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Three Sisters

John Byrne (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.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

£16.50–£25 / 0131 529 6000

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

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Wed 12 Nov

£22.75–£33.25 / 02476 553055

Sat 15 Nov

£22.75–£33.25 / 02476 553055

Hull New Theatre

Thu 5 Mar 2015

£12–£31 / 01482 226655

Sat 7 Mar 2015

£12–£31 / 01482 226655

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The Addams Family

Musical based on characters created by cartoonist Charles Addams, made famous in the 1960s hit TV comedy series.

Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 25 Oct

£14–£16 / 0141 332 1846

Alex the Magician: Tricky Tricks

Fun and funny illusions from Alex the Magician, which will have the whole family in stitches.

Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre, Glasgow

Sat 25 Oct

£6.50 (£5.95) / 0141 339 6185

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

The Camberley Theatre

Sat 25 Oct

£12 (£10; £38) / 01276 707600

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Oliver: Worthing Musical Comedy Society

  • Written by: Lionel Bart

Lionel Bart's award-winning musical adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic tells of an orphaned Oliver Twist who goes from mistreatment in the London workhouses to falling in with a gang of pickpockets led by the roguish Fagin.

Ritz and Connaught Cinema, Worthing

Sat 25 Oct

£17–£20; £14–£17 / 01903 206206

A Play, a Pie and a Pint: Squash

Martin McCormick's play about bad boy Paul and his antics.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

£12 / 0131 228 1404

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

Sat 25 Oct

£25–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

Sun 26 Oct

£25–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

Thu 30 Oct

£25–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

…and 43 more dates until 1 Feb 2015

Scottish Ballet: Up Close

New Voices features exclusive excerpts from works by James Cousins and Helen Pickett, as well as fresh choreography from Scottish Ballet’s own company of dancers. Elite Syncopations is a sassy whirl of 1920s dance hall glitz from Kenneth MacMillan.

The Macphail Centre, Ullapool

Wed 29 Oct

£12 (£9) / 01854 613336

Bondagers

Sue Glover’s play with music and song follows six women land workers as they graft and dance their way through a year on a 19th Century Borders farm. Directed by Lu Kemp.

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

£12.50–£29 / 0131 248 4848

  • 14:00 Bondagers Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 29 Oct

£12.50–£29 / 0131 248 4848

  • 14:00 Bondagers Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 1 Nov

£12.50–£29 / 0131 248 4848

  • 14:00 Bondagers Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh
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Disney On Ice: 100 Years Of Magic

A colourful and exciting ice show, featuring around 65 Disney characters from across the years, including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and the Disney Princesses.

Motorpoint Arena Sheffield

Thu 6 Nov

£18 / 0114 256 5656

Fri 7 Nov

£18 / 0114 256 5656

National Indoor Arena, Birmingham

Sat 25 Oct

£15.70–£24.70 / 0871 945 6000

Sun 26 Oct

£15.70–£24.70 / 0871 945 6000

Tue 28 Oct

£15.70–£19.70 / 0871 945 6000

…and 5 more dates until 2 Nov

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Wed 24 Dec

£22.25–£52.75 / 0844 856 0202

Fri 26 Dec

£22.25–£52.75 / 0844 856 0202

Sat 27 Dec

£22.25–£52.75 / 0844 856 0202

…and 4 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

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Albert Halls, Bolton

Sat 1 Nov

£12.50 / 01204 334400

Macbeth

  • Directed by: Gemma Kerr
  • Written by: William Shakespeare

Omnibus presents a promenade production of Shakespeare's bloody tale of ambition and conflict, with Jennifer Jackson and Gregory Finnegan as the eponymous couple. Directed by Gemma Kerr.

Omnibus, London SW4

Sat 22 Nov

And Clapham Common

£10 preview; £15 (£12) / 020 7498 4699

Sat 29 Nov

And Clapham Common

£10 preview; £15 (£12) / 020 7498 4699

Shrek The Musical

  • Written by: David Lindsay

Parker & Snell Company presents a show based on the award-winning DreamWorks animation film, this year's must-see show for all the family.

