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A blend of comedy, drama, video, dancing and puppetry exploring life on the streets of Edinburgh. Multimedia performance created and performed by clients of homelessness charity Crisis.

Old St Paul's Church, Edinburgh

Thu 30 Apr

Free / 0131 556 3332

Doors open 7.30pm.

Fri 1 May

Free / 0131 556 3332

Doors open 7.30pm.

Sat 2 May

Free / 0131 556 3332

Doors open 7.30pm.

Capturing the Dark Side: Photography with Dark Edinburgh

Photography discussion with the chance to join in a practical workshop.

Anatomical Museum, Edinburgh

Fri 15 May

Free (workshop £5)

Part of Festival of Museums.

The Odd Couple

Written by Neil Simon. Directed by Peter Dowd.

St Michael's Hall, Wigan

Thu 23 Apr

Free / 01942 236260

Fri 24 Apr

Free / 01942 236260

Sat 25 Apr

Free / 01942 236260

Pollyanna – Testbed Cabaret

Cabaret night featuring experimental performance, drinking, flirting and glamour.

Paradise Palms, Edinburgh

Wed 29 Apr

Free / 0131 225 4186

Wed 27 May

Free / 0131 225 4186

Weighting

Weighting is an extraordinary show about an ordinary family. This free outdoor show is a fusion of live music, theatre, dance and circus created by Extraordinary Bodies, the UK's only disabled and non-disabled integrated circus company.

Dulwich Park, London SE21

Sat 9 May

Free / 020 8693 8635

  • 19:00 – 20:00 Weighting Dulwich Park, London
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Farnborough Sixth Form College

Fri 24 Apr

Free / 01252 688200

Mon 27 Apr

Free / 01252 688200

Tue 28 Apr

Free / 01252 688200

Action Hero: Hoke’s Bluff

Action Hero presents Hoke's Bluff, a show using high school storylines to find out what it means to be a winner. Suitable for all ages.

Colchester Arts Centre

Wed 6 May

Free, donations welcome / 01206 500900

Animal Wisdom

An abstract expressionist musical conceived and created by Heather Christian & the Arbornauts, written from an early memory of Christian's childhood when all her grandparents died at once and threw their spirits into animals from the surrounding bayou of Southern Louisiana.

West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Sat 2 May

Free / 0113 213 7700

Barby Asante: Baldwin's Nigger Reloaded II

Performance based on Horace Ove's 1968 film of James Baldwin and Dick Gregory's visiting lecture.

Nottingham Contemporary

Tue 2 Jun

Free / 0115 948 9750

The Beauty Manifest: Acting Out

A play about a world of extreme physical conformity where teenagers celebrate their 16th birthdays with cosmetic surgery.

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Thu 23 Apr

Free / 02476 553055

Fri 24 Apr

Free / 02476 553055

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Cain and Abel, Animikii Theatre & ‘Home’ Yorgos Karamalegos

A night from two different companies, sharing extracts in development of exciting new physical work followed by an artist talk/Q&A.

Joe. H. Makin Drama Centre, Liverpool

Mon 25 May

Free

Charity Quiz Night

The Blakehay returns with their charity quiz nights. A sociable evening in the theatre bar where the quiz master returns. Tables are for a quiz team of four people, a raffle will also be held during the evening. All proceeds from the Raffle will go to the Weston Sea Cadets. Tables are limited so please book your table…

The Blakehay Theatre, Weston-super-Mare

Thu 18 Jun

Free / 01934 645493

Thu 13 Aug

Free / 01934 645493

Close Encounters

A rehearsed reading of a brand new play with professional actors including Moyo Akand****\ **, ***Paul Cunningham, George Docherty and Janette Foggo.* Peter Arnott and a team of actors will encounter two new plays in a live experiment. During the day, the director and actors' immediate first response to the unseen…

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Wed 22 Apr

Changing House

Free / 0141 552 4267

The Cranston Fiddle

The Cranston Fiddle is based on a true story about an ordinary family, torn apart by the First World War. Of seven brothers, four were killed in action and a fifth, Willie Cranston, returned home badly disfigured and missing some fingers. Despite his injuries, Willie continued to play and find comfort in his fiddle. The…

The Highlanders Museum, Inverness

Sat 16 May

Free

Part of Festival of Museums.

