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The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

  • Directed by: Steven Hoggett
  • Written by: Simon Stephens (adapt)

Simon Stephens's adaptation of the darkly humorous book by Mark Haddon presented by National Theatre.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Wed 27 May

£21.50–£42.50 / 0844 338 5000

Sat 30 May

£21.50–£42.50 / 0844 338 5000

Wed 3 Jun

£21.50–£42.50 / 0844 338 5000

Sat 6 Jun

£21.50–£42.50 / 0844 338 5000

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 5 Aug

£10–£35 / 0844 847 2325

Thu 6 Aug

£10–£35 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 8 Aug

£10–£36 / 0844 847 2325

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Thu 11 Jun

£14.50–£32.50 (£10.50–£32.50) / 0116 242 3595

Sat 13 Jun

£14.50–£32.50 (£10.50–£32.50) / 0116 242 3595

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Shafted!

A new comedy by renowned playwright John Godber.

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

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 Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare

Wed 29 Apr

£12.50–£15 / 01934 645544

Thu 30 Apr

£12.50–£15 / 01934 645544

Theatre Royal, Brighton

Fri 9 Oct

£13.50–£16 / 0870 060 6650

Sat 10 Oct

£13.50–£16 / 0870 060 6650

Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Fri 1 May

£7–£13 ( £36–£48) / 01752 267222

Sun 3 May

£7–£13 ( £36–£48) / 01752 267222

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 2 May

£22.50–£25 / 0141 332 1846

Jungle Book

Groundlings Theatre present their adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's short story collection. No allocated seating is available. Please take a cushion.

Groundlings Theatre, Portsmouth

Sat 2 May

£14 (£12; £10 mems; Children £10; £12; £42) / 023 9273 7370

Sun 3 May

£14 (£12; £10 mems; Children £10; £12; £42) / 023 9273 7370

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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'.

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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Clothes Encounters: Starlight Productions

  • Written by: Roger Karshner

Roger Karshner's farcical comedy about a mix up between two estate agents, husband and wife who unwittingly show the same property to another married couple, but separately, resulting in a misunderstanding of epic proportions.

Palace Theatre, Southend-on-Sea

Thu 18 Jun

Dixon Studio

£12 (£11)

Sat 20 Jun

Dixon Studio

£12 (£11)

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.

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Thu 7 May

£35 eve; £35 eve; £30; £35 eve; £35 / 01223 578933

Sat 9 May

£35 eve; £35 eve; £30; £35 eve; £35 / 01223 578933

Malvern Theatres

Wed 13 May

Festival Theatre

£10–£22.50 / 01684 892 277

Sat 16 May

Festival Theatre

£10–£22.50 / 01684 892 277

Theatre Royal, Norwich

Wed 29 Apr

£8–£27 / 01603 630000

Sat 2 May

£8–£27 / 01603 630000

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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

Fever Dream: Southside

High summer in Glasgow’s Southside and a heat wave bears down on the residents of Govanhill, driving them off the streets. Tensions are running high and fantasy and reality are becoming blurred.

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 2 May

£13–£17 (£2; Students £9; Children £9) / 0141 429 0022

Sat 9 May

£13–£17 (£2; Students £9; Children £9) / 0141 429 0022

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Shrek the Musical

  • Directed by: Nigel Harman
  • Written by: David Lindsay-Abaire (lyrics)

Based on the award-winning DreamWorks animation film, Shrek the Musical comes direct from London, where it was seen live on stage by nearly a million people. This production is directed by Nigel Harman, who starred as Lord Farquaad in the West End show and won the 2012 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a…

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Sat 24 Oct

£19.50–£49.50 / 0844 871 3014

Sun 25 Oct

£19.50–£49.50 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 28 Oct

£15–£45 / 0844 871 3014

…and 4 more dates until 8 Nov

King's Theatre, Glasgow

Wed 29 Apr

£15–£54.50 / 0844 871 7648

Sat 2 May

£19.50–£60 / 0844 871 7648

Sun 3 May

£19.50–£60 / 0844 871 7648

…and 7 more dates until 17 May

Liverpool Empire Theatre

Thu 26 Nov

£10–£45 / 0870 606 3536

Sat 28 Nov

£10–£49.50 / 0870 606 3536

Sun 29 Nov

£10–£49.50 / 0870 606 3536

…and 3 more dates until 6 Dec

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The Netherlands National Circus

An award-winning circus spectacular blending together aerial feats, acrobatics, comedy, dance and theatre.

