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A Christmas Carol

  • Written by: Charles Dickens

An adaptation of Charles Dickens's classic seasonal ghost story.

St George's Hall, Liverpool

Fri 19 Dec

£16.50 / 0151 709 3789

Mistletoe And Crime

  • Directed by: Dan Gordon

Dan Gordon directs Marie Jones's comedy drama about two WPCs, an old hand and a newbie, trying to keep order amongst the mayhem that is a Belfast Christmas.

Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Fri 19 Dec

£14–£22.50 / 028 9038 1081

Sat 20 Dec

£14–£22.50 / 028 9038 1081

Sun 21 Dec

£14–£22.50 / 028 9038 1081

…and 18 more dates until 11 Jan 2015

Jesus Christ Superstar

  • Written by: Andrew Lloyd Weber

Bill Kenwright's production of the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, including the popular songs Superstar and I Don't Know How To Love Him.

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Wed 21 Jan 2015

£15–£45 / 08441 717620

Thu 22 Jan 2015

£15–£45 / 08441 717620

Fri 23 Jan 2015

£15–£45 / 08441 717620

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£15–£45 / 08441 717620

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Mon 6 Apr 2015

£15–£45 / 0844 871 3014

Tue 7 Apr 2015

£15–£45 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 8 Apr 2015

£15–£45 / 0844 871 3014

…and 3 more dates until 11 Apr 2015

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Mon 16 Feb 2015

£29.50–£47.50 / 028 9024 0411

Tue 17 Feb 2015

£29.50–£47.50 / 028 9024 0411

Wed 18 Feb 2015

£29.50–£47.50 / 028 9024 0411

…and 9 more dates until 28 Feb 2015

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Peter Pan Goes Wrong

  • Directed by: Adam Meggido
  • Written by: J.M.Barrie

A drama society set out to put on the best darn production of Peter Pan the world has seen, but – as the title suggestions – the best laid plans of mice and men will insist in going aft agley.

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Tue 27 Jan 2015

£13.50–£28.50; £7.50–£22.50 / 0121 236 4455

Wed 28 Jan 2015

£13.50–£28.50; £7.50–£22.50 / 0121 236 4455

Thu 29 Jan 2015

£13.50–£28.50; £7.50–£22.50 / 0121 236 4455

…and 3 more dates until 1 Feb 2015

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Tue 10 Feb 2015

£10–£23.50 / 08441 717620

Wed 11 Feb 2015

£10–£23.50 / 08441 717620

Thu 12 Feb 2015

£10–£23.50 / 08441 717620

…and 2 more dates until 14 Feb 2015

Darlington Civic Theatre

Thu 5 Feb 2015

£17–£25.50 / 01325 486555

Fri 6 Feb 2015

£17–£25.50 / 01325 486555

Sat 7 Feb 2015

£17–£25.50 / 01325 486555

Sun 8 Feb 2015

£17–£25.50 / 01325 486555

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Open Bethlehem

  • 90 min

The journey of film director Leila Sansour, as she returns to her home town of Bethlehem.

ArtHouse Crouch End, London N8

Mon 22 Dec

020 8245 3099

Tue 23 Dec

020 8245 3099

Chichester Cinema at New Park

Tue 23 Dec

01243 786 650

Ritzy Picturehouse, Brixton

Fri 19 Dec

0871 902 5739

Q&A with director

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Almost, Maine

  • Directed by: Simon Evans
  • Written by: John Cariani

During one winter's night, all at the same time, the residents of Almost fall in and out of love in the strangest of ways. John Cariani's drama is directed by Simon Evans.

Park Theatre, London N4

Fri 19 Dec

Park90

£12.50 preview; £18 (£15) / 020 7870 6876

Sat 20 Dec

Park90

£12.50 preview; £18 (£15) / 020 7870 6876

Tue 23 Dec

Park90

£12.50 preview; £18 (£15) / 020 7870 6876

…and 16 more dates until 17 Jan 2015

Edinburgh Short Film Festival

Ten events over two weekends, showcasing a selection of the best shorts by filmmakers from across the globe.

Various venues, Edinburgh

Fri 13 Nov 2015

Times & prices vary

Sat 14 Nov 2015

Times & prices vary

Sun 15 Nov 2015

Times & prices vary

…and 7 more dates until 22 Nov 2015

The Mill At Sonning, Reading

Fri 23 Jan 2015

£41–£51 / 0118 969 8000

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£41–£51 / 0118 969 8000

Wed 28 Jan 2015

£41–£51 / 0118 969 8000

…and 19 more dates until 28 Feb 2015

It's A Wonderful Life

  • Directed by: Guy Retallack
  • Written by: Tony Palermo

Bridge House Theatre SE20 presents Tony Palermo's tribute to the Franz Capra, James Stewart, Hollywood movie, as a live radio play of the 1940s, in front of an audience.

