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Spine

  • 4 stars

Rosie Wyatt performs Clara Brennan's multi-layered monologue, charting the explosive friendship between a wise-cracking teenager and an elderly East End widow.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Sat 1 Nov

£15 (£12.50; Previews £10) / 020 7478 0100

  • 14:30 Spine Soho Theatre, London

Stars On Canvas: Exhibition

Stars on Canvas is an exciting project in which well known names create their own artwork and auction them for charity.

The Hub, London W1B

Thu 20 Nov

Free / 01707 259 777

Fri 21 Nov

Free / 01707 259 777

Sat 22 Nov

Free / 01707 259 777

Sun 23 Nov

Free / 01707 259 777

Sunset Song

Marking a hundred years since the start of WWI, Sell a Door Theatre Company revives Alastair Cording’s faithful adaptation of Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s classic story, recently voted Scotland’s most popular novel of all time.

Dundee Rep

Thu 6 Nov

£14–£19 (£14–£16) / 01382 223530

Sat 8 Nov

£14–£19 (£14–£16) / 01382 223530

Eden Court Theatre and Cinema, Inverness

Wed 29 Oct

Prices vary / 01463 234234

  • 13:30 Sunset Song Eden Court Theatre and Cinema, Inverness

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen

Thu 13 Nov

£11.50–£27.50 / 01224 641122

Totteridge Firework Display

Annual Bonfire Night celebration complete with funfair, food and firework display. Gates open at 5pm; children's funfair rides start from 5.30pm; the bonfire is lit at 6.30pm and the first bang goes off at 7.15pm.

Totteridge Millhillians Cricket Club, London N20

Fri 7 Nov

£7 (Children £5; Family £20) / 020 3519 2779

Cringle Park Firework Display

Traditional Bonfire Night celebration with funfair and fireworks display. Fireworks start at 7.30pm.

Cringle Park, Manchester

Thu 30 Oct

Free

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Crumpsall Park Firework Display

Traditional Bonfire Night celebration with funfair and firework display. Fireworks begin at 7.30pm.

Crumpsall Park, Manchester

Thu 30 Oct

Free

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

Roller Disco

RollerStop bring the retro with a fun couple of roller skating sessions: session one for families/beginners and session two for ages 12+. Email for a family ticket.

The Arc, Glasgow

Sat 15 Nov

£5–£8 (Children £3–£6; Family £18–£25) / 0141 331 8633

Scotstoun International Sports Arena, Glasgow

Sun 26 Oct

£5–£8 (Children £3–£6; Family £18–£25) / 0870 272 4400

  • 15:00 – 16:30 Roller Disco Scotstoun International Sports Arena, Glasgow
  • 16:30 – 18:00 Roller Disco Scotstoun International Sports Arena, Glasgow

Ruby Wax: Sane New World

Ruby's new show is all about sanity and how we can cling onto it.

St James Theatre, London SW1E

Thu 5 Mar 2015

£20–£30 / 0844 264 2140

Sat 7 Mar 2015

£20–£30 / 0844 264 2140

Thu 12 Mar 2015

£20–£30 / 0844 264 2140

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£20–£30 / 0844 264 2140

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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 22 Nov

£13–£23 / 0151 709 4321

Sat 29 Nov

£13–£23 / 0151 709 4321

Sat 6 Dec

£13–£23 / 0151 709 4321

…and 6 more dates until 17 Jan 2015

Tales of a Grandson

Storyteller Andy Cannon shares and listens to stories in an interactive performance for kids, parents, carers and grandparents. The story is presented in three parts – The Dig, The Feast, and The Hooly. Stay for the day, join in the feast and the hooly and help Andy in his quest to tell Scotland’s great story.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sun 26 Oct

The Studio / Over-6s only

£15 (£10) / 0131 529 6000

Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

Walk On

An insight into the recent art practice of nearly 40 artists, a number of whom have crossed countries and continents, making epic journeys along historic sites, or leaving traces of their movements on the land. Others have explored the possibilities of walking and how the way we walk shows the world who we are.

Plymouth Arts Centre

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 01752 206114

  • 16:00 – 20:30 Walk On Plymouth Arts Centre

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 01752 206114

  • 16:00 – 20:30 Walk On Plymouth Arts Centre

Sun 9 Nov

Free / 01752 206114

  • 16:00 – 20:30 Walk On Plymouth Arts Centre
…and 4 more dates until 7 Dec

Bonfire Night

BBQ, bonfire and a build a Guy competition add to the entertainment before two fantastic firework displays. Sound sensitive children's display at 7pm, before the full firework finale at 8pm.

