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The Carousel

Stellar Quines Theatre Company Nothing can stop the carousel. While driving to her dying mother’s bedside, a woman calls upon the spirit of her dead grandmother. So begins a quest through a labyrinth of memories. The Carousel is a journey that shatters the certainties of a woman marked by a pitiless landscape.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Traverse 2

£18 (£13) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Traverse 2

£18 (£13) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 8 Aug

Traverse 2

£18 (£13) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 21 Aug

The Factory

New Zealand Season | Kila Kokonut Krew A big-hearted musical with all the soul of the South Pacific. Promised a better life in New Zealand, Losa and her father arrive from Samoa harbouring big dreams but end up working in a textile factory run by an unscrupulous owner. Each time the factory bell rings she feels further…

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Main Hall

£12 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Main Hall

£16.50 (£15) / 0131 651 2120

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Main Hall

£16.50 (£15) / 0131 651 2120

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

The Great Gatsby

Blur A new theatrical experience, conceived by Broadway's Ryan Domres and based on the classic novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Set against the inspired Jazz Age, this avant-garde production examines the life of Jay Gatsby and his pursuit of the American Dream. Infused with explosive choreography and imaginative…

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Central

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Central

£13 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Central

£13 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 24 Aug

The Quant

You heard there was a killing to be made in the city. So you studied hard at school, got into a good university, studied some more, graduated (with honours) and, finally, landed a job at the world’s second biggest bank. But the hard work isn’t over. In fact, it’s only just begun. There’s so much to learn your head…

Hill Street Theatre, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Thespis Studio

£5 / 0131 226 6522

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Thespis Studio

£5 / 0131 226 6522

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Thespis Studio

£5 / 0131 226 6522

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

The Sonneteer

Sebastian Michael and Tom Medcalf with Optimist Creations A play on passion, power and possession, featuring the Sonnets of William Shakespeare. What drove the celebrated poet, playwright and actor to write a suite of sonnets about beauty, life and the passage of time and address them to a young man? Obsession? Folly?

Greenside @ Nicholson Square, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Downstairs

£8 (£6)

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Downstairs

£8 (£6)

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Downstairs

£8 (£6)

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 23 Aug back to top

The Wind Road Boys

Enter CIC A new family-friendly musical fusing comedy, drama and gut-thumping, tear-jerking musical numbers. The ghost of an old miner has only one night to save a disused pit town from redevelopment, but to change the future he must relive his past. A haunting secret and lost love come together to teach us the past we…

Spotlites @ The Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 10 Aug

Main Theatre

£11 (£9) / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 11 Aug

Main Theatre

£11 (£9) / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 12 Aug

Main Theatre

£11 (£9) / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 17 Aug

The Vicar Of Dibley

  • Directed by: Pat Jones

A production based on the popular TV sitcom in which the sleepy village life of Dibley is disturbed by the arrival of a new vicar who is, quite unexpectedly, a woman.

Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond

Fri 1 Aug

£6.50–£12.50 / 01748 825252

  • 19:30

Sat 2 Aug

£6.50–£12.50 / 01748 825252

  • 19:30

105 Note Out!

The Bohemians Lyric Opera Company Entering their 106th year on the Edinburgh amateur musical theatre scene and fresh from their sell-out run of Grease in March, The Bohemians present an evening of songs and music from film favourites to Broadway and the West End, Stephen Schwartz to Sondheim. 2013’s Decadent Decades…

St Cuthbert's Church, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Main Sanctuary

£12 (£10) / 0131 229 1142

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Main Sanctuary

£12 (£10) / 0131 229 1142

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

A Game of Soldiers

McArdle Media Limited A social and political drama about the morality of Iraq war. This new play by Scottish Bafta New Talent Award nominee Joe McArdle questions individual and group morality through barrack banter and black humour. It examines the relationship between soldiers and Iraqi civilians. ‘Very exciting…

Lauriston Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Large Hall

£10 (£8) / 0131 339 5374

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Large Hall

£10 (£8) / 0131 339 5374

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Large Hall

£10 (£8) / 0131 339 5374

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 16 Aug

A Modernist Event

The Lincoln Company Combines a breathtaking new rendition of their popular avant-garde piece, Artaud: A Trilogy, with kitsch and quirky dada extravaganza, Gas Heart. Through the use of sensory exploitation, extreme physicality and surreal projections, a contemporary theatre of cruelty is born. You are invited to enter…

St Peter's Church, Edinburgh

Sun 3 Aug

main theatre

£10.50 (£8.50)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

main theatre

£10.50 (£8.50)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

main theatre

£10.50 (£8.50)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

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.

