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Brendan Cole: A Night to Remember

Choreographer, performer and Strictly's badboy, Brendan Cole, performs more dazzling ballroom and Latin moves.

Theatre Royal, Norwich

Sun 15 Feb 2015

Phone for prices / 01603 630000

Wicked

  • Directed by: Joe Mantello
  • Written by: Winnie Holzman

Smash-hit musical that acts as a prequel to The Wizard of Oz, with L Frank Baum's characters brilliantly re-imagined as two young girls who grow up to fulfil their destinies as Glenda the Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

Apollo Victoria Theatre, London SW1V

Wed 26 Nov

£15–£90 / 0844 871 3001

Sat 29 Nov

£15–£90 / 0844 871 3001

Wed 3 Dec

£15–£90 / 0844 871 3001

…and 106 more dates until 7 Nov 2015

Bristol Hippodrome

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£20–£72.50 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£22.50–£75 / 0844 847 2325

Wed 25 Feb 2015

£20–£72.50 / 0844 847 2325

…and 7 more dates until 21 Mar 2015

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Wed 26 Nov

£20–£72.50 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 29 Nov

£22.50–£75 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 3 Dec

£20–£72.50 / 0844 871 3014

…and 17 more dates until 10 Jan 2015

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Cinderella

He’s back and looking for love…she’s looking to go to the ball. We present to you a magical cocktail of glamour and glitz as Inverclyde’s own special Cinders sings her way into everyone’s hearts whilst those Ugly Sisters hit the Talent Show dance floor with an eye on the prize….the Prince. Pantomime fun for all the…

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Sat 13 Dec

The Beacon Theatre

£10–£16 (Children £8–£14) / 01475 723723

Sun 14 Dec

The Beacon Theatre

£10–£16 (Children £8–£14) / 01475 723723

Sat 20 Dec

The Beacon Theatre

£12–£18 (Children £10–£16) / 01475 723723

…and 10 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Miracle On 34th Street

A theatrical adaptation of the Christmas classic, where a bearded man claiming to be Father Christmas makes a miracle happen.

Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

Sat 6 Dec

Prices vary / 01383 740384

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

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

Hall For Cornwall, Truro

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£14–£26.50; £12–£24; £16–£28.50 / 01872 262466

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£14–£26.50; £12–£24; £16–£28.50 / 01872 262466

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Freak Show

A one-man show by Florin Piersic Jr.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Sun 25 Jan 2015

£20 ( £12.50) / 0844 873 3433

  • 17:00 Freak Show Leicester Square Theatre, London

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.

St Martin's Theatre, London WC2H

Tue 25 Nov

£33–£56.25 / 08444 99 1515

Sat 29 Nov

£33–£56.25 / 08444 99 1515

Tue 2 Dec

£33–£56.25 / 08444 99 1515

…and 64 more dates until 27 Jun 2015

Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure

A deep sea adventure with Captain Barnacles, Kwazii and Peso, in this brand new live stage show.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Wed 13 May 2015

£15.50 / 01727 844488

Thu 14 May 2015

£15.50 / 01727 844488

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Wed 4 Feb 2015

£14.75–£16.75 / 01892 530613

Thu 5 Feb 2015

£14.75–£16.75 / 01892 530613

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£16.50 / 020 8561 8371

Sun 25 Jan 2015

£16.50 / 020 8561 8371

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…and at 21 other places

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

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 back to top

Othello

  • Directed by: Eddie Kay
  • Written by: Scott Graham (adapt)

A dynamic and physical adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy, directed by Scott Graham with choreography by Graham and Eddie Kay. The show contains scenes of a violent nature. Not suitable for ages below 14.

The Lowry, Salford

Wed 26 Nov

Quays Theatre

£22–£26 / 08432 086000

Thu 27 Nov

Quays Theatre

£22–£26 / 08432 086000

Sat 29 Nov

Quays Theatre

£22–£26 / 08432 086000

Lyric Hammersmith, London W6

Sat 17 Jan 2015

Main House

£15–£35 (Children £15) / 020 8741 6850

  • 14:30 Othello Lyric Hammersmith, London

Wed 21 Jan 2015

Main House

£15–£35 (Children £15) / 020 8741 6850

  • 13:30 Othello Lyric Hammersmith, London

Thu 22 Jan 2015

Main House

£15–£35 (Children £15) / 020 8741 6850

  • 13:30 Othello Lyric Hammersmith, London
…and 2 more dates until 29 Jan 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 29 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 12:15 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
  • 14:00 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Sun 30 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 12:15 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
  • 14:00 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Sat 6 Dec

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 14:00 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
…and 15 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

The Lowry, Salford

Tue 26 May 2015

Quays

£13.50 / 0844 545 8252

Wed 27 May 2015

Quays

£13.50 / 0844 545 8252

Thu 28 May 2015

Quays

£13.50 / 0844 545 8252

…and 3 more dates until 31 May 2015

Jack And The Beanstalk

Written by Alan McHugh and Directed by Jonathan Stone With the fabulous Panto Dame Billy Mack! Fife's Favourite Pantomime gets GIGANTIC! Help Jack make the right decisions on his way to market with a very special friend to help. Filled with music, gigantic laughs and more than a few surprises, Jack and the…

Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

Sat 13 Dec

£17 (£13; Family £12; Children £13) / 01592 583302

Sat 20 Dec

£17 (£13; Family £12; Children £13) / 01592 583302

Mon 22 Dec

£17 (£13; Family £12; Children £13) / 01592 583302

…and 9 more dates until 10 Jan 2015

Pop Party

A chance to dance to pop music tribute acts featuring all the greatest number one hits.

