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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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Shrek the Musical

  • Directed by: Nigel Harman

Based on the award-winning DreamWorks animation film, Shrek the Musical comes direct from London, where it was seen live on stage by nearly a million people. This production is directed by Nigel Harman, who starred as Lord Farquaad in the West End show and won the 2012 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a…

Bristol Hippodrome

Thu 21 Aug

£15–£45 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 23 Aug

£19.50–£49.50 / 0844 847 2325

Sun 24 Aug

£19.50–£49.50 / 0844 847 2325

…and 6 more dates until 7 Sep

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Thu 9 Oct

£24.50–£44.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 14:30

Sat 11 Oct

£24.50–£44.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 14:30

Sun 12 Oct

£24.50–£44.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 13:30
…and 3 more dates until 19 Oct

The Grand Theatre & Opera House, Leeds

Thu 24 Jul

£19–£43 / 0844 848 2700

  • 14:30

Sat 26 Jul

£19–£43 / 0844 848 2700

  • 14:30

Sun 27 Jul

£19–£43 / 0844 848 2700

  • 15:00
…and 9 more dates until 17 Aug

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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 26 Apr

£22.50–£90 / 0844 871 7627

Sun 27 Apr

£22.50–£90 / 0844 871 7627

Tue 29 Apr

£22.50–£85 / 0844 871 7627

…and 77 more dates until 26 Oct

One Man, Two Guvnors

National Theatre's satirical, slapstick production based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni. Featuring Gavin Spokes as Francis Henshall and Shaun Williamson (Barry from EastEnders) as Charlie Clench.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Wed 23 Jul

£15–£30; £12–£24; £15–£30; £17–£32.50 (£9.50–£30; £9.50–£30; £9.50–£30; £9.50–£30; Children £21–£25 under 18s) / 01274 432000

  • 14:00

Sat 26 Jul

£15–£30; £12–£24; £15–£30; £17–£32.50 (£9.50–£30; £9.50–£30; £9.50–£30; £9.50–£30; Children £21–£25 under 18s) / 01274 432000

  • 14:30

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 14 Aug

£10–£35

Sat 16 Aug

£10–£35

Birmingham Hippodrome

Wed 28 May

£19–£21.50 / 0844 338 5000

Sat 31 May

£19–£21.50 / 0844 338 5000

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War Horse

  • Directed by: Marianne Elliott

The National Theatre's staging of Michael Morpurgo's novel about a farm horse called Joey caught up in the horrors of WWI.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Wed 28 May

£28–£40.50; £25–£37.50; £28–£40.50; £30–£42.50 (Children £31.50–£35.50 under 18s; Children £31.50–£35.50 under 18s; £22.50–£48; £22.50–£48… / 01274 432000

  • 14:00

Sat 31 May

£28–£40.50; £25–£37.50; £28–£40.50; £30–£42.50 (Children £31.50–£35.50 under 18s; Children £31.50–£35.50 under 18s; £22.50–£48; £22.50–£48… / 01274 432000

  • 14:30

Wed 4 Jun

£28–£40.50; £25–£37.50; £28–£40.50; £30–£42.50 (Children £31.50–£35.50 under 18s; Children £31.50–£35.50 under 18s; £22.50–£48; £22.50–£48… / 01274 432000

  • 14:00
…and 3 more dates until 14 Jun

Beverley Racecourse

Sat 21 Jun

£16

  • 12:00 – 14:00

Bristol Hippodrome

Thu 15 Jan 2015

£15–£55 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 17 Jan 2015

£15–£55 / 0844 847 2325

Wed 21 Jan 2015

£15–£55 / 0844 847 2325

…and 7 more dates until 14 Feb 2015

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The Woman in Black

  • Directed by: Robin Herford
  • Written by: Stephen Mallatratt (adapt)

Theatre experience with a heavy film noir influence, about a young lawyer trying to exorcise his metaphorical demons.

Fortune Theatre, London WC2B

Thu 24 Apr

£17.50–£60 / 0844 871 7627

Sat 26 Apr

£17.50–£60 / 0844 871 7627

Tue 29 Apr

£17.50–£60 / 0844 871 7627

…and 112 more dates until 10 Jan 2015

Milton Keynes Theatre

Wed 25 Mar 2015

£17.50–£32 / 0844 871 7652

Sat 28 Mar 2015

£17.50–£32 / 0844 871 7652

Theatre Royal, Brighton

Thu 15 Jan 2015

£12–£27 / 0870 060 6650

Sat 17 Jan 2015

£12–£27 / 0870 060 6650

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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.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Mon 26 May

£11 / 01727 844488

  • 14:00

Tue 27 May

£11 / 01727 844488

  • 14:00

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Tue 26 Aug

£12

Wed 27 Aug

£12

Thu 28 Aug

£12

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Tue 15 Jul

£13 ( £48) / 020 8561 8371

  • 13:30

Wed 16 Jul

£13 ( £48) / 020 8561 8371

  • 13:30

Thu 17 Jul

£13 ( £48) / 020 8561 8371

  • 13:30

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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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Evita

  • Written by: Tim Rice (lyrics)

Singer and actor Marti Pellow features as Che, in the 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.

