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Circus Vegas

A FLEET of American trucks will be rolling into Stratford next week as a taste of Vegas heads to the East End. Circus Vegas, is promising an all-action family show while the adjoining winter funfair will provide a fun day out for everyone.

Westfield Stratford City Shopping Centre, London E20

Sat 27 Dec

£8 / 020 8221 7300

  • 15:00 – 17:30 Circus Vegas Westfield Stratford City Shopping Centre, London

Sun 28 Dec

£8 / 020 8221 7300

  • 14:00 – 16:30 Circus Vegas Westfield Stratford City Shopping Centre, London
  • 17:00 – 19:30 Circus Vegas Westfield Stratford City Shopping Centre, London

Mon 29 Dec

£8 / 020 8221 7300

  • 17:00 – 19:30 Circus Vegas Westfield Stratford City Shopping Centre, London
…and 6 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Cinderella

He’s back and looking for love…she’s looking to go to the ball. We present to you a magical cocktail of glamour and glitz as Inverclyde’s own special Cinders sings her way into everyone’s hearts whilst those Ugly Sisters hit the Talent Show dance floor with an eye on the prize….the Prince. Pantomime fun for all the…

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Sat 27 Dec

The Beacon Theatre

£12–£18 (Children £10–£16) / 01475 723723

Sun 28 Dec

The Beacon Theatre

£12–£18 (Children £10–£16) / 01475 723723

Mon 29 Dec

The Beacon Theatre

£10–£16 (Children £8–£14) / 01475 723723

…and 4 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

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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The Mousetrap

  • Directed by: Ian Watt-Smith
  • Written by: Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie's play has been performed over 25,000 times. Now celebrating its diamond anniversary in the London West End, it's finally embarking on a UK tour.

Baths Hall, Scunthorpe

Wed 17 Jun 2015

£21.50–£24.50 / 0844 854 2776

Sat 20 Jun 2015

£21.50–£24.50 / 0844 854 2776

Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

Wed 10 Jun 2015

£19–£26.50 / 01323 412000

Sat 13 Jun 2015

£19–£26.50 / 01323 412000

Dorking Halls

Wed 30 Sep 2015

£21.50–£25.50 / 01306 881717

Sat 3 Oct 2015

£21.50–£25.50 / 01306 881717

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Stick Man

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

Scamp Theatre bring Julia Donaldson’s popular picture book to life in this engaging family show.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Sat 27 Dec

£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 28 Dec

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

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

Mon 29 Dec

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 12:15 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
  • 14:00 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
…and 4 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

Sherman Cymru, Cardiff

Tue 14 Apr 2015

£8 / 0844 545 8252

Wed 15 Apr 2015

£8 / 0844 545 8252

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Jack And The Beanstalk

Fee, Fi, Fo, Fun!!! A Family panto for Everyone! Join us for Jack’s gigantic adventures in a brand spanking new version of the pantomime classic. Jack’s just a wee laddie fae Fife on his way to the big city to seek his fortune with just his old coo for company. Little does he know what amazing adventures await. With…

Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

Sat 27 Dec

£17 (£13; Family £12; Children £13) / 01592 583302

Mon 29 Dec

£17 (£13; Family £12; Children £13) / 01592 583302

Tue 30 Dec

£17 (£13; Family £12; Children £13) / 01592 583302

…and 3 more dates until 10 Jan 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 27 Dec

£15–£95 / 0844 871 3001

Mon 29 Dec

£15–£95 / 0844 871 3001

Tue 30 Dec

£15–£95 / 0844 871 3001

…and 95 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 27 Dec

£22.50–£75 / 0844 871 3014

Sun 28 Dec

£22.50–£75 / 0844 871 3014

Mon 29 Dec

£22.50–£75 / 0844 871 3014

…and 6 more dates until 10 Jan 2015

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The Elf By Herself

Festive show about the elf who grew tall. Ages 3–6.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 27 Dec

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

Sun 28 Dec

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

Mon 29 Dec

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

…and 2 more dates until 31 Dec

Exeter Corn Exchange

Thu 1 Jan 2015

£19.50 (£17.50) / 01392 665938

Jack and the Beanstalk

The Brunton's panto of choice this Christmas is the classic tale of Jack and the Beanstalk, which has been written and directed by Mark Cox. (Oh yes it was).

