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The Woman In Black

  • Written by: Stephen Mallatratt (adaptation)

Combining the power and intensity of live theatre with a cinematic quality inspired by the world of film noir, prepare to be transported into a terrifying and ghostly world. Based on Susan Hill's acclaimed novel.

Lyceum Theatre, Crewe

Mon 27 Oct

£8–£25 / 01270 368 242

Tue 28 Oct

£8–£25 / 01270 368 242

Wed 29 Oct

£8–£25 / 01270 368 242

…and 3 more dates until 1 Nov

The Kite Runner

  • Directed by: Giles Croft
  • Written by: Matthew Spangler (adaptation)

Matthew Spangler's adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's novel about friendships that can span continents.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Mon 10 Nov

£14–£27.50 / 0131 529 6000

Tue 11 Nov

£14–£27.50 / 0131 529 6000

Wed 12 Nov

£14–£27.50 / 0131 529 6000

…and 3 more dates until 15 Nov

Salisbury Playhouse

Mon 17 Nov

£19.50; £14.50 under 25s; £20.50–£24.50; £18.50–£22.50 under 25s; £14.50 / 01722 320333

Tue 18 Nov

£19.50; £14.50 under 25s; £20.50–£24.50; £18.50–£22.50 under 25s; £14.50 / 01722 320333

Wed 19 Nov

£19.50; £14.50 under 25s; £20.50–£24.50; £18.50–£22.50 under 25s; £14.50 / 01722 320333

…and 3 more dates until 22 Nov

Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Wed 22 Oct

£17–£27 / 01743 281281

Thu 23 Oct

£17–£27 / 01743 281281

Fri 24 Oct

£17–£27 / 01743 281281

Sat 25 Oct

£17–£27 / 01743 281281

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A Man For All Seasons

  • Written by: Robert Bolt

This portrayal of Sir Thomas More reflects the man of principal, who chose to stand by his beliefs when he refused to endorse the divorce of King Henry VIII to Catherine of Aragon.

Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe

Thu 23 Oct

£14 (£12) / 01494 512000

Fri 24 Oct

£14 (£12) / 01494 512000

Sat 25 Oct

£14 (£12) / 01494 512000

Teh Internet Is Serious Business

  • Directed by: Hamish Pirie
  • Written by: Tim Price

A modern tale about computer hacking and government forces, written by Tim Price and directed by Hamish Pirie.

The Royal Court Theatre, London SW1W

Wed 22 Oct

Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

£12–£32; £10; £17; £27 / 020 7565 5000

Thu 23 Oct

Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

£12–£32; £10; £17; £27 / 020 7565 5000

Fri 24 Oct

Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

£12–£32; £10; £17; £27 / 020 7565 5000

Sat 25 Oct

Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

£12–£32; £10; £17; £27 / 020 7565 5000

The Wall

Meet Barry. His sister. Girlfriend. And Rab. 4 Scottish teenagers, sitting on a wall. A heady cocktail of laugh-out-loud comedy & poignant truth, award-winning writer D.C. Jackson tackles the onslaught of love, life & identity during one hot summer

The Hope Theatre, London N1

Tue 28 Oct

£14 (£12) / 0207 478 0160

  • 19:45 – 21:15 The Wall The Hope Theatre, London

Wed 29 Oct

£14 (£12) / 0207 478 0160

  • 19:45 – 21:15 The Wall The Hope Theatre, London

Thu 30 Oct

£14 (£12) / 0207 478 0160

  • 19:45 – 21:15 The Wall The Hope Theatre, London
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The School For Scandal

  • Written by: Richard Brinsley Sheridan

The classic farce features liaisons, a love triangle, intrigue, scandal, gossip and rumour.

Stockport Garrick Theatre

Wed 22 Oct

£10.75 / 0161 480 5866

Thu 23 Oct

£10.75 / 0161 480 5866

Fri 24 Oct

£10.75 / 0161 480 5866

Sat 25 Oct

£10.75 / 0161 480 5866

Dangerous Corner

  • Written by: JB Priestley

Life may never be the same again after a chance remark is out in the open at the Caplan's dinner party. Drama written by JB Priestley.

