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Kill Johnny Glendenning

A murderous comedy about the Glasgow underworld. Co-production between the Royal Lyceum Theatre and Citizens Theatre.

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 1 Nov

£13–£17 (£2; Students £9; Children £9) / 0141 429 0022

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 20 Sep

£10 / 0131 248 4848

  • 14:00

Wed 24 Sep

£10 / 0131 248 4848

  • 14:00

Sat 27 Sep

£10 / 0131 248 4848

  • 14:00
…and 4 more dates until 11 Oct

Oktoberfest

Party like you're in Bavaria, minus the plane fare. Drink the beer, eat the bratwurst, wear the lederhosen and party the night away, stein in hand. There's even a family-friendly Sunday lunch for the kinder.

West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Wed 1 Oct

Free on Wednesdays; £5 Thursday, Friday and Sunday; £10 Saturday / 07435 428290

  • 16:00 – 23:00

Thu 2 Oct

Free on Wednesdays; £5 Thursday, Friday and Sunday; £10 Saturday / 07435 428290

  • 16:00 – 23:00

Fri 3 Oct

Free on Wednesdays; £5 Thursday, Friday and Sunday; £10 Saturday / 07435 428290

  • 16:00 – 23:00
…and 7 more dates until 12 Oct

Still Game

  • Cast: Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill

The stage version of Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill's TV sitcom of ageing disgracefully, starring Ford Kiernan as Jack Jarvis and Greg Hemphill as Victor McDade.

The SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Sat 20 Sep

£45 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 21 Sep

£45 / 0141 248 3000

Sat 27 Sep

£30–£45 / 0141 248 3000

…and 3 more dates until 5 Oct

Early Years Drama Classes: Pre-School Workshop

Youngsters are introduced to drama through games, activities and creative play.

Merry-Go-Round, Glasgow

Fri 19 Sep

£2.50 / 0141 423 2299

  • 14:30 – 15:30

Fri 26 Sep

£2.50 / 0141 423 2299

  • 14:30 – 15:30

Fri 3 Oct

£2.50 / 0141 423 2299

  • 14:30 – 15:30
…and 12 more dates until 26 Dec

An Evening with Pam Ayres

A cosy evening of poetry, stories and incredible wit from the lady herself.

CAST, Doncaster

Sun 16 Nov

£20 / 01302 303959

  • 17:00

Ferneham Hall, Fareham

Sun 26 Oct

£22.50 / 01329 231942

  • 17:00

Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Sun 9 Nov

£20 ( £15) / 01253 290190

  • 17:00

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Dinosaur Zoo

Dinosaurs aren't extinct! They're just hiding out on the other side of the world. Dinosaur Zoo takes its Jurassic creations on tour with an opportunity for children to get right up close.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Tue 18 Nov

£12.50–£15 ( £10) / 01892 530613

  • 13:30
  • 16:30

Wed 19 Nov

£12.50–£15 ( £10) / 01892 530613

  • 16:30

Birmingham Hippodrome

Tue 10 Mar 2015

£12.50 / 0844 338 5000

Fri 13 Mar 2015

£12.50 / 0844 338 5000

Sun 15 Mar 2015

£12.50 / 0844 338 5000

Dundee Rep

Tue 23 Sep

£12.50–£15.50 (Students £5) / 01382 223530

  • 13:30
  • 16:30

Wed 24 Sep

£12.50–£15.50 (Students £5) / 01382 223530

  • 13:30
  • 16:30

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Hairspray: Halifax Amateur Opera Society

A production of the popular musical set in the 1950s where Baltimore's Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart has only one passion to dance.

Victoria Theatre, Halifax

Sat 20 Sep

£14–£18 ( £12–£16; £12–£16; Children £12–£16 under 16s) / 01422 351158

  • 14:15

Baby Loves Disco

Baby Loves Disco is a chance for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents to get their respective grooves on and enjoy some dayclubbing with real club DJs spinning retro and pop tunes. Chillout room, themed crafts, facepainting, healthy snacks and more – all included in the price, plus licensed bar for parents.

DNA, London SW11

Sat 27 Sep

£9.94 / 07986 527947

Sat 25 Oct

£9.94 / 07986 527947

Sat 29 Nov

£9.94 / 07986 527947

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Sun 26 Oct

£8.94 / 07986 527947

Hummingbird, Glasgow

Sun 5 Oct

£8.94 / 07986 527947

Sun 2 Nov

£8.94 / 07986 527947

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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.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Wed 1 Oct

£14–£33.50 / 01274 432000

  • 14:00

Sat 4 Oct

£14–£33.50 / 01274 432000

  • 14:30

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Wed 24 Sep

£23.50; £19.50–£27.50; £19.50–£25.50; £24.50–£32.50 (£20.50; £16.50–£24.50; £16.50–£22.50; £21.50–£29.50) / 01892 530613

  • 14:30

Sat 27 Sep

£23.50; £19.50–£27.50; £19.50–£25.50; £24.50–£32.50 (£20.50; £16.50–£24.50; £16.50–£22.50; £21.50–£29.50) / 01892 530613

  • 14:30

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 12 Mar 2015

£10–£44.50

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£10–£44.50

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Kate Atkinson: Life After Life

The novelist and Costa Book of the Year winner talks about her new book.

