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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

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Wed 12 Nov

£22.75–£33.25 / 02476 553055

Sat 15 Nov

£22.75–£33.25 / 02476 553055

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

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Hairspray

  • Directed by: Paul Kerryson

The Falkirk Bohemians bring this famous tale of Baltimore in the1960s to life.

Falkirk Town Hall

Sat 1 Nov

£11 (£9) / 01324 506850

The Voice Thief

  • Directed by: Gill Robertson
  • Written by: Rob Evans

Catherine Wheels presents a new promenade production about the mysterious ‘Voice Facility’ which removes the voices of ‘troublesome’ girls. Ages 9+.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 1 Nov

£12 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Sun 2 Nov

£12 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Sat 8 Nov

£12 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

…and 2 more dates until 15 Nov

Ben And Holly's Little Kingdom

  • Directed by: Richard Lewis
  • Written by: Mani Svavarsson (music)

Richard Lewis' adaptation of the award-winning television animation set in a miniature world of fairies, elves and insects. The production features original music by Mani Svavarsson, with original lyrics by Matt Lewis.

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Sat 25 Jul 2015

£14.50–£16.50 / 08441 717620

Sun 26 Jul 2015

£14.50–£16.50 / 08441 717620

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Sat 11 Apr 2015

£13.50–£15.50 (Children £11.50–£13.50; £54) / 020 8688 9291

Sun 12 Apr 2015

£13.50–£15.50 (Children £11.50–£13.50; £54) / 020 8688 9291

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Sat 16 May 2015

£13.50–£18.50 / 028 9024 0411

Sun 17 May 2015

£13.50–£18.50 / 028 9024 0411

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Aladdin

A traditional family pantomime based on the ever-popular fairy tale about the boy with the magic lamp.

The Civic Hall, Bedworth

Sat 13 Dec

£14.50 (£12.50; £12.50; £45) / 024 7637 6707

  • 13:30 Aladdin The Civic Hall, Bedworth

Sat 20 Dec

£14.50 (£12.50; £12.50; £45) / 024 7637 6707

  • 13:30 Aladdin The Civic Hall, Bedworth

Sun 21 Dec

£14.50 (£12.50; £12.50; £45) / 024 7637 6707

  • 13:30 Aladdin The Civic Hall, Bedworth
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Annie: Nottingham Operatic Society

From its Broadway beginnings to the classic film musical, the heart-warming rags-to-riches story of plucky young Annie's journey from the hard-knock New York orphanage to the luxurious home of billionaire businessman Oliver Warbucks, is a tale that has been told all over the world for decades and won numerous major…

Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Sat 1 Nov

£10–£19.50; £13.50–£17.50 under 25s ( £13.50–£17.50; £13.50–£17.50; £13.50–£17.50) / 0115 989 5555

Jersey Boys

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

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Wed 29 Apr 2015

£19–£54; £21–£59 / 01274 432000

Thu 30 Apr 2015

£19–£54; £21–£59 / 01274 432000

Sat 2 May 2015

£19–£54; £21–£59 / 01274 432000

…and 2 more dates until 9 May 2015

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

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A Play, a Pie and a Pint: Flying With Swans

Three friends reunite for a simple trip to Arran, which becomes the journey of a lifetime. Written by Jack Dickson.

Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

Wed 12 Nov

£12 / 01292 288235

Thu 13 Nov

£12 / 01292 288235

Òran Mór, Glasgow

Sat 1 Nov

£14.06 / 0141 357 6200

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Tue 4 Nov

£12 / 0131 228 1404

Wed 5 Nov

£12 / 0131 228 1404

Thu 6 Nov

£12 / 0131 228 1404

…and 2 more dates until 8 Nov

The Addams Family: Three Towns Theatre Company

Follow the kooky family on their next big musical adventure, as they suffer death, despair and unspeakable sorrow.

The Brook Theatre, Chatham

Sat 1 Nov

£13 ( £40) / 01634 338338

A Child's Christmas In Wales

  • Written by: Michael Bogdanov (adaptation)

The Wales Theatre Company and The Swansea Grand Theatre present Michael Bogdanov's stage adaptation of Dylan Thomas' short story based on his childhood memory of Christmas.

Grand Theatre, Swansea

Sat 1 Nov

£13.50–£17.50 / 01792 475715

Sat 8 Nov

£13.50–£17.50 / 01792 475715

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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

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.

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Thu 6 Nov

The House

£7.50–£35 / 0121 236 4455

Sat 8 Nov

The House

£7.50–£35 / 0121 236 4455

Malvern Theatres

Wed 12 Nov

Festival Theatre

£13.50–£28.50 / 01684 892 277

Sat 15 Nov

Festival Theatre

£13.50–£28.50 / 01684 892 277

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Wed 26 Nov

£17–£33 / 0844 871 7645

Sat 29 Nov

£17–£33 / 0844 871 7645

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Kill Johnny Glendenning

A murderous comedy about the Glasgow underworld. Co-production between the Royal Lyceum Theatre and Citizens Theatre.

