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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.

Curve Theatre, Leicester

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

Hertford Theatre

Sun 21 Jun

Phone for prices / 01992 531500

The Lowry, Salford

Thu 28 May

Quays

£13.50 / 08432 086000

Sat 30 May

Quays

£13.50 / 08432 086000

Sun 31 May

Quays

£13.50 / 08432 086000

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Tutti Frutti Productions: Rapunzel

This is a story about a girl. The story happened in a once upon a time, and in a once upon a place. The girl was called Rapunzel. Placed high-up in a tower above the world and faced with the challenge of growing-up, she is found alone, dreaming…. Told in an inventive, visual and physical style with live music and magical…

MAC (Midlands Arts Centre), Birmingham

Wed 27 May

Theater

£8 / 0121 446 3232

Amazing Bubble Man

Bubbles, people in bubbles, square bubbles, round bubbles. Basically all your bubble needs.

Southbank Centre, London SE1

Sun 19 Apr

Udderbelly

£9–£16 / 0844 875 0073

Udderbelly At Southbank Centre, London SE1

Sun 19 Apr

Udderbelly

£10; £15 premium seats (£8)

Circus Zyair

A magical circus experience for all the family, including jugglers, acrobats, magic, high wire, the wheel of death and a whole bunch more colourful acts.

Recreation Ground, Shoreham-by-Sea

Sun 19 Apr

£6–£18

Hello Kitty

A Hello Kitty experience for the whole family.

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Wed 28 Oct

£18–£25 / 01702 351135

The Guildhall, Portsmouth

Thu 29 Oct

£18–£25 / 023 9282 4355

Music Hall, Aberdeen

Wed 14 Oct

£18–£25 / 01224 641122

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The Alternative and Burlesque Fair

Clothing, accessories and jewellery for all your alt, fetish, goth, steampunk and burlesque needs. There's over 50 vendors, plus burlesque, aerial and cabaret shows on the day.

The Ritz, Manchester

Sat 11 Jul

£6 / 0161 236 3234

Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom

  • Directed by: Richard Lewis
  • Written by: Mani Svavarsson (music)

Richard Lewis' adaptation of the award-winning television animation set in a miniature world of fairies, elves and insects. The production features original music by Mani Svavarsson, with original lyrics by Matt Lewis.

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Sat 6 Jun

£16.50 / 020 8561 8371

Sun 7 Jun

£16.50 / 020 8561 8371

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Sun 28 Jun

£15.50 / 01223 357851

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Sun 26 Jul

£14.50–£16.50 / 08441 717620

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British Music Hall Society : “Day By The Sea”

An all-day celebration of the worlds of music hall and variety with Music - Comedy- Guest Speakers - Archive Film Footage Come and spend a FUN day and wallow in nostalgia with Roy Hudd - Wyn Calvin - Freddie 'Parrot Face' Davies - Steve Hewlett - Fiona Castle and many others. Plus Elizabeth Mansfield in her Olivier…

The Royal Hippodrome, Eastbourne

Sat 16 May

£25 / 01323 412000

Bullet in the Brain

Taipei American School Bullet in the Brain is a devised play from the short story of the same name by Tobias Wolff. It is the story of a man named Anders, a book critic, who experiences one final memory after being shot in the head during a bank robbery. The action on stage, accompanied by projected images, transitions…

SpaceTriplex, Edinburgh

Mon 10 Aug

SpaceTriplex 'Studio'

£10 (£7)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 11 Aug

SpaceTriplex 'Studio'

£10 (£7)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 12 Aug

SpaceTriplex 'Studio'

£10 (£7)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs

  • Written by: Nicole Lewis

Les Petits Theatre Company and Greenwich Theatre present the tale of young Flinn who finds a pirate in his cupboard – and embarks on a swashbuckling adventure!

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Tue 26 May

Marlowe Studio

£7.50 / 01227 787787

The Old Town Hall Arts Centre, Hemel Hempstead

Sat 16 May

£5.50 / 01442 228 091

Victoria Theatre, Halifax

Sat 25 Apr

£13.50–£15.60 / 01422 351158

The Edibles

A multi-sensory show full of magical ingredients. Three bakers are creating a specially ordered cake when a hungry mouse sneaks in and causes havoc. Ages 3–7.

Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

Fri 22 May

£6.50 (£4.50; Children £4.50) / 01592 583302

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Thu 21 May

£6.50 (£4.50; Children £4.50) / 01383 602302

Cumbernauld Theatre

Sat 23 May

£5 / 01236 732887

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Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain

  • Directed by: Neal Foster
  • Written by: Neal Foster

The hit book and TV series is brought to the stage in a quirky exploration of the history of Britain. Based on the children's books by Terry Deary.

