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A Walk at the Edge of the World

  • 4 stars

A performance inspired by the art of walking, which involves the whole audience going for a walk together.

Brigend Theatre, Dumfries

Sun 24 May

£6.95–£13.20

The Fullarton, Castle Douglas

Sat 23 May

£6.95–£13.20 / 01556 504506

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

12.10.15

Proteus Theatre Company Exactly 100 years apart, two women’s lives are defined by conflict. A war-hardened, weary and cynical 21st century female war correspondent is being held in a Middle Eastern city. As she awaits her fate, she finds surprising parallels and strength recounting the story of a woman also caught in…

St Stephen's Centre, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Momentum Playhouse @ St Stephens

£8 / 0131 556 2661

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Momentum Playhouse @ St Stephens

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 2661

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Momentum Playhouse @ St Stephens

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 2661

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 30 Aug

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

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

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42nd Street: CAMUS

  • Written by: Michael Stewart

An adaptation of the timeless musical about chorus girl Peggy Sawyer striving to make it in the cut-throat world of musical theatre. An inspiring and uplifting story of hard work, being in the right place at the right time, talent and love.

The Camberley Theatre

Sat 23 May

£14; £16; £16 (£14) / 01276 707600

10x10x10

Comedians' Theatre Company and the Pleasance Exciting new writing. Ten 10-minute long theatrical monologues, written by ten comedians and performed by ten different comedians, to celebrate 10 years of the award-winning Comedians' Theatre Company. Two different shows in rotation. See both! ★★★★★ 'Clever stuff…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

The Attic

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

The Attic

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

The Attic

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 30 Aug

13

You know what I believe in John? The grey area. The bit between. To any difficult problem, there is never a right solution, there is only ever the best solution. Nothing on Earth is completely pure. I prefer complexity, difficulty, balance. Good and evil? No. Childrens words. * Ruth, *13 A group of Londoners are…

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Fri 5 Jun

£9–£16 / 0141 552 4267

Sat 6 Jun

£9–£16 / 0141 552 4267

Brentwood Theatre

Sat 7 Nov

£12–£15 / 01277 200305

17

Bear Pit Theatre What does it mean to be 17? To be young with the world at your feet, or old before you’ve had a chance to live? Using the memories of people aged from 69 to 96, they recall life at that age, whenever and wherever that was. We journey through time to tell their stories and find the truths of that one…

C, Edinburgh

Sun 23 Aug

+2

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 24 Aug

+2

£7.50 (£5.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 25 Aug

+2

£7.50 (£5.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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18 Foot Story

Z Theatre Company John, a troubled young man with a mysterious past. He begins writing stories to escape from his demons and finds himself completely immersed in his own creation. However, there is a dark secret hidden in each story. Mild violence and strong language. Age category: 16+

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Mon 10 Aug

Theatre 1

£5 (£3) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 11 Aug

Theatre 1

£5 (£3) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 12 Aug

Theatre 1

£5 (£3) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 15 Aug

1984

  • Directed by: Robert Icke
  • Written by: Robert Icke (adapt)

Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan's multimedia adaptation of George Orwell's chilling vision of the future, which imagines a dystopian 1984 where Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, is under constant surveillance by Big Brother. Staged by Headlong Theatre in association with Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida Theatre.

Playhouse Theatre, London WC2N

Sat 20 Jun

£10–£85 / 0844 871 7627

Wed 24 Jun

£10–£85 / 0844 871 7627

Sat 27 Jun

£10–£85 / 0844 871 7627

…and 20 more dates until 5 Sep

2 Up, 2 Down, 1 Back

Midsummers Theatre Company Five teenagers wake up in a void, neither knowing each other, or how they got there. The only thing visible is a box with the words: 2 Up, 2 Down, 1 Back, written on it. Forced to play a deadly game, they have to face up to the consequences of their actions, and to fight for a second chance…

Paradise in The Vault, Edinburgh

Sat 8 Aug

The Vault

£5 (£3) / 0131 510 0022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

The Vault

£5 (£3) / 0131 510 0022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

The Vault

£5 (£3) / 0131 510 0022

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 15 Aug

20 Years On Stage

Newbury YoungStars present songs from the musicals in a concert to celebrate the group's 20th anniversary.

Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare, Newbury

Sun 12 Jul

£10 (Children £8 under 16s) / 01635 244246

20:20 Vision

Five plays by five emerging young playwrights.

The Nest, Bath

Sat 6 Jun

£10 (£8; £6)

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The 229 is Never on Time

Z Theatre Company Time is the only thing we can't control, but this is my time so it can be whatever I desire. The 229 is never on time … and there's nothing worse than being late right? Contains strong language. Age category: 16+

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Mon 17 Aug

Theatre 1

£5 (£3) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 18 Aug

Theatre 1

£5 (£3) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 19 Aug

Theatre 1

£5 (£3) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 20 Aug

Theatre 1

£5 (£3) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

360 Degrees

An interactive, map-based collaboration between Dan Koop, Andy Field and Nathen Street, inviting participants to navigate the city and explore the technological advances of humankind across time.

Various Venues, Cambridge

Sat 23 May

£15 (£10)

The 39 Steps

  • Directed by: Toby Sedgwick
  • Written by: John Buchan (book)

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

Criterion Theatre, London W1V

Sat 23 May

£25–£81.25 / 0844 847 1778

Wed 27 May

£25–£81.25 / 0844 847 1778

Sat 30 May

£25–£81.25 / 0844 847 1778

…and 44 more dates until 31 Oct

42nd Street

Set during the Great Depression, this inspiring musical charts the rise of Peggy Sawyer from chorus line newcomer to Broadway leading lady.

New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Sat 15 Aug

£15–£22 / 0870 607 7533

5 Soldiers

A physical piece looking at the effect of combat on the human body.

Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth

Sun 24 May

£10; £6 under 25s / 0844 576 3000

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501 Things I Do in My Bedroom

Nicola Wren Yesterday: deleted Facebook (too many pictures of his new girlfriend). Today: downloaded Tinder, listened to three Beyoncé albums and bought a wig off eBay. Tomorrow: I’ll be over it. Meet Miss M – heartbroken, directionless and left with nothing from her last relationship but 47 green Starbursts and a bad…

Just The Tonic at the Caves, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Just the Wee One

£5 / 0131 556 5375

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Just the Wee One

£5 / 0131 556 5375

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Just the Wee One

£8 (£7) / 0131 556 5375

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 29 Aug

The 56

FYSA Theatre 'Nobody dies in football matches in fires. It doesn't happen'. At 3.40pm, May 11th 1985, a small fire broke out in the main stand at Valley Parade football ground during the final match of the season. Within four minutes the wooden structure was ablaze. Adapted solely from real-life testimonies this piece…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Four

£5 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Four

£5 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Four

£10 (£9) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 31 Aug

6th Yoruba Arts Festival

6th Annual Yoruba Arts Festival, celebrating Africa's biggest and oldest Culture.

Clissold House, London N16

Sat 25 Jul

Free

Sun 26 Jul

Free

887

Legendary director, playwright and ‘visual wizard’ (New York Times), Robert Lepage returns to Edinburgh to perform the European premiere of his new work. While Lepage continues to pioneer the use of technology, his work is imbued with an intimacy and humanity that few can match. 887 is a riveting foray into the world…

EICC, Edinburgh

Sun 16 Aug

£32 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Wed 19 Aug

£32 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Fri 21 Aug

£32 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sat 22 Aug

£32 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

A-Z Of Musicals: South Shields Gilbert And Sullivan Society

A showcase of favourite West End, Broadway and movie musical hits. With compere Bob Stott.

The Customs House, South Shields

Wed 15 Jul

£11 / 0191 454 1234

Thu 16 Jul

£11 / 0191 454 1234

Fri 17 Jul

£11 / 0191 454 1234

Sat 18 Jul

£11 / 0191 454 1234

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