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How Nigeria Became: A Story, And A Spear That Didn't Work

  • Directed by: Gbolahan Obisesan
  • Written by: Gbolahan Obisesan

This colourful and quick-witted production offers a creative insight into Nigeria's beginnings in 1914. Written and directed by British Nigerian playwright Gbolahan Obisesan.

Unicorn Theatre, London SE1

Thu 9 Oct

£10 / 020 7645 0560

  • 11:00

Fri 10 Oct

£10 / 020 7645 0560

  • 11:00

Thu 16 Oct

£10 / 020 7645 0560

  • 10:30
…and 8 more dates until 7 Nov

I Believe In Unicorns

Michael Morpurgo's children's book is brought to life by Wizard Presents.

Forest Arts Centre, New Milton

Sat 4 Oct

£7 / 01425 612393

  • 11:30

Palace Theatre, Watford

Sun 7 Sep

£8 (£6)

  • 04:00

I Believe In Unicorns

  • Written by: Michael Morpurgo (adaptation)

Wizard Presents Theatre Company presents an adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's children's book about a little boy who hates stories, until he meets the Unicorn Lady.

West End Centre, Aldershot

Sat 13 Sep

£6 / 01252 330040

  • 11:30

I Have an Idea for a Film

Katy Schutte Katy Schutte (Maydays, Who Ya Gonna Call) has an idea for a film that she would like to share with you. She will be all the characters, the cinematography, the sound and the story. You will be the imagination. Katy is an improviser and theatre maker. She is a Funny Women finalist and winner of Best Comedy…

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

The Attic

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Attic

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Illyria

The Play Reading Group read and discuss Bryony Lavery's intertextual drama.

Sheffield Theatres

Thu 25 Sep

Crucible Theatre

£9 / 0114 249 6000

  • 10:30

Isabel Jay And Blyth-Buesst Operatic Prizes

Operatic scenes or other dramatic aria of students' own choice.

Royal Academy Of Music, London NW1

Fri 24 Oct

David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Free / 020 7873 7300

  • 10:00 – 20:00

It's in the Bag

It's in the Bag take kids on a storytelling adventure – jam packed with songs, drama, games, puppets and rhymes all coming together to create something wonderful.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 13 Sep

£6 / 0131 556 9579

Knights and Princesses: 3–6 years

  • 11:15

£6 / 0131 556 9579

Teddy Bear's Picnic: 0–2 years

  • 10:00

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

Sat 29 Nov

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

  • 11:00

Sun 30 Nov

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

  • 11:00

Wed 3 Dec

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

  • 10:30
…and 9 more dates until 29 Jan 2015

Jack and the Beanstalk

Seasonal panto fun.

Grimsby Auditorium

Fri 12 Dec

£10 / 0870 607 7461

Tue 16 Dec

£13.50 / 0870 607 7461

Wed 17 Dec

£13.50 / 0870 607 7461

Thu 18 Dec

£13.50 / 0870 607 7461

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Jack & The Beanstalk

  • Directed by: Richard Tunley

Poor Jack knows he's in trouble when he goes to market to sell the precious cow and comes back with magic beans. But when discarded in the garden a giant beanstalk grows and a whole adventure is to be found waiting for Jack at the top of the beanstalk. Perhaps he's not in trouble after all.

The Coliseum Theatre, Aberdare

Tue 2 Dec

£15 (£11) / 0800 014 7111

  • 09:45

Wed 3 Dec

£15 (£11) / 0800 014 7111

  • 09:45

Thu 4 Dec

£15 (£11) / 0800 014 7111

  • 09:45

Fri 5 Dec

£15 (£11) / 0800 014 7111

  • 09:45

Jack And The Beanstalk

Panto performance of the classic children's tale, in which Fairy Organic gives Jack the courage he needs to climb great heights and battle with Blunderbore.

