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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

One Man Breaking Bad

  • 3 stars

One man. Sixty minutes. Sixty episodes. Shedloads of knowledge. Miles Allen brings TV smash Breaking Bad to life, all by himself.

Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe

Mon 30 Mar

£18.50 / 01494 512000

The Science of Game of Thrones

A new series of dazzling skullduggery, bloodshed and frozen-zombie-warrior-creatures begins! Join us for an evening of Ice and Fire (though if we're honest about it, mostly Fire). Award-winning comedian Helen Keen and explosive science communicator *Ian Simmons *from Newcastle's Centre for Life, bring you experiments and…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 10 Apr

£8 (£6) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

An Evening with Pam Ayres

A cosy evening of poetry, stories and incredible wit from the lady herself.

Corn Exchange, King's Lynn

Fri 17 Apr

Phone for prices / 01553 764864

Electric Palace Bridport

Mon 30 Mar

£24.50; £22.50 adv / 01308 428 354

The Hawth, Crawley

Fri 3 Apr

£23 / 01293 553636

Mon 13 Apr

£23 / 01293 553636

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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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Sarah Millican: Outsider

You'll know her face from talking about cake and cats on the telly, so here's another chance to see the Millican phenomenon in full flight live on stage. It was Sarah Millican's Not Nice that brought the Geordie lass to the public's attention, after her show won if.comedy's Best Newcomer at the 2008 Edinburgh Festival.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Wed 7 Sep 2016

£26 / 01970 623 232

Alban Arena, St Albans

Sun 20 Mar 2016

£25 / 01727 844488

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sat 16 Jan 2016

£25 / 01256 844244

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Diamond Masterclass

Join a team of experts to learn all about diamonds and metals. With wine and nibbles.

Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh

Thu 9 Apr

Free / 0131 553 1131

Thu 14 May

Free / 0131 553 1131

Thu 11 Jun

Free / 0131 553 1131

…and 5 more dates until 12 Nov

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

Embassy Theatre, Skegness

Mon 11 May

£15–£30 / 0845 674 0505

Tue 12 May

£15–£30 / 0845 674 0505

Wed 13 May

£15–£30 / 0845 674 0505

…and 3 more dates until 16 May

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Mon 13 Apr

Ashcroft Theatre

£23.25–£31.25 / 020 8688 9291

Tue 14 Apr

Ashcroft Theatre

£23.25–£31.25 / 020 8688 9291

Wed 15 Apr

Ashcroft Theatre

£23.25–£31.25 / 020 8688 9291

…and 3 more dates until 18 Apr

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Moscow City Ballet: Swan Lake

  • Directed by: Natalia Ryzhenko
  • Written by: Natalia Ryzhenko

Tchaikovsky's romantic tragedy about the Prince Siegfried, his love Odette, and the evil spell cast upon them by Von Rothbart and Odile. Directed by Natalia Ryzhenko and Victor Smirnov-Golovanov.

Baths Hall, Scunthorpe

Fri 10 Apr

£17.50–£31.50 / 0844 854 2776

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Simple Minds

The Scotrock stalwarts make the rounds on this greatest hits tour, following their popular 5x5 tour in 2012.

Brighton Dome

Tue 14 Apr

£49.50 / 01273 709709

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Tue 21 Apr

£49.50 / 01223 357851

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Sat 25 Apr

£39.50–£49.50 / 01702 351135

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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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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

Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Sun 26 Apr

£21.50 / 01253 290190

Howden Park Centre, Livingston

Mon 11 May

£20 / 01506 777666

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Big Country

A re-formed configuration of the veteran Scotrockers whose hits include 'Fields of Fire' and 'In a Big Country'. They are joined on this leg of the tour by special guests Stevie Agnew, Dave Sharp and Simon Hugh.

