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The Electric Frog & Pressure Riverside Festival

Once again The Frog and Pressure pool their resources to bring you the Riverside Festival. The line-up on Sat includes 2ManyDJs, Vitalic (live), Pan-Pot, Slam, Tiga, Matthew Dear, Derrick May, Felix da Housecat and Andrew Weatherall. Sun features Jamie Jones, Laurent Garnier. Visonquest, DJ Sneak bank-to-back with…

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Sat 3 May

Weekend ticket £55; day ticket £30 / 0141 287 2660

Sun 4 May

Weekend ticket £55; day ticket £30 / 0141 287 2660

51 Shades of Maggie

  • Written by: Leesa Harker

Comedy spoof of 50 Shades of Grey tells the story of lovable Maggie Muff and her search for love. Maggie is a working class girl who, like most women, has been let down by all the men in her life.

Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 26 Apr

£22.50–£25 / 0141 332 1846

  • 14:00

Easter Fun Day

Annual Easter celebrations featuring live bands, fairground rides, street theatre, a radio roadshow and arts and sports activities.

Camperdown Country Park, Dundee

Sun 20 Apr

Free

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Old Town Street Food Festival

Edinburgh gets on the street food train in a big way with its first multi-vendor street food festival. Get your paws on mac'n'cheese, burgers, po boys, tacos, grilled cheese and more delish eats, plus craft beer and cider to wash it all down. There are also four stages with local bands and DJs bringing the tunes.

The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0131 622 6801

  • 12:00

Mon 5 May

Free / 0131 622 6801

  • 12:00

Sun 25 May

Free / 0131 622 6801

  • 12:00
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Easter Eggstravaganza

Family trails to take part in, with a special Easter prize.

West Midland Safari Park, Bewdley

Thu 17 Apr

£17.99 adv booking essential (£15.99 adv booking essential; Children £12.99 adv booking essential) / 01299 402114

  • 12:00 – 15:00

Fri 18 Apr

£17.99 adv booking essential (£15.99 adv booking essential; Children £12.99 adv booking essential) / 01299 402114

  • 12:00 – 15:00

Sat 19 Apr

£17.99 adv booking essential (£15.99 adv booking essential; Children £12.99 adv booking essential) / 01299 402114

  • 12:00 – 15:00
…and 8 more dates until 27 Apr

Dirty Dancin In Le Shebeen

The dust has settled in the estate after the shenanigans of Maggie's last adventure and now she and her buck-eejit sidekick, Big Sally-Ann are planning a birthday party in the Shebeen.

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Sun 20 Apr

£16.50–£24.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 14:30

Mon 21 Apr

£16.50–£24.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 14:30

Theatre At The Mill, Newtownabbey

Sat 26 Apr

£19–£23 / 028 9034 0202

  • 17:00 – 20:30

Jersey Boys

The electrifying true life story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Thu 9 Oct

£18–£53.50 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 11 Oct

£20–£58.50 / 0844 871 3014

Thu 16 Oct

£18–£53.50 / 0844 871 3014

…and 3 more dates until 25 Oct

New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Thu 11 Dec

£15–£49 / 0870 607 7533

Sat 13 Dec

£15–£56 / 0870 607 7533

Sun 14 Dec

£15–£49 / 0870 607 7533

…and 10 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Palace Theatre, Manchester

Sat 6 Sep

£20–£49.50 / 0844 847 2275

Wed 10 Sep

£18–£46 / 0844 847 2275

Sat 13 Sep

£20–£49.50 / 0844 847 2275

…and 6 more dates until 4 Oct

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Kevin Harman: Open Studio

A chance to discuss the methods and thinking behind the artist's unconventional and often provocative work – one 2009 work consisted of Harman telling a gallery that it had been selected for a project called Brick, and then turning up with a scaffolding pole and breaking a gallery window.

Old Ambulance Depot, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Free / 0131 558 5400

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0131 558 5400

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Wed 6 Aug

Free / 0131 558 5400

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 16:00
…and 11 more dates until 31 Aug

Postman Pat Live: It's Showtime!

