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Glasgow on Ice

A chance to perfect your pirouettes (or at least let go of the side) as George Square's open air ice rink returns for another year accompanied by non-stop music. There are funfair rides (including the return of the Big Wheel), free activities for families in the Christmas Workshop and themed nights on the rink.

George Square, Glasgow

Thu 27 Nov

£8–£12 (£6–£10; Children £6–£9; Family £29–£35)

Crime Writers' Mr and Mrs

A panel event with literary couples, including Russel McLean & Lesley McDowell, Helen Fitzgerald & Sergio Casci and Craig Robertson & Alexandra Sokoloff.

Waterstones, Glasgow

Thu 27 Nov

Free / 0141 248 4814

Wicked

  • Directed by: Joe Mantello
  • Written by: Winnie Holzman

Smash-hit musical that acts as a prequel to The Wizard of Oz, with L Frank Baum's characters brilliantly re-imagined as two young girls who grow up to fulfil their destinies as Glenda the Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

Apollo Victoria Theatre, London SW1V

Thu 27 Nov

£15–£90 / 0844 871 3001

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Thu 27 Nov

£20–£72.50 / 0844 871 3014

Discovering The Tar with Arslan Novrasli

This concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, highlights the different musical environments where the tar supplies its distinctive voice. We hear it in traditional mugham, alongside a symphony orchestra and in jazz and flamenco bands.

Westminster Central Hall, London SW1H

Thu 27 Nov

£10–£58

One Man, Two Guvnors

  • Directed by: Adam Penford
  • Written by: Grant Olding (music)

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, Brighton

Thu 27 Nov

£11.90–£32.40 / 0870 060 6650

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The Everlasting Yeah

New group formed from ex-That Petrol Emotion members perform tracks from their new album Anima Rising.

Stereo, Glasgow

Thu 27 Nov

£10 / 0141 222 2254

Glasgow Christmas Market

Enjoy the hustle and bustle of the Christmas market with German bratwurst, sweet treats and a sparkling array of gifts and decorations. The legendary Gluhwein House returns serving Gluhwein, Bavarian beers and mulled cider in festive flavours including Rocking Robin and Merry Mixed Berry.

Argyle Street, Glasgow

Thu 27 Nov

Free

Chris Bracey: Gods Own Junkyard

At London's newest art gallery space. Based on London's Brewer Street the partnership with Lights of Soho, a new gallery space dedicated to light art aims to honour Chris Bracey's extensive work in the area.

Lights Of Soho, London W1F

Thu 27 Nov

Free

That'll Be the Day

Step back in time with a brand new edition of the popular touring show, and hear rock'n'roll hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

The Pavilion Theatre, Weymouth

Thu 27 Nov

£24 (Children £8.50) / 01305 783225

Agatha Christie's Black Coffee

  • Written by: Agatha Christie

Christie's first play for the stage features the now-iconic Hercule Poirot and a typical crime plot.

Derby Theatre

Thu 27 Nov

£11–£26.50 / 01332 593939

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Slope

Untitled Projects reconceive their 2006 production of Pamela Carter's Slope for an intimate studio setting, lending new weight to a 19th century love triangle.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 27 Nov

£16 (£8–£13) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Glasgay!.

  • 20:00 Slope Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Treasure Island

Classic swashbuckling panto action starring Johnny Mac, Stephen Purdon and Michelle McManus.

Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Thu 27 Nov

£17.50–£22.50 / 0141 332 1846

Uncle Barts Family Christmas

Festival 'family' Christmas (probably not appropriate for the kiddos), as Barts lay on a traditional, delicious, festive few weeks leading up to Christmas. Booking is essential.

Barts, London SW3

Thu 27 Nov

Free / 020 7581 3355

Dance 'Til Dawn

  • Written by: Karen Bruce

Strictly Come Dancing favourites Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace are back with a brand new show celebrating the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Aldwych Theatre, London WC2B

Thu 27 Nov

£26.50–£74.50 / 0844 847 2379

An Ideal Husband

  • Directed by: Rachel Kavanaugh
  • Written by: Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde's witty expose of the deceptions at work in 19th century London society, featuring Chichester favourite Patricia Routledge as Lady Markby.

Chichester Festival Theatre

Thu 27 Nov

£10 preview / 01243 781312

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Mistletoe And Crime

  • Directed by: Dan Gordon

Dan Gordon directs Marie Jones's comedy drama about two WPCs, an old hand and a newbie, trying to keep order amongst the mayhem that is a Belfast Christmas.

Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Thu 27 Nov

£14–£22.50 / 028 9038 1081

UB40

Reggae journeymen still slogging round the touring circuit, but now without frontman Ali Campbell.

Sands Centre, Carlisle

Thu 27 Nov

£28.50 / 01228 633766

Hellfire Comedy Club

Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter.

Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe

Thu 27 Nov

Hellfire Comedy Club

£6 / 01494 512000

Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter.

Hopelessly Devoted

  • Directed by: James Grieve
  • Written by: Kate Tempest

Paines Plough and Birmingham Repertory Theatre present Kate Tempest's musical about a female prisoner who finds hope through music.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 27 Nov

Second Space

£14

Rekorderlig Cider Lodge At The Southbank Centre's Winter Festival

Travel through a maze of blue spruce trees to Rekorderlig's beautifully Swedish Cider Lodge, complete with traditional fire pits, live music, authentic Swedish food & Rekorderlig cider. Open from 11th Nov 2014 4th Jan 2015 from 10:00-22:00

Southbank Centre, London SE1

Thu 27 Nov

Free / 0844 875 0073

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Vienna Festival Ballet: The Nutcracker

Tchaikovsky's classic, Christmas-time ballet in a production mounted by Vienna Festival Ballet.

Penistone Paramount

Thu 27 Nov

Phone for prices / 01226 767532

Dangerous Corner

  • Written by: JB Priestley

Life may never be the same again after a chance remark is out in the open at the Caplan's dinner party. Drama written by JB Priestley.

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Thu 27 Nov

£17–£33 / 0844 871 7645

Miracle on 34th Street

Based on one of the most popular Christmas films of all time, the play tells the tale of a man who claims to be the real Father Christmas.

Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Thu 27 Nov

£15–£24 / 01322 220000

Piccadilly Comedy Club

Regular stand-up night

The Comedy Pub, London SW1Y

Thu 27 Nov

£7.50–£12.50 / 07568 352828

Nish Kumar a star of Have I Got News For You, Alistair Williams with "Razor sharp punchlines" - The Telegraph, Dave Chawner a star of Year Dot. Plus Ben Clover and MC Paul Revill.

Pop-up Craft Beer Growler Shop

Craft beer pop-up off-license hosted by the delightfully named Grunting Growler. Buy draught beer fresh from the tap to take home or pull up a stool to enjoy it then and there.

Grunting Growler Pop-up, Glasgow

Thu 27 Nov

Prices vary

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