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Regeneration

Play based on Pat Barker's 1991 novel about Siegfried Sasson and his fellow officers, and the treatment they received at Craiglockhart hospital during WWI.

Edinburgh Napier University

Wed 8 Oct

Free

Part of Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.

The Big Show

An evening of cabaret.

Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge, Glasgow

Fri 3 Oct

Free to all dining guests / 0141 552 6165

Sat 4 Oct

Free to all dining guests / 0141 552 6165

Fri 10 Oct

Free to all dining guests / 0141 552 6165

…and 23 more dates until 27 Dec

Hurried Steps

Powerful play based on testimonies from Amnesty International on the field of domestic abuse.

Angel Centre, Tonbridge

Tue 21 Oct

Free / 01732 359966

Academy Theatre, Barnsley

Sun 5 Oct

Free booking essential / 01226 744442

Afrovibes: Chill Pill Plus

Chill Pill and the Albany present Chill Pill Plus.

The Albany, London SE8

Wed 15 Oct

Free / 020 8692 4446

Thu 16 Oct

Free / 020 8692 4446

Fri 17 Oct

Free / 020 8692 4446

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Broadgate brings Shakespeare to the City

Broadgate has announced it will be hosting "Shakespeare in the City" - an event designed to showcase a contemporary take on the bard's famous play The Merchant of Venice.

Exchange Square, London EC2A

Wed 8 Oct

Free

Thu 9 Oct

Free

Call Mr Robeson

Call Mr Robeson is a roller-coaster through Robeson's remarkable life…the show has been a huge hit with audience and critics alike, earning 4 stars from The Guardian.

The Dugdale Centre, Enfield

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 020 8807 6680

Come To Where I'm From

Paines Plough presents an interactive map that the audience are invited to explore, using headphones to listen to short plays by British playwrights across the country.

Southbank Centre, London SE1

Fri 10 Oct

Festival Village under Queen Elizabeth Hall

Free / 0844 875 0073

Dark Matter

Fifteen short dramas responding to the ups and downs of being human in the twilight world of 2014.

Lincoln Performing Arts Centre

Sun 7 Dec

Free / 01522 882000

Do Not Adjust Your Stage Presents: The Wunderkammer

Improv group Do Not Adjust Your Stage and guests present an monthly evening that's half comedy show, half Ted talk, with a different theme each time. BYOB!

Oxford House, London E2

Sat 4 Oct

Free / 020 7739 9001

Part of Fun Palaces Weekend.

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Drew Taylor & Julia Doogan: HOWL(ish)

HOWL(ish) is HOWL(ing) in progress. Drew Taylor & Julia Doogan present snippets of ideas for their epic poem for post referendum Scotland using beat poet Allen Ginsberg’s seminal piece ‘HOWL’ as a basis.

The Arches, Glasgow

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 0141 565 1000

Part of ArchesLIVE.

Sat 4 Oct

Free / 0141 565 1000

Part of ArchesLIVE.

Sun 5 Oct

Free / 0141 565 1000

Part of ArchesLIVE.

…and 6 more dates until 11 Oct

Fickle Flavours: The Yellow Wallpaper and The Madhouse

The company performs dramatic staging of the classic Charlotte Perkins Gilman gothic short story 'The Yellow Wallpaper' and 'Madness' - dramatic performances of classic Victorian works that show us how much mental healthcare has changed by examining Victorian attitudes and perspectives towards mental illness.

The Island Arts Centre, Lisburn

Mon 13 Oct

Studio Theatre

Free / 028 9250 9509

Focus on Dance Talk: The Crucible

Learn about the making of Scottish Ballet's production of The Crucible with Ten Poems before settling into watch the show.

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen

Tue 7 Oct

Free / 01224 641122

Wed 8 Oct

Free / 01224 641122

Friday Folies Bergere

A cabaret and burlesque show starring legendary performer Holly Penfield and beautiful piano virtuoso Chrys Columbine, plus other femmes fatales.

