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The Dog, The Night And The Knife

  • Directed by: Oliver Dawe
  • Written by: Maja Zade

UK Premiere production of Marius Von Mayenburg's absurdist and darkly funny drama about what happens when M finds himself at the dead end of a dark and deserted street, where everything has decayed and time has stopped.

Arcola Theatre, London E8

Sat 20 Sep

£12; £17; £14 (£12; £12) / 020 7503 1646

  • 15:30

Sat 27 Sep

£12; £17; £14 (£12; £12) / 020 7503 1646

  • 15:30

Sat 4 Oct

£12; £17; £14 (£12; £12) / 020 7503 1646

  • 15:30
…and 2 more dates until 18 Oct

The Good Old Days Of Music Hall And Variety

Piano entertainer Bobby Crush is joined by a company of singers and comedians on hand to help him produce traditional music hall variety.

Lyceum Theatre, Crewe

Wed 1 Oct

£14.50–£16.50 / 01270 368242

  • 14:30

Gypsy

Imelda Staunton returns to Chichester to play Mama Rose, one of the greatest female roles in musical theatre, alongside Lara Pulver and Kevin Whately, in this compelling story of an ambitious stage-struck mother and her two daughters.

Chichester Festival Theatre

Wed 8 Oct

£10–£41; £8.50 age 16-25 / 01243 781312

  • 14:30 – 17:15

Sat 11 Oct

£10–£41; £8.50 age 16-25 / 01243 781312

  • 14:30 – 17:15

Wed 15 Oct

£10–£41; £8.50 age 16-25 / 01243 781312

  • 14:30 – 17:15
…and 7 more dates until 8 Nov

Hairspray

Croydon-based MMMusical Productions presents the famous and popular musical set in 1960s Baltimore.

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Thu 20 Nov

Ashcroft Theatre

£18 (£15) / 020 8688 9291

  • 14:30

Sat 22 Nov

Ashcroft Theatre

£18 (£15) / 020 8688 9291

  • 14:30

Jersey Boys

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

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Wed 18 Feb 2015

£34.50–£56.50; £34.50–£56.50 concs available / 01702 351135

  • 14:30

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£34.50–£56.50; £34.50–£56.50 concs available / 01702 351135

  • 14:30

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£34.50–£56.50; £34.50–£56.50 concs available / 01702 351135

  • 14:30
…and 2 more dates until 28 Feb 2015

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Thu 9 Oct

£18–£53.50 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 11 Oct

£20–£58.50 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 15 Oct

£18–£46 / 0844 871 3014

…and 4 more dates until 25 Oct

Hull New Theatre

Wed 12 Nov

£19–£44; £19–£37.50; £22–£48.50 / 01482 226655

  • 14:30

Thu 13 Nov

£19–£44; £19–£37.50; £22–£48.50 / 01482 226655

  • 14:30

Sat 15 Nov

£19–£44; £19–£37.50; £22–£48.50 / 01482 226655

  • 14:30
…and 2 more dates until 22 Nov

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LDN Wrestling

Featuring names from the world of wrestling in tag team and single bouts. Plus, there's a chance to meet the stars after the show.

Epsom Playhouse

Sun 12 Oct

£15 (Children £12; £45) / 01372 742555

  • 15:00

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Sun 28 Sep

Concert Hall

£12 (Children £10 under 16s) / 020 8688 9291

  • 15:00
Concert Hall

£12 (Children £10) / 020 8688 9291

  • 15:00

Sun 30 Nov

Concert Hall

£12 (Children £10 under 16s) / 020 8688 9291

  • 15:00
Concert Hall

£12 (Children £10) / 020 8688 9291

  • 15:00

Millfield House Arts Centre, London N18

Sun 5 Oct

£13–£14; £10–£11 disabled ( £10–£11; £40–£44; Children £10–£11 under 18s) / 020 8807 6680

  • 15:00

Old MacDonald Had A Farm

A mix of live action, puppetry and animation telling the tale of Old MacDonald and his lively farm.

