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RSC: Love's Labour's Lost

Summer 1914. In order to dedicate themselves to a life of study, the King and his friends take an oath to avoid the company of women for three years. No sooner have they made their pledge than the Princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting arrive, presenting them with a severe test of resolve. Shakespeare’s sparkling…

Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge

Wed 4 Mar

0871 902 5720

City Screen Picturehouse, York

Wed 4 Mar

0871 902 5726

Exeter Picturehouse

Wed 4 Mar

0871 902 5730

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Gandeys Thrill Circus

An all-human circus of action-packed antics.

The Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent

Sat 7 Mar

£8–£26 / 0871 663 2008

Featuring a special guest appearance from Stoke legend Neil Baldwin as Nello the Clown.

Sun 8 Mar

£8–£26 / 0871 663 2008

Featuring a special guest appearance from Stoke legend Neil Baldwin as Nello the Clown.

Mon 9 Mar

£8–£26 / 0871 663 2008

Featuring a special guest appearance from Stoke legend Neil Baldwin as Nello the Clown.

…and 6 more dates until 15 Mar

Jurassic Adventures

Fun family show about dinosaurs and the people that study them.

Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

Sat 14 Mar

£17 (£15; Family £14.50; Children £15) / 01592 583302

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Tue 31 Mar

£16 (£14) / 020 8561 8371

Buxton Opera House

Sat 14 Mar

£16 (Children £14) / 0845 127 2190

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Little Birds Indoor Market

Over 20 stalls featuring a range of goodies, from craft to shopping, food and cocktails.

Sloans, Glasgow

Sun 8 Mar

Free / 0141 221 8886

Sun 12 Apr

Free / 0141 221 8886

Sun 10 May

Free / 0141 221 8886

Cadbury Easter Egg Trail

Children's entertainment and an exciting Easter trail with chocolate eggs and prizes to be won at the end.

National Trust: Barrington Court, Ilminster

Fri 3 Apr

£2 per trail, plus admission £10.90, child £5.40, family £27.20 / 01460 241938

Sat 4 Apr

£2 per trail, plus admission £10.90, child £5.40, family £27.20 / 01460 241938

Sun 5 Apr

£2 per trail, plus admission £10.90, child £5.40, family £27.20 / 01460 241938

Mon 6 Apr

£2 per trail, plus admission £10.90, child £5.40, family £27.20 / 01460 241938

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Oliver!

Much loved musical about a young orphan taken in by a gang of mischievous pick pockets and featuring catchy tunes 'Food Glorious Food', 'Consider Yourself' and 'You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two'.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 7 Mar

£15–£19 / 0131 529 6000

Sister Act: Hessle Theatre Company

A musical based on the popular 1990s film about a singer who must go undercover with a group of nuns after she witnesses a murder.

Hull New Theatre

Sat 21 Mar

£10–£18 / 01482 226655

Blood Brothers

Willy Russell's story of two brothers, their contrasting upbringing and the hand fate deals them is fast-moving, perceptive and ultimately moving. This drama contains adult content, scenes of violence and loud noises. Not suitable for under 12s.

Theatre At The Mill, Newtownabbey

Thu 12 Mar

£14 (£12) / 028 9034 0202

Fri 13 Mar

£14 (£12) / 028 9034 0202

The Bodyguard

  • Directed by: Thea Sharrock
  • Written by: Alex Dinelaris (book)

Musical adaptation for the stage of the 1992 film which featured Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Wed 3 Jun

£22.50–£44.50 / 01274 432000

Sat 6 Jun

£22.50–£44.50 / 01274 432000

Wed 10 Jun

£22.50–£44.50 / 01274 432000

Sat 13 Jun

£22.50–£44.50 / 01274 432000

Birmingham Hippodrome

Thu 6 Aug

£27–£49.50 / 0844 338 5000

Sat 8 Aug

£27–£49.50 / 0844 338 5000

Wed 12 Aug

£27–£49.50 / 0844 338 5000

…and 5 more dates until 29 Aug

Bristol Hippodrome

Thu 14 Jan 2016

£18.50–£52.50 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 16 Jan 2016

£20–£57.50 / 0844 847 2325

Thu 21 Jan 2016

£18.50–£52.50 / 0844 847 2325

…and 3 more dates until 30 Jan 2016

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Dracula

  • Directed by: Theresa Heskins
  • Written by: Theresa Heskins (adaptation)

Production of the chilling tale by Bram Stoker adapted and directed by Theresa Heskins.

New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Sat 21 Mar

£13–£22 (£11–£20) / 01782 717962

  • 14:15 Dracula New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Sat 28 Mar

£13–£22 (£11–£20) / 01782 717962

  • 14:15 Dracula New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme
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Give My Head Peace

Character filled stand-up with Tim McGarry featuring Ulster's favourite dysfunctional family.

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Sat 14 Mar

£12.25–£25.25 / 028 9024 0411

Shed

  • Directed by: Bob Eaton
  • Written by: Paul Broughton

Two giants of the Liverpool stage, Paul Broughton and Michael Starke have written and star in this great new bittersweet comedy about friendships, secrets and sheds.