Cellar Door, London WC2E

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 020 7240 8848

Fri 10 Oct

Free / 020 7240 8848

Fri 17 Oct

Free / 020 7240 8848

…and 6 more dates until 28 Nov

Glasgow Girls

This inspiring musical drama tells the true story of a group of Glaswegian schoolgirls fighting for justice. Their brave and tireless work to save one of their friends from deportation not only succeeded, but also changed immigration-related practices in

The Glad Café, Glasgow

Thu 2 Oct

Free / 0141 636 6119

Part of Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.

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Hewin' Goals

Production from Backscratch Theatre celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Northern League, the second oldest football league in the world.

Aycliffe Village Hall, Newton Aycliffe

Fri 17 Oct

Free / 07775 680804

  • 19:00 – 21:00 Hewin' Goals Aycliffe Village Hall, Newton Aycliffe

Greenfield Community & Arts Centre, Newton Aycliffe

Tue 7 Oct

Free

  • 18:30 – 20:30 Hewin' Goals Greenfield Community & Arts Centre, Newton Aycliffe

Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre

Mon 6 Oct

Free / 01325 307522

  • 19:00 – 21:00 Hewin' Goals Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community Centre

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Hillhead 200 Series: Voices Of Experience

An eclectic mix of performances, presentations, showcases and debate led by Voices of Experience (VoX). This event explores this year’s theme of power within mental health and recovery.

Hillhead Library, Glasgow

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 0141 339 7223

Part of Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.

Horroween- Nightmare Under The Stairs

This is a musical horror specifically designed to put some fun, fright and song into your Halloween celebrations over the half term.

The London Theatre, SE14

Tue 28 Oct

Free / 020 8694 1888

Wed 29 Oct

Free / 020 8694 1888

The Stag Community Arts Centre, Sevenoaks

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 01732 450 175

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 01732 450 175

Is This Love? The Power Of The Therapeutic Relationship

An honest, challenging exploration of empowerment, love and attachment. Three women with experience of mental health issues discuss their individual journeys through therapy. One is joined by her therapist as they unravel the highs and lows of their relat

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Tue 14 Oct

Free / 0131 560 1581

Part of Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.

Jarman (All This Maddening Beauty)

This multi-platform performance, which combines video and live performance, is inspired by the life and work of artist, actor and director Derek Jarman.

King's College, London WC2R

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 020 7836 5454

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Jawdance

Open mic night featuring storytelling and poetry.

Rich Mix, Bethnal Green

Wed 22 Oct

Free / 0845 521 3460

  • 19:30 – 22:15 Jawdance Rich Mix, Bethnal Green

Wed 26 Nov

Free / 0845 521 3460

  • 19:30 – 22:15 Jawdance Rich Mix, Bethnal Green

John Aldiss' Magnificent 7

Comedy/variety show mixed funny folks, music, spoken word, cabaret, magic and more. Catch is, each act gets precisely seven minutes.

The Griffin, Glasgow

Thu 2 Oct

Free / 0141 331 5170

Thu 9 Oct

Free / 0141 331 5170

Thu 16 Oct

Free / 0141 331 5170

…and 10 more dates until 25 Dec

Kandinsky: Dog Show Work-In-Progress

Four actors bring to life the strange community of dogs and their owners, centred around a London park in Autumn. All seems well until the pets start to die, one by one, in increasingly sinister circumstances. Inspired by the true story of the Hong Kong Dog Serial Killer, Kandinsky's drama explores the wild in the city.

Shoreditch Town Hall, London EC1V

Fri 17 Oct

Large Committee Room

Free / 020 7739 6176

Life is a Cabaret

Showcase of local community talent.

Pearce Institute, Glasgow

Fri 17 Oct

Free / 0141 445 6007

Part of Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.

Life Recovery CafÉ Presents

A relaxed evening of drama, music, photography and art exploring empowerment and recovery, created by people who attend the Recovery café, a monthly service for people recovering from addictions or mental ill health.

Kirkintilloch Baptist Church

Sat 4 Oct

Free

Part of Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.

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