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The Magical Road To Oz

Brian Ralfe presents Brighton's alternative adult pantomime. Not for the faint hearted.

Brighton Dome

Wed 28 Jan 2015

Studio Theatre

£20 / 01273 709709

Thu 29 Jan 2015

Studio Theatre

£20 / 01273 709709

Fri 30 Jan 2015

Studio Theatre

£20 / 01273 709709

…and 8 more dates until 8 Feb 2015

Miracle On 34th Street: New Venture Players

A production based on the famous Christmas story about a little girl who encounters the real Santa.

Dolman Theatre, Newport

Sun 21 Dec

£12 (Children £10) / 01633 251338

Mrs Hudson’s Christmas Corker

Ed Gaughan directs Bob and Barry Cryer's comical spin-off of Conan Doyle's Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, which presents the detective's landlady's perspective.

Wilton's Music Hall, London E1

Sat 20 Dec

£20–£35 / 020 7702 2789

Wed 24 Dec

£20–£35 / 020 7702 2789

Sat 27 Dec

£20–£35 / 020 7702 2789

Wed 31 Dec

£20–£35 / 020 7702 2789

Music And Lights

Get into the Christmas spirit with Christmas lights and festive music on a cold winter's evening.

Fountains Abbey, Ripon

Sat 20 Dec

Free, plus admission £9.50, child £4.75, family £23.75 / 01765 608888

Sun 21 Dec

Free, plus admission £9.50, child £4.75, family £23.75 / 01765 608888

Sat 27 Dec

Free, plus admission £9.50, child £4.75, family £23.75 / 01765 608888

Sun 28 Dec

Free, plus admission £9.50, child £4.75, family £23.75 / 01765 608888

The Mystery of St Finnigan's Elbow

Eastern Angles present their Christmas show The Mystery of St Finnigan's Elbow by Pat Whymark and Julian Harries. In a remote convent school in sleepy Suffolk. St Finnigan's famous 'funny bone' has mysteriously vanished.

Sir John Mills Theatre, Ipswich

Sat 20 Dec

£14–£15.50 / 01473 211498

Sat 27 Dec

£14–£15.50 / 01473 211498

Sat 3 Jan 2015

£14–£15.50 / 01473 211498

Sat 10 Jan 2015

£14–£15.50 / 01473 211498

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Puss In Boots & The Three Musketeers

Festive performance based on classic children's characters featuring David Artus as Puss In Boots and Ben Heath as Dame Rosebud.

Villa Marina Royal Hall, Isle of Man

Sun 21 Dec

£17 (Children £13 under 16s; £52) / 01624 686801

Tue 23 Dec

£17 (Children £13 under 16s; £52) / 01624 686801

Wed 24 Dec

£17 (Children £13 under 16s; £52) / 01624 686801

…and 6 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Stantonbury Campus Theatre, Milton Keynes

Sun 21 Dec

£13 (£10) / 01908 324466

  • 13:15 Rapunzel Stantonbury Campus Theatre, Milton Keynes

Sat 27 Dec

£13 (£10) / 01908 324466

  • 14:15 Rapunzel Stantonbury Campus Theatre, Milton Keynes

Sun 28 Dec

£13 (£10) / 01908 324466

  • 13:15 Rapunzel Stantonbury Campus Theatre, Milton Keynes
…and 2 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

The Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular Show

The return of the UK's finest Rat Pack tribute night, with classic tunes including 'Under My Skin' and 'Come Fly with Me' and plenty of entertaining between-song patter.

Artrix, Bromsgrove

Sun 11 Jan 2015

£21 / 01527 577330

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£17–£23 / 0844 871 3014

King's Theatre, Glasgow

Fri 30 Jan 2015

£17–£38 / 0844 871 7648

Roaring Twenties: Live Jazz At Lyme

Toe-tapping sounds of the 1920s with the Ged Hone Jazz Group.

National Trust: Lyme Park, Stockport

Sat 27 Dec

£4 / 01663 762023

Sun 28 Dec

£4 / 01663 762023

Sat 3 Jan 2015

£4 / 01663 762023

…and 5 more dates until 1 Feb 2015

Room on the Broom

  • Directed by: Olivia Jacobs
  • Written by: Toby Mitchell (adapt)

Songs, laughs and scary fun for children with stories of witches, cats, dogs, birds and frogs. Ages 3+.

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Wed 28 Jan 2015

£12 / 0121 236 4455

Fri 30 Jan 2015

£12 / 0121 236 4455

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£12 / 0121 236 4455

Sun 1 Feb 2015

£12 / 0121 236 4455

Bristol Old Vic

Tue 31 Mar 2015

£12.50 / 0117 987 7877

Wed 1 Apr 2015

£12.50 / 0117 987 7877

Thu 2 Apr 2015

£12.50 / 0117 987 7877

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Mon 1 Jun 2015

£12 / 08441 717620

Tue 2 Jun 2015

£12 / 08441 717620

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Santa's Grotto, Sleigh Rides and Soft Play

Enjoy some soft play time and board a festive sleigh to meet Santa in his Christmas grotto.

