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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

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Wed 12 Nov

£22.75–£33.25 / 02476 553055

Sat 15 Nov

£22.75–£33.25 / 02476 553055

Hull New Theatre

Thu 5 Mar 2015

£12–£31 / 01482 226655

Sat 7 Mar 2015

£12–£31 / 01482 226655

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Three Sisters

John Byrne (Tutti Frutti, The Slab Boys) present Chekhov's classic drama, documenting the decay of the privileged class in Russia and the search for meaning in the modern world.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

£16.50–£25 / 0131 529 6000

Jersey Boys

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

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

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Sat 25 Oct

£20–£58.50 / 0844 871 3014

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Shrek The Musical

  • Written by: David Lindsay

Parker & Snell Company presents a show based on the award-winning DreamWorks animation film, this year's must-see show for all the family.

Gaiety Theatre, Douglas

Sat 25 Oct

£22 / 01624 694555

Sun 26 Oct

£22 / 01624 694555

Wed 29 Oct

£22 / 01624 694555

Sat 1 Nov

£22 / 01624 694555

A Play, a Pie and a Pint: Squash

Martin McCormick's play about bad boy Paul and his antics.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

£12 / 0131 228 1404

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The Woman In Black

  • Written by: Stephen Mallatratt (adaptation)

Combining the power and intensity of live theatre with a cinematic quality inspired by the world of film noir, prepare to be transported into a terrifying and ghostly world. Based on Susan Hill's acclaimed novel.

Lyceum Theatre, Crewe

Wed 29 Oct

£8–£25 / 01270 368 242

Sat 1 Nov

£8–£25 / 01270 368 242

Scottish Ballet: Up Close

New Voices features exclusive excerpts from works by James Cousins and Helen Pickett, as well as fresh choreography from Scottish Ballet’s own company of dancers. Elite Syncopations is a sassy whirl of 1920s dance hall glitz from Kenneth MacMillan.

The Macphail Centre, Ullapool

Wed 29 Oct

£12 (£9) / 01854 613336

Billy Smart's Circus

This all human performance includes a trapeze act, acrobats, jugglers, aerialists and a fire tricks, all soundtracked by a live band.

Ealing Common, London W5

Sat 25 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Sun 26 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Ghost:The Musical: Wakefield West Riding Theatre Company

A production of the musical based on a famous film, a timeless fantasy about the power of love. Music is by the Grammy Award-winning Glen Ballard and ex-Eurythmic Dave Stewart.

Theatre Royal, Wakefield

Sat 25 Oct

£11.50–£15 / 01924 211311

Our House

Musical comedy-drama set in London's Camden Town and featuring famous songs by the 1980s ska-pop band, Madness. Presented by the Allegro Musical Group.

Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

£10–£13 / 0131 447 7597

  • 14:30 Our House Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh
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The Addams Family

Musical based on characters created by cartoonist Charles Addams, made famous in the 1960s hit TV comedy series.

Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 25 Oct

£14–£16 / 0141 332 1846

Barnum

  • Directed by: Ian Townsend (musical director)
  • Written by: Mark Bramble (book)

A colourful musical celebrating the eccentric life of American showman Phineas T Barnum, best known for his elaborate pranks and for founding the popular Barnum & Bailey Circus. With Brian Conley in the title role, and Linzi Hateley as his wife, Chairy.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Wed 26 Nov

£22–£48 / 01274 432000

  • 14:00 Barnum Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Thu 27 Nov

£22–£48 / 01274 432000

  • 14:00 Barnum Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Sat 29 Nov

£22–£48 / 01274 432000

  • 14:30 Barnum Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

The Grand Theatre & Opera House, Leeds

Wed 15 Apr 2015

£21.50–£46.50 / 0844 848 2700

  • 14:30 Barnum The Grand Theatre & Opera House, Leeds

Thu 16 Apr 2015

£21.50–£46.50 / 0844 848 2700

  • 14:30 Barnum The Grand Theatre & Opera House, Leeds

Sat 18 Apr 2015

£21.50–£46.50 / 0844 848 2700

  • 14:30 Barnum The Grand Theatre & Opera House, Leeds
…and 2 more dates until 25 Apr 2015

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen

Wed 19 Nov

£21–£56 / 01224 641122

Thu 20 Nov

£21–£56 / 01224 641122

Sat 22 Nov

£21–£56 / 01224 641122

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Annie

East Ayrshire Youth Theatre present their take on the tale of little orphan Annie.

Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock

Thu 30 Oct

£6–£9 / 01563 554900

  • 14:00 Annie Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock

Sat 1 Nov

£6–£9 / 01563 554900

  • 14:00 Annie Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock

Albert Halls, Bolton

Sat 1 Nov

£12.50 / 01204 334400

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 25 Oct

£22.50–£90 / 0844 871 7627

Sun 26 Oct

£22.50–£90 / 0844 871 7627

Tue 28 Oct

£22.50–£90 / 0844 871 7627

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Bondagers

Sue Glover’s play with music and song follows six women land workers as they graft and dance their way through a year on a 19th Century Borders farm. Directed by Lu Kemp.

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

£12.50–£29 / 0131 248 4848

  • 14:00 Bondagers Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 29 Oct

£12.50–£29 / 0131 248 4848

  • 14:00 Bondagers Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 1 Nov

£12.50–£29 / 0131 248 4848

  • 14:00 Bondagers Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh
…and 4 more dates until 15 Nov

The Lion King

  • Directed by: Julie Taymor
  • Written by: Julie Taymor (lyrics)

It's Hamlet … with lions! Julie Taymor's puppet-powered stage version of Disney's spectacular tale of a dead king and an errant son is a feast of exuberant theatre for the whole family, with show-stopping visual effects, gripping drama and plenty of laughs. The arrival of this touring production in Edinburgh makes…

Lyceum Theatre, London WC2E

Sat 25 Oct

£35–£125 / 0844 871 3000

Sun 26 Oct

£35–£125 / 0844 871 3000

Wed 29 Oct

£35–£125 / 0844 871 3000

…and 110 more dates until 28 Jun 2015

Palace Theatre, Manchester

Sun 18 Jan 2015

£25–£59.50 / 0844 847 2275

Wed 21 Jan 2015

£20–£57.50 / 0844 847 2275

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£25–£59.50 / 0844 847 2275

…and 14 more dates until 22 Feb 2015

Sunderland Empire

Sat 25 Oct

£20–£75 / 0844 871 3022

Sun 26 Oct

£20–£75 / 0844 871 3022

Wed 29 Oct

£20–£75 / 0844 871 3022

…and 2 more dates until 1 Nov

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A Play, a Pie and a Pint: Crash

Andy Duffy's play focuses on a stock trader who has lost his magic touch.

Òran Mór, Glasgow

Sat 25 Oct

£14.06 / 0141 357 6200

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Tue 28 Oct

£12 / 0131 228 1404

Wed 29 Oct

£12 / 0131 228 1404

Thu 30 Oct

£12 / 0131 228 1404

…and 2 more dates until 1 Nov

Russian State Ballet: Nutcracker

  • Directed by: Sergei Bobrov
  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Full-length classical ballet set to Tchaikovsky's music and performed by the renowned company.

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Sun 4 Jan 2015

£19.50–£38.50 / 0844 907 9000

Bristol Hippodrome

Thu 8 Jan 2015

£12.50–£32.50 / 0844 847 2325

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Sun 18 Jan 2015

£30.50–£37.50 / 01702 351135

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Cinderella

Spillers Pantomimes present their take on the classic rags-to-riches fairy tale with song and dance routines a plenty.

Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre

Sat 22 Nov

£11 / 01698 403120

Sat 29 Nov

£13.50–£14.50 / 01698 403120

Sun 30 Nov

£13.50–£14.50 / 01698 403120

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Dance 'Til Dawn

  • Written by: Karen Bruce

Strictly Come Dancing favourites Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace are back with a brand new show celebrating the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Aldwych Theatre, London WC2B

Sat 25 Oct

£37.50–£74.50 / 0844 847 2379

Thu 30 Oct

£37.50–£74.50 / 0844 847 2379

Sat 1 Nov

£37.50–£74.50 / 0844 847 2379

…and 20 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 25 Mar 2015

£10–£48 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 28 Mar 2015

£10–£48 / 0844 847 2325

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Wed 18 Mar 2015

£19.50–£34.50 / 01702 351135

Sat 21 Mar 2015

£19.50–£34.50 / 01702 351135

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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

Wed 19 Nov

£12.50–£15 ( £10) / 01892 530613

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

Grand Theatre, Swansea

Wed 12 Nov

£13–£15.50 / 01792 475715

Thu 13 Nov

£13–£15.50 / 01792 475715

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Kill Johnny Glendenning

A murderous comedy about the Glasgow underworld. Co-production between the Royal Lyceum Theatre and Citizens Theatre.

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 1 Nov

£13–£17 (£2; Students £9; Children £9) / 0141 429 0022

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.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 9 Apr 2015

£15–£30

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Mon 30 Mar 2015

£15 / 020 8561 8371

The Camberley Theatre

Sat 25 Oct

£12 (£10; £38) / 01276 707600

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Oliver: SALOS

Swindon's Premier Musical Theatre Company presents the perennial family favourite based on Charles Dickens's classic novel, with score by Lionel Bart.

Wyvern Theatre, Swindon

Sat 25 Oct

£17–£22 / 01793 524481

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