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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…

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Thu 23 Oct

£35–£39.50 / 0844 871 7645

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

Thu 23 Oct

£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

Thu 23 Oct

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

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

Thu 23 Oct

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

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

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 0131 622 6200

Part of Generation.

Alan Davies: Little Victories

Sharp and inventive wit from the QI regular, award-winning actor and former Jonathan Creek and Whites star.

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Thu 23 Oct

£25 / 01256 844244

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

Thu 23 Oct

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

  • 10:00 – 17:00 BodyWorks Glasgow Science Centre

Chris Ramsey: The Most Dangerous Man on Saturday Morning Television

Upbeat anecdotes, feelgood humour and witty observations inspired by being removed from the Soccer AM sofa for saying a naughty word.

The Glee Club, Cardiff Bay

Thu 23 Oct

£16.50 / 0871 472 0400

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.

Sherman Cymru, Cardiff

Thu 23 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 029 2064 6900