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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

Wed 27 May

£21.50–£42.50 / 0844 338 5000

Sat 30 May

£21.50–£42.50 / 0844 338 5000

Wed 3 Jun

£21.50–£42.50 / 0844 338 5000

Sat 6 Jun

£21.50–£42.50 / 0844 338 5000

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 5 Aug

£10–£35 / 0844 847 2325

Thu 6 Aug

£10–£35 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 8 Aug

£10–£36 / 0844 847 2325

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Thu 11 Jun

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

Sat 13 Jun

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

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Old Town Street Food Festival

Edinburgh gets on the street food train in a big way with a multi-vendor street food festival. Get your paws on a range of delish dishes as you jam out to over 20 acts.

The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Sun 3 May

Free / 0131 622 6802

Sun 24 May

Free / 0131 622 6802

Shafted!

A new comedy by renowned playwright John Godber.

East Riding Theatre, Beverley

Sun 3 May

£14

  • 14:00 – 16:30 Shafted! East Riding Theatre, Beverley

Sun 10 May

£14

  • 14:00 – 16:30 Shafted! East Riding Theatre, Beverley

Electric Frog & Pressure Riverside Festival

The Electric Frog crew and Pressure once again join forces to present their outdoor music festival. This year's line-up features Ricardo Villalobos, Sven Väth, Siriusmodeselektor (live), Len Faki, Julio Bashmore, Karenn (live), Robert Hood: Floorplan, Prosumer, Carl Craig, Nina Kraviz, Ben UFO, Joy Orbison, Midland…

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Fri 29 May

£35 for a day ticket; £60 for a weekend ticket / 0141 287 2720

Sat 30 May

£35 for a day ticket; £60 for a weekend ticket / 0141 287 2720

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?

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Sat 23 May

The Beacon Theatre

£20 / 01475 723723

Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

Sat 16 May

£21.50 / 01292 288235

Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 2 May

£22.50–£25 / 0141 332 1846

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Extreme Stunt Show Air Battle

An exciting stunt show where the Extreme Team take to the air to battle it out with performers defying gravity to perform stunts.

Avenue of Remembrance, Colchester

Sun 7 Jun

£6–£12

Beverley Racecourse

Sun 17 May

£6–£12

Cyfarthfa Park, Merthyr Tydfil

Sun 24 May

£6–£12

Mon 25 May

£6–£12

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Baby Loves Disco

Baby Loves Disco is a chance for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents to get their respective grooves on and enjoy some dayclubbing with real club DJs spinning retro and pop tunes. Chillout room, themed crafts, facepainting, healthy snacks and more – all included in the price, plus licensed bar for parents.

DNA, London SW11

Sat 30 May

£9.94–£144.19 / 07986 527947

Sat 27 Jun

£9.94–£144.19 / 07986 527947

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Jun

£8.94–£128.75 / 07986 527947

Hummingbird, Glasgow

Sun 10 May

£8.94–£128.75 / 07986 527947

Sun 14 Jun

£8.94–£128.75 / 07986 527947

ECA Third Year Show: Low Risk Occupiers

Third year Edinburgh College of Art students showcase their work.

St Margaret's House, Edinburgh

Tue 28 Apr

Free / 0131 661 1924

Wed 29 Apr

Free / 0131 661 1924

Thu 30 Apr

Free / 0131 661 1924

…and 2 more dates until 2 May

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

Dinosaur Zoo

Dinosaurs aren't extinct! They're just hiding out on the other side of the world. Dinosaur Zoo takes its Jurassic creations on tour with an opportunity for children to get right up close.

The Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare

Wed 29 Apr

£12.50–£15 / 01934 645544

Thu 30 Apr

£12.50–£15 / 01934 645544

The Forum, Barrow-in-Furness

Mon 21 Sep

£13–£15 / 01229 820000

Tue 22 Sep

£13–£15 / 01229 820000

Theatre Royal, Brighton

Fri 9 Oct

£13.50–£16 / 0870 060 6650

Sat 10 Oct

£13.50–£16 / 0870 060 6650

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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

Sat 2 May

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

Sun 3 May

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

Eleni Kalorkoti

Work by Edinburgh-born illustrator whose work has appeared in the New York Times and publications by the V&A and Random House.

Hula Juice Bar and Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 28 Apr

Free / 0131 220 1121

Wed 29 Apr

Free / 0131 220 1121

Thu 30 Apr

Free / 0131 220 1121

…and 6 more dates until 6 May

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

Wed 29 Jul

£10–£35 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 1 Aug

£10–£35 / 0844 847 2325

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Thu 8 Oct

£15.25–£35.25 / 08441 717620

Sat 10 Oct

£15.25–£35.25 / 08441 717620

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Wed 8 Jul

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

Sat 11 Jul

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

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Stereofunk Festival

Club night Stereofunk bring you a full day of DJs and live music. 2015's line-up includes Steerner, Little Eye, Christina Novelli, 2 Faced Funks, George Bowie, Huxley, The Complete Stone Roses, Timmy Trumpet, Concrete Angel, Kings of Lyon, We Came From Wolves, Sunshine Social, Happy Mondaze and more.

Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwell

Sun 3 May

£25 early bird (VIP £40; Super VIP £55) / 01698 402060

Fever Dream: Southside

High summer in Glasgow’s Southside and a heat wave bears down on the residents of Govanhill, driving them off the streets. Tensions are running high and fantasy and reality are becoming blurred.