Hull New Theatre

Thu 24 Apr

£24–£34; £19–£29; £27–£37 / 01482 226655

  • 14:30

Sat 26 Apr

£24–£34; £19–£29; £27–£37 / 01482 226655

  • 14:30

The Mousetrap

  • Directed by: Angus Jackson
  • 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.

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Wed 28 May

£23–£25; £26–£28.50 (£24.50–£27) / 020 8561 8371

  • 14:30

Sat 31 May

£23–£25; £26–£28.50 (£24.50–£27) / 020 8561 8371

  • 14:30

Derby Theatre

Sat 26 Apr

£16.50–£25.50 / 01332 593939

  • 14:30

Eden Court Theatre, Inverness

Thu 26 Jun

£21–£29 (£19–£27) / 01463 234234

  • 14:00

Sat 28 Jun

£21–£29 (£19–£27) / 01463 234234

  • 14:00

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20th Century Boy

A musical inspired by the life of rock legend Marc Bolan and his band T Rex.

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 14 May

£15 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 17 May

£15–£33 / 0844 847 2325

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Sat 19 Jul

£20–£23.50 / 01702 351135

Darlington Civic Theatre

Fri 17 Oct

£29.50 (£18) / 01325 486555

  • 17:00

Sat 18 Oct

£29.50 (£18) / 01325 486555

  • 14:30

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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.

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

Darlington Civic Theatre

Thu 25 Sep

£26 (£17.50) / 01325 486555

  • 14:00

Sat 27 Sep

£26 (£17.50) / 01325 486555

  • 14:30

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English National Ballet: My First Coppelia

  • Written by: George Williamson

Coppelia tells the comic family tale of an eccentric toymaker and his mechanical doll in a beautifully adapted version for young audiences.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Sat 3 May

£10–£25 (Children £8–£20) / 01892 530613

  • 14:00
  • 17:00

Sun 4 May

£10–£25 (Children £8–£20) / 01892 530613

  • 15:00

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Sat 17 May

£11–£26

Sun 18 May

£11–£26

Bristol Hippodrome

Thu 6 Nov

£10–£56; £26–£36 under 26s ( £26–£36; £26–£36; £26–£36) / 0844 847 2325

  • 14:00

Sat 8 Nov

£10–£56; £26–£36 under 26s ( £26–£36; £26–£36; £26–£36) / 0844 847 2325

  • 14:30

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Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story

  • Directed by: Rob Bettinson
  • Written by: Alan Janes

Celebrate the man and the music as the popular touring production of the rock musical rolls into town again.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Wed 9 Jul

£15–£17.50 eve; £15.50–£25.50; £15.50–£25.50; £16.50–£27.50 (£12.50–£25; £12.50–£25; £12.50–£25) / 01274 432000

  • 14:00

Sat 12 Jul

£15–£17.50 eve; £15.50–£25.50; £15.50–£25.50; £16.50–£27.50 (£12.50–£25; £12.50–£25; £12.50–£25) / 01274 432000

  • 14:30

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 1 May

£10–£29.50

Sat 3 May

£10–£29.50

Birmingham Hippodrome

Wed 25 Jun

£18–£24 / 0844 338 5000

Sat 28 Jun

£18–£24 / 0844 338 5000

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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

Marina Theatre, Lowestoft

Fri 5 Sep

£21.50 (£19.50; £18.50) / 01502 533200

  • 14:30

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Barnum

Brian Conley stars in a musical about P T Barnum, showman, businessman and entertainer in the 1800s, telling the story of his colourful life.

Bristol Hippodrome

Sat 20 Sep

£15–£49.50 / 0844 847 2325

Thu 25 Sep

£12.50–£47.50 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 27 Sep

£15–£49.50 / 0844 847 2325

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Wed 29 Oct

£12.50–£47.50 / 0844 871 3014

Thu 30 Oct

£12.50–£47.50 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 1 Nov

£15–£49.50 / 0844 871 3014

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Wed 21 Jan 2015

£10–£45 / 0844 871 7645

Thu 22 Jan 2015

£10–£45 / 0844 871 7645

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£12.50–£47.50 / 0844 871 7645

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Catch 22

  • Directed by: Rachel Chavkin

Northern Stage presents Philip Arditti as Yossarian in Joseph Heller's stage adaptation of his own darkly humorous novel, in which the Second World War bombardier becomes enmeshed in the lethal absurdities of war. Directed by Rachel Chavkin. Not suitable for under 14s.

