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The Little Boy that Santa Claus Forgot

The feelgood tale of a young boy who doesn't enjoy Christmas or exchanging gifts … until the tradition suddenly disappears. Ages 3–8.

The Arches, Glasgow

Tue 23 Dec

£9.50 (Children £5.50; Family £25) / 0141 565 1000

Wed 24 Dec

£9.50 (Children £5.50; Family £25) / 0141 565 1000

Thu 25 Dec

£9.50 (Children £5.50; Family £25) / 0141 565 1000

…and 10 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

The Elf By Herself

Festive show about the elf who grew tall. Ages 3–6.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Tue 23 Dec

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

Wed 24 Dec

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

Wed 31 Dec

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

Aladdin: Polka Dot Pantomines

A traditional pantomime that will take you on a whirlwind of magic, mystery and adventure into a land of lamps, genies and princesses.

Secombe Theatre, Sutton

Wed 24 Dec

£14.50 (Children £12.50; £50) / 020 8770 6990

Cirque Berserk

A large-scale family circus show with jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, dancers, musicians and stuntmen. Highlights include Hercules the strongman, award-winning clown Tweedy and a hair-raising motorcycle routine from Globe of Death.

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Sat 21 Mar 2015

£18.50–£30 / 0121 236 4455

Stick Man

  • Directed by: Sally Cookson
  • Written by: Benji Bower (music)

Scamp Theatre bring Julia Donaldson’s popular picture book to life in this engaging family show.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Tue 23 Dec

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Sat 27 Dec

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Sun 28 Dec

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
…and 5 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

The Lowry, Salford

Thu 28 May 2015

Quays

£13.50 / 0844 545 8252

Sat 30 May 2015

Quays

£13.50 / 0844 545 8252

Sun 31 May 2015

Quays

£13.50 / 0844 545 8252

Sherman Cymru, Cardiff

Wed 15 Apr 2015

£8 / 0844 545 8252

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National Auditions 2015 – Youth Music Theatre UK

An audition group workshop in musical theatre led by three staff from Youth Music Theatre UK, who will be picking out promising youngsters to star in a range of new productions.

ARC: Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton-on-Tees

Sat 24 Jan 2015

020 8563 7725

Barbican Theatre, Plymouth

Sun 18 Jan 2015

020 8563 7725

Birmingham Hippodrome

Sun 1 Feb 2015

020 8563 7725

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Dinosaur Zoo

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

Alban Arena, St Albans

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£12–£15 / 01727 844488

Birmingham Hippodrome

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£12.50 / 0844 338 5000

Sun 15 Mar 2015

£12.50 / 0844 338 5000

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Sat 21 Mar 2015

Ashcroft Theatre

£14–£16.50 / 020 8688 9291

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

  • Directed by: Ciaran McConville
  • Written by: Theresa Heskins (adapt)

Rose Theatre, Kingston's presentation of the C S Lewis story, featuring local children performing with a professional cast. Adapted by Theresa Heskins and directed by Ciaran McConville.

Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames

Tue 23 Dec

Family £17.50–£20; Family £17.50–£20; Family £17.50–£20 / 0844 482 1556

Wed 24 Dec

Family £17.50–£20; Family £17.50–£20; Family £17.50–£20 / 0844 482 1556

The Singing Kettle: Big Christmas Party

Singalong favourites and audience participation aplenty from the Kettle gang as they head out on their final tour.

Albert Halls, Stirling

Mon 29 Dec

£13 / 01786 473544

The Brunton, Musselburgh

Tue 23 Dec

£14 / 0131 665 2240

Wed 24 Dec

£14 / 0131 665 2240

Howden Park Centre, Livingston

Mon 5 Jan 2015

£13.50 / 01506 777666

Tue 6 Jan 2015

£13.50 / 01506 777666

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Dick Whittington And His Cat

Pendle Productions in association with Thwaites Empire Theatre present a traditional family pantomime based on the ever-popular fairy tale.

Thwaites Empire Theatre, Blackburn

Wed 24 Dec

£13 (Children £9; £40) / 01254 685500

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James And The Giant Peach

  • Written by: Roald Dahl

James and six enormous garden-bugs fly across the Atlantic inside a giant peach, finally landing in New York City.

West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Tue 23 Dec

£15–£18 / 0113 213 7700

Wed 24 Dec

£15–£18 / 0113 213 7700

Tue 30 Dec

£15–£18 / 0113 213 7700

…and 7 more dates until 22 Jan 2015

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.

Criterion Theatre, London W1V

Tue 23 Dec

£13.50–£20 / 0844 847 1778

Wed 24 Dec

£13.50–£20 / 0844 847 1778

Fri 26 Dec

£13.50–£20 / 0844 847 1778

…and 9 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Peter Pan

A traditional family pantomime based on J.M Barrie's famous story, starring Blue Peter presenter Barney Harwood and Mark Benton as Captain Hook.

Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth

Sun 4 Jan 2015

£12–£18 ( £52) / 0844 576 3000

  • 12:00 Peter Pan Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth

Room on the Broom

  • Directed by: Olivia Jacobs
  • Written by: Toby Mitchell (adapt)

Songs, laughs and scary fun for children with stories of witches, cats, dogs, birds and frogs. Ages 3+.

