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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

The Ancient Secret Of Youth & The Five Tibetans

  • Directed by: David Thacker
  • Written by: Jim Cartwright

The world premiere of Jim Cartwright's mystical comedy-drama about three old friends who discover a book containing powerful rejuvenating rituals. Directed by David Thacker, and starring Lauren Drummond, Tom Mannion, Eric Potts, Matt Tait and Denish Welch.

The Octagon Theatre, Bolton

Thu 30 Apr

£10–£26.50 / 01204 520661

Fri 1 May

£10–£26.50 / 01204 520661

Sat 2 May

£10–£26.50 / 01204 520661

…and 17 more dates until 23 May

Edinburgh Short Film Festival

Ten events over two weekends, showcasing a selection of the best shorts by filmmakers from across the globe.

Various venues: Edinburgh

Fri 13 Nov

Times & prices vary

Sat 14 Nov

Times & prices vary

Sun 15 Nov

Times & prices vary

…and 7 more dates until 22 Nov

Girls With Balls

Off The Fence Theatre Company present a drama based on true events written by Leicester writer Alison Dunne, tackling football and feminism head on.

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Fri 1 May

£6 / 0116 242 3595

Sat 2 May

£6 / 0116 242 3595

I Wish To Die Singing

  • Directed by: Neil McPherson

The world premiere of a documentary drama commemorating the centenary of the Armenian genocide.

Finborough Theatre, London SW10

Tue 28 Apr

£12.60–£18 / 020 7244 7439

Wed 29 Apr

£12.60–£18 / 020 7244 7439

Thu 30 Apr

£12.60–£18 / 020 7244 7439

…and 14 more dates until 16 May back to top

Drama Games with Mela … In Greek

Drama games with Greek mythology and legends.

Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 2 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 555 7100

Sat 9 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 555 7100

Sat 16 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 555 7100

…and 6 more dates until 27 Jun

Eldon Building, Portsmouth

Fri 29 May

Free / 02392 845185

Mon 1 Jun

Free / 02392 845185

Tue 2 Jun

Free / 02392 845185

…and 3 more dates until 5 Jun

Home Fires

A powerful story of London's women during World War One.

Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, London SE4

Tue 28 Apr

£11–£14 / 0844 870 0887

Wed 29 Apr

£11–£14 / 0844 870 0887

Thu 30 Apr

£11–£14 / 0844 870 0887

…and 2 more dates until 2 May

Lorca: Amor En El Jardin (Love In The Garden)

Performance, poetry and music inspired by the 20th-century Spanish writer, Federico Garcia Lorca. A wealthy man, Don Perlimplin is persuaded to marry the gorgeous and much younger Belisa.

The Brewhouse, Taunton

Tue 28 Apr

£10–£14 / 01823 283244

Gala, Durham

Tue 5 May

£10 / 0191 332 4041

Hazlitt Arts Centre, Maidstone

Thu 30 Apr

£11 / 01622 758611

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Tales From The Blue Room

Seven women decide to enrol in a writer's workshop led by Rose, who is suffering from a secret tragedy.

Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Tue 28 Apr

£10 (£8) / 0151 709 4988

Wed 29 Apr

£10 (£8) / 0151 709 4988

Thu 30 Apr

£10 (£8) / 0151 709 4988

Fri 1 May

£10 (£8) / 0151 709 4988

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A View From The Bridge

  • Directed by: Ivo van Hove
  • Written by: Arthur Miller

Damian Cruden directs Arthur Miller's drama where longshoreman Eddie Carbone’s obsession with his orphaned niece spirals out of control. Starring Mark Strong.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Tue 28 Apr

£14–£27.50 / 0131 529 6000

Wed 29 Apr

£14–£27.50 / 0131 529 6000

Thu 30 Apr

£14–£27.50 / 0131 529 6000

…and 2 more dates until 2 May

The Absence Of War

  • Directed by: Jeremy Herrin
  • Written by: David Hare

A political drama by David Hare.

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Tue 28 Apr

£30; £25 / 01223 578933

Wed 29 Apr

£30; £25 / 01223 578933

Thu 30 Apr

£30; £25 / 01223 578933

…and 2 more dates until 2 May

Theatre Royal, Bath

Tue 5 May

£19–£31.50; £21.50–£33.50 / 01225 448844

Wed 6 May

£19–£31.50; £21.50–£33.50 / 01225 448844

Thu 7 May

£19–£31.50; £21.50–£33.50 / 01225 448844

…and 2 more dates until 9 May

Alan Ayckbourn's Table Manners

Alan Ayckbourn's comic play about the interactions between six characters over a weekend in the dining room while the librarian tries to bring joy to the three women, with varying results.

Eden Court Theatre and Cinema, Inverness

Thu 30 Apr

Times to be confirmed / Prices vary / 01463 234234

Fri 1 May

Times to be confirmed / Prices vary / 01463 234234

Blood Wedding

Federico Garcia Lorca's tragedy in which an unnamed Bride runs away with her husband's sworn enemy on the day of her wedding.