The Burton Taylor Studio, Oxford

Tue 26 Aug

£14–£30 / 01865 305305

  • 19:30

Wed 27 Aug

£14–£30 / 01865 305305

  • 19:30

Thu 28 Aug

£14–£30 / 01865 305305

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 30 Aug

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Mon 6 Oct

£10–£29.50 / 08441 717620

Tue 7 Oct

£10–£29.50 / 08441 717620

Wed 8 Oct

£10–£29.50 / 08441 717620

…and 3 more dates until 11 Oct

Darlington Civic Theatre

Mon 22 Sep

£26 (£17.50) / 01325 486555

  • 19:30

Tue 23 Sep

£26 (£17.50) / 01325 486555

  • 19:30

Wed 24 Sep

£26 (£17.50) / 01325 486555

  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 27 Sep

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Annie

A production of the famous musical about the feisty orphan set in 1930s New York.

Kenneth More Theatre, Ilford

Thu 11 Sep

£15 ( £14; £14; £13; Children £10 under 16s) / 020 8553 4466

  • 19:30

Fri 12 Sep

£15 ( £14; £14; £13; Children £10 under 16s) / 020 8553 4466

  • 19:30

Sat 13 Sep

£15 ( £14; £14; £13; Children £10 under 16s) / 020 8553 4466

  • 19:30

Annie: Curve Community Production

  • Directed by: Paul Kerryson

Classic rags-to-riches musical about an orphan girl who leaves behind her friends and attempts to escape the Hard Knock Life, finding shelter with reluctant billionaire Mr Warbucks. Directed by Paul Kerryson and set against the backdrop of the American Great Depression.

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Sat 2 Aug

£10.50–£18.50; £8.50–£16.50 / 0116 242 3595

  • 19:30

Tue 5 Aug

£10.50–£18.50; £8.50–£16.50 / 0116 242 3595

  • 19:30

Wed 6 Aug

£10.50–£18.50; £8.50–£16.50 / 0116 242 3595

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 9 Aug

The Auction In Killybuck: The Belvoir Players

  • Written by: Louis J Walsh

An amateur production of the comic folklore tale written by Louis J Walsh. Set in 1914 in North Antrim, Aunt Rebecca has a farm of land to sell and her nephew wants to buy it, but since he refuses to marry the girl chosen for him she refuses to lend him the money to buy it.

The Burnavon Arts Centre, Cookstown

Fri 29 Aug

£10 / 02886 769949

  • 20:00

Black Faggot

New Zealand Season | Multinesia It's not easy being young, gay and Samoan - especially when God and your mother are watching. Meet the undercover brother desperate to prove he's straight, an island mama whose beloved son turns out to be queer and a tough Samoan homo who's out, proud and in your face. This runaway hit…

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Upstairs

£7 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Upstairs

£12.50 (£11.50) / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Upstairs

£12.50 (£11.50) / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

Blam!

  • 5 stars
  • Directed by: Kristjan Ingimarsson

A physical theatre performance about transforming a dull workplace into an environment filled with superheroes and aliens and featuring stunts and acrobatics.

Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Wed 20 Aug

£18 (£11) / 01253 290190

  • 20:00

Thu 21 Aug

£18 (£11) / 01253 290190

  • 20:00

Fri 22 Aug

£18 (£11) / 01253 290190

  • 20:00
…and 6 more dates until 31 Aug

Blooded

Gruff Productions Summer. Amy, Donna, Lou and Fat B. Four girls full of dreams, ready to take on the world. And then a dead girl gets dumped on the beach, and Tess goes missing, and the group starts to fall apart. Blooded is a rite of passage play focusing on the problems faced by young girls growing up in today’s…

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Theatre 2

Free / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Theatre 2

Free / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Theatre 2

£6 (£4) / 0845 508 8515

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 9 Aug

Chap-Hop Superstar

Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer Mr B returns to the Voodoo Rooms for another hour of Chap-Hop, acid ragtime, drum and brass and naughty ballads. Accompanied, as ever by his trusty man servant Carshalton, Mr B will educate you in such matters as love, lust, how to be magnanimous after a breakup, tweed and why hip hop is…

