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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

Millennium Forum, Londonderry

Sat 4 Apr

£12; £37.50 (Children £10) / 02871 264455

Sun 5 Apr

£12; £37.50 (Children £10) / 02871 264455

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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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

Disney on Ice: Magical Ice Festival

A colourful and exciting ice show featuring characters from Frozen, Tangled, The Little Mermaid and more.

Capital FM Arena, Nottingham

Thu 7 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 412 4624

Fri 8 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 412 4624

Sat 9 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 412 4624

Sun 10 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 412 4624

First Direct Arena, Leeds

Thu 14 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1585

Fri 15 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1585

Sat 16 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1585

Sun 17 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1585

LG Arena, Birmingham

Thu 2 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 338 8000

Fri 3 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 338 8000

Sat 4 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 338 8000

Sun 5 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 338 8000

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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

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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

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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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 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

Wed 8 Apr

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

Sat 11 Apr

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

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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Discontented Winter/House Remix & Moonfleece: 65 Youth Theatre

  • Written by: Bryony Lavery

A double bill of biting contemporary dramas: Philip Ridley's Moonfleece concerns a far-right political party meeting in an abandoned London flat whilst Bryony Lavery's Discontented Winter transposes Shakespeare's Richard III to a modern-day tower block.

Salisbury Playhouse

Sat 28 Mar

£12; £9 under 25s / 01722 320333

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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

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

Berwick Operatic Society: The Wizard of Oz

The most beloved of movie musicals on stage.

The Maltings Theatre and Cinema, Berwick-Upon-Tweed

Sat 28 Mar

£12 (£10; Family £36) / 01289 330999

Sun 29 Mar

£12 (£10; Family £36) / 01289 330999

Celeste's Circus

Following Celeste under the big top as her cast of endearing animals emerge one by one. A charming and engaging first trip to the circus especially for very young children (0–5 years).

Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

Wed 8 Apr

£6.60 (£4.50; Children £4.50) / 01592 583302

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

£6.50 (£4.50; Children £4.50) / 01592 583302

Bowhill House & Country Park, Selkirk

Fri 10 Apr

£5 / 01750 22204

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

£5 / 01750 22204

Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre, Peebles

Sat 18 Apr

£6 (Children £4) / 01721 725777

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

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Milkshake!

An interactive musical spectacular featuring children's television presenters.

Albert Halls, Stirling

Fri 17 Apr

£12 (Children £10; Family £40–£42) / 01786 473544

Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

Thu 16 Apr

£12 / 01383 740384

The Brindley, Runcorn

Sun 19 Apr

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

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Pop Factor: The Concert

A musical show aimed at families, in which an ensemble cast of sing and dance their way through the charts.

City Hall, Salisbury

Thu 28 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01722 434434

Epsom Playhouse

Tue 26 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01372 742555

Kenneth More Theatre, Ilford

Sun 12 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 020 8553 4466

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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

£36.50–£39.50 / 0131 529 6000

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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

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

Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom

  • Directed by: Richard Lewis
  • Written by: Mani Svavarsson (music)

Richard Lewis' adaptation of the award-winning television animation set in a miniature world of fairies, elves and insects. The production features original music by Mani Svavarsson, with original lyrics by Matt Lewis.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Tue 14 Apr

£16.75 / 01892 530613

Wed 15 Apr

£16.75 / 01892 530613

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Sat 6 Jun

£16.50 / 020 8561 8371

Sun 7 Jun

£16.50 / 020 8561 8371

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 26 Aug

£14.50–£16.50 / 0844 847 2325

Thu 27 Aug

£14.50–£16.50 / 0844 847 2325

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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.

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Mon 30 Mar

£13.50–£16.50 / 01702 351135

  • 13:30 – 14:00 Dinosaur Zoo Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

The Hexagon, Reading

Fri 10 Apr

£14.50 ( £44.80) / 0118 960 6060

Sat 11 Apr

£14.50 ( £44.80) / 0118 960 6060

Sun 12 Apr

£14.50 ( £44.80) / 0118 960 6060

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Fri 17 Apr

£15 (£12.50) / 01227 787787

Sun 19 Apr

£15 (£12.50) / 01227 787787

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Good To Be Bad!: Artemis Studios Performing Arts Schools

A brand new musical featuring magic, myth and flying monkeys.

The Kenton Theatre, Henley-on-Thames

Sun 29 Mar

£14 ( £10; £10; £8; £40; Children £8) / 01491 575698

The Vicar Of Dibley: Halifax Thespians

A stage adaptation of the much loved BBC comedy about a female vicar who comes to live in a small rural village. By Ian Glover and Paul Carpenter adapted from the original TV series by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew- Archer.

The Playhouse, Halifax

Sat 28 Mar

Sold out / 01422 365998

Allan Stewart's Big Big Variety Show

Allan Stewart presents his big variety show featuring Grant Stott, Andy Gray, Paul Zerdin and more.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 9 Apr

£25 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 11 Apr

£25 / 0131 529 6000

Dance 'Til Dawn

  • Written by: Karen Bruce

Strictly Come Dancing favourites Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace celebrate the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Bristol Hippodrome

Sat 28 Mar

£10–£48 / 0844 847 2325

The Grand Theatre & Opera House, Leeds

Wed 1 Apr

£16.50–£36 / 0844 848 2700

Sat 4 Apr

£16.50–£36 / 0844 848 2700

Hull New Theatre

Thu 30 Apr

£16–£33.50; £12.50–£24.50; £19–£36 / 01482 226655

Sat 2 May

£16–£33.50; £12.50–£24.50; £19–£36 / 01482 226655

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