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Club Tropicana the Musical

Musical featuring the best songs of the 80s.

Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin

Tue 30 Jul

€17.50–€55

Wed 31 Jul

€17.50–€55

Thu 1 Aug

€17.50–€55

…and 2 more dates until 3 Aug

Liverpool Empire Theatre

Fri 21 Jun

£13–£47.25 / 0870 606 3536

Sat 22 Jun

£13–£47.25 / 0870 606 3536

Mon 24 Jun

£13–£47.25 / 0870 606 3536

…and 11 more dates until 6 Jul

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Mon 22 Jul

£18 / 023 8071 1811

Tue 23 Jul

£18 / 023 8071 1811

Wed 24 Jul

£18 / 023 8071 1811

…and 3 more dates until 27 Jul

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The Color Purple

  • Directed by: John Doyle
  • Written by: lyrics)

A musical drama of Alice Walker's novel, about the young girl Celie and her journey from childhood, despair and horror, to find enduring love. Adapted by Marsha Norman, with music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray. Directed by John Doyle.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Tue 16 Jul

£30.50–£43.50 / 0844 338 5000

Wed 17 Jul

£30.50–£43.50 / 0844 338 5000

Thu 18 Jul

£30.50–£43.50 / 0844 338 5000

…and 2 more dates until 20 Jul

The Creative Martyrs: Kabarett DysUtopia

The Creative Martyrs / PBH's Free Fringe Serious satirical silliness, songs, democratic participation and fascist entertainment. Join us for some jovial celebration of high-functioning democracy. Retrospective foresight calls for a little cabariot. Ukulele, cello, bowler hats, a little Weimar Kabarett for these curious…

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Sat 3 Aug

French Quarter

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

French Quarter

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Tue 6 Aug

French Quarter

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 25 Aug

Frankenstein

Illyria stages a new musical production about Dr Frankenstein and his monster.

CADW: Chepstow Castle

Sat 20 Jul

£10–£42 / 01291 624065

Part of Chepstow Festival.

National Trust: Corfe Castle, Wareham

Fri 30 Aug

£18 Booking essential (Children £9 Booking essential) / 01929 481294

National Trust: Hinton Ampner Garden, Bramdean, Alresford

Sat 31 Aug

£17.50 Booking essential (Children £8.50 Booking essential) / 01962 771305

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Friendsical

Parody musical based on the classic TV sitcom Friends.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 1 Aug

Music Hall

£10 / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Music Hall

£10 / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Music Hall

£17.50 (£16.50) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 25 Aug

NST Campus, Southampton

Mon 21 Oct

£10–£30 (£10–£28) / 023 8067 1771

Tue 22 Oct

£10–£30 (£10–£28) / 023 8067 1771

Wed 23 Oct

£10–£30 (£10–£28) / 023 8067 1771

…and 3 more dates until 26 Oct

Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames

Mon 9 Sep

£10–£30 (£10–£25; Children £10–£25) / 0844 482 1556

Tue 10 Sep

£10–£30 (£10–£25; Children £10–£25) / 0844 482 1556

Wed 11 Sep

£10–£30 (£10–£25; Children £10–£25) / 0844 482 1556

…and 3 more dates until 14 Sep

Have I Told You I'm Writing a Play About My Vagina?

Chucked Up Theatre Bea's vagina can narrate, DJ, and dance, but she can't have sex. Vag's Bea refuses to hear her issues. A will-they-or-wont-they odd couple that happen to be anatomically attached. This coming-of-age story (medically speaking) asks if we can learn to embrace the freak in the sheets. Chucked Up Theatre…

Paradise in Augustine's, Edinburgh

Sat 3 Aug

The Sanctuary

£11 (£9) / 0131 510 0022

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

The Sanctuary

£11 (£9) / 0131 510 0022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 5 Aug

The Sanctuary

£11 (£9) / 0131 510 0022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 25 Aug

Horrible Histories: Brand New Barmy Britain

Horrible Histories returns to the stage with a new show about the nasty bits of British history.

