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Still Game

  • Cast: Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill

The stage version of Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill's TV sitcom of ageing disgracefully, starring Ford Kiernan as Jack Jarvis and Greg Hemphill as Victor McDade.

The SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Sat 4 Oct

£30–£45 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 5 Oct

£30–£45 / 0141 248 3000

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.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Sat 4 Oct

£14–£33.50 / 01274 432000

  • 14:30

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 12 Mar 2015

£10–£44.50

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£10–£44.50

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Wed 12 Nov

£22.75–£33.25 / 02476 553055

  • 14:30

Sat 15 Nov

£22.75–£33.25 / 02476 553055

  • 14:30

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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.

Dundee Rep

Tue 14 Oct

£12.50 / 01382 223530

  • 13:30

Wed 15 Oct

£12.50 / 01382 223530

  • 13:30

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sat 18 Oct

£12–£15 / 0131 529 6000

  • 13:30
  • 16:00

Sun 19 Oct

£12–£15 / 0131 529 6000

  • 13:30

Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne

Tue 28 Oct

£12.50 (Children £9.50) / 0191 230 5151

  • 13:00
  • 15:30

Wed 29 Oct

£12.50 (Children £9.50) / 0191 230 5151

  • 13:00
  • 15:30

Thu 30 Oct

£12.50 (Children £9.50) / 0191 230 5151

  • 13:00
  • 15:30

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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.

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Mon 2 Feb 2015

£19–£27 / 0844 871 3014

Tue 3 Feb 2015

£19–£27 / 0844 871 3014

King's Theatre, Glasgow

Tue 27 Jan 2015

£19–£42 / 0844 871 7648

Wed 28 Jan 2015

£19–£42 / 0844 871 7648

New Wimbledon Theatre, London SW19

Tue 10 Feb 2015

£19–£27 / 0844 871 7646

Regeneration

Play based on Pat Barker's 1991 novel about Siegfried Sasson and his fellow officers, and the treatment they received at Craiglockhart hospital during WWI.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Oct

£14–£29.50 / 0131 529 6000

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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.

Addington Park, Croydon

Wed 1 Oct

£10–£18 / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30

Thu 2 Oct

£10–£18 / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30

Fri 3 Oct

£10–£18 / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30
…and 2 more dates until 5 Oct

Danson Park, Bexleyheath

Tue 7 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Wed 8 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Thu 9 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

…and 3 more dates until 12 Oct

Ealing Common, London W5

Wed 22 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Thu 23 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Fri 24 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

…and 2 more dates until 26 Oct

69 Camden High Street, London NW1

Sat 4 Oct

£10 (£8)

  • 16:00 – 17:30

Three Sisters

John Byrn (Tutti Frutti, The Slab Boys) present Chekhov's classic drama, documenting the decay of the privileged class in Russia and the search for meaning in the modern world.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 11 Oct

£8–£16 / 0141 552 4267

  • 14:30

Half A Sixpence: Dartford Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society

An amateur production of the musical based on HG Wells' novel KIPPS.

Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Sat 25 Oct

£15–£19 (Children £14–£18; £14–£18; £62) / 01322 220000

  • 14:30

The Importance Of Being Earnest

  • Written by: Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde's comedy in which the bachelors Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff embark on a path of misadventure, all in the name of love.

Lighthouse: Poole's Centre for the Arts

Thu 2 Oct

£12 (Children £10 under 18s; £10; £10) / 0844 406 8666

  • 14:00

Fri 3 Oct

£12 (Children £10 under 18s; £10; £10) / 0844 406 8666

  • 14:00

Sat 4 Oct

£12 (Children £10 under 18s; £10; £10) / 0844 406 8666

  • 14:00
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Jersey Boys

  • Directed by: Des McAnuff
  • Written by: Bob Crewe (lyrics)

Musical drama about the career of Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons.

Piccadilly Theatre, London W1D

Sat 4 Oct

£22.50–£90 / 0844 871 7627

Sun 5 Oct

£22.50–£90 / 0844 871 7627

Tue 7 Oct

£22.50–£85 / 0844 871 7627

…and 58 more dates until 15 Feb 2015

Jesus Christ Superstar: Briton Ferry Amateur Operatic Society

Andrew Lloyd-Webber's rock opera, based on the story of Christ's last week before the crucifixion.

Princess Royal Theatre, Port Talbot

Sat 11 Oct

£12; £12 (£11) / 01639 76314

  • 15:00

Blockbuster: The Musical

A family musical featuring classic rock hits from the 1970s by artists such as Sweet, Smokie and Tina Turner, written by the song-writing team, Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman. The show features Paul Nicholas and Suzanne Shaw.

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Thu 2 Oct

Ashcroft Theatre

£19–£28 7.45pm & 2.30pm; £19–£28 7.45pm & 2.30pm; £19–£28; £19–£31; £19–£28 ( £80; £80) / 020 8688 9291

  • 14:30

Sat 4 Oct

Ashcroft Theatre

£19–£28 7.45pm & 2.30pm; £19–£28 7.45pm & 2.30pm; £19–£28; £19–£31; £19–£28 ( £80; £80) / 020 8688 9291

  • 14:30

Blood Brothers

  • Written by: Willy Russell

Willy Russell's moving tale about two brothers whose lives are worlds apart.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Wed 28 Jan 2015

£29.75 (Children £26.75; £26.75) / 01892 530613

  • 14:30

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£29.75 (Children £26.75; £26.75) / 01892 530613

  • 14:30

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 26 Feb 2015

£10–£32

Sat 28 Feb 2015

£10–£32

Birmingham Hippodrome

Wed 15 Oct

£22–£38 / 0844 338 5000

Sat 18 Oct

£22–£38 / 0844 338 5000

Wed 22 Oct

£22–£38 / 0844 338 5000

Sat 25 Oct

£22–£38 / 0844 338 5000

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Hello Norma Jeane

  • Directed by: Matthew Gould
  • Written by: Dylan Costello

Granny Lynnie and her grandson Joe's search for the truth – namely, whether or not she is in fact Marilyn Monroe.