Cheltenham Town Hall

Sat 4 Oct

£10 / 0844 576 2210

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

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Sweeney Todd

  • Directed by: Tim Jackson
  • Written by: lyrics)

The Victorian musical by Stephen Sondheim, in which the anti-hero seeks bloody revenge on all that wronged him. With the helps of a few pies. Directed by Derek Anderson.

Twickenham Theatre

Sat 20 Sep

£12–£15 (£14) / 020 8787 5933

  • 14:30

Sun 21 Sep

£12–£15 (£14) / 020 8787 5933

  • 15:00

Sat 27 Sep

£12–£15 (£14) / 020 8787 5933

  • 14:30
…and 2 more dates until 4 Oct

Three Men In A Boat

  • Directed by: Craig Gilbert
  • Written by: Jerome K Jermone

Original Theatre Co presents Craig Gilbert's ingenious, acclaimed adaption of Jerome K Jerome's classic tale of boating misadventures.

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Wed 15 Oct

£8.50–£20.75 (£8.50–£18.75) / 02476 553055

  • 14:30

Sat 18 Oct

£8.50–£20.75 (£8.50–£18.75) / 02476 553055

  • 14:30

Hall For Cornwall, Truro

Sat 20 Sep

£13–£28 / 01872 262466

  • 14:30

The Haymarket, Basingstoke

Sat 1 Nov

£18; £11 child & NUS ( £16) / 01256 844244

  • 14:00

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Disney On Ice: 100 Years Of Magic

A colourful and exciting ice show, featuring around 65 Disney characters from across the years, including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and the Disney Princesses.

Braehead Arena, Glasgow

Sat 27 Sep

£14–£39 / 0844 499 1700

Sun 28 Sep

£14–£39 / 0844 499 1700

Sat 4 Oct

£14–£39 / 0844 499 1700

Sun 5 Oct

£14–£39 / 0844 499 1700

Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle upon Tyne

Fri 10 Oct

£18 / 0844 493 6666

Sat 11 Oct

£14–£23 / 0844 493 6666

Sun 12 Oct

£14–£23 / 0844 493 6666

Motorpoint Arena Sheffield

Thu 6 Nov

£18 / 0114 256 5656

Fri 7 Nov

£18 / 0114 256 5656

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Synology 2015: DSM And Product Launch

Synology has announced that the next developments in its award-winning DiskStation Manager (DSM) operating system are just weeks away with a public invitation for end users and channel partners to attend the London launch event on 18th September.

Altitude, London SW1P

Thu 18 Sep

Free

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Water of Leith Duck Race

Not just one but a whole afternoon of charity duck races, with lots of prizes to be won, from tickets to Edinburgh attractions to bottles of whisky.

Water of Leith Visitor Centre, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Sep

Free, but you can sponsor a duck for £2 or £1 / 0131 455 7367

  • 13:00
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Destination Star Trek

A hot ticket event for Star Trek fans, featuring appearances from big names such as William Shatner and Sir Patrick Stewart, as well as themed parties, photo shoots and screenings.

ExCel, London E16

Fri 3 Oct

£29 / 020 7069 5000

  • 14:00 – 18:00

Sat 4 Oct

£29 / 020 7069 5000

  • 14:00 – 18:00

Sun 5 Oct

£29 / 020 7069 5000

  • 14:00 – 18:00

Jim Lambie

A solo exhibition of the Glasgow-born installation artist and sculptor, including his iconic 1999 work ZOBOP.

Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Sep

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Generation.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 28 Sep

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Generation.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 5 Oct

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Generation.

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 2 more dates until 19 Oct

Aidan Moffat: The Lavender Blue Dress

Arab Strap's Aidan Moffat signs copies of his first book, The Lavender Blue Dress.

Waterstones, Glasgow

Sat 11 Oct

Free / 0141 248 4814

  • 14:00 – 14:30

Waterstones West End, Edinburgh

Thu 9 Oct

Free / 0131 226 2666

  • 12:30

Dirty Dancing

  • Directed by: Sarah Tipple
  • Written by: Eleanor Bergstein

See Baby not put in the corner in the musical based on the late Patrick Swayze's popular film.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Sat 2 May 2015

£33.50–£55 / 0844 338 5000

Wed 6 May 2015

£33.50–£55 / 0844 338 5000

Sat 9 May 2015

£33.50–£55 / 0844 338 5000

…and 4 more dates until 23 May 2015

Congress Theatre, Eastbourne

Wed 14 Jan 2015

£28–£45.50; £31–£48.50; £31–£48.50 (£35–£41.50; £38–£44.50; Children £35–£41.50; Children £38–£44.50) / 01323 412000

