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Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

The maw (and paw) of all fireworks displays brings the Festival season to a close with a programme of music inspired by the theme of war. The Scottish Chamber Orchestra performs Wagner's 'Ride of the Valkyries' from Die Walküre, Beethoven's Edmont Overture, Mendelssohn's 'War March of the Priests' from Athalie, Debussy's…

Ross Theatre Bandstand, Edinburgh

Sun 31 Aug

£12.50 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Planet Fun

Europe's largest portable theme park featuring Top Buzz, Log Flume and Tagada as well as traditional rides like the Waltzers, the Dodgems and the Cup and Saucers.

Boucher Road Playing Fields, Belfast

Fri 29 Aug

£12.95 (Children under 1.35m £10.95)

  • 18:00 – 23:00

Sat 30 Aug

£12.95 (Children under 1.35m £10.95)

  • 18:00 – 23:00

Sun 31 Aug

£12.95 (Children under 1.35m £10.95)

  • 18:00 – 23:00
…and 21 more dates until 21 Sep

Les Troyens

Mariinsky Opera presents a view of the Trojan's ancient world with conductor Valery Gergiev and director Yannis Kokkos. This production is sung in French with English supertitles.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Fri 29 Aug

£20 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sat 30 Aug

£20 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Bookshop Comedy Encore to the End of August

Pay What You Want / Heroes @ Bob's Bookshop. The Fringe is not over yet! Your last chance to see the pick of the Fringe with the most outrageous fringe stories. This is a special after fringe party and different every night. A glorious celebration. Host: Award Winning Bob Slayer. 'Hilarious Fringe legend' ★★★★…

Heroes @ Bob & Miss Behave's Bookshop, Edinburgh

Fri 29 Aug

Bookshop

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 30 Aug

Bookshop

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Saturday Cabaret

Weekly Saturday cabaret night.

Drury Street, Glasgow

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0141 204 2929

  • 19:00 – 00:00
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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.

Old Common, Basingstoke

Tue 2 Sep

£10–£26 / 0844 4155 228

  • 19:30

Wed 3 Sep

£10–£26 / 0844 4155 228

  • 19:30

Thu 4 Sep

£10–£26 / 0844 4155 228

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 6 Sep

Southsea Common

Sat 30 Aug

£12–£26 (Children £10–£18) / 0844 4155 228

  • 19:00

David Mitchell: The Bone Clocks

The author of Cloud Atlas introduces and discusses his latest novel.

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Thu 11 Sep

£8 (£5) / 0131 623 3030

Tickets through Waterstones West End.

Foyles, London WC2H

Tue 2 Sep

Free, ticketed / 020 7437 5660

  • 17:00 – 18:00

OPEN, Norwich

Thu 4 Sep

£8 / 01603 763111

  • 18:30

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An Evening With Tony Jacklin: Talk

The Lincolnshire-born golfer discusses his career from captaining the European Ryder Cup team to appearing on BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing.

The Camberley Theatre

Wed 15 Oct

£25; £22 theatre club / 01276 707600

  • 19:30

Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

Sun 7 Sep

£20 ( £18.50) / 01935 422884

  • 19:30

Regent Centre, Christchurch

Thu 9 Oct

£22.50 / 01202 499199

  • 19:30

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Sonic Vision

High energy music combines with vivid 3D graphic environments in this unique experience in Scotland's only 360 degree dome film theatre.

Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

Fri 29 Aug

ShowDome

£5 / 0131 550 7800

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 30 Aug

ShowDome

£5 / 0131 550 7800

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Pitiless Storm

  • 4 stars

On the eve of the Scottish referendum, on the most important night of his life, a left wing trade unionist goes through a crisis of conscience as he is forced to question his political and moral beliefs in the face of a sea-change in his country’s political life. Starring David Hayman and presented by Fair Pley.

The Brunton, Musselburgh

Thu 11 Sep

£12 (£10; Under 18 £7) / 0131 665 2240

  • 19:30

macrobert, Stirling

Thu 4 Sep

£14 (£12.50; Students £5.50) / 01786 466666

Paisley Arts Centre

Sat 30 Aug

£12 (£10) / 0300 300 1210

  • 19:30
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Vault 23

Eclectic Saturday night blend of music, art and film.

