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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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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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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

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.

The Lowry, Salford

Sun 31 Aug

£45.50 / 0131 556 6040

  • 12:00 – 14:00

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

The Singing Kettle: Jungle Party

Dress as your favourite jungle animal and get ready to join in with fave songs such as 'Do Your Ears Hang Low', 'Bear Hunt' and 'Leap Frog' at this fun packed Kettle show.

Ryan Centre, Stranraer

Sun 26 Oct

£11 (Family £40) / 01776 703535

  • 11:00
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The Elf By Herself

Festive show about the elf who grew tall. Ages 3–6.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 29 Nov

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

  • 10:15

Sun 30 Nov

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

  • 10:15

Mon 1 Dec

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

  • 10:15
…and 30 more dates until 31 Dec

London International Tattoo Convention

The body art convention features hundreds tattoo artists from around the world, including Nervio from Roses & Panthers, Adriaan Machete from Machete Death Gallery and Filip Leu from The Leu Family's Family Iron. As well as the chance to get inked by the best, there also a ridiculous amount of entertainment…

Tobacco Dock, London E1W

Fri 26 Sep

£55 for a three-day pass; Fri only £20 in advance (£25 on the door); Sat only £30 in advance (£35 on the door); Sun only £25 in advance (£30 on the…

Sat 27 Sep

£55 for a three-day pass; Fri only £20 in advance (£25 on the door); Sat only £30 in advance (£35 on the door); Sun only £25 in advance (£30 on the…

Glimmer

From the creators of Albert Drive and Junction 25 comes this dynamic, feel-good show for the whole family.

Tramway, Glasgow

Fri 12 Dec

£6–£12 (£8; Family £32) / 0845 330 3501

  • 10:30

Wed 17 Dec

£6–£12 (£8; Family £32) / 0845 330 3501

  • 10:30

Hamlet

Dominic Hill directs Shakespeare's great tragedy, which has given rise to some of the most iconic phrases in the English language.

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Thu 2 Oct

£13–£17 (£2; Students £8.50; Children £9) / 0141 429 0022

Thu 9 Oct

£13–£17 (£2; Students £8.50; Children £9) / 0141 429 0022

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The Hare and the Tortoise

The slow and steady tortoise teaches the speedy, greedy hare a lesson in endurance and self-belief in this adaptation of Aesop's Fable from the Scottish Youth Theatre.

Scottish Youth Theatre, Glasgow

Sun 31 Aug

£5; under 1s go free (Family £15) / 0141 552 3988

  • 10:30 – 11:30

Hey, Presto!

  • Written by: Nadia Shireen

Presto the cat is a very talented magician, so when he and his best friend Monty the dog join a funfair and start a magic show, things look good for the duo. But fame goes to Monty's head and soon Presto loses his friend and his show. Based on the book by Nadia Shireen.

Artsdepot, London N12

Sun 21 Sep

£7 / 020 8369 5454

  • 11:00

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Sat 13 Sep

£10 / 020 8688 9291

  • 11:00

The Lights, Andover

Sat 27 Sep

£6.50–£7.50 / 01264 368368

  • 11:00

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Sorcerer's Apprentice

A bewitching tale, full of mystery and enchantment, with its blend of physical theatre, humour, technical wizardry, puppets, mime and a dash of real magic. Ages 4+.

The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury

Sat 13 Sep

£7 ( £23) / 01295 279002

  • 11:30

Sunset Song

Marking a hundred years since the start of WWI, Sell a Door Theatre Company revives Alastair Cording’s faithful adaptation of Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s classic story, recently voted Scotland’s most popular novel of all time.

Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

Fri 12 Sep

£12 (£10) / 01592 583302

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Transported Live: Fen Boy

Transported and Strangeface Theatre bring to you Fen Boy.

Spalding Town Centre

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 07747 271 825

  • 12:00 – 14:00
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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

Hull New Theatre

Sun 31 Aug

£12 / 01482 226655

  • 10:30

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Aliens Love Underpants

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

A close encounter of the 'pantastic' kind.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Sun 31 Aug

£15 / 0844 873 3433

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

CASA Latin American Theatre Festival

Theatre work from the other side of the world – plus productions from Latin theatre-makers based in the UK – offering staunch social and political commentary, stunning visuals and poetic, personal storytelling. Held at the Barbican, Rich Mix and Institute for Latin American Studies.

