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42nd Street: Stockport Operatic Society

Set in 1933 New York it is the story of a show within a show. The audience will appreciate the sheer energy and exuberance of it.

Plaza, Stockport

Sat 1 Nov

£11.25–£15.40; £11.25–£16.50 / 0161 477 7779

The Accrington Pals: Garrick Playhouse

Peter Whelan's moving drama set in a close-knit First World War community where the men go to war and the women are left behind. Originally premiered by the Royal Shakespeare Company, this moving and hard hitting play is a timely reminder of the triumph of humanity amidst disaster.

Altrincham Garrick Playhouse

Sat 1 Nov

£10 (£8) / 0161 928 1677

The Accrington Pals

Accrington was the smallest community in England to raise a full brigade of 'Pals' who volunteered for war service in France. Peter Whelan's epic and deeply humane play dramatises the lives of ordinary people caught up in the maelstrom of history: the men who encountered the brutal reality of life and death in the…

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Thu 6 Nov

£20 / 020 8688 9291

Sat 8 Nov

£20 / 020 8688 9291

2071

  • Directed by: Katie Mitchell
  • Written by: Chris Rapley CBE

A drama about climate change and how to protect future generations, written by Duncan Macmillan and Chris Rapley, Professor of Climate Science at UCL. Directed by Katie Mitchell.

The Royal Court Theatre, London SW1W

Thu 13 Nov

Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

£12–£32; £10; £17–£27 / 020 7565 5000

  • 15:30 2071 The Royal Court Theatre, London

Sat 15 Nov

Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

£12–£32; £10; £17–£27 / 020 7565 5000

  • 15:30 2071 The Royal Court Theatre, London

69 Shades Of Black

Former Steps pop band member Faye Tozer stars in an adult comedy responding to the erotic novel Fifty Shades Of Grey.

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Sun 7 Jun 2015

The Beacon Theatre

£20 / 01475 723723

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Acorn Antiques

A production of Victoria Wood's spoof soap opera, staged as a musical, which in 2005 became an Olivier award-winning show.

Brewhouse Arts Centre, Burton-on-Trent

Sat 15 Nov

£10 (£8) / 01283 508100

100 Years On

Around 160 children from across 10 of Leicester's special schools perform in this show which explores the events from both the first and second world wars.

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Tue 4 Nov

£4–£8 ( £2–£6; Children £2–£6 under 16s) / 0116 242 3595

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

1984

  • Directed by: Chris White
  • Written by: Satinder Chohan

Teenager Liverpool fan Tarno is coming to age among the bhangra beats, Madonna, the miners' strike and the Sikhs struggle for independence in India. His brother is fighting the National Front, his other brother wants a flashy car, and his mum is arranging his marriage to a Punjabi girl. Tarno is rebelling against men at…

Finborough Theatre, London SW10

Thu 20 Nov

£4 / 020 7244 7439

  • 15:00 1984 Finborough Theatre, London

A 21st Century Tea Dance

Hail back to decades gone by at this family dance, comedy and theatre event, with regular host Ida Barr.

The Albany, London SE8

Tue 4 Nov

£5 / 020 8692 4446

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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

Sat 1 Nov

£62.50–£65 / 0844 847 1778

Wed 5 Nov

£62.50–£65 / 0844 847 1778

Sat 8 Nov

£62.50–£65 / 0844 847 1778

…and 40 more dates until 28 Mar 2015

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

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

The 7.42 To Waterloo: Hinchley Manor Operatic Society

Performance based on the commute between Hampton Court and Waterloo with music from Funny Girl, The King and I and Annie Get Your Gun.

Vera Fletcher Hall, Thames Ditton

Sat 1 Nov

£14 / 020 8224 0633

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7 Veils - An Evening With Mata Hari

Lady Margaretha Zelle MacLeod, better known as Mata Hari, the famous exotic dancer, was executed as a spy by a French firing squad on 15 October 1917. It's a good story. But it isn't the one she wants to tell you.

