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What The Ladybird Heard

  • Written by: Julia Donaldson

The Ladybird has a plan to prevent a prize cow from being stolen. Based on Julia Donaldson's popular children's book.

Courtyard, Hereford

Sat 27 Sep

£11 (£10) / 01432 340555

  • 11:00

Sun 28 Sep

£11 (£10) / 01432 340555

  • 12:00

Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford

Mon 22 Sep

£11 / 01785 254653

  • 10:30

The Lowry, Salford

Thu 4 Sep

£13.50 / 08432 086000

  • 11:00

Sat 6 Sep

£13.50 / 08432 086000

  • 11:00

Sun 7 Sep

£13.50 / 08432 086000

  • 11:00

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Blabbermouth

This 12-hour live celebration of Scottish music and spoken word features a collection of artists, actors, politicians, journalists, sportspeople, singers and scientists performing their favourite pieces of Scottish writing. A chance to celebrate Scotland's contribution to the world in the final hours before the referendum.

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 17 Sep

£10 (£8) per session; £30 (£20) for day ticket / 0131 473 2000

Dinosaur Zoo

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

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Wed 19 Nov

£12.50–£15 ( £10) / 01892 530613

  • 10:30

Dundee Rep

Wed 24 Sep

£12.50–£15.50 (Students £5) / 01382 223530

  • 10:30

Grand Theatre, Swansea

Thu 13 Nov

£13–£15.50 / 01792 475715

  • 10:30

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CBeebies Live! Presents Justin & Friends: Mr Tumble's Circus

Circus-themed spectacular with popular CBeebies characters.

Motorpoint Arena Cardiff

Thu 2 Apr 2015

£25.50 / 02920 224488

The SSE Arena, Wembley

Sun 5 Apr 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 815 0815

Dogs Don't Do Ballet

  • Written by: Anna Kemp (book)

Biff loves the moonlight and music and walking on tiptoes. That's because he doesn't think of himself as a dog. Biff thinks he's a ballerina. A mix of puppetry, classical music and comedy, in David Duffy and Andrea Sadler's adaptation of Anna Kemp's book, illustrated by Sarah Ogilvy. Ages 2–6.

Harlow Playhouse

Sat 11 Oct

£14 / 01279 431945

  • 11:00

New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Wed 3 Dec

£8.50 (Children £5 under 16s) / 01473 295 900

  • 11:00

Thu 4 Dec

£8.50 (Children £5 under 16s) / 01473 295 900

  • 11:00

Fri 5 Dec

£8.50 (Children £5 under 16s) / 01473 295 900

  • 11:00
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Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

'Sybil', 'Basil' and 'Manuel' recreate the chaotic John Cleese sitcom experience, while you enjoy a three course dinner. Nope, doesn't sound very safe to us, either. Booking is essential.

Wales Millennium Centre / Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru, Cardiff

Sat 20 Sep

£42–£45; £55 / 0131 556 6040

  • 12:00

Sat 27 Sep

£42–£45; £55 / 0131 556 6040

  • 12:00

A Regular Little Houdini

  • Directed by: Joshua Richards
  • Written by: Daniel Llewelyn-Williams

A one-man show written and performed by Daniel Llewelyn-Williams, about a young boy obsessed with the life and work of the escape artist.

The Riverfront, Newport

Tue 21 Oct

Studio

£10.50 (£8.50) / 01633 656757

  • 10:30

Snow Play

  • Written by: Patrick Lynch (adaptation)

A showdown between Winter and Spring over who gets to stay and who has to go away. Help Mr Green against Mr White in this highly interactive smash-hit London production.

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Tue 9 Dec

£8.50 ( £7.50) / 01227 769075

  • 10:00

Wed 10 Dec

£8.50 ( £7.50) / 01227 769075

  • 10:00

Fri 12 Dec

£8.50 ( £7.50) / 01227 769075

  • 10:00
…and 7 more dates until 21 Dec

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.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Sun 7 Sep

£12 (Children £10; £38) / 01970 623 232

  • 11:00

Albert Halls, Bolton

Sun 21 Sep

£12 (Children £10; £38) / 01204 334400

  • 11:00

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 9 Apr 2015

£15–£30

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Young Playwrights Showcase

Young writers present new short plays inspired by the theme of journey.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Sat 27 Jun 2015

£5 (£3) / 020 7478 0100

  • 11:00

Aladdin

A traditional family pantomime based on the famous fairy tale about the boy with the magic lamp.

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Thu 27 Nov

£13.25–£21.75 / 02476 553055

  • 10:15

Tue 2 Dec

£13.25–£21.75 / 02476 553055

  • 10:15

Wed 3 Dec

£13.25–£21.75 / 02476 553055

  • 10:15
…and 9 more dates until 17 Dec

Aladdin

A specially adapted 'Relaxed Performance' aimed at customers with a wide range of disabilities, and those on the autistic spectrum, this performance will be signed, and will not contain any loud bangs, flashing lights or pyrotechnics.

