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The Gruffalo

A musical adaptation of the beloved picture book by Julia Donaldson.

Artsdepot, London N12

Sat 21 Jun

Pentland Theatre

£7–£13 / 020 8369 5454

  • 11:00

Sun 22 Jun

Pentland Theatre

£7–£13 / 020 8369 5454

  • 11:00

Buxton Opera House

Sat 7 Jun

£12 (Children £11) / 0845 127 2190

  • 11:00

Sun 8 Jun

£12 (Children £11) / 0845 127 2190

  • 11:00

CAST, Doncaster

Wed 4 Jun

£12 (Children £10; £38) / 01302 303959

  • 10:00

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What The Ladybird Heard

  • Written by: Julia Donaldson

The Ladybird has a plan to prevent a prize cow from being stolen. Based on Julia Donaldson's popular children's book.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Tue 27 May

£11 / 01727 844488

  • 11:00

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Wed 27 Aug

£12

Thu 28 Aug

£12

Fri 29 Aug

£12

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Wed 16 Jul

£13 ( £48) / 020 8561 8371

  • 10:30

Thu 17 Jul

£13 ( £48) / 020 8561 8371

  • 10:30

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Angelina Ballerina

An all-singing, all-dancing musical show about Angelina Ballerina and her dancing pals.

Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

Sun 6 Jul

£12.50 / 01383 740384

Mon 7 Jul

£12.50 / 01383 740384

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sat 14 Jun

£12.50 / 01256 844244

  • 11:00

Sun 15 Jun

£12.50 / 01256 844244

  • 11:00

Baths Hall, Scunthorpe

Sun 13 Jul

£12.50 / 0844 854 2776

  • 11:00

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English National Ballet: My First Coppelia

  • Written by: George Williamson

Coppelia tells the comic family tale of an eccentric toymaker and his mechanical doll in a beautifully adapted version for young audiences.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Sat 3 May

£10–£25 (Children £8–£20) / 01892 530613

  • 11:00

Sun 4 May

£10–£25 (Children £8–£20) / 01892 530613

  • 11:00

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Sat 17 May

£11–£26

Sun 18 May

£11–£26

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Sat 24 May

£11–£26 / 08441 717620

Sun 25 May

£11–£26 / 08441 717620

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The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer

A fusion of animation, puppetry, projections and music are used to tell the epic story of quiet hero Alvin's search for his wife's lost soul in the depths of the ocean.

macrobert, Stirling

Sat 24 May

£8 / 01786 466666

  • 11:00

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Tue 6 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:15

Wed 7 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:45

Sat 10 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 12:00
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Dinosaur Zoo

Dinosaurs aren't extinct! They're just hiding out on the other side of the world. Erth's Dinosaur Zoo brings its Jurassic creations to Scotland with an opportunity for children to get right up close.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Wed 19 Nov

£12.50–£15 ( £10) / 01892 530613

  • 10:30

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Sat 22 Nov

Phone for prices / 023 8071 1811

  • 10:00
  • 12:00

Sun 23 Nov

Phone for prices / 023 8071 1811

  • 11:00

Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Sat 26 Apr

£12.50–£15 adv booking required / 01206 573948

  • 11:00

Sun 27 Apr

£12.50–£15 adv booking required / 01206 573948

  • 11:00

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Kidnapped

Adapted by Ivan Wilkinson, from the book by Robert Louis Stevenson. An adventure tale for all the family, Kidnapped tells the story of Davie Balfour as he survives shipwreck and murder to dramatically escape to the Highlands of Scotland.

