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51 Shades of Maggie

  • Written by: Leesa Harker

Comedy spoof of 50 Shades of Grey tells the story of lovable Maggie Muff and her search for love. Maggie is a working class girl who, like most women, has been let down by all the men in her life.

Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 26 Apr

£22.50–£25 / 0141 332 1846

  • 14:00

Postman Pat Live: It's Showtime!

A talent scout arrives in Greendale to search for an angelic voice at the village's karaoke contest.

Baths Hall, Scunthorpe

Thu 29 May

£12.50 ( £40; Children £10.50 under 16s) / 0844 854 2776

  • 13:00

The Brindley, Runcorn

Sat 26 Apr

£12 (£10) / 0151 907 8360

  • 13:00
  • 15:30

The Camberley Theatre

Sat 31 May

£11.50 (Children £10.50; £42; £40 before Mar 31) / 01276 707600

  • 13:00
  • 15:30

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Jersey Boys

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

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Thu 9 Oct

£18–£53.50 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 11 Oct

£20–£58.50 / 0844 871 3014

Thu 16 Oct

£18–£53.50 / 0844 871 3014

…and 3 more dates until 25 Oct

New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Thu 11 Dec

£15–£49 / 0870 607 7533

Sat 13 Dec

£15–£56 / 0870 607 7533

Sun 14 Dec

£15–£49 / 0870 607 7533

…and 10 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Palace Theatre, Manchester

Sat 6 Sep

£20–£49.50 / 0844 847 2275

Wed 10 Sep

£18–£46 / 0844 847 2275

Sat 13 Sep

£20–£49.50 / 0844 847 2275

…and 6 more dates until 4 Oct

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Dirty Dancin In Le Shebeen

The dust has settled in the estate after the shenanigans of Maggie's last adventure and now she and her buck-eejit sidekick, Big Sally-Ann are planning a birthday party in the Shebeen.

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Sun 20 Apr

£16.50–£24.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 14:30

Mon 21 Apr

£16.50–£24.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 14:30

Theatre At The Mill, Newtownabbey

Sat 26 Apr

£19–£23 / 028 9034 0202

  • 17:00 – 20:30

Freckleface Strawberry: The Musical

Family musical about a girl who is desperate to get rid of her freckles.

Scottish Youth Theatre, Glasgow

Thu 17 Apr

£8–£12 (Family £32) / 0141 552 3988

  • 14:00 – 15:15

Fri 18 Apr

£8–£12 (Family £32) / 0141 552 3988

  • 14:00 – 15:15

Sat 19 Apr

£8–£12 (Family £32) / 0141 552 3988

  • 14:00 – 15:15
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Pirates Of Penzance

With a revamped score, this much-loved classic gets a 21st-century make over that the whole family will enjoy

The Barn Theatre, Southwick

Sat 3 May

Phone for prices / 01273 592819

  • 14:30

Peppa Pig's Big Splash

All singing, all dancing puppet show with wee Peppa Pig and pals as they enjoy the rain and muddy puddles and try to fix the leaking nursery roof.

Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

Wed 16 Jul

£13.50 / 01383 740384

Thu 17 Jul

£13.50 / 01383 740384

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Wed 21 May

£16 (Children £11.75; £49) / 02476 553055

  • 13:00
  • 16:00

Thu 22 May

£16 (Children £11.75; £49) / 02476 553055

  • 13:00
  • 16:00

Bristol Hippodrome

Tue 7 Oct

£14.50–£21 / 0844 847 2325

Wed 8 Oct

£14.50–£21 / 0844 847 2325

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Scooby-Doo and the Mystery of the Pyramid

Live stage show featuring the classic duo. Ages 2+.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Sat 17 May

£19.50 / 01274 432000

  • 14:30

Sun 18 May

£19.50 / 01274 432000

  • 13:00
  • 16:30

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sat 26 Jul

£19.50 ( £61; Children £14.50 under 16s) / 01256 844244

  • 14:30

Sun 27 Jul

£19.50 ( £61; Children £14.50 under 16s) / 01256 844244

  • 14:30

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Sat 7 Jun

£20.50

Sun 8 Jun

£20.50

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The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler

Vanishing Point and the National Theatre of Scotland present the first theatrical presentation exploring the work of the extraordinary artist Ivor Cutler. Cutler was an eccentric who was signed by all the major record labels, who influenced The Beatles and was championed by John Peel.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 3 May

£8–£15.50 / 0131 228 1404

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.

