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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.

Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

Thu 17 Jul

£13.50 / 01383 740384

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Wed 21 May

£16 (Children £11.75; £49) / 02476 553055

  • 10:30

Thu 22 May

£16 (Children £11.75; £49) / 02476 553055

  • 10:30

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 8 Oct

£14.50–£21 / 0844 847 2325

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Shrek the Musical

  • Directed by: Nigel Harman

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

War Horse

  • Directed by: Marianne Elliott

The National Theatre's staging of Michael Morpurgo's novel about a farm horse called Joey caught up in the horrors of WWI.

Beverley Racecourse

Sat 21 Jun

£16

  • 12:00 – 14:00

What The Ladybird Heard

  • Written by: Julia Donaldson

The Ladybird has a plan to prevent a prize cow from being stolen. Based on Julia Donaldson's popular children's book.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Tue 27 May

£11 / 01727 844488

  • 11:00

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Wed 27 Aug

£12

Thu 28 Aug

£12

Fri 29 Aug

£12

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Wed 16 Jul

£13 ( £48) / 020 8561 8371

  • 10:30

Thu 17 Jul

£13 ( £48) / 020 8561 8371

  • 10:30

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English National Ballet: My First Coppelia

  • Written by: George Williamson

Coppelia tells the comic family tale of an eccentric toymaker and his mechanical doll in a beautifully adapted version for young audiences.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Sat 3 May

£10–£25 (Children £8–£20) / 01892 530613

  • 11:00

Sun 4 May

£10–£25 (Children £8–£20) / 01892 530613

  • 11:00

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Sat 17 May

£11–£26

Sun 18 May

£11–£26

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Sat 24 May

£11–£26 / 08441 717620

Sun 25 May

£11–£26 / 08441 717620

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Constellations

A mixture of dance, spoken work and physicality which explores two versions of reality and the complexities of humanity; from the intimate to the superfluous.

Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich

Sat 28 Jun

£10 (£7; Family £25) / 01473 295230

  • 11:00

a small story: eine kleine geschichte

Starcatchers and Theater o.N. present a world of objects and visual storytelling for 2–4 year olds.

Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 7 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 09:30
  • 11:30

Sat 10 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:30

Eden Court Theatre, Inverness

Wed 21 May

£6 / 01463 234234

  • 10:30

Thu 22 May

£6 / 01463 234234

  • 10:30

Fri 23 May

£6 / 01463 234234

  • 10:30

Sat 24 May

£6 / 01463 234234

  • 10:30

The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Wed 14 May

£7.70 / 01224 642230

  • 10:30

Thu 15 May

£7.70 / 01224 642230

  • 10:30

Fri 16 May

£7.70 / 01224 642230

  • 10:30

Sat 17 May

£7.70 / 01224 642230

  • 10:30

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Spotlites Studio/Theatre Space

Spotlites Studion/Theatre Space available for hire

Kings Theatre, Chatham

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 01634 829468

  • 10:00 – 23:00

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 01634 829468

  • 10:00 – 23:00

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 01634 829468

  • 10:00 – 23:00
…and 108 more dates until 11 Aug

Clown: The Art Of Play

A performance based on play builds a direct relationship with the audience. When we play we are full of energy, alert and spontaneous; we look for playfulness in others and listen to creative impulses in ourselves.

Derby Theatre

Sat 14 Jun

£35 / 01332 593939

  • 10:00

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.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Wed 18 Jun

£12–£15 (£10–£13; £40) / 01274 432000

  • 10:30

Thu 19 Jun

£12–£15 (£10–£13; £40) / 01274 432000

  • 10:30

Fri 20 Jun

£12–£15 (£10–£13; £40) / 01274 432000

  • 10:30

Sat 21 Jun

£12–£15 (£10–£13; £40) / 01274 432000

  • 10:30

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Sun 1 Jun

£11–£15 (Children £9) / 01892 530613

  • 11:00

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Sat 1 Nov

£17.50 (Children £12.50) / 01223 503333

  • 10:30

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Private Peaceful

  • Written by: Michael Morpurgo

Simon Reade's adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's novel about the life of Private Tommo Peaceful in WWI.

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Thu 15 May

The House

£12.50–£22.50 (£7.50–£12.50) / 0121 236 4455

  • 11:00

Fri 16 May

The House

£12.50–£22.50 (£7.50–£12.50) / 0121 236 4455

  • 11:00

Sat 17 May

The House

£12.50–£22.50 (£7.50–£12.50) / 0121 236 4455

  • 11:00

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Thu 19 Jun

£15 / 01223 503333

  • 10:30

Fri 20 Jun

£15 / 01223 503333

  • 10:30

Sat 21 Jun

£15 / 01223 503333

  • 10:30

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen

Thu 29 May

£13–£17.50 / 01224 641122

  • 11:00

Fri 30 May

£13–£17.50 / 01224 641122

  • 11:00

Sat 31 May

£13–£17.50 / 01224 641122

  • 11:00

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Conversation about The James Plays

