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Nick Cave

He's calling it a solo tour but the brooding singer is accompanied by a backing band of current and former Bad Seed members.

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Tue 28 Apr

£41–£61 / 0844 871 3014

Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London W6

Sat 2 May

£60 / 0844 249 4300

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Sun 3 May

£40–£77 / 020 7589 8212

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The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

  • Directed by: Steven Hoggett
  • Written by: Simon Stephens (adapt)

Simon Stephens's adaptation of the darkly humorous book by Mark Haddon presented by National Theatre.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Tue 26 May

£21.50–£42.50 / 0844 338 5000

Wed 27 May

£21.50–£42.50 / 0844 338 5000

Thu 28 May

£21.50–£42.50 / 0844 338 5000

…and 8 more dates until 6 Jun

Bristol Hippodrome

Tue 4 Aug

£9.75–£35 / 0844 847 2325

Wed 5 Aug

£10–£35 / 0844 847 2325

Thu 6 Aug

£10–£35 / 0844 847 2325

…and 2 more dates until 8 Aug

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Mon 8 Jun

£14.50–£32.50 (£10.50–£32.50) / 0116 242 3595

Tue 9 Jun

£14.50–£32.50 (£10.50–£32.50) / 0116 242 3595

Wed 10 Jun

£14.50–£32.50 (£10.50–£32.50) / 0116 242 3595

…and 3 more dates until 13 Jun

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Dirty Dusting

Three senior cleaning ladies embark on a brand new business venture together – a telephone sex line.

The Brindley, Runcorn

Sun 24 May

£21 / 0151 907 8360

Howden Park Centre, Livingston

Mon 11 May

£20 / 01506 777666

Lichfield Garrick

Thu 30 Apr

£20 / 01543 412121

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Shafted!

A new comedy by renowned playwright John Godber.

East Riding Theatre, Beverley

Tue 28 Apr

£14

  • 19:30 – 22:00 Shafted! East Riding Theatre, Beverley

Wed 29 Apr

£14

  • 19:30 – 22:00 Shafted! East Riding Theatre, Beverley

Thu 30 Apr

£14

  • 19:30 – 22:00 Shafted! East Riding Theatre, Beverley
…and 8 more dates until 9 May

Magners' Summer Nights

The second annual Magners-sponsored festival features a series of live music gigs in Glasgow and Edinburgh open-air venues. The lineup features Roddy Frame, Glasvegas, James, The Flaming Lips, The Waterboys, Echo & the Bunnymen, King Creosote, Joan Armatrading and Ben Folds with yMusic.

Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre, Glasgow

Thu 6 Aug

£25–£35

Fri 7 Aug

£25–£35

Sat 8 Aug

£25–£35

…and 3 more dates until 15 Aug

Ross Theatre Bandstand, Edinburgh

Wed 26 Aug

£32.50–£40

Thu 27 Aug

£32.50–£40

Fri 28 Aug

£32.50–£40

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52 Shades of Maggie

The sequel to 51 Shades of Maggie follows Maggie Muff and her pal Sally-Ann as they try to organise a party in the pub. Will things go as planned? What do you think?

Albert Halls, Stirling

Thu 21 May

£20–£22.50 / 01786 473544

Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

Fri 8 May

£20 / 01383 740384

Barrfields Theatre, Largs

Sat 9 May

£16 / 01475 689777

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Snap Disco

Disco courtesy of local DJ Leroy in the main hall and workshops run by The Youth Service in the Hang Out on the ground floor.

Princes Hall, Aldershot

Fri 29 May

£6–£7 / 01252 329155

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

This unique event draws crowds (and performers) from all over the world with massed pipes and drums, massed military bands, display teams, dancers and the haunting lament of the Lone Piper set against the magnificent backcloth of Edinburgh Castle.

Castle Esplanade, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Sat 8 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Mon 10 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

…and 17 more dates until 29 Aug

Just Macbeth

An adaptation of Shakespeare's tale of ambition and witchcraft. Written by Andy Griffiths for the Australian Theatre Company Bell Shakespeare and presented in the UK by Teatro.

The Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa

Fri 1 May

£6.50 (£3.50) / 01926 334 418

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The Vote

  • Directed by: Josie Rourke
  • Written by: James Graham

A collaborative drama from James Graham and Josie Rourke, about the process of voting during a national election. The play is due to be broadcast live on television during the final ninety minutes of the General Election, in May 2015.

Donmar Warehouse, London WC2H

Tue 28 Apr

Tickets available by a ballot / 0844 871 7624

  • 19:30 The Vote Donmar Warehouse, London

Wed 29 Apr

Tickets available by a ballot / 0844 871 7624

  • 19:30 The Vote Donmar Warehouse, London

Thu 30 Apr

Tickets available by a ballot / 0844 871 7624

  • 19:30 The Vote Donmar Warehouse, London
…and 6 more dates until 7 May

Yesbar Virgins

Raw comedy talent from some of the best up-and-comers, hosted by Graham Barrie.

Yesbar, Glasgow

Thu 30 Apr

£3 / 0141 204 0060

Thu 7 May

£3 / 0141 204 0060

Thu 14 May

£3 / 0141 204 0060

…and 87 more dates until 12 Jan 2017

Grumpy Old Women: Fifty Shades of Beige

Jenny Eclair and her fellow funny people Susie Blake and Kate Robbins present a brand new show.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Sun 3 May

£22.50 / 01727 844488

Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl

Wed 29 Apr

£22.50 / 01656 815995

Grand Theatre, Swansea

Sat 2 May

£23 / 01792 475715

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Jungle Book

Groundlings Theatre present their adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's short story collection. No allocated seating is available. Please take a cushion.