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Wed 7 May

£15.50–£30.25 (£10.50–£28.25) / 02476 553055

  • 14:30

Thu 8 May

£15.50–£30.25 (£10.50–£28.25) / 02476 553055

  • 14:30

Sat 10 May

£15.50–£30.25 (£10.50–£28.25) / 02476 553055

  • 14:30

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Thu 9 Oct

£10–£29.50 / 08441 717620

Sat 11 Oct

£10–£29.50 / 08441 717620

Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

Thu 12 Jun

£16–£28; £15–£25; £18–£30 (£19–£26; £17–£23; £21–£28) / 01242 572573

  • 14:00

Sat 14 Jun

£16–£28; £15–£25; £18–£30 (£19–£26; £17–£23; £21–£28) / 01242 572573

  • 14:00

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

  • Written by: William Shakespeare

Propeller's production of Shakespeare's magical play.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 17 Apr

£14–£29.50 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 19 Apr

£14–£29.50 / 0131 529 6000

New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Thu 5 Jun

£15–£30 / 0870 607 7533

Theatre Royal, Brighton

Thu 12 Jun

£15–£30 / 0870 060 6650

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Accrington Pals: Denys Edwards Players

  • Directed by: Tim Wright
  • Written by: Peter Whelan

Directed by Tim Wright & Sue McCormack. To commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War, Denys Edwards Players's April 2014 production will be Peter Whelan's The Accrington Pals. On the eve of the First World War the men in the Lancashire town of Accrington answer Kitchener's call for a New Army and…

The Library Theatre, Sheffield

Sat 19 Apr

£7; £8 / 0114 250 0093

  • 14:30

Bugsy Malone

A performance of the famous musical set in New York 1929 as a war rages between two rival gangsters, Fat Sam and Dandy Dan.

Groundlings Theatre, Portsmouth

Thu 17 Apr

£14 (£12; Children £10; £5) / 023 9273 7370

  • 14:00

Sat 26 Apr

£14 (£12; Children £10; £5) / 023 9273 7370

  • 14:00

Babylon

Inspired by real-life stories and the experiences of a cast growing up in the care system, The Big House returns with BABY/LON, a new play that explores the harsh realities a young parent faces when their child is taken away.

Hackney Downs Studios, London E8

Sat 19 Apr

£10 (£5) / 07832 105854

  • 15:00 – 17:00

Sat 26 Apr

£10 (£5) / 07832 105854

  • 15:00 – 17:00

Sat 3 May

£10 (£5) / 07832 105854

  • 15:00 – 17:00

King Charles III

  • Directed by: Rupert Goold
  • Written by: Mike Bartlett

Charles has to decide how to rule, following the death of the Queen and a lifetime of waiting. Mike Bartlett's latest drama about the country's first family, is directed by Rupert Goold.

Almeida Theatre, London N1

Sat 19 Apr

£8–£32 tickets on sale Feb 25 / 020 7359 4404

  • 14:30

Wed 23 Apr

£8–£32 tickets on sale Feb 25 / 020 7359 4404

  • 14:30

Sat 26 Apr

£8–£32 tickets on sale Feb 25 / 020 7359 4404

  • 14:30
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Moscow State Circus: Park Gorkogo

The internationally-acclaimed Russian circus troupe returns with ever more impressive acrobatics, clowning and aerial feats.

Alexandra Palace, London N22

Thu 17 Apr

£10 / 020 8365 2121

Fri 18 Apr

£10 / 020 8365 2121

Sat 19 Apr

£10 / 020 8365 2121

…and 2 more dates until 21 Apr

Ascot Racecourse

Wed 16 Jul

Car park

£10 / 0870 727 8765

Thu 17 Jul

Car park

£10 / 0870 727 8765

Fri 18 Jul

Car park

£10 / 0870 727 8765

…and 2 more dates until 20 Jul

Becketts Farm, Birmingham

Wed 9 Jul

£10

Thu 10 Jul

£10

Fri 11 Jul

£10

…and 2 more dates until 13 Jul

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Bugle Boy: D Day Tour

  • Written by: Glenn Miller (music)

A musical drama by Den Stevenson, which traces the life, career and mysterious disappearance of the late bandleader and composer Glenn Miller. This Bruce James Production features classic Miller songs.