The creative team behind National Theatre of Scotland's The James Plays discuss their ambitious new project with Jackie McGlone.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Mon 18 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

James I: The Key Will Keep The Lock

Part of a new cycle of history plays by Rona Murno. This first play, based around the first James of the Stewart Kings, portrays the struggles and choices he makes to try and save himself, his Queen and his crown.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sat 16 Aug

£15 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sun 17 Aug

£15 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Wed 20 Aug

£15 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer

A fusion of animation, puppetry, projections and music are used to tell the epic story of quiet hero Alvin's search for his wife's lost soul in the depths of the ocean.

macrobert, Stirling

Sat 24 May

£8 / 01786 466666

  • 11:00

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Tue 6 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:15

Wed 7 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:45

Sat 10 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 12:00

Billy Brite: Stephen Joseph Youth Theatre (Ages 2-6)

  • Directed by: Cheryl Govan

A children's show directed by Cheryl Govan in which a young boy sets off on a round-the-world adventure when he discovers a globe in his Gran's attic.

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Sat 26 Apr

£2.50 / 01723 370541

  • 10:30
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Dylan Thomas: Clown In The Moon

A portrait of the poet's brief life, setting his broadcasts and iconic works alongside reminiscences of his antics and his encounters with women.

Assembly @ Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Baillie Room

£5 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Baillie Room

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Baillie Room

£10 / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 24 Aug

Power Games

Shane Shambhu's physical theatre piece fusing contemporary and South Asian dance, telling the story of a wealthy banker whose life is spiralling out of control. The audience votes at the end to determine whether or not he is saved.

Studio 79, Leicester

Tue 20 May

£10 (£8; Students £8) / 01162 517570

Pre show workshop: Learn about Altered Skin's fusion of South Asian dance with physical theatre and the real life events which influenced the creation of Power Games. Part of Let's Dance International Festival.

  • 11:00 – 12:30

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.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Sun 7 Sep

£12 (Children £10; £38) / 01970 623 232

  • 11:00

Airdrie Town Hall

Sat 17 May

£12 (£10) / 01698 403120

  • 11:00

Albert Halls, Bolton

Sun 21 Sep

£12 (Children £10; £38) / 01204 334400

  • 11:00

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A Collection of Grimms' Fairy Tales

Transforum Theatre - Kent State University Follow Hansel, Gretel, and Jacob on their journey through the forest. Using modern twists, creative shadow puppetry and animated storytelling, this heart-warming show asks you to re-evaluate classic tales and their morals. Grimms’ is suitable for all audiences.

AGA Showroom, Edinburgh

Mon 18 Aug

Upstairs

£8 (£7)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 19 Aug

Upstairs

£8 (£7)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 20 Aug

Upstairs

£8 (£7)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 23 Aug

Aliens Love Underpants

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

A close encounter of the 'pantastic' kind.

City Hall, Salisbury

Sun 4 May

£12.50 / 01722 434434

  • 11:00

Corn Exchange, King's Lynn

Wed 30 Apr

£12.50 ( £46) / 01553 764864

  • 10:30

Derby Assembly Rooms

Sun 27 Apr

Great Hall

£12.50 / 01332 255529

  • 11:00

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Blues and Burlesque

Cabaret show featuring live music from ex Dexys Midnight Runners' Pete Saunders, 2013 Burlesque Games winner Scarlett Belle and compère Vicious Delicious.

Cellar Door, London WC2E

Thu 1 May

Free / 020 7240 8848

  • 09:30 – 23:30

Dalloway

Dyad Productions 1923: The War is over. While Clarissa Dalloway prepares a party in Westminster, Septimus Smith is diagnosed with shell shock, and their memories and dreams magically intertwine with those of 15 other disparate souls this hot blue day in June. Conjuring the hopes and regrets of middle and upper class…

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Upstairs

£8 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Upstairs

£8 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Upstairs

£13 (£12) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Factor 9

A bloody medical horror story, told via multimedia by Dogstar.

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Thu 24 Apr

£8–£10 / 01475 723723

  • 07:30

Grandad and Me

Using original music, choreography and animation inspired by the illustrations of Jon Bishop this living storybook explores loss and the treasures of memory and imagination. Ages 5+.

Eden Court Theatre, Inverness

Wed 14 May

£5 / 01463 234234

  • 11:30

North Edinburgh Arts Centre

Tue 6 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:30

Wed 7 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:45

Sat 10 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:30

Mon 12 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:30

Tramway, Glasgow

Tue 13 May

£8 (£6) / 0845 330 3501

  • 10:30

Hugless Douglas

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

The Brook Theatre, Chatham

Sun 29 Jun

£6 (Children £5 under 16s; £20) / 01634 338338

  • 11:30

Norwich Playhouse

Sat 30 Aug

£10 / 01603 598598

  • 11:00

Sun 31 Aug

£10 / 01603 598598

  • 11:00

Princess Royal Theatre, Port Talbot

Sun 13 Jul

£8 / 01639 76314

  • 11:00 – 12:00

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