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Simon Callow: The Man Jesus

  • Directed by: Joseph Alford
  • Written by: Matthew Hurt

Simon Callow, one of Britain's best-loved actors, performs this fresh and moving account of biblical stories including the raising of Lazarus, the wedding at Cana and the journey to Jerusalem. His powerful portrayal of the tyrants, traitors and madmen in Jesus' life asks people of all faiths and none: what sort of man was…

Artsdepot, London N12

Mon 20 Oct

£16–£25 / 020 8369 5454

  • 19:00

The Atkinson, Southport

Fri 3 Oct

£18 (£16) / 01704 533333

  • 19:30

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Wed 17 Sep

£24.40–£29.40 ( £21.50–£26.50)

  • 19:30

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…and at 20 other places

Jesus Christ Superstar

  • Directed by: Steve Whittock
  • Written by: Tim Rice

Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera, loosely based on the Gospels' account of the last days of Jesus, including the title song and Everything's Alright.

Nomad Theatre, Leatherhead

Sat 30 Aug

£12; £16 (Children £12; £12) / 01483 284747

  • 19:30

Butterfly in Shades of Blue

Spanning a period of 17 years, Butterfly in Shades of Blue is a romantic comedy-drama which follows Stephen and Vicky when they first meet and then as they fall in and out of love. The play is a bittersweet study of how their relationship changes over the years due to differing aspirations. Their initial high hopes and…

Dovehouse Theatre, Solihull

Fri 26 Sep

£8–£10 / 0121 706 7139

  • 19:30

The Ladykillers: Nineteen12 Productions

  • Written by: Graham Linehan

When old, sincere Mrs. Wilberforce rents a spare room to a seemingly talented string quintet, she would not have foreseen the following events. Father Ted writer Graham Linehan's adaptation of the Ealing comedy classic. Suitable for ages 14+.

Palace Theatre, Southend-on-Sea

Tue 16 Sep

Dixon Studio

£13 (£11)

  • 19:30

Wed 17 Sep

Dixon Studio

£13 (£11)

  • 19:30

Thu 18 Sep

Dixon Studio

£13 (£11)

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 20 Sep

Not The Worst Place

Paines Plough, Sherman Cymru and Clwyd Theatr Cymru present a drama by Sam Burns about a young girl who dreams of leaving her Swansea home for adventures travelling.

Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold

Sat 30 Aug

Emlyn Williams Theatre

£8–£10 (£8) / 0845 330 3565

  • 19:45
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A Walk at the Edge of the World

  • 4 stars

A performance inspired by the art of walking, which involves the whole audience going for a walk together.

The Brunton, Musselburgh

Sat 6 Sep

£12 (£10; Children £7) / 0131 665 2240

  • 19:30

A Night In November

  • Written by: Marie Jones

Marie Jones's comedy drama in which an Ulster Protestant football fan goes in search of his Irish identity on the night of a crucial Northern Ireland v Republic of Ireland World Cup qualifying match.

Riverside Theatre, University Of Ulster, Coleraine

Thu 4 Sep

£10 / 028 7032 3232

  • 20:00

Fri 5 Sep

£10 / 028 7032 3232

  • 20:00

Sat 6 Sep

£10 / 028 7032 3232

  • 20:00

Not About Heroes

  • Written by: Stephen MacDonald

The unforgettable story of two of the finest 'Great War' poets, Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, their friendship, their inter-dependency, their poetry. Through the letters and poems of these two men, Stephen MacDonald's acclaimed play paints a vivid and moving picture of their friendship and the conflict that brought…

Alnwick Playhouse

Sun 26 Oct

£11 (£10; Children £8; £8) / 01665 510785

  • 19:30

Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare, Newbury

Thu 13 Nov

£12 (£10) / 01635 244246

  • 19:30

The Atkinson, Southport

Fri 7 Nov

£11 (£9; £7) / 01704 533333

  • 19:30

Sat 8 Nov

£11 (£9; £7) / 01704 533333

  • 19:30

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…and at 14 other places

Pack Of Lies: Halifax Thespians

  • Written by: Hugh Whitemore

A tense and exciting story of espionage and betrayal.

