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The Voice Thief

  • Directed by: Gill Robertson
  • Written by: Rob Evans

Catherine Wheels presents a new promenade production about the mysterious ‘Voice Facility’ which removes the voices of ‘troublesome’ girls. Ages 9+.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sun 2 Nov

£12 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

Sun 9 Nov

£12 (£8) / 0131 560 1581

A Play, a Pie and a Pint: Flying With Swans

Three friends reunite for a simple trip to Arran, which becomes the journey of a lifetime. Written by Jack Dickson.

Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

Wed 12 Nov

£12 / 01292 288235

Thu 13 Nov

£12 / 01292 288235

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

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

Sun 7 Dec

£14 (£13; Children £12; Family £49) / 01744 756000

Mon 8 Dec

£12 (£11; Children £10; Family £42) / 01744 756000

…and 10 more dates until 11 Jan 2015

We're Going On A Bear Hunt

  • Directed by: Sally Cookson
  • Written by: Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen's award-winning book is brought vividly and noisily to the stage in director Sally Cookson's fun-filled adaptation set to Benji Bower's versatile lively score. Join our intrepid adventurers on their quest to find a bear; as they wade through the gigantic swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the…

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Wed 3 Dec

£12 / 0116 242 3595

Thu 4 Dec

£12 / 0116 242 3595

Fri 5 Dec

£12 / 0116 242 3595

Sat 6 Dec

£12 / 0116 242 3595

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Bob, the Man on the Moon

Meet Bob – everyday he gets up at 6am and goes to his job looking after the moon. A fun, atmospheric show for the young 'uns.

Rothes Halls, Glenrothes

Wed 26 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01592 611101

Disney On Ice: 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.

National Indoor Arena, Birmingham

Sun 2 Nov

£15.70–£24.70 / 0871 945 6000

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Wed 24 Dec

£22.25–£52.75 / 0844 856 0202

Sat 27 Dec

£22.25–£52.75 / 0844 856 0202

Sun 28 Dec

£22.25–£52.75 / 0844 856 0202

Sat 3 Jan 2015

£22.25–£52.75 / 0844 856 0202

Odyssey Arena, Belfast

Sat 22 Nov

£10.11–£28.50 / 028 9073 9074

Sun 23 Nov

£10.11–£28.50 / 028 9073 9074

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

Sun 30 Nov

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

Mon 1 Dec

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

…and 30 more dates until 31 Dec

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.

Criterion Theatre, London W1V

Thu 4 Dec

£11.50–£20 / 0844 847 1778

Fri 5 Dec

£11.50–£20 / 0844 847 1778

Sat 6 Dec

£11.50–£20 / 0844 847 1778

…and 24 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Sun 2 Nov

£16 / 0113 213 7700

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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 Blind The Carriageworks, Leeds

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.

New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Wed 3 Dec

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

Thu 4 Dec

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

Fri 5 Dec

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

…and 21 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

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

Wed 18 Feb 2015

£8 / 020 8741 6850

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£8 / 020 8741 6850

…and 2 more dates until 21 Feb 2015

Eric The Elf's Chaotic Christmas

A special show for wee ones this Christmas time. Guaranteed to get even the grumpiest curmudgeon excited about the magic of Christmas!

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Thu 11 Dec

Circle Studio

£8 / 0141 429 0022

Fri 12 Dec

Circle Studio

£8 / 0141 429 0022

Sat 13 Dec

Circle Studio

£8 / 0141 429 0022

…and 12 more dates until 31 Dec

Filter's Macbeth

Playful, kaleidoscopic and horrific, Filter’s radical version of Macbeth takes you on a strange, funny and scintillating journey to the epicentre of the “heat-oppressed brain”.

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Thu 22 Jan 2015

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

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Further Fables

A magical performance featuring a selection of hand shadow animals and characters from Finger and Thumb Theatre. For ages 3–7.

Lauderdale House, London N6

Sat 22 Nov

£3–£4.50 / 020 8348 8716

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

Wed 17 Dec

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

Hugless Douglas

Blunderbus present the tale of poor hugless Douglas – the bear who is searching for the perfect cuddle. Ages 3–7.

Arts Centre Washington

Sat 8 Nov

£20 (£6) / 0191 219 3455

The Landmark, Ilfracombe

Tue 24 Mar 2015

£8.50 / 01271 324242

Middlesbrough Town Hall

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£7

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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

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

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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

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

Santa Claus and the Magical Christmas Journey

A proper Christmassy treat for young and the not-so-young who're unwilling to let go of the dream. Santa's off on a magical adventure and – guess what? – you're invited. Ace!

G Live, Guildford

Thu 11 Dec

£13.50; £13.50 (Children £12.50; Children £12.50; £46; £54) / 0844 770 1797

Fri 12 Dec

£13.50; £13.50 (Children £12.50; Children £12.50; £46; £54) / 0844 770 1797

Sat 13 Dec

£13.50; £13.50 (Children £12.50; Children £12.50; £46; £54) / 0844 770 1797

…and 9 more dates until 24 Dec

New Wimbledon Theatre, London SW19

Tue 2 Dec

Studio

£12.50–£14.50 / 0844 871 7646

Wed 3 Dec

Studio

£12.50–£14.50 / 0844 871 7646

Thu 4 Dec

Studio

£12.50–£14.50 / 0844 871 7646

…and 17 more dates until 24 Dec

Shrek the Musical

  • Directed by: Nigel Harman
  • Written by: David Lindsay-Abaire (lyrics)

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

Sun 1 Feb 2015

£17–£50 / 01224 641122

Sun 8 Feb 2015

£17–£50 / 01224 641122

The Slab Boys

One of the best-loved works in twentieth-century Scottish theatre, revived in a major new production directed by David Hayman.

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Wed 25 Feb 2015

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