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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

Blackfriars Arts Centre, Boston

Sat 1 Nov

£12 (Children £10) / 01205 363108

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…and at 14 other places

Billy Smart's Circus

This all human performance includes a trapeze act, acrobats, jugglers, aerialists and a fire tricks, all soundtracked by a live band.

Ealing Common, London W5

Sun 26 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

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

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

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

Grand Theatre, Swansea

Thu 13 Nov

£13–£15.50 / 01792 475715

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Stick Man

  • Directed by: Sally Cookson
  • Written by: Benji Bower (music)

A show about a family of stick people. Presented by Scamp Theatre. Ages 3+.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Sat 8 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 873 3433

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Sun 9 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 873 3433

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Wed 12 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 873 3433

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
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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.

Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne

Tue 28 Oct

£12.50 (Children £9.50) / 0191 230 5151

Wed 29 Oct

£12.50 (Children £9.50) / 0191 230 5151

Thu 30 Oct

£12.50 (Children £9.50) / 0191 230 5151

Norwich Playhouse

Sat 29 Nov

£11.50 / 01603 598598

Sun 30 Nov

£11.50 / 01603 598598

Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

Sat 1 Nov

Theatre

£12.50 (£10) / 02476 524524

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.

New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Wed 3 Dec

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

Thu 4 Dec

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

Fri 5 Dec

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

…and 21 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

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

Sun 25 Jan 2015

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

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

Sun 16 Nov

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

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A Play, a Pie and a Pint: Flying With Swans

Three friends reunite for a simple trip to Arran, which becomes the journey of a lifetime. Written by Jack Dickson.

Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

Wed 12 Nov

£12 / 01292 288235

Thu 13 Nov

£12 / 01292 288235

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.

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

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Wed 24 Dec

£22.25–£52.75 / 0844 856 0202

Sat 27 Dec

£22.25–£52.75 / 0844 856 0202

Sun 28 Dec

£22.25–£52.75 / 0844 856 0202

Sat 3 Jan 2015

£22.25–£52.75 / 0844 856 0202

Odyssey Arena, Belfast

Sat 22 Nov

£10.11–£28.50 / 028 9073 9074

Sun 23 Nov

£10.11–£28.50 / 028 9073 9074

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Jack and The Beanstalk

Children's show adapted from the much-loved fairy tale.

Theatre Royal, St Helens

Sat 6 Dec

£14 (£13; Children £12; Family £49) / 01744 756000

Sun 7 Dec

£14 (£13; Children £12; Family £49) / 01744 756000

Mon 8 Dec

£12 (£11; Children £10; Family £42) / 01744 756000

…and 10 more dates until 11 Jan 2015

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

Sun 30 Nov

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

Mon 1 Dec

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

…and 30 more dates until 31 Dec

At Boiling Point

Multi-media art and theatrical performances in the Boilerhouse.

London Metropolitan University, N7

Wed 22 Oct

Boilerhouse

Free

Thu 23 Oct

Boilerhouse

Free

Fri 24 Oct

Boilerhouse

Free

Sat 25 Oct

Boilerhouse

Free

Day of the Dead Futuro

BFI Sci Fi Season presents: Day of the Dead Futuro at Ritzy Cinema.

Ritzy Picturehouse, Brixton

Sat 1 Nov

Phone for prices / 0871 902 5739

Emily Brown and the Thing

  • 5 stars

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

Blackwood Miners' Institute

Wed 26 Nov

£6.50 / 01495 227206

Brighton Dome

Sun 9 Nov

Studio Theatre

£7 (£5; £22) / 01273 709709

Jacksons Lane Theatre, London N6

Sat 6 Dec

£12.95 / 020 8340 5226

Sun 7 Dec

£12.95 / 020 8340 5226

Tue 9 Dec

£12.95 / 020 8340 5226

…and 21 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

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How Nigeria Became: A Story, And A Spear That Didn't Work

  • Directed by: Gbolahan Obisesan
  • Written by: Gbolahan Obisesan

This colourful and quick-witted production offers a creative insight into Nigeria's beginnings in 1914. Written and directed by British Nigerian playwright Gbolahan Obisesan.

