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Old MacDonald Had A Farm

A mix of live action, puppetry and animation telling the tale of Old MacDonald and his lively farm.

Eastwood Park Theatre, Glasgow

Sun 12 Oct

£5 (Family £15) / 0141 577 4956

  • 11:00

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 27 Sep

£42–£45; £55 / 0131 556 6040

  • 12:00

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

Birmingham Hippodrome

Thu 12 Mar 2015

£12.50 / 0844 338 5000

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£12.50 / 0844 338 5000

Sun 15 Mar 2015

£12.50 / 0844 338 5000

Dundee Rep

Wed 24 Sep

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

  • 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.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 9 Apr 2015

£15–£30

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Mon 30 Mar 2015

£15 / 020 8561 8371

  • 11:00

Blackfriars Arts Centre, Boston

Sat 1 Nov

£12 (Children £10) / 01205 363108

  • 11:00 – 14:30

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…and at 19 other places

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

Sat 27 Sep

£14–£39 / 0844 499 1700

Sun 28 Sep

£14–£39 / 0844 499 1700

Sat 4 Oct

£14–£39 / 0844 499 1700

Sun 5 Oct

£14–£39 / 0844 499 1700

Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 11 Oct

£14–£23 / 0844 493 6666

Sun 12 Oct

£14–£23 / 0844 493 6666

National Indoor Arena, Birmingham

Sat 25 Oct

£15.70–£24.70 / 0871 945 6000

Sun 26 Oct

£15.70–£24.70 / 0871 945 6000

Sat 1 Nov

£15.70–£24.70 / 0871 945 6000

Sun 2 Nov

£15.70–£24.70 / 0871 945 6000

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Charlie And Lola’s Extremely New Play

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

Dundee Rep

Tue 14 Oct

£12.50 / 01382 223530

  • 11:00

Wed 15 Oct

£12.50 / 01382 223530

  • 11:00

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sat 18 Oct

£12–£15 / 0131 529 6000

  • 11:00

Sun 19 Oct

£12–£15 / 0131 529 6000

  • 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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Emily Brown and the Thing

  • 5 stars

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

Artsdepot, London N12

Sun 5 Oct

£7 / 020 8369 5454

  • 11:00

Blackwood Miners' Institute

Wed 26 Nov

£6.50 / 01495 227206

  • 11:30

Brighton Dome

Sun 9 Nov

Studio Theatre

£7 (£5; £22) / 01273 709709

  • 11:30

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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 £9; Children £9) / 0141 429 0022

Thu 9 Oct

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

Jack And The Beanstalk

Children's show adapted from the much-loved fairy tale. Presented by Lyngo Theatre.

Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham

Wed 29 Oct

£7 ( £22)

  • 11:30

Brighton Dome

Sat 20 Dec

Studio Theatre

£7 (£5; £22) / 01273 709709

  • 10:30

Capitol, Horsham

Tue 23 Dec

£10 (£8) / 01403 750 220

  • 10:30

Wed 24 Dec

£10 (£8) / 01403 750 220

  • 10:30

Sat 27 Dec

£10 (£8) / 01403 750 220

  • 10:30
…and 4 more dates until 31 Dec

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Peppa Pig's Big Splash

All singing, all dancing puppet show with wee Peppa Pig and pals as they enjoy the rain and muddy puddles and try to fix the leaking nursery roof.

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 8 Oct

£14.50–£21 / 0844 847 2325

Criterion Theatre, London W1V

Thu 4 Dec

£11.50–£20 / 0844 847 1778

Fri 5 Dec

£11.50–£20 / 0844 847 1778

Sat 6 Dec

£11.50–£20 / 0844 847 1778

…and 24 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

The Forum Theatre, Billingham

Thu 23 Oct

£15 ( £52; Children £13 under 16s) / 01642 552663

  • 10:00

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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…

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen

Sun 25 Jan 2015

£17–£50 / 01224 641122

  • 11:00

Sun 1 Feb 2015

£17–£50 / 01224 641122

  • 11:00

Sun 8 Feb 2015

£17–£50 / 01224 641122

  • 11:00

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

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

A magical family pantomime starring Camilla Dallerup as the Fairy Godmother, Benidorm's Asa Elliott as Prince Charming and Dean Horner and Oliver Gray as the Ugly Sisters.

Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield

Wed 24 Dec

£10.50–£17; £8–£15.50 before Sep 28 (£13.50–£16; £12–£14.50 before Sep 28; Children £12–£14.50; Children £10.50–£13 before Sep 28) / 01246 345222

  • 10:30

Wed 31 Dec

£10.50–£17; £8–£15.50 before Sep 28 (£13.50–£16; £12–£14.50 before Sep 28; Children £12–£14.50; Children £10.50–£13 before Sep 28) / 01246 345222

  • 10:30

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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Not About Heroes

  • Written by: Stephen MacDonald

Stephen MacDonald's play about the encounter between WWI poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen in Edinburgh's Craiglockhart War Hospital and their burgeoning friendship in the turmoil of warfare.

Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

Fri 31 Oct

£12.50 (£10.50; Children £10.50) / 01592 583302

Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure

A deep sea adventure with Captain Barnacles, Kwazii and Peso, in this brand new live stage show.

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£14.50–£16.50 (Children £12.50–£14.50 under 16s; £58) / 020 8561 8371

  • 10:00

Sun 25 Jan 2015

£14.50–£16.50 (Children £12.50–£14.50 under 16s; £58) / 020 8561 8371

  • 10:00

Bristol Hippodrome

Sun 26 Apr 2015

£16.50 / 0844 847 2325

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Sat 15 Nov

£18 (Children £16 under 16s; £64) / 01223 357851

  • 10:00

Sun 16 Nov

£18 (Children £16 under 16s; £64) / 01223 357851

  • 10:00

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Room on the Broom

  • Directed by: Olivia Jacobs
  • Written by: Toby Mitchell (adapt)

Songs, laughs and scary fun for children with stories of witches, cats, dogs, birds and frogs. Ages 3+.

Artsdepot, London N12

Sat 18 Oct

Pentland Theatre

£11; £11–£13 / 020 8369 5454

  • 11:00

Sun 19 Oct

Pentland Theatre

£11; £11–£13 / 020 8369 5454

  • 11:00

Civic Theatre, Chelmsford

Sat 1 Nov

£11 ( £40) / 01245 606505

  • 10:30

Sun 2 Nov

£11 ( £40) / 01245 606505

  • 11:00

The Core At Corby Cube

Sun 26 Oct

£12 ( £10; £10; £10; Children £10 under 16s) / 01536 470470

  • 11:00

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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

The Christmassy Christmas Show Of Christmassy Christmasness

Squashbox Theatre's new show is a celebration of everything Christmassy, from fir trees, fairy lights, sleigh bells and snowflakes to crackers, carols, presents and puddings.

The Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Monkton Heathfield, Taunton

Thu 18 Dec

£10 (£7; £30) / 01823 414141

  • 11:00
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Dotty The Dragon

An enchanting fairy tale adventure with a very happy ending. This clever new show comes to life with an irresistible blend of live music, fabulous puppets and high energy storytelling. Ages 3–6.

Lyric Hammersmith, London W6

Tue 17 Feb 2015

£8 / 020 8741 6850

  • 11:00

Wed 18 Feb 2015

£8 / 020 8741 6850

  • 11:00

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£8 / 020 8741 6850

  • 11:00
…and 2 more dates until 21 Feb 2015

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Sat 18 Oct

£9 / 01483 440000

  • 11:00

The Fourth Wise Man

  • Directed by: Lee Lyford

One day Artaban, the wisest of them all, spots a beautiful new star in the sky. It's the biggest and brightest star he has ever seen, and he knows it will lead him to something special. A special baby in fact, so special that everything (and that means everything) must be perfect.

Unicorn Theatre, London SE1

Wed 3 Dec

£10 / 020 7645 0560

  • 11:15

Thu 4 Dec

£10 / 020 7645 0560

  • 11:15

Fri 5 Dec

£10 / 020 7645 0560

  • 11:15
…and 20 more dates until 2 Jan 2015

The Gruffalo

  • Directed by: Olivia Jacobs
  • Written by: Julia Donaldson (book)

A musical adaptation of the beloved picture book by Julia Donaldson.

Artsdepot, London N12

Wed 10 Dec

£8–£14 / 020 8369 5454

  • 10:15

Thu 11 Dec

£8–£14 / 020 8369 5454

  • 10:15

Sat 13 Dec

£8–£14 / 020 8369 5454

  • 11:00
…and 15 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Baths Hall, Scunthorpe

Mon 29 Sep

£11 / 0844 854 2776

  • 10:30

Blackwood Miners' Institute

Fri 21 Nov

£11 / 01495 227206

  • 10:30

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Head in the Clouds

Ipdip Theatre present an interactive performance featuring wandering sheep and a worried wee doggie. Ages 0–4.

macrobert, Stirling

Sat 4 Oct

£8.50 / 01786 466666

  • 11:00

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.

The Lights, Andover

Sat 27 Sep

£6.50–£7.50 / 01264 368368

  • 11:00

The Met, Bury

Tue 28 Oct

Main Theatre

£7 / 0161 761 2216

  • 11:00
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