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Scott Methven: Plagued – A view of Leith

Intricate India ink drawings by Leith-based artist.

Woodland Creatures, Edinburgh

Wed 22 Oct

Free / 0131 629 5509

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 0131 629 5509

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0131 629 5509

…and 23 more dates until 16 Nov

Comedians By Trevor Griffiths

Trevor Griffiths' Comedians returns to London at the Chelsea Theatre 20th-22nd & 24th October 2014 for limited dates! Cast includes TV's John Pickard and standup comedian Gary Colman.

Chelsea Theatre, London SW10

Wed 22 Oct

£12–£16 / 020 7352 1967

Fri 24 Oct

£12–£16 / 020 7352 1967

Dirty Dusting

Three senior cleaning ladies embark on a brand new business venture together – a telephone sex line.

Alnwick Playhouse

Sat 25 Oct

£20.50 (£19.50) / 01665 510785

The Forum Theatre, Billingham

Fri 24 Oct

£20 / 01642 552663

Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

Thu 23 Oct

£20 / 01292 288235

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Ha Ha Hood

  • Written by: Ben Langley

The tale of Robin Hood with a comedy twist from writer Ben Langley

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Wed 12 Nov

£17–£22

Buxton Opera House

Mon 17 Nov

£18–£20 (Children £9–£10; £16–£18) / 0845 127 2190

Dundee Rep

Sat 15 Nov

£19.50 / 01382 223530

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Bilston Bonfire & Fireworks Display

Bonfire Night celebrations complete with spectacular fireworks displays for all the family. A special children's display starts at 7pm before a bonfire at 7.30pm and the main fireworks at 8:30pm.

Hickman Park, Bilston

Fri 31 Oct

£4.95 (Children £3.30) / 0870 320 7000

Bloxwich Bonfire & Fireworks Display

A fireworks display to celebrate Bonfire Night with children's rides and food stalls. Bonfire lit at 7pm and display begins at 8pm.

King George V Playing Fields, Bloxwich

Sat 25 Oct

£4 (Children £1; under 5s free)

Bodycorps: The Anatomy Of Melancholy

A modern opera with a libretto by Finn Beames and music by Benjamin Tassie, which explores depression, genetics and Renaissance medicine. The work, featuring song, speech and projected images, is inspired by the 17th century text book written by Robert Burton.

Testbed 1, London SW11

Wed 22 Oct

£12.50

Thu 23 Oct

£12.50

Fri 24 Oct

£12.50

Sat 25 Oct

£12.50

The Cabeytu Brothers

Fancy a bit of Benidorm in the winter, their top act Cabeytu brothers are coming to Durham.

Chilton Country Pub & Hotel, Houghton Le Spring

Thu 4 Dec

£10 / 01913 852 694

Irish Centre, Leeds

Thu 18 Dec

£10 / 0113 248 0887

The Loft, Perth

Sun 21 Dec

£10 / 01738 506 144

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The Magic of Motown

Tribute to the sweet soul sounds of Motown starring the supremely-talented Magic of Motown band, with hits made famous by the Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves and more.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Fri 7 Nov

Great Hall

£23 (£21) / 01970 623 232

Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

Sat 6 Jun 2015

£24.50 / 01383 740384

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Sat 25 Oct

£18.50–£23.50 / 01892 530613

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Our House

Musical comedy-drama set in London's Camden Town and featuring famous songs by the 1980s ska-pop band, Madness. Presented by the Allegro Musical Group.

Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 22 Oct

£10–£13 / 0131 447 7597

  • 19:30 Our House Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 23 Oct

£10–£13 / 0131 447 7597

  • 19:30 Our House Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Oct

£10–£13 / 0131 447 7597

  • 19:30 Our House Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

£10–£13 / 0131 447 7597

  • 19:30 Our House Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh

Sparks in the Park

Moseley Round Table host a night of family fun with fireworks, fun fair, bar and food with all proceeds going to local community charities and organisations. Doors at 5pm, firework display at 7pm.

