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One Man, Two Guvnors

  • Directed by: Adam Penford
  • Written by: Grant Olding (music)

National Theatre's satirical, slapstick production based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni. Featuring Gavin Spokes as Francis Henshall and Shaun Williamson (Barry from EastEnders) as Charlie Clench.

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Thu 5 Feb 2015

£10–£35 / 08441 717620

Sat 7 Feb 2015

£10–£35 / 08441 717620

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£14–£30.50 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£14–£30.50 / 0131 529 6000

Grand Opera House, York

Wed 11 Mar 2015

£10–£35 / 0844 871 3024

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£10–£35 / 0844 871 3024

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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 29 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 12:15 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
  • 14:00 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Sun 30 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 12:15 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
  • 14:00 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Sat 6 Dec

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 14:00 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
…and 15 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

The Lowry, Salford

Tue 26 May 2015

Quays

£13.50 / 0844 545 8252

Wed 27 May 2015

Quays

£13.50 / 0844 545 8252

Thu 28 May 2015

Quays

£13.50 / 0844 545 8252

…and 3 more dates until 31 May 2015

Wicked

  • Directed by: Joe Mantello
  • Written by: Winnie Holzman

Smash-hit musical that acts as a prequel to The Wizard of Oz, with L Frank Baum's characters brilliantly re-imagined as two young girls who grow up to fulfil their destinies as Glenda the Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

Apollo Victoria Theatre, London SW1V

Sat 29 Nov

£15–£90 / 0844 871 3001

Wed 3 Dec

£15–£90 / 0844 871 3001

Sat 6 Dec

£15–£90 / 0844 871 3001

…and 105 more dates until 7 Nov 2015

Bristol Hippodrome

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£20–£72.50 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£22.50–£75 / 0844 847 2325

Wed 25 Feb 2015

£20–£72.50 / 0844 847 2325

…and 7 more dates until 21 Mar 2015

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Sat 29 Nov

£22.50–£75 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 3 Dec

£20–£72.50 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 6 Dec

£22.50–£75 / 0844 871 3014

…and 16 more dates until 10 Jan 2015

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Dreamboats and Miniskirts

  • Written by: Maurice Gran

Musical sequel to Dreamboats And Petticoats written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, which follows an aspiring vocal duo, who must adapt their style to succeed during the advent of the Beatles and the Mersey sound. Featuring the hits 'Twist & Shout', 'Handy Man', 'Pretty Woman' and 'One Fine Day'.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 12 Mar 2015

£10–£44.50

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£10–£44.50

The Grand Theatre & Opera House, Leeds

Wed 15 Jul 2015

£18.50–£32 / 0844 848 2700

Sat 18 Jul 2015

£18.50–£32 / 0844 848 2700

Hall For Cornwall, Truro

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£14–£26.50; £12–£24; £16–£28.50 / 01872 262466

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£14–£26.50; £12–£24; £16–£28.50 / 01872 262466

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Dangerous Corner

  • Written by: JB Priestley

Life may never be the same again after a chance remark is out in the open at the Caplan's dinner party. Drama written by JB Priestley.

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Sat 29 Nov

£17–£33 / 0844 871 7645

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Saturday Night Fever

  • Directed by: Ryan McBryde

New stage production of the 70s John Travolta film featuring songs by the Bee Gees. Choreographed by Andrew Wright; directed by Ryan McBride.

Congress Theatre, Eastbourne

Thu 11 Dec

£23–£35 / 01323 412000

Sat 13 Dec

£23–£35 / 01323 412000

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Thu 12 Feb 2015

£15.50–£32.50; premium £36.50 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£15.50–£32.50; premium £36.50 / 0131 529 6000

Hall For Cornwall, Truro

Wed 14 Jan 2015

£19–£39; £17–£35; £14–£26; £21–£41 / 01872 262466

Sat 17 Jan 2015

£19–£39; £17–£35; £14–£26; £21–£41 / 01872 262466

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Agatha Christie's Black Coffee

  • Written by: Agatha Christie

Christie's first play for the stage features the now-iconic Hercule Poirot and a typical crime plot.