King's Head, London N1

Sun 5 Oct

£20 (£15) / 020 7478 0160

Sun 12 Oct

£20 (£15) / 020 7478 0160

Sun 19 Oct

£20 (£15) / 020 7478 0160

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Jersey Boys

The electrifying true life story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Wed 18 Feb 2015

£34.50–£56.50; £34.50–£56.50 concs available / 01702 351135

  • 14:30

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£34.50–£56.50; £34.50–£56.50 concs available / 01702 351135

  • 14:30

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£34.50–£56.50; £34.50–£56.50 concs available / 01702 351135

  • 14:30
…and 2 more dates until 28 Feb 2015

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Thu 9 Oct

£18–£53.50 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 11 Oct

£20–£58.50 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 15 Oct

£18–£46 / 0844 871 3014

…and 4 more dates until 25 Oct

Hull New Theatre

Wed 12 Nov

£19–£44; £19–£37.50; £22–£48.50 / 01482 226655

  • 14:30

Thu 13 Nov

£19–£44; £19–£37.50; £22–£48.50 / 01482 226655

  • 14:30

Sat 15 Nov

£19–£44; £19–£37.50; £22–£48.50 / 01482 226655

  • 14:30
…and 2 more dates until 22 Nov

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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.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Wed 4 Feb 2015

£13.50–£15.50 (Children £11.50–£13.50; £54) / 01892 530613

  • 13:00
  • 16:00

Thu 5 Feb 2015

£13.50–£15.50 (Children £11.50–£13.50; £54) / 01892 530613

  • 13:00
  • 16:00

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Sat 24 Jan 2015

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

  • 13:00
  • 16:00

Sun 25 Jan 2015

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

  • 13:00
  • 16:00

Bristol Hippodrome

Sat 25 Apr 2015

£16.50 / 0844 847 2325

Sun 26 Apr 2015

£16.50 / 0844 847 2325

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…and at 22 other places

Top Hat – The Musical

  • Directed by: Matthew White
  • Written by: lyrics)

Irving Berlin's musical about an American tap dancer, who follows the girl of his dreams across Europe to win her heart. Directed by Matthew White.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Wed 11 Mar 2015

£24–£45 / 0844 338 5000

Thu 12 Mar 2015

£24–£45 / 0844 338 5000

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£24–£45 / 0844 338 5000

…and 3 more dates until 21 Mar 2015

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 19 Nov

£21.50–£53.50 / 0844 847 2325

Thu 20 Nov

£21.50–£53.50 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 22 Nov

£21.50–£53.50 / 0844 847 2325

…and 3 more dates until 29 Nov

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Wed 8 Oct

£14–£45 / 0131 529 6000

  • 14:30

Thu 9 Oct

£14–£45 / 0131 529 6000

  • 14:30

Sat 11 Oct

£14–£45 / 0131 529 6000

  • 14:30
…and 3 more dates until 18 Oct

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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.

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Thu 9 Oct

£10–£29.50 / 08441 717620

Sat 11 Oct

£10–£29.50 / 08441 717620

Derby Theatre

Wed 26 Nov

£11–£26.50 / 01332 593939

  • 14:30

Sat 29 Nov

£11–£26.50 / 01332 593939

  • 14:30

Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton

Wed 29 Oct

£20–£26 / 0151 666 0000

  • 14:30

Sat 1 Nov

£20–£26 / 0151 666 0000

  • 14:30

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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

Tue 7 Oct

Sold out / 0141 429 0022

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.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 29 Oct

£15–£30.50 / 0131 529 6000

  • 14:30

Sat 1 Nov

£15–£30.50 / 0131 529 6000

  • 14:30

New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Wed 8 Oct

£12–£32.50 / 0870 607 7533

Sat 11 Oct

£12–£32.50 / 0870 607 7533

Regent Theatre, Ipswich

Thu 20 Nov

£14.50–£34.50 (£11.50–£31.50)

  • 14:30

Sat 22 Nov

£14.50–£34.50 (£11.50–£31.50)

  • 14:30

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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

  • 14:30

The Broadway Theatre, Barking

Sat 11 Oct

£12 (£10; £38) / 020 8507 5607

  • 14:30

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…and at 17 other places

Sunset Song

Marking a hundred years since the start of WWI, Sell a Door Theatre Company revives Alastair Cording’s faithful adaptation of Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s classic story, recently voted Scotland’s most popular novel of all time.

Dundee Rep

Thu 6 Nov

£14–£19 (£14–£16) / 01382 223530

  • 14:30

Sat 8 Nov

£14–£19 (£14–£16) / 01382 223530

  • 14:30

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Wed 8 Oct

£14–£29.50 / 0131 529 6000

  • 14:30

Sat 11 Oct

£14–£29.50 / 0131 529 6000

  • 14:30

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen

Thu 13 Nov

£11.50–£27.50 / 01224 641122

  • 13:30

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The Crucible

  • Directed by: James Brining
  • Written by: Arthur Miller

Part gripping historical drama, part frightening parable of contemporary society, Arthur Miller's provocative play focuses on the mass hysteria surrounding the Salem Witchcraft Trials of 1692. Directed by James Brining.

West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Sat 4 Oct

Quarry Theatre

£12–£28 / 0113 213 7700

  • 14:00

Thu 9 Oct

Quarry Theatre

£12–£28 / 0113 213 7700

  • 13:30

Sat 11 Oct

Quarry Theatre

£12–£28 / 0113 213 7700

  • 14:00
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