Evening events, Theatre, free events

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Bow-Tow: A Newhaven Story

Storytelling, theatre and traditional music from Newhaven residents. Also featuring Jed Milroy, Hamish Moore and the new Newhaven Community Choir.

Various venues, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

Free

Welch Fishmongers, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0131 552 5883

The Big Show

An evening of cabaret.

Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge, Glasgow

Sat 25 Oct

Free to all dining guests / 0141 552 6165

Fri 31 Oct

Free to all dining guests / 0141 552 6165

Sat 1 Nov

Free to all dining guests / 0141 552 6165

…and 16 more dates until 27 Dec

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

The Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular Show

The return of the UK's finest Rat Pack tribute night, with classic tunes including 'Under My Skin' and 'Come Fly with Me' and plenty of entertaining between-song patter.

The Grape & Grain, London SE19

Sat 8 Nov

Free / 020 8778 4109

East End Literary Salon

East End Literary Salon presents a night of new theatrical writing from the finest emerging playwrights. Be amazed by daring flights of fancy! Be astounded by literary imaginings! Be astonished by the words and visions presented for your pleasure.

Ophelia, London E8

Sun 2 Nov

Free

Sun 7 Dec

Free

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Trick or Treat? Halloween Special Event

Spooky Hallowe'en pre-show event before Mark Bruce's Dracula. Learn the Thriller dance and get your hands gory making Hallowe'en decorations.

Tramway, Glasgow

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 0845 330 3501

Afrovibes At NAE

Elusive Spring is a political thriller set in post-colonial Africa. It interweaves a series of stories, reflecting the impending threat and dark undercurrents of a rotten system.

New Art Exchange, Nottingham

Mon 27 Oct

Free / 0115 924 8630

Boldtext Playwrights Present Selfies At The REP

BOLDtext return to Open Door at The Birmingham Repertory Theatre on November 24th and December 15th with SELFIES - a series of self-portraits exposing what it's really like to be a working playwright in the region today.

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Mon 24 Nov

Free / 0121 236 4455

Chaos To Order: Quarantine Presents The Reading Room

Quarantine creates theatre, performance and other public events. Our work is about the here and now. In its form, content and process of creation, it examines the world around us.

Manchester Central Library

Fri 14 Nov

Free / 0161 234 1900

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

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Elusive Spring

  • Written by: Mike van Graan

A rehearsed reading of a political thriller set in post-colonial southern Africa by contemporary playwright Mike van Graan.

New Art Exchange, Nottingham

Mon 27 Oct

Free / 0115 924 8630

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 31 Oct

Free / 020 7240 8848

Fri 7 Nov

Free / 020 7240 8848

Fri 14 Nov

Free / 020 7240 8848

…and 2 more dates until 28 Nov

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.

Honey

  • Written by: Sally Lawton

To celebrate Shelagh Delaney Day, playwright Sally Lawton presents a modern day version of the drama about relationships, love, friendship and teenage pregnancy.

The King's Arms, Salford

Tue 25 Nov

Free / 0161 832 3605

  • 19:30 Honey The King's Arms, Salford

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

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Hungry

This is a screening of a filmed live performance of Y Touring’s latest Theatre of Debate. Hungry, a production by acclaimed playwright Sarah Daniels, explores the debate around food and behaviour change. This is followed by a facilitated, interactive debate with scientists and experts exploring themes raised in the play.

Hannah Maclure Centre, Dundee

Fri 14 Nov

Free Booking required / 0207 520 3092

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

  • 18:00 – 20:00 Hungry Hannah Maclure Centre, Dundee

Jawdance

Open mic night featuring storytelling and poetry.

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 mixes funny folks, music, spoken word, cabaret, magic and more. Catch is, each act gets precisely seven minutes.

The Griffin, Glasgow

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 0141 331 5170

Thu 6 Nov

Free / 0141 331 5170

Thu 13 Nov

Free / 0141 331 5170

…and 6 more dates until 25 Dec

Licensed To Ill: Work In Progress

Simon Maeder & Adam El Hagar present a musical comedy based on true stories from the 1980s hip hop scene.

Camden People's Theatre, London NW1

Tue 9 Dec

Free, recommended donation £5 / 020 7419 4841

Wed 10 Dec

Free, recommended donation £5 / 020 7419 4841

Thu 11 Dec

Free, recommended donation £5 / 020 7419 4841

Fri 12 Dec

Free, recommended donation £5 / 020 7419 4841

Life's a Drag

Cheeky humour from a variety of London's drag artists as they perform their turns on stage.

Cellar Door, London WC2E

Mon 27 Oct

Free after 4pm / 020 7240 8848

Mon 3 Nov

Free after 4pm / 020 7240 8848

Mon 10 Nov

Free after 4pm / 020 7240 8848

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Macbeth

Scufflebox presents a pacey, invigorated spin on the Shakespearean classic.

The Y, Leicester

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 0116 255 7066

Mel Brimfield And Gwyneth Herbert: Barbara And Henry: The Musical

Performance exploring the imagined relationship between revered sculptors Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth, conceived by artist Mel Brimfield and singer-songwriter Gwyneth Herbert.

Site Gallery, Sheffield

Tue 18 Nov

Free / 0114 281 2077

Wed 19 Nov

Free / 0114 281 2077

Thu 20 Nov

Free / 0114 281 2077

…and 23 more dates until 13 Dec

Monday Drop: Workshop (Ages 13-19)

Learn new drama skills from poets, performers, actors and directors.

Contact, Manchester

Mon 27 Oct

Free / 0161 274 0600

Mon 3 Nov

Free / 0161 274 0600

Mon 10 Nov

Free / 0161 274 0600

…and 2 more dates until 24 Nov

Month Of Sundays

A showcase of talent.

The John Hewitt, Belfast

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 028 9023 3768

Music & Drama Social Evening

The arts centre's music and drama group present readings, short acting performances and music.

Shaftesbury Arts Centre

Wed 19 Nov

Rutter Room

Free / 01747 854321

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