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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 8 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 873 3433

  • 14:00 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Sun 9 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 873 3433

  • 14:00 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Sat 15 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 873 3433

  • 14:00 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
…and 21 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Stonham Barns Fireworks Display

Family-friendly fireworks display in celebration of Bonfire Night. Fireworks commence at 7pm.

Stonham Barns Leisure & Retail Complex, Stonham Aspal

Fri 31 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 01449 711111

This year's event features spooky family fun with pumpkins, creepy crawlies and scary activities. 

Abbey Park Bonfire and Firework Display

Fireworks extravaganza featuring a children's display at 6:45pm, a visit from The Tiger Who Came to Tea plus a funfair, food stalls and bonfire. The main display kicks off at 8pm.

Abbey Park, Leicester

Sat 1 Nov

£4.50 in advance, £6 on the gate (£3 in advance, £4 on the gate; Family £13; under 5s free) / 01164 543600

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 22 Nov

£11 / 01698 403120

Sat 29 Nov

£13.50–£14.50 / 01698 403120

Sun 30 Nov

£13.50–£14.50 / 01698 403120

…and 12 more dates until 29 Dec

Farmers Market & Craft Fair

A chance to browse and buy local crafts.

Brancepeth Castle, Durham

Sun 30 Nov

£2.50 ( £1.50) / 0191 378 0628

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Footloose

A production of the famous musical with an original soundtrack plus loved 1980s tracks; Holding Out For A Hero and Let's Hear It For The Boy.

Haverhill Arts Centre

Sat 25 Oct

£10.95 £9.95, concs £9.95; £11.95 £9.95, concs £9.95 (£10.95 £9.95, concs £9.95; £10.95 £9.95, concs £9.95) / 01440 714140

Holly Hagan: Not Quite a Geordie

Geordie Shore star Holly Hagan signs copies of her book, Not Quite a Geordie.

WH Smith, Essex

Thu 30 Oct

01708 869175

WH Smith, Leeds

Sat 1 Nov

0113 277 2990

WH Smith, Doncaster

Sat 1 Nov

01302 321511

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The House Of Peroni

A stylish celebration of the culturally diverse Italian city of Rome.

The House Of Peroni, London WC2A

Tue 21 Oct

Free

Wed 22 Oct

Free

Thu 23 Oct

Free

…and 7 more dates until 31 Oct

Jung Chang – Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China

The internationally bestselling author of Wild Swans and Mao: The Unknown Story talks about her most recent book Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China, a biography of the woman who ruled 19th century China for 50 years.

Leeds University

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 0113 343 2778

The Miss World Show 2014

Miss World 2014 is selected from 130 international contestants. The show has raised almost $1 billion for worldwide charitable causes.

ExCel, London E16

Sun 14 Dec

Phone for prices / 020 7069 5000

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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

Sat 1 Nov

£15–£30.50 / 0131 529 6000

Regent Theatre, Ipswich

Thu 20 Nov

£14.50–£34.50 (£11.50–£31.50)

Sat 22 Nov

£14.50–£34.50 (£11.50–£31.50)

Sands Centre, Carlisle

Wed 5 Nov

£14.50–£26.50 / 01228 625222

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Philharmonia Orchestra: William Walton, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Arnold Bax

  • Directed by: John Wilson (cond)
  • Written by: Arnold Bax

John Wilson conducts the orchestra to perform Arnold Bax's Tintagel - Tone Poem, William Walton's Cello Concerto and Vaughan Williams: Symphony No 5 In D. With Steven Isserlis, cello.

Southbank Centre, London SE1

Sun 25 Jan 2015

Royal Festival Hall

£9–£48 (£4.50–£24) / 0844 875 0073

Show Me: Chris And Pui

Sing songs, discover musical instruments and play games with BBC presenters Chris Jarvis and Pui.

Capitol, Horsham

Mon 27 Oct

£12 (£10) / 01403 750 220

Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

Fri 31 Oct

£12 / 01242 572573

G Live, Guildford

Fri 10 Apr 2015

£11–£13 / 0844 770 1797

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Sleeping Beauty

A traditional pantomime.

Prince Of Wales Centre, Cannock

Sun 21 Dec

£13.50 (£11.50; £42) / 01543 578762

Mon 22 Dec

£13.50 (£11.50; £42) / 01543 578762

Tue 23 Dec

£13.50 (£11.50; £42) / 01543 578762

…and 6 more dates until 30 Dec

Totteridge Fireworks Night

North London's spectacular bonfire and fireworks to music on Friday 7th November 2014.

Totteridge Millhillians Cricket Club, London N20

Fri 7 Nov

£5–£7 / 020 8445 5331

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The Trials Of Oscar Wilde

  • Directed by: Peter Craze
  • Written by: Merlin Holland

European Arts Theatre Company presents a drama based on trial transcripts and the writer's own words, tracing his rapid downfall from the triumphal opening night of The Importance Of Being Earnest to prison and disgrace.

