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Oliver!

Much loved musical about a young orphan taken in by a gang of mischievous pick pockets and featuring catchy tunes 'Food Glorious Food', 'Consider Yourself' and 'You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two'.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 7 Mar

£15–£19 / 0131 529 6000

Jurassic Adventures

Fun family show about dinosaurs and the people that study them.

Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

Sat 14 Mar

£17 (£15; Family £14.50; Children £15) / 01592 583302

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Tue 31 Mar

£16 (£14) / 020 8561 8371

Buxton Opera House

Sat 14 Mar

£16 (Children £14) / 0845 127 2190

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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'.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 12 Mar

£10–£44.50

Sat 14 Mar

£10–£44.50

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 29 Jul

£10–£35 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 1 Aug

£10–£35 / 0844 847 2325

Embassy Theatre, Skegness

Wed 13 May

£15–£30 / 0845 674 0505

Sat 16 May

£15–£30 / 0845 674 0505

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RSC: Love's Labour's Lost

Summer 1914. In order to dedicate themselves to a life of study, the King and his friends take an oath to avoid the company of women for three years. No sooner have they made their pledge than the Princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting arrive, presenting them with a severe test of resolve. Shakespeare’s sparkling…

Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge

Wed 4 Mar

0871 902 5720

City Screen Picturehouse, York

Wed 4 Mar

0871 902 5726

Exeter Picturehouse

Wed 4 Mar

0871 902 5730

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Sister Act: Hessle Theatre Company

A musical based on the popular 1990s film about a singer who must go undercover with a group of nuns after she witnesses a murder.

Hull New Theatre

Sat 21 Mar

£10–£18 / 01482 226655

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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.

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

Lincoln Drill Hall

Thu 9 Apr

£11 ( £40) / 01522 873894

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Russian State Ballet: Swan Lake

  • Directed by: Sergei Bobrov
  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky's magical score accompanies this tale of mystery and romance with spellbinding ballet dancing from the Russian State Ballet.

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Sat 14 Mar

£18–£41 (£15–£38; £8) / 01227 787787

New Theatre, Oxford

Wed 4 Mar

£15–£37.50 / 0844 871 3020

Regent Theatre, Ipswich

Sat 7 Mar

£33.50–£35.50

Cirque Berserk

A large-scale family circus show with jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, dancers, musicians and stuntmen. Highlights include Hercules the strongman, award-winning clown Tweedy and a hair-raising motorcycle routine from Globe of Death.

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Fri 20 Mar

£18.50–£30 / 0121 236 4455

Sat 21 Mar

£18.50–£30 / 0121 236 4455

Sun 22 Mar

£18.50–£30 / 0121 236 4455

Marina Theatre, Lowestoft

Sat 14 Mar

£25; £20–£10 (£20) / 01502 533200

Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent

Fri 6 Mar

£19–£27 / 0844 871 7649

Sat 7 Mar

£19–£27 / 0844 871 7649

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The Slab Boys

Seminal piece of Scottish theatre by John Byrne depicting one Friday in the life of the boys who work in the slab room of a Paisley carpet factory.

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Thu 5 Mar

Sold out / 0141 429 0022

Sat 7 Mar

Sold out / 0141 429 0022

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 11 Mar

£14–£27.50 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 14 Mar

£14–£27.50 / 0131 529 6000

Dirty Dancing

  • Directed by: Sarah Tipple
  • Written by: Eleanor Bergstein

See Baby not put in the corner in the musical based on the late Patrick Swayze's popular film.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Sat 2 May

£33.50–£55 / 0844 338 5000

Wed 6 May

£33.50–£55 / 0844 338 5000

Sat 9 May

£33.50–£55 / 0844 338 5000

…and 4 more dates until 23 May

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Fri 6 Mar

£20–£75 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 7 Mar

£20–£75 / 0844 871 3014

Fri 13 Mar

£20–£75 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 14 Mar

£20–£75 / 0844 871 3014

Liverpool Empire Theatre

Wed 8 Apr

£10–£75 / 0870 606 3536

Fri 10 Apr

£10–£75 / 0870 606 3536

Sat 11 Apr

£10–£75 / 0870 606 3536

…and 4 more dates until 25 Apr

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Amazing Bubble Man

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

Artsdepot, London N12

Tue 31 Mar

£12 (£10) / 020 8369 5454

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Fri 10 Apr

£12 / 02476 553055

Cheltenham Town Hall

Mon 30 Mar

£14 / 0844 576 2210

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The King's Speech

  • Directed by: Roxana Silbert
  • Written by: David Seidler

David Seidler's play which he later adapted into the 2010 film about King George VI and his relationship with speech therapist and failed actor Lionel Logue.