Groundlings Theatre, Portsmouth

Tue 28 Apr

£14 (£12; £10 mems; Children £10; £12; £42) / 023 9273 7370

Wed 29 Apr

£14 (£12; £10 mems; Children £10; £12; £42) / 023 9273 7370

Thu 30 Apr

£14 (£12; £10 mems; Children £10; £12; £42) / 023 9273 7370

…and 3 more dates until 3 May

Only Fools And Three Courses

Fun night of comedy and good food with the characters of Only Fools and Horses. Marlene and Boycie are hosting a Gala Dinner, but will things go to plan with Del, Rodney and Uncle Albert on the guest list? Don't sit under the chandelier, though.

Best Western Marks Tey Hotel, Colchester

Fri 10 Jul

£34.95

The Centenary Pavilion At Leeds United AFC Ltd

Fri 8 May

£35 (includes meal, show and disco) / 0871 334 1919

Denton Lounge, Worthing

Tue 2 Jun

£39.50 (price includes a three-course meal)

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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.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Thu 11 Jun

£22.50–£24.50 / 01727 844488

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Tue 2 Jun

£23–£40

Baths Hall, Scunthorpe

Thu 30 Apr

£24.50 / 0844 854 2776

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The Graduettes

Live sitcom focusing on the lives of three girls who graduate and then realise that life is not exactly what Sex and the City promised them

Lansdowne Church (Websters Theatre), Glasgow

Tue 28 Apr

£9 (£8) / 0141 337 2311

Wed 29 Apr

£9 (£8) / 0141 337 2311

Thu 30 Apr

£9 (£8) / 0141 337 2311

Fri 1 May

£9 (£8) / 0141 337 2311

Roy Chubby Brown

Blue comedy from man branded 'too rude for television'. Never mind the comedy, that patchwork jacket is hardly fit for public consumption.

Altrincham Garrick Playhouse

Thu 11 Jun

£20 / 0161 928 1677

The Assembly, Leamington Spa

Sat 16 May

£19 / 0845 888 7581

Bingley Arts Centre

Sat 13 Jun

£20 / 01274 567983

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…and at 34 other places

Christina Bianco: Party of One

Theatre Bench Broadway performer and YouTube sensation Christina Bianco takes you on a hilarious musical comedy journey, showing you what led her to become a multi-faceted, multi-voiced party of one! Christina performs an eclectic selection of your favourite pop, standard and Broadway tunes in her own voice as well as…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Spiegeltent Colombino

£8 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Spiegeltent Colombino

£8 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Spiegeltent Colombino

£14 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 8 more dates until 16 Aug

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'.

Bristol Hippodrome

Mon 27 Jul

£10–£35 / 0844 847 2325

Tue 28 Jul

£10–£35 / 0844 847 2325

Wed 29 Jul

£10–£35 / 0844 847 2325

…and 3 more dates until 1 Aug

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Mon 5 Oct

£15.25–£35.25 / 08441 717620

Tue 6 Oct

£15.25–£35.25 / 08441 717620

Wed 7 Oct

£15.25–£35.25 / 08441 717620

…and 3 more dates until 10 Oct

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Mon 6 Jul

£24.50–£29.50; £27.50–£32.50 / 01702 351135

Tue 7 Jul

£24.50–£29.50; £27.50–£32.50 / 01702 351135

Wed 8 Jul

£24.50–£29.50; £27.50–£32.50 / 01702 351135

…and 3 more dates until 11 Jul

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Hexentanz – A Celebration Of Valpurgis Night

A celebration of Walpurgis Night, the northern European festival on which witches traditionally gather to be mutually supportive and to do, you know, witch-type things.

The Islington Metal Works, London EC1V

Thu 30 Apr

£10–£18

No trainers, t-shirts or hats, as they attract the unwelcome of night creatures. Dress in black, white or both.

When Life Gets Difficult, Just Laugh and Move Foward

Motivational talk with plenty of humour from speaker Valerie Maclennan.

The National Piping Centre, Glasgow

Wed 20 May

£8 / 0141 353 0220

Bedford Proms 2015

Popular classics and film scores from a host of performers.

Bedford Park

Sat 1 Aug

£23.50 for early bird tickets; 29.50 after (Children £3.50; Under 5s free) / 020 3137 6166

Out-Spoken

A night of poetry and live music.

The Forge, London NW1

Tue 28 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7383 7808

Out-Spoken invites the UK’s leading poets, rappers, and musicians to share their art at a monthly showcase.

Tue 26 May

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7383 7808

Out-Spoken invites the UK’s leading poets, rappers, and musicians to share their art at a monthly showcase.

Tue 30 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7383 7808

Out-Spoken invites the UK’s leading poets, rappers, and musicians to share their art at a monthly showcase.

Evita

A theatrical performance.

Riverside Theatre, University Of Ulster, Coleraine

Tue 28 Apr

£14; £13; £18; £16.50 / 028 7032 3232

  • 20:00 Evita Riverside Theatre, University Of Ulster, Coleraine

Wed 29 Apr

£14; £13; £18; £16.50 / 028 7032 3232

  • 20:00 Evita Riverside Theatre, University Of Ulster, Coleraine

Thu 30 Apr

£14; £13; £18; £16.50 / 028 7032 3232

  • 20:00 Evita Riverside Theatre, University Of Ulster, Coleraine
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