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Happy Birthday Sunita

Harvey Virdi's comedy drama suitable for all ages follows The Johals, who can't find birthday girl Sunita. As the preparations for her birthday meal are being made, family conflict begins to surface.

Watermans Art Centre, Brentford

Tue 14 Oct

£12.50 (£10) / 020 8232 1010

  • 19:45

Wed 15 Oct

£12.50 (£10) / 020 8232 1010

  • 19:45

Thu 16 Oct

£12.50 (£10) / 020 8232 1010

  • 19:45
…and 2 more dates until 18 Oct

The Sooty Show

Sweep, Soo and Richard join the loveable bear to celebrate his birthday party – where things don't seem to be going to plan.

The Hawth, Crawley

Sun 12 Apr 2015

Theatre

£14 (Children £12; £56) / 01293 553636

  • 19:30

Billy Smart's Circus

This all human performance includes a trapeze act, acrobats, jugglers, aerialists and a fire tricks, all soundtracked by a live band.

People's Park, Jersey

Wed 24 Sep

£12–£26 (Children £10–£18) / 0844 4155 228

  • 19:30

Thu 25 Sep

£12–£26 (Children £10–£18) / 0844 4155 228

  • 19:30

Fri 26 Sep

£12–£26 (Children £10–£18) / 0844 4155 228

  • 19:30

Sat 27 Sep

£12–£26 (Children £10–£18) / 0844 4155 228

  • 19:30

Aladdin

A family pantomime set to dazzle and delight, so fasten your seat belts for a magical ride of mystery, sparkling romance and dazzling adventure.

Ritz and Connaught Cinema, Worthing

Fri 5 Dec

£12 Saver; £18.50 (£16.50; £16.75; £58) / 01903 206206

  • 19:00

Sat 6 Dec

£12 Saver; £18.50 (£16.50; £16.75; £58) / 01903 206206

  • 19:00

Sun 7 Dec

£12 Saver; £18.50 (£16.50; £16.75; £58) / 01903 206206

  • 18:00
…and 24 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Disney On Ice: 100 Years Of Magic

A colourful and exciting ice show, featuring around 65 Disney characters from across the years, including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and the Disney Princesses.

Braehead Arena, Glasgow

Fri 26 Sep

£14–£39 / 0844 499 1700

Sat 27 Sep

£14–£39 / 0844 499 1700

Wed 1 Oct

£14–£39 / 0844 499 1700

…and 3 more dates until 4 Oct

Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle upon Tyne

Tue 7 Oct

£14–£23 / 0844 493 6666

Wed 8 Oct

£18 / 0844 493 6666

Thu 9 Oct

£18 / 0844 493 6666

…and 3 more dates until 12 Oct

Motorpoint Arena Sheffield

Wed 5 Nov

£18 / 0114 256 5656

Thu 6 Nov

£18 / 0114 256 5656

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After school arts

Develop your creative skills in this fun and practical class which uses a variety of different media and techniques. Learn to paint like the masters, illustrate a story or go mad with mixed media. Please wear protective clothing. All materials provided. Age 7 - 12

Howden Park Centre, Livingston

Mon 22 Sep

£38 / 01506 777666

  • 17:30 – 19:00

Tue 23 Sep

£38 / 01506 777666

  • 17:30 – 19:00

Wed 24 Sep

£38 / 01506 777666

  • 17:30 – 19:00
…and 21 more dates until 15 Oct

Aidan Moffat: The Lavender Blue Dress

Arab Strap's Aidan Moffat signs copies of his first book, The Lavender Blue Dress.

Waterstones, Glasgow

Fri 10 Oct

Free / 0141 248 4814

  • 19:00 – 20:30

Brick Wonders

Architectural gems in Lego, created by Warren Elsmore.

Paisley Museum & Art Gallery

Fri 10 Oct

£4 £12 family (£3) / 0300 300 1210

  • 00:00 (Saturday morning)

Cats: The Musical

  • Directed by: Gillian Lynne

Andrew Lloyd Webber's long-running musical based on TS Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. Chrissie Cartwright recreates Trevor Nunn's original direction and Gillian Lynne's choreography, featuring the song Memory.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Mon 22 Sep

£17.50–£37.50; £20–£40; £22–£42.50 / 0844 338 5000

  • 19:30

Tue 23 Sep

£17.50–£37.50; £20–£40; £22–£42.50 / 0844 338 5000

  • 19:30

Wed 24 Sep

£17.50–£37.50; £20–£40; £22–£42.50 / 0844 338 5000

  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 27 Sep

London Palladium, W1F

Sat 6 Dec

£17.50–£75; £17.50–£75 concs available / 0844 412 4655

  • 19:30

Mon 8 Dec

£17.50–£75; £17.50–£75 concs available / 0844 412 4655

  • 19:30

Tue 9 Dec

£17.50–£75; £17.50–£75 concs available / 0844 412 4655

  • 19:30
…and 67 more dates until 28 Feb 2015

The Queen's Knickers

  • Directed by: Lee Lyford
  • Written by: John Biddle

This storytelling session is Nicholas Allan's The Queen's Knickers which ponders what Her Maj wears under her fancy dresses and jackets. Fancy dress optional.