Hackney Empire Studio Theatre, London E8

Thu 8 May

£8–£20 / 020 8985 2424

  • 10:00

Shrek the Musical

  • Directed by: Nigel Harman

Based on the award-winning DreamWorks animation film, Shrek the Musical comes direct from London, where it was seen live on stage by nearly a million people. This production is directed by Nigel Harman, who starred as Lord Farquaad in the West End show and won the 2012 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a…

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen

Sun 25 Jan 2015

£17–£50 / 01224 641122

  • 11:00

Sun 1 Feb 2015

£17–£50 / 01224 641122

  • 11:00

Sun 8 Feb 2015

£17–£50 / 01224 641122

  • 11:00

Saltbush

An interactive journey through the culture and landscape of Aboriginal Australia where children are invited to explore, play and dance with the performers. Ages 4–8.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Fri 9 May

The Studio

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets available Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:30

Sat 10 May

The Studio

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets available Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 11:30

Mon 12 May

The Studio

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets available Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:30

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 24 May

Main Auditorium

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

Part of Mayfesto.

  • 11:30

Universal Hall Arts Centre, Findhorn

Wed 21 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01309 690110

  • 09:30
  • 11:30

a small story: eine kleine geschichte

Starcatchers and Theater o.N. present a world of objects and visual storytelling for 2–4 year olds.

Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 7 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 09:30
  • 11:30

Sat 10 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:30

Eden Court Theatre, Inverness

Wed 21 May

£6 / 01463 234234

  • 10:30

Thu 22 May

£6 / 01463 234234

  • 10:30

Fri 23 May

£6 / 01463 234234

  • 10:30

Sat 24 May

£6 / 01463 234234

  • 10:30

The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Wed 14 May

£7.70 / 01224 642230

  • 10:30

Thu 15 May

£7.70 / 01224 642230

  • 10:30

Fri 16 May

£7.70 / 01224 642230

  • 10:30

Sat 17 May

£7.70 / 01224 642230

  • 10:30
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Peppa Pig's Big Splash

All singing, all dancing puppet show with wee Peppa Pig and pals as they enjoy the rain and muddy puddles and try to fix the leaking nursery roof.

Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

Thu 17 Jul

£13.50 / 01383 740384

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Wed 21 May

£16 (Children £11.75; £49) / 02476 553055

  • 10:30

Thu 22 May

£16 (Children £11.75; £49) / 02476 553055

  • 10:30

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 8 Oct

£14.50–£21 / 0844 847 2325

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Postman Pat Live: It's Showtime!

A talent scout arrives in Greendale to search for an angelic voice at the village's karaoke contest.

Hall For Cornwall, Truro

Sun 4 May

£13 (Children £11; £44) / 01872 262466

  • 11:00

Rotherham Civic Theatre

Mon 26 May

£12.50 (Children £10.50; £42)

  • 11:00

Stratford Circus, London E15

Sat 10 May

£12 (£10; £40) / 0844 357 2625

  • 12:00 – 13:30

Dalloway

Dyad Productions 1923: The War is over. While Clarissa Dalloway prepares a party in Westminster, Septimus Smith is diagnosed with shell shock, and their memories and dreams magically intertwine with those of 15 other disparate souls this hot blue day in June. Conjuring the hopes and regrets of middle and upper class…

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Upstairs

£8 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Upstairs

£8 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Upstairs

£13 (£12) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Europe's Tribute to Elvis Festival

The second annual championship and festival, celebrating the life of The King. Includes the Ultimate Elvis preliminary contest, the winner of which will represent Europe's Tribute to Elvis in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest held in Memphis in 2014, the 60th anniversary of Elvis' first recording date.

Opera House & Winter Gardens, Blackpool

Fri 4 Jul

£135 for full three day pass / 0870 380 1111

  • 11:00 – 02:00

Sat 5 Jul

£135 for full three day pass / 0870 380 1111

  • 12:00 – 02:30

Sun 6 Jul

£135 for full three day pass / 0870 380 1111

  • 11:00 – 02:30

Exhibit B

A modern look at racism.

