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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 25 Apr

£22.50–£25 / 0141 332 1846

Sat 2 May

£22.50–£25 / 0141 332 1846

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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Hairspray: In The Wings Productions

Youth Production of the smash hit musical presented by In The Wings Productions.

Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Sun 19 Apr

£18 (£15.50; £62) / 01322 220000

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

Milkshake!

An interactive musical spectacular featuring children's television presenters.

The Brindley, Runcorn

Sun 19 Apr

£12.50 (Children £10.50; £10.50; £10.50) / 0151 907 8360

Capitol, Horsham

Sun 10 May

£13 / 01403 750 220

Carnegie Theatre, Workington

Thu 28 May

£12 (Children £10; £40) / 01900 602122

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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.

Theatre Royal, Norwich

Wed 29 Apr

£8–£27 / 01603 630000

Sat 2 May

£8–£27 / 01603 630000

Moscow State Circus: Park Gorkogo

The internationally-acclaimed Russian circus troupe returns with ever more impressive acrobatics, clowning and aerial feats.

Cardiff City Stadium

Wed 29 Apr

£7–£39 / 0845 365 1115

Thu 30 Apr

£7–£39 / 0845 365 1115

Fri 1 May

£7–£39 / 0845 365 1115

…and 3 more dates until 4 May

Cheltenham Racecourse

Wed 6 May

prices vary / 01242 513014

Thu 7 May

prices vary / 01242 513014

Fri 8 May

prices vary / 01242 513014

…and 2 more dates until 10 May

Harewood House, Leeds

Fri 5 Jun

£10–£39 / 0113 218 1000

Sat 6 Jun

£10–£39 / 0113 218 1000

Sun 7 Jun

£10–£39 / 0113 218 1000

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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.

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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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

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)

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Stepping Out: Altrincham Garrick Playhouse

  • Written by: Richard Harris

A production of the popular warm-hearted comedy where six women of very different backgrounds come together for tap dancing classes.

Altrincham Garrick Playhouse

Sat 2 May

£14–£15 (£12–£13; £10–£11) / 0161 928 1677

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

Wed 22 Apr

£17.50 (£15) / 0844 873 3433

  • 15:00 Burnt Oak Leicester Square Theatre, London

Sat 25 Apr

£17.50 (£15) / 0844 873 3433

  • 16:00 Burnt Oak Leicester Square Theatre, London

Sun 26 Apr

£17.50 (£15) / 0844 873 3433

  • 15:00 Burnt Oak Leicester Square Theatre, London
…and 6 more dates until 17 May

The Chuckles Of Oz

The Chuckle Brothers present their unique take on the famous musical in which Dorothy goes to see the wizard. To me. To You. Etc.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Sat 13 Jun

£15

De Montfort Hall, Leicester

Sat 9 May

£14 (Children £13.50) / 0116 233 3111

Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton

Sat 30 May

£15 ( £56) / 0151 666 0000

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The Great Canadian Circus

Jugglers, tumblers, acrobats and clowns all the way from Canada.

Newcastle Racecourse, Newcastle upon Tyne

Wed 22 Apr

£6.94–£14.62 / 0191 236 2020

Thu 23 Apr

£6.94–£14.62 / 0191 236 2020

Fri 24 Apr

£6.94–£14.62 / 0191 236 2020

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King John

Artistic Director James Dacre will direct Shakespeare's King John.

Holy Sepulchre Church, Northampton

Sat 25 Apr

£10–£29 / 01604 624811

Please book via royalandderngate.co.uk

  • 14:30 King John Holy Sepulchre Church, Northampton

Thu 30 Apr

£10–£29 / 01604 624811

Please book via royalandderngate.co.uk

  • 14:30 King John Holy Sepulchre Church, Northampton

Sat 2 May

£10–£29 / 01604 624811

Please book via royalandderngate.co.uk

  • 14:30 King John Holy Sepulchre Church, Northampton
…and 4 more dates until 16 May

Carousel: Worthing Musical Comedy Society

Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic, voted best musical of the 20th century by Time magazine, is the touching story of one man's struggle to redeem himself after a lifetime of mistakes.

Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Wed 6 May

£17–£20 / 01903 206206

Sat 9 May

£17–£20 / 01903 206206

A Level Playing Field

  • Directed by: Chris Popert
  • Written by: Jonathan Lewis

Drama by the playwright Jonathan Lewis, directed by Chris Popert, with an eleven strong teenage cast portraying their own generation in a tale of hope, identity and shattered dreams.

