Drama

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Get Up and Tie Your Fingers (Over 10s)

A drama set against the real storm that sent 129 gallant Eyemouth fishermen to a watery grave, this is a deeply affecting tale of three courageous women, reworked to include a vocal soundscape performed by a local women's choir.

The Customs House, South Shields

Wed 21 May

£12 (£11) / 0191 454 1234

  • 14:30
  • 19:45

Thu 22 May

£12 (£11) / 0191 454 1234

  • 14:30
  • 19:45

Fri 23 May

£12 (£11) / 0191 454 1234

  • 14:30
  • 19:45

Sat 24 May

£12 (£11) / 0191 454 1234

  • 14:30
  • 19:45

Hull Truck Theatre

Wed 18 Jun

£15.50; £12 (£12.50) / 01482 323638

  • 19:45

Thu 19 Jun

£15.50; £12 (£12.50) / 01482 323638

  • 19:45

Fri 20 Jun

£15.50; £12 (£12.50) / 01482 323638

  • 19:45

Sat 21 Jun

£15.50; £12 (£12.50) / 01482 323638

  • 14:00
  • 19:45

King's Lynn Arts Centre

Fri 30 May

£10 (£8) / 01553 764864

  • 14:00
  • 19:30

Sat 31 May

£10 (£8) / 01553 764864

  • 19:30

I Left My Heart In Roker Park

This funny and poignant play about Sunderland F.C has been brought bang up to date with additional material, including Di Canio and the League Cup Final.

The Customs House, South Shields

Fri 19 Sep

Studio

£9 (Children £7; £7; £7; £6) / 0191 454 1234

  • 19:30

Sat 20 Sep

Studio

£9 (Children £7; £7; £7; £6) / 0191 454 1234

  • 19:30

Babylon

Inspired by real-life stories and the experiences of a cast growing up in the care system, The Big House returns with BABY/LON, a new play that explores the harsh realities a young parent faces when their child is taken away.

Hackney Downs Studios, London E8

Thu 24 Apr

£10 (£5) / 07832 105854

  • 19:45 – 21:45

Fri 25 Apr

£10 (£5) / 07832 105854

  • 19:45 – 21:45

Sat 26 Apr

£10 (£5) / 07832 105854

  • 15:00 – 17:00
  • 19:45 – 21:00
…and 6 more dates until 3 May

HAMLET by William Shakespeare

Strathclyde Theatre Group and The Royal Shakespeare Company Open Stages present Shakespeare's most famous play with an all-female cast.

Govanhill Baths, Glasgow

Fri 9 May

£10 (£8) / 0141 433 2999

Part of Southside Fringe.

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Sat 10 May

£10 (£8) / 0141 433 2999

Part of Southside Fringe.

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Mon 12 May

£10 (£8) / 0141 433 2999

Part of Southside Fringe.

  • 19:30 – 21:30
…and 5 more dates until 17 May

Our Country’s Good

  • Directed by: Ann Garner
  • Written by: Timberlake Wertenbaker

Set in an 18th-century Australian penal colony where second Lieutenant Ralph Clark sets out with a cast of convicts to stage a production of Farquhar's The Recruiting Officer, he encounters more challenges than he bargained for. An absorbing, comic and often very moving examination of the redemptive power of theatre in a…

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Thu 24 Apr

£22.50–£24.50 (£15; £18–£20) / 020 8688 9291

  • 19:30

Fri 25 Apr

£22.50–£24.50 (£15; £18–£20) / 020 8688 9291

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Sat 26 Apr

£22.50–£24.50 (£15; £18–£20) / 020 8688 9291

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
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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 6 Jun

Times & prices vary

Sat 7 Jun

Times & prices vary

Sun 8 Jun

Times & prices vary

…and 3 more dates until 15 Jun

Tender Napalm

Welsh premiere the of controversial new drama by Philip Ridley, performed by Company of Sirens.