Broxbourne Civic Hall, Hoddesdon

Fri 12 Dec

£14.50–£20; £5 babes in arms (Children £13.50–£16.50; £51–£70)

  • 10:15

Mon 15 Dec

£14.50–£20; £5 babes in arms (Children £13.50–£16.50; £51–£70)

  • 10:15

Tue 16 Dec

£14.50–£20; £5 babes in arms (Children £13.50–£16.50; £51–£70)

  • 10:15
…and 2 more dates until 18 Dec

Park Theatre, London N4

Wed 26 Nov

£20.50 (£17; £65) / 020 7870 6876

  • 10:00

Thu 27 Nov

£20.50 (£17; £65) / 020 7870 6876

  • 10:00

Wed 3 Dec

£20.50 (£17; £65) / 020 7870 6876

  • 10:00
…and 6 more dates until 18 Dec

Exeter Corn Exchange

Sat 13 Dec

£19.50 (£17.50) / 01392 665938

  • 12:00

Sun 14 Dec

£19.50 (£17.50) / 01392 665938

  • 12:00

Tue 16 Dec

£19.50 (£17.50) / 01392 665938

  • 10:00

Thu 18 Dec

£19.50 (£17.50) / 01392 665938

  • 10:00

Jack And The Beanstalk

Traditional pantomime starring Gerard McCabe and William Caulfield, as well as some magic beans, golden eggs, and a very villainous giant. Plus dance routines and special effects.

Millennium Forum, Londonderry

Fri 28 Nov

£8.75 / 02871 264455

  • 11:00

Mon 1 Dec

£8.75 / 02871 264455

  • 11:00

Tue 2 Dec

£8.75 / 02871 264455

  • 11:00
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Jack And The Beanstalk

Children's show adapted from the much-loved fairy tale. Presented by Lyngo Theatre.

Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham

Wed 29 Oct

£7 ( £22)

  • 11:30

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Sat 20 Sep

The Door

£8; £1.50 babes-in-arm (Children £5) / 0121 236 4455

  • 11:30

Brighton Dome

Sat 20 Dec

Studio Theatre

£7 (£5; £22) / 01273 709709

  • 10:30

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Jack and The Beanstalk

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

Theatre Royal, St Helens

Sat 6 Dec

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

  • 10:00

Sun 7 Dec

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

  • 10:00

Mon 8 Dec

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

  • 10:00
…and 10 more dates until 11 Jan 2015

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

Thu 11 Dec

£15–£18 / 0113 213 7700

  • 10:30

Tue 16 Dec

£15–£18 / 0113 213 7700

  • 10:30

Wed 17 Dec

£15–£18 / 0113 213 7700

  • 10:30
…and 12 more dates until 22 Jan 2015

Jill In The Box: STAC

  • Written by: Angela Lanyon

Join in the fun, songs and audience participation in this popular play for two-to-nine-year-olds.

Swan Theatre, Worcester

Sat 1 Nov

£2.50

  • 10:30
  • 11:45

Jo Bannon: Exposure

An intimate performance piece, presented to one audience member at a time, exploring how people perceive themselves and each other.

Southbank Centre, London SE1

Sat 6 Sep

Foyer Spaces

£8 / 0844 875 0073

  • 12:00 – 14:00

Sun 7 Sep

Foyer Spaces

£8 / 0844 875 0073

  • 12:00 – 14:00
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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Lloyd-Webber and Rice's Biblical musical about the young lad and his coat of many colours.

Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent

Sat 20 Sep

£10–£35 / 0844 871 7649

Just So Stories

  • Directed by: Lucy Betts
  • Written by: Lucy Betts (adaptation)

Compass Theatre, Uxbridge

Thu 30 Oct

£8 ( £7) / 01895 673200

  • 11:00

Just So Stories

  • Directed by: Lucy Betts
  • Written by: Rudyard Kipling

Discover the stories behind the how the elephant's trunk, the leopard's spots and the camel's hump were made in this adaptation from the Just So Stories.

Compass Theatre, Uxbridge

Thu 30 Oct

£8 ( £7) / 01895 673200

  • 11:00

King Arthur's Kitchen

A musical adaptation of stories from Arthur's legendary feats.

Harlow Playhouse

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£10 / 01279 431945

  • 11:00

Kitchen Porters

"An average day at work for a Kitchen Porter who is faced with colleagues, an environment and boss that constantly remind him how insignificant he is as a person but how vital he is as a piece of machinery. The public will not be a spectator; will be part of the nightmare in the kitchen…"

St John's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

Mon 25 Aug

£8 (£6) / 0131 229 7565

Part of just Festival.

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