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 2 May

£13–£17 (£2; Students £9; Children £9) / 0141 429 0022

Sat 9 May

£13–£17 (£2; Students £9; Children £9) / 0141 429 0022

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Dear Lupin

  • Written by: Michael Simkins

This stage adaptation by best-selling author Michael Simkins is based on Roger Mortimer's often hilarious, sometimes touching, always generous letters to his son, Charlie, packed with crisp anecdotes and sharp observations. Starring James Fox.

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Thu 7 May

£35 eve; £35 eve; £30; £35 eve; £35 / 01223 578933

Sat 9 May

£35 eve; £35 eve; £30; £35 eve; £35 / 01223 578933

Malvern Theatres

Wed 13 May

Festival Theatre

£10–£22.50 / 01684 892 277

Sat 16 May

Festival Theatre

£10–£22.50 / 01684 892 277

Theatre Royal, Norwich

Wed 29 Apr

£8–£27 / 01603 630000

Sat 2 May

£8–£27 / 01603 630000

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Tartan Gig 2015

Concert organised by Girlguiding Scotland for its members aged ten and over. Previous performers have included Little Mix, Conor Maynard, Amy Macdonald, Pixie Lott, Scouting for Girls, Cher Lloyd and The Wanted.

SECC, Glasgow

Sat 9 May

Clyde Auditorium

prices vary / 0141 248 3000

The Addams Family

Hamilton District Youth Theatre present the magnificently macabre new musical comedy, The Addams Family.

The Town House, Hamilton

Sat 2 May

£10 (£9) / 01698 452299

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.

The Atkinson, Southport

Fri 15 May

£8 (Children £6; £24) / 01704 533333

Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Sat 2 May

£8.50 ( £28) / 01903 206206

  • 14:00 Stick Man Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Mon 18 May

£10–£14 (Children £10–£14 under 6s) / 0116 242 3595

Tue 19 May

£10–£14 (Children £10–£14 under 6s) / 0116 242 3595

Wed 20 May

£10–£14 (Children £10–£14 under 6s) / 0116 242 3595

Thu 21 May

£10–£14 (Children £10–£14 under 6s) / 0116 242 3595

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UB40

Reggae journeymen still slogging round the touring circuit, but now with a reduced line-up

Chepstow Racecourse

Sat 30 May

£29 / 01291 622260

Doncaster Racecourse

Sat 6 Jun

£23 / 01302 304200

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Clothes Encounters: Starlight Productions

  • Written by: Roger Karshner

Roger Karshner's farcical comedy about a mix up between two estate agents, husband and wife who unwittingly show the same property to another married couple, but separately, resulting in a misunderstanding of epic proportions.

Palace Theatre, Southend-on-Sea

Thu 18 Jun

Dixon Studio

£12 (£11)

Sat 20 Jun

Dixon Studio

£12 (£11)

May Day 2015

Celebrate International Workers Day at this family day with live music, entertainment, food, drink, stalls and more.

Chapelfield Gardens, Norwich

Sun 3 May

Free

The Netherlands National Circus

An award-winning circus spectacular blending together aerial feats, acrobatics, comedy, dance and theatre.

Bass Recreation Ground, Derby

Tue 9 Jun

£12–£26

Wed 10 Jun

£12–£26

Thu 11 Jun

£12–£26

…and 3 more dates until 14 Jun

Chingford Plain, London E4

Thu 7 May

£12–£26

Fri 8 May

£12–£26

Sat 9 May

£12–£26

Sun 10 May

£12–£26

Chingford Plain, London E4

Thu 7 May

£7–£26 / 020 8506 3637

Fri 8 May

£7–£26 / 020 8506 3637

Sat 9 May

£7–£26 / 020 8506 3637

Sun 10 May

£7–£26 / 020 8506 3637

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Scottish Juniper Festival 2015

Three days of gin-based goodness to celebrate World Gin Day.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 12 Jun

£21.50 / 0131 560 1581

Sat 13 Jun

£21.50 / 0131 560 1581

Sun 14 Jun

£21.50 / 0131 560 1581

Shrek the Musical

  • Directed by: Nigel Harman
  • Written by: David Lindsay-Abaire (lyrics)

Based on the award-winning DreamWorks animation film, Shrek the Musical comes direct from London, where it was seen live on stage by nearly a million people. This production is directed by Nigel Harman, who starred as Lord Farquaad in the West End show and won the 2012 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a…

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Sat 24 Oct

£19.50–£49.50 / 0844 871 3014

Sun 25 Oct

£19.50–£49.50 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 28 Oct

£15–£45 / 0844 871 3014

…and 4 more dates until 8 Nov

King's Theatre, Glasgow

Wed 29 Apr

£15–£54.50 / 0844 871 7648

Sat 2 May

£19.50–£60 / 0844 871 7648

Sun 3 May

£19.50–£60 / 0844 871 7648

…and 7 more dates until 17 May

Liverpool Empire Theatre

Thu 26 Nov

£10–£45 / 0870 606 3536

Sat 28 Nov

£10–£49.50 / 0870 606 3536

Sun 29 Nov

£10–£49.50 / 0870 606 3536

…and 3 more dates until 6 Dec

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