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Agatha Christie's Black Coffee

  • Written by: Agatha Christie

Christie's first play for the stage features the now-iconic Hercule Poirot and a typical crime plot.

Derby Theatre

Sat 29 Nov

£11–£26.50 / 01332 593939

The Addams Family: Llanelli Musical Players

  • Written by: Rick Elice

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

Theatr Ffwrnes, Llanelli

Sat 13 Dec

£12.50 / 0845 226 3510

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

  • 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

The Addams Family – A New Musical Comedy

The weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life in an original story of 'The Addams Family'.

New Hall, Tiverton

Sat 6 Dec

£8.50 (Children £6.50) / 01884 255 823

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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.

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

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 29 Nov

£28.50–£65 / 0844 847 1778

Wed 3 Dec

£28.50–£65 / 0844 847 1778

Sat 6 Dec

£28.50–£65 / 0844 847 1778

…and 32 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

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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

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

Aberystwyth Mon Amour

  • Directed by: Phylip Harries
  • Written by: Malcolm Pryce

Based in an alternate Aberystwyth and filled with black humour, the story follows the life of private eye Louie Knight.

Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold

Fri 19 Dec

£8 picnic & play; £3 play only / 0845 330 3565

The Absence Of War

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

A political drama by David Hare.

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

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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 27 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 29 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 4 Dec

£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 3 more dates until 13 Dec

Terry O'Toole Theatre, Lincoln

Sun 30 Nov

Phone for prices / 01522 883311

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: 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

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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

The Adventures Of Pinocchio: The Over Players

The Adventures Of Pinocchio is performed by amateur dramatics group The Over Players, including action, dance and music.

ADC Theatre, Cambridge

Sat 20 Dec

£14 (£11) / 01223 300085

After Miss Julie: The Barn Theatre Club

  • Directed by: Darren Barsby
  • Written by: Patrick Marber

Escalating sexual and class tensions end in tragedy for Miss Julie in Patrick Marber's reworking of Strindberg's classic, moving the action from the original nineteenth-century Sweden to the England of 1945 - specifically to 26th July, the day of the Labour Party's landslide election victory. Miss Julie is the daughter of…

Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City

Sat 29 Nov

£11 / 01707 324300

King George's Hall, Blackburn

Wed 17 Dec

£4 / 01254 582579

Wed 21 Jan 2015

£4 / 01254 582579

Wed 25 Feb 2015

£4 / 01254 582579

Wed 25 Mar 2015

£4 / 01254 582579