Embassy Theatre, Skegness

Thu 26 Jun

£19 ( £18; Children £10 under 14s) / 0845 674 0505

  • 14:00

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Wed 2 Jul

£20–£25 / 0844 873 3433

Sat 5 Jul

£20–£25 / 0844 873 3433

Sun 6 Jul

£20–£25 / 0844 873 3433

…and 2 more dates until 12 Jul

Nottingham Playhouse

Thu 12 Jun

£19 (£17) / 0115 941 9419

  • 13:30

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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

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

Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Sat 26 Apr

£12.50–£15 adv booking required / 01206 573948

  • 14:00

Sun 27 Apr

£12.50–£15 adv booking required / 01206 573948

  • 14:00

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The Secret Life of Suitcases

Innovative and charming puppetry show from Ailie Cohen, in which hard-working Larry embarks on an amazing adventure, after a strange suitcase appears in his office. Ages 5+.

Bowhill Theatre, Selkirk

Sun 20 Apr

£5 / 01750 22204

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

  • 15:00

£5 / 01750 22204

  • 15:00

The Brunton, Musselburgh

Sat 19 Apr

£6.75 (Family £25) / 0131 665 2240

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

  • 14:00

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Thu 17 Apr

The Studio

£8 (£6) / 0131 529 6000

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

  • 14:00

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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

Airdrie Town Hall

Sat 17 May

£12 (£10) / 01698 403120

  • 14:30

Albert Halls, Bolton

Sun 21 Sep

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

  • 14:30

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Too Many Penguins?

Frozen Charlotte Productions and macrobert present a show that packs fun, laughs, entertainment and penguins into the mix. Suitable for ages 1–4.

Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

Sun 4 May

£5.50 (£4.50) / 01592 583302

  • 13:00
  • 15:00

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Sun 11 May

£5.50 (£4.50) / 01383 602302

  • 13:30

The Castle, Wellingborough

Sun 25 May

Phone for prices / 01933 270007

  • 14:00

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All Our Yesterdays

Timeless Productions and the Memory Lane dancers take you back to the days of Dance Hall and through the decades from the 40s to the 70s, via every nostalgic classic you can think of.

Arts Centre & Theatre Aberdeen

Sat 26 Apr

£14 (£12) / 01224 641122

  • 14:30

Assembly Rooms, Tamworth

Thu 17 Apr

£13 (£11) / 01827 709618

  • 14:30

The Brindley, Runcorn

Thu 8 May

£10 / 0151 907 8360

  • 14:00

Fri 9 May

£10 / 0151 907 8360

  • 14:00

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Dorian Gray

  • Written by: Oscar Wilde

Adaptation by Linnie Reedman of Oscar Wilde's only novel, featuring Jack Fox and Daisy Bevan.

Riverside Studios, London W6

Thu 17 Apr

Studio 3

£15; £18.50 (£16) / 02082 371111

Sat 19 Apr

Studio 3

£15; £18.50 (£16) / 02082 371111

Thu 24 Apr

Studio 3

£15; £18.50 (£16) / 02082 371111

…and 5 more dates until 10 May

Finian's Rainbow

  • Directed by: Thomas Michael Voss
  • Written by: Charlotte Moore (adapt)

This enchanting musical by composer Burton Lane contains some of the loveliest musical theatre songs ever written including Old Devil Moon, If This Isn't Love, Look To The Rainbow and How Are Things In Glocca Morra.

Charing Cross Theatre, London WC2N

Thu 17 Apr

£16.25–£16.50 / 08444 930 650

Sat 19 Apr

£16.25–£16.50 / 08444 930 650

Thu 24 Apr

£16.25–£16.50 / 08444 930 650

…and 5 more dates until 10 May

Special Measures

  • Written by: Mark Davies Markham

Mark Davies Markham's comedy drama with a Northern Soul soundtrack, set in a primary school which has been judged as failing by Ofsted. Not suitable for under 14s due to strong language.

Royal Court Liverpool

Sat 19 Apr

£12; £15; £20 / 0151 709 4321

  • 14:00

Sat 26 Apr

£12; £15; £20 / 0151 709 4321

  • 14:00

Wed 30 Apr

£12; £15; £20 / 0151 709 4321

  • 14:00

Sat 3 May

£12; £15; £20 / 0151 709 4321

  • 14:00
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