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Wicked

  • Directed by: Joe Mantello
  • Written by: Winnie Holzman

Smash-hit musical that acts as a prequel to The Wizard of Oz, with L Frank Baum's characters brilliantly re-imagined as two young girls who grow up to fulfil their destinies as Glenda the Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

Sands Centre, Carlisle

Wed 3 Dec

£64.75 / 01228 633766

  • 02:30 (Thursday morning) Wicked Sands Centre, Carlisle

Faustus

  • Written by: Christopher Marlowe

I'll Be Right Back presents a modern re-imagining of Christopher Marlowe's dark story, with the setting presented in the hard and cut-throat corporate world.

Etcetera Theatre, London NW1

Wed 29 Oct

£10 (£8) / 020 7482 4857

  • 21:30 Faustus Etcetera Theatre, London

Thu 30 Oct

£10 (£8) / 020 7482 4857

  • 21:30 Faustus Etcetera Theatre, London

Fri 31 Oct

£10 (£8) / 020 7482 4857

  • 21:30 Faustus Etcetera Theatre, London

A Lad In Tights

Adult comedy pantomime now in its 6th year in the West End this Christmas. The show will be presented by SG Productions London longest established adult pantomime producers.

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London WC2B

Tue 2 Dec

£15–£18 / 0844 412 2955

Wed 3 Dec

£15–£18 / 0844 412 2955

Sun 7 Dec

£15–£18 / 0844 412 2955

…and 23 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

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

Riddles In The Dark Presents Tales From The Krypt

A dark and twisted circus-themed fancy dress Halloween party, featuring magic, mind-reading, burlesque witches and unique stalls.

The Funfair Club, Brighton

Wed 22 Oct

£7; £5 adv / 01273 757447

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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

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

The Frozen Scream

  • Written by: Sarah Waters

A murder mystery based on a lost 1928 novel, which tells the story of a group of friends who find themselves stranded at an abandoned lodge. Co-written by Christopher Green and Sarah Waters.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Thu 8 Jan 2015

£15; £18.50 / 0844 338 5000

Fri 9 Jan 2015

£15; £18.50 / 0844 338 5000

Thu 15 Jan 2015

£15; £18.50 / 0844 338 5000

…and 2 more dates until 17 Jan 2015

The Lipsinkers

Bringing the noble art of lip-synching bang up to date in this comedy cabaret.

Royal Vauxhall Tavern, London SE11

Fri 7 Nov

£8 (£6) / 020 7820 1222

Fri 5 Dec

£8 (£6) / 020 7820 1222

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

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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

Don't Tell Mother

All-new late night monthly cabaret hosted by The Martini Encounter.

Pleasance Theatre, London N7

Fri 24 Oct

£10 (£8) / 020 7609 1800

Featuring Tim Redfern, Miss Behave (tbc), Iwona Boesche and Jan Rautio.

ADC Theatre, Cambridge

Wed 29 Oct

£6 (£5) / 01223 300085

Thu 30 Oct

£6 (£5) / 01223 300085

Fri 31 Oct

£6 (£5) / 01223 300085

Sat 1 Nov

£6 (£5) / 01223 300085

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

Mouse & Reservoir Ducks

DJ Hush and Casey O'Connell present this queer club night with physical performer/erotic star Mouse plus Reservoir Ducks – Anna Frisch's performance about ducks who discover gender power.

The Art School, Glasgow

Fri 14 Nov

£7 (£5)

Part of Glasgay!.

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Notes From Underground

  • Directed by: Gerald Garutti
  • Written by: Fyodor Dostoevsky

A man, scared and disdainful of the real world, shares his ideals that he has developed underground, explaining why he has to live this way. He wants you to understand his madness, and pity his torment. Harry Lloyd and Gerard Garutti's adaptation of a novella written by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

The Print Room At The Coronet, London W11

Tue 21 Oct

£25; £10 (£17; £17) / 020 3642 6606

Fri 24 Oct

£25; £10 (£17; £17) / 020 3642 6606

Tue 28 Oct

£25; £10 (£17; £17) / 020 3642 6606

Fri 31 Oct

£25; £10 (£17; £17) / 020 3642 6606

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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(a)normal

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

ADC Theatre, Cambridge

Wed 22 Oct

£6 (£5) / 01223 300085

Thu 23 Oct

£6 (£5) / 01223 300085

Fri 24 Oct

£6 (£5) / 01223 300085

Sat 25 Oct

£6 (£5) / 01223 300085

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

Fri 24 Oct

£12 ( £10; £10) / 020 7419 4841

Sat 25 Oct

£12 ( £10; £10) / 020 7419 4841

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

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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