Queen's Theatre, Barnstaple

Tue 14 Oct

£11 (£10; £8; £30) / 01271 327357

  • 17:30

Redbridge Drama Centre, London E18

Thu 2 Oct

Lovegrove Theatre

£10 (£8; £6) / 020 8504 5451

  • 17:00
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Cinderella

A traditional pantomime based on the famous rags-to-riches fairy tale.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Fri 12 Dec

£11.90–£30.40 ( £10–£27.50)

  • 19:00

Sat 13 Dec

£11.90–£30.40 ( £10–£27.50)

  • 19:00

Sun 14 Dec

£11.90–£30.40 ( £10–£27.50)

  • 17:30
…and 3 more dates until 20 Dec

Emily Brown and the Thing

  • 5 stars

Emily and Stanley the rabbit's sleep is interrupted by the curious 'Thing' outside.

The Forum, Barrow-in-Furness

Wed 8 Oct

£10 (£9) / 01229 820000

  • 17:00

balletLORENT: Rapunzel

The classic fairytale in dance form, performed by balletLORENT. The brainchild of former poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, Doctor Who composer Murray Gold, and Game of Thrones costume designer Michele Clapton, the highly visual production conjures a dark beauty created to enthrall adults and children alike.

Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

Fri 3 Oct

£10 (£8; Children £8) / 01592 583302

United Counties Showground, Carmarthen

Mon 13 Oct

Phone for prices / 01267 232141

  • 17:00 – 20:00

Shrek the Musical

  • Directed by: Nigel Harman
  • Written by: David Lindsay-Abaire (lyrics)

Based on the award-winning DreamWorks animation film, Shrek the Musical comes direct from London, where it was seen live on stage by nearly a million people. This production is directed by Nigel Harman, who starred as Lord Farquaad in the West End show and won the 2012 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a…

Birmingham Hippodrome

Tue 31 Mar 2015

£27.50–£45 / 0844 338 5000

Wed 1 Apr 2015

£27.50–£45 / 0844 338 5000

Thu 2 Apr 2015

£27.50–£45 / 0844 338 5000

…and 21 more dates until 26 Apr 2015

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Wed 8 Oct

£24.50–£44.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 19:00

Thu 9 Oct

£24.50–£44.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 19:00

Fri 10 Oct

£24.50–£44.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 19:00
…and 8 more dates until 19 Oct

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen

Wed 21 Jan 2015

£17–£50 / 01224 641122

  • 19:00

Fri 23 Jan 2015

£17–£50 / 01224 641122

  • 19:00

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£17–£50 / 01224 641122

  • 19:00
…and 6 more dates until 7 Feb 2015

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Sleeping Beauty

Everyone likes a lie-in, but Sleeping Beauty takes it whole new level. Cursed by an evil fairy she is doomed to slumber forever until she is awoken by true love's kiss! Set your alarm clocks for this year's fun-filled pantomime.

Princess Theatre, Torquay

Fri 12 Dec

£15.90; £23.90; £23.90 ( £21) / 0870 847 2315

  • 19:00

Sat 13 Dec

£15.90; £23.90; £23.90 ( £21) / 0870 847 2315

  • 19:00

Fri 19 Dec

£15.90; £23.90; £23.90 ( £21) / 0870 847 2315

  • 19:00
…and 5 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Aladdin

A production with all the traditional pantomime ingredients of comedy in abundance, magical sets and Aladdin's cave full of surprises.

Lancaster Grand Theatre

Fri 5 Dec

£9; £10 (£8; £9) / 01524 64695

  • 19:30

Fri 12 Dec

£9; £10 (£8; £9) / 01524 64695

  • 19:30

Fri 19 Dec

£9; £10 (£8; £9) / 01524 64695

  • 19:30
…and 5 more dates until 30 Dec

Bake It Big With Glenn Cosby

Bring your wooden spoons, don your apron and get ready for the most entertaining night out involving all things baking, including some of the biggest bakes you have ever seen.

The Flavel, Dartmouth

Sat 25 Oct

£15 (Children £5 under 18s) / 01803 39 530

  • 19:30

The Kenton Theatre, Henley-on-Thames

Fri 10 Oct

£15 (£14) / 01491 575698

  • 19:30

LOST Theatre, London SW8

Wed 1 Oct

prices vary / 0844 847 1680

Tue 21 Oct

£16.30–£18.55 / 0844 847 1680

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Birmingham Royal Ballet: Beauty And The Beast

  • Written by: David Bintley

A towering Gothic fairy tale about a beautiful girl, a hideous beast, a golden ballroom full of animals, two haughty sisters and a grumpy grandmother. All dance through the unfolding pages of Philip Prowse's stunning storybook set, whilst David Bintley's rich choreography brings to life magical transformations.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Tue 30 Sep

