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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

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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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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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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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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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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…and at 8 other places

Avenue Q

Muppet/puppet musical tale – packed full of risqué songs – pondering what one can really do with their BA in English.

G Live, Guildford

Sat 2 Aug

£22.30; £25; £27.50; £14.50; £17.50; £19.50 / 0844 770 1797

  • 14:30

New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Fri 19 Sep

£15–£30.50 / 0870 607 7533

Sat 20 Sep

£15–£30.50 / 0870 607 7533

New Theatre, Oxford

Wed 13 Aug

£15–£38.50 / 0870 606 3500

Sat 16 Aug

£15–£38.50 / 0870 606 3500

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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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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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…and at 12 other places

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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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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…and at 11 other places

Don't Mention Hemingway

A solo play about the life of the female war correspondent, Martha Gellhorn.

Riverside Studios, London W6

Sat 17 May

Studio 3

£12 (£10) / 02082 371111

Sun 18 May

Studio 3

£12 (£10) / 02082 371111

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 24 Apr

Studio 3

£15; £18.50 (£16) / 02082 371111

Sat 26 Apr

Studio 3

£15; £18.50 (£16) / 02082 371111

Thu 1 May

Studio 3

£15; £18.50 (£16) / 02082 371111

…and 3 more dates until 10 May

The Evil

  • Written by: Jan Guillou

London Toast Theatre Of Copenhagen presents an adaption of a Swedish novel by Jan Guillou, starring Danish actor Claes K. Bang of TVs Borgen and The Bridge 2.

Riverside Studios, London W6

Sat 17 May

Studio 3

£12 (£10) / 02082 371111

Sun 18 May

Studio 3

£12 (£10) / 02082 371111

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Uncle Varick

A play where 60s London collides with remote Scotland.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 8 May

£16.50–£25 / 0131 529 6000

  • 14:30

Sat 10 May

£16.50–£25 / 0131 529 6000

  • 14:30

The Magic Word

Classical ballet about a spoilt Forest Queen who, after deciding to visit the Forest Elf in search of food and shelter, learns the beauty of sharing and the joy of friendship. Presented by Let’s All Dance.

Riverside Studios, London W6

Fri 27 Jun

£9 (£7; Family £27.50) / 02082 371111

Sat 28 Jun

£9 (£7; Family £27.50) / 02082 371111

Sun 29 Jun

£9 (£7; Family £27.50) / 02082 371111

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

The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer

A fusion of animation, puppetry, projections and music are used to tell the epic story of quiet hero Alvin's search for his wife's lost soul in the depths of the ocean.

Aboyne Academy

Fri 16 May

£4.50 / 01339 887722

  • 13:30

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Thu 22 May

£5–£7 / 01475 723723

  • 13:30

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Tue 13 May

£6 (£4.50) / 01383 602302

  • 13:30

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The Adventures of Robin Hood

Leave your piggy bank safe at home as Visible Fictions give their take on the classic tale.

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Tue 29 Apr

£7 (£5) / 01383 602302

  • 13:30

Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock

Sat 3 May

£4 (Family £12) / 01563 554900

  • 14:00

Platform, Glasgow

Mon 28 Apr

£8 (£3.50–£4.50) / 0141 276 9696

  • 13:30
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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

The Brindley, Runcorn

Thu 8 May

£10 / 0151 907 8360

  • 14:00

Fri 9 May

£10 / 0151 907 8360

  • 14:00

Middlesbrough Theatre

Wed 7 May

£12.50; £10 early bird / 01642 815181

  • 14:30

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A Play, a Pie & a Pint: The Tale O' Fanny Cha Cha

A multi-cultural musical set in the heyday of the Clyde. Written by Joyce Falconer.

The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Sat 3 May

£11 / 01224 642230

  • 13:00

Òran Mór, Glasgow

Mon 5 May

£8–£12.50 / 0141 357 6200

Tue 6 May

£8–£12.50 / 0141 357 6200

Wed 7 May

£8–£12.50 / 0141 357 6200

…and 3 more dates until 10 May

Arts Centre & Theatre Aberdeen

Thu 24 Apr

£10 (£8) / 01224 591807

  • 14:00

The Unremarkable Death Of Marilyn Monroe

An hour before her death, the woman behind the icon unravels her life in a stark confessional that reveals a biting intelligence and an imperfect body. From Dyad Productions.

The Spring, Havant

Fri 30 May

£7.50 / 023 9247 2700

  • 13:45

Art Of Dance

  • Written by: Suzanne Stuart

Show-stopping numbers from hit musicals including Jersey Boys, Sister Act, Take That, Story Book and many more.

The Customs House, South Shields

Sun 6 Jul

£9 / 0191 454 1234

  • 14:00
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