  • 14:30

Fri 16 Jan 2015

£28–£45.50; £31–£48.50; £31–£48.50 (£35–£41.50; £38–£44.50; Children £35–£41.50; Children £38–£44.50) / 01323 412000

  • 17:00

Sat 17 Jan 2015

£28–£45.50; £31–£48.50; £31–£48.50 (£35–£41.50; £38–£44.50; Children £35–£41.50; Children £38–£44.50) / 01323 412000

  • 14:30
…and 2 more dates until 24 Jan 2015

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Wed 25 Feb 2015

£20–£75 / 0844 871 3014

Fri 27 Feb 2015

£20–£75 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 28 Feb 2015

£20–£75 / 0844 871 3014

…and 4 more dates until 14 Mar 2015

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The Mousetrap

  • Directed by: Ian Watt-Smith
  • Written by: Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie's play has been performed over 25,000 times. Now celebrating its diamond anniversary in the London West End, it's finally embarking on a UK tour.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 29 Oct

£15–£30.50 / 0131 529 6000

  • 14:30

Sat 1 Nov

£15–£30.50 / 0131 529 6000

  • 14:30

Milton Keynes Theatre

Wed 24 Sep

£18.50–£33.50 / 0844 871 7652

Sat 27 Sep

£18.50–£33.50 / 0844 871 7652

New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Wed 8 Oct

£12–£32.50 / 0870 607 7533

Sat 11 Oct

£12–£32.50 / 0870 607 7533

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Simon Callow: The Man Jesus

  • Directed by: Joseph Alford
  • Written by: Matthew Hurt

Simon Callow, one of Britain's best-loved actors, performs this fresh and moving account of biblical stories including the raising of Lazarus, the wedding at Cana and the journey to Jerusalem. His powerful portrayal of the tyrants, traitors and madmen in Jesus' life asks people of all faiths and none: what sort of man was…

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Thu 9 Oct

See website for details, tickets on sale Aug 6 / 01483 440000

  • 14:30

Sat 11 Oct

See website for details, tickets on sale Aug 6 / 01483 440000

  • 14:30

The Unquiet Grave Of Garcia Lorca

  • Directed by: Hamish Macdougall
  • Written by: Nicholas De Jongh

Nicholas De Jongh's play about the assassination of Spanish poet Garcia Lorca in the 1930s. In 1936, Spain is riven with violence and poised on the outbreak of the Spanish Civil war. A respectable London publisher with undercover M16 connections helps arrange for two young blondes and one adventurous English man to…

The Drayton Arms Theatre, London SW5

Sat 4 Oct

£16 (£14) / 020 7835 2301

  • 15:00

Sat 11 Oct

£16 (£14) / 020 7835 2301

  • 15:00

Sat 18 Oct

£16 (£14) / 020 7835 2301

  • 15:00

Sat 25 Oct

£16 (£14) / 020 7835 2301

  • 15:00

Agatha Christie's Black Coffee

  • Written by: Agatha Christie

Christie's first play for the stage features the now-iconic Hercule Poirot and a typical crime plot.

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Thu 9 Oct

£10–£29.50 / 08441 717620

Sat 11 Oct

£10–£29.50 / 08441 717620

Darlington Civic Theatre

Thu 25 Sep

£26 (£17.50) / 01325 486555

  • 14:00

Sat 27 Sep

£26 (£17.50) / 01325 486555

  • 14:30

Derby Theatre

Wed 26 Nov

£11–£26.50 / 01332 593939

  • 14:30

Sat 29 Nov

£11–£26.50 / 01332 593939

  • 14:30

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Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

'Sybil', 'Basil' and 'Manuel' recreate the chaotic John Cleese sitcom experience, while you enjoy a three course dinner. Nope, doesn't sound very safe to us, either. Booking is essential.

The Charing Cross Hotel, London WC2N

Sat 20 Sep

£50 / 0131 556 6040

Sun 21 Sep

£50 / 0131 556 6040

Sat 27 Sep

£50 / 0131 556 6040

…and 85 more dates until 30 Aug 2015

Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton

Fri 23 Jan 2015

Blue Lounge

£42.50 inc meal / 0131 556 6040

  • 13:30

Sat 24 Jan 2015

Blue Lounge

£42.50 inc meal / 0131 556 6040

  • 13:30

Sun 25 Jan 2015

Blue Lounge

£42.50 inc meal / 0131 556 6040

  • 13:30

Wales Millennium Centre / Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru, Cardiff

Sat 20 Sep

£42–£45; £55 / 0131 556 6040

  • 12:00

Sat 27 Sep

£42–£45; £55 / 0131 556 6040

  • 12:00

New Jersey Nights

Musical show paying tribute to Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons.

Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Sat 20 Sep

£10–£23; £10–£23; £12–£26 eve; £16–£29 / 01604 624 811

  • 14:30 – 17:30
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