Charter Hall, Colchester

Sat 29 Nov

£16 / 01206 282020

Scouse Of The Antarctic

The Royal Court Christmas show is back and this time it's cooler than ever! A Russian and US submarine race to the North Pole to claim mineral rights. The last thing they expect to find when they get there is a scouser with a bobble hat on!

Royal Court Liverpool

Sat 29 Nov

£13–£23 / 0151 709 4321

Sat 6 Dec

£13–£23 / 0151 709 4321

Sat 13 Dec

£13–£23 / 0151 709 4321

…and 5 more dates until 17 Jan 2015 back to top

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

Tue 25 Nov

£22.50–£90 / 0844 871 7627

Sat 29 Nov

£22.50–£95 / 0844 871 7627

Sun 30 Nov

£22.50–£95 / 0844 871 7627

…and 143 more dates until 25 Oct 2015

The Snow Queen

  • Written by: Georgia Pritchett (adaptation)

The Snow Queen kidnaps a young boy named Kai and his friend Gerda sets out to find him and gathers a collection of friends along the way. The adaptation features songs written for the play and humour throughout.

Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

Sat 29 Nov

£10–£22 / 023 8067 1771

Sun 30 Nov

£10–£22 / 023 8067 1771

Tue 2 Dec

£10–£22 / 023 8067 1771

…and 17 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Cinderella

St Serf's Players present the enchanting fairytale featuring Cinders, her ugly sisters and Prince Charming.

St Serf's Church Halls, Edinburgh

Sat 6 Dec

£7.50 (Children £3; Family £18)

  • 14:00 Cinderella St Serf's Church Halls, Edinburgh

Dick Whittington: Performing Arts Company

Dick travels from the sewers of London to the sun-kissed shores of Morocco in search of fame, fortune and love in this family-friendly pantomime.

Berry Theatre, Southampton

Sat 29 Nov

£11 / 01489 799499

The 39 Steps

  • Directed by: Maria Aitken
  • Written by: John Buchan (book)

Patrick Barlow's adaptation of John Buchan's spy novel.

Criterion Theatre, London W1V

Wed 26 Nov

£28.50–£65 / 0844 847 1778

Sat 29 Nov

£28.50–£65 / 0844 847 1778

Wed 3 Dec

£28.50–£65 / 0844 847 1778

…and 33 more dates until 28 Mar 2015 back to top

Beegu (Ages 3-8)

  • Written by: Alexis Deacon

Join Beegu on her journey through space to a curious planet. Alexis Deacon's children's book is brought to life by Dotted Line Theatre with live music and beautiful puppetry.

Artsdepot, London N12

Wed 3 Dec

Studio Theatre

£10 / 020 8369 5454

Thu 4 Dec

Studio Theatre

£10 / 020 8369 5454

Sat 6 Dec

Studio Theatre

£10 / 020 8369 5454

…and 6 more dates until 13 Dec

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.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Tue 10 Mar 2015

£12.50 / 0844 338 5000

Fri 13 Mar 2015

£12.50 / 0844 338 5000

Sun 15 Mar 2015

£12.50 / 0844 338 5000

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Fri 20 Feb 2015

£13.50–£16 / 0844 871 7645

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£13.50–£16 / 0844 871 7645

Sun 22 Feb 2015

£13.50–£16 / 0844 871 7645

Princess Theatre, Torquay

Fri 27 Mar 2015

£13.50–£16 / 0870 847 2315

Sat 28 Mar 2015

£13.50–£16 / 0870 847 2315

Sun 29 Mar 2015

£13.50–£16 / 0870 847 2315

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Jersey Boys

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

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Wed 29 Apr 2015

£19–£54; £21–£59 / 01274 432000

Thu 30 Apr 2015

£19–£54; £21–£59 / 01274 432000

Sat 2 May 2015

£19–£54; £21–£59 / 01274 432000

…and 2 more dates until 9 May 2015

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 27 May 2015

£18–£53.50 / 0844 847 2325

Thu 28 May 2015

£18–£53.50 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 30 May 2015

£20–£58.50 / 0844 847 2325

…and 4 more dates until 13 Jun 2015

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Wed 18 Feb 2015

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

Thu 19 Feb 2015

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

Sat 21 Feb 2015

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

…and 2 more dates until 28 Feb 2015

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A Night of Dirty Dancing

A spectacular cast of West End singers and dancers guide you through the songs of the hit 80s film Dirty Dancing.

Winter Gardens, Margate

Sun 8 Mar 2015

prices vary / 01843 292795

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.

Criterion Theatre, London W1V

Tue 2 Dec

£11.50–£20 / 0844 847 1778

Thu 4 Dec

£11.50–£20 / 0844 847 1778

Fri 5 Dec

£11.50–£20 / 0844 847 1778

…and 18 more dates until 4 Jan 2015 back to top