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Ben And Holly's Little Kingdom

  • Directed by: Richard Lewis
  • Written by: Mani Svavarsson (music)

Richard Lewis' adaptation of the award-winning television animation set in a miniature world of fairies, elves and insects. The production features original music by Mani Svavarsson, with original lyrics by Matt Lewis.

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Sat 6 Jun

£16.50 / 020 8561 8371

Sun 7 Jun

£16.50 / 020 8561 8371

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Sun 28 Jun

£15.50 / 01223 357851

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Sun 26 Jul

£14.50–£16.50 / 08441 717620

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Amazing Bubble Man

Bubbles, people in bubbles, square bubbles, round bubbles. Basically all your bubble needs.

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Sat 4 Apr

£12.50 (Children £10; £40) / 01284 758000

Artsdepot, London N12

Tue 31 Mar

£12 (£10) / 020 8369 5454

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Fri 10 Apr

£13.25 (Children £10.75; £43) / 02476 553055

Sat 11 Apr

£13.25 (Children £10.75; £43) / 02476 553055

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The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas

  • Written by: John Boyne (book)

New production based on the tragic novel about the eight-year-old son of a German commandant at a concentration camp who befriends a Jewish boy held prisoner there.

Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Thu 19 Mar

£10–£20 / 0115 989 5555

The Basil Brush Show

Basil Brush and his human chum Mr Stephen (aka Chris Pizzey) present to you a show jam packed with fun, storytelling and song.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Sun 22 Mar

£7–£14 / 01970 623 232

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Thu 9 Apr

£14 (£12; £42) / 01284 758000

Artrix, Bromsgrove

Tue 17 Feb

£14 (Children £12 under 16s; £42) / 01527 577330

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…and at 17 other places

50 Dangerous Things: You Should Let Your Children Do (Ages 3-10)

Acclaimed German theatre-makers Fundus Theater give you the chance to do everything you didn't ever think was allowed.

Unicorn Theatre, London SE1

Sun 15 Feb

£10–£16 / 020 7645 0560

Tue 17 Feb

£10–£16 / 020 7645 0560

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Black Plays

A six week series of talks and discussions exploring plays by dramatists of African or Caribbean heritage.

National Theatre: Clore Learning Centre, London SE1

Sat 31 Jan

£12; £65 for six week series / 020 7452 3000

Black Woman Time: This session examines the development of black women playwrights and black theatre companies with a gender specific remit. With guest speaker Adjoa Andoh.

Plays covered: Money to Live by Jacqueline Rudet, Running Dream by Trish Cooke, A Rock in Water by Winsome Pinnock, Fishing by Paulette Randall.

  • 10:30 – 12:30 Black Plays National Theatre: Clore Learning Centre, London

Sat 7 Feb

£12; £65 for six week series / 020 7452 3000

Post-colonial Beginnings: This session engages with issues of decolonisation in Africa during the late 1950s and 60s. Congo, Ghana, Nigeria, and Kenya are the focus of the plays in question and, whilst these nations have different political, linguistic, and cultural concerns, the plays shed a light on aspirations amongst African and African diasporic communities in the mid-20th century. The plays in question give voice to the brutality of imperialism and bring to light the suffering and resistance of the African communities.

Plays covered: A Season in the Congo by Amie Cesaire, Foriwa by Efua Sutherland, The Trial of Dedan Kemathi by Nguigi wa Thiong’o / Micere Mugo and Death and the King’s Horseman by Wole Soyinka.

  • 10:30 – 12:30 Black Plays National Theatre: Clore Learning Centre, London

Sat 14 Feb

£12; £65 for six week series / 020 7452 3000

Coups and Calypsos: This session focuses on the position of the Caribbean Carnival, which since the 1960s has emerged as one of the primary influences on Caribbean drama. With guest speaker Joan Anim-Addo.

Plays covered: Play Mas by Mustapha Matura, Black Jacobins by CLR James, Maskarade by Sylvia Wynter and The Dragon Can’t Dance by Earl Lovelace.

  • 10:30 – 12:30 Black Plays National Theatre: Clore Learning Centre, London
…and 2 more dates until 28 Feb

27 - Peter McMaster

A physical dance production pushing dancers to their physical limits, looking at the threat of untimely death.

Trinity Centre, Bristol

Sun 15 Feb

£10–£13

Royalty Theatre, Sunderland

Mon 9 Feb

Sold out / 0191 553 2000

Aladdin

A production of the evergreen panto tale of the boy with the troublesome lamp.

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Wed 2 Dec

£9–£32.50 / 08441 717620

Aliens Love Underpants

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

A close encounter of the 'pantastic' kind.

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea

Sun 24 May

£11.25–£12.50 / 01424 229111

Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames

Sat 27 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 482 1556

Sun 28 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 482 1556

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The Alternative and Burlesque Fair

Clothing, accessories and jewellery for all your alt, fetish, goth, steampunk and burlesque needs. There's over 50 vendors, plus burlesque, aerial and cabaret shows on the day.