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 1 Nov

£13–£17 (£2; Students £9; Children £9) / 0141 429 0022

Pygmalion: Enigma Theatre

The popular classic by George Bernard Shaw is his most famous and best-loved play, inspired the 1956 musical 'My Fair Lady'. Henry Higgins takes on the task of passing off commoner Eliza Doolittle as a duchess at an embassy ball.

Riverhouse, Walton-on-Thames

Sat 1 Nov

£12 (£10) / 01932 253354

The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 - The Musical

  • Directed by: Luke Sheppard
  • Written by: lyrics)

Sue Townsend's popular novel about the life and trials of a Leicester teenager, is adapted by lyricist Jake Brunger and composer-lyricist Pippa Cleary and directed by Luke Sheppard.

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Thu 12 Mar 2015

£13.75–£19.81 preview; £16.50–£38 / 0116 242 3595

Thu 19 Mar 2015

£13.75–£19.81 preview; £16.50–£38 / 0116 242 3595

Thu 26 Mar 2015

£13.75–£19.81 preview; £16.50–£38 / 0116 242 3595

Thu 2 Apr 2015

£13.75–£19.81 preview; £16.50–£38 / 0116 242 3595

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The Sound Of Music: Henley Amateur Operatic And Dramatic Society

A production of the classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, loved by old and young alike. Based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp, The Story Of The Trapp Family Singers.

The Kenton Theatre, Henley-on-Thames

Sat 1 Nov

£14–£16 (£13–£15; Children £9; £50) / 01491 575698

Sun 2 Nov

£14–£16 (£13–£15; Children £9; £50) / 01491 575698

Sat 8 Nov

£14–£16 (£13–£15; Children £9; £50) / 01491 575698

Thriller Live

  • Directed by: Gary Lloyd
  • Written by: Adrian Grant (adapt)

A celebration of Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5 featuring top hits and some stunning multi-media razzmatazz.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Sat 8 Nov

£29.50–£177; £18.50–£195; £14–£150; £14–£165 (£27–£174.05; £16–£192.05; £11.50–£147.05; £11.05–£162.05) / 01274 432000

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sat 1 Nov

£17–£29.50 / 0131 529 6000

Lyric Theatre, London W1D

Sat 1 Nov

£34.50–£106.25 / 0844 482 9674

Sun 2 Nov

£34.50–£106.25 / 0844 482 9674

Sat 8 Nov

£34.50–£106.25 / 0844 482 9674

…and 89 more dates until 6 Sep 2015

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The Woman In Black

  • Written by: Stephen Mallatratt (adaptation)

Combining the power and intensity of live theatre with a cinematic quality inspired by the world of film noir, prepare to be transported into a terrifying and ghostly world. Based on Susan Hill's acclaimed novel.

Lyceum Theatre, Crewe

Sat 1 Nov

£8–£25 / 01270 368 242

Acorn Antiques

A production of Victoria Wood's spoof soap opera, staged as a musical, which in 2005 became an Olivier award-winning show.

Brewhouse Arts Centre, Burton-on-Trent

Sat 15 Nov

£10 (£8) / 01283 508100

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

Wed 26 Nov

£11–£26.50 / 01332 593939

Sat 29 Nov

£11–£26.50 / 01332 593939

Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton

Sat 1 Nov

£20–£26 / 0151 666 0000

Opera House, Manchester

Thu 20 Nov

£15–£35 / 0844 847 2275

Sat 22 Nov

£15–£35 / 0844 847 2275

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Aladdin

Classic tale about the young street urchin and his genie pal. Presented by Harlequin Youth Theatre.

Eastwood Park Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 29 Nov

£12–£14 / 0141 577 4956

  • 14:30 Aladdin Eastwood Park Theatre, Glasgow

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 1 Nov

£12.50–£29 / 0131 248 4848

  • 14:00 Bondagers Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Nov

£12.50–£29 / 0131 248 4848

  • 14:00 Bondagers Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 8 Nov

£12.50–£29 / 0131 248 4848

  • 14:00 Bondagers Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh
…and 2 more dates until 15 Nov

The Circus of Horrors: London after Midnight

Circus performers from around the world get creepy as the Circus of Horror brings a whole new cast of characters (plus old favourites) on tour.

Globe Theatre, Blackpool

Sat 1 Nov

£15–£26

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.

Bristol Hippodrome

Thu 6 Nov

£10–£56; £26–£36 under 26s ( £26–£36; £26–£36; £26–£36) / 0844 847 2325

Sat 8 Nov

£10–£56; £26–£36 under 26s ( £26–£36; £26–£36; £26–£36) / 0844 847 2325

New Theatre, Oxford

Sat 1 Nov

£11.90–£43.90 ( £10–£41) / 0844 871 3020

Jack and The Beanstalk

Children's show adapted from the much-loved fairy tale.

Theatre Royal, St Helens

Sat 6 Dec

£14 (£13; Students £12; Family £49) / 01744 756000

Sun 7 Dec

£14 (£13; Children £12; Family £49) / 01744 756000

Mon 8 Dec

£12 (£11; Children £10; Family £42) / 01744 756000

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