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The Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular Show

The return of the UK's finest Rat Pack tribute night, with classic tunes including 'Under My Skin' and 'Come Fly with Me' and plenty of entertaining between-song patter.

Artrix, Bromsgrove

Sun 11 Jan 2015

£21 / 01527 577330

  • 15:00

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£17–£23 / 0844 871 3014

King's Theatre, Glasgow

Fri 30 Jan 2015

£17–£38 / 0844 871 7648

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Stones In His Pockets

  • Directed by: Ian McElhinney
  • Written by: Marie Jones

The multi-award winning comedy by Marie Jones in which two actors play 15 characters between them, from two cheeky lads intent on stardom to a Hollywood starlet.

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Tue 23 Sep

£14.50–£22.50 ( £12–£20; £12–£20; Children £10 under 16s; Children £10 ages 16-26) / 0116 242 3595

  • 14:15

Room on the Broom

  • Directed by: Olivia Jacobs
  • Written by: Toby Mitchell (adapt)

Songs, laughs and scary fun for children with stories of witches, cats, dogs, birds and frogs. Ages 3+.

Artsdepot, London N12

Fri 17 Oct

Pentland Theatre

£11; £11–£13 / 020 8369 5454

  • 16:30

Sat 18 Oct

Pentland Theatre

£11; £11–£13 / 020 8369 5454

  • 13:30

Sun 19 Oct

Pentland Theatre

£11; £11–£13 / 020 8369 5454

  • 13:30

Civic Theatre, Chelmsford

Fri 31 Oct

£11 ( £40) / 01245 606505

  • 13:30
  • 16:30

Sat 1 Nov

£11 ( £40) / 01245 606505

  • 13:30

Sun 2 Nov

£11 ( £40) / 01245 606505

  • 14:00

The Core At Corby Cube

Sat 25 Oct

£12 ( £10; £10; £10; Children £10 under 16s) / 01536 470470

  • 13:30
  • 16:00

Sun 26 Oct

£12 ( £10; £10; £10; Children £10 under 16s) / 01536 470470

  • 14:00

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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 27 Sep

£30–£45 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 28 Sep

£30–£45 / 0141 248 3000

Sat 4 Oct

£30–£45 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 5 Oct

£30–£45 / 0141 248 3000

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

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 24 Sep

£10 / 0131 248 4848

  • 14:00

Sat 27 Sep

£10 / 0131 248 4848

  • 14:00

Wed 1 Oct

£10 / 0131 248 4848

  • 14:00
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Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

'Sybil', 'Basil' and 'Manuel' recreate the chaotic John Cleese sitcom experience, while you enjoy a three course dinner. Nope, doesn't sound very safe to us, either. Booking is essential.

The Charing Cross Hotel, London WC2N

Sat 27 Sep

£50 / 0131 556 6040

Sun 28 Sep

£50 / 0131 556 6040

Sat 4 Oct

£50 / 0131 556 6040

…and 83 more dates until 30 Aug 2015

Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton

Fri 23 Jan 2015

Blue Lounge

£42.50 inc meal / 0131 556 6040

  • 13:30

Sat 24 Jan 2015

Blue Lounge

£42.50 inc meal / 0131 556 6040

  • 13:30

Sun 25 Jan 2015

Blue Lounge

£42.50 inc meal / 0131 556 6040

  • 13:30

Wales Millennium Centre / Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru, Cardiff

Sat 27 Sep

£42–£45; £55 / 0131 556 6040

  • 12:00

The Christmassy Christmas Show Of Christmassy Christmasness

Squashbox Theatre's new show is a celebration of everything Christmassy, from fir trees, fairy lights, sleigh bells and snowflakes to crackers, carols, presents and puddings.

The Arts Centre, Ormskirk

Sat 29 Nov

£5 (Family £18) / 01695 584480

  • 14:30

Helmsley Arts Centre, York

Sun 30 Nov

£7 (Children £5.50 under 18s) / 01439 771700

  • 14:30

Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis

Sun 21 Dec

£5 / 01297 442138

  • 15:00

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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

Sat 27 Sep

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

Tue 30 Sep

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

Tue 7 Oct

Sold out / 0141 429 0022

The Lion King

  • Directed by: Julie Taymor
  • Written by: Julie Taymor (lyrics)

It's Hamlet … with lions! Julie Taymor's puppet-powered stage version of Disney's spectacular tale of a dead king and an errant son is a feast of exuberant theatre for the whole family, with show-stopping visual effects, gripping drama and plenty of laughs. The arrival of this touring production in Edinburgh makes…

Lyceum Theatre, London WC2E

Wed 24 Sep

£32.50–£125 / 0844 871 3000

Sat 27 Sep

£35–£125 / 0844 871 3000

Sun 28 Sep

£32.50–£125 / 0844 871 3000

…and 82 more dates until 29 Mar 2015

Palace Theatre, Manchester

Sun 18 Jan 2015

£25–£59.50 / 0844 847 2275

Wed 21 Jan 2015

£20–£57.50 / 0844 847 2275

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£25–£59.50 / 0844 847 2275

…and 14 more dates until 22 Feb 2015

Sunderland Empire

Wed 24 Sep

£20–£75 / 0844 871 3022

Sat 27 Sep

£20–£75 / 0844 871 3022

Sun 28 Sep

£20–£75 / 0844 871 3022

…and 15 more dates until 1 Nov

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Tragic

Iain Heggie's one man humorous and moving adaptation of Hamlet subtitled 'When my Mother Married my Uncle'.

Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock

Thu 9 Oct

£10 (£8) / 01563 554900

  • 13:00
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Thriller Live

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

A celebration of Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5 with choreography by award-winning director Gary Lloyd and LaVelle Smith Jnr. Expect to hear all the greatest hits from the recently deceased King of Pop, and see 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

  • 16:00

Lyric Theatre, London W1D

Sat 27 Sep

£31.50–£106.25 / 0844 482 9674

Sun 28 Sep

£31.50–£106.25 / 0844 482 9674

Sat 4 Oct

£31.50–£106.25 / 0844 482 9674

…and 99 more dates until 6 Sep 2015

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Sat 15 Nov

£17.50–£32.50 / 01902 429212

  • 14:30

Welsh National Opera: Carmen

  • Directed by: Patrice Caurier
  • Written by: Bizet

Bizet's well-known tale of the tragic cigarette girl.

Wales Millennium Centre / Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru, Cardiff

Sun 28 Sep

£5–£40 / 029 2063 6464

  • 16:00

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

£10–£18 / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30

Wed 8 Oct

£10–£18 / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30

Thu 9 Oct

£10–£18 / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30
…and 3 more dates until 12 Oct

People's Park, Jersey

Wed 24 Sep

£12–£26 (Children £10–£18) / 0844 4155 228

  • 16:45

Thu 25 Sep

£12–£26 (Children £10–£18) / 0844 4155 228

  • 16:45

Fri 26 Sep

£12–£26 (Children £10–£18) / 0844 4155 228

  • 16:45
…and 2 more dates until 28 Sep

Eric and Little Ern

  • Directed by: Owen Lewis
  • Written by: Dick Hills

A tribute to the stage and screen duo, performed by Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens.

Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold

Sat 4 Oct

Clwyd

£15–£18 (Children £13–£16; £13–£16; £13–£16) / 0845 330 3565

  • 14:30

New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Wed 15 Oct

£8.50–£25; £8.50–£22 NUS/unwaged/disabled/Over 60s; £5 under 16s/under 26; £8.50–£15; £8.50–£12 NUS/unwaged/disabled/Over 60s; £5 under 16s/under 26 / 01473 295 900

  • 14:30

New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Wed 15 Oct

£8.50–£25 / 01473 295900

  • 14:30 – 17:00

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An Evening with Sir Roger Moore

Interviewed by Gareth Owen, Hollywood legend, knight and raconteur Sir Roger Moore candidly discusses his life and career, from The Saint and The Persuaders to his stint as 007 and beyond. Followed by an audience Q&A.

Princess Theatre, Torquay

Sat 27 Sep

£26 / 0870 847 2315

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Albion

Bush Theatre presents a new play by Chris Thompson that examines the turbulent rise of the new far right in modern day Britain.

The Bush Theatre, London W12

Wed 24 Sep

£15 (£10) / 020 8743 5050

  • 14:30

Sat 27 Sep

£15 (£10) / 020 8743 5050

  • 14:30

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

Tue 23 Sep

£22.50–£85 / 0844 871 7627

Sat 27 Sep

£22.50–£90 / 0844 871 7627

Sun 28 Sep

£22.50–£90 / 0844 871 7627

…and 62 more dates until 15 Feb 2015

Sound Of Music: Fareham Musical Society

A performance of the famous and ever-popular Rodgers and Hammerstein musical about the musical Von Trapp family.

Ferneham Hall, Fareham

Sat 27 Sep

£11.50; £14 (£12; £12) / 01329 231942

  • 14:30

The Tempest By William Shakespeare

Set to a pumping soundtrack this new abridged version takes us to London 2080, natural disasters have swamped the world, countries as we know them are lost to see. A boat has been swept up the Thames Estuary and is shipwrecked on the Southbank.

Waterloo East Theatre, London SE1

Sun 12 Oct

£12 preview / 020 7928 0060

  • 16:00 – 18:00

Sun 19 Oct

£12 preview / 020 7928 0060

  • 16:00 – 18:00

Sun 26 Oct

£12 preview / 020 7928 0060

  • 16:00 – 18:00

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 6 Dec

£11.50–£13 / 0141 337 2311

  • 14:30

Sun 7 Dec

£11.50–£13 / 0141 337 2311

  • 14:30

Tue 9 Dec

£11.50–£13 / 0141 337 2311

  • 13:30
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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

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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Ragnarok

Staged in the atmospheric Hush House venue at Bentwaters airbase, RAGNAROK is a funny, fast-paced, high-energy interpretation of the ancient tale of the doom of the Norse gods with ingenious set design, a gutsy score and beautiful puppetry.

Hush House, Bentwaters Parks, Woodbridge

Wed 24 Sep

£12–£17

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Sun 28 Sep

£12–£17

  • 15:30 – 18:00

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

Wed 1 Oct

£14–£29.50 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 4 Oct

£14–£29.50 / 0131 529 6000

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