229 The Venue, London W1W

Fri 9 Oct

£25 / 020 7323 7229

Assembly Hall, Worthing

Sat 20 Jun

£24.50 / 01903 206206

The Assembly, Leamington Spa

Sat 26 Sep

£20 / 0845 888 7581

  • 19:00 – 23:00 Big Country The Assembly, Leamington Spa

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Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham

Wed 21 Oct

£17–£26 / 0871 945 6000

Thu 22 Oct

£17–£26 / 0871 945 6000

Fri 23 Oct

£17–£26 / 0871 945 6000

…and 4 more dates until 30 Oct

Braehead Arena, Glasgow

Fri 25 Sep

£16–£41 / 0844 499 1700

Sat 26 Sep

£16–£41 / 0844 499 1700

Wed 30 Sep

£16–£41 / 0844 499 1700

…and 3 more dates until 3 Oct

Manchester Arena

Wed 14 Oct

£16–£41 / 0844 847 8000

Thu 15 Oct

£16–£41 / 0844 847 8000

Fri 16 Oct

£16–£41 / 0844 847 8000

…and 2 more dates until 18 Oct

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The Life & Music of Jim Reeves

Al Grant takes on Jim Reeves, singing all the favourites like 'Welcome to my World', 'Moonlight & Roses' and 'Danny Boy'.

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Mon 20 Apr

£18.50–£19.50 / 020 8561 8371

Buccleuch Centre, Langholm

Tue 14 Apr

£19.50 (£18) / 01387 381196

The Customs House, South Shields

Thu 16 Apr

£18 / 0191 454 1234

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The Chuckles Of Oz

The Chuckle Brothers present their unique take on the famous musical in which Dorothy goes to see the wizard. To me. To You. Etc.

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Sat 4 Apr

£13.50–£15.50 (Children £10–£12) / 01902 429212

Cosmic Charlies Play Grateful Dead Live @ Brooklyn Bowl

Europe's premier Grateful Dead tribute play two sets of jammed-out psychedelic rock and roll live at the Brooklyn Bowl @ the O2, Greenwich. Celebrate 50 years of the Grateful Dead experience as it's meant to be - 100% live.

Brooklyn Bowl, London SE10

Sat 11 Apr

£8 / 020 7412 8778

Navi: Michael Jackson Tribute

Tribute act who has actually worked with the King of Pop.

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Fri 5 Jun

£17.25–£24.25 (£15.25–£22.25) / 02476 553055

The Jazz Cafe, London NW1

Thu 4 Jun

£16 / 0844 847 2514

Opera House & Winter Gardens, Blackpool

Sat 21 Nov

£10–£19 / 0870 380 1111

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Stick Man

  • Directed by: Sally Cookson
  • Written by: Benji Bower (music)

Scamp Theatre bring Julia Donaldson’s popular picture book to life in this engaging family show.

Theatre Royal, Winchester

Sat 11 Apr

£12; £10.50 Schools/Groups ( £44) / 01962 840440

  • 17:00 – 18:00 Stick Man Theatre Royal, Winchester

Boogie Nights: The 70s Musical

New College Lanarkshire present the musical tale of Roddy O'Neil and the disco decade.

The Town House, Hamilton

Tue 31 Mar

£10 / 01698 452299

Wed 1 Apr

£10 / 01698 452299

Thu 2 Apr

£10 / 01698 452299

Fri 3 Apr

£10 / 01698 452299

Des Bishop: Made in China

  • 4 stars

Des Bishop shares anecdotes from his time in China attempting to learn enough Chinese to perform stand-up in Mandarin.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Tue 31 Mar

Downstairs

prices vary / 020 7478 0100

Wed 1 Apr

Downstairs

prices vary / 020 7478 0100

Thu 2 Apr

Downstairs

prices vary / 020 7478 0100

…and 7 more dates until 11 Apr

The Elvis Years

See the world champion Elvis impersonator, Mario Kombou, in action singing over 40 of the King's hits from a period spanning over two decades.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Thu 25 Jun

£21 / 01727 844488

Caird Hall, Dundee

Thu 16 Apr

£20 / 01382 434940

£20 (£18) / 01382 434940

Eden Court Theatre and Cinema, Inverness

Fri 17 Apr

01463 234234

Sat 18 Apr

01463 234234

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