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99% Proof

  • Written by: by Jennifer Wilkin Shaw

A musical about the unexpected in which through a simple act of compassion, a jobless hoodie, brings an evil boss to his knees and salvation. By Jennifer Wilkin Shaw.

Queen's Theatre, Barnstaple

Thu 17 Jul

£12 / 01271 327357

  • 19:30

Fri 18 Jul

£12 / 01271 327357

  • 19:30

A Child's Garden of Verse

A visual anthology of poems inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses. Interpreted using shadow puppets and marionettes and accompanied by specially composed music.

The Puppet Theatre Barge: Little Venice, London W9

Fri 18 Apr

£12 (£10; Students £10; Children £8.50; Seniors £10) / 020 7249 6876

  • 15:00 – 16:30

Sat 19 Apr

£12 (£10; Children £8.50; Students £10; Seniors £10) / 020 7249 6876

  • 15:00 – 16:30

£12 (£10; Students £10; Children £8.50; Seniors £10) / 020 7249 6876

  • 11:00 – 12:30
  • 15:00 – 16:30

Sun 20 Apr

£12 (£10; Children £8.50; Students £10; Seniors £10) / 020 7249 6876

  • 15:00 – 16:30

£12 (£10; Students £10; Children £8.50; Seniors £10) / 020 7249 6876

  • 15:00 – 16:30
…and 13 more dates until 18 May

A.I.F.A/No More Starmix/ We Need To Talk About Clive

A triple bill of contemporary shorts by Carl Burkitt, Conor Carroll and John Hill.

LOST Theatre, London SW8

Tue 27 May

£14 (£10) / 0844 847 1680

  • 19:30

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Drama students from Fife College Relive the angst of young unrequited love, the nerves of amateur actors who have to perform for the Duke or risk being hanged, and the mischief and mayhem caused by the fairies. Be carried away to a woodland full of magic where anything could happen…

Edinburgh Elim

Tue 19 Aug

Mainstage

£8 (£5) / 0131 447 5086

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Mainstage

£8 (£5) / 0131 447 5086

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

A Split Decision

Keir McAllister An established marriage on the verge of divorce, but could seeking some professional intervention bring resolve for either party? Inspired by Marriage Guidance by Stanley Odd and written in verse, McAllister's new satirical comedy examines a dysfunctional relationship facing a vital decision that will…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Studio Two

£9 (£8) / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Britannia Pier Theatre, Great Yarmouth

Thu 21 Aug

£15 (£14; Children £9) / 01493 842209

  • 19:30

Aberdeen and North East of Scotland Music Festival

Aberdeen's oldest and original music, drama and dance Festival. Running since 1909, this summer festival features competitions in story telling, classical music performance and choral singing.

Various venues, Aberdeen

Mon 2 Jun

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed

Tue 3 Jun

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed

Wed 4 Jun

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed

…and 8 more dates until 12 Jun

Aberdeen International Youth Festival

Classical and chamber music, contemporary and traditional dance, jazz and theatre is on offer from a cast of rising international and local stars, with companies travelling from the USA, Russia, Middle East, Africa and Asia to perform.

Various venues, Aberdeen

Fri 25 Jul

Times & prices vary / 01224 213800

Sat 26 Jul

Times & prices vary / 01224 213800

Sun 27 Jul

Times & prices vary / 01224 213800

…and 6 more dates until 2 Aug

Aberdeen Passion: One Hope

A retelling of the final week of Jesus' life by members of the Aberdeen community.

Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre (AECC)

Fri 18 Apr

£15 (£12) / 0844 477 9000

  • 19:30

Sat 19 Apr

£15 (£12) / 0844 477 9000

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

Abigail's Party: 2k Theatre Presents

Mike Leigh's comedy became a classic when it first appeared as a BBC Play For Today in 1977. It is hailed as a ruthlessly accurate observation of the pretensions of 1970s suburbia, a world obsessed with class and taste.

The Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Monkton Heathfield, Taunton

Thu 8 May

£12 / 01823 414141

  • 19:30

Fri 9 May

£12 / 01823 414141

  • 19:30

Sat 10 May

£12 / 01823 414141

  • 14:00
  • 19:30
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Abigail’s Party: Frome Drama Club

  • Written by: Mike Leigh

Mike Leigh's comedy became a classic when it first appeared as a BBC Play For Today in 1977. It is hailed as a ruthlessly accurate observation of the pretensions of 1970s suburbia, a world obsessed with class and taste.