The Brunton, Musselburgh

Sat 27 Dec

£14.75–£17 (£11.75–£14; Family £51–£60) / 0131 665 2240

Mon 29 Dec

£14.75–£17 (£11.75–£14; Family £51–£60) / 0131 665 2240

Tue 30 Dec

£14.75–£17 (£11.75–£14; Family £51–£60) / 0131 665 2240

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The Pied Piper Of Hamelin: The Wednesday Players

The Wednesday Players present an amateur production of the dark children's story.

Palace Theatre, Southend-on-Sea

Sat 17 Jan 2015

£11.50–£12.50 (£9.50–£10.50; £40–£45)

Sun 18 Jan 2015

£11.50–£12.50 (£9.50–£10.50; £40–£45)

Pinocchio

  • Directed by: Owen Calvert-Lyons
  • Written by: Toby Hulse (adaptation)

Carlo Collodi's family tale of the wooden puppet who wanted to be a real boy.

The Castle, Wellingborough

Sat 27 Dec

£15 ( £13; £13) / 01933 270007

Mon 29 Dec

£15 ( £13; £13) / 01933 270007

Tue 30 Dec

£15 ( £13; £13) / 01933 270007

Aladdin

Panto veterans Grant Stott, Andy Gray and Allan Stewart take to the stage to present Aladdin complete with special effects.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 27 Dec

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

Sun 28 Dec

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

Mon 29 Dec

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

…and 13 more dates until 18 Jan 2015

Brat Kids Carnival

A colourful cabaret featuring mischief makers and circus acts. There's something for all the family in this production with everything from acrobatics to clowning and party tricks.

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

Sat 27 Dec

£14

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Sun 28 Dec

£14

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Sat 3 Jan 2015

£14

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Sun 4 Jan 2015

£14

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Cirque Berserk

A large-scale family circus show with jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, dancers, musicians and stuntmen. Highlights include Hercules the strongman, award-winning clown Tweedy and a hair-raising motorcycle routine from Globe of Death.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Sat 7 Feb 2015

£28 (£24) / 01892 530613

Sun 8 Feb 2015

£28 (£24) / 01892 530613

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Fri 13 Feb 2015

£17–£23 (£18–£20; Children £16.50 under 16s) / 020 8561 8371

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Fri 20 Mar 2015

£18.50–£30 / 0121 236 4455

Sat 21 Mar 2015

£18.50–£30 / 0121 236 4455

Sun 22 Mar 2015

£18.50–£30 / 0121 236 4455

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Dick Whittington

Seeking independence and fame, young Dick Whittington moves to the bright lights of Berwick-upon-Thames to find his fortune.

The Maltings Theatre and Cinema, Berwick-Upon-Tweed

Sat 27 Dec

£17–£21 (£15; Family £58) / 01289 330999

Sun 28 Dec

£17–£21 (£15; Family £58) / 01289 330999

Mon 29 Dec

£15–£19 (£13; Family £50) / 01289 330999

Tue 30 Dec

£15–£19 (£13; Family £50) / 01289 330999

Little Red Riding Hood: Sudbury Dramatic Society

  • Directed by: Robert Crighton
  • Written by: Andy Gribben

A traditional family pantomime based on the famous and ever-popular fairy tale about the big, bad wolf.