Derby Theatre

Sat 29 Nov

£11–£26.50 / 01332 593939

Aladdin

Tickets - £10.00, Family of 4 - £35.00, Groups - Buy 10 get 1 free Family of 4 and Group offer can be booked at box office only It’s panto time again – oh yes it is! This year our story is set in the Far East… Naw, not Fife! CHINA! There’s trouble brewing in Old Peking… Abanazar, the world’s slimiest sorcerer…

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Sat 29 Nov

The Beacon Theatre

£10 / 01475 723723

Sat 6 Dec

The Beacon Theatre

£10 / 01475 723723

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

Sat 6 Dec

£14–£18.50 (£5; Students £11–£15.50; Children £8–£11) / 0141 429 0022

…and 17 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Dance 'Til Dawn

  • Written by: Karen Bruce

Strictly Come Dancing favourites Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace are back with a brand new show celebrating the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Aldwych Theatre, London WC2B

Thu 27 Nov

£26.50–£74.50 / 0844 847 2379

Sat 29 Nov

£26.50–£74.50 / 0844 847 2379

Thu 4 Dec

£26.50–£74.50 / 0844 847 2379

…and 11 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 25 Mar 2015

£10–£48 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 28 Mar 2015

£10–£48 / 0844 847 2325

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Wed 18 Mar 2015

£19.50–£34.50 / 01702 351135

Sat 21 Mar 2015

£19.50–£34.50 / 01702 351135

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An Ideal Husband

  • Directed by: Rachel Kavanaugh
  • Written by: Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde's witty expose of the deceptions at work in 19th century London society, featuring Chichester favourite Patricia Routledge as Lady Markby.

Chichester Festival Theatre

Sat 29 Nov

£10 preview / 01243 781312

Wed 3 Dec

£10 preview / 01243 781312

Sat 6 Dec

£10 preview / 01243 781312

…and 2 more dates until 13 Dec

The Play That Goes Wrong

  • Directed by: Mark Bell
  • Written by: Henry Shields

Award winning company Theatre Mischief presents a play-within-a-play about an amateur dramatic society putting on a murder mystery production.

Duchess Theatre, London WC2B

Thu 27 Nov

£25–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

Sat 29 Nov

£25–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

Sun 30 Nov

£25–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

…and 118 more dates until 5 Sep 2015

Robin Hood: Rayleigh Operatic and Dramatic Society

Traditional pantomime fun for all the family, written by Vicky Orman.

Mill Art And Events Centre, Rayleigh

Sat 29 Nov

£6; £10 (£8) / 01268 778737

Singin' I'm No a Billy He's a Tim

Goldfish Theatre presents its take on Des Dillon's classic anti-sectarian play, which has a Rangers and a Celtic fan locked up together in a cell for the duration of an Old Firm match.

Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 4 Apr 2015

£17.50–£20 / 0141 332 1846

The BFG

David Wood's adaptation of Roald Dahl's tale of nice and nasty giants, directed by Andrew Panton.

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 6 Dec

£10–£28 (£15) / 0131 248 4848

  • 14:00 The BFG Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 13 Dec

£10–£28 (£15) / 0131 248 4848

  • 14:00 The BFG Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Fri 19 Dec

£10–£28 (£15) / 0131 248 4848

  • 14:00 The BFG Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh
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Cinderella

St Serf's Players present the enchanting fairytale featuring Cinders, her ugly sisters and Prince Charming.

St Serf's Church Halls, Edinburgh

Sat 6 Dec

£7.50 (Children £3; Family £18)

  • 14:00 Cinderella St Serf's Church Halls, Edinburgh

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.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Fri 13 Mar 2015

£12.50 / 0844 338 5000

Sun 15 Mar 2015

£12.50 / 0844 338 5000

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Fri 20 Feb 2015

£13.50–£16 / 0844 871 7645

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£13.50–£16 / 0844 871 7645

Sun 22 Feb 2015

£13.50–£16 / 0844 871 7645

Princess Theatre, Torquay

Fri 27 Mar 2015

£13.50–£16 / 0870 847 2315

Sat 28 Mar 2015

£13.50–£16 / 0870 847 2315

Sun 29 Mar 2015

£13.50–£16 / 0870 847 2315

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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.