Trafalgar Studios, London SW1A

Thu 23 Oct

Studio 2

£15–£25 / 0844 871 7627

Sat 25 Oct

Studio 2

£15–£25 / 0844 871 7627

Thu 30 Oct

Studio 2

£15–£25 / 0844 871 7627

…and 3 more dates until 8 Nov

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

  • Written by: Michael Rosen

ARC: Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton-on-Tees

Tue 9 Dec

£10 ( £35) / 01642 525199

Thu 11 Dec

£10 ( £35) / 01642 525199

Fri 12 Dec

£10 ( £35) / 01642 525199

…and 2 more dates until 14 Dec

White Christmas

  • Directed by: Morgan Young
  • Written by: Paul Blake (book)

The musical written by Irving Berlin, based on the film which featured Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney, here will feature Aled Jones and Tom Chambers, as ex-army friends, Bob Wallace and Phil Davis, saving their former General's Vermont ski lodge from ruin. The director is Morgan Young.

Dominion Theatre, London W1T

Sat 8 Nov

£82.25–£92.25 / 0844 847 1775

Thu 13 Nov

£82.25–£92.25 / 0844 847 1775

Sat 15 Nov

£82.25–£92.25 / 0844 847 1775

…and 23 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Loughborough Town Hall

Mon 26 Jan 2015

£14–£15 / 01509 231914

Tue 27 Jan 2015

£14–£15 / 01509 231914

Wed 28 Jan 2015

£14–£15 / 01509 231914

…and 3 more dates until 31 Jan 2015

Princess Theatre, Torquay

Sat 29 Nov

£10–£18 / 0870 847 2315

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1984

  • Directed by: Robert Icke
  • Written by: Robert Icke (adapt)

Comrade Winston Smith starts a diary and falls in love. And all the while, Big Brother is watching. George Orwell's seminal novel is adapted by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan, for Headlong Theatre.

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Thu 23 Oct

£15–£27; £15–£25 / 01223 503333

  • 14:30 1984 Cambridge Arts Theatre

Sat 25 Oct

£15–£27; £15–£25 / 01223 503333

  • 14:30 1984 Cambridge Arts Theatre

Aladdin

The Greenock Players 66th annual Pantomine. Tickets will be onsale for this production soon Tickets: £10.00 (Full Price) £34.00 (Family of 4) - 1 free ticket for every 10 booked

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Sat 29 Nov

The Beacon Theatre

£10 / 01475 723723

Sat 6 Dec

The Beacon Theatre

£10 / 01475 723723

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Alasdair Gray: A Life in Print and Posters

New screenprints from the artist/author, based on his illustrations from Lanark but reimagined in full colour and created in collaboration with GPS's Master Printers. There's also a selection of Gray's poster work.

Glasgow Print Studio

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0141 552 0704

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 0141 552 0704

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Sun 9 Nov

Free / 0141 552 0704

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Sun 16 Nov

Free / 0141 552 0704

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

The Beatroot and Lace Bazaar

A vintage fair with highly creative flair, with artists and musicians, vintage sellers, artisan makers and more.

Record Factory, Glasgow

Sat 25 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 07787 404268

Sat 22 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 07787 404268

Sat 20 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 07787 404268

Billy Smart's Circus

This all human performance includes a trapeze act, acrobats, jugglers, aerialists and a fire tricks, all soundtracked by a live band.

Ealing Common, London W5

Wed 22 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Thu 23 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Fri 24 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

…and 2 more dates until 26 Oct

Bounce And Rhyme

Drop in session with action songs, rhymes and stories that help children’s literacy and numeracy. Suitable for under 3s.

Castlemilk Library, Glasgow

Wed 22 Oct

Free / 0141 276 0731

Wed 29 Oct

Free / 0141 276 0731

Wed 5 Nov

Free / 0141 276 0731

…and 2 more dates until 19 Nov

Couper Institute Library, Glasgow

Mon 27 Oct

Free / 0141 276 0771

Mon 3 Nov

Free / 0141 276 0771

Mon 10 Nov

Free / 0141 276 0771

Mon 17 Nov

Free / 0141 276 0771

Dennistoun Library, Glasgow

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0141 276 0768

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 0141 276 0768

Fri 7 Nov

Free / 0141 276 0768

Fri 14 Nov

Free / 0141 276 0768

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Calorie Neutral Restaurant

Steam cooker supplier Miele and restaurant The Sisters join forces to host two sittings at Scotland's first calories-neutral restaurant. Free tickets are limited to two per person. To apply, email your name, the name of your plus one, your contact details and preferred sitting.

The Sisters Kelvingrove, Glasgow

Wed 22 Oct

Free / 0141 564 1157

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