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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

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

3 Bears

The three bears and Goldilocks cook up a wonderful porridge recipe in this sticky adventure. Presented by Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre for ages 3–7.

Cumbernauld Theatre

Fri 10 Apr

£5 / 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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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. Children's 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

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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.

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

Wed 1 Apr

£62.50–£81.25 / 0844 847 1778

Sat 4 Apr

£62.50–£81.25 / 0844 847 1778

Wed 8 Apr

£62.50–£81.25 / 0844 847 1778

…and 59 more dates until 31 Oct

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: 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

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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

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 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

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

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The Absence Of War

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

A political drama by David Hare.

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Thu 30 Apr

£30; £25 / 01223 578933

Sat 2 May

£30; £25 / 01223 578933

The Oxford Playhouse

Thu 9 Apr

£11–£26.50 / 01865 305305

Sat 11 Apr

£11–£26.50 / 01865 305305

Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames

Thu 16 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 482 1556

Sat 18 Apr

Seniors £17–£25 / 0844 482 1556

Thu 23 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 482 1556

Sat 25 Apr

Seniors £17–£25 / 0844 482 1556

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

  • Directed by: Michael Cabot
  • 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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Absent Friends

London Classic Theatre presents Absent Friends by Alan Ayckbourn Directed by Michael Cabot Designed by Simon Kenny Summer 1974. A well-intentioned tea party descends into chaos. Wealthy, unfulfilled housewife Diana arranges a gathering of old friends to cheer up bereaved Colin, whose fiancée drowned two months…

The Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham

Thu 24 Sep

£15–£17.50 / 0121 245 4455

Sat 26 Sep

£15–£17.50 / 0121 245 4455

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
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The Accordion Shop: Buxton Opera House Young Company

  • Written by: Cush Jumbo

Amateur production or the story written by Cush Jumbo.

The Lowry, Salford

Sun 3 May

Studio

£5 / 08432 086000

The Accordion Shop: Interact Youth Theatre

  • Written by: Cush Jumbo

Cush Jumbo's specially written drama for teenagers explores street riots in the age of social media, and the impact on one business.

The Lowry, Salford

Sat 2 May

Studio

£5 / 08432 086000

Acorn Antiques - The Cast

'Acorn Antiques – The Musical’ is an all-singing extravaganza about a struggling antiques shop in a mythical town called Manchesterford. The Musical is written by Victoria Wood and follows the story of sisters Miss Babs’ and Miss Berta, who are finding it hard to keep their antiques shop solvent, after the shop rents are…

Chatsworth Centre And Duchess Theatre, Nottingham

Sat 19 Mar 2016

£9–£11 / 0115 973 3326

Acorn Antiques The Musical: Kaleidoscope Players

A high-spirited musical from Victoria Wood about sisters Miss Babs and Miss Berta struggling to keep their antiques business open.

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Sat 13 Jun

£9.25; £10.75 / 01332 255800

Derby Theatre

Thu 30 Apr

£5 / 01332 593939

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