 0131 529 6000

Wed 18 Feb 2015

£14–£30.50 / 0131 529 6000

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£14–£30.50 / 0131 529 6000

…and 2 more dates until 21 Feb 2015

Grand Opera House, York

Tue 10 Mar 2015

£10–£35 / 0844 871 3024

Wed 11 Mar 2015

£10–£35 / 0844 871 3024

Thu 12 Mar 2015

£10–£35 / 0844 871 3024

…and 2 more dates until 14 Mar 2015

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Hopelessly Devoted

  • Directed by: James Grieve
  • Written by: Kate Tempest

Paines Plough and Birmingham Repertory Theatre present Kate Tempest's musical about a female prisoner who finds hope through music.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 27 Nov

Second Space

£14

Hazlitt Arts Centre, Maidstone

Fri 28 Nov

£10 (Children £8; £8; £8; £8) / 01622 758611

Roundhouse, London NW1

Mon 1 Dec

Studio Theatre

£15 / 0844 482 8008

Tue 2 Dec

Studio Theatre

£15 / 0844 482 8008

Wed 3 Dec

Studio Theatre

£15 / 0844 482 8008

…and 3 more dates until 6 Dec

Hot Dub Time Machine. Best. Party. Ever.

An all night long mashup of instantly recognisable tunes from the 60s to the present day, presented against a video backdrop.

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

Wed 10 Dec

£18.50–£20.50 (£17.50–£19.50)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Thu 11 Dec

£18.50–£20.50 (£17.50–£19.50)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Fri 12 Dec

£18.50–£20.50 (£17.50–£19.50)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

…and 5 more dates until 17 Dec

Wicked

  • Directed by: Joe Mantello
  • Written by: Winnie Holzman

Smash-hit musical that acts as a prequel to The Wizard of Oz, with L Frank Baum's characters brilliantly re-imagined as two young girls who grow up to fulfil their destinies as Glenda the Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

Apollo Victoria Theatre, London SW1V

Wed 26 Nov

£15–£90 / 0844 871 3001

Thu 27 Nov

£15–£90 / 0844 871 3001

Fri 28 Nov

£15–£90 / 0844 871 3001

…and 294 more dates until 7 Nov 2015

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 18 Feb 2015

£20–£72.50 / 0844 847 2325

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£20–£72.50 / 0844 847 2325

Fri 20 Feb 2015

£22.50–£75 / 0844 847 2325

…and 25 more dates until 21 Mar 2015

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Wed 26 Nov

£20–£72.50 / 0844 871 3014

Thu 27 Nov

£20–£72.50 / 0844 871 3014

Fri 28 Nov

£22.50–£75 / 0844 871 3014

…and 35 more dates until 10 Jan 2015

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AMP Collected: Lapsley, Dornik

The first show in a series of Annie Mac-led, live platforms for rising talents, featuring the electronic pop and r&b sounds of vocalist Lapsley and PMR's Dornik.

ICA, London SW1Y

Wed 26 Nov

£12.50 / 020 7930 3647

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The Caves Edinburgh Hogmanay Party

Bring in 2015 in one of the city's most unique clubbing venues. Expect a ceilidh, choons old and new, and bags of fun to welcome in the new year.

The Caves, Edinburgh

Wed 31 Dec

£16.87 / 0131 557 8989

Glasgow on Ice

A chance to perfect your pirouettes (or at least let go of the side) as George Square's open air ice rink returns for another year accompanied by non-stop music. There are funfair rides (including the return of the Big Wheel), free activities for families in the Christmas Workshop and themed nights on the rink.

George Square, Glasgow

Thu 27 Nov

£8–£12 (£6–£10; Children £6–£9; Family £29–£35)

Santa Cruise

A cruise from Edinburgh Quay to celebrate the festive season with games, songs, craft and a wee visit from the man himself.

