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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.

Curve Theatre, Leicester

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

Hertford Theatre

Sun 21 Jun

Phone for prices / 01992 531500

The Lowry, Salford

Thu 28 May

Quays

£13.50 / 08432 086000

Sat 30 May

Quays

£13.50 / 08432 086000

Sun 31 May

Quays

£13.50 / 08432 086000

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Circus Zyair

A magical circus experience for all the family, including jugglers, acrobats, magic, high wire, the wheel of death and a whole bunch more colourful acts.

Recreation Ground, Shoreham-by-Sea

Sun 19 Apr

£6–£18

Amazing Bubble Man

Bubbles, people in bubbles, square bubbles, round bubbles. Basically all your bubble needs.

Southbank Centre, London SE1

Sun 19 Apr

Udderbelly

£9–£16 / 0844 875 0073

Udderbelly At Southbank Centre, London SE1

Sun 19 Apr

Udderbelly

£10; £15 premium seats (£8)

Hello Kitty

A Hello Kitty experience for the whole family.

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Wed 28 Oct

£18–£25 / 01702 351135

The Guildhall, Portsmouth

Thu 29 Oct

£18–£25 / 023 9282 4355

Music Hall, Aberdeen

Wed 14 Oct

£18–£25 / 01224 641122

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Dinosaur Zoo

Dinosaurs aren't extinct! They're just hiding out on the other side of the world. Dinosaur Zoo takes its Jurassic creations on tour with an opportunity for children to get right up close.

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Sun 19 Apr

£15 (£12.50) / 01227 787787

The Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare

Thu 30 Apr

£12.50–£15 / 01934 645544

Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Sat 2 May

£7–£13 ( £36–£48) / 01752 267222

Sun 3 May

£7–£13 ( £36–£48) / 01752 267222

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The Netherlands National Circus

An award-winning circus spectacular blending together aerial feats, acrobatics, comedy, dance and theatre.

Wanstead Flats, London E7

Sun 3 May

£7–£26

Mon 4 May

£7–£26

Bounce

Lou Brodie and Platform present a non stop physical performance inside a bespoke bouncy inflatable. Suitable for ages 5–8.

Platform, Glasgow

Thu 23 Apr

£8 (£4.50) / 0141 276 9696

  • 10:30 Bounce Platform, Glasgow

Fri 24 Apr

£8 (£4.50) / 0141 276 9696

  • 10:30 Bounce Platform, Glasgow

Southside Community Centre, Edinburgh

Thu 14 May

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Fri 15 May

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Sat 16 May

£12.01 (£8.21) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Sun 17 May

£12.01 (£8.21) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs

  • Written by: Nicole Lewis

Les Petits Theatre Company and Greenwich Theatre present the tale of young Flinn who finds a pirate in his cupboard – and embarks on a swashbuckling adventure!

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Tue 26 May

Marlowe Studio

£7.50 / 01227 787787

The Old Town Hall Arts Centre, Hemel Hempstead

Sat 16 May

£5.50 / 01442 228 091

Victoria Theatre, Halifax

Sat 25 Apr

£13.50–£15.60 / 01422 351158

Disney on Ice: Magical Ice Festival

A colourful and exciting ice show featuring characters from Frozen, Tangled, The Little Mermaid and more.

Capital FM Arena, Nottingham

Sat 9 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 412 4624

Sun 10 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 412 4624

First Direct Arena, Leeds

Fri 15 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1585

Sat 16 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1585

Sun 17 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1585

Motorpoint Arena Cardiff

Fri 1 May

Prices to be confirmed / 02920 224488

Sat 2 May

Prices to be confirmed / 02920 224488

Sun 3 May

Prices to be confirmed / 02920 224488

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The Magic Porridge Pot & Other Tasty Tales

Three yummy yarns served with puppets, pop-up sets and original music. Perfect fare for fussy foodies and discerning diners. Ages 3–8.

The Castle, Wellingborough

Sat 20 Jun

£5 (Children £7 under 16s) / 01933 270007

The Little Angel Theatre, London N1

Wed 22 Jul

£10 (Children £8; £8; £8) / 020 7226 1787

Thu 23 Jul

£10 (Children £8; £8; £8) / 020 7226 1787

Fri 24 Jul

£10 (Children £8; £8; £8) / 020 7226 1787

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Princess Pumpalot: The Farting Princess

Family show based on the best-selling book.

Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

£10 (Children £8; Family £32; Students £8; Seniors £8) / 0131 243 3596

Fri 7 Aug

£10 (Children £8; Family £32; Students £8; Seniors £8) / 0131 243 3596

Sat 8 Aug

£10 (Children £8; Family £32; Students £8; Seniors £8) / 0131 243 3596

…and 15 more dates until 23 Aug

Ballet Black: Dogs Don't Do Ballet

  • Written by: Anna Kemp

A family-friendly ballet adapted from Anna Kemp's children's book.

