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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'.

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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Christmas Wreath Workshops

Use fresh greenery from the garden to create and decorate a festive wreath.

National Trust: Osterley Park And House, Isleworth

Wed 3 Dec

£25 adv booking essential / 020 8232 5050

Thu 4 Dec

£25 adv booking essential / 020 8232 5050

Wed 10 Dec

£25 adv booking essential / 020 8232 5050

Thu 11 Dec

£25 adv booking essential / 020 8232 5050

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)

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

Sat 29 Nov

£15–£90 / 0844 871 3001

Wed 3 Dec

£15–£90 / 0844 871 3001

…and 106 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

Wed 26 Nov

£20–£72.50 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 29 Nov

£22.50–£75 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 3 Dec

£20–£72.50 / 0844 871 3014

…and 17 more dates until 10 Jan 2015

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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 back to top

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

An Evening with Pam Ayres

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

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Sun 29 Mar 2015

£22 / 023 8071 1811

Brendan Cole: A Night to Remember

Choreographer, performer and Strictly's badboy, Brendan Cole, performs more dazzling ballroom and Latin moves.

Theatre Royal, Norwich

Sun 15 Feb 2015

Phone for prices / 01603 630000

Apart Gallery Winter Exhibition

From Pakpoom Silaphan's sublime Coca-Cola images, to Russell Young's diamond dusted Marilyn's, we at the Apart Gallery aim to give you a varied delight, of the cream of the contemporary art world.

Apart Pop-Up Gallery, London W8

Sun 30 Nov

Free

Sun 7 Dec

Free

Sun 14 Dec

Free

Moscow City Ballet: Swan Lake

  • Directed by: Natalia Ryzhenko
  • Written by: Natalia Ryzhenko

Tchaikovsky's romantic tragedy about the Prince Siegfried, his love Odette, and the evil spell cast upon them by Von Rothbart and Odile. Directed by Natalia Ryzhenko and Victor Smirnov-Golovanov.

Jersey Opera House

Sun 1 Mar 2015

£29.50–£47.50 ( £27.50–£45.50; £27.50–£45.50) / 01534 511115

Opera House, Manchester

Sat 28 Mar 2015

£20–£39.50 / 0844 847 2275

Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Wed 21 Jan 2015

£18–£34 / 01322 220000

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£18–£34 / 01322 220000

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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

The Inky Fingers Literary Edinburgh Scavenger Hunt

Leave no page unturned as you search for items in the Inky Fingers Literary Edinburgh Scavenger Hunt! During Book Week Scotland, you'll collect physical objects related to literary Edinburgh, photograph your team members in particular locations, and answer questions about local bookshops. To complete the hunt by the end…

Various venues, Edinburgh

Tue 25 Nov

Free ticketed

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Wed 26 Nov

Free ticketed

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Thu 27 Nov

Free ticketed

Part of Book Week Scotland.

The RSNO Christmas Concert: The Snowman

A family-friendly concert of carols and seasonal tunes, including the now annual screening of Dianne Jackson's 1982 film of Raymond Briggs' The Snowman with live musical accompaniment, because nothing spells 'Christmas' like a magical fable about the transience of life. Christopher Bell conducts.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sat 20 Dec

£15–£35 (disabled/under 26s/mature students/unemployed £7.50–£17.50) / 0141 353 8000

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Dec

£15–£35 (disabled/under 26s/mature students/unemployed £7.50–£17.50) / 0131 228 1155

Cinderella

He’s back and looking for love…she’s looking to go to the ball. We present to you a magical cocktail of glamour and glitz as Inverclyde’s own special Cinders sings her way into everyone’s hearts whilst those Ugly Sisters hit the Talent Show dance floor with an eye on the prize….the Prince. Pantomime fun for all the…

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Sat 13 Dec

The Beacon Theatre

£10–£16 (Children £8–£14) / 01475 723723

Sun 14 Dec

The Beacon Theatre

£10–£16 (Children £8–£14) / 01475 723723

Sat 20 Dec

The Beacon Theatre

£12–£18 (Children £10–£16) / 01475 723723

…and 10 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Author Book Signings

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

WHSmith, Sheffield

Tue 25 Nov

Free / 01142 731 176

Wed 26 Nov

Free / 01142 731 176

Thu 27 Nov

Free / 01142 731 176

…and 16 more dates until 13 Dec back to top

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.