Bass Recreation Ground, Derby

Tue 9 Jun

£12–£26

Wed 10 Jun

£12–£26

Thu 11 Jun

£12–£26

…and 3 more dates until 14 Jun

Chingford Plain, London E4

Thu 7 May

£12–£26

Fri 8 May

£12–£26

Sat 9 May

£12–£26

Sun 10 May

£12–£26

Chingford Plain, London E4

Thu 7 May

£7–£26 / 020 8506 3637

Fri 8 May

£7–£26 / 020 8506 3637

Sat 9 May

£7–£26 / 020 8506 3637

Sun 10 May

£7–£26 / 020 8506 3637

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Noises Off

  • Directed by: Lindsay Posner
  • Written by: Michael Frayn

Highly frantic farce about a group of actors trying to produce a highly frantic farce with all the nonsense that entails. Directed by Lindsay Posner.

Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Sat 2 May

£10–£25 / 01206 573948

Mon 4 May

£10–£25 / 01206 573948

Thu 7 May

£10–£25 / 01206 573948

…and 4 more dates until 16 May

Alternative Dream Therapy

Installation performance and personalised experience in which Dr Stratus guides audience members through the nonsensical world of dreams. A co-production between NapTrap and Theatre Delicatessen.

Theatre Delicatessen, London EC1R

Sat 2 May

£10 (£8)

Sat 9 May

£10 (£8)

Sat 16 May

£10 (£8)

…and 2 more dates until 30 May

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

Birnam Arts & Conference Centre

Sun 21 Jun

£6 (Family £20) / 01350 727674

  • 14:00 – 15:00 The Edibles Birnam Arts & Conference Centre

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Thu 21 May

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

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Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience

Trademark mix-ups from the Faulty Towers hotel staff served alongside a three course meal.

B'est, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

£45 / 0131 556 4448

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

£45 / 0131 556 4448

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

£45 / 0131 556 4448

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

£49.50 / 0131 556 4448

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 31 Aug

Thistle Hotel, Brighton

Sat 30 May

£45–£49.50

Part of Brighton Fringe.

Sun 31 May

£45–£49.50

Part of Brighton Fringe.

Legally Blonde The Musical: Carlton Operatic Society

The musical tale about the ditsy blonde Ellie Woods who comes to realise that it's more important to be smart.

Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Wed 6 May

£10–£21 / 0115 989 5555

Sat 9 May

£10–£21 / 0115 989 5555

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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The Lost Carnival

An immersive and mysterious experience featuring theatre, circus, music and visual trickery.

Burrs Country Park, Bury

Fri 22 May

£10 / 0161 253 5353

Sat 23 May

£10 / 0161 253 5353

Sun 24 May

£10 / 0161 253 5353

Mon 25 May

£10 / 0161 253 5353

The Sound Of Music: Crewe Amateur Musicals Society

The beloved story of the Von Trapp family and plucky Maria, live on-stage with all your favourite songs from the Rodgers and Hammerstein stage and screen original.

Lyceum Theatre, Crewe

Sat 2 May

£15 / 01270 368242

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Udderbelly Festival

A massive multi-arts festival takes over the Southbank for the best part of a raucous three months, with music, comedy, theatre and family-friendly shows aplenty. The 2015 programme includes stand up from Katherine Ryan, James Acaster and Richard Herring; bubble fun for kids with The Amazing Bubble Man; and circus…

Udderbelly At Southbank Centre, London SE1

Sat 2 May

£19.50

A Simple Space

£10

Morgan & West's Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show

Sun 3 May

£10

Comedy Club 4 Kids

Mon 4 May

£10

Shlomo's Beatbox Adventure for Kids

…and 20 more dates until 18 Jul

Beyond Expectations

Untold Theatre Combining puppetry, music and striking digital projections, Beyond Expectations explores themes of love, revenge and destiny. This innovative production re-imagines Charles Dickens' beloved novel Great Expectations, recounting events from the perspective of Estella. We follow her story from its…

Greenside @ Infirmary Street, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Main Hall

£4 (£3)

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Main Hall

£4 (£3)

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

Main Hall

£4 (£3)

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 6 more dates until 15 Aug

The Business Of Murder

Psychological thriller by Richard Harris, which enjoyed a successful 7-year run in the West End

New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Wed 20 May

£10–£25 / 01473 295900

Sat 23 May

£10–£25 / 01473 295900

Forth on the Fringe

Radio Forth Ltd Now in its eighth year, Forth on the Fringe is the largest showcase event of Fringe entertainment. Featuring a selection of some of the biggest names in comedy, cabaret and entertainment, hosted by Forth One’s breakfast show hosts, Boogie and Arlene. Previous guests have included: Adam Hills, Jason…

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Sat 8 Aug

Auditorium

£19.50 / 0844 871 3014

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Guttersnipe Theatre: You Before Me

A new play exploring the turbulence of adolescence as seventeen year old Josie's world is contrasted with her mother, Sara's, secret past. Josie sprawls on her bed, caught between teenage dreams and adulthood. Sara's past is played out as she transforms from a headstrong teen, planning her life with her best friend over…

Academy Of Creative Training, Brighton

Sat 30 May

The Lantern

£8.50 (£6.50) / 01273 818266

Sun 31 May

The Lantern

£8.50 (£6.50) / 01273 818266

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