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Shrek the Musical

  • Directed by: Nigel Harman
  • Written by: David Lindsay-Abaire (lyrics)

Based on the award-winning DreamWorks animation film, Shrek the Musical comes direct from London, where it was seen live on stage by nearly a million people. This production is directed by Nigel Harman, who starred as Lord Farquaad in the West End show and won the 2012 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a…

Birmingham Hippodrome

Tue 31 Mar 2015

£27.50–£45 / 0844 338 5000

Wed 1 Apr 2015

£27.50–£45 / 0844 338 5000

Thu 2 Apr 2015

£27.50–£45 / 0844 338 5000

…and 21 more dates until 26 Apr 2015

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Wed 8 Oct

£24.50–£44.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 19:00

Thu 9 Oct

£24.50–£44.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 19:00

Fri 10 Oct

£24.50–£44.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 19:00
…and 8 more dates until 19 Oct

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen

Wed 21 Jan 2015

£17–£50 / 01224 641122

  • 19:00

Fri 23 Jan 2015

£17–£50 / 01224 641122

  • 19:00

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£17–£50 / 01224 641122

  • 19:00
…and 6 more dates until 7 Feb 2015

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Sixties Gold: 50th Anniversary Show

Stars of the most swingin' decade of them all perform their golden hits. Featuring Gerry & the Pacemakers, The Searchers, PJ Proby, The Fortunes and Brian Poole & Chip Hawkes.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Mon 1 Dec

£30.50

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Wed 26 Nov

£29.50 / 0844 907 9000

Bristol Hippodrome

Thu 9 Oct

£28.50–£30.50 / 0844 847 2325

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…and at 17 other places

The Sooty Show

Sweep, Soo and Richard join the loveable bear to celebrate his birthday party – where things don't seem to be going to plan.

The Hawth, Crawley

Sun 12 Apr 2015

Theatre

£14 (Children £12; £56) / 01293 553636

  • 19:30

Steel Magnolias: Wakefield Little Theatre

The classic Robert Harling stage play set in the world of Truvy's local-homegrown beauty salon, as six very different women come together to share their secrets, fears and love for one another while engaging the audience in hysterical and neighborly gossip.

Theatre Royal, Wakefield

Wed 24 Sep

£10–£12 (£10.50) / 01924 211311

  • 19:30

Thu 25 Sep

£10–£12 (£10.50) / 01924 211311

  • 19:30

Fri 26 Sep

£10–£12 (£10.50) / 01924 211311

  • 20:30

Sat 27 Sep

£10–£12 (£10.50) / 01924 211311

  • 19:30

Vic Godard & Subway Sect

A welcome return for punk-pop pioneer.

100 Club, London W1D

Thu 20 Nov

£10 / 020 7636 0933

  • 19:30

The Flapper, Birmingham

Sat 4 Oct

£12 / 0121 236 2421

  • 19:00

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Sat 15 Nov

£13 / 0131 556 7060

With The Sexual Objects.

  • 19:30
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Vienna Festival Ballet - Swan Lake

Ever since the company was founded in 1980 by celebrated Austrian dancer Peter Mallek, the Vienna Festival Ballet has gained a reputation for bringing classical ballet to audiences across Europe at affordable prices. The dancers are certainly devoted to the cause, they spend eight months of the year touring across Europe.

Theatr Colwyn And Cinema, Colwyn Bay

Wed 10 Dec

£19 (£18; £16.50; Children £13) / 01492 532668

  • 19:30

Theatre Royal, Windsor

Tue 11 Nov

£14.50–£35; £16.50–£36.50 / 01753 853888

  • 19:30

Wed 12 Nov

£14.50–£35; £16.50–£36.50 / 01753 853888

  • 19:30

Thu 13 Nov

£14.50–£35; £16.50–£36.50 / 01753 853888

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 15 Nov

101 Dalmatians (Over 6s)

Dodie Smith's much-loved book told with creative storytelling, original live music and a lot of laughs.

Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Wed 26 Nov

£8 preview; £15; £19; £8 (£11; £15; £45; £60) / 0117 902 0344

  • 19:30

Thu 27 Nov

£8 preview; £15; £19; £8 (£11; £15; £45; £60) / 0117 902 0344

  • 19:30

Fri 28 Nov

£8 preview; £15; £19; £8 (£11; £15; £45; £60) / 0117 902 0344

  • 19:30
…and 13 more dates until 11 Jan 2015

Club NME

Live bands and resident DJs in the main room, plus pop-up shows and parties upstairs in the Gallery. Club NME began in 2004 as a way to showcase the hottest bands before they became famous. Klaxons, Gossip, Foals and Glasvegas are among the artists to have played NME before they were famous. The franchise now host…

KOKO, London NW1

Fri 26 Sep

£5.95 / 0870 432 5527

Claire

£5 / 0870 432 5527

Matthias Hauck, Nepomuk Heller and Florian Kiermaier supply synthpop, electronic pop, half-time beats, hip hop and indie.

  • 22:00

£5 / 0870 432 5527

Resident DJs play the magazines signiture brand of post-punk and indie-rock, with tracks from the likes of Arctic Monkeys, King Of Leon and The Smiths.

  • 22:00 – 04:00

Fri 3 Oct

£5 / 0870 432 5527

Black Future, Christopher Cool and Taco Cooper are Hey Rocco, known for their dark, nostalgic Pop tunes and on stage rock'n'roll persona.

  • 22:00

£5 / 0870 432 5527

Resident DJs play the magazines signiture brand of post-punk and indie-rock, with tracks from the likes of Arctic Monkeys, King Of Leon and The Smiths.

  • 22:00 – 04:00

£5.95 / 0870 432 5527

With The Academic.

Fri 10 Oct

£5.95 / 0870 432 5527

Killing Moon v Club Nme featuring Looks

£5 / 0870 432 5527

Looks and DJ Alana B Devotion mix up indie, electro, dance and drum'n'bass.

  • 22:00

£5 / 0870 432 5527

Resident DJs play the magazines signiture brand of post-punk and indie-rock, with tracks from the likes of Arctic Monkeys, King Of Leon and The Smiths.

  • 22:00 – 04:00
…and 8 more dates until 5 Dec

The Grange Hall, Southam

Wed 24 Sep

Phone for prices / 01926 813933

  • 17:45 – 19:15

Wed 1 Oct

Phone for prices / 01926 813933

  • 17:45 – 19:15

Wed 8 Oct

Phone for prices / 01926 813933

  • 17:45 – 19:15
…and 3 more dates until 29 Oct

20th Century Boy

A musical inspired by the life of rock legend Marc Bolan and his band T Rex.

Darlington Civic Theatre

Mon 13 Oct

£29.50 (£18) / 01325 486555

  • 19:30

Tue 14 Oct

£29.50 (£18) / 01325 486555

  • 19:30

Wed 15 Oct

£29.50 (£18) / 01325 486555

  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 18 Oct back to top

24 Hour Pop Party!!

Resident DJ Tom Vernazza plays pop.

Dry Live, Manchester

Sat 27 Sep

Free / 0161 236 9840/1444

  • 22:00

Sat 4 Oct

Free / 0161 236 9840/1444

  • 22:00

Sat 11 Oct

Free / 0161 236 9840/1444

  • 22:00
…and 2 more dates until 25 Oct

The Forum, Nottingham

Thu 25 Sep

Phone for prices

  • 22:30 – 03:00

Thu 2 Oct

Phone for prices

  • 22:30 – 03:00

Thu 9 Oct

Phone for prices

  • 22:30 – 03:00
…and 3 more dates until 30 Oct

Aberdeen Rock Choir

The local Aberdeen choir is run by Aberdeenshire based musician Chris Mutch. Our No.1 Album gave ordinary people the chance to become chart-topping singers, and Rock Choir is continually giving our members bigger and better opportunities to achieve things they never thought they could do - from supporting national…

Bon Accord Golf Club, Aberdeen

Wed 24 Sep

£25 a month, free taster / 01224 633434

Wed 1 Oct

£25 a month, free taster / 01224 633434

Wed 8 Oct

£25 a month, free taster / 01224 633434

…and 26 more dates until 24 Jun 2015

Abergavenny Rock Choir

The Abergavenny Rock Choir is led by choir leader Suzie Anderson. The Abergavenny branch is part of the unique national singing family that is Rock Choir. Whilst retaining our focus on Abergavenny community causes and events, our nearby Rock Choir groups come together in regional and even national groups for bigger…