Bridge House, London SE20

Fri 19 Dec

Theatre SE20

£10–£16 / 020 8778 2100

Sat 20 Dec

Theatre SE20

£10–£16 / 020 8778 2100

Sun 21 Dec

Theatre SE20

£10–£16 / 020 8778 2100

…and 9 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

The Railway Children

Ballywillan Drama Group present the premiere production of Mike Kenny's adaptation of the classic tale in Northern Ireland. A family favourite it tells the story of a prosperous Edwardian family - a mother and three children who move to the rural north of England after the father is wrongly imprisoned.

Riverside Theatre, University Of Ulster, Coleraine

Wed 25 Mar 2015

£12 / 028 7032 3232

Thu 26 Mar 2015

£12 / 028 7032 3232

Fri 27 Mar 2015

£12 / 028 7032 3232

Sat 28 Mar 2015

£12 / 028 7032 3232

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Robin Hood

  • Directed by: Adam Sunderland
  • Written by: Andrew Pollard

Festive performance of the story of Robin Hood, as you've never seen it before as 3 multi-talented performers journey into the world of the original caped crusader, but they need your help.

Square Chapel Arts, Halifax

Fri 19 Dec

£11–£13 / 01422 349422

Sat 20 Dec

£11–£13 / 01422 349422

Sun 21 Dec

£11–£13 / 01422 349422

…and 3 more dates until 24 Dec

The Snow Queen

The Seagull Christmas production returns with a thrilling 4D tale of action, adventure and ice-skates for the whole family.

Seagull Theatre, Lowestoft

Fri 19 Dec

£5–£8 (£7) / 01502 589726

Sat 20 Dec

£5–£8 (£7) / 01502 589726

Sun 21 Dec

£5–£8 (£7) / 01502 589726

…and 4 more dates until 27 Dec

Temple

  • Directed by: Howard Davies
  • Written by: Steve Waters

Inspired by the events during the October 2011, Occupy London protests outside St Paul's Cathedral, Steve Waters' drama features Simon Russell Beale as The Dean. Directed by Howard Davies.

Donmar Warehouse, London WC2H

Thu 21 May 2015

£10–£30 preview; £10–£35 / 0844 871 7624

  • 19:30 Temple Donmar Warehouse, London

Fri 22 May 2015

£10–£30 preview; £10–£35 / 0844 871 7624

  • 19:30 Temple Donmar Warehouse, London

Sat 23 May 2015

£10–£30 preview; £10–£35 / 0844 871 7624

  • 19:30 Temple Donmar Warehouse, London
…and 54 more dates until 25 Jul 2015

Drama Classes

Weekend drama classes for ages 5–17 that cover a set curriculum of acting skills and technique.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

Sat 20 Dec

Times & prices vary / 0141 332 5057

Sun 21 Dec

Times & prices vary / 0141 332 5057

Sat 27 Dec

Times & prices vary / 0141 332 5057

…and 50 more dates until 21 Jun 2015

Euripides' Bacchae: UCL Classical Drama Society

  • Directed by: Emily Louizou

An amateur production of Euripides's Bacchae, translated into modern English. This tragedy explores the dark corners of human nature and explores themes of pain, sorrow, and disgrace.

The Bloomsbury Theatre, London WC1H

Tue 10 Feb 2015

£10 (£6) / 020 3108 1000

Wed 11 Feb 2015

£10 (£6) / 020 3108 1000

Thu 12 Feb 2015

£10 (£6) / 020 3108 1000

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Fireworks (Al'ab Nariya)

  • Directed by: Richard Twyman
  • Written by: Dalia Taha

Palestinian poet and playwright Dalia Taha continues to develop her meditation on the death of childhood during conflict, centred on 11-year-old Lubna and 12-year-old Khalil, who are playing on the empty stairwell in their apartment block as the siege outside intensifies. Directed by Richard Twyman.

The Royal Court Theatre, London SW1W

Thu 12 Feb 2015

Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

£20; £10 / 020 7565 5000

Fri 13 Feb 2015

Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

£20; £10 / 020 7565 5000

Sat 14 Feb 2015

Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

£20; £10 / 020 7565 5000

…and 24 more dates until 14 Mar 2015

How To Breathe

  • Directed by: Esther Richardson
  • Written by: Mufaro Makubika

Mufaro Makubika's drama explores the dilemmas of a Zimbabwean national in the British Army on the eve of his deployment to Afghanistan. Presented by the Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company in association with BBC Writersroom.

