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Ae Spark o’ Nature’s Fire

Walk the Plank represent a unique fire garden experience in celebration of Scotland’s national bard. Outside there are fire installations and performances from Ayrshire Opera and Mischief La Bas as they present some of Burn's best kent characters. Inside there are stories, songs and Ayrshire fayre.

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Ayr

Mon 29 Dec

£5 (£3.50) / 0844 493 2601

Ticket price includes an evening of Burns entertainment with Ayrshire food and drink for sale, a timed fire garden walk, entry to the Auld Kirk graveyard and a hot drink from pedlars on the Brig o’ Doon. Part of Homecoming Scotland.

King George's Hall, Blackburn

Wed 21 Jan 2015

£4 / 01254 582579

Wed 25 Feb 2015

£4 / 01254 582579

Wed 25 Mar 2015

£4 / 01254 582579

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 24 Dec

£28.50–£65 / 0844 847 1778

Sat 27 Dec

£28.50–£65 / 0844 847 1778

Wed 31 Dec

£28.50–£65 / 0844 847 1778

…and 25 more dates until 28 Mar 2015

The Addams Family: Knowle Musical Society

  • Written by: Rick Elise

Family comedy written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elise. Morticia and Gomez Addams want to continue living amongst death, pain and suffering as they always have. But there is a change in their plans as their beloved Wednesday, the ultimate princess of darkness, falls in love with a smart young man from a respectable…

Solihull Arts Complex

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£10–£16 / 0121 704 6962

The Addams Family: Peterborough Operatic & Dramatic Society

A Broadway musical comedy based on Charles Addams's cartoon strip about an extended family of macabre Gothic characters in their rundown home.

Key Theatre, Peterborough

Sat 28 Mar 2015

£15 / 01733 207239

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Agatha Christie's The Secret Adversary

  • Directed by: Sarah Punshon
  • Written by: Alex Silverman

Inventive adaptation of Agatha Christie's gripping thriller featuring Tommy and Tuppence, directed by Sarah Punchon, in association with Eleanor Lloyd Productions.

The Watermill, West Berkshire Playhouse, Newbury

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£14.50–£26.50 / 01635 46044

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£14.50–£26.50 / 01635 46044

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£14.50–£26.50 / 01635 46044

…and 8 more dates until 21 Mar 2015

13: GSA

  • Directed by: Sean McNamara
  • Written by: Mike Bartlett

GSA present this urgent and forceful play from Mike Bartlett and director Sean McNamara about capitalism, politics and untamed military adventurism.

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£13 / 01483 440000

  • 14:30 13: GSA Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

13: Llandudno Youth Music Theatre

High energy musical production with an unforgettable rock score from Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown.

Venue Cymru, Llandudno

Sat 7 Feb 2015

£12.50; £10.50 (Children £10.50) / 01492 872000

42nd Street: Altrincham Garrick Playhouse

  • Written by: Mark Bramble

This spectacular musical is the truly inspiring story of small-town girl, Peggy Sawyer and her meteoric rise from chorus line to Broadway star. Based on the original film starring Ruby Keeler.

Altrincham Garrick Playhouse

Sat 30 May 2015

£18 (£16; £15) / 0161 928 1677

Sat 6 Jun 2015

£18 (£16; £15) / 0161 928 1677

Sun 7 Jun 2015

£18 (£16; £15) / 0161 928 1677

42nd Street: Colchester Operatic Society

A colourful, energetic musical which tells the tale of Peggy Sawyer's rise from chorus girl to Broadway star right from her stepping off the bus from Allentown with dreams of stardom.

Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£12–£19.50 / 01206 573948

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£12–£19.50 / 01206 573948

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42nd Street: Peterbrook Players

A colourful, energetic and toe-tapping musical which tells the tale of Peggy Sawyer's rise from chorus girl to Broadway star right from her stepping off the bus from Allentown with dreams of stardom.

Solihull Arts Complex

Sat 18 Apr 2015

£12–£15 / 0121 704 6962

4:48 Psychosis

  • Directed by: Charlotte Gwinner
  • Written by: Sarah Kane

A performance of British dramatist Sarah Kane's work, a dramatic exploration of the mind of a depressed person.

Sheffield Theatres

Sat 21 Mar 2015

£12–£18 / 0114 249 6000

52 Shades of Maggie

The sequel to 51 Shades of Maggie follows Maggie Muff and her pal Sally-Ann as they try to organise a party in the pub. Will things go as planned? What do you think?

Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 18 Apr 2015

£22.50–£25 / 0141 332 1846

Sat 25 Apr 2015

£22.50–£25 / 0141 332 1846

Sat 2 May 2015

£22.50–£25 / 0141 332 1846

52 Shades of Maggie (Dirty Dancing in the pub)

Written by Leesa Harker The loveable Maggie Muff is back with a bang in the highly anticipated sequel to 51 Shades of Maggie. The dust has settled in the estate after the shenanigans of Maggie’s last adventure and now she and her idiot sidekick, Big Sally-Ann, are planning a birthday party in the pub. Big…

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Sat 23 May 2015

The Beacon Theatre

£20 / 01475 723723

84 Charing Cross Road

  • Written by: Helene Hanff

Production of James Roose-Evans adaptation of the story by Helene Hanff starring Clive Francis and Janie Dee.

Salisbury Playhouse

Thu 5 Feb 2015

£14.50–£24.50 / 01722 320333

Sat 7 Feb 2015

£14.50–£24.50 / 01722 320333

Thu 12 Feb 2015

£14.50–£24.50 / 01722 320333

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The Absence Of War

  • Directed by: Jeremy Herrin
  • Written by: David Hare

A political drama by David Hare.

Bristol Old Vic

Thu 12 Mar 2015

£10–£27.50 / 0117 987 7877

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£10–£27.50 / 0117 987 7877

Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

Thu 19 Mar 2015

£14–£26 / 01242 572573

Sat 21 Mar 2015

£14–£26 / 01242 572573

Liverpool Playhouse

Thu 26 Mar 2015

£12–£25 / 0151 709 4776

Sat 28 Mar 2015

£12–£25 / 0151 709 4776

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The Absence of War

Headlong presents a vigorous new production of David Hare’s funny, stinging political drama on a timely national tour during the build up to the 2015 General Election. It's now or never for George Jones. The charismatic leader of the Labour Party needs to get out of opposition and into Number Ten. Plagued by a hostile…

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 4 Apr 2015

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

Absent Friends

Alan Ayckbourn's acerbic play set in 1974 and following a group of friends and spouses at a well-intentioned tea party goes wrong.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Sat 16 May 2015

£9–£38

Richmond Theatre

Wed 17 Jun 2015

£29.50–£40 / 0870 060 6651

Sat 20 Jun 2015

£29.50–£40 / 0870 060 6651

Absent Friends

  • Written by: Alan Ayckbourn

London Classic Theatre presents Alan Ayckbourn's painfully funny play which explores friendship, marriage and what it ultimately means to be happy.

Ritz and Connaught Cinema, Worthing

Sat 30 May 2015

£19.50–£21 (£17.50–£19; £16–£17.50) / 01903 206206

Absent Friends

London Classic Theatre presents Absent Friends by Alan Ayckbourn Directed by Michael Cabot Wealthy, unfulfilled housewife Diana arranges a gathering of old friends to cheer up bereaved Colin, whose fiancee drowned two months earlier.

Theatre Royal, Winchester

Sat 23 May 2015

£16 (£15.50; £15) / 01962 840440

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Act Up! Acting Classes

Refine your acting technique with intensive work in a small group, alongside one-to-one coaching.

Room at the Top, Glasgow

Sat 27 Dec

£10 per class / 0141 332 4750

Sat 3 Jan 2015

£10 per class / 0141 332 4750

Sat 10 Jan 2015

£10 per class / 0141 332 4750

…and 15 more dates until 25 Apr 2015

Actor's Showcase

Actors are given a two-minute window to showcase their talents.

Royal Welsh College Of Music And Drama, Cardiff

Tue 24 Feb 2015

£10 / 029 2039 1391

  • 13:15 – 14:30 Actor's Showcase Royal Welsh College Of Music And Drama, Cardiff

The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy: Theatre Academy

A musical comedy based on characters created by cartoonist Charles Adams.

Embassy Theatre, Skegness

Sat 7 Feb 2015

£12 (Children £9; £37) / 0845 674 0505

The Addams Family: Crowthorne Musical Players

A story based on the comic characters created by Charles Addams. The humorous story follows the events of Wednesday as she falls in love with a "normal" boy.

South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell

Sat 14 Mar 2015

Wilde Theatre

£12 ( £11; £11; Children £11) / 01344 484 123

The Addams Family Musical

A musical based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles Addams and made famous on TV and the big screen.

Palace Theatre, Mansfield

Sat 25 Apr 2015

£12 (£11; £40) / 01623 633133

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