The King's Arms, Salford

Fri 21 Nov

£8 / 0161 832 3605

Sun 23 Nov

£8 / 0161 832 3605

Abigail’s Party

  • Directed by: Suba Das
  • Written by: Mike Leigh

It's 1977. Beverly, former beautician and devout Tom Jones fan, is throwing a little party for her neighbours: newlyweds Tony and Angela, and divorcee Sue…

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Sat 1 Nov

£10 Preview; £20; £10 Preview; £18; £18; £20 ( £17.05; £17.05; £15.50; £15.50; £15.50; £15.50; £17.05; £17.05; Children £10 under 16s… / 0116 242 3595

Tue 4 Nov

£10 Preview; £20; £10 Preview; £18; £18; £20 ( £17.05; £17.05; £15.50; £15.50; £15.50; £15.50; £17.05; £17.05; Children £10 under 16s… / 0116 242 3595

Sat 8 Nov

£10 Preview; £20; £10 Preview; £18; £18; £20 ( £17.05; £17.05; £15.50; £15.50; £15.50; £15.50; £17.05; £17.05; Children £10 under 16s… / 0116 242 3595

About Town

New commissions inspired by their location including works by Beat Streuli, Gillian Wearing, Oliver Beer and others.

Various venues: Birmingham

Thu 13 Nov

Free / 0121 689 3069

  • 16:00 – 22:00 About Town Various venues: Birmingham

Fri 14 Nov

Free / 0121 689 3069

  • 16:00 – 22:00 About Town Various venues: Birmingham

Sat 15 Nov

Free / 0121 689 3069

  • 16:00 – 22:00 About Town Various venues: Birmingham

Sun 16 Nov

Free / 0121 689 3069

  • 16:00 – 22:00 About Town Various venues: Birmingham

The Absence Of War

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

The Labour leader George Jones realises that the time is now to lead the opposition into glory, and him into Number Ten. But with a hostile media, divisions in the party and his own demons haunting him, George only has three more weeks to convince the public of his qualities, and to decide which tie to wear for Prime…

Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames

Thu 16 Apr 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 482 1556

Sat 18 Apr 2015

Seniors £17–£25 / 0844 482 1556

Thu 23 Apr 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 482 1556

Sat 25 Apr 2015

Seniors £17–£25 / 0844 482 1556

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

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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

Academy Variety Show: The Espinosa Arts Centre

Talented students perform favourite showcase pieces in tap, street dance, singing and drama in a fabulous Christmas show.

Espinosa Performing Arts - Berkhamsted Arts Centre

Sat 6 Dec

£10 (Children £6; £28) / 01442 818283

Accolade

  • Directed by: Blanche McIntyre
  • Written by: Emlyn Williams

The author Will Trenting is awarded a knighthood, but is forced to battle against his private life being exposed as well as society's insistence on destroying him. Emlyn Williams' drama, about sex, scandal and blackmail, is directed by Blanche McIntyre.

St James Theatre, London SW1E

Thu 13 Nov

£15–£39.50; £49.50 Premium Seats; £15–£39.50; £49.50 Premium Seats ( £10–£34.50) / 0844 264 2140

  • 14:30 Accolade St James Theatre, London

Sat 15 Nov

£15–£39.50; £49.50 Premium Seats; £15–£39.50; £49.50 Premium Seats ( £10–£34.50) / 0844 264 2140

  • 14:30 Accolade St James Theatre, London

Thu 20 Nov

£15–£39.50; £49.50 Premium Seats; £15–£39.50; £49.50 Premium Seats ( £10–£34.50) / 0844 264 2140

  • 14:30 Accolade St James Theatre, London
…and 7 more dates until 13 Dec

The Accrington Pals

  • Directed by: Louis Harberton

A production of the popular play set on the eve of the First World War, when the young men of Accrington hear Kitchener's call for a New Army and become the smallest town in England to raise a Pals Volunteer Brigade.

Kings Theatre, Portsmouth

Thu 20 Nov

£7–£12 / 02392 828282

Fri 21 Nov

£7–£12 / 02392 828282

Sat 22 Nov

£7–£12 / 02392 828282

The Accrington Pals

  • Written by: Peter Whelan

Peter Whelan's powerful drama is a portrait of a community devastated by war, both on the field of battle and at home. Starring Steven Arnold.

Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield

Fri 14 Nov

£16.50 (£14.50; Children £12.50) / 01246 345222

Sat 15 Nov

£16.50 (£14.50; Children £12.50) / 01246 345222

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