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Thu 5 Mar

The House

£12.50–£35 / 0121 236 4455

Sat 7 Mar

The House

£12.50–£35 / 0121 236 4455

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Thu 12 Mar

£15–£35 / 01223 578933

Sat 14 Mar

£15–£35 / 01223 578933

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Thu 23 Apr

£20.50–£36.50 / 028 9024 0411

Sat 25 Apr

£20.50–£36.50 / 028 9024 0411

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Dance 'Til Dawn

  • Written by: Karen Bruce

Strictly Come Dancing favourites Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace are back with a brand new show celebrating the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 25 Mar

£10–£48 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 28 Mar

£10–£48 / 0844 847 2325

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Wed 18 Mar

£24.50–£36.50 / 01702 351135

Sat 21 Mar

£24.50–£36.50 / 01702 351135

The Grand Theatre & Opera House, Leeds

Wed 1 Apr

£18.50–£36 / 0844 848 2700

Sat 4 Apr

£18.50–£36 / 0844 848 2700

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Solace Of The Road

Mike Kenny's adaptation of Siobhan Dowd's novel about a teenager girl who sets out from her foster home to look for her long-lost mum.

Derby Theatre

Thu 5 Mar

£9.50–£12.50 prev; £15–£25.50; £11–£17 / 01332 593939

Sat 7 Mar

£9.50–£12.50 prev; £15–£25.50; £11–£17 / 01332 593939

Sat 14 Mar

£9.50–£12.50 prev; £15–£25.50; £11–£17 / 01332 593939

Baby it's Cold Outside

  • Directed by: Martin Lynch
  • Written by: Brenda Murphy

New comedy from award-winning playwright, Brenda Murphy tells the story of pregnancy and a bizarre love triangle and stars Jo Donnelly, Kerri Quinn, Tanya Thompson and Kevin Elliott.

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Fri 6 Mar

£16.50–£24.50 / 028 9024 0411

Sat 7 Mar

£16.50–£24.50 / 028 9024 0411

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The Bishop's Wife

A bishop trying to get a new cathedral built prays for guidance. An angel arrives, but his guidance isn't about fundraising. Live radio play based on the 1947 Cary Grant/David Niven film.

East Kilbride Arts Centre

Sun 8 Mar

£10 / 01355 261000

Ticket includes high tea.

Moscow City Ballet: Swan Lake

  • Directed by: Natalia Ryzhenko
  • Written by: Natalia Ryzhenko

Tchaikovsky's romantic tragedy about the Prince Siegfried, his love Odette, and the evil spell cast upon them by Von Rothbart and Odile. Directed by Natalia Ryzhenko and Victor Smirnov-Golovanov.

Baths Hall, Scunthorpe

Fri 10 Apr

£17.50–£31.50 / 0844 854 2776

Opera House, Manchester

Sat 28 Mar

£20–£39.50 / 0844 847 2275

Stone Cold Murder

  • Directed by: Sue Wilson
  • Written by: James Cawood

Stone Cold Murder by James Cawood will be at the Mill at Sonning for an eight week season.

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Thu 5 Mar

Ashcroft Theatre

£20.50 (£18.50) / 020 8688 9291

Sat 7 Mar

Ashcroft Theatre

£20.50 (£18.50) / 020 8688 9291

The Haymarket, Basingstoke

Thu 26 Mar

£20; £18 over 65s; £17; £15 over 65s; £22; £20 over 65s (Children £11 under 16s; Children £11 under 16s; Children £11 under 16s) / 01256 844244

Sat 28 Mar

£20; £18 over 65s; £17; £15 over 65s; £22; £20 over 65s (Children £11 under 16s; Children £11 under 16s; Children £11 under 16s) / 01256 844244

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?

Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 18 Apr

£22.50–£25 / 0141 332 1846

Sat 25 Apr

£22.50–£25 / 0141 332 1846

Sat 2 May

£22.50–£25 / 0141 332 1846

The Bodyguard

  • Directed by: Thea Sharrock
  • Written by: Alex Dinelaris (book)

Musical adaptation for the stage of the 1992 film which featured Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Wed 3 Jun

£22.50–£44.50 / 01274 432000

Sat 6 Jun

£22.50–£44.50 / 01274 432000

Wed 10 Jun

£22.50–£44.50 / 01274 432000

Sat 13 Jun

£22.50–£44.50 / 01274 432000

Birmingham Hippodrome

Thu 6 Aug

£27–£49.50 / 0844 338 5000

Sat 8 Aug

£27–£49.50 / 0844 338 5000

Wed 12 Aug

£27–£49.50 / 0844 338 5000

…and 5 more dates until 29 Aug

Bristol Hippodrome

Thu 14 Jan 2016

£18.50–£52.50 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 16 Jan 2016

£20–£57.50 / 0844 847 2325

Thu 21 Jan 2016

£18.50–£52.50 / 0844 847 2325

…and 3 more dates until 30 Jan 2016

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The Mikado

A performance of Gilbert & Sullivan's deliciously light-hearted exploration of capital punishment.

Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

Sat 7 Mar

£12 (Children £6) / 01592 583302

The Addams Family: Peterborough Operatic & Dramatic Society

A Broadway musical comedy based on Charles Addams's cartoon strip about an extended family of macabre Gothic characters in their rundown home.

Key Theatre, Peterborough

Sat 28 Mar

£15 / 01733 207239

Best Served Cold - Just Us Productions

Just Us Productions presents Best Served Cold New writing by Elly Nannaleasy Do you know what your husband is up to every day of the week? Liz thinks she does; after all, his hobbies take up most of his spare time. Who would have thought brass rubbing could be so fascinating? When two of his mistresses turn up on…

Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich

Mon 23 Mar

£5 / 01603 620917

Tue 24 Mar

£5 / 01603 620917

Wed 25 Mar

£5 / 01603 620917

…and 2 more dates until 27 Mar

Blood Brothers

  • Written by: Willy Russell

Willy Russell's moving tale about two brothers whose lives are worlds apart.

Corn Exchange, King's Lynn

Wed 18 Mar

£28; £23; £30.50 (Children £19 under 16s; Children £17 under 16s; Children £20.50 under 16s) / 01553 764864

Sat 21 Mar

£28; £23; £30.50 (Children £19 under 16s; Children £17 under 16s; Children £20.50 under 16s) / 01553 764864

Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

Thu 16 Apr

£20–£32; £16–£28 (£24–£30; £18–£26) / 01242 572573

Sat 18 Apr

£20–£32; £16–£28 (£24–£30; £18–£26) / 01242 572573

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Thu 2 Apr

Ashcroft Theatre

£24.25–£36.25 / 020 8688 9291

Sat 4 Apr

Ashcroft Theatre

£24.25–£36.25 / 020 8688 9291

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Calamity Jane

  • Directed by: Nick Winston

Jodie Prenger stars in this Watermill Theatre touring production of the Wild West musical, which also features a cast of multi-talented actor-musicians. Directed by Nikolai Foster.

Buxton Opera House

Wed 27 May

£24–£38; £16–£30; £20–£34 / 0845 127 2190

Thu 28 May

£24–£38; £16–£30; £20–£34 / 0845 127 2190

Sat 30 May

£24–£38; £16–£30; £20–£34 / 0845 127 2190

Grand Theatre, Swansea

Wed 8 Apr

£18–£33 / 01792 475715

Thu 9 Apr

£18–£33 / 01792 475715

Sat 11 Apr

£18–£33 / 01792 475715

The Grand Theatre & Opera House, Leeds

Wed 24 Jun

£18.50–£38 / 0844 848 2700

Thu 25 Jun

£18.50–£38 / 0844 848 2700

Sat 27 Jun

£18.50–£38 / 0844 848 2700

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