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Thu 22 May

The House

£13.50–£30; £22.50–£35 / 0121 236 4455

  • 14:00

Sat 24 May

The House

£13.50–£30; £22.50–£35 / 0121 236 4455

  • 14:00

The Burton Taylor Studio, Oxford

Thu 12 Jun

£11–£26.50 / 01865 305305

  • 14:30

Sat 14 Jun

£11–£26.50 / 01865 305305

  • 14:30

Derby Theatre

Wed 18 Jun

£14.50–£21.50; £10.50–£21.50; £16.50–£25.50 / 01332 593939

  • 14:30

Sat 21 Jun

£14.50–£21.50; £10.50–£21.50; £16.50–£25.50 / 01332 593939

  • 14:30

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Tonight's the Night

Singing, dancing and all the Rod Stewart tunes you can shake a stick at! Set in Detroit and LA, the play follows a young man who strikes a deal with the devil to trade his soul for Rod's.

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 25 Jun

£10–£42 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 28 Jun

£10–£42 / 0844 847 2325

Wed 2 Jul

£10–£42 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 5 Jul

£10–£42 / 0844 847 2325

Grand Opera House, York

Wed 30 Apr

£15–£37.50 / 0844 871 3024

Sat 3 May

£15–£37.50 / 0844 871 3024

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen

Thu 22 May

£16.50–£40.50 / 01224 641122

  • 14:00

Sat 24 May

£16.50–£40.50 / 01224 641122

  • 14:30

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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.

Theatre At The Mill, Newtownabbey

Sat 26 Apr

£19–£23 / 028 9034 0202

  • 17:00 – 20:30
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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

An August Bank Holiday Lark

1914, an idyllic summer in the Pennines. Everyone in the village is excited about Wakes week; a rest from field and mill and a celebration of the Rushbearing Festival with singing, courting, drinking and dancing.

Liverpool Playhouse

Thu 1 May

£12–£23 / 0151 709 4776

  • 13:30

Sat 3 May

£12–£23 / 0151 709 4776

  • 14:00

Oldham Coliseum Theatre

Wed 11 Jun

£12.50–£18.50; £5 under 26s (£9.50–£16) / 0161 624 2829

  • 14:30

Sat 14 Jun

£12.50–£18.50; £5 under 26s (£9.50–£16) / 0161 624 2829

  • 14:30

The Oxford Playhouse

Thu 15 May

£11–£24; £11–£21.50; £11.50–£26.50 / 01865 305305

  • 14:30

Sat 17 May

£11–£24; £11–£21.50; £11.50–£26.50 / 01865 305305

  • 14:30

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Fame – The Musical

The global smash-hit dance explosion based on the 1980s film of the same name about a bunch of New York students trying to break into the arts, returns with more high-kicking action. Produced by Bill Kenwright and directed by Gary Lloyd.

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 28 May

£10–£37.50 / 0844 847 2325

Thu 29 May

£10–£37.50 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 31 May

£10–£37.50 / 0844 847 2325

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Thu 24 Jul

£10–£32 / 08441 717620

Sat 26 Jul

£10–£32 / 08441 717620

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Sat 26 Apr

£10–£37.50 / 0844 871 3014

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Evita

The Lloyd Webber musical is loaded with sing-along songs including 'Oh What a Circus', 'You Must Love Me' and 'Don't Cry for Me Argentina'.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 17 Jul

£10–£39

Sat 19 Jul

£10–£39

Grand Opera House, York

Wed 11 Jun

£15–£39 / 0844 871 3024

Sat 14 Jun

£15–£39 / 0844 871 3024

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Wed 25 Jun

£10–£39 / 0844 871 7645

Sat 28 Jun

£10–£39 / 0844 871 7645

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Avenue Q

  • Directed by: Cressida Carre

A laugh-out-loud musical that tells the story of a recent college graduate who moves into a shabby New York apartment, all the way out on Avenue Q, where he meets colourful types who help him finally discover his true purpose in life.

Buxton Opera House

Sat 21 Jun

£20.50–£22.50 / 0845 127 2190

  • 14:30

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Wed 30 Jul

£25–£32.50 / 020 8688 9291

  • 14:30

G Live, Guildford

Sat 2 Aug

£22.50–£27.50; £14.50–£19.50 / 0844 770 1797

  • 14:30

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