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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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Albert Halls, Bolton

Sat 1 Nov

£12.50 / 01204 334400

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

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 1 Nov

£22.50–£95 / 0844 871 7627

Sun 2 Nov

£22.50–£95 / 0844 871 7627

Tue 4 Nov

£22.50–£90 / 0844 871 7627

…and 46 more dates until 15 Feb 2015

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
…and 21 more dates until 4 Jan 2015 back to top

Disney on Ice: Magical Ice Festival

A colourful and exciting ice show featuring characters from Frozen, Tangled, The Little Mermaid and more.

Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre (AECC)

Sat 14 Mar 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 477 9000

Sun 15 Mar 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 477 9000

Capital FM Arena, Nottingham

Sat 9 May 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 412 4624

Sun 10 May 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 412 4624

First Direct Arena, Leeds

Sat 16 May 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1585

Sun 17 May 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1585

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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

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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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 1 Nov

£22 / 01624 694555

The Elf By Herself

Festive show about the elf who grew tall. Ages 3–6.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 29 Nov

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

Sun 30 Nov

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

Mon 1 Dec

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

…and 30 more dates until 31 Dec back to top

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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The King And I: One-Off Productions

  • Written by: Richard Rodgers (music)

One-Off Productions proudly present the King and I with the music by Richard Rodgers, book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and based on 'Anna and the King of Siam' by Margaret Landon.

Hull New Theatre

Sat 8 Nov

£12–£18 / 01482 226655

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

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Sun 22 Feb 2015

£15 / 08441 717620

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…and at 7 other places

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

Sat 1 Nov

£15–£30.50 / 0131 529 6000

Regent Theatre, Ipswich

Thu 20 Nov

£14.50–£34.50 (£11.50–£31.50)

Sat 22 Nov

£14.50–£34.50 (£11.50–£31.50)

Sands Centre, Carlisle

Wed 5 Nov

£14.50–£26.50 / 01228 625222

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A Play, a Pie and a Pint: Crash

Andy Duffy's play focuses on a stock trader who has lost his magic touch.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 1 Nov

£12 / 0131 228 1404

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Annie

East Ayrshire Youth Theatre present their take on the tale of little orphan Annie.

Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock

Sat 1 Nov

£6–£9 / 01563 554900

  • 14:00 Annie Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock

Northern Ballet: The Great Gatsby

Choreographer David Nixon brings F Scott Fitzgerald's classic to life through dance.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Thu 13 Nov

£14.50–£34.50 / 01274 432000

Sat 15 Nov

£14.50–£34.50 / 01274 432000

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Sat 1 Nov

£17–£39.50 / 01227 787787

Sex And The Three Day Week

  • Directed by: Serdar Bilis
  • Written by: Stephen Sharkey

Stephen Sharkey's farce about midlife crises, mistaken identities and misfiring sexual shenanigans, set in 1970s Britain. Philip is frustrated. While his wife Angela thinks he's past it, he wants to spend a night with Catherine from next door. When the naughty neighbours check in at the Paradise Hotel, it's a night to…

Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

Thu 11 Dec

£12–£25 / 0151 709 4776

Sat 13 Dec

£12–£25 / 0151 709 4776

Thu 18 Dec

£12–£25 / 0151 709 4776

…and 5 more dates until 10 Jan 2015

Liverpool Playhouse

Thu 11 Dec

£12–£25 / 0151 709 4776

Sat 13 Dec

£12–£25 / 0151 709 4776

Thu 18 Dec

£12–£25 / 0151 709 4776

…and 5 more dates until 10 Jan 2015

Lockerbie: Lost Voices

Drama featuring six fictional passengers on the ill-fated titular flight.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 8 Nov

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 9579

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 1 Nov

£25–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

Sun 2 Nov

£25–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

Thu 6 Nov

£25–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

…and 40 more dates until 1 Feb 2015 back to top

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

Aladdin

Panto veterans Grant Stott, Andy Gray and Allan Stewart take to the stage to present Aladdin complete with special effects.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

Sun 30 Nov

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

Wed 3 Dec

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

…and 36 more dates until 18 Jan 2015

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

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 back to top