Merlin Theatre, Frome

Fri 2 May

£9 (£7.50) / 01373 465949

  • 19:45

Sat 3 May

£9 (£7.50) / 01373 465949

  • 19:45

Abigail’s Party: Guide Bridge Theatre

  • Directed by: John Rawson
  • Written by: Mike Leigh

Donna Summer is playing on the stereo. Dishes of cheese and pineapples are on the coffee table. The social get-together from hell is about to begin. Beverley and estate agent husband Laurence have invited round new neighbours Tony and Ange and nervous divorcee Sue, twitchy about the party her fifteen-year-old daughter…

Guide Bridge Theatre, Manchester

Mon 1 Sep

Phone for prices / 0161 330 8078

  • 19:45

Tue 2 Sep

Phone for prices / 0161 330 8078

  • 19:45

Wed 3 Sep

Phone for prices / 0161 330 8078

  • 19:45
…and 3 more dates until 6 Sep

Abigail’s Party: Lincoln Company

  • Written by: Mike Leigh

Mike Leigh's play became an instant classic when it first appeared in 1977 with its darkly comic setting of Essex nouveau-riche couples meeting up for a polite soiree while teenage punk Abigail gets her own party started a few doors down the road. While husband Laurence struggles to deal with his ever-demanding clients…

South Holland Centre, Spalding

Thu 12 Jun

£10 (£9) / 01775 764777

  • 19:30

Abigail’s Party: The Lincoln Company

Mike Leigh's play became an instant classic when it first appeared in 1977 with its darkly comic setting of Essex nouveau-riche couples meeting up for a polite soiree while teenage punk Abigail gets her own party started a few doors down the road. While husband Laurence struggles to deal with his ever-demanding clients…

Lincoln Performing Arts Centre

Tue 10 Jun

£10 (£8; £5) / 01522 882000

  • 19:30

About a Heist

Two Irish gem thieves embark on an audacious heist in this bizarre, dark comedy. Presented by Second Impression.

The Lectern, Brighton

Wed 14 May

£8 (£7) / 01273 685258

Part of Brighton Fringe.

  • 21:00 – 10:00

Thu 15 May

£8 (£7) / 01273 685258

Part of Brighton Fringe.

  • 21:00 – 10:00

Fri 16 May

£8 (£7) / 01273 685258

Part of Brighton Fringe.

  • 21:00 – 10:00

Sat 17 May

£8 (£7) / 01273 685258

Part of Brighton Fringe.

  • 21:00 – 10:00
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Aboyne and Deeside Festival

A small yet diverse festival, now in its 23rd year, that offers an eclectic selection of classical, folk and contemporary music, politics, thought, art, drama, literature and film. The 2013 festival featured such diverse performers as Tory grandee Michael Portillo and maverick pianist Huw Warren.

Various Venues, Aboyne & Deeside

Fri 25 Jul

Times & prices vary / 07799 772316

Sat 26 Jul

Times & prices vary / 07799 772316

Sun 27 Jul

Times & prices vary / 07799 772316

…and 14 more dates until 10 Aug

The Absent Guest: Beyond The Box Theatre

The Absent Guest – an interactive theatrical dining experience like no other. Dear Audience, The lady of the house requests your presence at her annual soire. Please arrive promptly, leave your inhibitions at the door but don't forget your manners. Taken under national touring company Maison Foo's artistic wing, Beyond…

Melton Theatre, Melton Mowbray

Fri 9 May

£5 (£3.50) / 01664 851111

  • 19:00
  • 21:00

Access All Areas: Eye Queue Hear

Access all Areas take you on an audio journey around the nearby streets of Shoreditch to watch and listen in on the lives of people with learning disabilities and their fantastic perceptions of urban.

Rich Mix, Bethnal Green

Sat 17 May

£5 / 020 7613 7498

  • 14:00 – 19:00

The (Accidental) Execution of Alan Bishop

Brutally funny tale of love, loyalty and carpeted bathrooms. Written by Sascha Moore and directed by Tommo Fowler.

