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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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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

War Horse

  • Directed by: Marianne Elliott

The National Theatre's staging of Michael Morpurgo's novel about a farm horse called Joey caught up in the horrors of WWI.

Beverley Racecourse

Sat 21 Jun

£16

  • 12:00 – 14:00

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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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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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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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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MHOR Festival

A huge array of activities are on offer at this festival, including baking competitions, a Great British Feast with food prepared by star Scottish chefs and many more activities for kids and adults alive. There's plenty to eat and drink, too – from a barbecue to an oyster bar, beer festival and a food market buffet. A…

Monachyle Mhor, Lochearnhead

Sat 24 May

£5 (Children free) / 01877 384622

  • 11:00 – 01:00

Sun 25 May

£5 (Children free) / 01877 384622

  • 12:00 – 03:00

Constellations

A mixture of dance, spoken work and physicality which explores two versions of reality and the complexities of humanity; from the intimate to the superfluous.

Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich

Sat 28 Jun

£10 (£7; Family £25) / 01473 295230

  • 11:00

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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All Our Yesterdays

Timeless Productions and the Memory Lane dancers take you back to the days of Dance Hall and through the decades from the 40s to the 70s, via every nostalgic classic you can think of.

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Wed 30 Apr

£12–£14 / 01475 723723

  • 07:30

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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Pirate Gran

  • Directed by: Pieter Lawman
  • Written by: Geraldine Durrant

You'd never know Gran was a pirate – until you need her most! Based on Geraldine Durrant & Rose Forshall's Pirate Gran series.

Artsdepot, London N12

Sat 24 May

Pentland Theatre

£11 / 020 8369 5454

  • 11:00

Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

Sat 17 May

£10 / 01323 412000

  • 11:00

The Lowry, Salford

Fri 30 May

Quays Theatre

£13 (Children £9.50; £38) / 08432 086000

  • 11:00

Sat 31 May

Quays Theatre

£13 (Children £9.50; £38) / 08432 086000

  • 11:00

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Spotlites Studio/Theatre Space

Spotlites Studion/Theatre Space available for hire

Kings Theatre, Chatham

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 01634 829468

  • 10:00 – 23:00

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 01634 829468

  • 10:00 – 23:00

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 01634 829468

  • 10:00 – 23:00
…and 107 more dates until 11 Aug

Aliens Love Underpants

  • Directed by: Adam Bampton-Smith
  • Written by: Adam Bampton-Smith

A close encounter of the 'pantastic' kind.

City Hall, Salisbury

Sun 4 May

£12.50 / 01722 434434

  • 11:00

Corn Exchange, King's Lynn

Wed 30 Apr

£12.50 ( £46) / 01553 764864

  • 10:30

Derby Assembly Rooms

Sun 27 Apr

Great Hall

£12.50 / 01332 255529

  • 11:00

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Conversation about The James Plays

The creative team behind National Theatre of Scotland's The James Plays discuss their ambitious new project with Jackie McGlone.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Mon 18 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

James I: The Key Will Keep The Lock

Part of a new cycle of history plays by Rona Murno. This first play, based around the first James of the Stewart Kings, portrays the struggles and choices he makes to try and save himself, his Queen and his crown.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sat 16 Aug

£15 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sun 17 Aug

£15 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Wed 20 Aug

£15 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Private Peaceful

  • Written by: Michael Morpurgo

Simon Reade's adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's novel about the life of Private Tommo Peaceful in WWI.

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Thu 15 May

The House

£12.50–£22.50 (£7.50–£12.50) / 0121 236 4455

  • 11:00

Fri 16 May

The House

£12.50–£22.50 (£7.50–£12.50) / 0121 236 4455

  • 11:00

Sat 17 May

The House

£12.50–£22.50 (£7.50–£12.50) / 0121 236 4455

  • 11:00

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Thu 19 Jun

£15 / 01223 503333

  • 10:30

Fri 20 Jun

£15 / 01223 503333

  • 10:30

Sat 21 Jun

£15 / 01223 503333

  • 10:30

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen

Thu 29 May

£13–£17.50 / 01224 641122

  • 11:00

Fri 30 May

£13–£17.50 / 01224 641122

  • 11:00

Sat 31 May

£13–£17.50 / 01224 641122

  • 11:00

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Clown: The Art Of Play

A performance based on play builds a direct relationship with the audience. When we play we are full of energy, alert and spontaneous; we look for playfulness in others and listen to creative impulses in ourselves.

Derby Theatre

Sat 14 Jun

£35 / 01332 593939

  • 10:00

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.

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Factor 9

A bloody medical horror story, told via multimedia by Dogstar.

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Thu 24 Apr

£8–£10 / 01475 723723

  • 07:30

The Addams Family

An original musical story involving the well-known characters of Morticia, Gomez, Uncle Fester, Wednesday and Pugsley. With powerful chorus numbers and witty jokes intertwined with incredibly catchy songs.

Assembly @ Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Main Hall

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Main Hall

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Main Hall

£13 (£11) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

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

Virginia Ironside: Growing Old Disgracefully

  • Directed by: Nigel Planer
  • Written by: Virginia Ironside

Scamp Theatre presents the agony columnist Virginia Ironside in her autobiographical solo show. Directed by Nigel Planer.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

Studio One

£9 (£8) / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 12 Aug

Studio One

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

Studio One

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 24 Aug

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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