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Jack And The Beanstalk

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

Brighton Dome

Sat 20 Dec

Studio Theatre

£7 (£5; £22) / 01273 709709

Capitol, Horsham

Tue 23 Dec

£10 (£8) / 01403 750 220

Wed 24 Dec

£10 (£8) / 01403 750 220

Sat 27 Dec

£10 (£8) / 01403 750 220

…and 4 more dates until 31 Dec

Jack (Over 4s)

  • Directed by: Owen Calvert-Lyons
  • Written by: Mike Kenny

Giving this classic tale a contemporary twist, this enchanting family show serves up a dose of cheekiness, enchanting puppetry, silly songs and an angry chicken.

Berry Theatre, Southampton

Mon 22 Dec

£11 (Children £9; £9; £9) / 01489 799499

Tue 23 Dec

£11 (Children £9; £9; £9) / 01489 799499

Wed 24 Dec

£11 (Children £9; £9; £9) / 01489 799499

Jackets for Goalposts: The Christmas Truce 1914

Macastory present the story of Archie, a soldier in France, as his experience of the Christmas truce.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 20 Dec

£7 (£5; Family £20) / 0131 556 9579

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

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.

Capitol, Horsham

Sat 1 Nov

£12 (£8) / 01403 750 220

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Katherine Hall Presents Fill In The Blank: Part Of UK Young Artists Leicester Festival

Through chaotic text, task-based episodes and songs of intimate contemplation, interruption and sheer pointlessness, the author speaks of coming, going and shifting through in-between moments; hoping to find a sense of what makes one tick. FREE event

De Montfort University, Leicester

Sun 9 Nov

Katherine Hall Presents Fill In The Space. Part Of UK Young Artists Leicester Festival

Through chaotic text, task-based episodes and songs of intimate contemplation, interruption and sheer pointlessness, the author speaks of coming, going and shifting through in-between moments; hoping to find a sense of what makes one tick. Free event

New Walk Museum And Art Gallery, Leicester

Sat 8 Nov

Free / 0116 225 4900

Keith Harris Matinee

On sale - Keith Harris, Orville & Cuddles Matinees, Sunday 7th, 14th & 21st December.

The Sands Venue, Blackpool

Sun 7 Dec

£12.50; £20 Inc meal (Children £5; Children £7 Inc meal) / 01253 625262

Sun 14 Dec

£12.50; £20 Inc meal (Children £5; Children £7 Inc meal) / 01253 625262

Sun 21 Dec

£12.50; £20 Inc meal (Children £5; Children £7 Inc meal) / 01253 625262

King Arthur's Kitchen

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

Harlow Playhouse

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£10 / 01279 431945

Lapin Wants to See Santa

A festive story as the cheeky wee bilingual bunny invites Père Noël himself round for hot chocolate. English performance with French keywords throughout, suitable for ages 3+.

Paisley Museum & Art Gallery

Tue 16 Dec

£4 / 0300 300 1210

Wed 17 Dec

£4 / 0300 300 1210

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Lemony Snicket's Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming

This adaptation of the absurdly funny Lemony Snicket story is vividly brought to life in Tall Stories' unique physical style, with live music, lots of laughs and a screaming potato pancake.

The Lowry, Salford

Mon 22 Dec

£5.50–£8.50 / 08432 086000

Tue 23 Dec

£5.50–£8.50 / 08432 086000

Wed 24 Dec

£5.50–£8.50 / 08432 086000

Letters to Santa

Little Katy is very excited as Christmas is coming very soon. With help from the audience she starts writing her letter to Santa… But soon falls asleep and it's very, very late! When she wakes up she soon discovers that she forgot to leave her letter out for Santa's elf to collect and now must find a way to get it to him!

Paisley Town Hall

Sat 13 Dec

£5 / 0300 300 1210

The Life And Adventures Of Santa Claus: Big Wooden Horse & Artsdepot

Based on the book by L Frank Baum, author of The Wizard of Oz, this exciting story follows the early life of Santa Claus from being abandoned in the forest and adopted by the wood-nymphs, through to making and delivering the very first toys.

