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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

  • 21:00

Lady Rizo

  • 4 stars

The multi award-winning, cabaret superstar returns to Soho with her luscious vocals, irrefutable glamour and piercing wit.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Mon 8 Sep

Downstairs

prices vary / 020 7478 0100

Tue 9 Sep

Downstairs

prices vary / 020 7478 0100

Wed 10 Sep

Downstairs

prices vary / 020 7478 0100

…and 9 more dates until 20 Sep

Blabbermouth

This 12-hour live celebration of Scottish music and spoken word features a collection of artists, actors, politicians, journalists, sportspeople, singers and scientists performing their favourite pieces of Scottish writing. A chance to celebrate Scotland's contribution to the world in the final hours before the referendum.

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 17 Sep

£10 (£8) per session; £30 (£20) for day ticket / 0131 473 2000

Gatecrash

Interactive production from Zest Theatre. With his parents on holiday Sam's having a house party. Nothing big, just a few close friends - at least that was the plan until you knocked on the door. Control the conversations of the characters through Silent Disco technology.

Brewhouse Arts Centre, Burton-on-Trent

Wed 15 Oct

£6 Ages 13-17; £8 Over 18s / 01283 508100

  • 21:00

CAST, Doncaster

Fri 17 Oct

£10 (£8) / 01302 303959

  • 21:00

The Castle, Wellingborough

Thu 16 Oct

£12 ( £10; £10; £10; Children £10 under 18s) / 01933 270007

  • 21:00

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How to Choose?

With the independence referendum looming, Scotland is facing a momentous decision. In this production, Gary McNair and Davey Anderson explore some questions about the nature of choice. How do we choose, and how can we know if it is the right decision?

The Arches, Glasgow

Wed 17 Sep

£6–£8 / 0141 565 1000

  • 21:00 – 22:30
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Beauty And The Beast - The Rock & Rolll Pantomime

A beautiful traditional story married to some monster rock, pop and soul songs all served up by our brilliant company of actor-musicians.

New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Thu 18 Dec

£8.50–£25 / 01473 295900

  • 22:30 – 01:00

Ghost Stories

  • Directed by: Andy Nyman
  • Written by: Andy Nyman (adapt)

Scary stage show co-created by Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman. May I suggest taking a pillow to hide behind and some incontinence pants … you may need them. This show is not suitable for under 15s and for those of a nervous disposition. BOO!

Arts Theatre, London WC2H

Fri 31 Oct

£49.50–£56.25 / 020 7907 7092

Top Hat – The Musical

  • Directed by: Matthew White
  • Written by: lyrics)

Irving Berlin's musical about an American tap dancer, who follows the girl of his dreams across Europe to win her heart. Directed by Matthew White.

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen

Mon 22 Sep

Captioned

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  • 00:00 (Tuesday morning)

Fri 26 Sep

Captioned

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  • 00:00 (Saturday morning)

Fri 3 Oct

Captioned

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  • 00:00 (Saturday morning)

Wendy Hoose

  • Directed by: Johnny McKnight
  • Written by: Johnny McKnight

Johnny McKnight's play about two 20-somethings who are looking for love in all the wrong places.

Sherman Cymru, Cardiff

Fri 12 Sep

£14; £7 under25s (£12) / 029 2064 6900

  • 21:00

Sat 13 Sep

£14; £7 under25s (£12) / 029 2064 6900

  • 21:00

14/48 Leicester

See seven brand new plays each day; written, rehearsed and performed within 24 hours.

The Y, Leicester

Fri 14 Nov

£7 (£5) / 0116 255 7066

  • 22:30

Sat 15 Nov

£7 (£5) / 0116 255 7066

  • 22:30
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The 24 Hour Plays

Five plays created in just 24 hours will be performed in front of a panel of industry-professionals.

ADC Theatre, Cambridge

Mon 1 Dec

£7 (£6) / 01223 300085

  • 23:00

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee: Belvoir Players

  • Written by: Rachel Sheinkin (book)

A long one-act musical comedy conceived by Rebecca Feldman with music and lyrics by William Finn, a book by Rachel Sheinkin and additional material by Jay Reiss. The show centers on a fictional spelling bee set in a geographically ambiguous Putnam Valley Middle School.

ADC Theatre, Cambridge

Wed 15 Oct

£7 (£6) / 01223 300085

  • 23:00

Thu 16 Oct

£7 (£6) / 01223 300085

  • 23:00

Fri 17 Oct

£7 (£6) / 01223 300085

  • 23:00

Sat 18 Oct

£7 (£6) / 01223 300085

  • 23:00

About A Heist

Two Irish gem thieves embark on an audacious heist, exploiting the services of three unsuspecting young girls in a bizarre dark comedy presented by Second Impression Co and written by David Weedall.

