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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

Sun 21 Dec

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

Wed 24 Dec

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

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.

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Sun 26 Jul 2015

£14.50–£16.50 / 08441 717620

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Sat 11 Apr 2015

£13.50–£15.50 (Children £11.50–£13.50; £54) / 020 8688 9291

Sun 12 Apr 2015

£13.50–£15.50 (Children £11.50–£13.50; £54) / 020 8688 9291

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Sun 17 May 2015

£13.50–£18.50 / 028 9024 0411

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Aladdin

Kevin Tillett stars as Widow Twankey in this seasonal retelling of a classic story packed with comedy, illusion and magic and presented by Paul Hammond.

The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering

Sun 21 Dec

£12–£17; £13 early bird (Children £14; £15; £43.50–£88.50; £36–£73.50 early bird) / 01536 414 141

  • 11:00 Aladdin The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering

Wed 24 Dec

£12–£17; £13 early bird (Children £14; £15; £43.50–£88.50; £36–£73.50 early bird) / 01536 414 141

  • 10:00 Aladdin The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering

Sat 27 Dec

£12–£17; £13 early bird (Children £14; £15; £43.50–£88.50; £36–£73.50 early bird) / 01536 414 141

  • 11:00 Aladdin The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering
…and 3 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Aladdin

This is no ordinary panto, as the classic tale of Aladdin is given a disco makeover (oh yes it is). In Discotopia lives Widow Twankey and her daughter Aladdin, who is hopelessly in love with Prince Jasper. When Lady Lilith D'ijin arrives asking after a lamp, Aladdin lands herself a mission to retrieve it from the cave.

macrobert, Stirling

Tue 23 Dec

£19 (£15.50; Children £15.50) / 01786 466666

  • 10:30 Aladdin macrobert, Stirling

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

Wed 9 Dec 2015

£15–£25 / 029 2064 6900

Thu 10 Dec 2015

£15–£25 / 029 2064 6900

Fri 11 Dec 2015

£15–£25 / 029 2064 6900

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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 2015

£7–£14 / 01970 623 232

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Thu 9 Apr 2015

£14 (£12; £42) / 01284 758000

Artrix, Bromsgrove

Tue 17 Feb 2015

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

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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

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 2015

£5 adv / 0844 844 0444

Amazing Bubble Man

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

Artsdepot, London N12

Tue 31 Mar 2015

£12 (£10) / 020 8369 5454

Cheltenham Town Hall

Mon 30 Mar 2015

£14 / 0844 576 2210

The Corn Exchange, Newbury

Sun 29 Mar 2015

£10 (£8) / 0845 5218 218

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Antarctica

Be transported to a magical world of snow, ice and wondrous creatures.

Battersea Arts Centre, London SW11

Sun 21 Dec

£14 (£9; Children £9) / 020 7223 2223

Mon 22 Dec

£14 (£9; Children £9) / 020 7223 2223

Tue 23 Dec

£14 (£9; Children £9) / 020 7223 2223

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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 2015

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

Art on the Exchange

Artists and performers – including in visual art, street theatre and music – show off their talent in Royal Exchange Square. Presented by Art on Scotland.

Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 07889 797022

Autumn Portraits

A rod puppet show which consists of five interlocking vignettes.

Norwich Puppet Theatre

Fri 6 Feb 2015

£12 (£10) / 01603 629921

Beauty And The Beast

Enjoy a fun packed festive caper which is part adventure, part extraordinary love story inspired by the iconic era of 1920s and 30s cinema. Featuring a skillful mix of string puppets, film projections and original music.

Norwich Puppet Theatre

Tue 23 Dec

£9 (£7.50; Children £7; £27) / 01603 629921

Wed 24 Dec

£9 (£7.50; Children £7; £27) / 01603 629921

Sat 27 Dec

£9 (£7.50; Children £7; £27) / 01603 629921

…and 4 more dates until 17 Jan 2015

Beauty And The Beast

A traditional family pantomime packed with magic and mayhem galore, as everyone's favourite panto tricks are pulled out of the bag.

The Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury

Wed 24 Dec

£10–£23 / 01684 295 074

Wed 31 Dec

£10–£23 / 01684 295 074

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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

Wed 31 Dec

£8.50–£25 / 01473 295900

Wed 21 Jan 2015

£8.50–£25 / 01473 295900

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 2015

£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 2015

£170 / 01603 629921

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sun 1 Feb 2015

£125 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Manipulate.

Mon 2 Feb 2015

£125 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Manipulate.

Tue 3 Feb 2015

£125 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Manipulate.

Beyond The Tea Dance: Workshop

A series of workshops tailored for those new to the theatre.

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Tue 23 Dec

£6 / 01723 370541

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 2015

£14 (£12) / 028 9034 0202

Fri 13 Mar 2015

£14 (£12) / 028 9034 0202

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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 2015

£125 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Manipulate.

Fri 6 Feb 2015

£125 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Manipulate.

Sat 7 Feb 2015

£125 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Manipulate.

The Borrowers

  • Written by: Mary Norton

Charles Way's adaptation of Mary Norton's story of the microscopic Clock family, who live beneath the floorboards of a large Victorian house and borrow from the big people above to survive.

New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Wed 24 Dec

£15–£22 (£13–£19) / 01782 717962

Wed 21 Jan 2015

£15–£22 (£13–£19) / 01782 717962

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 2015

£10–£20 / 0115 989 5555

Brighton Tattoo Convention

The 8th Brighton Tattoo Convention promises the best artists around, plus competitions, traders, entertainment, workshops and parties.

Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£45 for a three-day pass; £12.50 Fri only; £25 Sat & Sun only / 01273 709709

Sun 22 Feb 2015

£45 for a three-day pass; £12.50 Fri only; £25 Sat & Sun only / 01273 709709

The Cat In The Hat

Based on thebook by Dr Seuss, The Cat In The Hat is full of tricks and crazy ideas. Ages 3+.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Fri 30 Jan 2015

£10–£12

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£10–£12

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Fri 10 Apr 2015

£10–£12 / 08441 717620

Sat 11 Apr 2015

£10–£12 / 08441 717620

The Haymarket, Basingstoke

Sun 8 Mar 2015

£11 / 01256 844244

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