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The Absence Of War

  • Directed by: Jeremy Herrin
  • Written by: David Hare

A political drama by David Hare.

Bristol Old Vic

Thu 12 Mar

£10–£27.50 / 0117 987 7877

Sat 14 Mar

£10–£27.50 / 0117 987 7877

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Thu 30 Apr

£30; £25 / 01223 578933

Sat 2 May

£30; £25 / 01223 578933

Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

Thu 26 Mar

£12–£25 / 0151 709 4776

Sat 28 Mar

£12–£25 / 0151 709 4776

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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?

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

Abigail's Party

An adaptation of Mike Leigh's play satirising the pretensions of 1970s suburbia.

Stantonbury Campus Theatre, Milton Keynes

Sat 16 May

£13–£15 / 01908 324466

The Addams Family: Crowthorne Musical Players

A story based on the comic characters created by Charles Addams. The humorous story follows the events of Wednesday as she falls in love with a "normal" boy.

South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell

Sat 14 Mar

Wilde Theatre

£12 ( £11; £11; Children £11) / 01344 484 123

52 Shades of Maggie (Dirty Dancing in the pub)

Written by Leesa Harker The loveable Maggie Muff is back with a bang in the highly anticipated sequel to 51 Shades of Maggie. The dust has settled in the estate after the shenanigans of Maggie’s last adventure and now she and her idiot sidekick, Big Sally-Ann, are planning a birthday party in the pub. Big…

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Sat 23 May

The Beacon Theatre

£20 / 01475 723723

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The Absence of War

An adaptation of Hare's funny political drama.

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 4 Apr

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

12:one: Just Theatre

Issues such as the death penalty, the failures of society and the courage to stand alone are covered in this dynamic courtroom drama about a teenager accused of murdering her father.

Chickenshed, London N14

Fri 13 Mar

£10 (£8) / 020 8292 9222

Sat 14 Mar

£10 (£8) / 020 8292 9222

Sun 15 Mar

£10 (£8) / 020 8292 9222

13: GSA

  • Directed by: Sean McNamara
  • Written by: Mike Bartlett

GSA present this urgent and forceful play from Mike Bartlett and director Sean McNamara about capitalism, politics and untamed military adventurism.

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Sat 14 Mar

£13 / 01483 440000

  • 14:30 13: GSA Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

3 Bears

The shiny metal world of Goldilocks meets the natural wooden world of the three bears – the result is a very sticky adventure. Happily the bears and Goldilocks become friends and cook up the most wonderful porridge recipe together. Join Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre in the kitchen where, using simple kitchen implements…

Cumbernauld Theatre

Fri 10 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 01236 732887

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

Easdale Island Community Hall, Oban

Fri 3 Apr

£5 / 01852 300113

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

East Kilbride Arts Centre

Sat 18 Apr

£5 / 01355 261000

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

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3 Pigs

The Three Little Pigs, Susannah and the Fanciful Sow and The Old Woman and her Pig are all brought to life with the amazing ingenuity of the Storybox puppets. Suitable for ages 4+

Paisley Arts Centre

Tue 14 Apr

£4 / 0300 300 1210

  • 14:00 3 Pigs Paisley Arts Centre
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The 39 Steps

  • Directed by: Maria Aitken
  • Written by: John Buchan (book)

Patrick Barlow's adaptation of John Buchan's spy novel.

Criterion Theatre, London W1V

Wed 4 Mar

£25–£81.25 / 0844 847 1778

Sat 7 Mar

£25–£81.25 / 0844 847 1778

Wed 11 Mar

£25–£81.25 / 0844 847 1778

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42Nd Street

We are very excited to announce that Geoids will be staging 42nd Street in The Bridewell in May. Well known for its tap dancing, 42nd Street, a story of life in the chorus line, follows aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer as she journeys from the back row to the central spotlight on Broadway. With musical numbers such as…

St Bride Foundation, London EC4Y

Sat 23 May

£12.50–£15 / 020 7353 3331

42nd Street: Altrincham Garrick Playhouse

  • Written by: Mark Bramble

This spectacular musical is the truly inspiring story of small-town girl, Peggy Sawyer and her meteoric rise from chorus line to Broadway star. Based on the original film starring Ruby Keeler.