£16–£37; £17–£48; £20–£50 / 0844 338 5000

  • 19:30

Wed 1 Oct

£16–£37; £17–£48; £20–£50 / 0844 338 5000

  • 19:30

Thu 2 Oct

£16–£37; £17–£48; £20–£50 / 0844 338 5000

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 4 Oct

The Lowry, Salford

Wed 24 Sep

Lyric Theatre

£11–£43 / 08432 086000

  • 19:30

Thu 25 Sep

Lyric Theatre

£11–£43 / 08432 086000

  • 19:30

Fri 26 Sep

Lyric Theatre

£11–£43 / 08432 086000

  • 18:30

Sat 27 Sep

Lyric Theatre

£11–£43 / 08432 086000

  • 19:30

Sunderland Empire

Thu 6 Nov

£13–£32.50 ( £22.50; £22.50; £22.50; Children £6.50–£13.75 under 16s) / 0844 871 3022

  • 19:30

Fri 7 Nov

£13–£32.50 ( £22.50; £22.50; £22.50; Children £6.50–£13.75 under 16s) / 0844 871 3022

  • 19:30

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Birmingham Royal Ballet: Coppelia

What's at the heart of a woman? Eccentric toymaker Dr Coppelius wants to know, and he's planning to bring his mechanical doll, Coppelia, to life. He just needs the right spell. When Dr Coppelius leaves Coppelia on his workshop balcony she's soon causing quite a stir in the village. Particularly in the heart of redblooded…

Birmingham Hippodrome

Tue 24 Feb 2015

£16–£37; £17–£48; £20–£50 / 0844 338 5000

  • 19:30

Wed 25 Feb 2015

£16–£37; £17–£48; £20–£50 / 0844 338 5000

  • 19:30

Thu 26 Feb 2015

£16–£37; £17–£48; £20–£50 / 0844 338 5000

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 28 Feb 2015

Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Thu 26 Mar 2015

The Lyric

£16.50–£37 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30

Fri 27 Mar 2015

The Lyric

£16.50–£37 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30

Sat 28 Mar 2015

The Lyric

£16.50–£37 / 01752 267222

  • 19:30
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Birmingham Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker

  • Written by: Lev Ivanov

Clara creeps downstairs to play with her doll and encounters a mysterious magician called Drosselmeyer in Peter Wright's classic staging set to Tchaikovsky's sweeping and distinctive score.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Fri 28 Nov

£18–£38; £22–£52; £20–£49 / 0844 338 5000

  • 19:30

Sat 29 Nov

£18–£38; £22–£52; £20–£49 / 0844 338 5000

  • 19:30

Tue 2 Dec

£18–£38; £22–£52; £20–£49 / 0844 338 5000

  • 19:30
…and 9 more dates until 13 Dec

The Circus Of Horrors: The Night Of The Zombie

Discover this latest performance featuring a range of bizarre circus acts including a Guinness World Record holding hairculian hair hanging beauty, knife throwers, sword swallowers and fire- limboing acrobats.

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Mon 3 Nov

£15–£25 / 020 8561 8371

  • 19:30

Buxton Opera House

Sat 17 Jan 2015

£25 (Children £12.50; £23) / 0845 127 2190

  • 19:30

The Castle, Wellingborough

Sun 16 Nov

£20 ( £15; £15; £15; Children £15 under 18s) / 01933 270007

  • 19:00

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Dick Whittington

Family pantomime starring 2012 Britain's Got Talent winners Ashleigh and Pudsey, Mr Bloom from CBeebies and Andy Ford. Featuring a live band, magic, comedy and dance routines.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Sat 6 Dec

£11.90–£32.40 ( £10–£35) / 0844 338 5000

  • 18:00

Sun 7 Dec

£11.90–£32.40 ( £10–£35) / 0844 338 5000

  • 17:00

Sat 13 Dec

£11.90–£32.40 ( £10–£35) / 0844 338 5000

  • 18:00
…and 13 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Dracula

A spoof on the Dracula legend, performed in pantomime style. Just two performers turn Bram Stoker's blood sucking horror into a chaotic and colourful comedy.

The Courtyard Theatre/Ballyearl Leisure Centre, Newtownabbey

Wed 29 Oct

£12 (£10) / 028 9034 0202

  • 20:00

Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain

The hit book and TV series is brought to the stage in a quirky exploration of the history of Britain. Based on the children's books by Terry Deary.

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Tue 25 Nov

£14 (£11; £44) / 020 8561 8371

  • 19:00

Wed 26 Nov

£14 (£11; £44) / 020 8561 8371

  • 22:30

Thu 27 Nov

£14 (£11; £44) / 020 8561 8371

  • 19:00
  • 22:30
…and 2 more dates until 29 Nov

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Tue 28 Oct

£17.50 (Children £12.50) / 01223 503333

  • 19:45

Wed 29 Oct

£17.50 (Children £12.50) / 01223 503333

  • 19:45

Thu 30 Oct

£17.50 (Children £12.50) / 01223 503333

  • 19:45

Fri 31 Oct

£17.50 (Children £12.50) / 01223 503333

  • 19:45

Civic Theatre, Chelmsford

Tue 21 Oct

£15 (£12.50; £50) / 01245 606505

  • 19:00

Wed 22 Oct

£15 (£12.50; £50) / 01245 606505

  • 19:00

Thu 23 Oct

£15 (£12.50; £50) / 01245 606505

  • 19:00
…and 2 more dates until 25 Oct

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