Shanklin Theatre

Tue 30 Dec

£9 / 01983 868000

  • 11:00

Aladdin

In a far away land a young pauper named Aladdin finds an enchanted lamp which, when rubbed, unlocks endless possibilities and a fantastical journey in this seasonal show.

CAST, Doncaster

Mon 8 Dec

£17 (£14) / 01302 303959

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Tue 9 Dec

£17 (£14) / 01302 303959

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Wed 10 Dec

£17 (£14) / 01302 303959

  • 10:00 – 12:00
…and 6 more dates until 18 Dec

Aladdin: Polka Dot Pantomines

A traditional pantomime that will take you on a whirlwind of magic, mystery and adventure into a land of lamps, genies and princesses.

Secombe Theatre, Sutton

Wed 17 Dec

£14.50 (Children £12.50; £50) / 020 8770 6990

  • 10:30

Thu 18 Dec

£14.50 (Children £12.50; £50) / 020 8770 6990

  • 10:30

Sat 20 Dec

£14.50 (Children £12.50; £50) / 020 8770 6990

  • 11:00
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Alicia's Gift

  • Written by: Jessica Duchen

Follow the story of piano prodigy Alicia from discovering her ability aged three, to her participation in the Leeds International Piano Competition. Featuring pianist Viv McLean the show combines extracts from the book alongside works by Chopin, Ravel and others.

Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond

Sun 23 Nov

£18 / 020 8940 3633

  • 11:30

Anatomy Minis

Variety show for families with babies and toddlers ages 0–3.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sun 5 Oct

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 12:00

Arabian Nights

  • Directed by: Marion Wyatt
  • Written by: Dominic Cooke

A stage adaptation by Dominic Coke of the ancient stories, produced by Hanan Sheedy.

Sherman Cymru, Cardiff

Tue 9 Dec

£15–£25 / 029 2064 6900

  • 10:30

Wed 10 Dec

£15–£25 / 029 2064 6900

  • 10:30

Thu 11 Dec

£15–£25 / 029 2064 6900

  • 10:30
…and 15 more dates until 19 Dec 2015

Cambridge Junction

Mon 8 Dec

£7 / 01223 511511

  • 10:30

Tue 9 Dec

£7 / 01223 511511

  • 10:30

Wed 10 Dec

£7 / 01223 511511

  • 10:30
…and 5 more dates until 18 Dec

Arthur's Dreamboat

A magical playful children’s show using puppets to tell the story of a boy who dreams of a beautiful boat with a stripy sail. Based on the book by Polly Dunbar.

Central Studio, Queen Mary's College, Basingstoke

Sat 6 Dec

£7 (Children £6) / 01256 418318

  • 11:00

Stratford Circus, London E15

Sat 15 Nov

£8 (£6; Family £24) / 0844 357 2625

  • 11:30 – 12:10
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Babar The Little Elephant

A fun, interactive show with children encouraged to sing, dance and act - including becoming camels, birds, rabbits, alligators and elephants.

The Hawth, Crawley

Sat 29 Nov

Studio

£7 ( £26) / 01293 553636

  • 11:00

Beauty And The Beast - The Rock & Rolll Pantomime

A beautiful traditional story married to some monster rock, pop and soul songs all served up by our brilliant company of actor-musicians.

New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Wed 24 Dec

£8.50–£25 / 01473 295900

  • 10:30 – 13:00

Wed 31 Dec

£8.50–£25 / 01473 295900

  • 10:30 – 13:00

Wed 21 Jan 2015

£8.50–£25 / 01473 295900

  • 10:30 – 13:00

Beegu (Ages 3-8)

  • Written by: Alexis Deacon

Join Beegu on her journey through space to a curious planet. Alexis Deacon's children's book is brought to life by Dotted Line Theatre with live music and beautiful puppetry.

Artsdepot, London N12

Wed 3 Dec

Studio Theatre

£10 / 020 8369 5454

  • 10:30

Thu 4 Dec

Studio Theatre

£10 / 020 8369 5454

  • 10:30

Sat 6 Dec

Studio Theatre

£10 / 020 8369 5454

  • 10:30
…and 6 more dates until 13 Dec

Beneath The Trees (Where Nobody Sees)

A dreamlike theatrical experience for 3 - 7 year olds in a magical interactive Forest of Arden.

Salisbury Arts Centre

Tue 28 Oct

£7.50 (£6.50; £24) / 01722 321744

  • 10:15 – 22:45
  • 11:30 – 12:00

Wed 29 Oct

£7.50 (£6.50; £24) / 01722 321744

  • 10:15 – 22:45
  • 11:30 – 12:00

Blind

  • 4 stars

Beat-boxing champion Grace Savage looks at what young people are currently listening to in the world.

The Carriageworks, Leeds

Fri 14 Nov

£10.50 (£8.50) / 0113 224 3801

  • 11:00
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