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The Official Comedy Club

Live stand-up from Colin Cole, Gordon Southern and Philberto.

Braintree Arts Theatre

Thu 18 Dec

£12; £10 adv / 01376 556354

Three different acts perform stand-up.

One Man Breaking Bad

  • 3 stars

One man. Sixty minutes. Sixty episodes. Shedloads of knowledge. Miles Allen brings TV smash Breaking Bad to life, all by himself.

City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds

Thu 19 Mar 2015

£19.10 / 0113 243 0808

Gala, Durham

Mon 16 Mar 2015

£18.50 / 0191 332 4041

The Hexagon, Reading

Sat 21 Mar 2015

£20.50 / 0118 960 6060

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Handel's Messiah

Handel's Messiah needs a good rub-down every time it gets performed, and here it's presented in a chamber orchestra format with a master of historically informed performance at the keyboard, Richard Egarr. Also appearing are Elizabeth Watts (soprano), Claudia Huckle (contralto), James Gilchrist (tenor), Ashley Riches…

City Halls, Glasgow

Fri 28 Nov

£14.50–£28.50 / 0141 353 8000

Music Hall, Aberdeen

Sat 29 Nov

£11–£22.50 / 01224 641122

Aladdin

Tickets - £10.00, Family of 4 - £35.00, Groups - Buy 10 get 1 free Family of 4 and Group offer can be booked at box office only It’s panto time again – oh yes it is! This year our story is set in the Far East… Naw, not Fife! CHINA! There’s trouble brewing in Old Peking… Abanazar, the world’s slimiest sorcerer…

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Fri 28 Nov

The Beacon Theatre

£10 / 01475 723723

Sat 29 Nov

The Beacon Theatre

£10 / 01475 723723

Mon 1 Dec

The Beacon Theatre

£10 / 01475 723723

…and 5 more dates until 6 Dec

Cinderella

He’s back and looking for love…she’s looking to go to the ball. We present to you a magical cocktail of glamour and glitz as Inverclyde’s own special Cinders sings her way into everyone’s hearts whilst those Ugly Sisters hit the Talent Show dance floor with an eye on the prize….the Prince. Pantomime fun for all the…

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Fri 12 Dec

The Beacon Theatre

£10–£16 (Children £8–£14) / 01475 723723

Sat 13 Dec

The Beacon Theatre

£10–£16 (Children £8–£14) / 01475 723723

Sun 14 Dec

The Beacon Theatre

£10–£16 (Children £8–£14) / 01475 723723

…and 15 more dates until 3 Jan 2015 back to top

Dangerous Corner

  • Written by: JB Priestley

Life may never be the same again after a chance remark is out in the open at the Caplan's dinner party. Drama written by JB Priestley.

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Fri 28 Nov

£17–£33 / 0844 871 7645

Sat 29 Nov

£17–£33 / 0844 871 7645

Hard Rock: Rocks Hogmanay

A Hogmanay night at the Hard Rock Café. Booking is essential.

Hard Rock Café, Glasgow

Wed 31 Dec

£44.95 / 0141 353 8790

A Christmas Carol

Dickens' classic tale, newly adapted for the stage by Vincent Regan.

East Riding Theatre, Beverley

Wed 17 Dec

£10–£17.50 (£16; Children £15; Family £57; Members £15.75)

Thu 18 Dec

£10–£17.50 (£16; Children £15; Family £57; Members £15.75)

Fri 19 Dec

£10–£17.50 (£16; Children £15; Family £57; Members £15.75)

…and 15 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Christmas Sale

Browse products made by local designers, makers, artists and bakers and pick up some unique gifts for Christmas. bakery47 are on hand to provide essential shopping snacks.

Grey Wolf Studios, Glasgow

Fri 12 Dec

Free

Fram

Ambient indie in the vein of Sigur Ros.

The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow

Thu 27 Nov

£4 / 0141 222 2254

With Chrissy Barnacle and Woodwife.

Single launch for 'Ghost Ship'. Ticket price includes CD.

  • 20:30 – 23:00 Fram The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow
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Hogmanay Ceilidh

Ceilidh into the new year with live music from Willie Fraser with caller Ken Gourlay. No stilettos or high heels, please!

Lauriston Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 31 Dec

£25 / 0131 339 5374

£8 / 0131 339 5374

Hogmanay Ceilidh

Bring in the bells with traditional music and dancing featuring The Ardoch Ceilidh Band and piper, also includes a dram and haggis.

St Andrews in the Square, Glasgow

Wed 31 Dec

£37.50 / 0141 559 5902

Hopelessly Devoted

  • Directed by: James Grieve
  • Written by: Kate Tempest

Paines Plough and Birmingham Repertory Theatre present Kate Tempest's musical about a female prisoner who finds hope through music.