Artsdepot, London N12

Sat 23 May

£8–£14 / 020 8369 5454

Sun 24 May

£8–£14 / 020 8369 5454

Northern Ballet & Phoenix Dance Theatre, Leeds

Sun 19 Apr

£10 (£7.50) / 0113 220 8000

The Basil Brush Show

Basil Brush and his human chum Mr Stephen (aka Chris Pizzey) present to you a show jam packed with fun, storytelling and song.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Sun 5 Jul

£14 (Children £12) / 01892 530613

Capitol, Horsham

Sat 2 May

£14 / 01403 750 220

Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Fri 21 Aug

£15 / 01903 206206

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The Journey Home

Little Angel Theatre use puppetry and lyrical music to bring Frann Preston-Gannon's book about a polar bear searching for a new home to life.

The Broadway Theatre, Barking

Thu 14 May

£7 (£5) / 020 8507 5607

Fri 15 May

£7 (£5) / 020 8507 5607

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Sat 20 Jun

£6 / 0116 242 3595

The Edge, Manchester

Fri 22 May

£6–£8 / 0161 282 9776

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Shrek the Musical

  • Directed by: Nigel Harman
  • Written by: David Lindsay-Abaire (lyrics)

Based on the award-winning DreamWorks animation film, Shrek the Musical comes direct from London, where it was seen live on stage by nearly a million people. This production is directed by Nigel Harman, who starred as Lord Farquaad in the West End show and won the 2012 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a…

Liverpool Empire Theatre

Sun 6 Dec

£10–£49.50 / 0870 606 3536

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Sun 4 Oct

£16.50–£44.50 / 01902 429212

Sun 11 Oct

£16.50–£44.50 / 01902 429212

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Tiny Tales

Different tales every time, followed by a creative play session. Ages 6 months to 2 years.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 25 Apr

Education Suite

£5 / 0141 552 4267

Sat 2 May

Education Suite

£5 / 0141 552 4267

Sat 9 May

Education Suite

£5 / 0141 552 4267

…and 4 more dates until 20 Jun

Udderbelly Festival

A massive multi-arts festival takes over the Southbank for the best part of a raucous three months, with music, comedy, theatre and family-friendly shows aplenty. The 2015 programme includes stand up from Katherine Ryan, James Acaster and Richard Herring; bubble fun for kids with The Amazing Bubble Man; and circus…

Udderbelly At Southbank Centre, London SE1

Sun 19 Apr

£10

The Amazing Bubble Man

The Wizard Of Oz

The Wizard of Oz is one of the world’s best-known tales, loved by children and adults alike and immortilized on film by MGM in the wonderful 1939 technicolour film version starring Judy Garland.

Luton Library Theatre

Sat 6 Jun

£8–£12 / 01582 547474

All That Fall

  • Directed by: Gavin Quinn
  • Written by: Samuel Beckett

Pan Pan Theatre presents Samuel Beckett's first radio play with the audience seated in rocking chairs, multiple speakers and ambient lighting.

Barbican Centre, London EC2Y

Wed 10 Jun

The Pit

£18 / 020 7638 8891

Thu 11 Jun

The Pit

£18 / 020 7638 8891

Fri 12 Jun

The Pit

£18 / 020 7638 8891

…and 9 more dates until 21 Jun

The Alternative and Burlesque Fair

Clothing, accessories and jewellery for all your alt, fetish, goth, steampunk and burlesque needs. There's over 50 vendors, plus burlesque, aerial and cabaret shows on the day.

The Ritz, Manchester

Sat 11 Jul

£6 / 0161 236 3234

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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

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Sun 28 Jun

£15.50 / 01223 357851

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Sun 26 Jul

£14.50–£16.50 / 08441 717620

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Bracknell’s Got Talent Auditions

A performing arts talent competition with a cash prize and professional support for the winners.

South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell

Sun 19 Apr

£2 / 01344 484 123

Cheltenham Festival Of Performing Arts 2015

A wide range of performances from talented children and adults.

Cheltenham Town Hall

Tue 5 May

£3 / 0844 576 2210

Dead Simple

  • Directed by: Ian Talbot
  • Written by: Peter James (book)

Adaptation of novelist Peter James's latest work.

Theatre Royal, Bath

Fri 8 May

£2.50 inc lunch; £10 / 01225 448844

Duck In The Truck

  • Written by: Jez Alborough

A children's theatre show.

Deda, Derby

Sat 6 Jun

£6 / 01332 370911

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