Gaiety Theatre, Douglas

Sat 25 Oct

£22 / 01624 694555

Sun 26 Oct

£22 / 01624 694555

Wed 29 Oct

£22 / 01624 694555

Sat 1 Nov

£22 / 01624 694555

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 8 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 873 3433

  • 14:00 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Sun 9 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 873 3433

  • 14:00 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Sat 15 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 873 3433

  • 14:00 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
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Tales of a Grandson

Storyteller Andy Cannon shares and listens to stories in an interactive performance for kids, parents, carers and grandparents. The story is presented in three parts – The Dig, The Feast, and The Hooly. Stay for the day, join in the feast and the hooly and help Andy in his quest to tell Scotland’s great story.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sat 25 Oct

The Studio / Over-6s only

£15 (£10) / 0131 529 6000

Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

Sun 26 Oct

The Studio / Over-6s only

£15 (£10) / 0131 529 6000

Part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

Brendan Cole: A Night to Remember

Choreographer, performer and Strictly's badboy, Brendan Cole, performs more dazzling ballroom and Latin moves.

Theatre Royal, Norwich

Sun 15 Feb 2015

Phone for prices / 01603 630000

Jersey Boys

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

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 27 May 2015

£18–£53.50 / 0844 847 2325

Thu 28 May 2015

£18–£53.50 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 30 May 2015

£20–£58.50 / 0844 847 2325

…and 4 more dates until 13 Jun 2015

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Wed 18 Feb 2015

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

Thu 19 Feb 2015

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

Sat 21 Feb 2015

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

…and 2 more dates until 28 Feb 2015

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Sat 25 Oct

£20–£58.50 / 0844 871 3014

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Our House

Musical comedy-drama set in London's Camden Town and featuring famous songs by the 1980s ska-pop band, Madness. Presented by the Allegro Musical Group.

Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

£10–£13 / 0131 447 7597

  • 14:30 Our House Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh

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

Sat 8 Nov

£14–£19 (£14–£16) / 01382 223530

Eden Court Theatre and Cinema, Inverness

Wed 29 Oct

Prices vary / 01463 234234

  • 13:30 Sunset Song Eden Court Theatre and Cinema, Inverness

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen

Thu 13 Nov

£11.50–£27.50 / 01224 641122

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Your Disco Needs You

Heartwarming musical featuring the songs of Kylie Minogue. All profits go to a selection of Breast cancer charities.

Mitchell Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 25 Oct

£22.50 / 0141 287 2999

Sun 26 Oct

£22.50 / 0141 287 2999

A Party To Murder

  • Written by: Marcia Kash

The Mill At Sonning, Reading

Sat 25 Oct

£48; £41; £51 / 0118 969 8000

Sun 26 Oct

£48; £41; £51 / 0118 969 8000

Sat 1 Nov

£48; £41; £51 / 0118 969 8000

…and 6 more dates until 22 Nov

1984

  • Directed by: Robert Icke
  • Written by: Robert Icke (adapt)

Comrade Winston Smith starts a diary and falls in love. And all the while, Big Brother is watching. George Orwell's seminal novel is adapted by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan, for Headlong Theatre.

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Sat 25 Oct

£15–£27; £15–£25 / 01223 503333

  • 14:30 1984 Cambridge Arts Theatre

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

Sat 25 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Sun 26 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Her Benny

  • Written by: Anne Dalton

A heart-warming, stunning, rags to riches musical with a fast moving plot, rousing company numbers,powerful uplifting choruses,memorable melodies, intelligent lyrics and lively characters.

Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield

Fri 31 Oct

£17.50 (£15.50; Children £13.50; £58) / 01246 345222

  • 14:30 Her Benny Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield

Sat 1 Nov

£17.50 (£15.50; Children £13.50; £58) / 01246 345222

  • 14:30 Her Benny Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield

Sun 2 Nov

£17.50 (£15.50; Children £13.50; £58) / 01246 345222

  • 13:30 Her Benny Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield
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