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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.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Wed 23 Apr

£17–£43.50 / 0131 529 6000

Dinosaur Zoo

Dinosaurs aren't extinct! They're just hiding out on the other side of the world. Erth's Dinosaur Zoo brings its Jurassic creations to Scotland with an opportunity for children to get right up close.

St David's Hall, Cardiff

Wed 23 Apr

£12.50; £15 danger seats; £10 schools & groups / 029 2087 8444

  • 14:00

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

Wed 23 Apr

£32.50–£35 / 01274 432000

Lyceum Theatre, London WC2E

Wed 23 Apr

£25–£85 / 0844 871 3000

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

Work by photographers from around the world, with images from established professionals alongside that of students and gifted amateurs, including the competition winner, Spencer Murphy's portrait of jockey Katie Walsh.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Aliens Love Underpants

  • Directed by: Adam Bampton-Smith
  • Written by: Adam Bampton-Smith

A close encounter of the 'pantastic' kind.

Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford

Wed 23 Apr

£12.50 / 01785 254653

  • 13:30
  • 15:30
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The Nation // Live | Work, Union, Civil War, Faith, Roots

A major new exhibition created through five community outreach projects, investigating the impact of themes that define the national narrative. Groups in Clydebank, Inverness, Dumfriesshire and Skye took part and among participating artists are Drew Wright and Daniel Warren.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00


The freshest cuts in bass music, house, garage, funky & grime with residents Ross Blackwax and Fault Lines plus a big guest every month.Upcoming guests include Trash founder Erol Alkan (16 Apr – £15 entry fee), Last Gang's Ryan Hemsworth (23 Apr – £5 entry fee), Space Dimension Controller (30 Apr - £5 entry fee) and…

Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 0131 225 1757

  • 23:00 – 03:00


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

Wed 23 Apr

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Louise Bourgeois: A Woman Without Secrets

Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010) was one of the great artists of the 20th century, who drew on her own private demons and made them into works of art. This major exhibition focuses on her sculptural work, including pieces such as Spiral Woman, Avenza and Cell (Eyes and Mirrors). It complements the Fruitmarket Gallery's…

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Russell Kane: Smallness

  • 4 stars

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

Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl

Wed 23 Apr

£17.50 / 01656 815995

  • 20:00

The Scottish Colourists Series: JD Fergusson

John Duncan Fergusson was the most ebullient of the Scottish Colourists. He was the one most eager to absorb developments in French art, and his lifelong interest in the human form helped rekindle his artistic career when the dancer and choreographer Margaret Morris became his partner; she and her dance schools inspired…

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two, Edinburgh

Wed 23 Apr

£7 (£5) / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Singin' in the Rain

Jonathan Church's production of the all-singing, all-dancing 1940s romp.

Liverpool Empire Theatre

Wed 23 Apr

£10–£45 / 0870 606 3536

Tania Kovats: Oceans

A major exhibition in preparation since 2012, featuring previous work by Kovats as well as a major new work, All the Seas, which consists of bottled samples of water from all the seas of the world, collected by volunteers across the planet and sent to the gallery – check her website to see if there's a sea near you which…

Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 0131 225 2383

  • 11:00 – 18:00

We Will Be Free! The Tolpuddle Martyrs Story

  • Directed by: Louise Townsend

A drama set in 1834 about the Tolpuddle Martyrs.

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Wed 23 Apr

£6 (£4) / 01332 255800

  • 19:30