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Jurassic Adventures

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

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Tue 31 Mar

£16 (£14) / 020 8561 8371

Grimsby Auditorium

Mon 30 Mar

£18.90; £16 / 0870 607 7461

Kings Theatre, Portsmouth

Fri 27 Mar

£14–£18 / 02392 828282

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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 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

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

Embassy Theatre, Skegness

Wed 13 May

£15–£30 / 0845 674 0505

Sat 16 May

£15–£30 / 0845 674 0505

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Thu 16 Apr

Ashcroft Theatre

£23.25–£31.25 / 020 8688 9291

Sat 18 Apr

Ashcroft Theatre

£23.25–£31.25 / 020 8688 9291

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West Side Story: Manx Operatic Society

Classic musical in which teenage love ends in tragedy amongst the warring gangs of New York.

Villa Marina Royal Hall, Isle of Man

Sat 28 Mar

Gaiety Theatre

£18.50–£22 / 01624 686801

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

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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

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

Sat 4 Apr

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

…and 2 more dates until 11 Apr

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

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Associate Director Nick Bagnall presents an adaptation of William Shakespeares magical story of woodland fairies.

Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

Sat 28 Mar

£12–£20 / 0151 709 4776

Tue 31 Mar

£12–£20 / 0151 709 4776

Sat 4 Apr

£12–£20 / 0151 709 4776

…and 3 more dates until 16 Apr

The Producers

  • Directed by: Matthew White
  • Written by: lyrics)

Retelling of Mel Brooks' story of theatre producers who get together in a get-rich-quick plot involving Broadway flops. Te show stars comedian Jason Manford as Leo Bloom and choreographer and TV personality Louie Spence as Carmen Ghia.

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 29 Apr

£15–£45 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 2 May

£15–£45 / 0844 847 2325

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Wed 8 Apr

£25.50–£36.50 / 01702 351135

Sat 11 Apr

£25.50–£36.50 / 01702 351135

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sat 28 Mar

£27–£39.50 / 0131 529 6000

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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 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

Grease

Amateur production of the popular musical with book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey.

Lyceum Theatre, Crewe

Sat 28 Mar

£14.50 / 01270 368242

  • 14:30 Grease Lyceum Theatre, Crewe

Hairspray

  • Directed by: Drew McOnie

The Falkirk Bohemians bring this famous tale of Baltimore in the1960s to life.

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Sat 12 Sep

£16.50–£38 / 0116 242 3595

Wed 16 Sep

£16.50–£38 / 0116 242 3595

Sat 19 Sep

£16.50–£38 / 0116 242 3595

Darlington Civic Theatre

Sat 25 Apr

£14–£20 / 01325 486555

Grand Opera House, York

Sat 28 Mar

£18.90–£25.90

Sat 4 Apr

£18.90–£25.90

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Grease

  • Written by: Jim Jacobs

The Apollo Players present the iconic 1950s rock'n'roll musical packed with hits including 'Summer Nights', 'Greased Lightnin'' and 'You're the One That I Want'.

Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 11 Apr

£14–£20 / 0141 332 1846

  • 14:00 Grease Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Madama Butterfly

  • Directed by: Ellen Kent
  • Written by: Puccini

Ellen Kent presents Puccini's heartbreaking story of a beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant. Starring Elena Dee and Miki Mori.

Royal Opera House, London WC2E

Sat 4 Apr

£7–£190 / 020 7304 4000

Thu 9 Apr

£7–£145 / 020 7304 4000

Sat 11 Apr

£7–£145 / 020 7304 4000

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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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And the Beat Goes On

Play based on the songs of Sonny and Cher. Written by Olivier Award winner Stef Smith and presented by Random Accomplice in partnership with Horsecross Arts.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 28 Mar

£8–£16 (£8–£12) / 0141 552 4267

Hairspray: The Irving Stage Company

  • Written by: Thomas Meehan

A contemporary musical set in 1960s Baltimore, where big-hearted Tracy Turnblad dreams of dancing on the Corny Collins TV Show.

Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Sat 28 Mar

£10–£20 / 01284 769505

Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure

A deep sea adventure with Captain Barnacles, Kwazii and Peso, in this brand new live stage show.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Wed 13 May

£15.50 / 01727 844488

Thu 14 May

£15.50 / 01727 844488

Bristol Hippodrome

Sat 25 Apr

£16.50 / 0844 847 2325

Sun 26 Apr

£16.50 / 0844 847 2325

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Wed 27 May

£16.50 / 01702 351135

Thu 28 May

£16.50 / 01702 351135

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…and at 10 other places

The Sooty Show

Sweep, Soo and Richard join the loveable bear to celebrate his birthday party – where things don't seem to be going to plan.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 9 Apr

£15–£30

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Mon 30 Mar

£15 / 020 8561 8371

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Fri 3 Apr

£15 / 08441 717620

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Wellingborough Gang Show

Talented young people perform a variety show which will take you back to the times when theatres were full of people having a great time.

The Castle, Wellingborough

Sat 28 Mar

£8.50 eve; £10.50; £10.50; £11 (£9.50; £9.50; £10) / 01933 270007

Last Of The Summer Wine: Denys Edwards Players

  • Written by: Roy Clarke

An adaptation of Roy Clarke's long-running TV sitcom, with Foggy, Clegg and Compo reunited for one last adventure.

The Library Theatre, Sheffield

Sat 28 Mar

£8; £8 (£7)

The Pillowman

  • Directed by: Martin McDonagh
  • Written by: Martin McDonagh

Martin McDonagh's gruesome drama about a writer living in a police state who finds himself in hot water when similarities are noticed between his fiction and a number of bizarre child murders.

Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Sat 28 Mar

£20–£24.50 / 028 9038 1081

Sun 29 Mar

£20–£24.50 / 028 9038 1081

Sat 4 Apr

£20–£24.50 / 028 9038 1081

…and 5 more dates until 19 Apr

Rally & Broad

A literary-flavoured cabaret night, boasting spoken word, 'live literature', new music and dancing into the wee small hours. Hosted by Jenny Lindsay and Rachel McCrum.

Mill on the Fleet, Gatehouse of Fleet

Sun 19 Apr

£5.95–£8.94 / 01557 814099

Stereo, Glasgow

Sun 29 Mar

£5 / 0141 222 2254

Dance While The Sky Crashes Down, with Utopiapocalypse (Sam Small & Bram Gieben), No More Tiger, Hannah Jane Walker, Calum Rodger and Josephine Sillars

Sun 26 Apr

£5 / 0141 222 2254

Can't Buy Me Love: With Luke Wright, Jonnie Common, Kirstin Innes, Katy Hastie and The Creative Martyrs

Singin' I'm No a Billy He's a Tim

Goldfish Theatre presents its take on Des Dillon's classic anti-sectarian play, which has a Rangers and a Celtic fan locked up together in a cell for the duration of an Old Firm match.

Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 4 Apr

£17.50–£20 / 0141 332 1846

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