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Ernest And The Pale Moon

Inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe and Alfred Hitchcock, Ernest And The Pale Moon is a spine-chilling tale of obsession and murder from Les Enfants Terrible.

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Sun 3 Aug

Pleasance One

£12.50 (£11) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Pleasance One

£10.50 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Pleasance One

£10.50 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 25 Aug

The Jungle Book: Image Musical Theatre

  • Written by: Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling's story is brought to life on stage. With songs, humour and plenty of animal friends and foes.

The Brook Theatre, Chatham

Sun 15 Jun

£6 (Children £5; £20) / 01634 338338

  • 14:30

Buxton Opera House

Mon 26 May

£8.50 (Children £7.50) / 0845 127 2190

  • 14:30

The Civic, Barnsley

Sun 27 Apr

Assembly Room

£7 (£6; Children £5) / 01226 327000

  • 14:30

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Charlie And Lola’s Extremely New Play

Everyone's favourite brother and sister duo are back with a brand new play about friendship.

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Sat 7 Jun

£12–£13.50 / 020 8561 8371

  • 13:30
  • 16:00

Sun 8 Jun

£12–£13.50 / 020 8561 8371

  • 13:30

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Wed 28 May

The House

£10.50–£12.50 adv booking required / 0121 236 4455

  • 13:00
  • 15:30

Thu 29 May

The House

£10.50–£12.50 adv booking required / 0121 236 4455

  • 13:00
  • 15:30
The House

£12.50 (Children £10.50 under 14s) / 0121 236 4455

  • 13:00
  • 15:30

Fri 30 May

The House

£10.50–£12.50 adv booking required / 0121 236 4455

  • 13:00
  • 15:30
The House

£12.50 (Children £10.50 under 14s) / 0121 236 4455

  • 13:00
  • 15:30

Sat 31 May

The House

£10.50–£12.50 adv booking required / 0121 236 4455

  • 13:00
  • 15:30
The House

£12.50 (Children £10.50 under 14s) / 0121 236 4455

  • 13:00
  • 15:30

The Burton Taylor Studio, Oxford

Thu 21 Aug

£13 (£11) / 01865 305305

  • 13:30

Fri 22 Aug

£13 (£11) / 01865 305305

  • 13:30

Sat 23 Aug

£13 (£11) / 01865 305305

  • 13:30
  • 16:00

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Little Howard's Big Show for Kids

Real human Big Howard and interactive animation Little Howard are putting on the show of their lives.

Bedford Theatre

Mon 5 May

£8 (£6) / 01234 269519

  • 13:30
  • 16:00

Beggars Theatre, Millom

Sat 24 May

£7 (Children £6) / 01229 775677

  • 14:00

The Garage, Norwich

Sun 1 Jun

£10 / 01603 283382

  • 14:00

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Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

'Sybil', 'Basil' and 'Manuel' recreate the chaotic John Cleese sitcom experience, while you enjoy a three course dinner. Nope, doesn't sound very safe to us, either. Booking is essential.

The Charing Cross Hotel, London WC2N

Sun 20 Apr

£47 / 0131 556 6040

Sat 26 Apr

£47 / 0131 556 6040

Sun 27 Apr

£47 / 0131 556 6040

…and 32 more dates until 31 Aug

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Sun 4 May

Elgar Room

£67.30 / 0845 401 5045

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Dotty The Dragon

An enchanting fairy tale adventure with a very happy ending. This clever new show comes to life with an irresistible blend of live music, fabulous puppets and high energy storytelling. Ages 3–6.

Broxbourne Civic Hall, Hoddesdon

Wed 28 May

£9 ( £32)

  • 14:00

Harrow Arts Centre, Pinner

Sun 27 Apr

Elliott Hall

£8 (£6) / 020 8428 0124

  • 14:00 – 14:50

Ritz and Connaught Cinema, Worthing

Sun 11 May

£7.50 ( £26) / 01903 206206

  • 14:00

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Ice

Former head judge of Dancing on Ice Robin Cousins presents a selection of ice skaters from around the world.

