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Invisible Empire

Ensemble physical theatre that blends movement, sound, text and song to explore what lies behind extreme acts of resistance. Inspired by real events such as the Gunpowder Plot and the Oklahoma City Bombing. Company of Wolves presents. Booking is essential.

Cumbernauld Theatre

Thu 24 Apr

£6–£12 / 01236 732887

  • 19:45

Platform, Glasgow

Thu 1 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 276 9696

  • 19:00

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 26 Apr

£11 (£9) / 0845 874 3001

  • 19:30

Sun 27 Apr

£11 (£9) / 0845 874 3001

  • 19:30

The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer

A fusion of animation, puppetry, projections and music are used to tell the epic story of quiet hero Alvin's search for his wife's lost soul in the depths of the ocean.

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Thu 22 May

£5–£7 / 01475 723723

  • 19:00

Platform, Glasgow

Mon 12 May

£8 (£3.50–£4.50) / 0141 276 9696

  • 19:00

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 8 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 19:00

Fri 9 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 19:15

Jason Manford: First World Problems

No-nonsense Northerner whose cheeky face often pops up on panel shows taking his brand new show out on tour.

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sat 24 May

£22.50 / 01256 844244

  • 20:00

ARC: Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton-on-Tees

Wed 21 May

£22.50 / 01642 525199

  • 20:00

Thu 22 May

£22.50 / 01642 525199

  • 20:00

Buxton Opera House

Tue 13 May

£23.50 / 0845 127 2190

  • 20:00

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Plug 1: Red Note

Red Note kicks off the RCS' annual season of new compositions, featuring work by Jay Capperauld, Michael McEneny, Hugh Holton, Martin Keary, Lucy Hollingsworth, Tom Butler and Shona Mackay.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

Wed 30 Apr

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0141 332 5057

Part of Plug.

Substance

Edinburgh's long-running underground techno party.

The Bongo Club, Edinburgh

Thu 15 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 558 8844

  • 23:00 – 03:00
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Xplicit

Drum & bass, dubstep and other bassy beats.

The Bongo Club, Edinburgh

Fri 25 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 558 8844

  • 23:00 – 03:00

Thu 22 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 558 8844

  • 23:00 – 03:00

Dear Scotland

The National Theatre of Scotland gets its referendum on with this evening of 20 short, sharp monologues inspired by the gallery's portraits and written by writers such as AL Kennedy, David Greig, Jackie Kay, Janice Galloway, John Byrne and Louise Welsh.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Thu 24 Apr

£15 (£10) / 0131 473 2000

Fri 25 Apr

£15 (£10) / 0131 473 2000

Sat 26 Apr

£15 (£10) / 0131 473 2000

…and 5 more dates until 3 May

Still Game

  • Cast: Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill

The stage version of Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill's TV sitcom of ageing disgracefully, starring Ford Kiernan as Jack Jarvis and Greg Hemphill as Victor McDade.

The SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Sat 27 Sep

£30–£45 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 28 Sep

£30–£45 / 0141 248 3000

Tue 30 Sep

£30–£45 / 0141 248 3000

…and 5 more dates until 5 Oct

The Lion King

It's Hamlet … with lions! Julie Taymor's puppet-powered stage version of Disney's spectacular tale of a dead king and an errant son is a feast of exuberant theatre for the whole family, with show-stopping visual effects, gripping drama and plenty of laughs. The arrival of this touring production in Edinburgh makes…

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Thu 24 Apr

£32.50–£35 / 01274 432000

Fri 25 Apr

£32.50–£35 / 01274 432000

Sat 26 Apr

£32.50–£35 / 01274 432000

…and 10 more dates until 10 May

Liverpool Empire Theatre

Thu 15 May

0870 606 3536

Fri 16 May

0870 606 3536

Sat 17 May

0870 606 3536

…and 35 more dates until 5 Jul

Lyceum Theatre, London WC2E

Thu 24 Apr

£25–£85 / 0844 871 3000

Fri 25 Apr

£25–£125 / 0844 871 3000

Sat 26 Apr

£30–£125 / 0844 871 3000

…and 110 more dates until 27 Sep

Subculture

Glasgow's well-established house institution continues to reign supreme, with residents Harri and Domenic and occasional big-name guests. Upcoming guests include Tama Sumo (10 May); the continuing 20 Years of Subculture celebrations with DJ Harvey (3 May) and Kerri Chandler (31 May) and Kink & Neville Watson (7 Jun).

The Sub Club, Glasgow

Sat 26 Apr

£10 / 0141 248 4600

  • 23:00 – 03:00

Sat 3 May

£10 / 0141 248 4600

  • 23:00 – 03:00

Sat 10 May

£10 / 0141 248 4600

  • 23:00 – 03:00
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Mark Thomas: 100 Acts of Minor Dissent

  • 4 stars

The political heavyweight of the comedy world is renowned for causing mayhem in the quest for fairness and good. Tonight he talks about his many acts of dissent.

Broadway Nottingham

Fri 2 May

£15 (£10; £10) / 0115 9626 611

  • 20:00

The Corn Exchange, Newbury

Thu 1 May

£15 (£13) / 01635 522 733

  • 19:45

Eden Court Theatre, Inverness

Wed 30 Apr

£16 (£14) / 01463 234234

  • 20:00

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Neu! Reekie!

Avant-garde spoken word, film and music fusion night describing itself as 'playing host to the sinister and the sanguine'.