Jermyn Street Theatre, London SW1Y

Sat 25 Apr

£22–£18; £17 Earlybird / 020 7287 2875

Sat 2 May

£22–£18; £17 Earlybird / 020 7287 2875

Thu 7 May

£22–£18; £17 Earlybird / 020 7287 2875

Sat 9 May

£22–£18; £17 Earlybird / 020 7287 2875

Mother Goose

Take a Gander at Adam Smith Theatre’s 2015 Pantomime. It’s the eggsceedingly eggscellent Mother Goose with Dame Billy Mack! This year we are thrilled to announce there will be 2 party nights - 26th Dec & 2nd Jan.

Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

Sat 12 Dec

£17.50 (£13.50; Family £14; Children £13.50) / 01592 583302

Sat 19 Dec

£16 / 01592 583302

Mon 21 Dec

£17.50 (£13.50; Family £14; Children £13.50) / 01592 583302

…and 11 more dates until 3 Jan 2016

Shafted!

A new comedy by renowned playwright John Godber.

East Riding Theatre, Beverley

Sun 26 Apr

£14

  • 14:00 – 16:30 Shafted! 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
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Voca People

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

Jersey Opera House

Sat 2 May

£24 ( £22; £22) / 01534 511115

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

The Woman in Black

  • Directed by: Robin Herford
  • Written by: Stephen Mallatratt (adapt)

Theatre experience with a heavy film noir influence, about a young lawyer trying to exorcise his metaphorical demons.

Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

Wed 1 Jul

Prices vary / 01383 740384

Sat 4 Jul

Prices vary / 01383 740384

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Wed 27 May

£17.50–£25.50; £13–£21; £19.50–£27.50 / 01274 432000

Sat 30 May

£17.50–£25.50; £13–£21; £19.50–£27.50 / 01274 432000

Buxton Opera House

Wed 17 Jun

£21–£24 / 0845 127 2190

Sat 20 Jun

£21–£24 / 0845 127 2190

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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 Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Sun 19 Apr

£15 (£12.50) / 01227 787787

The Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare

Wed 29 Apr

£12.50–£15 / 01934 645544

Thu 30 Apr

£12.50–£15 / 01934 645544

Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Fri 1 May

£7–£13 ( £36–£48) / 01752 267222

Sun 3 May

£7–£13 ( £36–£48) / 01752 267222

The Ladyboys of Bangkok

The colourful and light-hearted cabaret style-musical featuring the trans-gender showgirls of Thailand's capital.

Centre For Life, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 5 Sep

£10–£32 / 0871 705 0705

Sun 6 Sep

£10–£32 / 0871 705 0705

Sat 12 Sep

£10–£32 / 0871 705 0705

…and 6 more dates until 3 Oct

The Sabai Pavilion, Dundee

Fri 3 Jul

£12–£32 / 0871 705 0705

Special Offers: Fri 3 July – all seats £12 each; Mon 6 July – all seats two for the price of one.

Sat 4 Jul

£12–£32 / 0871 705 0705

Special Offers: Fri 3 July – all seats £12 each; Mon 6 July – all seats two for the price of one.

Sun 5 Jul

£12–£32 / 0871 705 0705

Special Offers: Fri 3 July – all seats £12 each; Mon 6 July – all seats two for the price of one.

…and 6 more dates until 11 Jul

The Sabai Pavilion, Edinburgh

Sat 8 Aug

£24 / 0871 705 0705

Mon 10 and Tues 11 August – two for one seats

Sun 9 Aug

£24 / 0871 705 0705

Mon 10 and Tues 11 August – two for one seats

Sat 15 Aug

£24 / 0871 705 0705

Mon 10 and Tues 11 August – two for one seats

…and 5 more dates until 30 Aug

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The Mousetrap

  • Directed by: Ian Talbot
  • Written by: Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie's play has been performed over 25,000 times. Now celebrating its diamond anniversary in the London West End, it's finally embarking on a UK tour.

Baths Hall, Scunthorpe

Wed 17 Jun

£21.50–£24.50 / 0844 854 2776

Sat 20 Jun

£21.50–£24.50 / 0844 854 2776

Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold

Thu 14 May

Anthony Hopkins Theatre

£16–£22 (£16–£20) / 0845 330 3565

Sat 16 May

Anthony Hopkins Theatre

£16–£22 (£16–£20) / 0845 330 3565

Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

Wed 10 Jun

£19–£26.50 / 01323 412000

Sat 13 Jun

£19–£26.50 / 01323 412000

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