Brighton Centre

Sun 25 Jan 2015

£22.50 / 0844 847 1515

Bristol Hippodrome

Thu 1 May

£10–£35 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 3 May

£10–£35 / 0844 847 2325

Moominsummer Madness: Polka Theatre/Royal and Derngate/Little Angel Theatre (Over 5s)

  • Written by: Tove Jansson

A children's puppet musical based on Tove Janssen's book set aboard a mysterious floating theatre. Peter Glanville and Dani Parr direct this Royal & Derngate, Polka Theatre and Little Angel Theatre collaboration.

Polka Theatre, London SW19

Sat 14 Jun

£13.50 (£9) / 020 8543 4888

  • 14:30

Sat 21 Jun

£13.50 (£9) / 020 8543 4888

  • 14:30

Sat 28 Jun

£13.50 (£9) / 020 8543 4888

  • 14:30
…and 21 more dates until 16 Aug

Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Sat 24 May

£10 / 01604 624 811

  • 14:00

Sun 25 May

£10 / 01604 624 811

  • 14:00

Tue 27 May

£10 / 01604 624 811

  • 14:00
…and 4 more dates until 1 Jun

Disney Aladdin Jr

Project Theatre present their version of the Disney classic complete with magic, mayhem and flying carpet rides.

Falkirk Town Hall

Sat 17 May

£8 (£6) / 01324 870419

Part of Tryst Festival.

  • 14:00

Hairspray

  • Directed by: Paul Kerryson

A Curve production of the Broadway musical based on John Waters's wonderfully tacky 1988 movie that tells of the attempt by the over-weight but exuberant teenager Tracy Turnblad to become Miss Hairspray 1962. Directed by Paul Kerryson and starring David Witts as Link Larkin.

Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage

Wed 20 Aug

£18–£21.50 / 01438 363200

  • 14:30

Thu 21 Aug

£18–£21.50 / 01438 363200

  • 14:30

Fri 22 Aug

£18–£21.50 / 01438 363200

  • 14:30

Sat 23 Aug

£18–£21.50 / 01438 363200

  • 14:30

Millennium Forum, Londonderry

Thu 4 Sep

£9–£22; £9.50–£22; £11–£24 / 02871 264455

  • 14:30

Sat 6 Sep

£9–£22; £9.50–£22; £11–£24 / 02871 264455

  • 14:30
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Oliver Meech: When Magic & Science Collide

Magical comedy from the science nut.

Just The Tonic at the Caves, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Just the Wee One

£5 / 0131 556 5375

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Just the Wee One

£5 / 0131 556 5375

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Just the Wee One

£9 (£8) / 0131 556 5375

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

La Merda (The Shit)

Winner of the Scotsman Fringe First Award and the Stage Award for Best Actress for Silvia Gallerano, La Merda presents an electrifying exploration of feminism and the culture of sexism told by a 'young', 'ugly' and literally naked woman.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Sat 26 Apr

Upstairs

£10; £15 (£12.50) / 020 7478 0100

  • 15:30

Sat 3 May

Upstairs

£10; £15 (£12.50) / 020 7478 0100

  • 15:30

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

Italia 'n' Caledonia

Mike Maran Productions. By Mike Maran and Philip Contini with music by David Vernon (accordion). The joyful, tearful, and hugely successful heart-warming story about Alfonso Crolla, founder of Valvona & Crolla, and the Italian community in Scotland. Meraviglioso! All ages.

Valvona & Crolla Caffè Bar, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Valvona & Crolla

£12 (£10) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Music Hall Memories – The Most Vintage Show in Town

Music hall variety show harking back to the good ol' days, with music, magic, comedy, sing-a-longs and novelties.