Hazlitt Arts Centre, Maidstone

Fri 28 Nov

£10 (Children £8; £8; £8; £8) / 01622 758611

Roundhouse, London NW1

Mon 1 Dec

Studio Theatre

£15 / 0844 482 8008

Tue 2 Dec

Studio Theatre

£15 / 0844 482 8008

Wed 3 Dec

Studio Theatre

£15 / 0844 482 8008

…and 3 more dates until 6 Dec

Irving Berlin's White Christmas: Halifax Light Opera Society

Halifax Light Opera Society present the stage show based on the hit film. Featuring Irving Berlin's songs and dancing to get you ready for the festive season.

Victoria Theatre, Halifax

Fri 28 Nov

£14–£18 / 01422 351158

Sat 29 Nov

£14–£18 / 01422 351158

Jongleurs Comedy Club

A team of Scotland's best are primed and ready to make you miserable lot laugh.

Jongleurs, Glasgow

Fri 28 Nov

£15–£16 / 0870 011 1960

With R David, Chris Conroy and Janey Godley.

Sat 29 Nov

£15–£16 / 0870 011 1960

With R David, Chris Conroy and Janey Godley.

Fri 5 Dec

£15–£16 / 0870 011 1960

With Bruce Devlin, John Scott, Chris Henry and Will-E.

…and 13 more dates until 31 Jan 2015 back to top

Lee Mack: Hit the Road Mack

Sharp one-liners and high energy banter from the BAFTA award-winning comic and star of Not Going Out and Would I Lie to You.

Brighton Centre

Mon 22 Dec

£27.50 / 0844 847 1515

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Thu 4 Dec

£28.50 / 01702 351135

Fri 5 Dec

£28.50 / 01702 351135

Sat 6 Dec

£28.50 / 01702 351135

Little Civic, Wolverhampton

Tue 16 Dec

£30.25 / 0870 320 7000

Wed 17 Dec

£30.25 / 0870 320 7000

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Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales For Young And Old (Over 8s)

  • Directed by: Philip Wilson
  • Written by: Philip Wilson (adapt)

Philip Wilson directs this immersive fairytale adapted from Philip Pullman's reimaginings of the Brothers Grimm, which shepherds the audience through atmospheric rooms over five floors of the Bargehouse into six fantastical tales: The Frog King or Iron Heinrich, Hansel & Gretel, Faithful Johannes, Thousandfurs, The…

The Bargehouse, London SE1

Fri 28 Nov

£45 ( £25; £125; Children £20 under 16s)

Sat 29 Nov

£45 ( £25; £125; Children £20 under 16s)

Sun 30 Nov

£45 ( £25; £125; Children £20 under 16s)

…and 61 more dates until 15 Feb 2015

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

Thu 27 Nov

£13–£23 / 0151 709 4321

Fri 28 Nov

£13–£23 / 0151 709 4321

Sat 29 Nov

£13–£23 / 0151 709 4321

…and 42 more dates until 17 Jan 2015

Summerhall Beer FestivALE

All things beery, yeasty and delicious are packed into Summerhall for one ale-filled weekend. The Dissection room is transformed into a beer hall with brewery's including Barney's, Williams Brothers and Fyne Ales hosting a stand alongside Pickering’s Gin. The weekend kicks off with Friday afternoon’s Power Hour where…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 5 Dec

£6 / 0131 560 1581

Ticket price includes two drinks tokens and a festival beer glass.

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Ticket price includes two drinks tokens and a festival beer glass.

Sat 6 Dec

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Ticket price includes two drinks tokens and a festival beer glass.

Vienna Festival Ballet: The Nutcracker

Tchaikovsky's classic, Christmas-time ballet in a production mounted by Vienna Festival Ballet.

The Brewhouse, Taunton

Thu 11 Dec

£15–£20 / 01823 283244

Fri 12 Dec

£15–£20 / 01823 283244

Sat 13 Dec

£15–£20 / 01823 283244

Evesham Arts Centre

Fri 19 Dec

£18 (£17; Children £13) / 01386 446944

Sat 20 Dec

£18 (£17; Children £13) / 01386 446944

King George's Hall, Blackburn

Wed 20 May 2015

£13.50–£17.50 / 01254 582579

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Carousel: Oxford Operatic Society

  • Written by: Oscar Hammerstein

Oxford Operatic Society returns to the Playhouse stage with Rodgers and Hammerstein's powerful story of love and tragedy in the classic American musical Carousel. Set on the New England coastline, Carousel tells of the ill-fated love affair between charismatic carnival barker Billy Bigelow and innocent millworker Julie…

The Oxford Playhouse

Fri 28 Nov

£11–£22 / 01865 305305

Sat 29 Nov

£11–£22 / 01865 305305

Christmas Event

Christmas at Halton House come and enjoy a fabulous evening of live music and mulled wine.

Halton House, Aylesbury

Sat 29 Nov

£15 / 01296 696 133

The Chuckles Of Oz

The Chuckle Brothers present their unique take on the famous musical in which Dorothy goes to see the wizard. To me. To You. Etc.

Darlington Civic Theatre

Sat 6 Dec

£19 / 01325 486555

Sun 7 Dec

£19 / 01325 486555

Tue 9 Dec

£19 / 01325 486555

…and 28 more dates until 11 Jan 2015 back to top