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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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…and at 33 other places

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

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

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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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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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
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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.

Ritz and Connaught Cinema, Worthing

Sun 11 May

£7.50 ( £26) / 01903 206206

  • 11:00

Winchester Discovery Centre

Sun 18 May

£6 / 01962 873603

  • 11:30

Ice

Former head judge of Dancing on Ice Robin Cousins presents a selection of ice skaters from around the world.

Bristol Hippodrome

Sat 3 May

£10–£35 / 0844 847 2325

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

Professor Puddle and the Quacking Queen Summer School

Ages 5–7 can take part in this week-long drama summer school.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

Mon 30 Jun

£150 for full course / 0141 332 5057

Please note: This course runs 30 Jun–4 Jul.

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Tue 1 Jul

£150 for full course / 0141 332 5057

Please note: This course runs 30 Jun–4 Jul.

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Wed 2 Jul

£150 for full course / 0141 332 5057

Please note: This course runs 30 Jun–4 Jul.

  • 10:00 – 15:00
…and 2 more dates until 4 Jul

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.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Fri 9 May

The Studio

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets available Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:30

Sat 10 May

The Studio

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets available Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 11:30

Mon 12 May

The Studio

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets available Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:30

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 24 May

Main Auditorium

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

Part of Mayfesto.

  • 11:30

Universal Hall Arts Centre, Findhorn

Wed 21 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01309 690110

  • 09:30
  • 11:30
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Tiger Tale

Poppy’s and her parent’s world is turned upside down when a tiger comes to stay and makes them remember what they love about each other. This performance is for 7+.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Tue 6 May

The Studio

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale 17 March. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:30

Wed 7 May

The Studio

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale 17 March. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:30

VIP Area Summer School

Summer school for ages 8–11 to transform themselves into celebrities in the VIP Area.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

Mon 30 Jun

£225 for full course / 0141 332 5057

Please note: This course runs 30 Jun–4 Jul 2014.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Tue 1 Jul

£225 for full course / 0141 332 5057

Please note: This course runs 30 Jun–4 Jul 2014.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 2 Jul

£225 for full course / 0141 332 5057

Please note: This course runs 30 Jun–4 Jul 2014.

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 2 more dates until 4 Jul

Colin's CommonHealth Games

Learn the history of the British Empire and the nations of the Commonwealth alongside Colin, the unhealthy, lazy teenager who cares more about computer games than the Commonwealth Games happening right on his doorstep. Presented by Hopscotch Theatre. Ages 5–14.

Lansdowne Church (Websters Theatre), Glasgow

Fri 27 Jun

£6 (Children £4) / 0141 337 2311

  • 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.

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Thu 24 Apr

£6 / 0116 242 3595

  • 11:30

Fri 25 Apr

£6 / 0116 242 3595

  • 10:30

Sat 26 Apr

£6 / 0116 242 3595

  • 10:30

Theatre Royal, Winchester

Sun 27 Apr

£6 ( £20) / 01962 840440

  • 11:30

Down in the Jungle Music Summer School

Drama classes for the summer holidays, including singing, musical instruments and movement, for ages 5–7.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

Mon 30 Jun

£150 for full course / 0141 332 5057

Please note: This course runs 30 Jun–4 Jul 2014.

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Tue 1 Jul

£150 for full course / 0141 332 5057

Please note: This course runs 30 Jun–4 Jul 2014.

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Wed 2 Jul

£150 for full course / 0141 332 5057

Please note: This course runs 30 Jun–4 Jul 2014.

  • 10:00 – 15:00
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An Extraordinary Story Summer School

Week-long summer school for budding actors aged 12–14 to discover performance-making in small groups.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

Mon 7 Jul

£225 for full course / 0141 332 5057

Please note: This course runs 7–1 Jul 2014.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Tue 8 Jul

£225 for full course / 0141 332 5057

Please note: This course runs 7–1 Jul 2014.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 9 Jul

£225 for full course / 0141 332 5057

Please note: This course runs 7–1 Jul 2014.

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 2 more dates until 11 Jul

Hugless Douglas

Blunderbus present the tale of poor hugless Douglas – the bear who is searching for the perfect cuddle.

The Brook Theatre, Chatham

Sun 29 Jun

£6 (Children £5 under 16s; £20) / 01634 338338

  • 11:30

Norwich Playhouse

Sat 30 Aug

£10 / 01603 598598

  • 11:00

Sun 31 Aug

£10 / 01603 598598

  • 11:00

Princess Royal Theatre, Port Talbot

Sun 13 Jul

£8 / 01639 76314

  • 11:00 – 12:00

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If Only Rosa Could Do Magic

Rosa has all the toys and sweeties she could ever want but no friends to play with and her parents are always away. So she creates a fantasy world of full of dragons and parents who understand her. Suitable for ages 5–9 years old.

Artspace, Edinburgh

Wed 7 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:30

Thu 8 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:45

Fri 9 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:30

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

Journey through Space Music Summer School

Fun summer school for ages 8–11, exploring space and working towards a final piece to be performed on the last day of the course.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

Mon 14 Jul

£225 for full course / 0141 332 5057

Please note: This course runs 14–18 Jul 2014.

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Tue 15 Jul

£225 for full course / 0141 332 5057

Please note: This course runs 14–18 Jul 2014.

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Wed 16 Jul

£225 for full course / 0141 332 5057

Please note: This course runs 14–18 Jul 2014.

  • 10:00 – 15:00
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