United Reformed Church, Abergavenny

Wed 24 Sep

£25 a month, free taster

Wed 1 Oct

£25 a month, free taster

Wed 8 Oct

£25 a month, free taster

…and 26 more dates until 1 Jul 2015

Absolute Improv Workshop

To Be Continued. Learn improv comedy skills in this fun five-day intensive training course. Our tutors have performed and taught for years and have studied with Keith Johnston. Course includes performance opportunities during the Fringe. All levels of experienced are welcomed and catered for, from complete beginner to…

The Tron, Edinburgh

Mon 22 Sep

£5 / 0131 225 3784

  • 19:00 – 21:00
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Absolution

Rock, metal, industrial and punk to liven up your Saturday night.

Classic Grand, Glasgow

Sat 27 Sep

£6 / 0141 847 0820

  • 23:00

Sat 4 Oct

£6 / 0141 847 0820

  • 23:00

Sat 11 Oct

£6 / 0141 847 0820

  • 23:00
…and 11 more dates until 27 Dec

Crofton Community Centre, Fareham

Thu 25 Sep

Phone for prices / 01329 662821

  • 18:00

The Accrington Pals: SDC Production

  • Directed by: Paul Wilkinson.
  • Written by: Peter Whelan

A production of the popular play about a group of friends who volunteer for frontline service in The First World War.

Southport Little Theatre

Mon 22 Sep

Phone for prices / 01704 530521

  • 19:45

Tue 23 Sep

Phone for prices / 01704 530521

  • 19:45

Wed 24 Sep

Phone for prices / 01704 530521

  • 19:45
…and 3 more dates until 27 Sep

African Drumming: Workshop

Learn traditional African rhythms, enhance your rhythm and develop your percussion with Rachel Hargrave. Drums are provided. No experience is required.

Small World Centre, Cardigan

Thu 25 Sep

£7; £30 5 sessions / 01239 615952

  • 19:30 – 21:00

Thu 2 Oct

£7; £30 5 sessions / 01239 615952

  • 19:30 – 21:00

Thu 9 Oct

£7; £30 5 sessions / 01239 615952

  • 19:30 – 21:00
…and 2 more dates until 23 Oct

Afro House Dance: Workshop

Learn African traditional dance with Jane Sekonya.

Islington Arts Factory, London N7

Mon 22 Sep

£7 / 020 7607 0561

  • 20:15 – 22:00

Mon 29 Sep

£7 / 020 7607 0561

  • 20:15 – 22:00

Mon 6 Oct

£7 / 020 7607 0561

  • 20:15 – 22:00
…and 2 more dates until 20 Oct back to top

After the Referendum: What Now?

Glasgow Skeptics presents a panel discussion to ask what happens now the votes are in. Chaired by journalist and broadcaster David Torrance with panelists Lesley Riddoch, Alex Massie, Stephen Paton and Duncan Hothersall.

The Admiral, Glasgow

Mon 22 Sep

Free / 0141 221 7705

  • 19:00 – 21:00

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

Fri 5 Dec

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

  • 19:00

Sat 6 Dec

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

  • 19:00

Sun 7 Dec

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

  • 18:00
…and 24 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Alastair McDonald

Support from Martin Jones Early Bird tickets: £8.00 On the day: £10.00 Inverclyde’s Scottish Folk & Roots Festival 2014 Alastair’s sell-out record Beacon Studio Theatre audience of 156 people at last year’s festival found an entertainer in top form. Indeed, many observed that Alastair is putting on stronger…

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Fri 31 Oct

The Beacon Studio

£8 Early Bird / 01475 723723

Alex Chinneck: Take my Lightning but Don’t Steal my Thunder

The master architectural trickster makes a section of the Market Building hover above the Piazza.

East Piazza, London WC2E

Wed 1 Oct

Free / 020 3047 4087

  • 00:00 (Thursday morning)

Thu 2 Oct

Free / 020 3047 4087

  • 00:00 (Friday morning)

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 020 3047 4087

  • 00:00 (Saturday morning)
…and 20 more dates until 23 Oct back to top