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Stick Man

  • Directed by: Sally Cookson
  • Written by: Benji Bower (music)

A show about a family of stick people. Presented by Scamp Theatre. Ages 3+.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Sat 8 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 873 3433

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Sun 9 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 873 3433

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Wed 12 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 873 3433

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
…and 40 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

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

Sat 1 Nov

£16 / 0113 213 7700

Sun 2 Nov

£16 / 0113 213 7700

Lapin Wants Breakfast

A fun, musical tabletop show with French keywords carefully scattered throughout, creating a story suitable for all budding young French speakers and rabbit enthusiasts. Ages 3+.

Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

Sat 8 Nov

£6.50 (£4.50; Children £4.50) / 01592 583302

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Sun 9 Nov

£6.50 (£4.50; Children £4.50) / 01383 602302

Pinocchio

  • Directed by: Owen Calvert-Lyons
  • Written by: Toby Hulse (adaptation)

Carlo Collodi's family tale of the wooden puppet who wanted to be a real boy.

The Castle, Wellingborough

Mon 8 Dec

£15 ( £13; £13) / 01933 270007

Tue 9 Dec

£15 ( £13; £13) / 01933 270007

Wed 10 Dec

£15 ( £13; £13) / 01933 270007

…and 6 more dates until 19 Dec

The Three Little Pigs: Featherstone Puppets (Under 6s)

Come and help the three little pigs defeat the Big Bad Wolf. Interactive storytelling with traditional glove puppets.

Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames

Sun 23 Nov

£2 (Children £5) / 0844 482 1556

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We're Going On A Bear Hunt

Children's Laureate Michael Rosen's ever popular children's book is brought vividly and noisily to life on stage. All together now: 'We're not scared …' Ages 2–6.

The Albany, London SE8

Wed 10 Dec

£10 (£8; £32) / 020 8692 4446

Thu 11 Dec

£10 (£8; £32) / 020 8692 4446

Fri 12 Dec

£10 (£8; £32) / 020 8692 4446

…and 20 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Artsdepot, London N12

Sat 1 Nov

£10 (£9) / 020 8369 5454

Sun 2 Nov

£10 (£9) / 020 8369 5454

The Haymarket, Basingstoke

Fri 7 Nov

£12 / 01256 844244

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Beauty And The Beast

Enjoy a fun packed festive caper which is part adventure, part extraordinary love story inspired by the iconic era of 1920s and 30s cinema. Featuring a skillful mix of string puppets, film projections and original music.

Norwich Puppet Theatre

Tue 23 Dec

£9 (£7.50; Children £7; £27) / 01603 629921

Wed 24 Dec

£9 (£7.50; Children £7; £27) / 01603 629921

Sat 27 Dec

£9 (£7.50; Children £7; £27) / 01603 629921

…and 4 more dates until 17 Jan 2015

Beegu (Ages 3-8)

  • Written by: Alexis Deacon

Join Beegu on her journey through space to a curious planet. Alexis Deacon's children's book is brought to life by Dotted Line Theatre with live music and beautiful puppetry.

Artsdepot, London N12

Wed 3 Dec

Studio Theatre

£10 / 020 8369 5454

Thu 4 Dec

Studio Theatre

£10 / 020 8369 5454

Sat 6 Dec

Studio Theatre

£10 / 020 8369 5454

…and 6 more dates until 13 Dec

The Christmassy Christmas Show Of Christmassy Christmasness

Squashbox Theatre's new show is a celebration of everything Christmassy, from fir trees, fairy lights, sleigh bells and snowflakes to crackers, carols, presents and puddings.

The Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Monkton Heathfield, Taunton

Thu 18 Dec

£10 (£7; £30) / 01823 414141

Diving Belle

Dive into the magical world of Belle's Carousel Café, where one day a storm is brewing. Ages 5+.

Birnam Arts & Conference Centre

Sat 13 Dec

£5 / 01350 727674

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Fireside Tales with Granddad

Cuddle up around the campfire for this children's puppet show, as Granddad regales you with tales of greedy goblins, grumpy trolls, sneaky princes, a giant pair of underpants and a daring escape from a hungry shark.

Brewery Theatre, Bristol

Wed 10 Dec

£8; £9 ( £25; £28) / 0117 902 0344

Thu 11 Dec

£8; £9 ( £25; £28) / 0117 902 0344

Fri 12 Dec

£8; £9 ( £25; £28) / 0117 902 0344

…and 13 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Lyric Hammersmith, London W6

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£8 / 020 8741 6850

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

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

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

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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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

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

A November Day

Theatrical show about the miracle of friendship, set during WWI.

Arts Centre Washington

Tue 11 Nov

£6 / 0191 219 3455

Peter Pan

  • Directed by: Peter Glanville
  • Written by: Peter Glanville (adaptation)

The Lost Boys battle the villainous Captain Hook in an adaptation of JM Barrie's story about the boy who never grew up.

Polka Theatre, London SW19

Sun 23 Nov

£14.50; £17.50 (£11.50) / 020 8543 4888

Sat 29 Nov

£14.50; £17.50 (£11.50) / 020 8543 4888

Sun 30 Nov

£14.50; £17.50 (£11.50) / 020 8543 4888

…and 12 more dates until 14 Feb 2015

Pips and Panda Christmas Party

Pips and Panda get help from the Christmas Fairy to throw a spectacular Christmas Party. Guests include a donkey, a scarecrow, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and even Santa. Ages 1–7.

Lanark Memorial Hall

Wed 10 Dec

£5 / 01555 667999

A Real Fairy Story

A story set in an enchanted fairytale world, told with shadow puppets, animations and projections.

Lyric Hammersmith, London W6

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£8 / 020 8741 6850

Tony & Mike: The Town Owl and the Country Squirrel

The trials and tribulations of a country owl whose solitude is interrupted by a partying squirrel.

Salisbury Playhouse

Sat 1 Nov

£9 / 01722 320333