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Doug Allan: In the Company of Giants

Illustrated talk from the award-winning cameraman, who has worked on the shows Blue Planet, Planet Earth and Ocean Giants.

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Sun 20 Apr

£18 / 01383 602302

  • 19:30

Cheltenham Town Hall

Fri 2 May

£15 / 0844 576 2210

  • 19:30

Exeter Corn Exchange

Sun 27 Apr

£15 / 01392 665938

  • 19:30

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Jersey Boys

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

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Wed 8 Oct

£18–£53.50 / 0844 871 3014

Thu 9 Oct

£18–£53.50 / 0844 871 3014

Fri 10 Oct

£20–£58.50 / 0844 871 3014

…and 13 more dates until 25 Oct

New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Tue 9 Dec

£15–£49 / 0870 607 7533

Wed 10 Dec

£15–£49 / 0870 607 7533

Thu 11 Dec

£15–£49 / 0870 607 7533

…and 16 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Palace Theatre, Manchester

Thu 4 Sep

£18–£46 / 0844 847 2275

Fri 5 Sep

£20–£49.50 / 0844 847 2275

Sat 6 Sep

£20–£49.50 / 0844 847 2275

…and 24 more dates until 4 Oct

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Motown's Greatest Hits: How Sweet It Is

Celebrating over 50 years of Motown music with tributes to The Four Tops and The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, the Jackson 5 and many more.

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Wed 18 Jun

£19.50–£27 (£17.50–£25) / 02476 553055

  • 19:45

The Brindley, Runcorn

Sat 24 May

£20 adv booking required / 0151 907 8360

  • 19:30

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Thu 23 Oct

£23 / 08441 717620

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The Play That Goes Wrong

  • Directed by: Mark Bell
  • Written by: Henry Shields

Award winning company Theatre Mischief presents a play-within-a-play about an amateur dramatic society putting on a murder mystery production.

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Mon 19 May

£15–£25; £15–£20 / 01223 503333

  • 19:45

Tue 20 May

£15–£25; £15–£20 / 01223 503333

  • 19:45

Wed 21 May

£15–£25; £15–£20 / 01223 503333

  • 19:45
…and 3 more dates until 24 May

Darlington Civic Theatre

Tue 17 Jun

£20–£24.50; £17 / 01325 486555

  • 19:30

Wed 18 Jun

£20–£24.50; £17 / 01325 486555

  • 19:30

Thu 19 Jun

£20–£24.50; £17 / 01325 486555

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 21 Jun

Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

Mon 30 Jun

£17.50; £10 under 25s; £14.50–£20; £13–£20.50 disabled; £10 under 25s; £14.50; £10 under 25s; £14.50–£22; £13–£20.50 disabled; £10 under 25s… / 01323 412000

  • 19:45

Tue 1 Jul

£17.50; £10 under 25s; £14.50–£20; £13–£20.50 disabled; £10 under 25s; £14.50; £10 under 25s; £14.50–£22; £13–£20.50 disabled; £10 under 25s… / 01323 412000

  • 19:45

Wed 2 Jul

£17.50; £10 under 25s; £14.50–£20; £13–£20.50 disabled; £10 under 25s; £14.50; £10 under 25s; £14.50–£22; £13–£20.50 disabled; £10 under 25s… / 01323 412000

  • 19:45
…and 3 more dates until 5 Jul

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Hellfire Comedy Club

Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter.

G Live, Guildford

Wed 23 Apr

£30; £30 inc meal / 0844 770 1797

Emerging stand-up comedy acts straight from the London circuit.

  • 19:00

Thu 22 May

£30; £30 inc meal / 0844 770 1797

Emerging stand-up comedy acts straight from the London circuit.

  • 19:00

Thu 26 Jun

£30 / 0844 770 1797

Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter.

  • 19:00

Watford Colosseum

Thu 8 May

£18 including a curry / 0845 075 3993

  • 20:00

Thu 24 Jul

£18 including a curry / 0845 075 3993

Intelligent humour from Zoe Lyons and Roger Monkhouse.

  • 20:00

Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe

Thu 24 Apr

Old Town Hall

£6; £11 inc meal / 01494 512000

Enthused stand-up from Patrick Monohan and Lloyd Langford.

  • 20:00

Thu 1 May

Old Town Hall

£6; £11 inc meal / 01494 512000

Engaging stand-up from Ian Moore, with Paul McCaffrey and Geoff Norcott.

  • 20:00

Thu 8 May

Old Town Hall

£6; £11 inc meal / 01494 512000

Expertly timed stand-up from Rob Rouse, with Ian Smith and Paul Tonkinson

  • 20:00
…and 2 more dates until 29 May

zazU Comedy

Surreality and jokes aplenty from zazU: Harrie Hayes, Tom Machell, Nick Read, Maddie Rice and Katharine Armitage.