Quay Theatre, Sudbury

Sat 27 Dec

£10 (Children £8 under 14s) / 01787 374745

Sun 28 Dec

£10 (Children £8 under 14s) / 01787 374745

Scottish Ballet's The Nutcracker

Peter Darrell’s magical world of The Nutcracker has been reimagined by Olivier Award winning designer Lez Brotherston, bringing a new sheen to this classical 40-year-old adaptation. Booking is essential.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sat 27 Dec

£13–£38 / 0131 529 6000

Tue 30 Dec

£13–£38 / 0131 529 6000

Wed 31 Dec

£13–£38 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 3 Jan 2015

£13–£38 / 0131 529 6000

Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Thu 8 Jan 2015

£7.50–£26.50 / 0844 871 7647

Sat 10 Jan 2015

£8.50–£32.50 / 0844 871 7647

Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne

Thu 12 Feb 2015

£11.50 / 0844 811 2121

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£11.50 / 0844 811 2121

The Sound Of Music

  • Written by: Howard Lindsay

Paul Kerryson directs Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic musical, reuniting the successful creative team of choreographer Drew McOnie and musical director Ben Atkinson. Lucy Schaufer plays Mother Abbess.

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Sat 27 Dec

£3 / 0116 242 3595

Wed 31 Dec

£3 / 0116 242 3595

Thu 1 Jan 2015

£3 / 0116 242 3595

…and 5 more dates until 17 Jan 2015

Aladdin

A spectacular family pantomime with stunning sets, glittering costumes, wonderful songs and dazzling dancing.

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Sat 27 Dec

£13.90–£32.40 / 0844 871 7645

  • 14:00 Aladdin New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Sun 28 Dec

£13.90–£32.40 / 0844 871 7645

  • 13:30 Aladdin New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Mon 29 Dec

£13.90–£32.40 / 0844 871 7645

  • 14:00 Aladdin New Victoria Theatre, Woking
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Aladdin

Hull New Theatre's annual pantomime has become an unmissable family tradition and this year the adventures of Aladdin will be brought magically to life by a superb cast led by Sherrie Hewson and Keith Harris with Orville and Cuddles!

Hull New Theatre

Sat 27 Dec

£17.50–£24.50 / 01482 226655

  • 14:00 – 17:00 Aladdin Hull New Theatre

Sun 28 Dec

£17.50–£24.50 / 01482 226655

  • 13:00 – 16:00 Aladdin Hull New Theatre
  • 17:00 – 20:00 Aladdin Hull New Theatre

Mon 29 Dec

£17.50–£24.50 / 01482 226655

  • 14:00 – 17:00 Aladdin Hull New Theatre
…and 5 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Aladdin

Expect family fun and frolics at the Webster Theatre's annual panto, which features Steven Alexander from BBC's The Voice as Aladdin.

Lansdowne Church (Websters Theatre), Glasgow

Sat 27 Dec

£11.50–£13 / 0141 337 2311

  • 14:30 Aladdin Lansdowne Church (Websters Theatre), Glasgow

Sun 28 Dec

£11.50–£13 / 0141 337 2311

  • 14:30 Aladdin Lansdowne Church (Websters Theatre), Glasgow

Cinderella

A traditional family pantomime starring Brian Conley as Buttons, joined by fashion expert, award-winning television presenter, author and all-round national treasure Gok Wan as The Fairy Gokmother.

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Sat 27 Dec

£20–£37.50 / 023 8071 1811

Sun 28 Dec

£20–£37.50 / 023 8071 1811

Mon 29 Dec

£20–£37.50 / 023 8071 1811

…and 2 more dates until 31 Dec

Cinderella

Put on your glass slippers and ballgowns (we all own these things, right?) for the SECC's annual large scale panto featuring John Barrowman and the Krankies. Plus X Factor's Melane Masson as Fairy Godmother.

SECC, Glasgow

Sat 27 Dec

Clyde Auditorium

£13–£26 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 28 Dec

Clyde Auditorium

£13–£26 / 0141 248 3000

Mon 29 Dec

Clyde Auditorium

£13–£26 / 0141 248 3000

…and 6 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Cinderella

Spillers Pantomimes present their take on the classic rags-to-riches fairy tale with song and dance routines a plenty.

Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre

Sat 27 Dec

£11–£14.50 / 01698 403120

Sun 28 Dec

£11–£14.50 / 01698 403120

Mon 29 Dec

£13.50–£14.50 / 01698 403120

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