St Martin's Theatre, London WC2H

Tue 25 Nov

£33–£56.25 / 08444 99 1515

Sat 29 Nov

£33–£56.25 / 08444 99 1515

Tue 2 Dec

£33–£56.25 / 08444 99 1515

…and 64 more dates until 27 Jun 2015

Gino D'Acampo: Book Signing

The chef and media personality signs copies of his book A Taste of the Sun.

Waterstones Liverpool One

Fri 5 Dec

Free / 0151 709 9820

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.

Derby Theatre

Wed 26 Nov

£11–£26.50 / 01332 593939

Sat 29 Nov

£11–£26.50 / 01332 593939

Jack And The Beanstalk

Written by Alan McHugh and Directed by Jonathan Stone With the fabulous Panto Dame Billy Mack! Fife's Favourite Pantomime gets GIGANTIC! Help Jack make the right decisions on his way to market with a very special friend to help. Filled with music, gigantic laughs and more than a few surprises, Jack and the…

Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

Sat 13 Dec

£17 (£13; Family £12; Children £13) / 01592 583302

Sat 20 Dec

£17 (£13; Family £12; Children £13) / 01592 583302

Mon 22 Dec

£17 (£13; Family £12; Children £13) / 01592 583302

…and 9 more dates until 10 Jan 2015

A Play A Pie & A Pint: The Emperor's New Clothes – Panto

Oran Mor's traditional Christmas panto.

Òran Mór, Glasgow

Mon 1 Dec

£14.06–£16.87 / 0141 357 6200

Tue 2 Dec

£14.06–£16.87 / 0141 357 6200

Wed 3 Dec

£14.06–£16.87 / 0141 357 6200

…and 15 more dates until 20 Dec back to top

Graphic Details

Autobiographical drawings, comics and graphic novels by 18 female Jewish artists.

Space Station Sixty-Five, London SE11

Thu 27 Nov

Free / 020 8299 5036

Fri 28 Nov

Free / 020 8299 5036

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 020 8299 5036

…and 6 more dates until 13 Dec

The Sooty Show

Sweep, Soo and Richard join the loveable bear to celebrate his birthday party – where things don't seem to be going to plan.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 9 Apr 2015

£15–£30

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Mon 30 Mar 2015

£15 / 020 8561 8371

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Sun 22 Feb 2015

£15 / 08441 717620

Fri 3 Apr 2015

£15 / 08441 717620

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…and at 6 other places

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

Maria Christoforatou: Constructing Spaces

The exhibition examines the relationship between the romanticised notion of home, as a place of safety, security, comfort and belonging, and the emotional and material impact of its loss.

Chocolate Studios, London N1

Thu 27 Nov

Free

Private view Thu 27 Nov 6–9pm.

Fri 28 Nov

Free

Private view Thu 27 Nov 6–9pm.

Sat 29 Nov

Free

Private view Thu 27 Nov 6–9pm.

Sun 30 Nov

Free

Private view Thu 27 Nov 6–9pm.

Othello

  • Directed by: Eddie Kay
  • Written by: Scott Graham (adapt)

A dynamic and physical adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy, directed by Scott Graham with choreography by Graham and Eddie Kay. The show contains scenes of a violent nature. Not suitable for ages below 14.

The Lowry, Salford

Wed 26 Nov

Quays Theatre

£22–£26 / 08432 086000

Thu 27 Nov

Quays Theatre

£22–£26 / 08432 086000

Sat 29 Nov

Quays Theatre

£22–£26 / 08432 086000

Lyric Hammersmith, London W6

Sat 17 Jan 2015

Main House

£15–£35 (Children £15) / 020 8741 6850

  • 14:30 Othello Lyric Hammersmith, London

Wed 21 Jan 2015

Main House

£15–£35 (Children £15) / 020 8741 6850

  • 13:30 Othello Lyric Hammersmith, London

Thu 22 Jan 2015

Main House

£15–£35 (Children £15) / 020 8741 6850

  • 13:30 Othello Lyric Hammersmith, London
…and 2 more dates until 29 Jan 2015 back to top