The Mash House, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

Free before 10pm; £3–£5 after / 0131 220 2987

  • 21:00 – 05:00

The Carousel

  • 4 stars

Jennifer Tremblay's follow-up to The List charts a woman's quest through a labyrinth of memories. Directed by Muriel Romanes and starring Maureen Beattie.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 30 Aug

Main Auditorium

£16 (£12) / 0141 552 4267

  • 19:45

Simon Callow: The Man Jesus

  • Directed by: Joseph Alford
  • Written by: Matthew Hurt

Simon Callow, one of Britain's best-loved actors, performs this fresh and moving account of biblical stories including the raising of Lazarus, the wedding at Cana and the journey to Jerusalem. His powerful portrayal of the tyrants, traitors and madmen in Jesus' life asks people of all faiths and none: what sort of man was…

Artsdepot, London N12

Mon 20 Oct

£16–£25 / 020 8369 5454

  • 19:00

The Atkinson, Southport

Fri 3 Oct

£18 (£16) / 01704 533333

  • 19:30

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Wed 17 Sep

£24.40–£29.40 ( £21.50–£26.50)

  • 19:30

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Azealia Banks

Hip-hop enfant terrible with a potty mouth.

O2 Academy Glasgow

Mon 15 Sep

£18.50 / 0844 477 2000

Rescheduled gig. Original tickets still valid.

  • 19:00

The Biggest Northern Soul And Motown Night In The Midlands

Northern Soul, Tamla Motown and local DJs play Northern Motown, modern and classic soul from the sixties to the eighties.

King Power Stadium, Leicester

Sat 30 Aug

£7; £5 before 9.30pm

  • 20:00 – 02:00

Sat 22 Nov

£7; £5 before 9.30pm

  • 20:00 – 02:00

Capital Comedy Club

A night of established and new stand up comedians.

Moriarty, Edinburgh

Sun 31 Aug

£5 ticket allows you to come and go as you please / 0131 228 5558

  • 18:00 – 22:00

1984

Adaptation of George Orwell's political novel set in the world of Big Brother.

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 30 Aug

Sold out / 0141 429 0022

Tue 2 Sep

Sold out / 0141 429 0022

Wed 3 Sep

Sold out / 0141 429 0022

…and 3 more dates until 6 Sep

Peter Powers

Hypnotist act from Powers, who has been called 'the Ali G of stage hypnosis'. Please note the Fri show is a 'Fun Night Friday', Sat 7.30pm show is 'Saucy Saturday' (safe for teens) and the Sat 'Midnight Madness' is over 18s only.

Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 30 Aug

£12.50–£16 (Family £7.50 per person Fri only) / 0141 332 1846

  • 19:30
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Delusion of the Fury: A Ritual of Dream and Delusion

A large-scale music-theatre work featuring Harry Partch's instruments and inspired by Ethiopian myth and Japenese Noh theatre pieces.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Fri 29 Aug

£15 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sat 30 Aug

£15 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Michael Portillo: Life: A Game Of Two Halves: Talk

The broadcaster and former politician discusses and answers questions about his career.

Artrix, Bromsgrove

Mon 29 Sep

£16 / 01527 577330

  • 19:30

The Camberley Theatre

Mon 10 Nov

£16 / 01276 707600

  • 19:30

Guildhall, Gloucester

Fri 20 Feb 2015

£16 (£14) / 01452 503050

  • 19:30

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April in Paris

  • Directed by: John Godber
  • Written by: John Godber

A warm-hearted comedy about a married couple's first experience abroad.

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Tue 7 Oct

£16.25–£23 / 02476 553055

  • 19:45

Wed 8 Oct

£16.25–£23 / 02476 553055

  • 19:45

Thu 9 Oct

£16.25–£23 / 02476 553055

  • 19:45
…and 2 more dates until 11 Oct

Darlington Civic Theatre

Tue 14 Oct

£17–£20.60; £21–£25.50; £18 / 01325 486555

  • 19:30

Wed 15 Oct

£17–£20.60; £21–£25.50; £18 / 01325 486555

  • 19:30

Thu 16 Oct

£17–£20.60; £21–£25.50; £18 / 01325 486555

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 18 Oct

Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton

Wed 24 Sep

£18; £20 (£16; £18) / 0151 666 0000

  • 19:30

Thu 25 Sep

£18; £20 (£16; £18) / 0151 666 0000

  • 19:30

Fri 26 Sep

£18; £20 (£16; £18) / 0151 666 0000

  • 19:30

Sat 27 Sep

£18; £20 (£16; £18) / 0151 666 0000

  • 19:30

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Blofeld and Baxter – Memories of Test Match Special

The cricket commentators talk about their careers and stories from their trips around the world.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Wed 22 Oct

Theatre

£18.50 / 01970 623 232

  • 19:30

Buxton Opera House

Thu 18 Sep

£18.50 / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30

Cranleigh Arts Centre

Fri 10 Oct

£18.50 / 08456 128128

  • 20:00

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