Afternoon events, Theatre

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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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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

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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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

Sat 7 Mar

£19–£27 / 0844 871 7649

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Hacktivists

Lyceum Youth Theatre present Ben Ockrent's dark comedy about teenage hackers and the fine line between freedom of information and invasion of privacy.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 7 Mar

£12 / 0131 228 1404

The performance appears alongside members of LYT showcasing rehearsed readings of brand new work by the Traverse Theatre Scribble Group.

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

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

South Pacific

A production of the famous musical set in and around an island military base during the Second World War.

York Theatre Royal

Sat 7 Mar

£3–£22 (£1) / 01904 623568

Sat 14 Mar

£3–£22 (£1) / 01904 623568

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

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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Of Mice & Men

TinShed Theatre presents John Steinbeck's modern classic set against the backdrop of the American Great Depression.

The Riverfront, Newport

Sat 7 Mar

£12.50 (£10) / 01633 656757

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Sing For Your Life

Cabaret with taxidermy artist Charlie Tuesday Gates.

The Vaults, London SE1

Sat 7 Mar

£16.50 / 020 7401 9603

Sun 8 Mar

£16.50 / 020 7401 9603

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

Hello Dolly

Elgin Musical Theatre Proudly presents its 50th performance with our production of Jerry Herman's music and lyrical adaptation of Michael Stewarts book " Hello Dolly".

Elgin Town Hall

Sat 7 Mar

£10–£12 / 01343 562600

Rambert: Rooster

Rooster brings the rock'n'roll swagger of the Rolling Stones to life in this evocation of the swinging 60s.

Theatre Royal, Brighton

Thu 26 Mar

£10–£29.50 / 0870 060 6650

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

Lanark Memorial Hall

Sat 11 Jul

£8 / 01555 667999

  • 13:30 – 15:00 Stick Man Lanark Memorial Hall

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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

Dead Simple

  • Directed by: Ian Talbot
  • Written by: Peter James (book)

Adaptation of novelist Peter James's latest work.

Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Wed 15 Jul

£26.50–£29.50 (£24.50–£27.50; £13) / 01903 206206

  • 14:00 – 16:30 Dead Simple Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Sat 18 Jul

£26.50–£29.50 (£24.50–£27.50; £13) / 01903 206206

  • 14:00 – 16:30 Dead Simple Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Hall For Cornwall, Truro

Thu 18 Jun

£17.50–£29.50 / 01872 262466

Sat 20 Jun

£17.50–£29.50 / 01872 262466

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Thu 9 Jul

£17.50–£26.50; £31–£33 Premier Seats; £21.50–£28.50; £31–£33 Premier Seats / 01227 787787

  • 14:30 – 17:00 Dead Simple The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Sat 11 Jul

£17.50–£26.50; £31–£33 Premier Seats; £21.50–£28.50; £31–£33 Premier Seats / 01227 787787

  • 14:30 – 17:00 Dead Simple The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

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Hedda Gabler

A new version of Henrik Ibsen's famous play Hedda Gabler from Richard Eyre, which has been directed by Amanda Gaughan. Hedda's life looks respectable enough – she has a distinguished father, a reputable husband and a good home. In order to inject some excitement into her life, she finds that she must look to the lives of…

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 25 Mar

£15–£29 evenings (concession from £10; matinees £12.50–£24) / 0131 248 4848

Sat 28 Mar

£15–£29 evenings (concession from £10; matinees £12.50–£24) / 0131 248 4848

Wed 1 Apr

£15–£29 evenings (concession from £10; matinees £12.50–£24) / 0131 248 4848

…and 3 more dates until 11 Apr

The Wizard Of Oz - Rosyth & District Ms

Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister carries her away to another world. Come join us in this fantastic Musical Show with wellknown songs such as " Over the Rainbow" and "We're off to see the Wizard" plus many more which will have you singing in your seats.

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Sat 28 Mar

£10 / 01383 602302

Antigone

  • Directed by: Ivo van Hove
  • Written by: Sophocles

Ivo van Hove directs Juliette Binoche in the title role, in Anne Carson's contemporary version of the Greek tragedy.

Barbican Centre, London EC2Y

Sun 8 Mar

Theatre

£16–£55 / 020 7638 8891

  • 15:00 Antigone Barbican Centre, London

Sat 14 Mar

Theatre

£16–£55 / 020 7638 8891

  • 14:30 Antigone Barbican Centre, London

Sun 15 Mar

Theatre

£16–£55 / 020 7638 8891

  • 15:00 Antigone Barbican Centre, London
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Classic Ghosts

A double bill of classic ghost stories adapted for the stage.

Civic Theatre, Chelmsford

Sat 7 Mar

£19.50 eves; £17 mat (£17.50; £7; £7) / 01245 606505

Hairspray: Basingstoke Amateur Operatic Society

A big-hearted musical set in 1960s Baltimore, where Tracy Turnblad dreams of appearing on The Corny Collins TV Show, little imagining that subsequent events will open her eyes to racial hatred and racial discrimination.

The Haymarket, Basingstoke

Sat 21 Mar

£16 ( £15; £15; Children £13 under 16s) / 01256 844244

Youth Lyric: The Great Gatsby

The story of the self-made millionaire Gatsby, who pursues his undying love for the elusive Daisy, told through the eyes of Nick who is drawn into the lustful life of greed, obsession and danger.

Belfast Waterfront

Sat 7 Mar

£7; £10; £10 (£7; £7; £7) / 028 9033 4400

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

Sat 7 Mar

£16.50–£24.50 / 028 9024 0411

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+.

Bristol Old Vic

Tue 31 Mar

£12.50 / 0117 987 7877

Wed 1 Apr

£12.50 / 0117 987 7877

Thu 2 Apr

£12.50 / 0117 987 7877

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Tue 5 May

£12.50 / 01223 578933

Wed 6 May

£12.50 / 01223 578933

Fri 8 May

£12.50 / 01223 578933

CAST, Doncaster

Mon 16 Mar

£12.50 (Children £10.50; £40) / 01302 303959

Tue 17 Mar

£12.50 (Children £10.50; £40) / 01302 303959

Wed 18 Mar

£12.50 (Children £10.50; £40) / 01302 303959

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