Dance Creative 2

This session is for young people who love dance and want to learn new styles and create their own work. Work with Kat Osborn, a professional choreographer, to discover new moves and create edgy original routines.

Burnley Youth Theatre

Thu 23 Apr

Free / 01282 427 767

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Dance Workshop

A workshop for those aged 7–100 who are interested in becoming part of a new dance performance called Tidal. No dance experience necessary.

The Maltings Theatre and Cinema, Berwick-Upon-Tweed

Wed 29 Apr

Free / 01289 330999

  • 18:00 – 20:00 Dance Workshop The Maltings Theatre and Cinema, Berwick-Upon-Tweed

The Darkest Corners

RashDash, in collaboration with Manchester based singer-songwriter Becky Wilkie, present songs, soundscapes, images, movement and fire to create a piece of work to protect and empower women.

West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Fri 1 May

Barber Studio

Free / 0113 213 7700

Déjà Vu – A Mind Reading Show Like You Won't Have Seen Before

Francis Girola Have you ever been surprised to receive a phonecall from a friend that you were just thinking about? How many times have you felt so in tune with a person that you knew what they were about to say before they uttered a single word? Life is full of those little mysteries that are too often easily cast off…

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Mon 17 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 24 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Drama For Beginners

The emphasis is on fun in these workshops and children will use games, role-play and storytelling to learn the basics of theatre and performance. The sessions are an opportunity for children to channel their creativity and boost their self-confidence. Each term ends with a sharing event to show friends and family what the…

Burnley Youth Theatre

Tue 21 Apr

Free / 01282 427 767

The Rondo Theatre, Bath

Wed 1 Jul

Free / 01225 463362

Thu 2 Jul

Free / 01225 463362

Fri 3 Jul

Free / 01225 463362

Sat 4 Jul

Free / 01225 463362

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Each One Teach One

A verbatim drama based on the history of Manchester's unique Moss Side and Hulme districts over the past 60 years. The performance brings together professional and participant actors.

Contact, Manchester

Sat 13 Jun

Free / 0161 274 0600

The End Of The World Filmed By The Angel Of Notre Dame

An early presentation of stage work in progress of Chris Goode & Company's adaptation of writings by Blaise Cendrars.

West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Fri 1 May

Quarry Theatre

Free / 0113 213 7700

Every Way Up Has It's Way Down

The show looks back to a time when Brick Lane meant beigels and traces the footsteps of Jewish immigrants who made their mark here long before we arrived. As we dance through time and across the globe, we map the paths of our ancestors, our cultural experiences, and how we find ourselves simultaneously inside and outside…

St Mary's Church, Brighton

Fri 1 May

Free, ticketed / 01273 698601

Sun 17 May

Free, ticketed / 01273 698601

Mon 18 May

Free, ticketed / 01273 698601

Faraway Stories: Performance And Talk On Theatre Reportage

Annet Henneman, Director of theatre and human rights company Teatro di Nascosto, will talk about the development of Theatre Reportage and will share experiences and photos of her recent travels in Iraq, Iraqi Kurdistan, Egypt, Lebanon and Palestine.

School Of Oriental And African Studies, University Of London, WC1H

Fri 1 May

Free / 020 7898 4686

Fitting

The UK premiere of fitting, an outdoor performance by Willi Dorner Company, invites the audience to interpret the urban landscape with fresh eyes.

Various Venues, Norwich

Sat 9 May

Free

  • 18:00 Fitting Various Venues, Norwich

Sun 10 May

Free

  • 18:00 Fitting Various Venues, Norwich
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