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

Stratford Circus, London E15

Sat 29 Nov

£10 (£8; £30) / 0844 357 2625

Eric and Little Ern

  • Directed by: Owen Lewis
  • Written by: Dick Hills

A tribute to the stage and screen duo, performed by Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens.

St James Theatre, London SW1E

Sat 20 Dec

£35 / 0844 264 2140

Sun 21 Dec

£35 / 0844 264 2140

Fri 26 Dec

£35 / 0844 264 2140

…and 9 more dates until 11 Jan 2015

Miracle on 34th Street

Scottish première production of the musical adaption of the classic 1947 feel good festive film about a department store Santa Claus who's convinced he's the real thing.

Pitlochry Festival Theatre

Sat 29 Nov

£12.50–£32.50 (Family £50; Children £6.25–£15) / 01796 484626

Sun 30 Nov

£12.50–£32.50 (Family £50; Children £6.25–£15) / 01796 484626

Thu 4 Dec

£12.50–£32.50 (Family £50; Children £6.25–£15) / 01796 484626

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The Opposite Sex: Halifax Thespians

  • Directed by: Ian Slim
  • Written by: David Tristram

A contemporary farce of marriage and modern relationships following the love lives of two couples, complete with a bittersweet twist.

The Playhouse, Halifax

Sat 13 Dec

£11 / 01422 365998

Robin Hood

A traditional family pantomime starring CBBC's Ed Petrie (All Over The Place, Marrying Mum And Dad) as Robin, Patrick O'Kane (Game Of Thrones, Jamaica Inn) as the Sheriff of Nottingham and Tom Bright (who also writes and directs) as Friar Tuck.

Lighthouse: Poole's Centre for the Arts

Sat 6 Dec

£15.50 preview; £18.50 off peak; £19.50 peak; £18.50 off peak; £19.50 peak; £18.50 off peak; £18.50 relaxed performance, phone for prices / 0844 406 8666

  • 15:00 Robin Hood Lighthouse: Poole's Centre for the Arts

Tue 9 Dec

£15.50 preview; £18.50 off peak; £19.50 peak; £18.50 off peak; £19.50 peak; £18.50 off peak; £18.50 relaxed performance, phone for prices / 0844 406 8666

  • 13:30 Robin Hood Lighthouse: Poole's Centre for the Arts

Wed 10 Dec

£15.50 preview; £18.50 off peak; £19.50 peak; £18.50 off peak; £19.50 peak; £18.50 off peak; £18.50 relaxed performance, phone for prices / 0844 406 8666

  • 13:30 Robin Hood Lighthouse: Poole's Centre for the Arts
…and 12 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Russian State Ballet: Nutcracker

  • Directed by: Sergei Bobrov
  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Full-length classical ballet set to Tchaikovsky's music and performed by the renowned company.

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Sun 4 Jan 2015

£19.50–£38.50 / 0844 907 9000

Bristol Hippodrome

Thu 8 Jan 2015

£12.50–£32.50 / 0844 847 2325

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Sun 18 Jan 2015

£30.50–£37.50 / 01702 351135

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Strange Town Youth Theatre

Weekly drama classes for kids to have fun with drama games, learn new skills and make some buddies. All the plays are written by young people for young people.

Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 28 Nov

£75 per term / 0131 629 0292

Ages 11–14. Please note: This course runs 5 Sep–12 Dec 2014.

£95 per term / 0131 629 0292

Ages 11–14. Please note: This course runs 5 Sep–12 Dec 2014.

Wed 3 Dec

£95 per term / 0131 629 0292

Ages 11–14. Please note: This course runs 3 Sep–10 Dec 2014.

Fri 5 Dec

£75 per term / 0131 629 0292

Ages 11–14. Please note: This course runs 5 Sep–12 Dec 2014.

£95 per term / 0131 629 0292

Ages 11–14. Please note: This course runs 5 Sep–12 Dec 2014.

…and 27 more dates until 1 Apr 2015

The Tommy Cooper Show

A celebration of the popular comedian with clips from his best-loved shows and musical accompaniment.

Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Sat 31 Jan 2015

Walker Theatre

£14 / 01743 281281

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