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Zippo's Circus: The Magnificent Top Hat

Zippo's Circus celebrates more than 250 years of circus entertainment with amazing acts of acrobatics, comic clowns and daredevils.

Bannister's Field, Guildford

Wed 2 Oct

£10.50–£27.50 (Children £9–£21.50) / 0871 210 2100

Thu 3 Oct

£10.50–£27.50 (Children £9–£21.50) / 0871 210 2100

Fri 4 Oct

£10.50–£27.50 (Children £9–£21.50) / 0871 210 2100

…and 2 more dates until 6 Oct

Eel Brook Common, Fulham, London

Fri 6 Sep

£10.50–£27.50 (Children £9–£21.50) / 0871 210 2100

Sat 7 Sep

£10.50–£27.50 (Children £9–£21.50) / 0871 210 2100

Sun 8 Sep

£10.50–£27.50 (Children £9–£21.50) / 0871 210 2100

Mon 9 Sep

£10.50–£27.50 (Children £9–£21.50) / 0871 210 2100

Elgin City Football Club

Wed 17 Jul

£10.50–£27.50 (Children £9–£21.50) / 0871 210 2100

Thu 18 Jul

£10.50–£27.50 (Children £9–£21.50) / 0871 210 2100

Fri 19 Jul

£10.50–£27.50 (Children £9–£21.50) / 0871 210 2100

…and 2 more dates until 21 Jul

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Jess Glynne

The British singer-songwriter made famous for her vocals on other artists records tours her solo work after featuring on two number one hit singles, Clean Bandit's 'Rather Be' and Route 94's 'My Love'.

Bitts Park, Carlisle

Sun 4 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 01288 625545

Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay

Sun 7 Jul

£45–£50

Eirias Stadium, Colwyn Bay

Sun 7 Jul

£49.50–£55

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Cirque du Soleil: Toruk

New Cirque du Soleil show inspired by James Cameron's Avatar.

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Sat 29 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 0202

Sun 30 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 0202

Gangsta Granny

Heartbreak Productions adapts David Walliams' beloved book to the stage.

Brodie Castle, Forres

Sun 7 Jul

£11.50–£16.50 / 0844 493 2156

  • 15:00 – 17:30

Hartland Abbey, Hartland, Bideford

Mon 5 Aug

£14.30 / 01237 441264

Pollok House, Glasgow

Sat 27 Jul

£11.50–£16.50 / 0141 616 6410

  • 15:00 – 19:00

Fri 16 Aug

£11.50–£16.50 / 0844 493 2202

  • 17:00 – 20:30

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Let's Rock!

The ultimate eighties festival with a bangin line-up of retro artist types.

The Quarry, Shrewsbury

Sat 13 Jul

£46.20 (Children free) / 01743 358657

Southampton Common

Sat 6 Jul

£46.20 (Children free)

Little Fix

A tribute band powering through Little Mix's biggest pop hits. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

Concert Hall, Dudley

Sun 27 Oct

Children £14 / 01384 812812

East Kilbride Village Theatre

Sat 10 Aug

01355 248669

The Town House, Hamilton

Sat 28 Sep

£16 (£14; Family £55) / 01698 452299

Madhead

The National Youth Dance Company perform a fusion of contemporary dance, physical theatre and hip-hop in this piece created by their Guest Artistic Director, Botis Seva.

Dance City, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 29 Jun

£13 (£11; Students and under 18s £8) / 0191 261 0505

Midsommar

The story follows a young couple visiting an isolated Swedish village; over the course of their vacation, they discover that its residents participate in an eccentric set of seasonal traditions. The recent death of the main character's parents casts a sense of dread over the proceedings. Written by A$H

Belmont Filmhouse, Aberdeen

Fri 5 Jul

01224 343500

Sat 6 Jul

01224 343500

Sun 7 Jul

01224 343500

…and 11 more dates until 18 Jul

Vue Blackburn

Thu 4 Jul

08712 240 240

Vue Camberley

Thu 4 Jul

08712 240 240

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One Night of Queen

Tribute to Freddie Mercury et al, starring Gary Mullen – winner of ITV's Stars in Their Eyes – and his band the Works, bringing you all the Queen hits. The band have performed across the globe, including two shows at BBC Proms in the Park.

Hamilton Park Racecourse

Thu 27 Jun

£1520 / 01698 283806

Al Murray: Landlord of Hope and Glory

A brand new show from everyone's favourite bigoted landlord, Al Murray, star of Happy Hour. Please only cheer at the irony and stay in your house if you actually hate the French.

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Fri 2 Aug

Palais du Variete

£19.50 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Palais du Variete

£19.50 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Palais du Variete

£19.50 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 11 Aug

The Camberley Theatre

Sat 29 Jun

£31.80 / 01276 707600

Theatre Royal, Winchester

Sun 30 Jun

£32.80 / 01962 840440

Bloc Party

Post-punk politicists from London.

Spillers Wharf, Newcastle upon Tyne

Fri 12 Jul

£41.25 / 08444 771000

Gyles Brandreth: Break a Leg

Actor, author, One Show reporter, former MP and government whip tours his new one man show about all things theatrical.

Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot

Sun 30 Jun

£20 / 01235 515144

Hertford Theatre

Sun 28 Jul

£20 / 01992 531500

Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Sun 14 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 01743 281281

Hair: The Musical

Loud, proud and colourful 60s musical set in anti-Vietnam America.

