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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

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

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

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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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

Grand Theatre, Swansea

Thu 13 Nov

£13–£15.50 / 01792 475715

  • 10:30

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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

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

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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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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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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

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.

Harlow Playhouse

Sat 11 Oct

£14 / 01279 431945

  • 11:00

New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Wed 3 Dec

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

  • 11:00

Thu 4 Dec

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

  • 11:00

Fri 5 Dec

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

  • 11:00
…and 21 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

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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Strictly Balti

Travelling Light presents Strictly Balti, a show about growing up. The performance follows Saikat as he dances through his dual-identity.

Pegasus Theatre, Oxford

Fri 10 Oct

£13 (£9; Children £6 under 18s) / 01865 722851

  • 10:30

Northern Ballet: Elves And The Shoemaker

A re-telling of the Brothers Grimm story about a pair of magical shoes.

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Fri 24 Apr 2015

Phone for prices / 023 8071 1811

  • 11:30

Northern Ballet & Phoenix Dance Theatre, Leeds

Mon 27 Oct

Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre

£5 (Children £4) / 0113 220 8000

  • 11:00

Tue 28 Oct

Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre

£5 (Children £4) / 0113 220 8000

  • 11:00

Wed 29 Oct

Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre

£5 (Children £4) / 0113 220 8000

  • 11:00
…and 3 more dates until 1 Nov

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

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

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
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Cinderella

A brand new take on the classic fairytale - life is hard for Ella on the farm. A life made worse for her sisters.

The Dukes, Lancaster

Tue 2 Dec

£10.50–£17 / 01524 598 500

  • 10:15 – 12:45

Wed 3 Dec

£10.50–£17 / 01524 598 500

  • 10:15 – 12:45

Thu 4 Dec

£10.50–£17 / 01524 598 500

  • 10:15 – 12:45
…and 13 more dates until 9 Jan 2015

Dick Whittington And His Cat

Pendle Productions in association with Thwaites Empire Theatre present a traditional family pantomime based on the ever-popular fairy tale.

Thwaites Empire Theatre, Blackburn

Wed 3 Dec

£13 (Children £9; £40) / 01254 685500

  • 10:00

Thu 4 Dec

£13 (Children £9; £40) / 01254 685500

  • 10:00

Fri 5 Dec

£13 (Children £9; £40) / 01254 685500

  • 10:00
…and 10 more dates until 24 Dec

Eric The Elf's Chaotic Christmas

A special show for wee ones this Christmas time. Guaranteed to get even the grumpiest curmudgeon excited about the magic of Christmas!

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Thu 11 Dec

Circle Studio

£8 / 0141 429 0022

Fri 12 Dec

Circle Studio

£8 / 0141 429 0022

Sat 13 Dec

Circle Studio

£8 / 0141 429 0022

…and 12 more dates until 31 Dec

Hugless Douglas

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

The Carriageworks, Leeds

Wed 29 Oct

£9.50 (£8.50; £34) / 0113 224 3801

  • 11:00

Civic Theatre, Chelmsford

Fri 3 Oct

£10 (£8.50; £40) / 01245 606505

  • 10:30

Sat 4 Oct

£10 (£8.50; £40) / 01245 606505

  • 11:30

Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford

Fri 3 Oct

£10 (£7.50; £30) / 01245 606505

  • 10:00

Sat 4 Oct

£10 (£7.50; £30) / 01245 606505

  • 11:30

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Lunch with Agatha

Two-act comedy play in the spirit of the mysteries of Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot.

Lanark Memorial Hall

Sat 4 Oct

£15 (includes soup and sandwich) / 01555 667999

  • 12:00
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Romeo & Juliet

Set amongst the princes and nobles of Verona, this dynamic new production combines the purity and beauty of Shakespeare's original text with entrancing contemporary street dance.

The White Rock Theatre, Hastings

Fri 3 Oct

£15 (Children £12.50 under 16s) / 01424 462288

  • 10:30

The Singing Kettle: Fantastic Funfair

Thrills and spills as the Kettle gang take on the helter skelters and merry-go-rounds of the funfair! With old songs including 'Apples and Bananas' and 'My Aunt Came Back' as well as some brand new ditties, plus the all-important chance for kids to join the team onstage.

Assembly Rooms, Wick

Sat 18 Oct

£9 / 01955 602584

Braehead Arena, Glasgow

Fri 12 Dec

£13.50 / 0844 499 1700

Sat 13 Dec

£13.50 / 0844 499 1700

Sun 14 Dec

£13.50 / 0844 499 1700

Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre

Sun 5 Oct

£12 / 01698 403120

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Skyhawk

  • Directed by: Tim Baker
  • Written by: Tim Baker

An edge-of-your-seat wildlife musical adventure for young people and their families. This is an intense and touching story of how protecting a rare bird, an osprey, forges a deep and special friendship between two children, Callum and Iona and crosses over to Africa, to a Gambian girl called Jeneba.

Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Wed 15 Oct

£10 (Children £5 under 16s) / 028 9038 1081

  • 10:30

Thu 16 Oct

£10 (Children £5 under 16s) / 028 9038 1081

  • 10:30

Fri 17 Oct

£10 (Children £5 under 16s) / 028 9038 1081

  • 10:30
…and 2 more dates until 21 Oct

Arthur's Dreamboat

A magical playful children’s show using puppets to tell the story of a boy who dreams of a beautiful boat with a stripy sail. Based on the book by Polly Dunbar.

Central Studio, Queen Mary's College, Basingstoke

Sat 6 Dec

£7 (Children £6) / 01256 418 318

  • 11:00

Stratford Circus, London E15

Sat 15 Nov

£8 (£6; Family £24) / 0844 357 2625

  • 11:30 – 12:10

The Theatre Chipping Norton

Sat 18 Oct

£8.50 / 01608 642 350

  • 11:30

Beegu (Ages 3-8)

  • Written by: Alexis Deacon

Join Beegu on her journey through space to a curious planet. Alexis Deacon's children's book is brought to life by Dotted Line Theatre with live music and beautiful puppetry.

Artsdepot, London N12

Wed 3 Dec

Studio Theatre

£10 / 020 8369 5454

  • 10:30

Thu 4 Dec

Studio Theatre

£10 / 020 8369 5454

  • 10:30

Sat 6 Dec

Studio Theatre

£10 / 020 8369 5454

  • 10:30
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