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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.

Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Mon 20 Jul

£9.50–£24 / 01322 220000

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

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Sat 13 Jun

£25 / 01892 530613

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Tue 2 Jun

£23–£40

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101 Reasons Why I #@%$ Katie Hopkins

DBS Productions Katie Hopkins! The human incarnation of Marmite. Love her or hate her, she never fails to deliver a reaction. But is she really that bad? Is she our pantomime baddie? Or just a strongly outspoken, mildly famous woman? Join this stay at home, Birkenstock wearing, vanilla opinionated Mum on her journey as…

Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

International 2

£8 / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

International 2

£8 / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

International 2

£8 / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 30 Aug

Amped

Indie, electro, alternative and pop.

The Borderline, London W1D

Fri 22 May

£4 / 0870 060 3777

Fri 29 May

£4 / 0870 060 3777

Fri 5 Jun

£4 / 0870 060 3777

…and 13 more dates until 4 Sep

Belle & Sebastian

Scotland's much loved purveyors of jangling indie magic perform tracks from their latest album Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance.

Somerset House, London WC2R

Sat 18 Jul

£29.50 / 020 7845 4600

With C Duncan. Part of Summer Series at Somerset House.

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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'. Following the success of their 30th Anniversary ‘Steeltown’ Tour Big Country present their 'Travelling Medicine Acoustic Show', playing acoustic versions of their big hits.

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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Bugsy Malone: The Musical

scintillating musical performed by WYTKidz

Wadhurst Commemoration Hall

Sat 23 May

£5–£7

Dead Simple

  • Directed by: Ian Talbot
  • Written by: Peter James (book)

Adaptation of novelist Peter James's latest work.

Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Mon 13 Jul

£26.50–£29.50 / 01903 206206

£26.50–£29.50 (£24.50–£27.50; £13) / 01903 206206

  • 19:30 – 22:00 Dead Simple Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Tue 14 Jul

£26.50–£29.50 (£24.50–£27.50; £13) / 01903 206206

  • 19:30 – 22:00 Dead Simple Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Wed 15 Jul

£26.50–£29.50 (£24.50–£27.50; £13) / 01903 206206

  • 19:30 – 22:00 Dead Simple Connaught Theatre, Worthing
…and 3 more dates until 18 Jul

Hall For Cornwall, Truro

Mon 15 Jun

£17.50–£29.50 / 01872 262466

Tue 16 Jun

£17.50–£29.50 / 01872 262466

Wed 17 Jun

£17.50–£29.50 / 01872 262466

…and 3 more dates until 20 Jun

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Mon 6 Jul

£17.50–£26.50; £31–£33 Premier Seats; £21.50–£28.50; £31–£33 Premier Seats / 01227 787787

  • 19:30 – 22:00 Dead Simple The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Tue 7 Jul

£17.50–£26.50; £31–£33 Premier Seats; £21.50–£28.50; £31–£33 Premier Seats / 01227 787787

  • 19:30 – 22:00 Dead Simple The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Wed 8 Jul

£17.50–£26.50; £31–£33 Premier Seats; £21.50–£28.50; £31–£33 Premier Seats / 01227 787787

  • 19:30 – 22:00 Dead Simple The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
…and 3 more dates until 11 Jul

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The Gorms

Upbeat Scottish/Irish music.

Whiski, Edinburgh

Fri 22 May

Free / 0131 556 3095

  • 22:00 – 00:30 The Gorms Whiski, Edinburgh

Fri 29 May

Free / 0131 556 3095

  • 22:00 – 00:30 The Gorms Whiski, Edinburgh

Fri 5 Jun

Free / 0131 556 3095

  • 22:00 – 00:30 The Gorms Whiski, Edinburgh
…and 28 more dates until 18 Dec

Voca People

The YouTube sensations take their show on the road – expect a capella / beatboxing and mouth music like you've never heard before.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Sat 23 May

£20–£22 / 01727 844488

Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames

Sun 24 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 482 1556

Mon 25 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 482 1556

Rothes Halls, Glenrothes

Fri 29 May

Sold out / 01592 611101

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80s Mania

Top of the Pops and Radio One DJ Mike Read is the video roadshow host at this night dedicated to the best of the decade.

The Camberley Theatre

Fri 17 Jul

£20 / 01276 707600

Phoenix Theatre, Blyth

Sat 4 Jul

£17 / 01670 367228

The Trentham Estate, Stoke-on-Trent

Sat 18 Jul

Phone for prices, phone for availability

  • 19:30 – 22:00 80s Mania The Trentham Estate, Stoke-on-Trent

Bleep43 AV

A live modular synth and A/V show from master of electronic music suspense Anthony Child aka Surgeon and the visual artist/DJ/writer Ali Wade.