The Playhouse, Halifax

Tue 2 Sep

£10 (£8) / 01422 365998

  • 19:30

Wed 3 Sep

£10 (£8) / 01422 365998

  • 19:30

Thu 4 Sep

£10 (£8) / 01422 365998

  • 19:30
…and 6 more dates until 10 Sep

Secret Theatre: A Streetcar Named Desire

  • Written by: Tennessee Williams

Blanche DuBois clashes with her brother-in-law Stanley Kowalski during a visit to her sister Stella in Lyric Hammersmith's bold staging of Tennessee Williams's emotionally wrought classic.

West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Tue 16 Sep

Courtyard Theatre

£12–£20 / 0113 213 7700

  • 19:30

Wed 17 Sep

Courtyard Theatre

£12–£20 / 0113 213 7700

  • 19:30

Thu 18 Sep

Courtyard Theatre

£12–£20 / 0113 213 7700

  • 19:30
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A Taste Of Honey

  • Directed by: Bijan Sheibani
  • Written by: Shelagh Delaney

Bijan Sheibani directs Eric Kofi Abrefa, Kate O'Flynn and Lesley Sharp in Shelagh Delaney's taboo-breaking 1950s drama set in post-war, working class Salford. The production is set to a jazz sound track.

Thornton Little Theatre, Thornton-Cleveleys

Wed 17 Sep

£8 ( £6; £6) / 01253 858529

  • 19:30

Thu 18 Sep

£8 ( £6; £6) / 01253 858529

  • 19:30

Fri 19 Sep

£8 ( £6; £6) / 01253 858529

  • 19:30

Sat 20 Sep

£8 ( £6; £6) / 01253 858529

  • 19:30

The Tree

  • Written by: Bernado Stella

A modern day Romeo and Juliet set amidst the terrible backdrop of a war-torn Sarajevo. A powerful play by Hampstead playwright Bernado Stella.

Upstairs At The Gatehouse, London N6

Sat 30 Aug

£10; £16; £14; £12 (£14; £10; £10) / 020 8340 3488

  • 19:30

Sun 31 Aug

£10; £16; £14; £12 (£14; £10; £10) / 020 8340 3488

  • 16:00

Tue 2 Sep

£10; £16; £14; £12 (£14; £10; £10) / 020 8340 3488

  • 19:30
…and 17 more dates until 21 Sep

Eye Of A Needle

  • Directed by: Holly Race-Roughan
  • Written by: Chris MacDonald

Provocative, topical and savagely funny, Eye Of A Needle gets under the skin of a system branded by both Left and Right as 'not fit for purpose'.

Southwark Playhouse, London SE1

Sat 30 Aug

£10 Preview; £18 (£16) / 020 7407 0234

  • 15:30
  • 20:00

Mon 1 Sep

£10 Preview; £18 (£16) / 020 7407 0234

  • 20:00

Tue 2 Sep

£10 Preview; £18 (£16) / 020 7407 0234

  • 20:00
…and 16 more dates until 20 Sep

Little Revolution

  • Directed by: Joe Hill-Gibbins
  • Written by: Alecky Blythe

A verbatim-based drama written by Alecky Blythe, about the 2011 Riots. Directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins.

Almeida Theatre, London N1

Sat 30 Aug

Phone for prices / 020 7359 4404

  • 19:30

Mon 1 Sep

Phone for prices / 020 7359 4404

  • 19:30

Tue 2 Sep

Phone for prices / 020 7359 4404

  • 19:30
…and 28 more dates until 4 Oct

Punishment Without Revenge (El Castigo Sin Venganza)

  • Directed by: Laurence Boswell
  • Written by: Lope de Vega

The womaniser The Duke of Ferrara hopes that his illegitimate son, Federico, will succeed him, but his subjects want him to marry and have a legal heir. The Duchess of Mantua is sent for, and a passion soon develops. But not between the Duke and the Duchess. Lope de Vega's romantic tragedy is directed by Ernesto Arias.