A talent scout arrives in Greendale to search for an angelic voice at the village's karaoke contest.

Baths Hall, Scunthorpe

Thu 29 May

£12.50 ( £40; Children £10.50 under 16s) / 0844 854 2776

  • 13:00

The Brindley, Runcorn

Sat 26 Apr

£12 (£10) / 0151 907 8360

  • 13:00
  • 15:30

The Camberley Theatre

Sat 31 May

£11.50 (Children £10.50; £42; £40 before Mar 31) / 01276 707600

  • 13:00
  • 15:30

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Scooby-Doo and the Mystery of the Pyramid

Live stage show featuring the classic duo. Ages 2+.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Sat 17 May

£19.50 / 01274 432000

  • 14:30

Sun 18 May

£19.50 / 01274 432000

  • 13:00
  • 16:30

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sat 26 Jul

£19.50 ( £61; Children £14.50 under 16s) / 01256 844244

  • 14:30

Sun 27 Jul

£19.50 ( £61; Children £14.50 under 16s) / 01256 844244

  • 14:30

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Sat 7 Jun

£20.50

Sun 8 Jun

£20.50

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…and at 8 other places

Peppa Pig's Big Splash

All singing, all dancing puppet show with wee Peppa Pig and pals as they enjoy the rain and muddy puddles and try to fix the leaking nursery roof.

Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

Wed 16 Jul

£13.50 / 01383 740384

Thu 17 Jul

£13.50 / 01383 740384

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Wed 21 May

£16 (Children £11.75; £49) / 02476 553055

  • 13:00
  • 16:00

Thu 22 May

£16 (Children £11.75; £49) / 02476 553055

  • 13:00
  • 16:00

Bristol Hippodrome

Tue 7 Oct

£14.50–£21 / 0844 847 2325

Wed 8 Oct

£14.50–£21 / 0844 847 2325

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Freckleface Strawberry: The Musical

Family musical about a girl who is desperate to get rid of her freckles.

Scottish Youth Theatre, Glasgow

Thu 17 Apr

£8–£12 (Family £32) / 0141 552 3988

  • 14:00 – 15:15

Fri 18 Apr

£8–£12 (Family £32) / 0141 552 3988

  • 14:00 – 15:15

Sat 19 Apr

£8–£12 (Family £32) / 0141 552 3988

  • 14:00 – 15:15
…and 2 more dates until 21 Apr

Pop Factor: The Concert

A musical show aimed at families, in which an ensemble cast of sing and dance their way through the charts.

Blackwood Miners' Institute

Sat 26 Apr

£8–£12 / 01495 227206

  • 14:30

The Civic Hall, Bedworth

Tue 22 Apr

£8–£12 / 024 7637 6707

  • 14:00

The Coliseum Theatre, Aberdare

Sun 27 Apr

£8–£12 / 0800 014 7111

  • 14:30

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Beacon of Light: The New Edinburgh International Festival and the Arts in Post-war Society

The development of the Edinburgh International Festival and how it promotes discussion.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler

Vanishing Point and the National Theatre of Scotland present the first theatrical presentation exploring the work of the extraordinary artist Ivor Cutler. Cutler was an eccentric who was signed by all the major record labels, who influenced The Beatles and was championed by John Peel.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 3 May

£8–£15.50 / 0131 228 1404

Cats: The Musical

  • Directed by: Gillian Lynne

Andrew Lloyd Webber's long-running musical based on TS Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. Chrissie Cartwright recreates Trevor Nunn's original direction and Gillian Lynne's choreography, featuring the song Memory.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Wed 10 Sep

