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The Curing Room

In the spring of 1944, seven Soviet soldiers were captured by the Germans in Nazi-occupied Poland, imprisoned naked and abandoned. This powerful, thought-provoking and darkly funny play examines the lengths the men went to to survive. Based on a true story.

Pleasance Theatre, London N7

Fri 31 Oct

Main House

£15 (£12) / 020 7609 1800

Sat 8 Nov

Main House

£15 (£12) / 020 7609 1800

Ghost Tour

Backstage experience with a spooky twist. These spine-chilling tales will have you shivering in your seat and looking over your shoulder the next time you’re watching a show.

Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Mon 27 Oct

£12 / 0844 871 7647

Tue 28 Oct

£12 / 0844 871 7647

Wed 29 Oct

£12 / 0844 871 7647

…and 11 more dates until 5 Dec

Horror Souk

This Halloween, a new kind of market is coming to The Moor: Horror Souk. Here, in a cavernous long forgotten shopping complex, you can buy fear, frights and freak outs. Featuring 8 brand new pieces of immersive performance by emerging artists.

The Moor, Sheffield

Fri 31 Oct

£5 (£4)

Sat 1 Nov

£5 (£4)

Mon 3 Nov

£5 (£4)

…and 17 more dates until 22 Nov

Copperdollar: The Back Of Beyond

Welcome to the bizarre world of Copperdollar's The Back of Beyond. Here you'll find all of those freaky types that live on the edge of this world and the next. Interactive, real-time, immersive storytelling - with belles and whistles.

The Old Market, Hove

Fri 31 Oct

£14 (£12) / 01273 201800

Sat 1 Nov

£14 (£12) / 01273 201800

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

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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

Sat 15 Nov

£7 (£5) / 0116 255 7066

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

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

Thu 20 Nov

£8 / 0161 832 3605

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

Wed 10 Dec

£10.95 (£8.95) / 020 8340 5226

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Characters from EMUE Publishing's popular books are brought to life on stage in this production, which is performed in French.

The Cockpit, London NW8

Fri 31 Oct

£14 / 020 7258 2925

  • 21:30 – 22:30 (a)normal The Cockpit, London
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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

Boom! Five Minute Plays

Rikki Beadle-Blair directs this hour-long showcase of short plays, written by ten different writers including Aaron Gordon, Bradley Peter, Sharmila Chauhan and Stuart Mackenzie, who attempt to reinvent storytelling. Presented by Team Angelica.

The Bush Theatre, London W12

Fri 7 Nov

£15; £10 Early Bird / 020 8743 5050

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

Tue 9 Dec

£11–£24 / 01332 593939

Wed 10 Dec

£11–£24 / 01332 593939

…and 6 more dates until 18 Dec

A Christmas Carol

  • Directed by: Gus Miller
  • Written by: Charles Dickens (book)

Director Gus Miller's song-filled interpretation of Charles Dickens' festive-set novella.

Old Red Lion, London EC1V

Thu 11 Dec

£10 preview; £14 (£12.50) / 020 7833 3053

Fri 12 Dec

£10 preview; £14 (£12.50) / 020 7833 3053

Sat 13 Dec

£10 preview; £14 (£12.50) / 020 7833 3053

…and 13 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Christmas Special Puppet Shows

Drew Colby, Britain's only professional hand-shadow puppeteer, performs a festive shadow puppet show.

Dulwich Picture Gallery, London SE21

Sun 23 Nov

£5 / 020 8693 5254

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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 Cirkopolis Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

The Colour of Pomegranates

1968 film from Armenian director Sergei Parajanov about the life of an 18th-century poet, Aruthin Sayadin. Part of Manipulate Visual Theatre Festival.

Duke of York's Picturehouse, Brighton

Thu 27 Nov

0871 902 5728

Cut

A dance theatre spectacle like no other. Are you brave enough to follow us into the dark?

Paisley Town Hall

Fri 31 Oct

£12 (£10) / 0300 300 1210

  • 21:00 Cut Paisley Town Hall

Day Out Of Days

Take a day out of days to explore the surreal magic of America's leading living playwright, Sam Shepard.

Derby Theatre

Sat 15 Nov

£25 / 01332 593939

DIY Horror Play - le Grand Guignol Resurrected

A spooky bilingual horror, performed in French and English, which looks at the notorious plays performed at Parisian theatre, Grand Guignol.

The Cockpit, London NW8

Fri 7 Nov

£14 / 020 7258 2925

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Dr Beverly Ballcrusher & Miss Babs

A raucous and rude cabaret and burlesque night.

Minskys Show Bar, Cardiff

Fri 31 Oct

£3 / 029 2023 3128

Dracula

The Old Time Radio Club present an original radio play version of Bram Stoker's Dracula under strict broadcast conditions with sound effects, live music and authentic advertisements.

Seagull Theatre, Lowestoft

Sun 2 Nov

£7 / 01502 589726

  • 21:00 Dracula Seagull Theatre, Lowestoft

Ecce Homo ‘A Hom Com In Song’

Personal recollections become not only

Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Sat 15 Nov

£8–£10 / 0151 709 4988

Empires

A short look at a play conceived and performed by Bevan Celestine, a transatlantic tale about love and where you fine it. Directed by Roy Alexander Weise.

The Bush Theatre, London W12

Tue 11 Nov

£15; £10 Early Bird, NUS & Under 26s / 020 8743 5050

  • 21:00 Empires The Bush Theatre, London

The End Of The Line

Gimcrack Productions's modern re-imagining of Edgar Allan Poe's exploration of obsession and addiction, The Fall Of The House Of Usher.

Etcetera Theatre, London NW1

Sun 26 Oct

£10 (£8) / 020 7482 4857

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