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You're Always With Me

Filiz Ozcan directs a bitter-sweet love story in which two lonely strangers find themselves drawn to each other, leading them to question whether love does truly hold the key to happiness. Written by Ilyas Afandiyev, and translated into English by Sanan Aliyev.

LOST Theatre, London SW8

Sun 14 Sep

£8–£10 (£5) / 0844 847 1680

  • 15:00

Sun 21 Sep

£8–£10 (£5) / 0844 847 1680

  • 15:00

Blockbuster: The Musical

A family musical featuring classic rock hits from the 1970s by artists such as Sweet, Smokie and Tina Turner, written by the song-writing team, Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman. The show features Paul Nicholas and Suzanne Shaw.

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Thu 2 Oct

Ashcroft Theatre

£19–£28 7.45pm & 2.30pm; £19–£28 7.45pm & 2.30pm; £19–£28; £19–£31; £19–£28 ( £80; £80) / 020 8688 9291

  • 14:30

Sat 4 Oct

Ashcroft Theatre

£19–£28 7.45pm & 2.30pm; £19–£28 7.45pm & 2.30pm; £19–£28; £19–£31; £19–£28 ( £80; £80) / 020 8688 9291

  • 14:30

New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Wed 24 Sep

£10–£25 / 0870 607 7533

Sat 27 Sep

£10–£25 / 0870 607 7533

Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Sat 13 Sep

£19–£35 / 01322 220000

  • 14:30

Wed 17 Sep

£19–£35 / 01322 220000

  • 14:30

Sat 20 Sep

£19–£35 / 01322 220000

  • 14:30

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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Dinosaur Zoo

Dinosaurs aren't extinct! They're just hiding out on the other side of the world. Dinosaur Zoo takes its Jurassic creations on tour 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

Dundee Rep

Tue 23 Sep

£12.50–£15.50 (Students £5) / 01382 223530

  • 13:30
  • 16:30

Wed 24 Sep

£12.50–£15.50 (Students £5) / 01382 223530

  • 13:30
  • 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

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1984

Adaptation of George Orwell's political novel set in the world of Big Brother.

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Wed 3 Sep

Sold out / 0141 429 0022

Thu 4 Sep

Sold out / 0141 429 0022

Sat 6 Sep

Sold out / 0141 429 0022

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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 20 Sep

£45 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 21 Sep

£45 / 0141 248 3000

Sat 27 Sep

£30–£45 / 0141 248 3000

…and 3 more dates until 5 Oct

What The Ladybird Heard

  • Written by: Julia Donaldson

The Ladybird has a plan to prevent a prize cow from being stolen. Based on Julia Donaldson's popular children's book.

Courtyard, Hereford

Sat 27 Sep

£11 (£10) / 01432 340555

  • 14:00

Sun 28 Sep

£11 (£10) / 01432 340555

  • 12:00
  • 15:00

Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford

Sun 21 Sep

£11 / 01785 254653

  • 13:30

Mon 22 Sep

£11 / 01785 254653

  • 16:30

The Lowry, Salford

Wed 3 Sep

£13.50 / 08432 086000

  • 13:30
  • 16:30

Thu 4 Sep

£13.50 / 08432 086000

  • 13:30

Fri 5 Sep

£13.50 / 08432 086000

  • 13:30
  • 16:30
…and 2 more dates until 7 Sep

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Jersey Boys

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

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Wed 18 Feb 2015

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

  • 14:30

Thu 19 Feb 2015

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

  • 14:30

Sat 21 Feb 2015

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

  • 14:30
…and 2 more dates until 28 Feb 2015

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Thu 9 Oct

£18–£53.50 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 11 Oct

£20–£58.50 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 15 Oct

£18–£46 / 0844 871 3014

…and 4 more dates until 25 Oct

Hull New Theatre

Wed 12 Nov

£19–£44; £19–£37.50; £22–£48.50 / 01482 226655

  • 14:30

Thu 13 Nov

£19–£44; £19–£37.50; £22–£48.50 / 01482 226655

  • 14:30

Sat 15 Nov

£19–£44; £19–£37.50; £22–£48.50 / 01482 226655

  • 14:30
…and 2 more dates until 22 Nov

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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.

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Thu 11 Sep

£20.50–£32.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 14:00

Sat 13 Sep

£20.50–£32.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 14:30

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 29 Oct

£15–£30.50 / 0131 529 6000

  • 14:30

Sat 1 Nov

£15–£30.50 / 0131 529 6000

  • 14:30

Milton Keynes Theatre

Wed 24 Sep

£18.50–£33.50 / 0844 871 7652

Sat 27 Sep

£18.50–£33.50 / 0844 871 7652

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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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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.

