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Lotty’s War

  • Directed by: Bruce Guthrie
  • Written by: Giuliano Crispini

Guiliano Crispini's thriller set on the occupied Channel Islands during WWII.

Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

Mon 13 Oct

£14–£26 / 01242 572573

  • 19:45

Tue 14 Oct

£14–£26 / 01242 572573

  • 19:45

Wed 15 Oct

£14–£26 / 01242 572573

  • 19:45
…and 3 more dates until 18 Oct

Malvern Theatres

Mon 15 Sep

Festival Theatre

£13.50–£26.50 / 01684 892 277

  • 19:30

Tue 16 Sep

Festival Theatre

£13.50–£26.50 / 01684 892 277

  • 19:30

Wed 17 Sep

Festival Theatre

£13.50–£26.50 / 01684 892 277

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 20 Sep

Opera House, Manchester

Thu 2 Oct

£10–£29.50 / 0844 847 2275

Fri 3 Oct

£10–£29.50 / 0844 847 2275

Sat 4 Oct

£10–£29.50 / 0844 847 2275

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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

The Hound Of The Baskervilles

  • Written by: Steven Canny (Adaptation)

A stage adaptation of the most celebrated Sherlock Holmes story of all; a masterpiece of mystery and suspense.

The Stables Theatre And Arts Centre, Hastings

Thu 31 Jul

£12.50 ( £7.50; Children £7.50 under 18s) / 01424 432221

  • 19:30

Fri 1 Aug

£12.50 ( £7.50; Children £7.50 under 18s) / 01424 432221

  • 19:30

Sun 3 Aug

£12.50 ( £7.50; Children £7.50 under 18s) / 01424 432221

  • 15:00
…and 5 more dates until 9 Aug

Breaking The Code

  • Written by: Hugh Whitemore

A compassionate and often amusing play concerning the remarkable mind and tragic fate of Alan Turing, mathematician and computer pioneer who broke the German Enigma Code in the Second World War.

Altrincham Garrick Playhouse

Tue 21 Apr 2015

£10 (£8) / 0161 928 1677

  • 19:30

Wed 22 Apr 2015

£10 (£8) / 0161 928 1677

  • 19:30

Thu 23 Apr 2015

£10 (£8) / 0161 928 1677

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 25 Apr 2015

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

  • Directed by: James Dacre

Tennessee Williams's heart-wrenching drama that examines the web of deceit that holds a wealthy Southern family together while threatening to tear them apart.

Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Wed 1 Oct

£10–£29 / 01604 624 811

  • 19:45

Thu 2 Oct

£10–£29 / 01604 624 811

  • 14:30
  • 19:00

Fri 3 Oct

£10–£29 / 01604 624 811

  • 19:45
…and 13 more dates until 18 Oct back to top

Drama Junction Summer School

A week long summer school exploring how a theatre production is put together from start to finish. Help create the script, costumes, tickets, props and a performance before showcasing the finished product to family and friends.

Mugdock Country Park, Milngavie

Fri 1 Aug

£75 for full course / 0141 956 6100

  • 10:00 – 15:00

The Nightmares Of Carlos Fuentes

  • Directed by: Nicolas Kent
  • Written by: Hassan Blasim (book)

Iraqi refugee Salim with his new identity, marries a rich and wealthy woman. But Carlos Fuentes, although being coached in bedroom ways and finding out the names of the six wives of Henry VIII, cannot turn him British. His past, filled with violence and fear, catches up with him. Drama written by Rashid Razaq, based on a…

Arcola Theatre, London E8

Thu 31 Jul

£15; £18; £15 (£12; £12; £12) / 020 7503 1646

  • 19:30

Fri 1 Aug

£15; £18; £15 (£12; £12; £12) / 020 7503 1646

  • 19:30

Sat 2 Aug

£15; £18; £15 (£12; £12; £12) / 020 7503 1646

  • 16:00
  • 19:30
…and 12 more dates until 16 Aug

Queen Anne

  • Directed by: Kenneth Michaels

Historia Theatre Company presents Kate Glover's drama, set in the reign of the little-known Queen, whose achievements in an age of Jacobin terrorism and intense political rivalry are now being reassessed. Directed by Kenneth Michaels.

