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1984

Adaptation of George Orwell's political novel set in the world of Big Brother.

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Wed 3 Sep

Sold out / 0141 429 0022

Thu 4 Sep

Sold out / 0141 429 0022

Sat 6 Sep

Sold out / 0141 429 0022

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

  • 13:00

100 Years On

From a pivotal year of the Home Rule Crisis in 1913 to the Battle of the Somme in 1916 and the Engineering Strike of 1919, 100 Years On is a trilogy of short plays offering a quirky 'view from below' on some of our most important historical events.

The Old Courthouse, Antrim

Fri 5 Sep

Free / 028 9446 3113

  • 14:30 – 16:00

13: Young Performers Theatre Group

Following their hit production of Sweeney Todd earlier this year, Young Performers Theatre Group return with 13. Following a move from New York City to small-town Indiana, young Evan Goldman grapples with his parents' divorce, prepares for his impending Bar Mitzvah, and navigates the complicated social circles of a new…

Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Sat 6 Sep

Walker Theatre

£13 / 01743 281281

  • 14:30

A 1920s Cabaret (Sherwell Valley Primary School)

Music, dance, singing and comedy for the whole family, set against the backdrop of Buckwells Cabaret Club in 1920.

Sherwell Valley Primary School, Torquay

Sat 6 Sep

£6 (£4) / 01803 613296

  • 15:00 – 21:00
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1984

  • Directed by: Robert Icke
  • Written by: Robert Icke (adapt)

Comrade Winston Smith starts a diary and falls in love. And all the while, Big Brother is watching. George Orwell's seminal novel is adapted by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan, for Headlong Theatre.

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Thu 23 Oct

£15–£27; £15–£25 / 01223 503333

  • 14:30

Sat 25 Oct

£15–£27; £15–£25 / 01223 503333

  • 14:30

Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

Thu 25 Sep

£12–£28; £12–£28 concs avalable / 01242 572573

  • 14:00

Sat 27 Sep

£12–£28; £12–£28 concs avalable / 01242 572573

  • 14:00

Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Wed 1 Oct

£17–£22; £17 (£14–£19; £14; £14–£19; £14; Children £14–£19 under 18s; Children £14 under 18s) / 01253 290190

  • 14:00

Sat 4 Oct

£17–£22; £17 (£14–£19; £14; £14–£19; £14; Children £14–£19 under 18s; Children £14 under 18s) / 01253 290190

  • 14:00

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1984

  • Written by: George Orwell

The definitive book of the 20th century is re-examined in this radical new staging exploring surveillance, identity and why Orwell's vision of the future is as relevant now as ever.

York Theatre Royal

Thu 18 Sep

£12–£22 / 01904 623568

  • 14:00

Sat 20 Sep

£12–£22 / 01904 623568

  • 14:30

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

Sat 15 Nov

Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

£12–£32; £10; £17–£27 / 020 7565 5000

  • 15:30

20th Century Boy

A musical inspired by the life of rock legend Marc Bolan and his band T Rex.

Darlington Civic Theatre

Fri 17 Oct

£29.50 (£18) / 01325 486555

  • 17:00

Sat 18 Oct

£29.50 (£18) / 01325 486555

  • 14:30

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

  • 13:00 – 15:00
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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

Wed 3 Sep

£28.50–£65 / 0844 847 1778

Sat 6 Sep

£28.50–£65 / 0844 847 1778

Wed 10 Sep

£28.50–£65 / 0844 847 1778

…and 57 more dates until 28 Mar 2015

The 39 Steps

  • Directed by: Jay Cundell-Walker
  • Written by: John Buchan

A drama mixing the Hitchcock classic with the novel of the same name in which four actors play 150 parts to retell this famous tale of derring-do.

Ilkley Playhouse

Sat 13 Sep

Wharfeside Theatre

£10 (£8; £4.50) / 01943 609539

  • 14:30

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

  • 14:30

Sat 6 Jun 2015

£18 (£16; £15) / 0161 928 1677

  • 14:30

Sun 7 Jun 2015

£18 (£16; £15) / 0161 928 1677

  • 14:30

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

  • 14:30

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£12–£19.50 / 01206 573948

  • 14:30

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

  • 14:30
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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

  • 14:15

64 Squares

Rhum And Clay's present a show inspired by Stefan Zweig's novella The Royal Game, set on board a decadent cruise liner in the late 1930s, the world's greatest chess champion is challenged to a match by a mysterious newcomer.

The New Diorama Theatre, London NW1

Sat 27 Sep

£13.50 (£11.50) / 0844 209 0344

  • 15:30

69 Shades of Black

Starring Gail Porter as ‘Christina Black’ Boring, vanilla, Horlick's swiller William Shight’s most interesting trait has always been his snigger inducing name. Up until now that is! Since landing his dream job at one of the country’s top advertising agencies, things have taken a nipple twisting turn for the…

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Sun 7 Jun 2015

The Beacon Theatre

£20 / 01475 723723

A Child's Garden of Verse

A visual anthology of poems inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses. Interpreted using shadow puppets and marionettes and accompanied by specially composed music.

Puppet Theatre Barge, Richmond

Sat 6 Sep

£12 (£10) / 020 7249 6876

  • 14:30 – 15:45

Sun 7 Sep

£12 (£10) / 020 7249 6876

  • 14:30 – 15:45

Sat 13 Sep

£12 (£10) / 020 7249 6876

  • 14:30 – 15:45
…and 5 more dates until 28 Sep

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 18 Oct

£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

  • 14:30

Tue 21 Oct

£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

  • 14:30

Sat 25 Oct

£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

  • 14:30
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About Town

Hippodrome Plus in partnership with Ikon, presents an exhibition of international video art in the Southside district, showcasing a wide variety of free night-screenings by artists from the UK and abroad, in unusual urban spaces.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Thu 13 Nov

Free / 0844 338 5000

  • 16:00 – 22:00

Fri 14 Nov

Free / 0844 338 5000

  • 16:00 – 22:00

Sat 15 Nov

Free / 0844 338 5000

  • 16:00 – 22:00

Sun 16 Nov

Free / 0844 338 5000

  • 16:00 – 22:00

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

  • 14:00

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

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

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
…and 7 more dates until 13 Dec

According To Claudia

  • Written by: Phil Mansell

Phil Mansell's comedy-drama about the secrets and surprises that emerge when a family gathers to celebrate the 80th birthday of an Oxford don.

Dolman Theatre, Newport

Sat 13 Sep

£12.50; £12.50 (£11; £8.50; £8.50) / 01633 251338

  • 14:30

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

  • 14:30

Sat 8 Nov

£20 / 020 8688 9291

  • 14:30
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