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Dinosaur Zoo

Dinosaurs aren't extinct! They're just hiding out on the other side of the world. Erth's Dinosaur Zoo brings its Jurassic creations to Scotland with an opportunity for children to get right up close.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Tue 18 Nov

£12.50–£15 ( £10) / 01892 530613

  • 13:30
  • 16:30

Wed 19 Nov

£12.50–£15 ( £10) / 01892 530613

  • 16:30

Grand Theatre, Swansea

Wed 12 Nov

£13–£15.50 / 01792 475715

  • 13:30
  • 16:30

Thu 13 Nov

£13–£15.50 / 01792 475715

  • 16:30

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Fri 21 Nov

Phone for prices / 023 8071 1811

  • 13:30

Sat 22 Nov

Phone for prices / 023 8071 1811

  • 12:00

Sun 23 Nov

Phone for prices / 023 8071 1811

  • 13:00

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The Immigration Lottery

ThreeWoods Playwright It's a brand new script written and performed by the HKADC Emerging Artists Grant receiver, Cathy SK Lam. A Chinese lady who randomly won the immigration lottery. It is a story about her hilarious day at the immigration office, where she shows she is determined and driven to have this random new…

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Theatre 3

£7 (£5) / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Theatre 3

£7 (£5) / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Theatre 3

£7 (£5) / 0845 508 8515

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 9 Aug

The Pitiless Storm

On the eve of the Scottish referendum, on the most important night of his life, a left wing trade unionist goes through a crisis of conscience as he is forced to question his political and moral beliefs in the face of a sea-change in his country’s political life. Starring David Hayman and presented by Fair Pley.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Ballroom

£12 (£10) / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£13) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

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.

Radnor Park, Folkestone

Wed 30 Jul

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Thu 31 Jul

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Fri 1 Aug

£8 / 0844 4155 228

…and 2 more dates until 3 Aug

Odd Shaped Balls

Chris Sheridan A moving, honest and comical one-man show exploring issues of homophobia in sport through the experiences of a young professional rugby player, James Hall, as he deals with the media attention after being publicly outed by his ex. A versatile and dynamic performance sees a range of characters brought to…

Gryphon Venues at the Point Hotel, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

Gryphon 2

£8.50 / 07531 392 327

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Gryphon 2

£8.50 / 07531 392 327

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

Gryphon 2

£8.50 / 07531 392 327

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 15 more dates until 23 Aug back to top

Sunshine on Leith

Stephen Greenhorn's uplifting musical based on the music of The Proclaimers.

Broughton High School, Edinburgh

Sun 3 Aug

Theatre

£12 (£10) / 07546213274

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 7 Aug

Theatre

£12 (£10) / 07546213274

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 8 Aug

Theatre

£12 (£10) / 07546213274

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

Theatre

£12 (£10) / 07546213274

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Famous Spiegeltent, Edinburgh

Sat 16 Aug

£15 / 07546213274

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 17 Aug

£15 / 07546213274

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 18 Aug

£15 / 07546213274

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 25 Aug

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 16 other places

Simon Callow in Juvenalia

Assembly, Riverside Studios and Theatre Royal Plymouth Simon Callow does stand-up comedy. Filthy, foul-mouthed, viciously funny and deeply politically incorrect. The target: immigrants, plutocrats, women, gays. As last delivered in Rome AD 100. Juvenal was one angry white middle class male. In Juvenilia he tells it…

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Main Hall

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Main Hall

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Main Hall

£17.50 (£15) / 0131 651 2120

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

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

Wed 1 Oct

£14–£33.50 / 01274 432000

  • 14:00

Sat 4 Oct

£14–£33.50 / 01274 432000

  • 14:30

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Wed 24 Sep

£23.50; £19.50–£27.50; £19.50–£25.50; £24.50–£32.50 (£20.50; £16.50–£24.50; £16.50–£22.50; £21.50–£29.50) / 01892 530613

  • 14:30

Sat 27 Sep

£23.50; £19.50–£27.50; £19.50–£25.50; £24.50–£32.50 (£20.50; £16.50–£24.50; £16.50–£22.50; £21.50–£29.50) / 01892 530613

  • 14:30

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 12 Mar 2015

£10–£44.50

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£10–£44.50

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…and at 3 other places

Les Misérables

Forth Children's Theatre FCT (four time ENDA winners) is back to take the Fringe by storm with an innovative and haunting production of Les Misérables. This stunning musical has been running in London’s West End for the past 28 years and is now available for youth theatres to perform. It portrays the journey of Jean…

Inverleith Church Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

£8 / 07794 144372

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

£12 (£9) / 07794 144372

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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The Addams Family

A musical comedy based upon characters created by Charles Addams, which depict a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all things macabre. With music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice.

The Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare

Sat 2 Aug

£14.50 (Children £11 under 18s) / 01934 645544

  • 14:30

The Collector

Henry Naylor / Gilded Balloon After taking over Saddam Hussein's most brutal prison camp, the allied guards become possessed by its evil… A darkly humorous ghost story set during the US occupation of Iraq… Multi award-winning Henry Naylor was a lead writer on Spitting Image, and half of Parsons and Naylor. His two…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Dining Room

£5 (£4) / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Dining Room

£5 (£4) / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Dining Room

£5 (£4) / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

The Pure, the Dead and the Brilliant

Kyle Bissett Productions What would happen if the bogles, banshees, demons and selkies of Scots folklore were involved in the independence referendum? Elaine C Smith leads a cast of some of Scotland’s finest actors, and surprise cameos, in Alan Bissett’s sparkling satire. ‘This is brilliant stuff, an exhilaratingly…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Ballroom

£10 / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Ballroom

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Emily Brown and the Thing

Tall Stories In this brand-new show from Tall Stories (creators of the Gruffalo stage show), Emily Brown and her old grey rabbit Stanley hear a Thing crying outside their window. He just can't get to sleep. Emily Brown and Stanley set off on incredible adventures to find the Thing's cuddly… his bedtime milk… his…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Pleasance Two

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Pleasance Two

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Pleasance Two

£10 / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug

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.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Sun 7 Sep

£12 (Children £10; £38) / 01970 623 232

  • 14:30

Albert Halls, Bolton

Sun 21 Sep

£12 (Children £10; £38) / 01204 334400

  • 14:30

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 9 Apr 2015

£15–£30

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…and at 34 other places back to top

Oz And The Space Pirates

Professional interactive theatre where kids come onstage throughout the show. Ages 5–12.

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Main Theatre

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Main Theatre

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Main Theatre

£7 (£6) / 0131 220 5911

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 24 Aug

RIVERRUN

Produced by TheEmergencyRoom/ Galway International Arts Festival/ Cusack Projects Limited '…Soft morning, city! Lsp! I am leafy speafing. Lpf! Folty and folty all the nights have being falling… Not a sound, falling. Lispn! No wind no word …' Olwen Fouéré, one of Ireland’s leading theatre-makers, performs her acclaimed…

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Traverse 1

£13 (£7) / 0131 228 1404

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Traverse 1

£19 (£14) / 0131 228 1404

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

Traverse 1

£19 (£14) / 0131 228 1404

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 6 more dates until 23 Aug

Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo

Scamp Theatre Winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year, Private Peaceful is by former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo, award-winning author of War Horse. Private Peaceful relives the life a young WW1 soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn. During the night, he looks back at his short but joyful past growing up…

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

McEwan Hall

£7 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

McEwan Hall

£7 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

McEwan Hall

£7 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

MacBheatha

White Stag Theatre Company & David Walker present a vision of a dystopian, superstitious, tribal Scotland. The Macbeth couple rise to power by brutal bloody means leading to their inevitable downfall holed up in their bunker. Suitable for non-Gaelic speakers as there will be a synopsis. Translated in Gaelic by Ian…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

Demonstration Room / Over-14s only

£12.50 (£9) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 12 Aug

Demonstration Room / Over-14s only

£12.50 (£9) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

Demonstration Room / Over-14s only

£12.50 (£9) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 10 more dates until 24 Aug

No Guts, No Heart, No Glory

Common Wealth 'We are sick of it, being ignored. Sick of it, being indoors'. A site-specific play staged in a boxing gym, based on interviews with Muslim female boxers, 'No Guts, No Heart, No Glory' is devised in collaboration with four 16-19 year old Muslim female performers and explores being young, fearless and…

Sandy's Boxing Gym, Edinburgh

Mon 18 Aug

Boxing Gym

£12 (£6)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 19 Aug

Boxing Gym

£12 (£6)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 20 Aug

Boxing Gym

£12 (£6)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Unbelievably slick troupe who make a brand new musical each night based on audience suggestions.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Wed 6 Aug

Debating Hall

£14 (£12) / 0131 622 6552

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

Debating Hall

£14 (£12) / 0131 622 6552

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Talking Heads

Alan Bennett's seminal 80s television monologues get the Glasgay! treatment.

Mitchell Theatre, Glasgow

Thu 31 Jul

£15.50 (£10.50; Children £8.50) / 0141 287 2999

  • 14:30

Sat 2 Aug

£15.50 (£10.50; Children £8.50) / 0141 287 2999

  • 14:30

Edwin Morgan's Dreams and Other Nightmares

A frail, 87-year-old Morgan recounts a series of disturbing dreams and nightmares to his young biographer. Written by Liz Lochhead.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 2 Aug

£12 (£8) / 0141 552 4267

Part of Culture 2014.

  • 14:30

Pioneer

curious directive/ NNF/ Watford Palace Theatre/ Escalator East to Edinburgh Fringe First winners return with the heart-breaking tale of the first human mission to another planet. Set in the near future, a maverick Dutch space flight director, far from home, contemplates an error which will cost her everything. An…

Zoo Southside, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Main House

£7 / 0131 662 6892

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Main House

£7 / 0131 662 6892

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Main House

£12 (£10) / 0131 662 6892

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

A TED* Talk with Clay JW Crowne (*not affiliated with TED.com, its members, fellows, organisers, partners, subsidiaries, sponsors or stockholders)

Plunger After a series of restraining orders, visionary thought-magnet Clay JW Crowne finally brings his prophetic TED* Talk to the public (in a format well within the terms of his injunction). Solo show combining funny, moving stories with a pastiche of the hyperbolic TED Talk style. The show is created by Plunger…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

The Turret

£5 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

The Turret

£5 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Turret

£5 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug back to top