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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 2 May

£22.50–£25 / 0141 332 1846

The Great Canadian Circus

Jugglers, tumblers, acrobats and clowns all the way from Canada.

Newcastle Racecourse, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sun 26 Apr

£11.25–£14.62 / 0191 236 2020

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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Shafted!

A new comedy by renowned playwright John Godber.

East Riding Theatre, Beverley

Sun 26 Apr

£14

  • 14:00 – 16:30 Shafted! 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

The Venetian Twins

Tony Cownie's new version of Carlo Goldoni's timeless comedy tells the story of two estranged twins, Zanetto and Tonino. Though they look alike, as people they couldn't be more different. When the arrive in the same town on the same day, things start to get a little confusing.

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 29 Apr

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

Sat 2 May

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

Wed 6 May

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

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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

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 Chuckles Of Oz

The Chuckle Brothers present their unique take on the famous musical in which Dorothy goes to see the wizard. To me. To You. Etc.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Sat 13 Jun

£15

De Montfort Hall, Leicester

Sat 9 May

£14 (Children £13.50) / 0116 233 3111

Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton

Sat 30 May

£15 ( £56) / 0151 666 0000

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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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Dance 'Til Dawn

  • Written by: Karen Bruce

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

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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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.

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

Broxbourne Civic Hall, Hoddesdon

Wed 2 Sep

£15.50

Thu 3 Sep

£15.50

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Milkshake!

An interactive musical spectacular featuring children's television presenters.

Capitol, Horsham

Sun 10 May

£13 / 01403 750 220

Carnegie Theatre, Workington

Thu 28 May

£12 (Children £10; £40) / 01900 602122

The Harlequin, Redhill

Sat 20 Jun

£10.50–£12.50 / 01737 276 500

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Burnt Oak

  • Directed by: Nathan Osgood
  • Written by: Laurence Lynch

Laurence Lynch's play looking at human relationships. Directed by Nathan Osgood.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Sun 26 Apr

£17.50 (£15) / 0844 873 3433

  • 15:00 Burnt Oak Leicester Square Theatre, London

Sat 2 May

£17.50 (£15) / 0844 873 3433

  • 16:00 Burnt Oak Leicester Square Theatre, London

Sun 3 May

£17.50 (£15) / 0844 873 3433

  • 15:00 Burnt Oak Leicester Square Theatre, London
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London Children's Ballet: Snow White

LCB's Snow White is a feast for the eyes, with glorious costumes, an original musical score performed by a live orchestra and a cast of 55 highly talented dancers, aged nine to 16.

Peacock Theatre, London WC2A

Sun 26 Apr

£14–£55 / 0844 412 4322

The Ancient Secret Of Youth & The Five Tibetans

  • Directed by: David Thacker
  • Written by: Jim Cartwright

The world premiere of Jim Cartwright's mystical comedy-drama about three old friends who discover a book containing powerful rejuvenating rituals. Directed by David Thacker, and starring Lauren Drummond, Tom Mannion, Eric Potts, Matt Tait and Denish Welch.

The Octagon Theatre, Bolton

Fri 1 May

£10–£26.50 / 01204 520661

Sat 9 May

£10–£26.50 / 01204 520661

Mon 11 May

£10–£26.50 / 01204 520661

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Closer To Heaven

Book by Jonathan Harvey Music and Lyrics by Pet Shop Boys Presented by KYLIE VILCINS by arrangement with PAUL TAYLOR-MILLS LTD By special arrangement with THE REALLY USEFUL GROUP

Union Theatre, London SE1

Sun 26 Apr

£17–£20 / 020 7261 9876

Sat 2 May

£17–£20 / 020 7261 9876

Sun 3 May

£17–£20 / 020 7261 9876

…and 5 more dates until 23 May

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

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

Ballet Theatre UK: Aladdin

A dazzling re-telling the classic children's story about an orphan, an evil sorcerer and a magic lamp.

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Sat 16 May

Ashcroft Theatre

£20.25–£22.25 (£18.25–£20.25; £74) / 020 8688 9291

The Gwyn Hall, Neath

Sun 21 Jun

£15 (£12.50) / 0300 365 6677

The Kenton Theatre, Henley-on-Thames

Sun 14 Jun

£20 (£17) / 01491 575698

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Birdsong

  • Written by: Rachel Wagstaff (adapt)

Adaptation of Sebastian Faulks' best-selling novel of love, courage and sacrifice set before and during WWI.

Bristol Old Vic

Thu 30 Apr

£7.50–£27.50 / 0117 987 7877

Sat 2 May

£7.50–£27.50 / 0117 987 7877

Thu 7 May

£7.50–£27.50 / 0117 987 7877

Sat 9 May

£7.50–£27.50 / 0117 987 7877

The Courtyard, Hereford

Thu 11 Jun

£26 (£22) / 01432 340555

  • 14:00 Birdsong The Courtyard, Hereford

Sat 13 Jun

£26 (£22) / 01432 340555

  • 14:00 Birdsong The Courtyard, Hereford

Derby Theatre

Thu 28 May

£15–£25.50; £11–£17 / 01332 593939

Sat 30 May

£15–£25.50; £11–£17 / 01332 593939

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Hairspray: Mad Cow Productions

A musical telling the story of Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, as she sets out to follow her dreams, inspire her mum and win the boy she loves.

Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Sat 2 May

£12.50–£18.50; £12.50–£18.50 (£10.50–£16.50) / 01743 281281

Oklahoma!

  • Directed by: Rachel Kavanaugh

It's the grandpappy of the modern musical, the first one that didn't rely on ritzy production numbers, the first one in which the songs advanced the action instead of bringing it to a halt. Music & Lyrics and Royal & Derngate Northampton present Rodgers and Hammerstein's tale of a cowboy, his gal and the small…

Birmingham Hippodrome

Wed 1 Jul

£20–£40 / 0844 338 5000

Sat 4 Jul

£20–£40 / 0844 338 5000

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 15 Jul

£12.90–£43.40 ( £10–£39.50) / 0844 847 2325

Thu 16 Jul

£12.90–£43.40 ( £10–£39.50) / 0844 847 2325

Sat 18 Jul

£12.90–£43.40 ( £10–£39.50) / 0844 847 2325

The Hawth, Crawley

Wed 13 May

£36.50 7.30pm; £36.50 7.30pm; £33 2.30pm; £36.50 2.30pm; £39 7.30pm / 01293 553636

Sat 16 May

£36.50 7.30pm; £36.50 7.30pm; £33 2.30pm; £36.50 2.30pm; £39 7.30pm / 01293 553636

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Stepping Out: Altrincham Garrick Playhouse

  • Written by: Richard Harris

A production of the popular warm-hearted comedy where six women of very different backgrounds come together for tap dancing classes.

Altrincham Garrick Playhouse

Sat 2 May

£14–£15 (£12–£13; £10–£11) / 0161 928 1677

Stones In His Pockets

Contexture presents a hilarious and moving tale of a quiet Irish community turned upside down by the arrival of a Hollywood movie shoot.

Rhodes Arts Complex And Bishop's Stortford Museum

Sun 26 Apr

£17 (£15) / 01279 651746

The Factory Playhouse, Hitchin

Thu 30 Apr

Sold out / 01462 677808

Fri 1 May

Sold out / 01462 677808

Sat 2 May

£20 / 01462 677808

Sun 3 May

£20 / 01462 677808

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