Edinburgh International Climbing Arena

Sun 21 Dec

£10 / 0131 333 6333

Scottish Ballet's The Nutcracker

Peter Darrell’s magical world of The Nutcracker has been reimagined by Olivier Award winning designer Lez Brotherston, bringing a new sheen to this classical 40-year-old adaptation. Booking is essential.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Mon 22 Dec

£13–£38 / 0131 529 6000

Tue 23 Dec

£13–£38 / 0131 529 6000

Wed 24 Dec

£13–£38 / 0131 529 6000

…and 4 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Thu 8 Jan 2015

£7.50–£26.50 / 0844 871 7647

Sat 10 Jan 2015

£8.50–£32.50 / 0844 871 7647

Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne

Thu 12 Feb 2015

£11.50 / 0844 811 2121

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£11.50 / 0844 811 2121

The Snow Princess: Limelight

A production based on the famous and ever-popular fairy tale.

The Rose Theatre, Kidderminster

Sun 28 Dec

£12.50 / 01562 743745

Mon 29 Dec

£12.50 / 01562 743745

Tue 30 Dec

£12.50 / 01562 743745

…and 3 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Something to Smile About 2015

Live music festival with something for everyone: food and drink, spoken word, circus performers, crafts and drumming workshops.

Thornensians Rugby Club, Doncaster

Sat 6 Jun 2015

£10–£12 (under 12s £5–£6) / 01302 883522

Story Time With Father Christmas

An opportunity to meet Santa in his workshop, listen to a traditional Christmas tale and receive a gift.

Clumber Park, Worksop

Sun 21 Dec

£4.50 plus normal admission charges, adv booking essential

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Terry Jones Book Signing

The Monty Python-star and author signs copies of his latest book.

LOST Theatre, London SW8

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 0844 847 1680

Tyntesfield All A Glow

The house is lit at the evenings for you to experience the highlighted Gothic facade and the stained glass in all its glory. Guided tours are available.

National Trust: Tyntesfield, Bristol

Sat 20 Dec

£5 / 0870 241 4500

Wild Heather

A variation on the Cinderella fable featuring a wild princess named Heather. Ages 3–7 and the whole family.

Scottish Youth Theatre, Glasgow

Sun 21 Dec

£7.50 (Family £24) / 0141 552 3988

Mon 22 Dec

£7.50 (Family £24) / 0141 552 3988

Tue 23 Dec

£7.50 (Family £24) / 0141 552 3988

…and 5 more dates until 30 Dec

Aladdin

In a far away land a young pauper named Aladdin finds an enchanted lamp which, when rubbed, unlocks endless possibilities and a fantastical journey in this seasonal show.

CAST, Doncaster

Mon 22 Dec

£17 (£14) / 01302 303959

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Aladdin CAST, Doncaster

Tue 23 Dec

£17 (£14) / 01302 303959

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Aladdin CAST, Doncaster

Wed 24 Dec

£17 (£14) / 01302 303959

  • 13:00 – 15:00 Aladdin CAST, Doncaster
  • 17:00 – 19:00 Aladdin CAST, Doncaster
…and 8 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Alasdair Gray: From the Personal to the Universal

A major retrospective to mark the 80th birthday of one of Scotland's most revered artists. More than 100 works are on display, many loaned from private collections, featuring pieces from Gray's student days to the present.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

Sat 20 Dec

£5 (£3; under 16s free) / 0141 276 9599

Note: some content may not be suitable for under 16s. Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Sun 21 Dec

£5 (£3; under 16s free) / 0141 276 9599

Note: some content may not be suitable for under 16s. Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Mon 22 Dec

£5 (£3; under 16s free) / 0141 276 9599

Note: some content may not be suitable for under 16s. Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

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Beauty and the Beast

Traditional family panto featuring Beauty and her horrid sisters, Snooty and Fruity.

Mugdock Country Park, Milngavie

Sun 21 Dec

£6–£10 / 0141 956 6100

Mon 22 Dec

£6–£10 / 0141 956 6100

Tue 23 Dec

£6–£10 / 0141 956 6100

Wed 24 Dec

£6–£10 / 0141 956 6100

Billboard for Edinburgh Exhibition

A look back at the gallery's last six years of its public billboard project, together with prints from the publishing program.

Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 0131 556 4441

Mon 5 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 556 4441

Tue 6 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 556 4441

…and 4 more dates until 10 Jan 2015

Bobo Social Boho Christmas

Bobo Social go all Christmassy with their menu.

BOBO Social, London W1T

Sat 20 Dec

Free

Sun 21 Dec

Free

Mon 22 Dec

Free

…and 8 more dates until 31 Dec

Bolton Ice Rink

Bolton ice rink is back and it's bigger than ever. Skaters can glide about whist spectators enjoy the covered skate exchange and café area. There's also special Slippy Sunday family skate session for those concerned it might be a 'Bambi's first steps' scenario.

Victoria Square, Bolton

Sat 20 Dec

£6 (£4.50; Children £3.50; Family £12)

Please note: There are shorter operating hours on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

Sun 21 Dec

£6 (£4.50; Children £3.50; Family £12)

Please note: There are shorter operating hours on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

Mon 22 Dec

£6 (£4.50; Children £3.50; Family £12)

Please note: There are shorter operating hours on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

…and 11 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Camberley Rock Choir

The Camberley Rock Choir is led by local musician Sarah Manton. Our choir is made up of people who never thought they would join a choir or would even sing for fun and that's the beauty of joining our choir. I don't think any of us expected to make the huge number of great friends we have along the way not just in our own…

The Camberley Theatre

Thu 15 Jan 2015

£25 a month, free taster / 01276 707600

Thu 22 Jan 2015

£25 a month, free taster / 01276 707600

Thu 29 Jan 2015

£25 a month, free taster / 01276 707600

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