The Art School, Glasgow

Wed 1 Jul

£12 (£10)

Joining the line up is Konx-Om-Pax, the production alias of Tom Scholefield.

The Cube Microplex, Bristol

Thu 4 Jun

£13 adv / 0117 907 4190

Bred In Heaven: The Road To Twickers

  • Directed by: Michael Bogdanov
  • Written by: Jack Llewellyn

Frapetsus Productions presents a comedy based on the Rugby World Cup. Follow the story of a group of friends as they travel to see their team play at Twickenham.

New Theatre, Cardiff

Sat 23 May

£9–£78 / 029 2087 8889

Common People After Dark

House and techno courtesy of James Priestley, Giles Smith, Luca Pilato, Rhymos, Jody Hannan and Jordan McKinlay

Junk, Southampton

Sat 23 May

£7–£10 / 023 8033 5511

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Congo Natty

A fusion of dub, dubstep, techno and jungle from the underground artist.

KOKO, London NW1

Sat 13 Jun

£12.50–£19.50 / 0870 432 5527

With Sherwood & Pinch, Dj Krust and Om Unit.

Support comes from Sherwood & Pinch, DJ Krust and Om Unit.

O2 Academy Oxford

Sun 8 Nov

£10 / 0844 477 2000

Drum & Bass Arena 19th Birthday

A 19th birthday deserves 19 DJs which is exactly what this night entails.

Heaven, London WC2N

Sun 24 May

£17 / 0844 847 2351

Dylan Moran: Off the Hook

Moran plays up to the stereotype of the bumbling, drunken Irishman, but his comedy is much more intelligent than mere cliché-mongering: on stage he is uniquely charismatic, a foul-mouthed mixture of lovable and misanthropic, and always very, very funny. Moran'll be on your radar in a very big way if you know your…

Cheltenham Town Hall

Mon 25 May

£25 / 0844 576 2210

Tue 26 May

£25 / 0844 576 2210

Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London W6

Fri 29 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 249 4300

Sat 30 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 249 4300

The Forum, London NW5

Wed 27 May

£25 / 020 7428 4099

Thu 28 May

£25 / 020 7428 4099

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Eurovision Screening

Get ready to break out the sequins and pretend that you only like the music 'ironically': it's Eurovision time. Shown on the big screen, for big fans.

The Brass Monkey, Edinburgh

Sat 23 May

Free / 0131 556 1961

Bottle of Prosecco £9

The House Of Peroni May Residency

Peroni Nastro Azzurro brings Italy to London once more as The House of Peroni opens in May. Inspired by the Italian Piazza The House is heading east and transforming a space in Brick Lane into a metropolitan garden with food, drink, music and more.

The House Of Peroni, London E1

Fri 22 May

Free

Tue 26 May

Free

Wed 27 May

Free

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Joseph And His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

Retelling the biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including Those Canaan Days, Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door To Me.

Wyvern Theatre, Swindon

Fri 22 May

£18–£30.50 / 01793 524481

Sat 23 May

£18–£30.50 / 01793 524481

Let's Ceilidh!!

Join the Robert Fish Band for an evening of music and dance.

St Bride's Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 23 May

£10 (under 12s £6) / 0131 667 0592

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

Denton Lounge, Worthing

Tue 2 Jun

£39.50 (price includes a three-course meal)

Fox and Hounds Country Hotel, Chulmleigh

Fri 12 Jun

£40

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The Only Way Is Downton

  • Directed by: Owen Lewis
  • Written by: Luke Kempner

Brilliant parody from impressionist Luke Kempner.

Milford On Sea Village Community Centre, Lymington

Sat 23 May

Sold out / 01590 643393

Perth Concert Hall

Thu 28 May

£18 (£16; Children £16) / 01738 621031

Part of Perth Festival of the Arts 2015.

Table Manners

Talking Scarlet Theatre Company presents Alan Aychbourn's comic masterpiece, which follows six characters and a tangle of relationships over the course of a summer's weekend in a country house. The cast includes Anna Brecon, Marcus Hutton, Natasha Gray and David Callister.

Capitol, Horsham

Mon 29 Jun

£17.50–£19.50 / 01403 750 220

Tue 30 Jun

£17.50–£19.50 / 01403 750 220

Wed 1 Jul

£17.50–£19.50 / 01403 750 220

Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold

Sat 23 May

Anthony Hopkins Theatre

£16–£22 (£16–£20) / 0845 330 3565

Grand Theatre, Swansea

Tue 7 Jul

£9.50–£16 / 01792 475715

Wed 8 Jul

£9.50–£16 / 01792 475715

Thu 9 Jul

£9.50–£16 / 01792 475715

…and 2 more dates until 11 Jul

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