Pilrig St Paul's Church, Edinburgh

Fri 30 May

£7 in advance; £9 on the door / 0131 553 1876

This time 'round Neu! Reekie! offers up hip hop/funk act Bang Dirty; TS Eliot and Costa Prize nominated poet Helen Mort; electroacoustic sounds from Wolf (aka Kim Moore, formerly of Zoey Van Goey); an animation showcase from John Davide; and more to be announced. Plus all ye good people get a free pint of Heverlee.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 25 Apr

£8.50 / 0845 874 3001

This edition, Michael Pedersen and Kevin Williamson host Fife folktronica act the Pitctish Trail; poet and short story writer Salena Godden; and the launch of a collection from the late Tom McGrath, read by 'assorted cultural bigwigs'; plus more names to be announced.

Pressure

Co-production with Chichester Festival Theatre, written by David Haig and directed by John Dove. The true story behind the planning of D-Day, one of the defining moments in ending World War II.

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 1 May

£12–£27.50 (previews £10) / 0131 248 4848

Fri 2 May

£12–£27.50 (previews £10) / 0131 248 4848

Sat 3 May

£12–£27.50 (previews £10) / 0131 248 4848

…and 15 more dates until 24 May

Russell Kane: Smallness

  • 4 stars

Kane continues to play up his flamboyancy in this show about being a little on the stunted side.

The Coliseum Theatre, Aberdare

Fri 2 May

£17.50 / 0800 014 7111

Courtyard, Hereford

Sun 8 Jun

£25 (£22.50) / 01432 340555

  • 20:00

Hull Truck Theatre

Tue 29 Apr

£17.50 / 01482 323638

  • 19:45

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Swan Lake

Matthew Bourne's unmissable take on the most famous ballet in the classical canon. Prepare to laugh your socks off then cry your heart out.

Bristol Hippodrome

Tue 20 May

£19.50–£43.50 / 0844 847 2325

Wed 21 May

£19.50–£43.50 / 0844 847 2325

Thu 22 May

£19.50–£43.50 / 0844 847 2325

…and 2 more dates until 24 May

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Thu 24 Apr

£17–£43.50 / 0131 529 6000

Fri 25 Apr

£17–£43.50 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 26 Apr

£17–£43.50 / 0131 529 6000

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Wed 7 May

£20–£35.50 Tue-Sat; £17.50–£29 Thu / 01227 787787

  • 19:30

Thu 8 May

£20–£35.50 Tue-Sat; £17.50–£29 Thu / 01227 787787

  • 19:30

Fri 9 May

£20–£35.50 Tue-Sat; £17.50–£29 Thu / 01227 787787

  • 19:30

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Tectonics Orchestral Concert 1

Shiny new orchestral works, including specially commissioned world premieres from David Behrman (How We Got Here), 'plunderphonics' pioneer John Oswald (I’d love to turn) and Georg Friedrich Haas (Concerto Grosso No 2 for ensemble and orchestra), as well as the UK premiere of Haas' Saxophone Concerto featuring Marcus…

City Halls, Glasgow

Sat 10 May

Grand Hall

£15 (£10; weekend pass £16–£24) / 0141 353 8000

Part of Tectonics Glasgow.

Coalition

Drum & bass, breaks, dubstep, techno and electro from the resident team every week. Upcoming guests include De$ignated (6 Apr) and Cause and Effect (4 May).

Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh

Sun 27 Apr

Free / 0131 225 1757

  • 23:00 – 03:00

Sun 4 May

Free / 0131 225 1757

  • 23:00 – 03:00

Sun 11 May

Free / 0131 225 1757

  • 23:00 – 03:00
…and 6 more dates until 22 Jun

Golden Hare Book Group

Get your book on with some fellow bibliophiles at this monthly book group.

Golden Hare, Edinburgh

Mon 28 Apr

Free / 0131 629 1396

This month's read is Jamie Mason's Three Graves Full.

  • 18:30

Mon 26 May

Free / 0131 629 1396

  • 18:30

Mon 30 Jun

Free / 0131 629 1396

  • 18:30
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Laydeez Do Comics

A worldwide graphic novel forum led by women, open to all, with a focus on topics of the domestic and the everyday.

Pearce Institute, Glasgow

Mon 12 May

£2 / 0141 445 6007

  • 18:30 – 21:00

Mon 11 Aug

£2 / 0141 445 6007

  • 18:30 – 21:00

Mon 10 Nov

£2 / 0141 445 6007

  • 18:30 – 21:00

ListLive

Bust out your best moves guys, cos The List is taking over the country with our tiptop monthly nights. ListLive showcases some of the very best up-and-coming and established musical talent from the city and beyond. Prepare yourself for a regular injection of multi-genred artists with a different theme each time.

The Monarch, London NW1

Thu 24 Apr

£5 / 020 7482 2054

This time 'round we've got power-pop band Peguinsrising, fuzz and punk outfit CuT and dreamy blues/electronic purveyors Fragile Souls playing for your ears' delight.

Melting Pot

All things disco-house from residents Andrew Pirie and Simon Cordiner.

The Admiral, Glasgow

Sun 4 May

£10 (must have Electric Frog wristband for entry) / 0141 221 7705

Riverside after party with Derrick Carter doing his Derrick Does Disco set.

  • 23:00 – 03:00

Nuala Ní Chonchúir: The Closet of Savage Memories

Up-and-coming Irish writer Nuala Ní Chonchúir talks about her new Ullapool-set novel, The Closet of Savage Memories.

CCA, Glasgow

Tue 29 Apr

£6 (£3; SWC members free) / 0141 352 4900

Organised by Scottish Writers' Centre.

  • 19:00 – 20:30

Pulse

Techno night.

The Liquid Room, Edinburgh

Sun 4 May

£8.50 / 0131 225 2564

Featuring a DJ set from Agoria.

  • 22:30 – 03:00
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