The Brunton, Musselburgh

Tue 14 Oct

£7 (Family £26) / 0131 665 2240

  • 14:00

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Sun 19 Oct

£9.50 (£8.50; Children £8.50; Family £8) / 01383 602302

Mon 20 Oct

£9.50 (£8.50; Children £8.50; Family £8) / 01383 602302

The Carriageworks, Leeds

Thu 30 Oct

£9.50 (£8.50; £34) / 0113 224 3801

  • 14:30

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PhD in an Hour

Enjoy a cup of tea while a PhD student shares their findings and ideas.

The Café on the Corner, Edinburgh

Fri 26 Sep

Free / 0131 288 4249

  • 14:00 – 18:00
  • 14:00 – 16:00

Lovecrumbs, Edinburgh

Fri 26 Sep

Free / 0131 288 4249

  • 15:00 – 19:00

Regeneration

Play based on Pat Barker's 1991 novel about Siegfried Sasson and his fellow officers, and the treatment they received at Craiglockhart hospital during WWI.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 1 Oct

£14–£29.50 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 4 Oct

£14–£29.50 / 0131 529 6000

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

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Lagoon Leisure Centre, Paisley

Sun 5 Oct

£5–£8 (Children £3–£6; Family £18–£25) / 0141 889 4000

  • 12:00 – 13:30
  • 13:30 – 15:30

Scotstoun International Sports Arena, Glasgow

Sun 21 Sep

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

  • 15:00 – 16:30
  • 16:30 – 18:00

Sun 12 Oct

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

  • 15:00 – 16:30
  • 16:30 – 18:00

Sun 26 Oct

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

  • 15:00 – 16:30
  • 16:30 – 18:00
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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 £7.50–£17.50; under 26s/mature students/unemployed £6; under 16s free) / 0141 353 8000

  • 14:00

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Dec

£15–£35 (disabled £7.50–£17.50; under 26s/mature students/unemployed £6; under 16s free) / 0131 228 1155

  • 15:00

Shoe Baby: Long Nose Puppets (Over 2s)

  • Written by: Joyce Dunbar (book)

A magical puppet show: a fantastical sing-a-long adventure with a baby who takes to the sea, the air, the zoo, all in a shoe.

The Burton Taylor Studio, Oxford

Sat 27 Sep

£7.50 (Children £5.50 under 18s) / 01865 305305

  • 14:00

SSW4 The Preston Weekender

House, funk, soul and disco grooves featuring Ann Sexton, Garfield Fleming, Soul Sam, Jelly Roll Soul and many, many others.

Park Hall Hotel, Chorley

Fri 26 Sep

£99 for a weekend ticket in advance; £120 for a weekend ticket on the door; £190 for a weekend ticket + two nights accommodation; £227 for a weekend… / 07540 112220

  • 12:00

Sat 27 Sep

£99 for a weekend ticket in advance; £120 for a weekend ticket on the door; £190 for a weekend ticket + two nights accommodation; £227 for a weekend… / 07540 112220

  • 12:00

Sun 28 Sep

£99 for a weekend ticket in advance; £120 for a weekend ticket on the door; £190 for a weekend ticket + two nights accommodation; £227 for a weekend… / 07540 112220

  • 12:00

Strange Wales: The Laugharne Music & Film Weekend

The Laugharne Weekend team hosts this festival in Dylan Thomas's "strangest town in Wales". The usual eclectic mix of writers, musicians and performers including Howard Marks and The Clash's Topper Headon interviewing members of his favourite band.

Various Venues, Laugharne

Fri 19 Sep

£40 adv

  • 12:00 – 22:00

Sat 20 Sep

£40 adv

  • 12:00 – 22:00

Sun 21 Sep

£40 adv

  • 12:00 – 22:00

Tea & Cake Cruise

Take a relaxing return journey from Edinburgh Quay to Slateford Aqueduct aboard the Lochrin Belle whilst scoffing tea and cake. The Lochrin Belle is a 60ft wide-beam canal boat operated by Re-Union Canal Boats from Edinburgh Quay. Arrive 15 minutes before departure for boarding or you'll be forced to walk the plank.