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London SE1

Mon 1 Sep

£5–£38 / 020 7401 9919

  • 19:30

Tue 2 Sep

£5–£38 / 020 7401 9919

  • 14:00

Wed 3 Sep

£5–£38 / 020 7401 9919

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 6 Sep back to top

Toast

  • Directed by: Eleanor Rhode
  • Written by: Richard Bean

During another Sunday night shift, with the ovens on full blast and the factory truly humming, everyone just wants to be somewhere else. A crisis hits. And the men realise they have more to lose than just their wages. Richard Bean's drama is directed by Eleanor Rhode.

Park Theatre, London N4

Sat 30 Aug

Park200

£15 preview; £19.50 (£16) / 020 7870 6876

  • 19:30

Sun 31 Aug

Park200

£15 preview; £19.50 (£16) / 020 7870 6876

  • 15:00

Tue 2 Sep

Park200

£15 preview; £19.50 (£16) / 020 7870 6876

  • 19:30
…and 17 more dates until 21 Sep

Visitors

  • Directed by: Alice Hamilton
  • Written by: Barney Norris

Up In Arms Theatre Company presents Linda Bassett and Robin Soans in Barney Norris's drama about a Wiltshire farming family facing tough decisions.

The Bush Theatre, London W12

Wed 26 Nov

£15 preview; £19.50; £15 (£10; £10; £10; £10; £12; £15; £15; £15) / 020 8743 5050

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Thu 27 Nov

£15 preview; £19.50; £15 (£10; £10; £10; £10; £12; £15; £15; £15) / 020 8743 5050

  • 19:30

Fri 28 Nov

£15 preview; £19.50; £15 (£10; £10; £10; £10; £12; £15; £15; £15) / 020 8743 5050

  • 19:30
…and 35 more dates until 10 Jan 2015

Watching Goldfish Suffocate

  • Directed by: Craig Hepworth
  • Written by: David Degeorgio

David Degiorgio writes and performs the true story of a year in his life that saw him go from rave reviews on the stage to the darkest of times after he was diagnosed with manic depression, heightened anxiety and psychosis. Vertigo Productions presents.

Great Northern Playhouse, Manchester

Sat 18 Oct

£10 / 0161 832 8136

  • 19:30 – 21:30

12.05.15

A dramatisation of the life of Edith Louise Cavell who was shot by firing squad for harbouring allied soldiers in 1915.

Central Studio, Queen Mary's College, Basingstoke

Thu 11 Sep

£9.50 (Children £6; £6) / 01256 418318

  • 19:30

Fri 12 Sep

£9.50 (Children £6; £6) / 01256 418318

  • 19:30

1984

  • Directed by: Robert Icke
  • Written by: Robert Icke (adapt)

Comrade Winston Smith starts a diary and falls in love. And all the while, Big Brother is watching. George Orwell's seminal novel is adapted by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan, for Headlong Theatre.

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Tue 21 Oct

£15–£27; £15–£25 / 01223 503333

  • 19:45

Wed 22 Oct

£15–£27; £15–£25 / 01223 503333

  • 19:45

Thu 23 Oct

£15–£27; £15–£25 / 01223 503333

  • 14:30
  • 19:45
…and 2 more dates until 25 Oct

Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

Tue 23 Sep

£12–£28; £12–£28 concs avalable / 01242 572573

  • 19:45

Wed 24 Sep

£12–£28; £12–£28 concs avalable / 01242 572573

  • 19:45

Thu 25 Sep

£12–£28; £12–£28 concs avalable / 01242 572573

  • 14:00
  • 19:45
…and 2 more dates until 27 Sep

Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Tue 30 Sep

£17–£22; £17 (£14–£19; £14; £14–£19; £14; Children £14–£19 under 18s; Children £14 under 18s) / 01253 290190

  • 19:30

Wed 1 Oct

£17–£22; £17 (£14–£19; £14; £14–£19; £14; Children £14–£19 under 18s; Children £14 under 18s) / 01253 290190

  • 14:00
  • 19:30

Thu 2 Oct

£17–£22; £17 (£14–£19; £14; £14–£19; £14; Children £14–£19 under 18s; Children £14 under 18s) / 01253 290190

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 4 Oct

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2071

  • Directed by: Katie Mitchell
  • Written by: Chris Rapley CBE

A drama about climate change and how to protect future generations, written by Duncan Macmillan and Chris Rapley, Professor of Climate Science at UCL. Directed by Katie Mitchell.