Nottingham Playhouse

Tue 17 Feb 2015

£9–£11 / 0115 941 9419

Wed 18 Feb 2015

£9–£11 / 0115 941 9419

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£9–£11 / 0115 941 9419

…and 2 more dates until 21 Feb 2015

Jane Eyre

  • Written by: Charlotte Bronte

A stage adaptation of the Charlotte Bronte novel.

Theatr Colwyn And Cinema, Colwyn Bay

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£12.50 (£11.50) / 01492 532668

  • 19:30 Jane Eyre Theatr Colwyn And Cinema, Colwyn Bay

The Playboy Of The Western World

A performance of the famous play by Irish playwright John Millington Synge, set on the edge of the old world (the extreme west of Ireland) in 1900.

Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Fri 27 Mar 2015

Walker Theatre

£12 (£10) / 01743 281281

Sat 28 Mar 2015

Walker Theatre

£12 (£10) / 01743 281281

Playland

  • Written by: Athol Fugard

New Perspectives Theatre Company presents Athol Fugard's rarely performed drama, set during apartheid in a travelling amusement park in rural South Africa. Not suitable for under 16s.

Derby Theatre

Fri 13 Feb 2015

Main Theatre

£15–£25.50 (£15–£23.50) / 01332 593939

Sat 14 Feb 2015

Main Theatre

£15–£25.50 (£15–£23.50) / 01332 593939

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Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

This year's pantomime at the Athenaeum, a retelling of the popular fairytale by the Brothers Grimm.

Athenaeum Centre, Warminster

Sat 20 Dec

Phone for prices / 01985 213891

Sun 21 Dec

Phone for prices / 01985 213891

Tue 23 Dec

Phone for prices / 01985 213891

Wed 24 Dec

Phone for prices / 01985 213891

Stitched Up

A satirical comedy drama about the current crisis in the NHS. Aidan, a surgeon, is reaching meltdown with his career while his wife, Kate is preoccupied with her own campaign to remove the peace walls around Belfast.

Riverside Theatre, University Of Ulster, Coleraine

Thu 26 Feb 2015

£14 (£12) / 028 7032 3232

  • 20:00 Stitched Up Riverside Theatre, University Of Ulster, Coleraine

13: GSA

  • Directed by: Sean McNamara
  • Written by: Mike Bartlett

GSA present this urgent and forceful play from Mike Bartlett and director Sean McNamara about capitalism, politics and untamed military adventurism.

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Thu 12 Mar 2015

£13 / 01483 440000

  • 19:30 13: GSA Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Fri 13 Mar 2015

£13 / 01483 440000

  • 19:30 13: GSA Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£13 / 01483 440000

  • 14:30 13: GSA Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford
  • 19:30 13: GSA Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

1984

  • Written by: George Orwell

Lichfield Garrick

Tue 24 Feb 2015

Studio Theatre

£12 ( £10) / 01543 412121

  • 19:30 1984 Lichfield Garrick

Wed 25 Feb 2015

Studio Theatre

£12 ( £10) / 01543 412121

  • 19:30 1984 Lichfield Garrick

Thu 26 Feb 2015

Studio Theatre

£12 ( £10) / 01543 412121

  • 19:30 1984 Lichfield Garrick
…and 2 more dates until 28 Feb 2015

The Absence Of War

  • Directed by: Jeremy Herrin
  • Written by: David Hare

A political drama by David Hare.

Bristol Old Vic

Tue 10 Mar 2015

£10–£27.50 / 0117 987 7877

Wed 11 Mar 2015

£10–£27.50 / 0117 987 7877

Thu 12 Mar 2015

£10–£27.50 / 0117 987 7877

…and 2 more dates until 14 Mar 2015

Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

Tue 17 Mar 2015

£14–£26 / 01242 572573

Wed 18 Mar 2015

£14–£26 / 01242 572573

Thu 19 Mar 2015

£14–£26 / 01242 572573

…and 2 more dates until 21 Mar 2015

Liverpool Playhouse

Tue 24 Mar 2015

£12–£25 / 0151 709 4776

Wed 25 Mar 2015

£12–£25 / 0151 709 4776

Thu 26 Mar 2015

£12–£25 / 0151 709 4776

…and 2 more dates until 28 Mar 2015

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