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Thu 9 Oct

£10–£29.50 / 08441 717620

Sat 11 Oct

£10–£29.50 / 08441 717620

Darlington Civic Theatre

Thu 25 Sep

£26 (£17.50) / 01325 486555

  • 14:00

Sat 27 Sep

£26 (£17.50) / 01325 486555

  • 14:30

Derby Theatre

Wed 26 Nov

£11–£26.50 / 01332 593939

  • 14:30

Sat 29 Nov

£11–£26.50 / 01332 593939

  • 14:30

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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 World War I.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 1 Oct

£14–£29.50 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 4 Oct

£14–£29.50 / 0131 529 6000

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 25 other places

Copacabana

  • Directed by: Thom Southerland
  • Written by: Barry Manilow (music)

Barry Manilow's musical romp where music and passion are always the fashion.

Buxton Opera House

Sat 18 Oct

£22–£24; £20–£22 OAP/Disabled; £11–£12 NUS/Child / 0845 127 2190

  • 14:30

The Forum Theatre, Billingham

Wed 19 Nov

£20–£28 (£25–£26) / 01642 552663

  • 14:30

Sat 22 Nov

£20–£28 (£25–£26) / 01642 552663

  • 14:30

Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Wed 12 Nov

£18–£31 (£16–£29) / 01253 290190

  • 14:00

Sat 15 Nov

£18–£31 (£16–£29) / 01253 290190

  • 14:00

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Hey, Presto!

  • Written by: Nadia Shireen

Presto the cat is a very talented magician, so when he and his best friend Monty the dog join a funfair and start a magic show, things look good for the duo. But fame goes to Monty's head and soon Presto loses his friend and his show. Based on the book by Nadia Shireen.

ARC: Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton-on-Tees

Sat 20 Sep

£6 ( £20) / 01642 525199

  • 14:30

Artsdepot, London N12

Sun 21 Sep

£7 / 020 8369 5454

  • 14:00

The Citadel, St Helens

Sun 26 Oct

£7 (Children £5 under 16s) / 01744 735436

  • 14:00

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A Play, a Pie & a Pint: Faster, Louder

An ill-advised twitter message sent to a humourless celebrity musician sparks a riotous chain of events that draws in the unyielding law, opportunistic journalists, the baying public and a god-fearing mother. Written by Steven Dick.

Òran Mór, Glasgow

Wed 3 Sep

£9.50–£14.06 / 0141 357 6200

Thu 4 Sep

£9.50–£14.06 / 0141 357 6200

Fri 5 Sep

£9.50–£14.06 / 0141 357 6200

Sat 6 Sep

£9.50–£14.06 / 0141 357 6200

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 6 Sep

£23.50–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

Sun 7 Sep

£23.50–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

Thu 11 Sep

£23.50–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

…and 64 more dates until 1 Feb 2015

Blabbermouth

This 12-hour live celebration of Scottish music and spoken word features a collection of artists, actors, politicians, journalists, sportspeople, singers and scientists performing their favourite pieces of Scottish writing. A chance to celebrate Scotland's contribution to the world in the final hours before the referendum.

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 17 Sep

£10 (£8) per session; £30 (£20) for day ticket / 0131 473 2000

The Chuckles Of Oz

The Chuckle Brothers present their unique take on the famous musical in which Dorothy goes to see the wizard.

Darlington Civic Theatre

Sat 6 Dec

£19 / 01325 486555

  • 14:00

Sun 7 Dec

£19 / 01325 486555

  • 14:00

Tue 9 Dec

£19 / 01325 486555

  • 14:00
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Shang-a-Lang

A feel-good musical production from the writer of Mamma Mia about three middle-aged Scottish women who relive their youth by going to a 70s-themed weekend.

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen

Thu 11 Sep

£14.50–£29.50 / 01224 641122

  • 14:00

Sat 13 Sep

£14.50–£29.50 / 01224 641122

  • 14:30

Backstage in Biscuit Land

  • 4 stars

A solo comedy about Tourettes from Jess Thom.

Southbank Centre, London SE1

Sun 7 Sep

Foyer Spaces

£15 (£7.50) / 0844 875 0073

  • 17:00

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.

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Sun 14 Sep

£25 ( £22.50) / 01227 787787

  • 17:00

Princess Theatre, Torquay

Sat 27 Sep

£26 / 0870 847 2315

Evita

  • Written by: Tim Rice (lyrics)

Singer and actor Marti Pellow stars as Che in this musical drama written by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, about the life of the Argentinian woman who became wife to her country's president, Juan Peron.

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Thu 25 Jun 2015

£12.90–£42.90 ( £10–£39) / 0844 871 7645

  • 14:30

Sun 28 Jun 2015

£12.90–£42.90 ( £10–£39) / 0844 871 7645

  • 14:30

In Time o' Strife

  • Directed by: Imogen Knight
  • Written by: Michael John McCarthy (music)

National Theatre of Scotland present a re-imagining of this rarely performed classic.

Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen

Wed 24 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 01224 647647

  • 14:30

The Burton Taylor Studio, Oxford

Thu 2 Oct

£11–£26.50 / 01865 305305

  • 14:30

Sat 4 Oct

£11–£26.50 / 01865 305305

  • 14:30

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Wed 15 Oct

£12.50–£15 (£2–£9) / 0141 429 0022

  • 14:30

Sat 18 Oct

£12.50–£15 (£2–£9) / 0141 429 0022

  • 14:30

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