Re-Union Canal Boats, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

£10 (under 12 months free) / 0131 261 8529

Sun 30 Nov

£10 (under 12 months free) / 0131 261 8529

Sat 6 Dec

£10 (under 12 months free) / 0131 261 8529

…and 6 more dates until 22 Dec

Souper Saturday Postcard Sale

Postcard art from local artists is on sale (as well as live music) to raise funds for Souper Saturday which provides food for the homeless.

St John's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0131 229 7565

Bentham Lecture 2014 with Simon Blackburn: Was David Hume the first Humanist?

Professor Simon Blackburn will present a stimulating and fascinating talk about the Scottish philosopher David Hume, exploring the question: was Hume the first Humanist?

University College London, WC1E

Wed 26 Nov

Free / 020 7679 2540

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Chris Bracey: Gods Own Junkyard

At London's newest art gallery space. Based on London's Brewer Street the partnership with Lights of Soho, a new gallery space dedicated to light art aims to honour Chris Bracey's extensive work in the area.

Lights Of Soho, London W1F

Wed 26 Nov

Free

Thu 27 Nov

Free

Fri 28 Nov

Free

…and 51 more dates until 18 Jan 2015

Dreamboats and Miniskirts

  • Written by: Maurice Gran

Musical sequel to Dreamboats And Petticoats written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, which follows an aspiring vocal duo, who must adapt their style to succeed during the advent of the Beatles and the Mersey sound. Featuring the hits 'Twist & Shout', 'Handy Man', 'Pretty Woman' and 'One Fine Day'.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Mon 9 Mar 2015

£9.75–£44.50

Tue 10 Mar 2015

£10–£44.50

Wed 11 Mar 2015

£10–£44.50

…and 3 more dates until 14 Mar 2015

The Grand Theatre & Opera House, Leeds

Mon 13 Jul 2015

£18.50–£32 / 0844 848 2700

Tue 14 Jul 2015

£18.50–£32 / 0844 848 2700

Wed 15 Jul 2015

£18.50–£32 / 0844 848 2700

…and 3 more dates until 18 Jul 2015

Hall For Cornwall, Truro

Mon 16 Feb 2015

£14–£26.50; £12–£24; £16–£28.50 / 01872 262466

Tue 17 Feb 2015

£14–£26.50; £12–£24; £16–£28.50 / 01872 262466

Wed 18 Feb 2015

£14–£26.50; £12–£24; £16–£28.50 / 01872 262466

…and 3 more dates until 21 Feb 2015

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The Official Comedy Club

Live stand-up from Colin Cole, Gordon Southern and Philberto.

Braintree Arts Theatre

Thu 18 Dec

£12; £10 adv / 01376 556354

Three different acts perform stand-up.

UB40

Reggae journeymen still slogging round the touring circuit, but now without frontman Ali Campbell.

The Assembly, Leamington Spa

Wed 26 Nov

£28.50 / 0845 888 7581

Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham

Fri 17 Apr 2015

£37.38 / 0871 945 6000

With The Brand New Heavies.

Bournemouth International Centre

Sun 12 Apr 2015

£37.38 / 0844 576 3000

With Radio Riddler.

  • 19:00 UB40 Bournemouth International Centre

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…and at 18 other places

Author Book Signings

Cybermouse Books present Author Signings @ WH Smith in Fargate, Sheffield.

WHSmith, Sheffield

Wed 26 Nov

Free / 01142 731 176

Thu 27 Nov

Free / 01142 731 176

Fri 28 Nov

Free / 01142 731 176

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Comedy Central

Brightening up your weekends with a line-up of top notch funny types.

Baby Blue, Liverpool

Wed 26 Nov

£6 / 0151 702 5834

Full line-up TBC as part of the Hobgoblin comedy award new act.

Thu 27 Nov

£15; £34 inc meal / 0151 702 5834

Compere Lou Conran presents headline act Jonny Awsum with support from Phil Ellis and James Alderson.

Fri 28 Nov

£15; £26–£34 inc meal; £18; £29–£37 inc meal / 0151 702 5834

Compere Lou Conran presents headline act Jonny Awsum with support from Phil Ellis and Prince Abdi.