St James Theatre, London SW1E

Thu 8 May

£12.50–£15 / 0844 264 2140

  • 20:00 – 22:30

Bruce Munro: Field of Light

Installation artist Bruce Munro sets up 9500 glass spheres and then turns on the lights to make us all ohh and ahh.

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

Fri 18 Apr

Free

  • 01:00 (Saturday morning)

Sat 19 Apr

Free

  • 01:00 (Sunday morning)

Sun 20 Apr

Free

  • 01:00 (Monday morning)
…and 6 more dates until 26 Apr

A Midsummer Night's Dream

  • Written by: William Shakespeare

Propeller's production of Shakespeare's magical play.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Fri 18 Apr

£14–£29.50 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 19 Apr

£14–£29.50 / 0131 529 6000

New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Wed 4 Jun

£12–£30 / 0870 607 7533

Thu 5 Jun

£15–£30 / 0870 607 7533

Sat 7 Jun

£15–£30 / 0870 607 7533

Theatre Royal, Brighton

Wed 11 Jun

£15–£30 / 0870 060 6650

Thu 12 Jun

£15–£30 / 0870 060 6650

Sat 14 Jun

£15–£30 / 0870 060 6650

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Caitlin Moran: How to Build a Girl Tour

The columnist and author is off on tour to get lairy and talk about men, women. Bowie, feminism, massive hair and the revolution in her own light-hearted but thought-provoking style.

Battersea Arts Centre, London SW11

Tue 8 Jul

£20 (£17.50) / 020 7223 2223

  • 20:00

Colston Hall, Bristol

Thu 10 Jul

£21.50 / 0117 922 3686

  • 19:30

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Fri 11 Jul

£20 / 0131 529 6000

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Freckleface Strawberry: The Musical

Family musical about a girl who is desperate to get rid of her freckles.

Scottish Youth Theatre, Glasgow

Fri 18 Apr

£8–£12 (Family £32) / 0141 552 3988

  • 17:30 – 18:45

Sat 19 Apr

£8–£12 (Family £32) / 0141 552 3988

  • 17:30 – 18:45

Sun 20 Apr

£8–£12 (Family £32) / 0141 552 3988

  • 17:30 – 18:45

Mon 21 Apr

£8–£12 (Family £32) / 0141 552 3988

  • 17:30 – 18:45

The Beloved

Jeremy Montague is in hospital fighting for his life.

The Drayton Arms Theatre, London SW5

Tue 22 Apr

£10 / 020 7835 2301

  • 20:00 – 21:15

Wed 23 Apr

£10 / 020 7835 2301

  • 20:00 – 21:15

Thu 24 Apr

£10 / 020 7835 2301

  • 20:00 – 21:15
…and 2 more dates until 26 Apr

Edinburgh Zoo Nights

There is no one among us who hasn't wanted to visit the zoo after hours. Just what do all those critters do after dark, anyway? Now's there's a way to find out! The zoo opens its gates for a series of adults-only extravaganza featuring dancing, music, street food, facepainting, street performers and animal talks.

Edinburgh Zoo

Fri 23 May

£20 (RZSS members £17) / 0131 314 0340

  • 18:00 – 22:00

Fri 6 Jun

£20 (RZSS members £17) / 0131 314 0340

  • 18:00 – 22:00

Fri 20 Jun

£20 (RZSS members £17) / 0131 314 0340

  • 18:00 – 22:00

Fri 27 Jun

£20 (RZSS members £17) / 0131 314 0340

  • 18:00 – 22:00

Hardeep Singh Kohli: Hardeep Is Your Love

Energetic humour, storytelling and wordplay reflecting on love, romance and heartbreak from the British writer and comedian.

Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot

Fri 6 Jun

£14.50 (£13) / 01235 515144

  • 20:00

Gardyne Theatre, Dundee

Sat 26 Apr

£12 / 01382 434940

  • 19:30

Norwich Playhouse

Sat 19 Apr

£14 (£12) / 01603 598598

  • 20:00

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Glenn Wool: The Jokes I'm Most Fond Of

Wool chooses a selection of different jokes each night from his outstanding career that's spanned 20 years of TV and live gigs.

The Glee Club, Birmingham

Fri 18 Apr

Studio Room

£10 adv / 0871 472 0400

  • 20:15

Komedia Brighton

Sun 4 May

£10 / 08452 938480

  • 18:15

The Slaughterhouse, Liverpool

Thu 1 May

£15 / 0844 477 1000

  • 20:00

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Annie: Preston Musical Comedy Society

A musical set in New York City in 1933 during the Great Depression, Annie is the story of a little girl abandoned as a baby in front of the steps of the Municipal Orphanage.