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Mon 3 Nov

The House

£7.50–£35 / 0121 236 4455

Tue 4 Nov

The House

£7.50–£35 / 0121 236 4455

Wed 5 Nov

The House

£7.50–£35 / 0121 236 4455

…and 3 more dates until 8 Nov

Malvern Theatres

Mon 10 Nov

Festival Theatre

£13.50–£28.50 / 01684 892 277

Tue 11 Nov

Festival Theatre

£13.50–£28.50 / 01684 892 277

Wed 12 Nov

Festival Theatre

£13.50–£28.50 / 01684 892 277

…and 3 more dates until 15 Nov

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Mon 24 Nov

£17–£33 / 0844 871 7645

Tue 25 Nov

£17–£33 / 0844 871 7645

Wed 26 Nov

£17–£33 / 0844 871 7645

…and 3 more dates until 29 Nov

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Makaronik

A multi lingual science-fiction drama in Irish, English & Empirish.

The Playhouse, Londonderry

Thu 6 Nov

£11 (£8) / 028 7126 8027

  • 20:00 – 22:00 Makaronik The Playhouse, Londonderry

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

Sat 22 Nov

£14–£22.50 / 028 9038 1081

Sun 23 Nov

£14–£22.50 / 028 9038 1081

Tue 25 Nov

£14–£22.50 / 028 9038 1081

…and 41 more dates until 11 Jan 2015

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

Wed 22 Oct

£15–£27; £15–£25 / 01223 503333

  • 19:45 1984 Cambridge Arts Theatre

Thu 23 Oct

£15–£27; £15–£25 / 01223 503333

  • 14:30 1984 Cambridge Arts Theatre
  • 19:45 1984 Cambridge Arts Theatre

Fri 24 Oct

£15–£27; £15–£25 / 01223 503333

  • 19:45 1984 Cambridge Arts Theatre

Sat 25 Oct

£15–£27; £15–£25 / 01223 503333

  • 14:30 1984 Cambridge Arts Theatre
  • 19:45 1984 Cambridge Arts Theatre
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Bright Phoenix

  • Directed by: Serdar Billis

Jeff Young's poetic play, commissioned for the Everyman Theatre, is a tale about a group of kids that aren't quite adults yet and their adventures of the city at night.

Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

Wed 22 Oct

£10–£20 / 0151 709 4776

Thu 23 Oct

£10–£20 / 0151 709 4776

Fri 24 Oct

£10–£20 / 0151 709 4776

Sat 25 Oct

£10–£20 / 0151 709 4776

A Dolls House

  • Directed by: Michael Woodward

UK Touring Theatre presents Henrik Ibsen's drama in which a respectable woman in a loving marriage finds her security threatened by an incident from her past in which, for the best of motives, she transgressed social norms. Directed by Michael Woodwood.

The Castle, Wellingborough

Wed 22 Oct

£14 (£12) / 01933 270007

St George's Theatre, Great Yarmouth

Tue 28 Oct

£12 (£10) / 01493 745461

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Tue 4 Nov

£19.50–£20.50 / 01483 440000

Wed 5 Nov

£19.50–£20.50 / 01483 440000

Kaleidoscope

Theatre Nemo’s drama group present a collection of stories of their experiences of living with poor mental health and the empowerment of recovery told through drama, music and dance.

Govanhill Baths, Glasgow

Fri 24 Oct

£5 (£4) / 0141 433 2999

Part of Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.

Sat 25 Oct

£5 (£4) / 0141 433 2999

Part of Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.

Private Lives

  • Written by: Noel Coward

A dramatic open-air performance by Wessex Actors' Company.

Highbury Theatre Centre, Sutton Coldfield

Wed 22 Oct

£8 mems, membership essential, £2 & £4; £9 membership essential, £2 & £4 / 0121 373 2761

Thu 23 Oct

£8 mems, membership essential, £2 & £4; £9 membership essential, £2 & £4 / 0121 373 2761

Fri 24 Oct

£8 mems, membership essential, £2 & £4; £9 membership essential, £2 & £4 / 0121 373 2761

…and 8 more dates until 1 Nov

The Holly And The Ivy

  • Written by: Wynyard Browne

Reverend Martin Gregory's family gather for Christmas, including his faithful daughter, her estranged sister, the army son and two augmentative aunts. Everyone ensures that this Christmas will certainly never be forgotten. Wynyard Browne's 1947-set drama featuring Stuart McGugan and Hildegard Neil.