Pleasance Theatre, London N7

Thu 22 May

£12 (£10) / 020 7609 1800

  • 19:30 – 21:00

Fri 23 May

£12 (£10) / 020 7609 1800

  • 19:30 – 21:00

Sat 24 May

£12 (£10) / 020 7609 1800

  • 14:30 – 16:00
  • 19:30 – 21:00

The Accrington Pals

Accrington was the smallest community in England to raise a full brigade of 'Pals' who volunteered for war service in France. Peter Whelan's epic and deeply humane play dramatises the lives of ordinary people caught up in the maelstrom of history: the men who encountered the brutal reality of life and death in the…

The People's Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne

Tue 15 Jul

£12.50 (£10) / 0191 265 5020

  • 19:30

Wed 16 Jul

£12.50 (£10) / 0191 265 5020

  • 19:30

Thu 17 Jul

£12.50 (£10) / 0191 265 5020

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 19 Jul

The Priory Theatre, Kenilworth

Wed 10 Sep

Phone for prices / 01926 863334

  • 19:30

Thu 11 Sep

Phone for prices / 01926 863334

  • 19:30

Fri 12 Sep

Phone for prices / 01926 863334

  • 19:30
…and 7 more dates until 20 Sep

Theatre Royal, Wakefield

Fri 11 Jul

£10; £5 Ages 16-25 (£7) / 01924 211311

  • 19:30
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The Accrington Pals

  • Written by: Peter Whelan

Peter Whelan's drama exploring the effects of the First World War on a Lancashire mill town, where the women experience social changes, deprivation and the lies of propaganda whilst the men march off to the Battle Of The Somme.

Plaza Theatre, Romsey

Mon 14 Jul

£11 / 01794 512987

  • 19:30

Tue 15 Jul

£11 / 01794 512987

  • 19:30

Wed 16 Jul

£11 / 01794 512987

  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 19 Jul

The Accrington Pals: Circle 67

  • Written by: Peter Whelan

On the eve of the outbreak of the First World War, the young men of Accrington responded to Kitchener's call for a 'New Army' and became the smallest town in England to form a 'Pals Volunteer Regiment.' The play spans the period up to the Battle of the Somme in 1916, when the men who jauntily marched off to war faced the…

The Cut, Halesworth

Fri 25 Apr

£8 (£7) / 0845 673 2123

  • 19:30

Sat 26 Apr

£8 (£7) / 0845 673 2123

  • 19:30

Accrington Pals: Denys Edwards Players

  • Directed by: Tim Wright
  • Written by: Peter Whelan

Directed by Tim Wright & Sue McCormack. To commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War, Denys Edwards Players's April 2014 production will be Peter Whelan's The Accrington Pals. On the eve of the First World War the men in the Lancashire town of Accrington answer Kitchener's call for a New Army and…

The Library Theatre, Sheffield

Fri 18 Apr

£7; £8 / 0114 250 0093

  • 19:30

Sat 19 Apr

£7; £8 / 0114 250 0093

  • 14:30
  • 19:30

The Accrington Pals: Guide Bridge Theatre

  • Directed by: Stephen King
  • Written by: Peter Whelan

On the Eve of the First World War the young men of Accrington hear Kitchener's call for a New Army and become the smallest town in England to raise a Pals Volunteer Brigade. When they arrive in France, the brutal reality of the trenches is beyond anything they were prepared for. And back home amongst the women they leave…

Guide Bridge Theatre, Manchester

Mon 27 Oct

£7.50 / 0161 330 8078

  • 19:45

Tue 28 Oct

£7.50 / 0161 330 8078

  • 19:45

Wed 29 Oct

£7.50 / 0161 330 8078

  • 19:45
…and 3 more dates until 1 Nov

The Accrington Pals: Guildford School Of Acting

  • Directed by: Sabina Netherclift
  • Written by: Peter Whelan

Peter Whelan's drama exploring the effects of the First World War on a Lancashire mill town, where the women experience social changes, deprivation and the lies of propaganda whilst the men march off to the Battle Of The Somme.

Electric Theatre, Guildford

Thu 29 May

£12 (£10) / 01483 444789

  • 19:30

Fri 30 May

£12 (£10) / 01483 444789

  • 19:30

Sat 31 May

£12 (£10) / 01483 444789

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
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