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Conversations with Boring, Ugly People

Azusa Pacific University Lost in a pop cultural landscape fraught with manufactured images, mediated conversations and misguided expectations, Matt is finding it hard to engage with real, everyday people. Can anyone be wonderful enough to compete with the fantasies we can now create?

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

Grand Theatre

£5 / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Courtroom Drama: Peter Manuel – The Beast of Birkenshaw

You, audience, are the jury in this recreation of the trial of Peter Manuel – notorious serial killer.

Stirling Sheriff Court

Sun 21 Sep

£10

Part of Bloody Scotland.

  • 12:00 – 13:00

Crawley Circus Festival

A weekend of circus skills workshops, shows and games for circus enthusiasts and beginners alike. This year's theme is 'Vikings' and there's a fancy dress competition on the Sunday. Activities suitable for ages 6+.

The Hawth, Crawley

Sat 9 Aug

£12 or a weekend ticket for £32 (Children £7 or a weekend ticket for £18; under 6s free) / 01293 553636

  • 10:30 – 20:30

Sun 10 Aug

£12 or a weekend ticket for £32 (Children £7 or a weekend ticket for £18; under 6s free) / 01293 553636

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Crazy for You

American High School Theatre Festival Aloha! The award-winning Castle Performing Arts Center is tap dancing its way back to the American High School Theatre Festival from their home in Hawaii with the high energy comedy Crazy for You. Sequined chorus girls and madcap cowboys make light-hearted fun of the classic 1930s…

Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 16 Aug

Main Theatre

£5 / 0131 447 7597

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Crazy In Love!

Physical modern circus-theatre and madcap comedy are combined in this show from Joli Vyann, inspired by Shakespeare's romantic characters in A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Burgess Park, London SE5

Sat 16 Aug

Free / 020 7525 2000

  • 12:00

Grafton Square, London SW4

Sun 17 Aug

Free

  • 12:00
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Cuckooed

Lakin McCarthy in association with Traverse Theatre Company A comedy of betrayal. Mark Thomas tells his true story of how Britain's biggest arms manufacturer (BAE Systems) came to spy on a comedian. A tale of hubris, planes, demos and undercover deceit told by an award-winning performer. Contains strong language…

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Sun 3 Aug

Traverse 1

£19 (£13) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 8 Aug

Traverse 1

£19 (£13) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 14 Aug

Traverse 1

£19 (£13) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 20 Aug

Traverse 1

£19 (£13) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Danny Boyle's SHUFFLE Festival 2014

SHUFFLE Festival is a unique, award-winning initiative in London's most urban woodland, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. Born out of the Community Land Trust - sustainable housing in urban areas - the programme includes a mix of film, music and arts.

Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, London E3

Fri 1 Aug

Free

  • 10:00 – 23:30

Sat 2 Aug

Free

  • 10:00 – 23:30

Sun 3 Aug

Free

  • 10:00 – 23:30

Mon 4 Aug

Free

  • 10:00 – 23:30

Dare to Sea

A Franco-British collaboration bringing together dancers, circus and visual artists.

Jacksons Lane Theatre, London N6

Sat 15 Nov

£8.95 / 020 8340 5226

  • 12:00

Sun 16 Nov

£8.95 / 020 8340 5226

  • 12:00

Key Theatre, Peterborough

Fri 31 Oct

£8 (£6.50) / 01733 207239

  • 11:30

Dead Wait

Block Stop Sarah Parker wakes up in an empty room. She has been kidnapped. Communicating via a headset and live feeds your role is to guide her to safety through a maze of challenges. Dead Wait is a live, interactive video game. Your objectives are clear: Get Sarah out alive. Save the others. Catch the kidnapper. With…

Pleasance Pop-Up: The Game Lab, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

The Game Lab

£10 (£9)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Game Lab

£10 (£9)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

The Game Lab

£8 (£7)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 17 Aug

Dean Friedman's Smarty Pants

DBS Productions and Dean Friedman From the team that brought you the Fringe 2013 family hit Smelly Feet! A children's musical that doesn't know when to shut up! Abby has ideas about everything and loves to tell everyone! Now it's time for Abby to start school … and find herself surrounded by kids who might have just as…

Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

International 1

£8 (£5) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

International 1

£8 (£5) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

International 1

£8 (£5) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Design Your Own Sunglasses

Learn all the techniques to re-fashion your old clothes and turn them into exciting new fashion items. Learn cutting and knotting techniques, use fabric paints, pins and accessories. We have clothes to use but please feel free to bring your old ones to 'punk up'. Bring a packed lunch.

This Art Of Mine, Maidstone

Fri 8 Aug

£38 inc materials / 01622 735312

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Devised Theatre Summer School

Intensive week looking at social media and devising a piece of theatre around that theme.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

Fri 1 Aug

£225 for full course / 0141 332 5057

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Devising within a Democracy

Brooklyn-based ensemble the TEAM immerses participants in a mini-devising process, working through issues of collaboration and authorship. Aimed at both emerging and established artists.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

£25 (£18) / 0131 560 1581

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Dick Whittington

A traditional family pantomime starring Jonathan Wilkes as our hero Dick Whittington.

Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent

Thu 4 Dec

£11.40–£32.40 / 0844 871 7649

  • 10:30

Tue 16 Dec

£11.40–£32.40 / 0844 871 7649

  • 10:30

Wed 17 Dec

£11.40–£32.40 / 0844 871 7649

  • 10:30

Dirty Promises

  • Directed by: Tom Latter
  • Written by: Lilly Driscoll

Drew and Lucy are in love and Drew thinks that Lucy is beautiful. Which doesn't stop him putting a paper bag over her head. Crabby, who could get you a gun, doesn't want to say how he feels, but he is not going to ignore the paper bag. A love story about trying to fit it somewhere which doesn't understand you, written by…

The Hope Theatre, London N1

Sat 30 Aug

£10 preview; £12 / 0207 478 0160

  • 12:00
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Disney On Ice Presents 100 Years Of Magic

A colourful and exciting ice show, featuring around 65 Disney characters from across the years, including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and the Disney Princesses.

Phones 4u Arena, Manchester

Sat 18 Oct

£14–£23 / 0844 847 8000

Sun 19 Oct

£14–£23 / 0844 847 8000

Disney On Ice: Worlds Of Fantasy

Journey to four worlds from the popular Disney animations Cars, Toy Story 3, The Little Mermaid and Tinkerbell.

Braehead Arena, Glasgow

Sat 27 Sep

£14–£39 / 0844 499 1700

Sun 28 Sep

£14–£39 / 0844 499 1700

Sat 4 Oct

£14–£39 / 0844 499 1700

Sun 5 Oct

£14–£39 / 0844 499 1700

Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 11 Oct

£14–£39 / 0844 493 6666

Sun 12 Oct

£14–£39 / 0844 493 6666

Motorpoint Arena Sheffield

Sat 8 Nov

£14–£39 / 0114 256 5656

Sun 9 Nov

£14–£39 / 0114 256 5656

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Disney’s The Little Mermaid: RHT Theatre Company’s Youth Production

A magical world under the sea is revealed as mermaid Ariel falls in love with Prince Eric and fights for his love in return. With all the Disney songs your children will know and love.

The Royal Hippodrome, Eastbourne

Fri 2 Jan 2015

£8 ( £35) / 01323 412000

  • 11:00

Sat 3 Jan 2015

£8 ( £35) / 01323 412000

  • 11:00

Dogs Don't Do Ballet

  • Written by: Anna Kemp (book)

Biff loves the moonlight and music and walking on tiptoes. That's because he doesn't think of himself as a dog. Biff thinks he's a ballerina. A mix of puppetry, classical music and comedy, in David Duffy and Andrea Sadler's adaptation of Anna Kemp's book, illustrated by Sarah Ogilvy. Ages 2–6.

Harlow Playhouse

Sat 11 Oct

£14 / 01279 431945

  • 11:00

New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Wed 3 Dec

£8.50 (Children £5 under 16s) / 01473 295 900

  • 11:00

Thu 4 Dec

£8.50 (Children £5 under 16s) / 01473 295 900

  • 11:00

Fri 5 Dec

£8.50 (Children £5 under 16s) / 01473 295 900

  • 11:00
…and 21 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

The Dogs of War

Institute for the Exploration of Theatre, Dance and Performance Using the original text of Shakespeare’s Wars of the Roses plays alongside new text by The Master of Verona author David Blixt, the play features oft-cut scenes of soldiers, citizens, women, children and ghosts to re-examine representations of war via the…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

One

£9 / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

One

£11 / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

One

£9 / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Dorothy

Jealous Whale Theatre Why is Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion trapped in the suburban home of the Wicked Witch? Can they prevent the brutality of reality from crushing all their hopes and dreams? Age category: 14+

Greenside, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

Studio One

£7.50 (£5) / 0131 557 2124

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Studio One

£7.50 (£5) / 0131 557 2124

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

Studio One

£7.50 (£5) / 0131 557 2124

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 9 Aug

Dotty The Dragon

An enchanting fairy tale adventure with a very happy ending. This clever new show comes to life with an irresistible blend of live music, fabulous puppets and high energy storytelling. Ages 3–6.

Lyric Hammersmith, London W6

Tue 17 Feb 2015

£8 / 020 8741 6850

  • 11:00

Wed 18 Feb 2015

£8 / 020 8741 6850

  • 11:00

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£8 / 020 8741 6850

  • 11:00
…and 2 more dates until 21 Feb 2015

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Sat 18 Oct

£9 / 01483 440000

  • 11:00

Web Theatre, Newtownards

Sat 2 Aug

£6 / 028 9182 8234

  • 11:15 – 01:15

Sat 9 Aug

£6 / 028 9182 8234

  • 11:15 – 01:15

Sat 16 Aug

£6 / 028 9182 8234

  • 11:15 – 01:15
…and 6 more dates until 27 Sep

Web Theatre, Newtownards

Sat 2 Aug

£6 / 028 9182 8234

  • 10:15 – 11:15

Sat 9 Aug

£6 / 028 9182 8234

  • 10:15 – 11:15

Sat 16 Aug

£6 / 028 9182 8234

  • 10:15 – 11:15
…and 6 more dates until 27 Sep

The Dundee Tattoo Convention

As well as checking out the best part of 60 of Scotland's top tattoo artists, there's also a burlesque show, magic, a 50s salon, live music and DJs.

Hannah Maclure Centre, Dundee

Sat 16 Aug

£15 per day; £20 for a weekend ticket / 01382 308324

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Sun 17 Aug

£15 per day; £20 for a weekend ticket / 01382 308324

  • 11:00 – 18:00
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