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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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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

Blood Brothers

Willy Russell's story of two brothers, their contrasting upbringing and the hand fate deals them is fast-moving, perceptive and ultimately moving. This drama contains adult content, scenes of violence and loud noises. Not suitable for under 12s.

Theatre At The Mill, Newtownabbey

Thu 12 Mar

£14 (£12) / 028 9034 0202

Fri 13 Mar

£14 (£12) / 028 9034 0202

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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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

Giselle

Royal New Zealand Ballet present the tragic story of lovers Giselle and Albrecht and the evil Wilis, merciless spirits of jilted woman who seek revenge on men by forcing them until they die of exhaustion.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Thu 29 Oct

£13.50–£42.50 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 31 Oct

£13.50–£42.50 / 0131 529 6000

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

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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The Addams Family: Knowle Musical Society

  • Written by: Rick Elise

Family comedy written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elise. Morticia and Gomez Addams want to continue living amongst death, pain and suffering as they always have. But there is a change in their plans as their beloved Wednesday, the ultimate princess of darkness, falls in love with a smart young man from a respectable…

Solihull Arts Complex

Sat 14 Mar

£10–£16 / 0121 704 6962

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Antigone

  • Directed by: Marcus Romer
  • Written by: Sophocles

Marcus Romer directs Roy Williams' version of Sophocles' Greek tragedy.

Theatre Royal Stratford East, London E15

Wed 4 Mar

£6–£22.50

  • 14:00 Antigone Theatre Royal Stratford East, London

Sat 7 Mar

£6–£22.50

  • 15:00 Antigone Theatre Royal Stratford East, London

Wed 11 Mar

£6–£22.50

  • 14:00 Antigone Theatre Royal Stratford East, London

Sat 14 Mar

£6–£22.50

  • 15:00 Antigone Theatre Royal Stratford East, London

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

Cirque Eloize: Cirkopolis

Twelve acrobats and multidisciplinary artists present an uninterrupted stream of acrobatics, music, images and drawings accompanied by an original musical score and video projections.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Sat 21 Mar

£17.50–£28.50 / 01274 432000

Birmingham Hippodrome

Sat 28 Mar

£18.50–£30 / 0844 338 5000

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sat 4 Apr

£14–£27 / 0131 529 6000

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Dracula

  • Directed by: Theresa Heskins
  • Written by: Theresa Heskins (adaptation)

Production of the chilling tale by Bram Stoker adapted and directed by Theresa Heskins.

New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Sat 21 Mar

£13–£22 (£11–£20) / 01782 717962

  • 14:15 Dracula New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Sat 28 Mar

£13–£22 (£11–£20) / 01782 717962

  • 14:15 Dracula New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Her Benny

  • Written by: Anne Dalton

A heart-warming, stunning, rags to riches musical with a fast moving plot, rousing company numbers,powerful uplifting choruses,memorable melodies, intelligent lyrics and lively characters.

The Brindley, Runcorn

Thu 9 Apr

£16 (Children £12; £12) / 0151 907 8360

Fri 10 Apr

£16 (Children £12; £12) / 0151 907 8360

Sat 11 Apr

£16 (Children £12; £12) / 0151 907 8360

Sun 12 Apr

£16 (Children £12; £12) / 0151 907 8360

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Mamma Mia!

  • Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd
  • Written by: lyrics)

The smash hit musical based on the songs of Abba continues to storm the UK.

Liverpool Empire Theatre

Wed 4 Mar

£10–£55 / 0870 606 3536

Sat 7 Mar

£15–£60 / 0870 606 3536

Wed 11 Mar

£10–£55 / 0870 606 3536

Sat 14 Mar

£15–£60 / 0870 606 3536

Millennium Forum, Londonderry

Thu 9 Jul

£31–£41 / 02871 264455

Sat 11 Jul

£31–£41 / 02871 264455

Novello Theatre, London WC2B

Thu 5 Mar

£18.75–£122 / 0844 482 5170

Sat 7 Mar

£18.75–£122 / 0844 482 5170

Thu 12 Mar

£18.75–£122 / 0844 482 5170

…and 66 more dates until 24 Oct

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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

Seven Brides For Seven Brothers

  • Directed by: Rachel Kavanaugh
  • Written by: Lawrence Kasha (book)

The musical based on the 1954 Hollywood film, with music by Gene De Paul and lyrics by Johnny Mercer and containing songs including Bless Your Beautiful Hide, and the energetic Barn Dance Directed by Rachel Kavanaugh and choreographed by Alistair David.

The Open Air Theatre, London NW1

Sat 18 Jul

£25–£52.50; £65 Premium Seat / 0844 826 4242

Thu 23 Jul

£25–£52.50; £65 Premium Seat / 0844 826 4242

Sat 25 Jul

£25–£52.50; £65 Premium Seat / 0844 826 4242

…and 10 more dates until 29 Aug

Under the Arches

Players' Music Hall Theatre go back to the good old days of music hall and variety shows with their new show blending singing, music, comedy and audience participation.

Charing Cross Theatre, London WC2N

Sun 8 Mar

prices vary / 08444 930 650

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

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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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Anna Karenina

  • Directed by: Ellen McDougall
  • Written by: Jo Clifford (Adaptation)

A contemporary adaptation of Tolstoy's masterpiece set against the backdrop of Imperial Russia, directed by Olivier-nominated director Ellen McDougall. The envy of St. Petersburg society Anna puts her position and high profile yet loveless marriage in jeopardy when she follows her heart and embarks on an affair with the…

Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Sat 21 Mar

£15 (£7.50) / 0161 833 9833

Wed 25 Mar

£15 (£7.50) / 0161 833 9833

Sat 28 Mar

£15 (£7.50) / 0161 833 9833

…and 10 more dates until 2 May

Beautiful Thing

  • Directed by: Nikolai Foster

Nikolai Foster's celebrated adaptation of Jonathan Harvey's comedy returns, starring Charlie Brooks, and telling the story of the blossoming romance between Jamie and his neighbour Ste.

Arts Theatre, London WC2H

Thu 4 Jun

£43.75 / 020 7907 7092

Sat 6 Jun

£43.75 / 020 7907 7092

Thu 11 Jun

£43.75 / 020 7907 7092

…and 9 more dates until 11 Jul

Birmingham Hippodrome

Fri 3 Apr

£20–£30 / 0844 338 5000

Sat 4 Apr

£20–£30 / 0844 338 5000

Fri 10 Apr

£20–£30 / 0844 338 5000

Sat 11 Apr

£20–£30 / 0844 338 5000

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Thu 28 May

£16–£26 / 0116 242 3595

Sat 30 May

£16–£26 / 0116 242 3595

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Birmingham Royal Ballet: Coppelia

Sir Peter Wright’s production of this joyous and witty ballet about a toymaker who creates a beautiful doll in the hope of bringing her to life – with results that spread mayhem throughout his village.

Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Sat 28 Mar

The Lyric

£16.50–£37 / 01752 267222

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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