The Haymarket, Basingstoke

Wed 3 Dec

£11 / 01256 844244

Thu 4 Dec

£11 / 01256 844244

Fri 5 Dec

£11 / 01256 844244

…and 6 more dates until 14 Dec

Light As A Feather

Bamboozle present a multi-sensory show designed for children with special needs.

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Sat 15 Nov

£20 / 0116 242 3595

Little Angel Youth Theatre (Ages 11-17)

A performance inspired by Lewis Carrol's dark and eerie poem The Jabberwocky.

The Little Angel Theatre, London N1

Sat 1 Nov

£95 (£65 per term) / 020 7226 1787

Sat 8 Nov

£95 (£65 per term) / 020 7226 1787

Sat 15 Nov

£95 (£65 per term) / 020 7226 1787

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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

Thu 4 Dec

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

Fri 5 Dec

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

Sat 6 Dec

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

…and 29 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

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

Sat 13 Dec

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

Sun 14 Dec

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

Sat 20 Dec

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

…and 4 more dates until 28 Dec

Little Stars: Act

Drama and dance workshops for ages 3–5.

Perth Autism Support

Wed 5 Nov

Activities Room

£3 / 01738 451081

Wed 12 Nov

Activities Room

£3 / 01738 451081

Wed 19 Nov

Activities Room

£3 / 01738 451081

Wed 26 Nov

Activities Room

£3 / 01738 451081

Macbeth

  • Directed by: Imogen Bond
  • Written by: William Shakespeare

The round seating provides an intimate experience of Shakespeare's Macbeth. Take an up-close glimpse into the disturbed minds of the characters and witness their descent into madness.

Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond

Sat 21 Mar 2015

£10 ( £5) / 020 8940 3633

  • 11:00 Macbeth Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond

Sat 28 Mar 2015

£10 ( £5) / 020 8940 3633

  • 11:00 Macbeth Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond

Me And My Cat

  • Written by: SATOSHI KITAMURA

Come and join Detective K as she sets off on an exciting and hilarious adventure, full of manga clues and mysterious events. Using projection, puppets and bags of ingenuity, this is a fast paced, action packed story and oodles of fun.

Rich Mix, Bethnal Green

Sun 30 Nov

£6 (£5) / 020 7613 7498

Mon 1 Dec

£6 (£5) / 020 7613 7498

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Midsummer Nights Dream

  • Written by: William Shakespeare

A perfect outdoor setting for Shakespeare's tale of magic, lovers, mischief and confusion.

Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond

Sat 6 Dec

£15 / 020 8940 3633

Mister MacNeep Has Lost His Sheep

Join Farmer MacNeep, his poor lost sheep and a whole host of exciting farmyard friends in this theatre performance featuring live music and puppets for 3–5 year olds. Created by Scottish Opera Composer in Residence Gareth Williams and writer Ross Stenhouse (Artistic Director, Hopscotch Theatre Company).

Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre, Peebles

Sat 20 Dec

£8 (Children £5; Family £22) / 01721 725777

Lanark Memorial Hall

Sat 13 Dec

£6 / 01555 667999

Misunderstood Monsters

When earth is threatened by tiny Scoodlefug aliens, Monster hunters Georgie and Squeezy take on their most dangerous mission yet. But who are the real bad guys?

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Sat 15 Nov

The Door

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

A Moose in the Hoose

A musical version of the Scots counting book by James Robertson and Matthew Fitt. Performed by Sonsie Music.

The Brunton, Musselburgh

Wed 31 Dec

£4 (Children £3; Babies £1) / 0131 665 2240

The Muddy Choir

  • Written by: Jesse Briton

Three young soldiers on the frontline begin to sing and face a somewhat hostile attention from their commanding officers. They wonder if music will become their escape ticket from the front, or will it serve to be more dangerous than the bullets and the gas. First world war-set drama, written by Jess Briton.

Salisbury Playhouse

Tue 18 Nov

£13.50 / 01722 320333

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