The Institute, Birmingham

Sat 21 Feb

£5 adv / 0844 844 0444

Sound Control, Manchester

Sat 14 Feb

£5 / 0161 236 0340

The Amazing Mr Noah

Prof Popup's trapped indoors on his hols, so what better time to tell the story of Noah and his incredible ark – with a little help from you, of course! Ages 3+.

Lauderdale House, London N6

Sat 23 May

£4.50 (£3) / 020 8348 8716

Book online or on the door half an hour before the event.

Annie Jr - The Musical

Act Now Entertainment present the wonderfully affectionate Broadway Musical Annie Jr. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a…

Rhoda McGaw Theatre, Woking

Sat 4 Apr

£13.50–£15 / 0844 871 7645

Arabian Nights: Bath Spa University's OnSet Productions

A colourful and inventive adaptation by Dominic Cooke. A vivid re-imagining of the world's most magical and spellbinding tales.

Theatre Royal, Bath

Sat 14 Feb

£7.50 (Children £6.50; £6.50) / 01225 448844

Arnold's World

Cusan Theatre presents a visual theatre piece, based on an original Colombian tale, that reconnects us with nature and our dreams, using recycled costumes and landscapes.

Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds

Sat 18 Apr

Upstairs

£8 (£6; £24) / 0113 224 3801

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Auditions For Diploma In Professional Musical Theatre

An opportunity to audition for a place on the course.

Wac Arts, London NW3

Sun 22 Feb

Free

Autumn Portraits

A rod puppet show which consists of five interlocking vignettes.

Norwich Puppet Theatre

Fri 6 Feb

£12 (£10) / 01603 629921

Backstage Tour

Take a tour through the theatre and learn about the venues past. Hear about the famous actors and actresses who have walked the stage and keep an eye out for the ghost of the famous illusionist Sigmund Neuberger, aka The Great Lafayette, who died in the fire at the Empire Palace Theatre, as it was previously known, in 1911.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sat 7 Feb

£7.50 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 7 Mar

£7.50 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 4 Apr

£7.50 / 0131 529 6000

…and 2 more dates until 4 Jul

Ballet Black: Dogs Don't Do Ballet

  • Written by: Anna Kemp

A family-friendly ballet adapted from Anna Kemp's children's book.

Artsdepot, London N12

Sat 23 May

£8–£14 / 020 8369 5454

Sun 24 May

£8–£14 / 020 8369 5454

Northern Ballet & Phoenix Dance Theatre, Leeds

Sun 19 Apr

£10 (£7.50) / 0113 220 8000

The Basil Brush Show

Basil Brush is a star with an outstanding ability to entertain and make people of all ages laugh and smile. He’s cheeky, irreverent, charming, naughty, quick-witted, scheming and foxy, but at the same time he’s kind, caring and affectionate. Basil has celebrated over 50 years in entertainment and The Basil Brush Show…

Melton Theatre, Melton Mowbray

Tue 26 May

£12–£14 / 01664 851111

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Bedtime Stories by Upswing

Bedtime tales with circus company Upswing – slightly paradoxical in that you will still have to take the kids home to their actual beds at some point. Ages 5+.

Stratford Circus, London E15

Sat 30 May

£10 (£8; Family £30) / 0844 357 2625

Beyond The Screen: Contemporary Shadow Theatre

A workshop exploring the techniques of contemporary shadow theatre.

Norwich Puppet Theatre

Thu 5 Feb

£170 / 01603 629921

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sun 1 Feb

£125 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Manipulate.

Mon 2 Feb

£125 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Manipulate.

Tue 3 Feb

£125 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Manipulate.

Blood Brothers

Willy Russell's story of two brothers, their contrasting upbringing and the hand fate deals them is fast-moving, perceptive and ultimately moving. This drama contains adult content, scenes of violence and loud noises. Not suitable for under 12s.

Theatre At The Mill, Newtownabbey

Thu 12 Mar

£14 (£12) / 028 9034 0202

Fri 13 Mar

£14 (£12) / 028 9034 0202

Bodies and Objects: Explorations and Experiments

A workshop for professional puppeteers, students of acting and those with an interest in exploring a new approach to puppetry.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Thu 5 Feb

£125 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Manipulate.

Fri 6 Feb

£125 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Manipulate.

Sat 7 Feb

£125 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Manipulate.

Boeing Boeing By Marc Canoletti

This bedroom farce - written in the 60’s has stood the test of time to become a classic of its genre. Set in a stylish Paris flat this fast moving comedy will lift the spirits and make you laugh. When provincial Robert drops in on his old school friend he gets a taste of the high life. Urbane Bernard manages his love life…

The Barn Theatre, Oxted

Sat 16 May

£7–£9

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