ADC Theatre, Cambridge

Tue 28 Apr

£10; £12 (£7; £9) / 01223 300085

Wed 29 Apr

£10; £12 (£7; £9) / 01223 300085

Thu 30 Apr

£10; £12 (£7; £9) / 01223 300085

…and 2 more dates until 2 May

Burnt Oak

  • Directed by: Nathan Osgood
  • Written by: Laurence Lynch

Laurence Lynch's play looking at human relationships. Directed by Nathan Osgood.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Tue 28 Apr

£17.50 (£15) / 0844 873 3433

  • 19:00 Burnt Oak Leicester Square Theatre, London

Wed 29 Apr

£17.50 (£15) / 0844 873 3433

  • 19:00 Burnt Oak Leicester Square Theatre, London

Thu 30 Apr

£17.50 (£15) / 0844 873 3433

  • 19:00 Burnt Oak Leicester Square Theatre, London
…and 15 more dates until 17 May back to top

Deluge

  • Directed by: Anna Ledwich
  • Written by: Fiona Doyle

Fiona Doyle's deeply provocative thriller set in a blighted landscape, where nature is fiercely taking its course and it's becoming a question of survival of the fittest, as Joe and Kitty fight to keep their farm.

Hampstead Theatre, London NW3

Tue 28 Apr

£15 (£10) / 020 7722 9301

  • 19:45 Deluge Hampstead Theatre, London

Wed 29 Apr

£15 (£10) / 020 7722 9301

  • 19:45 Deluge Hampstead Theatre, London

Thu 30 Apr

£15 (£10) / 020 7722 9301

  • 19:45 Deluge Hampstead Theatre, London
…and 14 more dates until 16 May

A Good Clean Heart By Alun Saunders

Alun Saunders' moving, bilingual drama about two brothers who are raised apart. Directed by Mared Swain.

Porter's Cardiff

Tue 28 Apr

£5–£12 / 029 2125 0666

Wed 29 Apr

£5–£12 / 029 2125 0666

Fri 1 May

£5–£12 / 029 2125 0666

…and 13 more dates until 16 May

Guttersnipe Theatre: You Before Me

A new play exploring the turbulence of adolescence as seventeen year old Josie's world is contrasted with her mother, Sara's, secret past. Josie sprawls on her bed, caught between teenage dreams and adulthood. Sara's past is played out as she transforms from a headstrong teen, planning her life with her best friend over…

Academy Of Creative Training, Brighton

Tue 5 May

The Lantern

£8.50 (£6.50) / 01273 818266

Wed 6 May

The Lantern

£8.50 (£6.50) / 01273 818266

Sat 30 May

The Lantern

£8.50 (£6.50) / 01273 818266

Sun 31 May

The Lantern

£8.50 (£6.50) / 01273 818266

The Hook

This world premiere from one of America's most revered writers is directed by Artistic Director James Dacre.

Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Fri 5 Jun

£10 / 01604 624 811

  • 19:45 The Hook Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Sat 6 Jun

£10 / 01604 624 811

  • 14:30 The Hook Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Sun 7 Jun

£10 / 01604 624 811

  • 19:45 The Hook Royal and Derngate, Northampton
…and 20 more dates until 27 Jun

Matchbox Theatre

  • Directed by: Hamish McColl
  • Written by: Michael Frayn

Michael Frayn's Matchbox Theatre, a series of conversations, sketches and meditations, are brought to life by director Hamish McColl.

Hampstead Theatre, London NW3

Tue 28 Apr

£25–£35; £18–£28 / 020 7722 9301

Wed 29 Apr

£25–£35; £18–£28 / 020 7722 9301

Thu 30 Apr

£25–£35; £18–£28 / 020 7722 9301

…and 32 more dates until 6 Jun back to top

Miss Dietrich Regrets

  • Directed by: Tony Milner
  • Written by: Gail Louw

Gail Louw and New Vic Productions present Elizabeth Counsell as the iconic movie star, as ageing and alone in a Paris apartment, she battles with her daughter to retain her independence to the very end.

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Fri 3 Jul

£13 / 01483 440000

Sat 4 Jul

£13 / 01483 440000

My English Tongue, My Irish Heart By Martin Lynch

  • Written by: Martin Lynch

Based on the book, The Literature Of The Irish In Britain by Dr Liam Harte, this is a heart-wrenching story about Irish immigrants Gary and Susan - one a Catholic, one a Protestant - and their tale of love, loss and change.

Belfast Waterfront

Tue 5 May

£14–£19 / 028 9033 4400

Wed 6 May

£14–£19 / 028 9033 4400

Thu 7 May

£14–£19 / 028 9033 4400

…and 2 more dates until 9 May

The Shadow Of A Gunman

Set during Ireland's war of independence., the play follows Donal Davoren, who is suspected as an IRA gunmen in hiding. Directed by Wayne Jordan.

Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Sun 3 May

£20–£24.50 / 028 9038 1081

Tue 5 May

£20–£24.50 / 028 9038 1081

Wed 6 May

£20–£24.50 / 028 9038 1081

…and 27 more dates until 6 Jun

Ventoux

Based on the true battle between Lance Armstrong and Marco Pantani, 2Magpies present the story of internal struggle and the lengths people go to succeed.

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Wed 29 Apr

£6 / 0116 242 3595

  • 20:30 Ventoux Curve Theatre, Leicester

Thu 30 Apr

£6 / 0116 242 3595

  • 20:30 Ventoux Curve Theatre, Leicester

Wanderlust

The Gramophones present a collection of true stories from all over Britain using humour, verbatim and music to take the audience on an uplifting journey.

Blackpool Central Library

Wed 6 May

£6 / 01253 478 080

  • 19:30 – 21:00 Wanderlust Blackpool Central Library

Bonington Theatre, Nottingham

Sat 6 Jun

£12–£14 / 0115 967 0114

  • 19:30 – 21:30 Wanderlust Bonington Theatre, Nottingham

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Tue 12 May

£10.25 / 01332 255800

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