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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

Thu 5 Feb 2015

£10–£35 / 08441 717620

Sat 7 Feb 2015

£10–£35 / 08441 717620

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£14–£30.50 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£14–£30.50 / 0131 529 6000

Grand Opera House, York

Wed 11 Mar 2015

£10–£35 / 0844 871 3024

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£10–£35 / 0844 871 3024

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The BFG

A gloriously festive show for Dahl fans big and small. David Wood's whizzpopping adaptation of this famous tale of nice and nasty giants is directed by Andrew Panton, and has been created by the team which brought you last year’s A Christmas Carol. Recommended for ages 5+.

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 6 Dec

£10–£28 (£15) / 0131 248 4848

Sat 13 Dec

£10–£28 (£15) / 0131 248 4848

Fri 19 Dec

£10–£28 (£15) / 0131 248 4848

…and 12 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

The Feastival of St Andrew

Some top-notch Scottish street food, music, spoken word and street art at this feastival in honour of St Andrew's Day.

SWG3, Glasgow

Sun 30 Nov

£5 (free before 2pm; children free all day) / 0141 357 7246

Treasure Island

Classic swashbuckling panto action starring Johnny Mac, Stephen Purdon and Michelle McManus.

Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 29 Nov

£17.50–£22.50 / 0141 332 1846

Wed 3 Dec

£17.50–£22.50 / 0141 332 1846

Sat 6 Dec

£17.50–£22.50 / 0141 332 1846

…and 22 more dates until 14 Jan 2015

Stan Douglas

An overview of the work of major Canadian artist Stan Douglas, featuring videos and image works such as Der Sandmann, Hogan's Alley and Hotel Vancouver.

Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 0131 225 2383

Note: Fruitmarket Gallery is closed from Wed 24–Fri 26 Dec inclusively.

  • 12:00 – 17:00 Stan Douglas Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 7 Dec

Free / 0131 225 2383

Note: Fruitmarket Gallery is closed from Wed 24–Fri 26 Dec inclusively.

  • 12:00 – 17:00 Stan Douglas Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 14 Dec

Free / 0131 225 2383

Note: Fruitmarket Gallery is closed from Wed 24–Fri 26 Dec inclusively.

  • 12:00 – 17:00 Stan Douglas Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
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Aladdin

Panto veterans Grant Stott, Andy Gray and Allan Stewart take to the stage to present Aladdin complete with special effects.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

Sun 30 Nov

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

Wed 3 Dec

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

…and 36 more dates until 18 Jan 2015

The Who

The union jack clad British rockers known for anthems including 'Who Are You' and 'I Can See for Miles' return to the stage for their 50th anniversary tour, probably with less smashing of instruments than their early performances. The Who were formed in 1964 by singer Roger Daltrey, guitarist Pete Townshend, bassist…

Hyde Park, London W2

Fri 26 Jun 2015

Prices to be confirmed

With Paul Weller, Kaiser Chiefs and Johnny Marr.

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 including…

George Square, Glasgow

Mon 1 Dec

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

Tue 2 Dec

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

Wed 3 Dec

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

…and 15 more dates until 31 Dec

Capital City Roller Derby Doubleheader: A Bridge Too Far

Capital City Roller Derby, Edinburgh's only mens' roller derby league, host its first home game, with a bridge theme. First up it's the Auld Reekie Roller Girls' Cannon Belles v Malmö's Crime City Rollers B followed by Capital City Roller Derby v Bristol Vice Quads. As well as the thrills and spills of roller derby there…

Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

£7–£8 (children free) / 0131 661 5351

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

Sat 29 Nov

£15–£90 / 0844 871 3001

Wed 3 Dec

£15–£90 / 0844 871 3001

Sat 6 Dec

£15–£90 / 0844 871 3001

…and 105 more dates until 7 Nov 2015

Bristol Hippodrome

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£20–£72.50 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£22.50–£75 / 0844 847 2325

Wed 25 Feb 2015

£20–£72.50 / 0844 847 2325

…and 7 more dates until 21 Mar 2015

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Sat 29 Nov

£22.50–£75 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 3 Dec

£20–£72.50 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 6 Dec

£22.50–£75 / 0844 871 3014

…and 16 more dates until 10 Jan 2015

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Author Book Signings

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

WHSmith, Sheffield

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 01142 731 176

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 01142 731 176

Mon 1 Dec

Free / 01142 731 176

…and 12 more dates until 13 Dec

Singing: Workshop (Ages 7-23)

Learn to be more relaxed performing, have more confidence, improve your presentation skills, have more fun, access and use more energy, be more creative and express yourself better at work, school and home.

Kings Theatre, Chatham

Fri 28 Nov

£21 ( £15) / 01634 829468

Christmas at Randall & Aubin

Let's face it, Christmas is a good excuse to eat a tonne of food, and this restaurant's serving up the festive works, with everything from lobster to spit roast pork belly on offer.

