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John Cooper Clarke

The legendary Mancunian punk poet, who is a spiritual godfather to the likes of Mike Skinner and Plan B hauls his insatiable laconic wit on tour.

Gala, Durham

Wed 15 Jul

£20 / 0191 332 4041

New Hall, Tiverton

Wed 24 Jun

£19.68 / 01884 255 823

O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London W12

Fri 11 Dec

£22.50–£30 / 0844 477 2000

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Kris Drever & Boo Hewerdine

The Scottish folk musician performs as a duo with the English singer-songwriter.

The Pleasance, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Apr

£13.38–£15.75 / 0131 650 4673

Lee Nelson: Suited and Booted

Lee Nelson, the creation of comedian Simon Brodkin, is the chavvy catch-phrase monger whose Well Good Show has become a BBC3 hit. Now the South London geeza takes his banter to the live stage where it all works best. Brodkin has appeared as Nelson in a host of TV programmes including Al Murray's sketch show Al Murray's…

Alban Arena, St Albans

Sat 25 Apr

Phone for prices / 01727 844488

Thu 7 May

£20 / 01727 844488

Fri 6 Nov

£20 / 01727 844488

Ashcroft Theatre, London CR9

Fri 16 Oct

£20

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Sun 8 Nov

£21 / 020 8561 8371

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Dara O'Briain: Crowd Tickler

The Irish comedy star and host of BBC2's Mock the Week returns to with his observational humour in a new show – Crowd Tickler.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Fri 13 Nov

£23 / 0844 338 5000

Sat 14 Nov

£23 / 0844 338 5000

Brighton Dome

Wed 21 Oct

Concert Hall

£23 / 01273 709709

Buxton Opera House

Sat 25 Apr

Sold out / 0845 127 2190

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Disney on Ice: Magical Ice Festival

A colourful and exciting ice show featuring characters from Frozen, Tangled, The Little Mermaid and more.

Capital FM Arena, Nottingham

Thu 7 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 412 4624

Fri 8 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 412 4624

Sat 9 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 412 4624

Sun 10 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 412 4624

First Direct Arena, Leeds

Wed 13 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1585

Thu 14 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1585

Fri 15 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1585

…and 2 more dates until 17 May

Motorpoint Arena Cardiff

Wed 29 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 02920 224488

Thu 30 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 02920 224488

Fri 1 May

Prices to be confirmed / 02920 224488

…and 2 more dates until 3 May

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Disney on Ice - Worlds of Enchantment

Disney characters from Cars, The Little Mermaid and Toy Story besport themselves upon the ice for your family viewing pleasure.

Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham

Wed 21 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0871 945 6000

Thu 22 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0871 945 6000

Fri 23 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0871 945 6000

…and 4 more dates until 30 Oct

Braehead Arena, Glasgow

Fri 25 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 499 1700

Sat 26 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 499 1700

Thu 1 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 499 1700

…and 2 more dates until 3 Oct

Motorpoint Arena Sheffield

Wed 18 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0114 256 5656

Thu 19 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0114 256 5656

Fri 20 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0114 256 5656

…and 2 more dates until 22 Nov

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RSNO: Søndergård Conducts Eroica

Beethoven's 1804 Symphony No 3 was something new in Western music – longer, more complex, more dramatic and more varied in mood than any previous symphony, it marked the beginning of its composer's heroic middle period. Here it's coupled with Nielsen's Violin Concerto featuring James Ehnes, and Sibelius' tuneful Karelia…

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sat 25 Apr

£12–£35 (disabled £6–£17.50; under 26s / mature students / unemployed £6; under 16s free) / 0141 353 8000

Hot Mess

Queer dance party where the focus is on the music, which is a heady mix of pop classics, obscure synthwave, house, techno and disco from the safe hands of DJ Simonotron.

The Poetry Club, Glasgow

Sat 9 May

£6 / 0141 357 7246

  • 22:00 – 02:00 Hot Mess The Poetry Club, Glasgow

Sat 13 Jun

£6 / 0141 357 7246

  • 22:00 – 02:00 Hot Mess The Poetry Club, Glasgow

Sat 11 Jul

£6 / 0141 357 7246

  • 22:00 – 02:00 Hot Mess The Poetry Club, Glasgow

Laura Marling

Engaging alt.folk from the waif-like singer whose music brims with lyrical depth and maturity.

Belfast Waterfront

Fri 8 May

£24–£26.50 / 028 9033 4400

Colston Hall, Bristol

Tue 5 May

£20 / 0117 922 3686

The Institute, Birmingham

Mon 27 Apr

£20 / 0844 844 0444

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Romesh Ranganathan & Suzi Ruffell

Razor-sharp observations, sardonic wit and offbeat, innovative storytelling from the two stand-ups.