Garrick Theatre, London WC2H

Sat 25 Jul

£15–£34.50 / 0844 482 9673

Wed 29 Jul

£15–£34.50 / 0844 482 9673

Thu 30 Jul

£15–£34.50 / 0844 482 9673

…and 18 more dates until 5 Sep

The Journey Home

Little Angel Theatre use puppetry and lyrical music to bring Frann Preston-Gannon's book about a polar bear searching for a new home to life.

The Broadway Theatre, Barking

Thu 14 May

£7 (£5) / 020 8507 5607

Fri 15 May

£7 (£5) / 020 8507 5607

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Sat 20 Jun

£6 / 0116 242 3595

The Edge, Manchester

Fri 22 May

£6–£8 / 0161 282 9776

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Room on the Broom

  • Directed by: Olivia Jacobs
  • Written by: Toby Mitchell (adapt)

Songs, laughs and scary fun for children with stories of witches, cats, dogs, birds and frogs. Ages 3+.

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Wed 6 May

£12.50 / 01223 578933

Thu 7 May

£12.50 / 01223 578933

Fri 8 May

£12.50 / 01223 578933

Sat 9 May

£12.50 / 01223 578933

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Tue 2 Jun

£12 / 08441 717620

Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold

Thu 23 Apr

Anthony Hopkins Theatre

£12 (£10) / 0845 330 3565

Sat 25 Apr

Anthony Hopkins Theatre

£12 (£10) / 0845 330 3565

Sun 26 Apr

Anthony Hopkins Theatre

£12 (£10) / 0845 330 3565

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Rosie's Magic Horse

Peaceful Lion Productions If an ice lolly stick can dream of being a horse, what magic might follow? A fantastic story based on the book by Russell Hoban and mischievously illustrated by Quentin Blake. A heart-warming tale of aspiration, friendship, adventure and a little bit of mischief, this is the perfect treat for…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Pleasance Above

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Pleasance Above

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Pleasance Above

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 31 Aug

Shakespeare's Birthday Party

Annual day of free family events in honour of the Bard.

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London SE1

Sun 19 Apr

Free / 020 7401 9919

Steve Backshall's Wild World

Steve Backshall talks about his adventures, expeditions, his new novel Tiger Wars and his last book, Looking for Adventure.

Birmingham Town Hall

Sun 1 Nov

£16–£18 / 0121 345 0600

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

What are you going to do when a tiger pulls up a chair and wants fed? This play, based on Judith Kerr's charming children's book, tells the delightful tale.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Mon 4 May

£11 / 01892 530613

The Corn Exchange, Newbury

Sat 20 Jun

£11 / 0845 5218 218

Sun 21 Jun

£11 / 0845 5218 218

Key Theatre, Peterborough

Tue 30 Jun

£13 ( £10) / 01733 207239

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Varmints

Hip-hop dance theatre show for ages 7+, based on the book by Helen Ward and Marc Craste.

Artsdepot, London N12

Fri 8 May

£10 / 020 8369 5454

Cambridge Junction

Sun 19 Apr

£10; £27 group of 4 (Children £6) / 01223 511511

Stratford Circus, London E15

Fri 24 Apr

£10 (£8; Family £30) / 0844 357 2625

  • 10:30 – 11:30 Varmints Stratford Circus, London
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17-A Performance By Off The Ground & Yep

A cast of young people describe what life is like as 17-year-old in 2015.

The Bluecoat, Liverpool

Sun 3 May

Free, adv booking is required / 0151 702 5324

6th Yoruba Arts Festival

6th Annual Yoruba Arts Festival, celebrating Africa's biggest and oldest Culture.

Clissold House, London N16

Sat 25 Jul

Free

Actor - Chorus - Text

A theatre workshop in which director Anna-Helena McLean's draws on her experience as a former member of Poland's Gardzienice Centre for Theatre Practices.

The Bluecoat, Liverpool

Sat 23 May

£45–£310 / 0151 702 5324

Adult Play In A Day: Workshop

A chance to work on your acting skills with a trained professional, creating, rehearsing and performing a new play, all in one day.

The Watermill, West Berkshire Playhouse, Newbury

Sun 17 May

£35 / 01635 46044

Air Raid

Duration 60 minutes As sirens sound in the distance, you can still hear the bombs dropping as you find your way through the smoke to the air raid shelter and what you thought was safety - but with horror you realise you haven’t escaped yet! The corridors down which you travelled were filled with a deadly gas which has…

Fort Amherst, Chatham

Sun 26 Apr

Sold out / 01634 847747

Sat 2 May

£9 / 01634 847747

Sun 10 May

£9 / 01634 847747

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