£17.50–£37.50; £20–£40; £22–£42.50 / 0844 338 5000

  • 14:00

Sat 13 Sep

£17.50–£37.50; £20–£40; £22–£42.50 / 0844 338 5000

  • 14:30

Wed 17 Sep

£17.50–£37.50; £20–£40; £22–£42.50 / 0844 338 5000

  • 14:00
…and 3 more dates until 27 Sep

Congress Theatre, Eastbourne

Thu 22 May

£13–£38.50; £8–£33.50 disabled ( £8–£33.50; £8–£33.50; £8–£33.50) / 01323 412000

  • 14:30

Sat 24 May

£13–£38.50; £8–£33.50 disabled ( £8–£33.50; £8–£33.50; £8–£33.50) / 01323 412000

  • 14:30

Thu 29 May

£13–£38.50; £8–£33.50 disabled ( £8–£33.50; £8–£33.50; £8–£33.50) / 01323 412000

  • 14:30

Sat 31 May

£13–£38.50; £8–£33.50 disabled ( £8–£33.50; £8–£33.50; £8–£33.50) / 01323 412000

  • 14:30

New Wimbledon Theatre, London SW19

Wed 7 May

£17.90–£57.40 ( £15–£52.50) / 0844 871 7646

  • 14:30

Sat 10 May

£17.90–£57.40 ( £15–£52.50) / 0844 871 7646

  • 14:30

Wed 14 May

£17.90–£57.40 ( £15–£52.50) / 0844 871 7646

  • 14:30

Sat 17 May

£17.90–£57.40 ( £15–£52.50) / 0844 871 7646

  • 14:30

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Pirates Of Penzance

With a revamped score, this much-loved classic gets a 21st-century make over that the whole family will enjoy

The Barn Theatre, Southwick

Sat 3 May

Phone for prices / 01273 592819

  • 14:30

The Solid Silver 60s Show 2014

Relive the nostalgic sounds of 60s pop in the company of Vanity Fare, Chris Montez, Chris Farlow and Brian Poole & the Tremelos.

Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Sun 20 Apr

£24.50–£26.50; £24.50–£28.50 / 01253 290190

  • 16:00

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Sun 4 May

£23–£30 / 0844 871 7645

Extreme Stunt Show

Motorbikes and BMXs compete for your attention with crashing monster trucks Lil Devil and Extreme in this stunt show.

Addington Park, London

Sun 27 Apr

£207

Beverley Racecourse

Sun 18 May

£6

Bovingdon Airfield, Chesham

Fri 18 Apr

£12 in advance; £14 on the gate (£6 in advance; £7 on the gate) / 01494 782508

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

  • Written by: William Shakespeare

Propeller's production of Shakespeare's magical play.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 17 Apr

£14–£29.50 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 19 Apr

£14–£29.50 / 0131 529 6000

New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Thu 5 Jun

£15–£30 / 0870 607 7533

Theatre Royal, Brighton

Thu 12 Jun

£15–£30 / 0870 060 6650

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Come And See The Lambs At The Farm

You may come and hold a lamb or even feed one!

Broadlees Farm, Dover

Thu 17 Apr

£3.50 (Children £2.50)

  • 13:30 – 16:00

Fri 18 Apr

£3.50 (Children £2.50)

  • 13:30 – 16:00

Sat 19 Apr

£3.50 (Children £2.50)

  • 13:30 – 16:00
…and 2 more dates until 21 Apr

Too Many Penguins?

Frozen Charlotte Productions and macrobert present a show that packs fun, laughs, entertainment and penguins into the mix. Suitable for ages 1–4.

Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

Sun 4 May

£5.50 (£4.50) / 01592 583302

  • 13:00
  • 15:00

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Sun 11 May

£5.50 (£4.50) / 01383 602302

  • 13:30

The Castle, Wellingborough

Sun 25 May

Phone for prices / 01933 270007

  • 14:00

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Guys And Dolls: Pied Pipers

  • Written by: Jo Swerling

A production of the famous and timeless Broadway hit musical, including the l classic songs Luck Be A Lady and Sit Down, You're Rocking The Boat.

ADC Theatre, Cambridge

Fri 18 Apr

£10; £12 (£8; £10) / 01223 300085

  • 14:30

Sat 19 Apr

£10; £12 (£8; £10) / 01223 300085

  • 14:30

An Evening with Pam Ayres

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

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Sun 29 Jun

£19.50 / 01892 530613

  • 17:00

Ferneham Hall, Fareham

Sun 26 Oct

£22.50 / 01329 231942

  • 17:00
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