…and 13 more dates until 27 Dec

Frank Lampard: Book Signing

The Manchester City and England football star will be signing copies of his children's books in the series Frankie's Magic Football.

Waterstones, Manchester

Thu 27 Nov

Free / 0161 749 8623

Grand Cinema Club – Winter Wonderland

A series of Christmas film screenings in a suitably festive atmosphere.

The Millennium Knightsbridge Hotel, London SW1X

Sun 30 Nov

£12 (Children £7.50)

Sun 7 Dec

£12 (Children £7.50)

Sun 14 Dec

£12 (Children £7.50)

Hellfire Comedy Club

Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter.

G Live, Guildford

Thu 18 Dec

£30 / 0844 770 1797

Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter.

Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe

Thu 27 Nov

Hellfire Comedy Club

£6 / 01494 512000

Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter.

Thu 4 Dec

Old Town Hall

£20 / 01494 512000

Festive wit from Kevin McCarthy and Jim Tavare.

Thu 11 Dec

Old Town Hall

£20 / 01494 512000

The entertainment this evening comes in the guise of Tom Deacon.

Thu 18 Dec

Old Town Hall

£20 / 01494 512000

Festive merriment with Sean Percival and Suzi Ruffell.

Stick Man

  • Directed by: Sally Cookson
  • Written by: Benji Bower (music)

A show about a family of stick people. Presented by Scamp Theatre. Ages 3+.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Thu 27 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Fri 28 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Sat 29 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
  • 12:15 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
  • 14:00 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
…and 27 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

The Lowry, Salford

Tue 26 May 2015

Quays

£13.50 / 0844 545 8252

Wed 27 May 2015

Quays

£13.50 / 0844 545 8252

Thu 28 May 2015

Quays

£13.50 / 0844 545 8252

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Victorian Christmas Craft Fair

Explore the origins of some of our Christmas traditions and sample the delights of our Victorian stalls and Christmas Crafts.

Wilderspin National School, Barton-upon-Humber

Sat 29 Nov

£0.50

Big Girls Don't Cry: A Tribute To Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Oh what a night you'll have at this tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, with all the hits from 'Sherry' to 'Grease is the Word'.

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£19.75–£27.50 / 02476 553055

IndigO2, London SE10

Fri 20 Nov 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0871 220 0260

Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 30 May 2015

£16.50–£18.50 (£17.50) / 0141 332 1846

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Cheeki Monkeys Big Baby and Children’s Christmas Market

A pop-up baby and children's Christmas market, full of pre-loved goods.

Northfleet School for Girls

Sat 29 Nov

£1 (Children free) / 01474 831020

Richard Taunton Sixth Form College, Southampton

Sun 14 Dec

£1 (Children free; Pre-loved stall £10) / 023 8051 1811

Stockport Masonic Guildhall

Sun 30 Nov

£1 (Children free)

Sun 28 Dec

£1 (Children free)

Sun 25 Jan 2015

£1 (Children free)

…and 9 more dates until 29 Nov 2015

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Edition One

Debut group show from Dundee Print Collective.

WASPS Studios, Dundee

Sat 6 Dec

Free / 01382 221860

Sun 7 Dec

Free / 01382 221860

Mon 8 Dec

Free / 01382 221860

…and 6 more dates until 14 Dec

Erasure

Eighties electro-pop darlings Vince Clarke and Andy Bell celebrate the release of their newest album The Violet Flame.

The Forum, London NW5

Sun 14 Dec

£37.50–£60 / 020 7428 4099

A performance from the legendary electro-pop duo (Vince Clarke and Andy Bell) with support from Iris Gold.

  • 19:00 – 23:00 Erasure The Forum, London

Mon 15 Dec

£37.50–£60 / 020 7428 4099

A performance from the legendary electro-pop duo (Vince Clarke and Andy Bell) with support from Parallox.

  • 19:00 – 23:00 Erasure The Forum, London

O2 Academy Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne

Fri 28 Nov

£35 / 0844 477 2000

O2 Apollo Manchester

Sun 30 Nov

£35–£60 / 0844 477 7677

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