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Tue 12 Aug

The Ballroom

£8 / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

The Ballroom

£8 / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 14 Aug

The Ballroom

£10 / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 24 Aug

Civil Rogues

The Pleasance England, 1649: the King has lost his head; the Queen has fled; the Globe Theatre has been demolished and all productions are banned. Developed at the Other Place at the Royal Shakespeare Company, this rakish new comedy from Fringe First winner, Tim Norton, follows three foolhardy actors in their attempts…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Pleasance Two

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Pleasance Two

£11 (£10) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Pleasance Two

£11 (£10) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Pleasance Theatre, London N7

Thu 4 Sep

£10–£12 / 020 7609 1800

  • 19:30 – 20:30

Fri 5 Sep

£10–£12 / 020 7609 1800

  • 19:30 – 20:30

Sat 6 Sep

£10–£12 / 020 7609 1800

  • 19:30 – 20:30

Sun 7 Sep

£10–£12 / 020 7609 1800

  • 19:30 – 20:30

Colin Fry: The Happy Medium

An evening of psychic communication with one of TV's favourite mediums, who celebrates 35 years on the circuit.

Albert Halls, Bolton

Thu 20 Nov

£18 / 01204 334400

  • 19:30

Babbacombe Theatre, Torquay

Fri 17 Oct

£18 / 01803 328385

  • 20:00

Harlow Playhouse

Thu 18 Sep

£18 / 01279 431945

  • 19:30

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Coping

Queen Mary Theatre Company Featuring a strong ensemble cast, Coping is a musical framed by the seven stages of grief. It explores the connections between two different types of loss, bereavement and separation. Drawn from true stories and devised as a company, the show speaks to a universal human experience. With rich…

theSpace @ Venue45, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

Venue 45

£5 (£4) / 0845 508 8378

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

Venue 45

£5 (£4) / 0845 508 8378

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 15 Aug

Venue 45

£5 (£4) / 0845 508 8378

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 22 Aug

Derren Brown: Infamous

  • Directed by: Andy Nyman
  • Written by: Derren Brown

The master of mentalism takes his newest show on the road, melding mind games, illusion, showmanship and masses of charm.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Mon 6 Jul 2015

£36–£51

Tue 7 Jul 2015

£36–£51

Wed 8 Jul 2015

£36–£51

…and 3 more dates until 11 Jul 2015

De Montfort Hall, Leicester

Mon 29 Jun 2015

prices vary / 0116 233 3111

Tue 30 Jun 2015

prices vary / 0116 233 3111

Wed 1 Jul 2015

prices vary / 0116 233 3111

…and 3 more dates until 4 Jul 2015

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Mon 18 May 2015

£25–£36 / 0844 871 3014

Tue 19 May 2015

£25–£36 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 20 May 2015

£25–£36 / 0844 871 3014

…and 3 more dates until 23 May 2015

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Dirty Dusting

Three senior cleaning ladies embark on a brand new business venture together – a telephone sex line.

Alnwick Playhouse

Sat 25 Oct

£20.50 (£19.50) / 01665 510785

  • 19:30

The Customs House, South Shields

Wed 1 Oct

£20 / 0191 454 1234

  • 19:45

Epsom Playhouse

Wed 8 Oct

£20 / 01372 742555

  • 20:00

Fri 17 Oct

£20 / 01372 742555

  • 20:00

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…and at 1 other place

The Duchess Of Malfi

The palaces of Italy are choked with corruption in Webster's vicious tragedy of madness, love and politics.

The New Diorama Theatre, London NW1

Tue 5 Aug

£12.20 (£10.50) / 0844 209 0344

  • 19:30

Wed 6 Aug

£12.20 (£10.50) / 0844 209 0344

  • 19:30

Thu 7 Aug

£12.20 (£10.50) / 0844 209 0344

  • 19:30
…and 16 more dates until 23 Aug

Emily Brown And The Thing

Children's theatre piece about a little girl who finds a magical being, beginning a colourful adventure.

The Forum, Barrow-in-Furness

Wed 8 Oct

£10 (£9) / 01229 820000

  • 17:00
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