Barons Court Theatre, The Curtain's Up, London W14

Thu 31 Jul

£12 (£10) / 020 8932 4747

  • 19:30

Fri 1 Aug

£12 (£10) / 020 8932 4747

  • 19:30

Sat 2 Aug

£12 (£10) / 020 8932 4747

  • 19:30

Sun 3 Aug

£12 (£10) / 020 8932 4747

  • 19:30

The Trojan Women

ETC The war is over but the battles rage on. The city is in ruins and only the women remain, awaiting their fate. A contemporary, atmospheric and intimate reworking of the classic Euripides text, focusing on the aftermath of war. Tense, energetic tragedy, created using testimonies from recent conflicts and performed…

theSpaces on the Mile, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Space 1

£5 (£3.50) / 0845 508 8316

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Space 1

£5 (£3.50) / 0845 508 8316

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Space 1

£5 (£3.50) / 0845 508 8316

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 23 Aug

Belfast Boy

A story based on real events. Martin, an aspiring dancer, has to flee Belfast during the troubles in the 1970s with his family. Sent to England via boat we see how Martin copes with his sexuality, tragedy and his family.

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Zone Theatre

£7.50 (£5) / 0131 220 5911

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Zone Theatre

£7.50 (£5) / 0131 220 5911

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Zone Theatre

£7.50 (£5) / 0131 220 5911

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

Single Spies

  • Written by: Alan Bennett

The touching story of actress Coral Browne's chance encounter with disgraced spy Guy Burgess in a Moscow theatre. Alan Bennett takes a wry, poignant look at the comprised situation of the 'Cambridge spies' and the shadows lying behind even the most familiar facades.

Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames

Thu 25 Sep

£5–£28 / 0844 482 1556

  • 19:30

Fri 26 Sep

£5–£28 / 0844 482 1556

  • 19:30

Sat 27 Sep

£5–£28 / 0844 482 1556

  • 19:30
…and 12 more dates until 11 Oct

Small War

  • Written by: Valentijn Dhaenens

Set against an impressive video matrix by the installation artist Jeroen Wuyts, the play takes place in 1914 in a field dressing station behind the front lines.

Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Tue 2 Sep

£14 ( £10; £10; Children £10 under 16s) / 01752 267222

  • 19:45

Wed 3 Sep

£14 ( £10; £10; Children £10 under 16s) / 01752 267222

  • 19:45

Thu 4 Sep

£14 ( £10; £10; Children £10 under 16s) / 01752 267222

  • 19:45
…and 8 more dates until 13 Sep

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 17 Sep

Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

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

  • 19:30

Thu 18 Sep

Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

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

  • 19:30

Fri 19 Sep

Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

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

  • 19:30
…and 31 more dates until 25 Oct

The Wonderful World Of Dissocia

  • Directed by: Will Seaward
  • Written by: Anthony Neilson

A presentation play by Clatterhouse Theatre about a woman who mysteriously loses an hour from her life. Directed by Will Seaward.

The Royal Scots Club, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

The Hepburn Suite

£10 / 0131 556 4270

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

The Hepburn Suite

£10 / 0131 556 4270

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

The Hepburn Suite

£10 / 0131 556 4270

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 9 Aug

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
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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

A Walk at the Edge of the World

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

Summerhall @ The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Studio

£8

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Studio

£8

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Studio

£8

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 24 Aug

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
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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

  • Written by: Peter Whelan

A gritty story of those who went to war full of enthusiasm, but many of whom did not return. The "Pals" story revolves around those who go to the front and those who are left behind to face social changes, lies and propaganda.

Harlow Playhouse

Thu 27 Nov

£11 / 01279 431945

  • 19:45

The Accrington Pals

  • Directed by: John Cunningham
  • Written by: Peter Whelan

Peter Whelan's play tells the story of some of the naive and enthusiastic Accrington men and boys who rushed to join the local Pals regiment with their friends at the beginning of the First World War. They hoped for glory and found the Somme. But much of the drama focuses on the women left at home, so that the brief…

Whitefield Garrick Theatre, Manchester

Sat 20 Sep

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 0161 766 3260

Sun 21 Sep

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 0161 766 3260

Mon 22 Sep

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 0161 766 3260

…and 5 more dates until 27 Sep

The Accrington Pals

  • Directed by: Alan Mathews

Footlights perform this moving and powerful play marking of the centenary of the start of the First World War in 1914.

Lancaster Grand Theatre

Tue 14 Oct

£7.50; £9.50 (£8.50; £8.50) / 01524 64695

  • 19:30

Wed 15 Oct

£7.50; £9.50 (£8.50; £8.50) / 01524 64695

  • 19:30

Thu 16 Oct

£7.50; £9.50 (£8.50; £8.50) / 01524 64695

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 18 Oct

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.

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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