Apollo Theatre, London W1D

Thu 1 Aug

£17.82–£40.25 / 0844 482 9671

Fri 2 Aug

£17.82–£40.25 / 0844 482 9671

Sat 3 Aug

£17.82–£40.25 / 0844 482 9671

…and 24 more dates until 31 Aug

Creative Innovation Centre CIC, Taunton

Thu 1 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 01823 337477

Fri 2 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 01823 337477

Sat 3 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 01823 337477

…and 24 more dates until 31 Aug

Invisible Us

Scarlet Ink Productions A mysterious case. A young boy drowns. Two people disappear. A desperate detective is forced to face hard truths. An impossible task. Who can be trusted as the line between fiction and reality begins to blur? Desperate for answers, he becomes embroiled in corruption and a murder investigation…

Greenside @ Nicholson Square, Edinburgh

Mon 12 Aug

Fern Studio

£8 (£5)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 13 Aug

Fern Studio

£8 (£5)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 14 Aug

Fern Studio

£8 (£5)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 17 Aug

Madagascar the Musical

A musical adaptation of DreamWorks' hit animated film Madagascar, featuring Alex the Lion, Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 19 Sep

£13–£55.90

Fri 20 Sep

£13–£55.90

Sat 21 Sep

£13–£55.90

Sun 22 Sep

£13–£55.90

King's Theatre, Glasgow

Wed 31 Jul

£13–£52.90 / 0844 871 7648

Thu 1 Aug

£13–£52.90 / 0844 871 7648

Fri 2 Aug

£13–£52.90 / 0844 871 7648

…and 2 more dates until 4 Aug

Princess Theatre, Torquay

Wed 16 Oct

£11–£51.90 / 0870 847 2315

Thu 17 Oct

£11–£51.90 / 0870 847 2315

Fri 18 Oct

£11–£51.90 / 0870 847 2315

…and 2 more dates until 20 Oct

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Matilda: The Musical

  • Directed by: Matthew Warchus
  • Written by: Tim Minchin (adaptation, music & lyrics), Roald Dahl (book), Dennis Kelly (adaptation)

The Royal Shakespeare Company presents Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin's multi-award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's much loved tale about an extremely clever girl, who uses her extraordinary powers to free her classmates from the tyranny of sadistic headmistress, Miss Trunchbull. Directed by Matthew Warchus.

Cambridge Theatre, London WC2H

Fri 21 Jun

£26–£157 / 0844 412 4652

Sat 22 Jun

£26–£157 / 0844 412 4652

Sun 23 Jun

£26–£157 / 0844 412 4652

…and 287 more dates until 24 May 2020

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Fri 21 Jun

£25.50 / 023 8071 1811

Sat 22 Jun

£25.50 / 023 8071 1811

Mon 24 Jun

£25.50 / 023 8071 1811

…and 11 more dates until 6 Jul

Murder Ballads

The B Collective Murder Ballads is adapted from the 1995 album of the same name by cult artist Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. A hybrid of theatre, music and cabaret, the show’s four actor/musicians transport you to O’Malley’s Bar in the town of Millhaven, 1882, in the wildest part of the old Wild West. Weaving Cave’s…

Greenside @ Nicholson Square, Edinburgh

Mon 12 Aug

Lime Studio

£10 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 13 Aug

Lime Studio

£10 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 14 Aug

Lime Studio

£10 (£8)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 24 Aug

The Night Before Christmas

CAROL DOESN’T FEEL VERY CHRISTMASSY. WHAT’S ALL THE FUSS ABOUT? TREES, TINSEL, BAUBLES, PUDDING, PRESENTS…? WHAT A LOT OF NONSENSE. DEFINITELY NOT FOR HER. That is until the night before Christmas when Elf 30046, all stripey tights and pointy ears, falls down her chimney and they both tumble into a bigger adventure than…

Leeds Playhouse

Sat 30 Nov

Times to be confirmed / £14–£18 *A transaction fee of £2.50 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings. / 0113 213 7700

Sun 1 Dec

Times to be confirmed / £14–£18 *A transaction fee of £2.50 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings. / 0113 213 7700

Mon 2 Dec

Times to be confirmed / £14–£18 *A transaction fee of £2.50 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings. / 0113 213 7700

…and 26 more dates until 28 Dec

A Night in Soho: The Stars of London Cabaret

Soho's most infamous characters come together for a very secretive show.

Phoenix Arts Club, London WC2H

Sun 23 Jun

£10–£30 includes cocktail / 020 7836 1077

  • 20:30 – 22:30

Sun 30 Jun

£10–£30 includes cocktail / 020 7836 1077

  • 20:30 – 22:30

Sun 7 Jul

£10–£30 includes cocktail / 020 7836 1077

  • 20:30 – 22:30
…and 25 more dates until 29 Dec

The Portstewart Community Red Sails Festival

There's fun for all the family at this festival, with a variety of storytelling, magic and puppet shows, Victorian-themed workshops, fancy dress competitions, street theatre, live music and more.

