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The Mousetrap

  • Directed by: Ian Watt-Smith
  • Written by: Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie's play has been performed over 25,000 times. Now celebrating its diamond anniversary in the London West End, it's finally embarking on a UK tour.

Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Fri 19 Sep

£10–£32 / 0844 871 7647

Isa Genzken: Botanical Garden

  • 4 stars

The work of German sculptor Isa Genzken has been described by the New York Times as 'brash, improvisational, full of searing color and attitude' and this is the first UK exhibition of her work outside London, from the earlier geometric abstractions to the more recent assemblages of consumer goods, shop mannequins and…

Inverleith House, Edinburgh

Fri 19 Sep

Free / 0131 248 2971

  • 10:00 – 17:30

John Byrne: Sitting Ducks

A full-scale overview of John Byrne's long career as one of the best-loved and most individual visual artists in the country, focusing on his portrait work and gathering 50 key works from drawings to large-scale paintings, including iconic paintings of Tilda Swinton, Robbie Coltrane and of course Byrne himself.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 19 Sep

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Frankie Boyle: Work in Progress

A pretty special chance to catch The Boyle in a new work in progress show.

Hen & Chickens, London N1

Fri 19 Sep

£10 / 020 7354 8246

  • 19:30

BodyWorks

An exhibition all about how your body works, with the chance to perform a virtual autopsy, run in a giant hamster wheel and become a 'snot ninja' (lovely). Compare your physiological stats with other visitors and find out about all the latest scientific research into your very own body.

Glasgow Science Centre

Fri 19 Sep

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

  • 10:00 – 17:00
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Cairnie Mega Maze

See if you can find your way out of the giant maize maze and into the fun yard where go-karts, swings and a straw-bale fortress await. Also have fun fruit picking and enjoying the tea rooms. In celebration of the Ryder Cup, this year's theme is a golfer.

Cairnie Fruit Farm, by Cupar

Fri 19 Sep

£5.75 (£4.75; Children £6.75 OAPs and under-3s go free) / 01334 655610

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Counterpoint

  • 3 stars

Non-thematic group show featuring work by eight artists: Shona Macnaughton, Ross Birrell, Michelle Hannah, Ellie Harrison, Andrew Miller, Keith Farquhar, Alec Finlay and Craig Mulholland.

Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 19 Sep

Free / 0131 650 2210

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Platform 2 Market

Fifty stalls set up in Waverley by Local Motive Markets, offering ethical and local products from fresh produce to crafts.

Waverley Station, Edinburgh

Fri 19 Sep

Free / 0131 558 9644

  • 11:00 – 19:00

Al Murray: One Man, One Guvnor

A brand new show from everyone's favourite bigoted landlord, Al Murray, star of Happy Hour. Please only cheer at the irony and stay in your house if you actually hate the French.

Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

Fri 19 Sep

£29.50 / 01242 572573

  • 19:30

Katie Paterson: Ideas

Work from Glasgow artist who makes vivid and laconic works based on astronomical events and cosmological processes.

Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 19 Sep

Free / 0131 556 4441

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 18:00
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Where Do I End and You Begin

  • 4 stars

A major exhibition of contemporary art from around the world, selected by five curators from Commonwealth countries and investigating the ideas and myths underpinning the notion of 'commonwealth' itself.

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Fri 19 Sep

Free / 0131 529 3993

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Alison Watt: Paintings 1986–2014

A major retrospective of the Greenock-born painter's work, from her early self-portraits and images of the human form to her more recent paintings of fabric that evoke the body without depicting it.

Perth Museum and Art Gallery

Fri 19 Sep

Free / 01738 632488

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

American Impressionism – A New Vision

  • 4 stars

An exhibition bringing together some 80 paintings that chart the response of American artists to French Impressionism. Works by Monet, Degas and Berthe Morisot provide context and there are popular works by the likes of Whistler, Sargent and Cassatt, but also less well-known paintings by artists such as Theodore Robinson…

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two, Edinburgh

Fri 19 Sep

£8 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

Bridget Christie: An Ungrateful Woman

  • 4 stars

Offbeat humour from the 2013 Foster's Comedy Award winner.

Colchester Arts Centre

Fri 19 Sep

£14 (£12) / 01206 500900

  • 20:30

Dawn French: 30 Million Minutes

  • Directed by: Michael Grandage
  • Written by: Dawn French

Much-loved comedian (and writer and actor) out on a solo tour with a show about the lessons life has taught her. Best known as half of French & Saunders, French also played the titular Vicar of Dibley, hosted Dawn French's Girls Who Do Comedy, has popped up on stage and on the silver screen, plus was the face of…

Milton Keynes Theatre

Fri 19 Sep

£36–£40.50 / 0844 871 7652

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In Time o' Strife

  • Directed by: Imogen Knight
  • Written by: Michael John McCarthy (music)

National Theatre of Scotland present a re-imagining of this rarely performed classic.

Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

Fri 19 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 01292 288235

  • 19:30

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.

Watford Colosseum

Fri 19 Sep

£23.50 / 0845 075 3993

Jim Lambie

A solo exhibition of the Glasgow-born installation artist and sculptor, including his iconic 1999 work ZOBOP.

Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 19 Sep

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Generation.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

The King's Peace: Realism and War

Work by photographers and filmmakers revitalising realist strategies in order to illuminate the ties between conflict and peace.

Stills, Edinburgh

Fri 19 Sep

Free / 0131 622 6200

Part of Generation.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

The Lion King

  • Directed by: Julie Taymor
  • Written by: Julie Taymor (lyrics)

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…

Lyceum Theatre, London WC2E

Fri 19 Sep

£32.50–£125 / 0844 871 3000

Poetry for the Palace: Poets Laureate from Dryden to Duffy

An exhibition looking at the role of the Poet Laureate across the centuries and celebrating the work of the current Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, at the midpoint of laureateship. With presentation volumes, original manuscripts and images of poets including Dryden, Wordsworth, Tennyson, Betjeman and Hughes, among others, it's…

The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 19 Sep

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

  • 09:30 – 18:00

Tamsyn Challenger: Monoculture

Installation that links themes of digital culture – such as the 'digital face' typically used in selfies – with large scale cultural homogenisation, such as the cultivation of oil seed rape with pesticides linked to Colony Collapse Disorder and pseudo-sexual torture exerted on women attempting to express their…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 19 Sep

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 18:00