Old College, Edinburgh

Sat 16 Aug

£14 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sun 17 Aug

£14 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sat 23 Aug

£14 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sun 24 Aug

£14 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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Lunch with the Literati

Fencible Productions The Scottish Arts Club in Edinburgh's Rutland Square hosts a series of five encounters with Scotland's greatest masters of prose and poetry. You will be presented with the illustrated life and work of James Boswell, Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson and Arthur Conan Doyle. One…

Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh

Sun 3 Aug

Scottish Arts Club

£12 (£10) / 0131 229 8157

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Scottish Arts Club

£12 (£10) / 0131 229 8157

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Scottish Arts Club

£12 (£10) / 0131 229 8157

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 7 Aug

Larkin' About

Antonius Players Stars from The Archers delight with this hilarious, fascinating and moving review of Philip Larkin's life and loves. A treasure chest of jazz, songs and spoken words. Beautifully scripted, superbly acted plus fantastic music by the Antonius Players. Intoxicating. Age category: 14+

Valvona & Crolla Caffè Bar, Edinburgh

Wed 6 Aug

Valvona & Crolla

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 18 Aug

Valvona & Crolla

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 6066

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Sooty Show

Sweep, Soo and Richard join the loveable bear to celebrate his birthday party – where things don't seem to be going to plan.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Sun 7 Sep

£12 (Children £10; £38) / 01970 623 232

  • 11:00

Airdrie Town Hall

Sat 17 May

£12 (£10) / 01698 403120

  • 11:00

Albert Halls, Bolton

Sun 21 Sep

£12 (Children £10; £38) / 01204 334400

  • 11:00

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Spark, The Goblin Wizard

  • Directed by: Dommy B

Spark's magic can transform anything, but terrible things have started to happen in his forest.

Café Camino, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Cafe Camino

Free / 0131 523 0102

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Cafe Camino

Free / 0131 523 0102

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Cafe Camino

Free / 0131 523 0102

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 16 more dates until 23 Aug

A Collection of Grimms' Fairy Tales

Transforum Theatre - Kent State University Follow Hansel, Gretel, and Jacob on their journey through the forest. Using modern twists, creative shadow puppetry and animated storytelling, this heart-warming show asks you to re-evaluate classic tales and their morals. Grimms’ is suitable for all audiences.

AGA Showroom, Edinburgh

Mon 18 Aug

Upstairs

£8 (£7)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 19 Aug

Upstairs

£8 (£7)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 20 Aug

Upstairs

£8 (£7)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

'Sybil', 'Basil' and 'Manuel' recreate the chaotic John Cleese sitcom experience, while you enjoy a three course dinner. Nope, doesn't sound very safe to us, either. Booking is essential.

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Mon 11 Aug

£75 / 0131 556 6040

  • 10:00

The Adventures of Robin Hood

Leave your piggy bank safe at home as Visible Fictions give their take on the classic tale.

Eden Court Theatre, Inverness

Wed 23 Apr

£7 (£5) / 01463 234234

  • 10:30

Applause

Cabaret of song and dance.

Hall For Cornwall, Truro

Sun 20 Jul

£16 (£11) / 01872 262466

  • 10:30

Freckleface Strawberry: The Musical

Family musical about a girl who is desperate to get rid of her freckles.

Scottish Youth Theatre, Glasgow

Mon 21 Apr

£8–£12 (Family £32) / 0141 552 3988

  • 11:00 – 12:15

Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain

The hit book and TV series is brought to the stage in a quirky exploration of the history of Britain. Based on the children's books by Terry Deary.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Wed 18 Jun

£12–£15 (£10–£13; £40) / 01274 432000

  • 10:30

Thu 19 Jun

£12–£15 (£10–£13; £40) / 01274 432000

  • 10:30

Fri 20 Jun

£12–£15 (£10–£13; £40) / 01274 432000

  • 10:30

Sat 21 Jun

£12–£15 (£10–£13; £40) / 01274 432000

  • 10:30

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Sun 1 Jun

£11–£15 (Children £9) / 01892 530613

  • 11:00

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Sat 1 Nov

£17.50 (Children £12.50) / 01223 503333

  • 10:30

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