Chapter Art Centre, Cardiff

Thu 24 Apr

£8–£12 / 0292 030440

  • 20:00 – 21:30

Fri 25 Apr

£8–£12 / 0292 030440

  • 20:00 – 21:30

Sat 26 Apr

£8–£12 / 0292 030440

  • 20:00 – 21:30
…and 3 more dates until 31 May

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…

The People's Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne

Tue 15 Jul

£12.50 (£10) / 0191 265 5020

  • 19:30

Wed 16 Jul

£12.50 (£10) / 0191 265 5020

  • 19:30

Thu 17 Jul

£12.50 (£10) / 0191 265 5020

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 19 Jul

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

Theatre Royal, Wakefield

Fri 11 Jul

£10; £5 Ages 16-25 (£7) / 01924 211311

  • 19:30

The Accrington Pals: Circle 67

  • Written by: Peter Whelan

On the eve of the outbreak of the First World War, the young men of Accrington responded to Kitchener's call for a 'New Army' and became the smallest town in England to form a 'Pals Volunteer Regiment.' The play spans the period up to the Battle of the Somme in 1916, when the men who jauntily marched off to war faced the…

The Cut, Halesworth

Fri 25 Apr

£8 (£7) / 0845 673 2123

  • 19:30

Sat 26 Apr

£8 (£7) / 0845 673 2123

  • 19:30

Angels: Woolwich Polytechnic School

  • Written by: Pauline McLynn

A group of young strangers gather in an old graveyard for a community project, watched over by three angels. Over the course of a day and night they talk, sing and bicker as they learn more about themselves and the lives they are living. Pauline McLynn has written ten successful novels including two for young readers in…

Greenwich Theatre, London SE10

Wed 14 May

£5 (£4) / 020 8858 7755

  • 20:00
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An August Bank Holiday Lark

1914, an idyllic summer in the Pennines. Everyone in the village is excited about Wakes week; a rest from field and mill and a celebration of the Rushbearing Festival with singing, courting, drinking and dancing.

Liverpool Playhouse

Tue 29 Apr

£12–£23 / 0151 709 4776

  • 19:30

Wed 30 Apr

£12–£23 / 0151 709 4776

  • 17:30

Thu 1 May

£12–£23 / 0151 709 4776

  • 13:30
  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 3 May

Oldham Coliseum Theatre

Tue 10 Jun

£12.50–£18.50; £5 under 26s (£9.50–£16) / 0161 624 2829

  • 19:30

Wed 11 Jun

£12.50–£18.50; £5 under 26s (£9.50–£16) / 0161 624 2829

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Thu 12 Jun

£12.50–£18.50; £5 under 26s (£9.50–£16) / 0161 624 2829

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 14 Jun

The Oxford Playhouse

Tue 13 May

£11–£24; £11–£21.50; £11.50–£26.50 / 01865 305305

  • 19:30

Wed 14 May

£11–£24; £11–£21.50; £11.50–£26.50 / 01865 305305

  • 19:30

Thu 15 May

£11–£24; £11–£21.50; £11.50–£26.50 / 01865 305305

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 17 May

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Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Sat 21 Jun

Concert Hall

£10–£15; £15–£25 / 020 8688 9291

  • 15:00
  • 20:00

Bouncers

  • Written by: John Godber

John Godber's popular, hilarious and outrageous look back at the 1980s nightclub scene.

The Lantern Theatre, Sheffield

Sun 9 Nov

£10 / 0114 255 1776

  • 19:30 – 22:00

The Bricks of Burston

A play about a school children-led strike that took place in a tiny, remote village in Norfolk in 1914. Stuff of Dreams Theatre Company presents.

The Fisher Theatre, Bungay

Thu 15 May

£10 (£9; £6) / 01986 897130

  • 19:30

Framingham Earl High School

Fri 25 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 01508 492547

  • 19:30

Freckenham Village Hall, Bury St. Edmunds

Sat 10 May

Prices to be confirmed

  • 19:30

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Clap Trap

  • Written by: Felicity Branagan

A drama that follows a Manchester-based Irish immigrant's decline into dementia the effect this has on his partner Sue and their two daughters.

The Octagon Theatre, Bolton

Fri 2 May

£5 / 01204 520661

  • 19:30
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The Devil At Midnight

  • Written by: Brian Clemens

A spine-tingling, psychological, morally searching and topical thriller. Liz Burns, a psychoanalyst, receives a visitor, Nicki, a deeply troubled woman who is visited in her dreams by a bearded devil.

Civic Theatre, Chelmsford

Mon 19 May

£17 (£15; £7; £7) / 01245 606505

  • 19:45

Tue 20 May

£17 (£15; £7; £7) / 01245 606505

  • 19:45

Finding Joy

Danny becomes a carer to his grandmother, who is gradually losing her memory, in Vamos Theatre Company's touching and funny full mask performance.

Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton

Thu 24 Apr

£10 (£8) / 01902 321321

  • 19:30

Assembly Rooms, Tamworth

Thu 1 May

£12 (£10) / 01827 709618

  • 19:30

Fri 2 May

£12 (£10) / 01827 709618

  • 14:00

Borough Theatre, Abergavenny

Sat 7 Jun

£12 (£10) / 01873 850805

  • 19:30

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Gladiator Live

A screening of Ridley Scott's Oscar winner while the Philharmonia Chorus, under conductor Justin Freer, brings the famous score to life.

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Sat 24 May

£20–£65 / 020 7589 8212

  • 19:30 – 23:00

Mon 26 May

£20–£65 / 0845 401 5045

  • 19:30

Tue 27 May

£25 / 020 7589 8212

Wed 28 May

£25 / 020 7589 8212

Hedda Gabler

  • Written by: Henrik Ibsen

Icarus Theatre Collective presents Henrik Ibsen's powerful gender drama, following the life of an unhappily married woman and her attempts to break free.

The Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury

Wed 30 Apr

£13; £9 under 25s (£12) / 01684 295 074

  • 19:30

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Thu 8 May

£15–£20; £20.50–£25.50 / 01483 440000

  • 14:30
  • 19:45

I, Elizabeth

  • Directed by: Guy Masterson

Rebecca Vaughan uses Elizabeth's own words to tell the story of the queen's struggle to reconcile the desires of womanhood with the duties of sovereignty.

Astor Community Theatre, Deal

Fri 2 May

£12 / 01304 370220

  • 20:00

Eden Court Theatre, Inverness

Sun 27 Apr

£12.50 (£10.50) / 01463 234234

  • 19:30

Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

Fri 25 Apr

£13.50 (£12.50; Students £10) / 01292 288235

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An Intervention

  • Written by: Mike Bartlett

A touching, funny play about what happens when you hate your best friend. One friend went on the anti-war protest, shouted their lungs out, then got horrendously and staggeringly drunk. The other stayed at home, watched TV for a bit, and thought about the future.

Palace Theatre, Watford

Thu 24 Apr

£10; £11.50–£20; £11.50–£20; £12–£22.50 (£13.50; £13.50; £10; £10) / 01923 225671

  • 15:00
  • 19:45

Fri 25 Apr

£10; £11.50–£20; £11.50–£20; £12–£22.50 (£13.50; £13.50; £10; £10) / 01923 225671

  • 19:45

Sat 26 Apr

£10; £11.50–£20; £11.50–£20; £12–£22.50 (£13.50; £13.50; £10; £10) / 01923 225671

  • 15:00
  • 19:45
…and 5 more dates until 3 May

A Light Lunch & To Hell In A Horse And Cart: Ad Hoc Theatre Group

  • Written by: Ciaran Hanna

A double bill of contemporary performances.

The Braid: Ballymena Town Hall, Museum and Arts Centre

Fri 23 May

£7 (£5) / 028 2565 7161

  • 19:30

The Lost Diaries Of Peregrine. B

  • Written by: Jez Danks

Jez Danks's solo show detailing the memories of a globetrotting musicologist who, having mislaid his life's work in a convenience store on the outskirts of Wolverhampton, has embarked instead on a series of public lectures.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Thu 24 Apr

Performance Studio

£6.50 (£5.50) / 01970 623232

  • 19:45

The Man Who Would Be King

Dawn State presents a pulsating tale of greed, adventure and ruin, inspired by Rudyard Kipling's classic mercenary yarn. Two actors combine searing text, bold physicality and original music to tell the story of Peachy Callahan and Daniel Dravot; soldiers-for-hire in the shifting borders of the Middle East.

Stamford Corn Exchange Theatre Company & Theatre Lounge

Fri 30 May

£8 (£7) / 01780 766455

  • 20:00

National Theatre Connections Festival 2014

A showcase of contemporary productions from new stage writers, featuring plays from The Brannel Theatre Company, Cornwall College and Forey Community College.

Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Tue 29 Apr

The Drum

£5 / 01752 267222

  • 19:00

Wed 30 Apr

The Drum

£5 / 01752 267222

  • 19:00

Thu 1 May

The Drum

£5 / 01752 267222

  • 19:00
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