King's Theatre, Glasgow

Thu 8 Aug

£13–£35 / 0844 871 7648

Sat 10 Aug

£13–£35 / 0844 871 7648

Milton Keynes Theatre

Wed 17 Jul

£25–£35 / 0844 871 7652

Sat 20 Jul

£25–£35 / 0844 871 7652

New Theatre, Oxford

Wed 26 Jun

£13–£40 / 0844 871 3020

Sat 29 Jun

£13–£40 / 0844 871 3020

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Horrible Histories: The Awful Egyptians

Run – tell your mummies – the Egyptians are coming. Straight outta Ancient Egypt come facts about the pyramids and pharaohs in the stage version of Terry Deary's best-selling children's history books.

Bristol Hippodrome

Thu 25 Jul

£13–£25 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 27 Jul

£13–£25 / 0844 847 2325

Creative Innovation Centre CIC, Taunton

Tue 6 Aug

£17.83 / 01823 337477

Thu 8 Aug

£17.83 / 01823 337477

Fri 9 Aug

£17.83 / 01823 337477

…and 12 more dates until 30 Aug

Kings Theatre, Portsmouth

Sat 16 Nov

£18.50 (£16.50) / 02392 828282

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Revolution Pro Wrestling

Wrestling evening.

The 1865, Southampton

Sun 11 Aug

£16.50–£22 / 023 8022 2605

Cheltenham Town Hall

Sun 18 Aug

£22–£44 / 0844 576 2210

Aidan Greene: Eternal Sunshine of the Stammering Man

Aidan Greene / PBH's Free Fringe Award-winning Irish comedian Aidan Greene is a person who stutters. But what if he wasn’t? Is it better to have stammered and changed or to never have stammered at all? Come learn how having a disability can shape you into the person you become. For better, or worse. Rapid-fire comedy…

The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh

Sat 3 Aug

Cinema Room

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Cinema Room

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Mon 5 Aug

Cinema Room

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

Diversity

  • Written by: Ashley Banjo

Street dance skills from the winners of the third series of Britain's Got Talent, still going strong.

Bournemouth International Centre

Sat 12 Oct

£79–£125 / 0844 576 3000

Brighton Centre

Sun 27 Oct

£28.50–£38.50 / 0844 847 1515

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Sun 13 Oct

£28.50–£125 / 01702 351135

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The Jimmy Shand Story

Brandon McPhee leads a celebration of the life and music of the Scottish accordion player. Narration by film and TV star Dave Anderson.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sat 26 Oct

New Auditorium

£23.65 (includes booking fee) / 0141 353 8000

Kinky Boots

  • Directed by: Jerry Mitchell
  • Written by: Harvey Fierstein, Cyndi Lauper (music & lyrics)

A man reluctantly inherits a shoe factory. To turn the business around he enlists the help of the stiletto-clad Lola. Tony and Grammy award-winning feel-good musical by Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper.

Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin

Thu 22 Aug

€20–€65

Sat 24 Aug

€20–€65

Tue 27 Aug

€20–€65

…and 2 more dates until 31 Aug

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Thu 5 Sep

£24.50 / 023 8071 1811

Sat 7 Sep

£24.50 / 023 8071 1811

Thu 12 Sep

£24.50 / 023 8071 1811

Sat 14 Sep

£24.50 / 023 8071 1811

Milton Keynes Theatre

Wed 30 Oct

£13–£80.50 / 0844 871 7652

Sat 2 Nov

£13–£80.50 / 0844 871 7652

Wed 6 Nov

£13–£80.50 / 0844 871 7652

Sat 9 Nov

£13–£80.50 / 0844 871 7652

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Mayhem At Mick`s - Punk On The Farm 2019

Back on The FARM FOR 2019…..!!! IT'S MAYHEM @ MICK`S - PUNK ON THE FARM THE BEST KEPT SECRET IN THE PUNK ROCK CALENDAR… Yet another weekend of some good old kickass punk rock n roll…!!! Set in the Beautiful Leicestershire Countryside IN A COWSHED……….!!!!! 12 bands… FREE PARKING & CAMPING, bring ya own beer… what…

Rose Farm, Fleckney

Fri 5 Jul

£22–£43.20

Sat 6 Jul

£22–£43.20

Ministry of Sound - The Annual Classical

Dance and club anthems get an orchestral makeover.

Chelmsford City Racecourse

Sat 31 Aug

£38.50 / 01245 360300

Reginald D Hunter

Mick Perrin Worldwide Reginald D Hunter returns to the Fringe this summer with his highly anticipated new show. For over 20 years his searingly honest material has garnered him a cross-generational fan base. TV appearances have included Have I Got News for You?, and two series of BBC Two's hugely popular Reginald D…

National Maritime Museum, London SE10

Sat 7 Sep

£22–£27.50 (£11) / 020 8858 4422

Queen Square, Bristol

Sat 6 Jul

£22–£27.50 (£11)

Russian State Ballet: Swan Lake

  • Written by: Russian State Ballet

Tchaikovsky's magical score accompanies this tale of mystery and romance with spellbinding ballet dancing from the Russian State Ballet.

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Sun 5 Jan 2020

£41.75–£52.75 / 0844 907 9000

Darlington Hippodrome

Sat 25 Jan 2020

£45.13 / 01325 486555

De Montfort Hall, Leicester

Sat 29 Feb 2020

£39.75–£47.38 / 0116 233 3111

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Sixties Gold: 50th Anniversary Show

Stars of the most swingin' decade of them all perform their golden hits. Featuring Gerry & the Pacemakers, The Searchers, PJ Proby, The Fortunes and Brian Poole & Chip Hawkes.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Sun 6 Oct

£35 / 01727 844488

The Brunton, Musselburgh

Sat 9 Nov

£37.80 / 0131 665 2240

Straight Outta Poynton Music & Performance Festival

With live music from all genres, street food, outside performers, bars and DJs. Proceeds towards the purchase of a permanent PA for The Centre to support the vibrant music and performing arts culture of the village. This is something very different; not to be missed.

Poynton Community Centre, Stockport

Sat 29 Jun

£10