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Fri 30 Jan 2015

£12 / 0121 236 4455

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£12 / 0121 236 4455

Sun 1 Feb 2015

£12 / 0121 236 4455

Bristol Old Vic

Wed 1 Apr 2015

£12.50 / 0117 987 7877

Thu 2 Apr 2015

£12.50 / 0117 987 7877

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Tue 2 Jun 2015

£12 / 08441 717620

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Fireside Tales with Granddad

Cuddle up around the campfire for this children's puppet show, as Granddad regales you with tales of greedy goblins, grumpy trolls, sneaky princes, a giant pair of underpants and a daring escape from a hungry shark.

Brewery Theatre, Bristol

Wed 24 Dec

£8; £9 ( £25; £28) / 0117 902 0344

Sat 27 Dec

£8; £9 ( £25; £28) / 0117 902 0344

Sun 28 Dec

£8; £9 ( £25; £28) / 0117 902 0344

…and 3 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Lyric Hammersmith, London W6

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£8 / 020 8741 6850

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Jack and The Beanstalk

Children's show adapted from the much-loved fairy tale.

Theatre Royal, St Helens

Sun 28 Dec

£14 (£13; Children £12; Family £49) / 01744 756000

Fri 9 Jan 2015

£14 (£13; Children £12; Family £49) / 01744 756000

Sat 10 Jan 2015

£10 / 01744 756000

Sun 11 Jan 2015

£12 (£11; Children £10; Family £42) / 01744 756000

Shrek the Musical

  • Directed by: Nigel Harman
  • Written by: David Lindsay-Abaire (lyrics)

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

Sun 1 Feb 2015

£17–£50 / 01224 641122

Sun 8 Feb 2015

£17–£50 / 01224 641122

Snow And Tell

A musical Christmas show about a postman who needs a hand delivering his last few parcels. Ages 3+.

The Story Museum, Oxford

Wed 24 Dec

£6–£7.50 (£4–£5) / 01865 790 050

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.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 9 Apr 2015

£15–£30

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Mon 30 Mar 2015

£15 / 020 8561 8371

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Sun 22 Feb 2015

£15 / 08441 717620

Fri 3 Apr 2015

£15 / 08441 717620

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…and at 6 other places

The Sparkle Thief

Put the sparkle back into your Christmas Theatre Experience with a Brand New Show From a Brand New Theatre Company. The Sparkle Thief is an original magical Christmas adventure for all!

Canterbury Christ Church University

Tue 23 Dec

£8 (Children £5) / 01227 767 700

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The Twelve Days Of Christmas

  • Written by: Steven Lee

Sing-a-long musical show based on the popular Christmas carol. Presented by the People's Theatre Company.

Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Wed 24 Dec

£9 / 01743 281281

Cinderella

A magical family pantomime starring Camilla Dallerup as the Fairy Godmother, Benidorm's Asa Elliott as Prince Charming and Dean Horner and Oliver Gray as the Ugly Sisters.

Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield

Wed 24 Dec

£10.50–£17; £8–£15.50 before Sep 28 (£13.50–£16; £12–£14.50 before Sep 28; Children £12–£14.50; Children £10.50–£13 before Sep 28) / 01246 345 222

  • 10:30 Cinderella Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield

Wed 31 Dec

£10.50–£17; £8–£15.50 before Sep 28 (£13.50–£16; £12–£14.50 before Sep 28; Children £12–£14.50; Children £10.50–£13 before Sep 28) / 01246 345 222

  • 10:30 Cinderella Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield

Dick Whittington

Seeking independence and fame, young Dick Whittington moves to the bright lights of Berwick-upon-Thames to find his fortune.

The Maltings Theatre and Cinema, Berwick-Upon-Tweed

Tue 23 Dec

£15–£19 (£13; Family £50) / 01289 330999

Wed 24 Dec

£15–£19; £50 (£13) / 01289 330999

Mon 29 Dec

£15–£19 (£13; Family £50) / 01289 330999

Tue 30 Dec

£15–£19 (£13; Family £50) / 01289 330999

Jabberwocky

Little Angel Theatre presents a children's show inspired by the Lewis Carroll poem about a boy who ventures into the forest and discovers some strange creatures.

The Little Angel Theatre, London N1

Thu 8 Jan 2015

£14; £5 (£12; £12; Children £12; Children £12; £48; £48) / 020 7226 1787

Thu 15 Jan 2015

£14; £5 (£12; £12; Children £12; Children £12; £48; £48) / 020 7226 1787

Thu 22 Jan 2015

£14; £5 (£12; £12; Children £12; Children £12; £48; £48) / 020 7226 1787

Thu 29 Jan 2015

£14; £5 (£12; £12; Children £12; Children £12; £48; £48) / 020 7226 1787

Little Red Riding Hood: Sudbury Dramatic Society

  • Directed by: Robert Crighton
  • Written by: Andy Gribben

A traditional family pantomime based on the famous and ever-popular fairy tale about the big, bad wolf.

Quay Theatre, Sudbury

Fri 26 Dec

£10 (Children £8 under 14s) / 01787 374745

Sat 27 Dec

£10 (Children £8 under 14s) / 01787 374745

Sun 28 Dec

£10 (Children £8 under 14s) / 01787 374745

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