The Royal Court Theatre, London SW1W

Wed 5 Nov

Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

£12–£32; £10; £17–£27 / 020 7565 5000

  • 19:45

Thu 6 Nov

Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

£12–£32; £10; £17–£27 / 020 7565 5000

  • 19:00

Fri 7 Nov

Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

£12–£32; £10; £17–£27 / 020 7565 5000

  • 19:45
…and 7 more dates until 15 Nov

The 39 Steps

  • Directed by: Jay Cundell-Walker
  • Written by: John Buchan

A drama mixing the Hitchcock classic with the novel of the same name in which four actors play 150 parts to retell this famous tale of derring-do.

Ilkley Playhouse

Mon 8 Sep

Wharfeside Theatre

£10 (£8; £4.50) / 01943 609539

  • 19:30

Tue 9 Sep

Wharfeside Theatre

£10 (£8; £4.50) / 01943 609539

  • 19:30

Wed 10 Sep

Wharfeside Theatre

£10 (£8; £4.50) / 01943 609539

  • 19:30
…and 9 more dates until 20 Sep

According To Claudia

  • Written by: Phil Mansell

Phil Mansell's comedy-drama about the secrets and surprises that emerge when a family gathers to celebrate the 80th birthday of an Oxford don.

Dolman Theatre, Newport

Wed 10 Sep

£12.50; £12.50 (£11; £8.50; £8.50) / 01633 251338

  • 19:15

Thu 11 Sep

£12.50; £12.50 (£11; £8.50; £8.50) / 01633 251338

  • 19:15

Fri 12 Sep

£12.50; £12.50 (£11; £8.50; £8.50) / 01633 251338

  • 19:15

Sat 13 Sep

£12.50; £12.50 (£11; £8.50; £8.50) / 01633 251338

  • 14:30
  • 19:15

The Accrington Pals

Accrington was the smallest community in England to raise a full brigade of 'Pals' who volunteered for war service in France. Peter Whelan's epic and deeply humane play dramatises the lives of ordinary people caught up in the maelstrom of history: the men who encountered the brutal reality of life and death in the…

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Wed 5 Nov

£20 / 020 8688 9291

  • 19:45

Thu 6 Nov

£20 / 020 8688 9291

  • 14:30
  • 19:45

Fri 7 Nov

£20 / 020 8688 9291

  • 19:45

Sat 8 Nov

£20 / 020 8688 9291

  • 14:30
  • 19:45

The Priory Theatre, Kenilworth

Wed 10 Sep

Phone for prices / 01926 863334

  • 19:30

Thu 11 Sep

Phone for prices / 01926 863334

  • 19:30

Fri 12 Sep

Phone for prices / 01926 863334

  • 19:30
…and 7 more dates until 20 Sep

The Accrington Pals

  • Directed by: Louis Harberton

A production of the popular play set on the eve of the First World War, when the young men of Accrington hear Kitchener's call for a New Army and become the smallest town in England to raise a Pals Volunteer Brigade.

Kings Theatre, Portsmouth

Thu 20 Nov

£7–£12 / 02392 828282

Fri 21 Nov

£7–£12 / 02392 828282

Sat 22 Nov

£7–£12 / 02392 828282

Little Theatre, Wells

Wed 24 Sep

£8–£10 / 01749 672280

  • 19:30

Thu 25 Sep

£8–£10 / 01749 672280

  • 19:30

Fri 26 Sep

£8–£10 / 01749 672280

  • 19:30

Sat 27 Sep

£8–£10 / 01749 672280

  • 19:30
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