Unicorn Theatre, London SE1

Wed 22 Oct

£10 / 020 7645 0560

Thu 23 Oct

£10 / 020 7645 0560

Fri 24 Oct

£10 / 020 7645 0560

…and 4 more dates until 7 Nov

Hugless Douglas

Blunderbus present the tale of poor hugless Douglas – the bear who is searching for the perfect cuddle. Ages 3–7.

Arts Centre Washington

Sat 8 Nov

£20 (£6) / 0191 219 3455

The Carriageworks, Leeds

Wed 29 Oct

£9.50 (£8.50; £34) / 0113 224 3801

Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Southampton

Tue 28 Oct

£10 (£8) / 023 8066 7683

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Jack & The Beanstalk

  • Directed by: Richard Tunley

Poor Jack knows he's in trouble when he goes to market to sell the precious cow and comes back with magic beans. But when discarded in the garden a giant beanstalk grows and a whole adventure is to be found waiting for Jack at the top of the beanstalk. Perhaps he's not in trouble after all.

The Coliseum Theatre, Aberdare

Tue 2 Dec

£15 (£11) / 0800 014 7111

Wed 3 Dec

£15 (£11) / 0800 014 7111

Thu 4 Dec

£15 (£11) / 0800 014 7111

Fri 5 Dec

£15 (£11) / 0800 014 7111

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.

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

Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Sat 25 Oct

£13.50–£15.50 (Children £13.50 under 16s) / 0115 989 5555

Sun 26 Oct

£13.50–£15.50 (Children £13.50 under 16s) / 0115 989 5555

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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

Sun 1 Feb 2015

£17–£50 / 01224 641122

Sun 8 Feb 2015

£17–£50 / 01224 641122

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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

Wed 10 Dec

£8.50 ( £7.50) / 01227 769075

Fri 12 Dec

£8.50 ( £7.50) / 01227 769075

…and 7 more dates until 21 Dec

We're Going On A Bear Hunt

  • Directed by: Sally Cookson
  • Written by: Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen's award-winning book is brought vividly and noisily to the stage in director Sally Cookson's fun-filled adaptation set to Benji Bower's versatile lively score. Join our intrepid adventurers on their quest to find a bear; as they wade through the gigantic swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the…

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Wed 3 Dec

£12 / 0116 242 3595

Thu 4 Dec

£12 / 0116 242 3595

Fri 5 Dec

£12 / 0116 242 3595

Sat 6 Dec

£12 / 0116 242 3595

Charlie & Lola's Best Bestest Play

Exciting stage production based on the popular books for tots about Charlie and his funny little sister Lola, and the many, many obstacles standing between her and bedtime. Ages 3+.

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea

Mon 27 Oct

£12 / 01424 229111

Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

Wed 29 Oct

£12 / 023 8067 1771

Thu 30 Oct

£12 / 023 8067 1771

Sat 1 Nov

£12 / 023 8067 1771

The Woodville, Gravesend

Sat 25 Oct

£11.50 (Children £10) / 01474 337774

Cinderella And The Glass Slipper

A magical journey to the heart of mystical Austria and to the sparkling city of Vienna for the most fabulous fairy-tale panto of them all.

Hertford Theatre

Mon 8 Dec

£14.40; £9; £15.50; £16.20; £15.30; £17.10; £15.30 (Children £12.60; Children £13.50; Children £14.40; Children £13.50; Children £15.30; £12.60… / 01992 531500

Tue 9 Dec

£14.40; £9; £15.50; £16.20; £15.30; £17.10; £15.30 (Children £12.60; Children £13.50; Children £14.40; Children £13.50; Children £15.30; £12.60… / 01992 531500

Wed 10 Dec

£14.40; £9; £15.50; £16.20; £15.30; £17.10; £15.30 (Children £12.60; Children £13.50; Children £14.40; Children £13.50; Children £15.30; £12.60… / 01992 531500

…and 6 more dates until 18 Dec

Cinderella: Stockton Riverside College

Based upon the classic fairy-tale, Cinderella is a stunning show that tells the enchanting story of Cinderella through the beautiful musical score of Rodgers and Hammerstein.

ARC: Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton-on-Tees

Mon 8 Dec

£10 / 01642 525199

Tue 9 Dec

£10 / 01642 525199

Wed 10 Dec

£10 / 01642 525199

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