Britannia Panopticon Music Hall, Glasgow

Sat 31 May

Free (donations welcome) / 0141 553 0840

  • 13:00 – 14:00
  • 15:00 – 16:00

Sat 28 Jun

Free (donations welcome) / 0141 553 0840

  • 13:00 – 14:00
  • 15:00 – 16:00

Sat 26 Jul

Free (donations welcome) / 0141 553 0840

  • 13:00 – 14:00
  • 15:00 – 16:00
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Obscura

Christian Cagigal A teeny-tiny magic show, performed live on a big screen! Join magician Christian Cagigal, as he weaves fairy tales, dark fables and strange happenings into an intimate and engaging evening fraught with wonder, mystery and imagination. Cagigal has been regaling diverse audiences with his unique hybrid…

Gryphon Venues at the Point Hotel, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Gryphon 1

£6 (£5) / 07531 392 327

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Gryphon 1

£6 (£5) / 07531 392 327

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Gryphon 1

£6 (£5) / 07531 392 327

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 16 Aug

Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield

Sat 31 May

£12 / 01246 345222

  • 14:30

Stories About Love, Death and a Rabbit

Stories and comedy about a lonely librarian.

Dragonfly, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 228 4543

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 228 4543

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 228 4543

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 23 Aug

Annie: St Albans Operatic Society

The famous musical about Annie, a poor but kind and determined little orphan in 1930s New York, has only one dream: to find her real parents. With songs including It's A Hard Knock Life and Easy Street.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Wed 30 Apr

£17.50 / 01727 844488

  • 14:00

Sat 3 May

£17.50 / 01727 844488

  • 14:00

Bal Moderne

A dance film event with archival footage and live music inspired by the songs and dances of wartime Europe. The audience is invited to dress up in period clothes and join in the dancing (no experience of rhythm necessary).

The Hub, Edinburgh

Fri 15 Aug

£12 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sat 16 Aug

£12 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sun 17 Aug

£12 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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Boeing-Boeing

A Parisian architect enjoys the best of all worlds by juggling three different fiancees, all air stewardesses on different routes, until his meticulous schedule is disrupted by a delayed flight.

Millennium Forum, Londonderry

Sat 14 Jun

£12; £14–£21.50 / 02871 264455

  • 15:00

Children's Theatre: Norbury Players (Ages 4-10)

A short accessible play aimed at young children.

Norbury Theatre, Droitwich Spa

Sat 17 May

£1.50 adv booking required / 01905 770154

  • 14:30
  • 16:00

Eurobeat: Almost Eurovision (Sarajevo): East Berkshire Operatic Society

  • Written by: Craig Christie

Eurobeat is a riotously funny musical banquet, a glorious and dazzling homage to the biggest annual song contest in the world, Winning Is Everything in Eurobeat. In true Eurovision style, the audience decides which of the ten competing countries will win the coveted award! No two shows are ever the same at Eurobeat! You…

South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell

Sat 26 Jul

Wilde Theatre

£16 / 01344 484 123

  • 14:30

Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'be

  • Directed by: Terry Johnson
  • Written by: Elliot Davis (adapt)

Lovable rogue Fred emerges from prison and discovers that the world has moved on in his absence and he is no longer king of his East End manor in Lionel Bart and Frank Norman's musical set before the birth of rock'n'roll. Jessie Wallace and Gary Kemp lead cast in a new adaptation by Elliot Davis, directed by Terry Johnson.

Theatre Royal Stratford East, London E15

Sat 17 May

£12–£38; £15 preview; £10–£19 (£9–£30; £7–£14) / 020 8534 0310

  • 15:00

Sun 18 May

£12–£38; £15 preview; £10–£19 (£9–£30; £7–£14) / 020 8534 0310

  • 15:00

Wed 21 May

£12–£38; £15 preview; £10–£19 (£9–£30; £7–£14) / 020 8534 0310

  • 14:00
…and 8 more dates until 8 Jun

Forever Young

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Voices of a shattered generation are brought to life in this poignant and powerful collection of poetry, prose, and songs exploring the horror, hope and wit that emerged from the First World War. Personal testimonies, letters and diary extracts are punctuated by popular songs from the era. Music…

theSpace @ Symposium Hall, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

Amphitheatre

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 12 Aug

Amphitheatre

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

Amphitheatre

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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