Rich Mix, Bethnal Green

Fri 10 Oct

£6–£40 / 020 3302 0660

  • 10:00 – 21:30

Sat 11 Oct

£6–£40 / 020 3302 0660

  • 10:00 – 21:30

Sun 12 Oct

£6–£40 / 020 3302 0660

  • 10:00 – 21:30
…and 7 more dates until 19 Oct

Charlie And Lola’s Extremely New Play

Everyone's favourite brother and sister duo are back with a brand new play about friendship.

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Thu 18 Sep

£12.50 / 01223 503333

  • 10:30

Fri 19 Sep

£12.50 / 01223 503333

  • 10:30

Sat 20 Sep

£12.50 / 01223 503333

  • 10:30

Sun 21 Sep

£12.50 / 01223 503333

  • 10:30

Dundee Rep

Tue 14 Oct

£12.50 / 01382 223530

  • 11:00

Wed 15 Oct

£12.50 / 01382 223530

  • 11:00

Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne

Tue 28 Oct

£12.50 (Children £9.50) / 0191 230 5151

  • 10:30

Wed 29 Oct

£12.50 (Children £9.50) / 0191 230 5151

  • 10:30

Thu 30 Oct

£12.50 (Children £9.50) / 0191 230 5151

  • 10:30

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A Christmas Carol

Everyone is rejoicing with festive cheer - but one man grumbles "bah humbug"! Ebenezer Scrooge is a notoriously bitter old man who is determined not to let Christmas interfere with his miserly routine. But one Christmas Eve, some unexpected supernatural visitors show him the true meaning of Christmas and the error of his…

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Wed 3 Dec

Sold out / 0141 429 0022

Thu 4 Dec

Sold out / 0141 429 0022

Fri 5 Dec

Sold out / 0141 429 0022

…and 7 more dates until 18 Dec

Cinderella And The Beanstalk

  • Directed by: Tom Attenborough

The Sleeping Trees trio, Josh, John and James, have written a witty and adventurous pantomime, and everything is set at the theatre. But upon arrival, they realise they've forgotten the bring a cast. A mix of physical theatre and madcap comedy, directed by Tom Attenborough.

Theatre503, London SW11

Tue 16 Dec

£15 (£12; £12; £12) / 020 7978 7040

  • 10:30

Courtroom Drama: Peter Manuel – The Beast of Birkenshaw

You, audience, are the jury in this recreation of the trial of Peter Manuel – notorious serial killer.

Stirling Sheriff Court

Sun 21 Sep

£10

Part of Bloody Scotland.

  • 12:00 – 13:00

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.

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Sat 1 Nov

£17.50 (Children £12.50) / 01223 503333

  • 10:30

Civic Theatre, Chelmsford

Thu 23 Oct

£15 (£12.50; £50) / 01245 606505

  • 10:30

Sat 25 Oct

£15 (£12.50; £50) / 01245 606505

  • 10:30

Darlington Civic Theatre

Thu 6 Nov

£13 (Children £9.50) / 01325 486555

  • 10:30

Fri 7 Nov

£13 (Children £9.50) / 01325 486555

  • 10:30

Sun 9 Nov

£13 (Children £9.50) / 01325 486555

  • 11:00

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Jabberwocky

Little Angel Theatre presents a children's show inspired by the Lewis Carroll poem about a boy who ventures into the forest and discovers some strange creatures.

The Little Angel Theatre, London N1

Sat 29 Nov

£14; £5 (£12; £12; Children £12; Children £12; £48; £48) / 020 7226 1787

  • 11:00

Sun 30 Nov

£14; £5 (£12; £12; Children £12; Children £12; £48; £48) / 020 7226 1787

  • 11:00

Wed 3 Dec

£14; £5 (£12; £12; Children £12; Children £12; £48; £48) / 020 7226 1787

  • 10:30
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