Re-Union Canal Boats, Edinburgh

Sun 28 Sep

£15 / 0131 261 8529

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The Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain

The ensemble performs classical and rock favourites.

Birmingham Town Hall

Sun 9 Nov

£19.50 / 0121 345 0600

  • 15:00

69 Shades Of Black

Former Steps pop band member Faye Tozer stars in an adult comedy responding to the erotic novel Fifty Shades Of Grey.

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Sun 7 Jun 2015

The Beacon Theatre

£20 / 01475 723723

ABC, Music and Me

Activities for kids aged 2–5 encompassing music, dance, movement, sound and encouraging hand eye coordination.

St Francis Centre, Glasgow

Mon 22 Sep

Free / 0141 429 0275

  • 12:00 – 13:00

Mon 29 Sep

Free / 0141 429 0275

  • 12:00 – 13:00

Mon 6 Oct

Free / 0141 429 0275

  • 12:00 – 13:00
…and 27 more dates until 13 Apr 2015

Atsuo Hukuda: Colour and/or monochrome

Minimalist works from Japanese artist.

Sleeper, Edinburgh

Thu 18 Sep

Free / 0131 225 8444

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Fri 19 Sep

Free / 0131 225 8444

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Mon 22 Sep

Free / 0131 225 8444

  • 14:00 – 17:00
…and 2 more dates until 24 Sep

BBC SSO: Shostakovich 10

Mussorgsky's A Night on the Bare Mountain is haunted by all sorts of goblins and night creatures, and serves as an up-tempo curtain-raiser to the BBC SSO's 2014–2015 programme. It's followed by Scriabin's Concerto for Piano in F sharp minor Op 20 with soloist Barry Douglas, and Shostakovich's Symphony No 10. Donald…

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 28 Sep

£11–£27 / 0131 228 1155

Russian Classics in Edinburgh

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Billy Elliot: The Musical

  • Directed by: Stephen Daldry
  • Written by: Lee Hall (lyrics)

Adaptation of the film about a miner's son, who dreams of becoming a ballet dancer.

Dorking Halls

Tue 21 Oct

£58 / 01306 881717

  • 17:00

The Hawthorne Theatre, Welwyn Garden City

Sun 28 Sep

£13 / 01707 357117

  • 14:00

Torch Theatre, Milford Haven

Sun 28 Sep

£12.50 (£10) / 01646 695 267

  • 14:00

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Dick Whittington And The Pirate Treasure

Join lovable Dick Whittington and his loyal cat for a rags-to-riches magical pantomime extravaganza.

Kenneth More Theatre, Ilford

Sat 13 Dec

£15; £14; £14; £14; £15 (£12; £11; £11; £11; £11; Children £12; Children £11; Children £11; Children £11) / 020 8553 4466

  • 13:00
  • 16:30

Mon 15 Dec

£15; £14; £14; £14; £15 (£12; £11; £11; £11; £11; Children £12; Children £11; Children £11; Children £11) / 020 8553 4466

  • 13:15

Tue 16 Dec

£15; £14; £14; £14; £15 (£12; £11; £11; £11; £11; Children £12; Children £11; Children £11; Children £11) / 020 8553 4466

  • 13:15
…and 11 more dates until 17 Jan 2015

Albert Halls, Bolton

Sat 11 Oct

£13.50 (£11.50) / 01204 334400

  • 14:30

Great Grog Bottled Beer Fair

Explore the unique range of bottled beers (and some draught), including Alechemy, Tyst, Stewart's, Barney's, Brewdog and several others. Plus, brewers' talks, homebrew help and advice on beer and food pairings. Book tickets from Great Grog on Dalkeith Road.

Café Camino, Edinburgh

Sat 27 Sep

£10 (£8) / 0131 667 2855

Hansel and Gretel

Clive Chandler's Tip Top Puppets use glove puppets to tell the beloved tale of Gretel and her brother Hansel, who get some help escaping the Witch from Dennis the Duck.

Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre, Glasgow

Sat 20 Sep

£6.50 (Children £5.95) / 0141 339 6185

  • 14:00
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