The Crescent, Portstewart

Mon 22 Jul

Times vary / Free / 028 7034 4723

Tue 23 Jul

Times vary / Free / 028 7034 4723

Wed 24 Jul

Times vary / Free / 028 7034 4723

…and 3 more dates until 27 Jul

Reba Martell: Salt'n'Sauce!

Reba Martell She'll batter your haggis and tickle your pickle! Scotland’s best drag queen serves up some deep-fried fierceness in this riotous new show. Award-winning Scottish drag sensation Reba Martell leaves behind the glittering streets of Glasgow to serve up a storm to the capital. Following the success of her…

Planet, Edinburgh

Fri 2 Aug

Planet Bar Stage

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 5551

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Planet Bar Stage

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 5551

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Planet Bar Stage

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 5551

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 25 Aug

Shaving the Dead

Guy Masterson – Theatre Tours International Ltd Eurig and Connor rely on death for a living but even that has let them down. Charles Sterling's corpse offers them a lifeline, but will they take it? Or will they bury his deadly secret? Waiting for Godot meets Six Feet Under! Perrier Award nominee, Owen O'Neill's…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Thu 1 Aug

Two

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Two

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Two

£15 (£13) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Shrek the Musical

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

An all-singing, all-dancing stage version of the popular films, packed with laughs and the odd tear.

The Forum Theatre, Stockport

Wed 25 Mar 2020

£15–£18 / 0844 8773377

Thu 26 Mar 2020

£15–£18 / 0844 8773377

Fri 27 Mar 2020

£15–£18 / 0844 8773377

Sat 28 Mar 2020

£15–£18 / 0844 8773377

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen

Wed 3 Jul

£19.50–£32.50 (£17.50–£30.50; Children £17.50–£30.50) / 01224 641122

Thu 4 Jul

£19.50–£32.50 (£17.50–£30.50; Children £17.50–£30.50) / 01224 641122

Fri 5 Jul

£19.50–£32.50 (£17.50–£30.50; Children £17.50–£30.50) / 01224 641122

Sat 6 Jul

£19.50–£32.50 (£17.50–£30.50; Children £17.50–£30.50) / 01224 641122

Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle upon Tyne

Wed 24 Jul

£17–£23 / 0844 493 9999

Thu 25 Jul

£17–£23 / 0844 493 9999

Fri 26 Jul

£17–£23 / 0844 493 9999

Sat 27 Jul

£17–£23 / 0844 493 9999

Solas Festival

A midsummer music and arts festival in the heart of Perth and Kinross with performances and workshops in world music, theatre, dance, literature and visual arts, as well as talks and debates.

Errol Park

Fri 21 Jun

£0–£114.64 / 0141 416 1650

Sonic Séance

Performance of sound, music and dance about women's empowerment and confronting hegemonic colonialist narratives.

CCA, Glasgow

Fri 21 Jun

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sat 22 Jun

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sun 23 Jun

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 12:00 – 18:00
…and 30 more dates until 28 Jul

Soul Legends

A night of soul classics.

Bedford Corn Exchange

Thu 17 Oct

Cancelled / 01234 325358

The Brunton, Musselburgh

Fri 11 Oct

£26.40 (£24.20) / 0131 665 2240

Burnley Mechanics

Sat 5 Oct

£25 / 01282 664400

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The Tempest

Breakaway Theatre stage this outdoor production of Shakespeare's play about magic and revenge.

Inn On The Park, St Albans

Fri 21 Jun

£11–£15 / 01727 838 246

Sat 22 Jun

£11–£15 / 01727 838 246

Thu 27 Jun

£11–£15 / 01727 838 246

…and 2 more dates until 29 Jun

Vicar of Dibley

South Kesteven Acting and Musical Players stage Ian Gower and Paul Carpenter's adaptation of the TV show about Dibley's new vicar.

Bourne Corn Exchange

Thu 27 Jun

£8.50; £14 (£7.50) / 01476 406158

Saturday evening performance includes fish & chip supper

Fri 28 Jun

£8.50; £14 (£7.50) / 01476 406158

Saturday evening performance includes fish & chip supper

Sat 29 Jun

£8.50; £14 (£7.50) / 01476 406158

Saturday evening performance includes fish & chip supper

Voice of Legends

Bollywood musical concert from Navin Kundra.

Central Hall, Southampton

Sat 29 Jun

£20–£25

  • 19:30 – 23:00