Royal Court Liverpool

Sat 11 Apr

£12–£19 / 0151 709 4321

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Shed Royal Court Liverpool

Sat 18 Apr

£12–£19 / 0151 709 4321

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Shed Royal Court Liverpool

Sat 25 Apr

£12–£19 / 0151 709 4321

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Shed Royal Court Liverpool
…and 2 more dates until 9 May

Antigone

  • Directed by: Marcus Romer
  • Written by: Sophocles

Marcus Romer directs Roy Williams' version of Sophocles' Greek tragedy.

Theatre Royal Stratford East, London E15

Wed 4 Mar

£6–£22.50

  • 14:00 Antigone Theatre Royal Stratford East, London

Sat 7 Mar

£6–£22.50

  • 15:00 Antigone Theatre Royal Stratford East, London

Wed 11 Mar

£6–£22.50

  • 14:00 Antigone Theatre Royal Stratford East, London

Sat 14 Mar

£6–£22.50

  • 15:00 Antigone Theatre Royal Stratford East, London

Bags of Art

Collect a bag of art activities from the art station, and you and your family can explore the gallery with its help and make your own art. Ages 4–12.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Sun 15 Mar

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Bags of Art Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Sun 19 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Bags of Art Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Sun 17 May

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Bags of Art Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Blues, Rhythm and Rock Festival 2

A festival of blues, rock and R&B with performances from Aynsley Lister, Larry Miller, Danny Bryant, Laurence Jones, Matt Woosey and headliner Chantel McGregor.

St Ives Guildhall

Sun 10 May

Westlands Sports And Social Club, Yeovil

Sat 9 May

£24 / 01935 848380

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C2C: Country To Country

Country music extravaganza.

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Sat 7 Mar

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 0202

With Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Brandy Clark and Plus Artist to be Announced.

Sun 8 Mar

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 0202

With Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean, Brantley Gilbert and Kip Moore.

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs

  • Written by: Nicole Lewis

Les Petits Theatre Company and Greenwich Theatre present the tale of young Flinn who finds a pirate in his cupboard – and embarks on a swashbuckling adventure!

Borough Theatre, Abergavenny

Sat 14 Mar

£7.50 ( £28) / 01873 850805

The Castle, Wellingborough

Wed 1 Apr

£8 / 01933 270007

EM Forster Theatre, Tonbridge School

Sun 15 Mar

£7.50 / 01732 304241

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Dreamboats and Miniskirts

  • Written by: Maurice Gran

Musical sequel to Dreamboats And Petticoats written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, which follows an aspiring vocal duo, who must adapt their style to succeed during the advent of the Beatles and the Mersey sound. Featuring the hits 'Twist & Shout', 'Handy Man', 'Pretty Woman' and 'One Fine Day'.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 12 Mar

£10–£44.50

Sat 14 Mar

£10–£44.50

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 29 Jul

£10–£35 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 1 Aug

£10–£35 / 0844 847 2325

Embassy Theatre, Skegness

Wed 13 May

£15–£30 / 0845 674 0505

Sat 16 May

£15–£30 / 0845 674 0505

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Enlightened! A Walking Tour of Edinburgh's New Town in the Age of Reason

Explore the New Town with Enlightened! walking tours and learn about how clever Edinburgh's people of yore were. Booking is essential.

Dundas House, Edinburgh

Tue 3 Mar

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

Tue 10 Mar

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

Tue 17 Mar

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

…and 6 more dates until 28 Apr

Giselle

Royal New Zealand Ballet present the tragic story of lovers Giselle and Albrecht and the evil Wilis, merciless spirits of jilted woman who seek revenge on men by forcing them until they die of exhaustion.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Thu 29 Oct

£13.50–£42.50 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 31 Oct

£13.50–£42.50 / 0131 529 6000

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Glasgow Kids Comedy Club

Live comedy for younger fans, particularly those aged 8–12. Every month a selection of comedians tweaks their material for the toughest audience on the planet. No under 5s; all kids must be accompanied by an adult.

The Stand, Glasgow

Sat 14 Mar

£5 / 0844 335 8879

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

Sat 21 Mar

£5 / 0844 335 8879

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

Sat 28 Mar

£5 / 0844 335 8879

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

Sat 4 Apr

£4 / 0844 335 8879

Jake Olson Class

Learn more about photograph and editing from someone who knows what they're talking about.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens And Glasshouses

Tue 26 May

£395 / 01214 541860

Wed 27 May

Sold out / 01214 541860

Leamington Spa Opera Group: HMS Pinafore

  • Written by: Gilbert & Sullivan

Gilbert and Sullivan's comic operetta set on board a ship and tells the tale of the Captain's daughter falling in love with a lowly sailor.

Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Sat 21 Mar

£18.50–£19.50; £19–£20; £20–£21 / 01604 624 811

Lunchtime Music Series: March 2015: Schubert, Poulenc

  • Written by: Poulenc

Oboist Eleanor Tinlin and pianist Finnegan Downie Dear, from the Royal Academy of Music, perform Poulenc's Sonata For Oboe And Piano and Schubert's Night And Dreams.

The Castle, Wellingborough

Fri 20 Mar

£10 / 01933 270007

Ruby Wax: Sane New World

Ruby's new show is all about sanity and how we can cling onto it.

St James Theatre, London SW1E

Thu 5 Mar

£20–£30 / 0844 264 2140

Sat 7 Mar

£20–£30 / 0844 264 2140

Thu 12 Mar

£20–£30 / 0844 264 2140

Sat 14 Mar

£20–£30 / 0844 264 2140

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