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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

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.

Braehead Arena, Glasgow

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–£23 / 0844 493 6666

Sun 12 Oct

£14–£23 / 0844 493 6666

National Indoor Arena, Birmingham

Sat 25 Oct

£15.70–£24.70 / 0871 945 6000

Sun 26 Oct

£15.70–£24.70 / 0871 945 6000

Sat 1 Nov

£15.70–£24.70 / 0871 945 6000

Sun 2 Nov

£15.70–£24.70 / 0871 945 6000

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The Gruffalo's Child

  • Directed by: Olivia Jones
  • Written by: Andy Shaw (music)

Tall Stories present Julia Donaldson's Gruffalo sequel, following the adventure's of his child as she sneaks out in the night to see if the Big Bad Mouse really does exist.

Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

Wed 17 Sep

£12 / 01242 572573

  • 10:30

Hamlet

Dominic Hill directs Shakespeare's great tragedy, which has given rise to some of the most iconic phrases in the English language.

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Thu 2 Oct

£13–£17 (£2; Students £8.50; Children £9) / 0141 429 0022

Thu 9 Oct

£13–£17 (£2; Students £8.50; Children £9) / 0141 429 0022

Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure

A deep sea adventure with Captain Barnacles, Kwazii and Peso, in this brand new live stage show.

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£14.50–£16.50 (Children £12.50–£14.50 under 16s; £58) / 020 8561 8371

  • 10:00

Sun 25 Jan 2015

£14.50–£16.50 (Children £12.50–£14.50 under 16s; £58) / 020 8561 8371

  • 10:00

Bristol Hippodrome

Sun 26 Apr 2015

£16.50 / 0844 847 2325

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Sat 15 Nov

£18 (Children £16 under 16s; £64) / 01223 357851

  • 10:00

Sun 16 Nov

£18 (Children £16 under 16s; £64) / 01223 357851

  • 10:00

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Blind

  • 4 stars

Beat-boxing champion Grace Savage looks at what young people are currently listening to in the world.

The Carriageworks, Leeds

Fri 14 Nov

£10.50 (£8.50) / 0113 224 3801

  • 11:00

CASA Latin American Theatre Festival

Theatre work from the other side of the world – plus productions from Latin theatre-makers based in the UK – offering staunch social and political commentary, stunning visuals and poetic, personal storytelling. Held at the Barbican, Rich Mix and Institute for Latin American Studies.

Rich Mix, Bethnal Green

Fri 10 Oct

£6–£40 / 020 3302 0660

  • 10:00 – 21:30

Sat 11 Oct

£6–£40 / 020 3302 0660

  • 10:00 – 21:30

Sun 12 Oct

£6–£40 / 020 3302 0660

  • 10:00 – 21:30
…and 7 more dates until 19 Oct

Charlie & Lola's Best Bestest Play

Exciting stage production based on the popular books for tots about Charlie and his funny little sister Lola, and the many, many obstacles standing between her and bedtime. Ages 3+.

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea

Mon 27 Oct

£12 / 01424 229111

Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

Wed 29 Oct

£12 / 023 8067 1771

  • 11:00

Thu 30 Oct

£12 / 023 8067 1771

  • 11:00

Sat 1 Nov

£12 / 023 8067 1771

  • 11:00

The Woodville, Gravesend

Sat 25 Oct

£11.50 (Children £10) / 01474 337774

  • 10:30

A Christmas Carol

Everyone is rejoicing with festive cheer - but one man grumbles "bah humbug"! Ebenezer Scrooge is a notoriously bitter old man who is determined not to let Christmas interfere with his miserly routine. But one Christmas Eve, some unexpected supernatural visitors show him the true meaning of Christmas and the error of his…

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Wed 3 Dec

Sold out / 0141 429 0022

Thu 4 Dec

Sold out / 0141 429 0022

Fri 5 Dec

Sold out / 0141 429 0022

…and 7 more dates until 18 Dec

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
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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.

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

The Elf By Herself

Festive show about the elf who grew tall. Ages 3–6.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 29 Nov

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

  • 10:15

Sun 30 Nov

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

  • 10:15

Mon 1 Dec

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

  • 10:15
…and 30 more dates until 31 Dec

The Forgotten Orchard

A funny, moving play which takes inspiration from apples to consider where our food comes from and how we can grow our own. Ages 6+.

Paisley Arts Centre

Fri 24 Oct

£3 / 0300 300 1210

  • 10:30

Glimmer

From the creators of Albert Drive and Junction 25 comes this dynamic, feel-good show for the whole family.

Tramway, Glasgow

Fri 12 Dec

£6–£12 (£8; Family £32) / 0845 330 3501

  • 10:30

Wed 17 Dec

£6–£12 (£8; Family £32) / 0845 330 3501

  • 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

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

Little Howard's Big Show for Kids

Real human Big Howard and interactive animation Little Howard are putting on the show of their lives.

The Y, Leicester

Thu 23 Oct

£8 (£6) / 0116 255 7066

  • 11:30

Lunch with Agatha

Two-act comedy play in the spirit of the mysteries of Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot.

Lanark Memorial Hall

Sat 4 Oct

£15 (includes soup and sandwich) / 01555 667999

  • 12:00

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

  • 11:30
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Not About Heroes

The unforgettable story of two of the finest Great War poets: Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon. Presented by Feelgood Theatre Company.

Derby Assembly Rooms

Thu 23 Oct

The Great Hall

£8–£21 / 01332 255529

  • 10:30

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Thu 23 Oct

£10–£17; £8–£13; £12–£21 / 01332 255800

  • 10:30

The Lowry, Salford

Wed 8 Oct

Quays Theatre

£15–£17 / 08432 086000

  • 10:30

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One Man, Two Guvnors

  • Directed by: Nicholas Hytner
  • Written by: Richard Bean

National Theatre's satirical, slapstick production based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni. Featuring Gavin Spokes as Francis Henshall and Shaun Williamson (Barry from EastEnders) as Charlie Clench.

Theatre Royal, Bath

Sat 13 Sep

£20 ( £15) / 01225 448844

  • 10:00 – 12:00

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.

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 8 Oct

£14.50–£21 / 0844 847 2325

Buxton Opera House

Sun 14 Sep

£16.50 / 0845 127 2190

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Thu 4 Sep

£14.50–£16.50 / 08441 717620

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Peter Pan

JM Barrie's classic tale featuring flying, adventure, swashbuckling sword fights, music, dancing, wonderful characters and plenty of fairy dust.

The Dream Factory, Warwick

Wed 24 Dec

£13 (£8) / 01926 419555

  • 11:00

Private Peaceful

  • Directed by: Simon Reade
  • Written by: Michael Morpurgo

Simon Reade's adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's novel about the life of Private Tommo Peaceful in WWI.

Darlington Civic Theatre

Thu 11 Sep

£14 (Children £12) / 01325 486555

  • 10:30

Fri 12 Sep

£14 (Children £12) / 01325 486555

  • 10:30

Sat 13 Sep

£14 (Children £12) / 01325 486555

  • 11:00

Hertford Theatre

Fri 3 Oct

£15 (£13) / 01992 531500

  • 10:30

Palace Theatre, Southend-on-Sea

Tue 23 Sep

£15

  • 10:30

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