West Midlands Travel Sports and Social Club, Birmingham

Sat 1 Nov

£5 (Children £2; Family £10) / 0121 687 2465

The World Burlesque Games 2014

Over two days, the best of international burlesque and variety performers compete across four categories, in the third annual competition. Finalists including Cherry on Fire, Alan Debevoise, Hettie Heartache and Valentina Del Pearls will be competing for the International Newcomer Crown, Twisted Crown, British Female…

The Grand Hall, London WC1H

Fri 24 Oct

£22.50–£310

Sat 25 Oct

£22.50–£310

The Big Show

An evening of cabaret.

Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge, Glasgow

Fri 24 Oct

Free to all dining guests / 0141 552 6165

Sat 25 Oct

Free to all dining guests / 0141 552 6165

Fri 31 Oct

Free to all dining guests / 0141 552 6165

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Dunfermline Folk Club Session

Informal folk session. Share a story or a song, play a tune or just kick back and listen to the home grown talent.

Thistle Tavern, Dunfermline

Wed 29 Oct

Free / 01383 729673

Kill Johnny Glendenning

A murderous comedy about the Glasgow underworld. Co-production between the Royal Lyceum Theatre and Citizens Theatre.

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Wed 22 Oct

£8.50 / 0141 429 0022

Thu 23 Oct

£13–£17 (£2; Students £9; Children £9) / 0141 429 0022

Fri 24 Oct

£15–£20.50 (Students £9; Children £9) / 0141 429 0022

…and 11 more dates until 8 Nov

Shakespeare Schools Festival

A unique arts-education initiative enabling young people to perform abridged productions of Shakespeare's most famous plays.

The Albany, London SE8

Mon 17 Nov

£8.75 (£6.75) / 020 8692 4446

Tue 18 Nov

£8.75 (£6.75) / 020 8692 4446

Wed 19 Nov

£8.75 (£6.75) / 020 8692 4446

Artrix, Bromsgrove

Tue 4 Nov

£9 ( £7; £7; Children £7 under 16s) / 01527 577330

Wed 5 Nov

£9 ( £7; £7; Children £7 under 16s) / 01527 577330

Artsdepot, London N12

Mon 10 Nov

£8.75 (£6.75) / 020 8369 5454

Tue 11 Nov

£8.75 (£6.75) / 020 8369 5454

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Wilkinson

Drum & bass DJ/producer signed to Andy C's RAM records.

Cambridge Junction

Sat 25 Oct

£13 / 01223 511511

Aberlady Fireworks and Bonfire Night

Community fireworks display and bonfire, organised by Aberlady Kids Football Club, with promises of barbecues, hot dogs, mulled wine and sparklers.

Gosford Bothy Farm Shop, Aberlady

Sun 2 Nov

£3 (Family £10) / 07710 434347

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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.

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

Eric and Little Ern

  • Directed by: Owen Lewis
  • Written by: Dick Hills

A tribute to the stage and screen duo, performed by Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens.

The Arts Centre, Ormskirk

Thu 23 Oct

£18 (£16) / 01695 584480

Berry Theatre, Southampton

Fri 7 Nov

£15–£18 (Children £15; £15; £15) / 01489 799499

Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

Sat 29 Nov

£17.50 / 01539 725 133

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Happy Birthday Sunita

  • Written by: Harvey Virdi

Harvey Virdi's comedy drama suitable for all ages follows The Johals, who can't find birthday girl Sunita. As the preparations for her birthday meal are being made, family conflict begins to surface.

The Woodville, Gravesend

Fri 24 Oct

£16; £50 group of four (£12) / 01474 337774

Sat 25 Oct

£16; £50 group of four (£12) / 01474 337774

John Moore

Join John as he plays songs from his pair of wonderful new albums, Lo-Fi Lullabies and Floral Tributes, and reads from Bad Light, his recently completed first novel.

The Lexington, London N1

Tue 25 Nov

£10.50 adv / 020 7837 5371

Ken's Ceilidh

Ken Gourlay calls this regular evening of traditional Scottish dancing, with different ceilidh bands each night. Soft drinks are £1 and alcoholic drinks £3, and you're requested not to wear stilettos or high heels.

Lauriston Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 8 Nov

£6–£8 / 0131 339 5374

Sat 15 Nov

£6–£8 / 0131 339 5374

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