Etcetera Theatre, London NW1

Sat 27 Sep

£11.50 (£10) / 020 7482 4857

  • 21:30

The Aeronaut Circus

Des O'Connor comperes a night of mystical performance, featuring Iona the Contortionist and many other fantastic sets.

The Aeronaut, London W3

Fri 19 Sep

£10 (£8) / 020 8993 4242

  • 21:00 – 22:30

Sat 20 Sep

£10 (£8) / 020 8993 4242

  • 21:00 – 22:30

The Aeronaut Circus

Jon Udry comperes a night of mystical performance, featuring Michaela O'Conner and many other fantastic sets.

The Aeronaut, London W3

Fri 26 Sep

£10; £8 adv / 020 8993 4242

  • 21:00 – 22:30

Sat 27 Sep

£10; £8 adv / 020 8993 4242

  • 21:00 – 22:30
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All I Want

This intimate one-man show based on a street survey takes audiences on a captivating and challenging journey that poses important questions about consumerism, globalisation, ambition and desire.

Jacksons Lane Theatre, London N6

Tue 9 Dec

£10.95 (£8.95) / 020 8340 5226

  • 21:00

Wed 10 Dec

£10.95 (£8.95) / 020 8340 5226

  • 21:00

Beating McEnroe

A play about being a younger brother and a bad loser; about competition and control, vitriol and zen. It is about rivalry and love and how they can both better us and destroy us.

Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

Fri 19 Sep

£10 / 01539 725 133

  • 21:00

Black Cat Cabaret

The place to experience modern cabaret in all of its wondrous forms - from the sacred to the profane, the lyrical to the louche.

Udderbelly At Southbank Centre, London SE1

Fri 12 Sep

£19.50

  • 21:30 – 00:00

Fri 26 Sep

£19.50

  • 21:30 – 00:00

Black Cat Cabaret

Winner of Best Production at the London Cabaret Awards 2014, this summer The Black Cat Cabaret sets up camp on the capital's prestigious South Bank as part of the fabled London Wonderground.

The London Wonderground Spiegeltent, SE1

Fri 12 Sep

£19.50–£24.50 (£18) / 0844 545 8282

  • 21:30 – 23:30

Fri 26 Sep

£19.50–£24.50 (£18) / 0844 545 8282

  • 21:30 – 23:30

ADC Theatre, Cambridge

Wed 22 Oct

£6 (£5) / 01223 300085

  • 23:00

Thu 23 Oct

£6 (£5) / 01223 300085

  • 23:00

Fri 24 Oct

£6 (£5) / 01223 300085

  • 23:00

Sat 25 Oct

£6 (£5) / 01223 300085

  • 23:00
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Brothers Of Justice

The loss of trust in the police force, deterioration of community and apathy everywhere made two young men want to save the world as the costumed and anonymous Brothers Of Justice.

Camden People's Theatre, London NW1

Thu 23 Oct

£12 ( £10; £10) / 020 7419 4841

  • 21:00

Fri 24 Oct

£12 ( £10; £10) / 020 7419 4841

  • 21:00

Sat 25 Oct

£12 ( £10; £10) / 020 7419 4841

  • 21:00

BS: Thoughts Out Loud

  • Written by: Barry Glennon

A madcap sketch show, featuring the talents of Barry Glennon and Sian Hutchinson as they introduce a wide array of crazy characters in even crazier situations.

Etcetera Theatre, London NW1

Fri 12 Sep

£10 (£8) / 020 7482 4857

  • 21:30

Sat 13 Sep

£10 (£8) / 020 7482 4857

  • 21:30

Sun 14 Sep

£10 (£8) / 020 7482 4857

  • 21:30

A Christmas Carol

  • Directed by: Sarah Brigham
  • Written by: Neil Duffield (Adapted)

Neil Duffield's adaptation of Charles Dickens's seasonal classic. Miserly Ebeneezer Scrooge has no time for Christmas until one chilly December night he is visited by the ghost of his old business partner, Jacob Marley. Marley calls upon three spirits to guide Scrooge on a mysterious journey through Christmases past…

Derby Theatre

Mon 8 Dec

£11–£24 / 01332 593939

  • 22:15

Tue 9 Dec

£11–£24 / 01332 593939

  • 22:15

Wed 10 Dec

£11–£24 / 01332 593939

  • 22:15
…and 6 more dates until 18 Dec

Cirkopolis

Cirque Eloize Theatre presents a show combining the worlds of circus, dance and theatre, set in the heart of a stern and imposing factory-city, giant gears and dark portals symbolise a mechanism that crushes individuality.

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Wed 11 Mar 2015

£19–£26 / 023 8071 1811

  • 21:30 – 22:00

Comedy Cabaret with Kit and McConnel

Comedy cabaret from Kit Hesketh-Harvey and James McConnel.

Hotel du Vin, St Andrews

Sat 25 Oct

£12 (under 26s, students and Music Centre members £8) / 0844 728 9269

Part of St Andrews Voices.

  • 22:00 – 23:00
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