Buxton Opera House

Mon 24 Nov

£20 (£18) / 0845 127 2190

Tue 25 Nov

£20 (£18) / 0845 127 2190

Wed 26 Nov

£20 (£18) / 0845 127 2190

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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 14 Jan 2015

£15–£45 / 08441 717620

Thu 15 Jan 2015

£15–£45 / 08441 717620

Fri 16 Jan 2015

£15–£45 / 08441 717620

…and 7 more dates until 24 Jan 2015

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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Queen Coal

  • Directed by: Robert Shaw Cameron
  • Written by: Bryony Lavery

A play by Bryony Lavery (Frozen, Beautiful Burnout) directed by Robert Shaw Cameron. Queen Coal tells an intensely powerful story of an industry in turmoil and one woman's struggle at the front of the picket line.

Sheffield Theatres

Thu 30 Oct

Studio

£10; £12; £16; £14; £18 / 0114 249 6000

Fri 31 Oct

Studio

£10; £12; £16; £14; £18 / 0114 249 6000

Sat 1 Nov

Studio

£10; £12; £16; £14; £18 / 0114 249 6000

…and 16 more dates until 22 Nov

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…

The Burton Taylor Studio, Oxford

Tue 4 Nov

£13–£22 / 01865 305305

Electric Palace Bridport

Fri 24 Oct

£22 (£20) / 01308 428 354

Harrogate Theatre

Mon 27 Oct

£23 / 01423 502116

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Dovehouse Theatre, Solihull

Fri 14 Nov

£9 / 0121 706 7139

Brief Encounter And Red Peppers

  • Directed by: Kay Vann
  • Written by: Noel Coward

A performance of Brief Encounter and Red Peppers, two one act plays from a collection by Noel Coward. Brief Encounter follows a doomed affair, whereas Red Peppers is a comedy. Directed By Kay Vann.

Ilkley Playhouse

Wed 5 Nov

Wharfeside Theatre

£10 (£8; £4.50) / 01943 609539

Thu 6 Nov

Wharfeside Theatre

£10 (£8; £4.50) / 01943 609539

Fri 7 Nov

Wharfeside Theatre

£10 (£8; £4.50) / 01943 609539

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Educating Ronnie

Joe Douglas' one-man show about his friendship with a Ugandan boy and how what began as a request for help turned into something much more complicated.

Darlington Civic Theatre

Fri 24 Oct

£5 / 01325 486555

From The Camp To The Creggan

Adult actors play the roles of children in the comedic play which contains strong language throughout and adopts an irreverent attitude towards sex, politics and religion.

Millennium Forum, Londonderry

Wed 22 Oct

£12; £17 / 028 7126 4455

Thu 23 Oct

£12; £17 / 028 7126 4455

Fri 24 Oct

£12; £17 / 028 7126 4455

Sat 25 Oct

£12; £17 / 028 7126 4455

Hello Norma Jeane

  • Directed by: Matthew Gould
  • Written by: Dylan Costello

Granny Lynnie and her grandson Joe's search for the truth – namely, whether or not she is in fact Marilyn Monroe.

King's Head, London N1

Sun 26 Oct

£20 (£15) / 020 7478 0160

Sun 2 Nov

£20 (£15) / 020 7478 0160

The House That Will Not Stand

  • Directed by: Indhu Rubasingham
  • Written by: Marcus Gardley

Beatrice becomes one of New Orleans' wealthiest women through her relationship with a rich white man. He dies in mysterious circumstances, and Beatrice now finds that her hard-fought freedom, and that of her three daughters, is crumbling. Marcus Gardley's drama, about jealousy, desire, murder and voodoo, is set in 1830s…

The Tricycle Theatre, Kilburn

Wed 22 Oct

£10–£28 / 020 7328 1000

Thu 23 Oct

£10–£28 / 020 7328 1000

Fri 24 Oct

£10–£28 / 020 7328 1000

…and 25 more dates until 22 Nov

Oedipus And Antigone

This ancient about the city of Thebes is a tragedy that follows the fates of a proud father and brave daughter as they battle for justice and survival. The centuries-old story compels the consideration of destiny.

ADC Theatre, Cambridge

Wed 22 Oct

£10; £12 (£7; £9) / 01223 300085

Thu 23 Oct

£10; £12 (£7; £9) / 01223 300085

Fri 24 Oct

£10; £12 (£7; £9) / 01223 300085

Sat 25 Oct

£10; £12 (£7; £9) / 01223 300085

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