Preston Guild Hall & Charter Theatre

Fri 18 Apr

£15 (£12; Children £10; £45) / 01772 258858

  • 19:30

Sat 19 Apr

£15 (£12; Children £10; £45) / 01772 258858

  • 19:30

The Beehive Comedy Club

Ben Verth presents a weekend packed full of top local and visiting comedians to tickle your funny bone in an entirely appropriate way.

Beehive Inn, Edinburgh

Fri 18 Apr

£9 / 0131 225 7171

  • 20:30

Sat 19 Apr

£9 / 0131 225 7171

  • 20:30

Fri 25 Apr

£9 / 0131 225 7171

  • 20:30
…and 27 more dates until 26 Jul

George Clinton

R&B legend George Clinton whose career has spanned 50 years and is credited with being a major innovator in soul, rock and funk.

The Forum, London NW5

Sat 26 Jul

£30 / 020 7428 4099

O2 ABC, Glasgow

Fri 18 Apr

£25 / 0141 332 2232

with Parliament Funkadelic

Hello, Dolly!: Sidmouth Arts Club Operatic Society

A production of the famous and ever-popular musical.

Manor Pavilion, Sidmouth

Fri 18 Apr

Phone for prices / 01395 576798

  • 19:30

Sat 19 Apr

Phone for prices / 01395 576798

  • 19:30

Sun 20 Apr

Phone for prices / 01395 576798

  • 19:30
…and 6 more dates until 26 Apr

Absolute Improv

Influenced by the like of Whose Line is it Anyway? and Fast and Loose, ToBeContinued take audience suggestions, no matter how silly, and transform myriad ideas into fast-paced improvised comedy.

Caroline Of Brunswick, Brighton

Sat 3 May

£6 / 01273 624434

  • 19:45 – 20:45

Mon 5 May

£6 / 01273 624434

  • 19:45 – 20:45

theSpaces on the Mile, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Space 2

£6 / 0845 508 8316

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Space 2

£10 (£9) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Space 2

£9 (£8) / 0845 508 8316

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 23 Aug

The Tron, Edinburgh

Thu 24 Apr

£5 (£3) / 0131 225 3784

  • 19:00 – 20:00

Thu 1 May

£5 (£3) / 0131 225 3784

  • 19:00 – 20:00

Thu 8 May

£5 (£3) / 0131 225 3784

  • 19:00 – 20:00
…and 3 more dates until 29 May back to top

Withered Hand

Edinburgh scene stalwart and master of plaintive, witty outsider folk.

CCA, Glasgow

Fri 18 Apr

£10 / 0141 352 4900

Night & Day, Manchester

Sat 19 Apr

£7.50 adv / 0161 236 4597

  • 20:00 – 02:00

Walk 'n' Skank with Mungo's Hi Fi

Scotlands only weekly reggae and dancehall session with residents Mungo's Hi Fi and guests.

Berkeley Suite, Glasgow

Thu 24 Apr

£3 before midnight; £5 after / 0141 237 3235

  • 23:00 – 03:00

Thu 1 May

£3 before midnight; £5 after / 0141 237 3235

  • 23:00 – 03:00

Thu 8 May

£3 before midnight; £5 after / 0141 237 3235

  • 23:00 – 03:00
…and 16 more dates until 28 Aug

Sophie Ellis-Bextor

The London-based pop singer supports her fifth effort, Wanderlust.

Òran Mór, Glasgow

Sat 19 Apr

£20 / 0141 357 6200

Sun 20 Apr

£20 / 0141 357 6200

The Ritz, Manchester

Fri 18 Apr

£20 / 0161 236 3234

BBC SSO: Runnicles Conducts Mahler 9

Towards the end of the Cold War, the late Lewis Thomas wrote that listening to Mahler's Symphony No 9 made him think about 'death everywhere, the dying of everything, the end of humanity'. There's no doubt that Mahler had something similar in mind, even if he did his best to complete a tenth symphony before bacterial…

City Halls, Glasgow

Thu 24 Apr

Grand Hall

£11–£24 / 0141 353 8000

Music Hall, Aberdeen

Fri 25 Apr

£10–£20.50 / 01224 641122

An Evening of Movies and Musicals

An evening of movie music featuring Lorna Luft (sister of Liza Minnelli), X Factor winner Joe McElderry and Britain's Got Talent winner Jai McDowell.

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 19 Apr

£20–£60 / 0131 629 6003

  • 19:30 – 21:30
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