Randall & Aubin, London W1F

Mon 1 Dec

Free

Tue 2 Dec

Free

Wed 3 Dec

Free

…and 28 more dates until 31 Dec

Christmas Sale

Browse products made by local designers, makers, artists and bakers and pick up some unique gifts for Christmas. bakery47 are on hand to provide essential shopping snacks.

Grey Wolf Studios, Glasgow

Fri 12 Dec

Free

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

Thu 12 Mar 2015

£10–£44.50

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£10–£44.50

The Grand Theatre & Opera House, Leeds

Wed 15 Jul 2015

£18.50–£32 / 0844 848 2700

Sat 18 Jul 2015

£18.50–£32 / 0844 848 2700

Hall For Cornwall, Truro

Thu 19 Feb 2015

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

Sat 21 Feb 2015

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

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Eric and Little Ern

  • Directed by: Owen Lewis
  • Written by: Dick Hills

A tribute to the stage and screen duo, performed by Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens.

St James Theatre, London SW1E

Sat 20 Dec

£35 / 0844 264 2140

Sun 21 Dec

£35 / 0844 264 2140

Fri 26 Dec

£35 / 0844 264 2140

…and 9 more dates until 11 Jan 2015

The Mikado

  • Directed by: Thom Southerland
  • Written by: W S Gilbert (lyrics)

A Noel Coward-inspired, re-conceived take on Gilbert and Sullivan's popular operetta, featuring Rebecca Caine as Katisha and Mark Heenehan as The Mikado. Directed by Thom Southerland.

Charing Cross Theatre, London WC2N

Sat 29 Nov

£10–£22.50 / 08444 930 650

Sat 6 Dec

£10–£22.50 / 08444 930 650

Sat 13 Dec

£10–£22.50 / 08444 930 650

…and 7 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Cinderella

Spillers Pantomimes present their take on the classic rags-to-riches fairy tale with song and dance routines a plenty.

Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre

Sat 29 Nov

£13.50–£14.50 / 01698 403120

Sun 30 Nov

£13.50–£14.50 / 01698 403120

Sat 6 Dec

£13.50–£14.50 / 01698 403120

…and 11 more dates until 29 Dec

Ponds in the Water

Join the RSPB and OPAL to look in the freezing water and discover the life beneath the surface.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

Sat 29 Nov

£1 / 0141 276 9599

Sun 30 Nov

£1 / 0141 276 9599

Afrika Bambaataa

One of the godfathers and true originators of hip hop behind the seminal 'Planet Rock' which helped kick start the entire scene, way back in 1982.

O2 ABC, Glasgow

Sun 30 Nov

£8.55–£15.75 / 0141 565 1000

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Fairy And Make-A-Wish UK Attempt To Break The Guinness World Records Title For The World’s Largest Cake Sculpture

Donate money and your tummy to Make-A-Wish UK and enjoy a slice of giant record breaking cake sculpture. Each slice helps children and young people with life-threatening conditions realise their dreams.

Westfield Shopping Centre, London W12

Scouse Of The Antarctic

The Royal Court Christmas show is back and this time it's cooler than ever! A Russian and US submarine race to the North Pole to claim mineral rights. The last thing they expect to find when they get there is a scouser with a bobble hat on!

Royal Court Liverpool

Sat 29 Nov

£13–£23 / 0151 709 4321

Sat 6 Dec

£13–£23 / 0151 709 4321

Sat 13 Dec

£13–£23 / 0151 709 4321

…and 5 more dates until 17 Jan 2015

Snow White

Written by Alan McHugh with Music by Karen McIver and Directed by Jonathan Stone. Written, directed and produced by the Team that brought you last year's enchanting Pinocchio and 2012's magical Hansel and Gretel, Snow White promises to be the perfect Christmas outing - full of the traditional Carnegie Hall festive…

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Sat 29 Nov

£14.50 (£11.50; Children £11.50; Family £11) / 01383 602302

Sun 30 Nov

£14.50 (£11.50; Children £11.50; Family £11) / 01383 602302

Sat 6 Dec

£14.50 (£11.50; Children £11.50; Family £11) / 01383 602302

…and 9 more dates until 24 Dec

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

Sat 29 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 12:15 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
  • 14:00 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Sun 30 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 12:15 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
  • 14:00 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Sat 6 Dec

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 14:00 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
…and 15 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

…and 3 more dates until 31 May 2015

Brancepeth Castle Christmas Craft Fair

3-day, quality craft fair exhibiting own-make British crafts. Approx 70 stalls inside Grade 1 listed castle. Fairs established 1987. Open Fri, Sat 10:00-17:00, Sun 12:00-17:00. Entry £2.50/£1.50 OAP, free U14yrs accompanied. Tearooms. Free parking.

Brancepeth Castle, Durham

Sun 30 Nov

£2.50 ( £1.50) / 0191 378 0628

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