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Cinderella

  • Directed by: Will Whelton

Classic tale directed by Will Whelton.

Clonter Opera Theatre, Congleton

Sun 21 Dec

£12.50–£20 (£10.50–£18) / 01260 224514

  • 18:00 Cinderella Clonter Opera Theatre, Congleton

Tue 23 Dec

£12.50–£20 (£10.50–£18) / 01260 224514

  • 19:30 Cinderella Clonter Opera Theatre, Congleton

Jack & The Beanstalk

A pantomime adventure with live music, as Jack battles the evil Giant Blunderbore with only his wits and a handful of beans.

Harrow Arts Centre, Pinner

Mon 22 Dec

Elliott Hall

£10 (Children £6 under 16s; £40) / 020 8428 0124

Last Dance

Top female DJs, cabaret and performance at this lesbian party night.

The Old Truman Brewery, London E1

Sat 20 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7770 6100

  • 18:00 – 00:00 Last Dance The Old Truman Brewery, London

BAaD Christmas Night Oot

A big old Christmas night out with dancing and carry on from the Jim Jam Ceilidh Band, plus David Weaver on the decks.

Barras Art & Design Centre, Glasgow

Sat 20 Dec

£6–£8

Comedy & Curry Night

MC Ryan Gough leads the proceedings, welcoming guests Daniel Simonsen, Lee Ridley and Roger Monkhouse, to entertain you whilst you get stuck into a freshly-prepared selection of curry dishes.

The Windmill Village Hotel, Coventry

Fri 16 Jan 2015

£15 incl curry; £10 comedy only / 024 7640 4040

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Continental Circus Berlin

An extravaganza of energetic and daring feats to make you doubt your own eyes – with dazzling ice dancers, contortionists, daring acrobatics and trapeze artists, this lot will go to any lengths to shock and impress you.

Braehead Arena, Glasgow

Thu 8 Jan 2015

£10–£32 / 0844 499 1700

Fri 9 Jan 2015

£10–£32 / 0844 499 1700

Sat 10 Jan 2015

£10–£32 / 0844 499 1700

…and 8 more dates until 18 Jan 2015

StarCity, Birmingham

Sun 21 Dec

£7.50 / 0121 327 1140

Mon 22 Dec

£7.50 / 0121 327 1140

Tue 23 Dec

£7.50 / 0121 327 1140

…and 10 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

The Devil Masters

Writer Iain Finlay MacLeod’s surrealist black comedy twists the ordinary, asking what we become when we peel away the layers of class division and social decorum. Directed by award-winning Traverse artistic director Orla O’Loughlin.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Dec

£7–£16 (£8–£13) / 0131 228 1404

Mon 22 Dec

£7–£16 (£8–£13) / 0131 228 1404

Tue 23 Dec

£7–£16 (£8–£13) / 0131 228 1404

Wed 24 Dec

£7–£16 (£8–£13) / 0131 228 1404

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

  • Directed by: Ciaran McConville
  • Written by: Theresa Heskins (adapt)

Rose Theatre, Kingston's presentation of the C S Lewis story, featuring local children performing with a professional cast. Adapted by Theresa Heskins and directed by Ciaran McConville.

Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames

Sun 21 Dec

Family £17.50–£20; Family £17.50–£20; Family £17.50–£20 / 0844 482 1556

Mon 22 Dec

Family £17.50–£20; Family £17.50–£20; Family £17.50–£20 / 0844 482 1556

Tue 23 Dec

Family £17.50–£20; Family £17.50–£20; Family £17.50–£20 / 0844 482 1556

…and 5 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

The Pure Amazing Wizard of Oz

Insideout Productions present a very Glaswegian take on the classic tale of Dorothy and her pals.

Eastwood Park Theatre, Glasgow

Sun 21 Dec

£13 (£11; Students £9) / 0141 577 4956

Russian State Ballet: Swan Lake

  • Directed by: Sergei Bobrov
  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky's magical score accompanies this tale of mystery and romance with spellbinding ballet dancing from the Russian State Ballet.

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£32–£36.50 / 01256 844244

Bristol Hippodrome

Tue 6 Jan 2015

£15–£42.50 / 0844 847 2325

Wed 7 Jan 2015

£15–£42.50 / 0844 847 2325

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Wed 28 Jan 2015

£25.50–£45.50 / 08441 717620

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Strangeways

A regular tribute night for The Smiths and Morrissey, with a proud fan club atmosphere and aesthetic, uninhibited dancing and more daffs/gladioli than you can shake a stick at. All proceeds raised go to charity.

The Admiral, Glasgow

Sat 20 Dec

£5 / 0141 221 7705

A wee special Smithsmas event from Strangeways with some festive surprises thrown in.

Brendan Cole: Licence to Thrill

Dancer Brendan Cole performs his new show with a company of 20 musicians and dancers.

Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

Thu 26 Feb 2015

£29–£35 / 01383 740384

The Guildhall, Portsmouth

Wed 11 Feb 2015

£28–£35 / 023 9282 4355

Wed 11 Mar 2015

£28–£35 / 023 9282 4355

Opera House, Manchester

Sun 8 Mar 2015

£28.90–£36.90 / 0844 847 2275

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Cinderella

A traditional family pantomime with breathtaking costumes, fabulous songs and hilarious knock-about comedy.

The Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa

Tue 23 Dec

£11.50; £14 / 01926 334 418

  • 19:30 Cinderella The Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa

Sun 28 Dec

£11.50; £14 / 01926 334 418

  • 19:30 Cinderella The Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa

Mon 29 Dec

£11.50; £14 / 01926 334 418

  • 19:30 Cinderella The Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa
…and 2 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Dick Whittington

Family pantomime starring the ever-popular Annie Fannie as the Dame.

Plowright Theatre, Scunthorpe

Sun 21 Dec

£14 / 01724 277733

Mon 22 Dec

£14 / 01724 277733

Tue 23 Dec

£14 / 01724 277733

…and 6 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Father Christmas

Follow the festive trail to find Father Christmas in his grotto then make decorations with the elves in their workshop.

National Trust: Erddig, Wrexham

Sun 21 Dec

Children £4.75 adv booking essential / 01978 355314/315151

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Jack Frost's Frozen Christmas

An adventure show set at the North Pole, where Santa and his elves are preparing for Christmas. Starring X-Factor's Marcus Collins as Billy and Richard David-Caine from CBeebies as the wicked Jack Frost.

Pavilion Theatre, Worthing

Sun 21 Dec

£11.60 adv; £20 (Children £17.75; £16.25; £16.25) / 01903 206206

Mon 22 Dec

£11.60 adv; £20 (Children £17.75; £16.25; £16.25) / 01903 206206

Tue 23 Dec

£11.60 adv; £20 (Children £17.75; £16.25; £16.25) / 01903 206206

…and 7 more dates until 1 Jan 2015

OPM, Swift Manouver, Emmett Brown

The Californian outfit plays a blend of ska-punk, rock and rap who gave the world novelty hit 'Heaven is a Halfpipe'.

Bannerman's, Edinburgh

Wed 6 May 2015

£11 / 0131 556 3254

Sleeping Beauty

For the first time ever, Millfield Theatre presents the pantomime of your dreams.

Millfield House Arts Centre, London N18

Sun 21 Dec

£13.50 / 020 8807 6680

Mon 22 Dec

£13.50 / 020 8807 6680

Tue 23 Dec

£13.50 / 020 8807 6680

…and 12 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Soulsville

A night of rapturous soul music, playing rugged rhythms and deep blue grooves long into the midnight hours.

The Bongo Club, Edinburgh

Sat 20 Dec

£5 / 0131 558 8844

  • 23:00 – 03:00 Soulsville The Bongo Club, Edinburgh

Sat 17 Jan 2015

£5 / 0131 558 8844

  • 23:00 – 03:00 Soulsville The Bongo Club, Edinburgh

Swing Into Christmas 2014

Jonathan Wyatt and his Big Band perform a selection seasonal material.

The Forum, Norwich

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 01603 727950

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TIP Party - Solstice Special : Raja Ram + Lucas

Raja Ram and resident DJ Lucas supply psychedelia.

The InSpiral Lounge, London NW1

Sat 20 Dec

£6 adv / 020 7428 5857

Aladdin

A family pantomime set to dazzle and delight, so fasten your seat belts for a magical ride of mystery, sparkling romance and dazzling adventure.

Ritz and Connaught Cinema, Worthing

Sun 21 Dec

£12 Saver; £18.50 (£16.50; £16.75; £58) / 01903 206206

  • 18:00 Aladdin Ritz and Connaught Cinema, Worthing

Mon 22 Dec

£12 Saver; £18.50 (£16.50; £16.75; £58) / 01903 206206

  • 18:00 Aladdin Ritz and Connaught Cinema, Worthing

Tue 23 Dec

£12 Saver; £18.50 (£16.50; £16.75; £58) / 01903 206206

  • 18:00 Aladdin Ritz and Connaught Cinema, Worthing
…and 10 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

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.

St James Theatre, London SW1E

Sun 21 Dec

£25–£56.25 / 0844 264 2140

Mon 22 Dec

£25–£56.25 / 0844 264 2140

Tue 23 Dec

£25–£56.25 / 0844 264 2140

…and 12 more dates until 10 Jan 2015

The National Piping Centre, Glasgow

Tue 23 Dec

£10 / 0141 353 0220

Ages 12+.

Sat 27 Dec

£10 / 0141 353 0220

Ages 12+.

Jack And The Beanstalk

Panto performance of the classic children's tale, in which Fairy Organic gives Jack the courage he needs to climb great heights and battle with Blunderbore.

Broxbourne Civic Hall, Hoddesdon

Sat 27 Dec

£14.50–£20; £5 babes in arms (Children £13.50–£16.50; £51–£70)

Fri 2 Jan 2015

£14.50–£20; £5 babes in arms (Children £13.50–£16.50; £51–£70)

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