Artrix, Bromsgrove

Wed 27 May

£12 (£10 over 60s) / 01527 577330

Chorley Little Theatre

Sat 2 May

£12 (£10) / 01257 264362

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Sat 25 Apr

Arnhem Gallery

£14.25 (£12.25) / 020 8688 9291

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Andy Kershaw: No Off Switch

Veteran DJ and journalist Andy Kershaw signs copies of new autobiography No Off Switch and answers questions about a colourful life that's taken him from driving vans for Billy Bragg, to reporting from war zones around the world, to presenting a pioneering late-night music show.

Whitcliffe Mount College, Cleckheaton

Sat 9 May

£8–£12

Ruby Wax: Sane New World

Ruby's new show is all about sanity and how we can cling onto it.

Cambridge Junction

Sat 30 May

J2

£21 ( £19) / 01223 511511

Sun 31 May

J2

£21 ( £19) / 01223 511511

Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

Sat 23 May

£18–£20 / 01323 412000

Falkirk Town Hall

Fri 8 May

£16–£18 / 01324 506850

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Stewart Francis: Pun Gent

Surreal and deadpan one-liners from the Canadian stand-up and TV regular, as seen on Mock The Week and Live At The Apollo.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Wed 10 Jun

£18.50 / 01727 844488

Artrix, Bromsgrove

Tue 26 May

£17.50 / 01527 577330

Tue 27 Oct

£17.50 / 01527 577330

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Fri 29 May

£18.50 / 01892 530613

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A Tribute to Steve Martland

Steve Martland's untimely death in 2013 robbed the musical world of one of its most accessible composers. This tribute features a generous fistful of his works, including Drill, Patrol, Starry Night and the jaunty Horses of Instruction, together with pieces by Glass, Reich and others, performed by Simon Crawford-Phillips…

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sat 2 May

Strathclyde Suite

Free / 0141 353 8000

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Andrew Lawrence: Reasons to Kill Yourself

  • 3 stars

Vitriolic humour from the former double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee.

The Brindley, Runcorn

Fri 15 May

£13 (£12) / 0151 907 8360

Cambridge Junction

Fri 8 May

J2

£14 / 01223 511511

Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot

Sat 25 Apr

£15 (£13.50) / 01235 515144

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Babes in Toyland

The group, who were dubbed by Entertainment Weekly 'rock's first major label feminists' are playing their first live shows in 18 years. Babes in Toyland came to light in the late 80s and their live shows became renowned for their rawness and for portraying the musical and cultural zeitgeist. They released three studio…

Engine Rooms, Southampton

Mon 25 May

£17.50

Gorilla, Manchester

Wed 27 May

£20 / 0161 407 0301

Mo'Club, Southampton

Mon 25 May

£17.50 / 023 8022 6439

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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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Bill Bailey: Limboland

The master of surreality airs his qualms and doubts about the world via a charming blend of religious dubstep, horntallica and an interesting new musical take on Downton Abbey.

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Tue 7 Jun 2016

£25 / 01256 844244

Wed 8 Jun 2016

£25 / 01256 844244

Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham

Fri 3 Jun 2016

£25 / 0871 945 6000

Bournemouth International Centre

Sun 6 Dec

£25 / 0844 576 3000

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Derren Brown: Miracle

  • Directed by: Andy Nyman
  • Written by: Derren Brown

The master of mentalism takes his newest show on the road, melding mind games, illusion, showmanship and masses of charm.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Mon 11 May

£35–£42.50 / 01274 432000

Tue 12 May

£35–£42.50 / 01274 432000

Wed 13 May

£35–£42.50 / 01274 432000

…and 3 more dates until 16 May

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Mon 6 Jul

£36–£51

Tue 7 Jul

£36–£51

Wed 8 Jul

£36–£51

…and 3 more dates until 11 Jul

De Montfort Hall, Leicester

Mon 29 Jun

prices vary / 0116 233 3111

Tue 30 Jun

prices vary / 0116 233 3111

Wed 1 Jul

prices vary / 0116 233 3111

…and 3 more dates until 4 Jul

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Harlem Globetrotters

The Harlem Globetrotters, known for their international basketball skills, perform some of their best tricks and slams. Check out the skills of Special K Daley, Big Easy Lofton, Flight Time Lang and the rest.

Motorpoint Arena Cardiff

Sun 26 Apr

£281.25 / 02920 224488

Motorpoint Arena Sheffield

Sun 26 Apr

£15–£45 / 0114 256 5656

The SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Sat 25 Apr

£15–£250 / 0141 248 3000

Matilda: The Musical

  • Directed by: Matthew Warchus
  • Written by: Dennis Kelly (adaptation)

The Royal Shakespeare Company presents Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin's multi-award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's much loved tale about an extremely clever girl, who uses her extraordinary powers to free her classmates from the tyranny of sadistic headmistress, Miss Trunchbull. Directed by Matthew Warchus.

Cambridge Theatre, London WC2H

Sat 25 Apr

£25–£118.75 / 0844 412 4652

Tue 28 Apr

£25–£118.75 / 0844 412 4652

Wed 29 Apr

£25–£118.75 / 0844 412 4652

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