Dearnford Lake, Whitchurch

Wed 5 Nov

£6 (£5; Children £3; Family £17) / 07846 134551

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

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Brookdale Park Firework Display

Traditional Bonfire Night celebration with funfair and fireworks. Display begins at 7.30pm.

Brookdale Park, Manchester

Wed 5 Nov

Free

Children's Classic Concerts: The Monsters' Ball

A spooky concert of music and dance for all the family. Dress up in your scariest costume and join the Monster Ball.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sat 1 Nov

£10 (Children £6; Family £29) / 0141 353 8000

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 2 Nov

£10 (Children £6; Family £29) / 0131 228 1155

A Christmas Carol

  • Directed by: Ian Dickens
  • Written by: Charles Dickens

Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage

Thu 13 Nov

£15–£20.50; £16.50 (£13–£18.50) / 01438 363200

Sat 15 Nov

£15–£20.50; £16.50 (£13–£18.50) / 01438 363200

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

Wed 19 Nov

£12.50–£15 ( £10) / 01892 530613

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

Grand Theatre, Swansea

Wed 12 Nov

£13–£15.50 / 01792 475715

Thu 13 Nov

£13–£15.50 / 01792 475715

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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.

Motorpoint Arena Sheffield

Thu 6 Nov

£18 / 0114 256 5656

Fri 7 Nov

£18 / 0114 256 5656

National Indoor Arena, Birmingham

Sun 26 Oct

£15.70–£24.70 / 0871 945 6000

Tue 28 Oct

£15.70–£19.70 / 0871 945 6000

Wed 29 Oct

£15.70–£19.70 / 0871 945 6000

…and 4 more dates until 2 Nov

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Wed 24 Dec

£22.25–£52.75 / 0844 856 0202

Fri 26 Dec

£22.25–£52.75 / 0844 856 0202

Sat 27 Dec

£22.25–£52.75 / 0844 856 0202

…and 4 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

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The Kite Runner

  • Directed by: Giles Croft
  • Written by: Matthew Spangler (adaptation)

Matthew Spangler's adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's novel about friendships that can span continents.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 12 Nov

£14–£27.50 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 15 Nov

£14–£27.50 / 0131 529 6000

Salisbury Playhouse

Thu 20 Nov

£19.50; £14.50 under 25s; £20.50–£24.50; £18.50–£22.50 under 25s; £14.50 / 01722 320333

Sat 22 Nov

£19.50; £14.50 under 25s; £20.50–£24.50; £18.50–£22.50 under 25s; £14.50 / 01722 320333

West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Thu 6 Nov

Quarry Theatre

£12–£28; £12–£17 / 0113 213 7700

Quarry Theatre

£28 (£25) / 0113 213 7700

Sat 8 Nov

Quarry Theatre

£12–£28; £12–£17 / 0113 213 7700

Quarry Theatre

£28 (£25) / 0113 213 7700

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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

Suzanne’s School Of Dance: Dance Spectacular 2014

A family show filled with dance including ballet, jazz, tap, street, singing and musical theatre.

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Sun 26 Oct

£18 / 020 8561 8371

Top Hat – The Musical

  • Directed by: Matthew White
  • Written by: lyrics)

Irving Berlin's musical about an American tap dancer, who follows the girl of his dreams across Europe to win her heart. Directed by Matthew White.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Wed 11 Mar 2015

£24–£45 / 0844 338 5000

Thu 12 Mar 2015

£24–£45 / 0844 338 5000

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£24–£45 / 0844 338 5000

…and 3 more dates until 21 Mar 2015

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 19 Nov

£21.50–£53.50 / 0844 847 2325

Thu 20 Nov

£21.50–£53.50 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 22 Nov

£21.50–£53.50 / 0844 847 2325

…and 3 more dates until 29 Nov

The Grand Theatre & Opera House, Leeds

Wed 24 Dec

£45 / 0844 848 2700

Sat 27 Dec

£45 / 0844 848 2700

Sun 28 Dec

£45 / 0844 848 2700

…and 4 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

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Vamos! Day Of The Dead

Move over Halloween as VAMOS! present on NOVEMBER 1ST a huge FANCY DRESS themed 'Day of the Dead' extravaganza. Come dressed in your scariest and utterly ghoulish outfit in order to win prizes or create your own masks on the day!

The Boiler Shop, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 1 Nov

£8; £6 adult with child (Children £4)

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