Evening events, Theatre, Physical theatre

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Cirque du Soleil: Dralion

The acclaimed show, which puts a contemporary spin on Chinese acrobats, celebrates its 15th anniversary.

LG Arena, Birmingham

Thu 22 May

£50 / 0844 338 8000

Fri 23 May

£50 / 0844 338 8000

Sat 24 May

£50 / 0844 338 8000

Sun 25 May

£50 / 0844 338 8000

Motorpoint Arena Sheffield

Wed 14 May

£50 / 0114 256 5656

Thu 15 May

£50 / 0114 256 5656

Fri 16 May

£50 / 0114 256 5656

…and 2 more dates until 18 May

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Wed 4 Jun

£51.75–£62.75 / 0844 856 0202

Thu 5 Jun

£51.75–£62.75 / 0844 856 0202

Fri 6 Jun

£51.75–£62.75 / 0844 856 0202

Sat 7 Jun

£51.75–£62.75 / 0844 856 0202

Also on at:

Saltbush

An interactive journey through the culture and landscape of Aboriginal Australia where children are invited to explore, play and dance with the performers. Ages 4–8.

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Thu 15 May

£5–£7 / 01475 723723

  • 19:00

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Thu 8 May

The Studio

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets available Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 19:00

Chalk Farm

  • 3 stars

Award-winning playwrights Kieran Hurley and AJ Taudevin, join forces with highly acclaimed ThickSkin (Blackout, The Static), in this explosive new play about love and blame during the 2011 London riots.

Dundee Rep

Thu 1 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01382 223530

  • 19:30

The Garage, Norwich

Thu 24 Apr

£10 (£5 under 25s) / 01603 283382

  • 19:30

Fri 25 Apr

£10 (£5 under 25s) / 01603 283382

  • 19:30

Theatre Royal, Bath

Mon 28 Apr

The Egg

£7.50 (Children £6.50; £6.50) / 01225 448844

  • 19:00

The Collision of Things

The lives of three friends collide in a foreign land where tragedy threatens their survival and pushes them to the limit.

The New Diorama Theatre, London NW1

Wed 21 May

£5 / 0844 209 0344

  • 20:30

After What Comes Before

Manic Chord Theatre presents a darkly comic physical theatre piece in which three scientists become the subjects of their own experimental thought machine.

The New Diorama Theatre, London NW1

Wed 21 May

£5 / 0844 209 0344

  • 19:00
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Akiko Dance Project: Okuni (Kabuki Dancer)

East-meets-west contemporary dance, Japanese dance, martial arts, acting, drama, comedy and surprising scene changes of Kabuki appear in this dance theatre piece. Directed and choreographed by Akiko Ono.

The Warren, Brighton

Mon 12 May

Main House

£9.50 (£8)

  • 18:00

The Believers

  • Directed by: Scott Graham
  • Written by: Bryony Lavery

Physical theatre company Frantic Assembly, in association with writer Bryony Lavery, explores what happens when two families are flung together on a night of cataclysmic weather. Strong language, not suitable for under 14s.

The Tricycle Theatre, Kilburn

Tue 22 Apr

£11–£27 (£11–£25) / 020 7328 1000

  • 19:30

Wed 23 Apr

£11–£27 (£11–£25) / 020 7328 1000

  • 19:30

Thu 24 Apr

£11–£27 (£11–£25) / 020 7328 1000

  • 19:30
…and 19 more dates until 17 May

Bond!

In a physically inventive solo show, Gavin Robertson focuses his attention on the Bond phenomenon, spoofing the characters adored by millions, and exploding every cliche in the book(s).

Jersey Opera House

Fri 4 Jul

£12–£16 ( £10–£14; £10–£14) / 01534 511115

  • 20:00

The Book

Flying Cloud Theatre Company telling the story of three characters from across the centuries whose lives interweave as a result of a book. The production features new writing, live music, movement and projections,

Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond

Sat 21 Jun

£7–£20 / 01748 825252

  • 19:30

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Fri 27 Jun

£10–£17.50 / 01723 370541

  • 19:45

Sat 28 Jun

£10–£17.50 / 01723 370541

  • 19:45

The Circus of Horrors: London after Midnight

Circus performers from around the world get creepy as the Circus of Horror brings a whole new cast of characters (plus old favourites) on tour.

Jersey Opera House

Wed 23 Jul

£15–£27.50 / 01534 511115

  • 20:00

Thu 24 Jul

£15–£27.50 / 01534 511115

  • 20:00

Fri 25 Jul

£15–£27.50 / 01534 511115

  • 18:00
  • 21:00

The Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne Minster

Mon 21 Jul

£20; £18 adv ( £17.50) / 01202 885566

  • 19:30
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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.

Bristol Old Vic

Sat 24 May

£10 (£6) / 0117 987 7877

  • 18:00

DanceCity, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sun 8 Jun

£12 ( £8; £8; Children £8 under 16s) / 0191 261 0505

  • 20:00

Key Theatre, Peterborough

Fri 20 Jun

£10 (£6) / 01733 207239

  • 18:30

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The Crutch And The Buttercup

Karla Shacklock Company presents a double bill of

Bridport Arts Centre

Sat 26 Apr

£10 (£8) / 01308 424204

  • 19:30

La Donna e Mobile

Contemporary physical theatre performance which explores themes of unity, deformity and the murkier aspects of the human psyche.

The New Diorama Theatre, London NW1

Tue 20 May

£5 / 0844 209 0344

  • 20:30

En Attendant Godot (Waiting For Godot)

  • Written by: Samuel Beckett

A colourful, beautifully choreographed and movingly performed version of Samuel Beckett's famous play from Theatre NoNo, one of France's most exciting theatre troupes steeped in the clown and cabaret tradition.

Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen

Thu 31 Jul

£13 (£11) / 028 6632 5440

  • 19:00

Fri 1 Aug

£13 (£11) / 028 6632 5440

  • 19:00

Sat 2 Aug

£13 (£11) / 028 6632 5440

  • 19:00

Fan Theatre Company: Shhh!

A dance work about dreams and aspirations, featuring movement, acting, shadow imagery, animation and music.

The Salvation Army Brighton Congress Hall

Mon 12 May

Ticketed free

  • 19:00

Fri 16 May

Ticketed free

  • 19:00

Mon 19 May

Ticketed free

  • 19:00
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Flawed Charges

A physical comedy-drama with original video footage, commenting on the impact of military life and its harrowing consequences on the young soldier.

New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Wed 2 Jul

£8.50 / 01473 295 900

  • 19:45

Thu 3 Jul

£8.50 / 01473 295 900

  • 19:45

Fri 4 Jul

£8.50 / 01473 295 900

  • 19:45

Forever Young

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Voices of a shattered generation are brought to life in this poignant and powerful collection of poetry, prose, and songs exploring the horror, hope and wit that emerged from the First World War. Personal testimonies, letters and diary extracts are punctuated by popular songs from the era. Music…

theSpace @ Symposium Hall, Edinburgh

Mon 18 Aug

Amphitheatre

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 19 Aug

Amphitheatre

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 20 Aug

Amphitheatre

£8 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 23 Aug

Gandini Juggling Presents Smashed

Nine jugglers perform this physical work, set to a music hall soundtrack, which explores the joy of catching and the fear of dropping an object and also acts as a homage to Pina Bausch.

Bristol Old Vic

Tue 20 May

£5–£16 (£5–£12) / 0117 987 7877

  • 19:30

Udderbelly At Southbank Centre, London SE1

Tue 22 Apr

£12.50–£17.50 preview; £15–£20; £12.50–£17.50 preview; £17–£22 (£16; £16)

  • 19:30

Wed 23 Apr

£12.50–£17.50 preview; £15–£20; £12.50–£17.50 preview; £17–£22 (£16; £16)

  • 19:30

Thu 24 Apr

£12.50–£17.50 preview; £15–£20; £12.50–£17.50 preview; £17–£22 (£16; £16)

  • 19:30
…and 21 more dates until 18 May

The Girl And The Goat

A devised physical theatre play exploring sexuality and the edges between imagination and reality in an effusion of song, imagery and poetic movement.

The Warren, Brighton

Tue 13 May

£9 (£7.50)

  • 18:00

Wed 14 May

£9 (£7.50)

  • 18:00

Fri 16 May

£9 (£7.50)

  • 18:00

HAMLET by William Shakespeare

Strathclyde Theatre Group and The Royal Shakespeare Company Open Stages present Shakespeare's most famous play with an all-female cast.

Govanhill Baths, Glasgow

Fri 9 May

£10 (£8) / 0141 433 2999

Part of Southside Fringe.

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Sat 10 May

£10 (£8) / 0141 433 2999

Part of Southside Fringe.

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Mon 12 May

£10 (£8) / 0141 433 2999

Part of Southside Fringe.

  • 19:30 – 21:30
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HEART

  • Directed by: Nazli Tabatabai Khatambakhsh
  • Written by: Steven Gaythorp

Zendeh presents Steven Gaythorpe's romantic political thriller set between Durham and Tehran in 1953 against the backdrop of the 28 Mordad Coup d'Etat. Directed by Nazil Tabatabai Khatambakhsh.

Ovalhouse, London SE11

Fri 6 Jun

£10 (£6) / 020 7582 7680

  • 19:30

Hey Jig-A-Jig

  • Written by: Shakespeare

Charmed Life Theatre tell the remarkable story of Elizabethan comic actor Will Kemp, a contemporary and associate of Shakespeare, and his record-breaking dance all the way from London to Norwich.

The Fisher Theatre, Bungay

Fri 6 Jun

£9 (£7.50) / 01986 897130

  • 19:30

Sat 7 Jun

£9 (£7.50) / 01986 897130

  • 19:30

Immortal Chi

Mixture of exhilarating martial arts, multi-media images and live music telling the story of a Tai Chi Master and his ultimate challenge.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Fri 18 Apr

£22.50 (£18.50) / 01892 530613

  • 19:30

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 19 Jun

£20–£23.50

Fri 20 Jun

£20–£23.50

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Sun 1 Jun

£20–£23.50 / 08441 717620

Mon 2 Jun

£20–£23.50 / 08441 717620

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…and at 7 other places

Insylum: Bridgwater College

A dance and physical theatre performance exploring the stigma surrounding mental health that ventures into the depths of the mind.

The Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Monkton Heathfield, Taunton

Tue 20 May

£10 (£8; £5) / 01823 414141

  • 19:30

Invisible Empire

Ensemble physical theatre that blends movement, sound, text and song to explore what lies behind extreme acts of resistance. Inspired by real events such as the Gunpowder Plot and the Oklahoma City Bombing. Company of Wolves presents. Booking is essential.

Cumbernauld Theatre

Thu 24 Apr

£6–£12 / 01236 732887

  • 19:45

Platform, Glasgow

Thu 1 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 276 9696

  • 19:00

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 26 Apr

£11 (£9) / 0845 874 3001

  • 19:30

Sun 27 Apr

£11 (£9) / 0845 874 3001

  • 19:30
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