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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

Accrington Pals: Henley Players

This lyrical and absorbing play is set in Accrington, Lancashire, during the Great War. The "Pals" are the men from the local volunteer battalion, who naively march off to war in high spirits. Their horrific experiences in the trenches are contrasted with the lives of the women back home working, worrying and trying to…

The Kenton Theatre, Henley-on-Thames

Sat 18 Oct

£11 (£9) / 01491 575698

  • 14:30

The Accrington Pals: Hebden Bridge Little Theatre

  • Directed by: yvonne collins
  • Written by: Peter Whelan

On the eve of the outbreak of the First World War, the young men of Accrington responded to Kitchener's call for a 'New Army' and became the smallest town in England to form a 'Pals Volunteer Regiment.' The play spans the period up to the Battle of the Somme in 1916, when the men who jauntily marched off to war faced the…

Hebden Bridge Little Theatre

Sat 11 Oct

£5–£9 / 01422 843907

  • 14:30

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

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

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

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 20 Sep

£28.25–£65 / 0844 847 1778

Wed 24 Sep

£28.25–£65 / 0844 847 1778

Sat 27 Sep

£28.25–£65 / 0844 847 1778

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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

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
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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

  • 14:30

Sun 23 Nov

£8 / 0161 832 3605

  • 17:00

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 20 Sep

£12 (£10) / 020 7249 6876

  • 14:30 – 15:45

Sun 21 Sep

£12 (£10) / 020 7249 6876

  • 14:30 – 15:45

Sat 27 Sep

£12 (£10) / 020 7249 6876

  • 14:30 – 15:45

Sun 28 Sep

£12 (£10) / 020 7249 6876

  • 14:30 – 15:45

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
…and 4 more dates until 8 Nov

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

Fri 14 Nov

Free / 0121 689 3069

  • 16:00 – 22:00

Sat 15 Nov

Free / 0121 689 3069

  • 16:00 – 22:00

Sun 16 Nov

Free / 0121 689 3069

  • 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
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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

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

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

  • 13:00

Sat 15 Nov

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

  • 15:00

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

  • 16:00
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