Altrincham Garrick Playhouse

Sat 30 May

£18 (£16; £15) / 0161 928 1677

Sat 6 Jun

£18 (£16; £15) / 0161 928 1677

Sun 7 Jun

£18 (£16; £15) / 0161 928 1677

42nd Street: Peterbrook Players

A colourful, energetic and toe-tapping musical which tells the tale of Peggy Sawyer's rise from chorus girl to Broadway star right from her stepping off the bus from Allentown with dreams of stardom.

Solihull Arts Complex

Sat 18 Apr

£12–£15 / 0121 704 6962

4:48 Psychosis

  • Directed by: Charlotte Gwinner
  • Written by: Sarah Kane

A performance of British dramatist Sarah Kane's work, a dramatic exploration of the mind of a depressed person.

Sheffield Theatres

Sat 21 Mar

£12–£18 / 0114 249 6000

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A Night of Song

Come and join Ad-Lib Theatre Arts Melody Movers for a night of song. The choirs will perform popular songs from hit musicals and film such as 'The Lion King' and "Wicked". Fun, family entertainment which will have you singing along in the aisles!

Goodlyburn Theatre, Perth

Sat 7 Mar

£5–£8

'a Touch Of Musical Magic' Concert

An array of songs from musicals from over the last 50 years. With hits from Oklahoma, Rent, Wicked and South Pacific, the regions' leading society, Spennymoor Stage and Song, provide a great night of entertainment.

Spennymoor Town Hall

Sat 25 Apr

£5

Abbey Players Present "an Evening Of Variety"

The Abbey Players present their annual summer showcase of local amateur talent performing, song, dance and comedy live on stage.

Abbey Theatre, Nuneaton

Fri 19 Jun

£4–£6 / 024 7635 4090

Sat 20 Jun

£4–£6 / 024 7635 4090

Absent

The Illuminate Festival is a platform for artists to present and share their work.

New Wimbledon Theatre, London SW19

Thu 23 Apr

Studio

£10 / 0844 871 7646

  • 14:45 Absent New Wimbledon Theatre, London

Sat 25 Apr

Studio

£10 / 0844 871 7646

  • 14:45 Absent New Wimbledon Theatre, London

Absent Friends

  • Written by: Alan Ayckbourn

Alan Ayckbourn's acerbic play set in 1974 and following a group of friends and spouses at a well-intentioned tea party goes wrong.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Sat 16 May

£9–£38

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Wed 10 Jun

£11.25–£26 / 02476 553055

Sat 13 Jun

£11.25–£26 / 02476 553055

Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Sat 30 May

£19.50–£21 (£17.50–£19; £16–£17.50) / 01903 206206

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Abyss

  • Directed by: Jacqui Honess-Martin
  • Written by: Maria Milisavljevic

This exhilarating play is a poetic thriller, a touching love story, and a powerful drama about exile, friendship and loss.

Arcola Theatre, London E8

Sat 4 Apr

£12; £14; £17 (£12; £12) / 020 7503 1646

  • 15:30 Abyss Arcola Theatre, London

Sat 11 Apr

£12; £14; £17 (£12; £12) / 020 7503 1646

  • 15:30 Abyss Arcola Theatre, London

Sat 18 Apr

£12; £14; £17 (£12; £12) / 020 7503 1646

  • 15:30 Abyss Arcola Theatre, London

Sat 25 Apr

£12; £14; £17 (£12; £12) / 020 7503 1646

  • 15:30 Abyss Arcola Theatre, London

The Adams Family

The Addams Family musical is an original story featuring the best loved characters from the fictional films and TV series. With witty one-liners, special effects and a multitude of memorable songs by Andrew Lippa this musical is a new spin on an old favourite and perfect for all the family. Please note: Strobe lighting…

Robert Ludlam Theatre, Derby

Sat 25 Apr

£9–£10 / 03336 663366

The Addams Family

Ellesmere Musical Theatre Company presents the magnificently macabre new musical comedy, The Addams Family.

Montgomery Theatre, Sheffield

Sat 28 Mar

£13 / 01142 767 093

Belvoir Players Studio, Belfast

Sat 27 Jun

£7–£9 / 028 9049 1210

Wykham Theatre, Banbury Academy

Sat 11 Apr

£7–£10

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