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TG Body Probe Presents Ron Athey's Sebastiane

Performance art and body ritual, featuring the final UK performance of Sebastiane before Athey returns to the States.

The Coronet, London SE1

Thu 23 Apr

£20 / 020 7701 1500

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

Tue 21 Apr

£14

A Simple Space

Wed 22 Apr

£14

A Simple Space

Thu 23 Apr

£15.50

Andy Zaltzman (& Guests): Satirist for Hire Election Special

…and 77 more dates until 19 Jul

Julien Cotterau: Imagine Toi

With no set and no props, Julien creates entire worlds using only his own sound effects and mime talents.

Eden Court Theatre and Cinema, Inverness

Sun 26 Apr

£15 / 01463 234234

The Gwyn Hall, Neath

Thu 23 Apr

£12 (£10) / 0300 365 6677

Pirates of the Carabina: Flown

Choreographed chaos from the British and international circus troupe who perform jaw-dropping stunts and acrobatics.

St David's Hall, Cardiff

Thu 28 May

£14.50–£18 / 029 2087 8444

Fri 29 May

£14.50–£18 / 029 2087 8444

Sat 30 May

£14.50–£18 / 029 2087 8444

27 - Peter McMaster

A physical dance production looking at life and death.

The Arches, Glasgow

Sat 25 Apr

£10–£12 / 0141 565 1000

Part of Behaviour.

Sun 26 Apr

£10–£12 / 0141 565 1000

Part of Behaviour.

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5 Soldiers

An intense physical experience examining the effect of combat and war on the human body, presented by the Rosie Kay Dance Company in association with HOME. Not suitable for children under 15.

Rusholme Army Reserve Centre, Manchester

Fri 29 May

£5–£15

  • 19:30 – 20:30 5 Soldiers Rusholme Army Reserve Centre, Manchester

Sat 30 May

£5–£15

  • 19:30 – 20:30 5 Soldiers Rusholme Army Reserve Centre, Manchester

5 Soldiers

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

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Thu 23 Apr

£20 / 0121 236 4455

Fri 24 Apr

£20 / 0121 236 4455

Sat 25 Apr

£20 / 0121 236 4455

DanceCity, Newcastle upon Tyne

Thu 14 May

£12.50 ( £6; £9.50; £9.50; Children £6 under 16s) / 0191 261 0505

Sat 16 May

£12.50 ( £6; £9.50; £9.50; Children £6 under 16s) / 0191 261 0505

Home, Manchester

Fri 29 May

£15 / 0161 200 1500

Sat 30 May

£15 / 0161 200 1500

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Alexander Whitley Dance Company: The Measures Taken And The Grit in the Oyster

Performance by South Bank Award nominee and Sadler's Wells New Wave Associate Alexander Whitley.

The Lowry, Salford

Tue 19 May

Northern Ballet & Phoenix Dance Theatre, Leeds

Thu 23 Apr

Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre

£15 (£12) / 0113 220 8000

Antigone on Antigone

Theandric TeatroNonviolento The show is a rite of transformation in which the conflict is brought to its tragic consequences. Directly extracted from Sophocles Antigone, the story is narrated following the original plot, but with simplified dialogue: introduction of pauses aim to help the physical and emotional…

theSpace on Niddry Street, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

theSpace on Niddry St (Upper)

£10 (£7) / 0845 557 0844

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

theSpace on Niddry St (Upper)

£10 (£7) / 0845 557 0844

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

theSpace on Niddry St (Upper)

£10 (£7) / 0845 557 0844

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 29 Aug

Ballet Cymru: Cinderella

The company presents a fairy-tale ballet featuring music by Jack White, choreography by Darius James and aerial performances created in association with Circus Arts.

Borough Theatre, Abergavenny

Fri 29 May

£13 (£11; Children £6) / 01873 850805

The Courtyard, Hereford

Wed 24 Jun

£14 (£12) / 01432 340555

Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage

Mon 1 Jun

£16–£21.50 / 01438 363200

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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

BLAM!

Kristján Ingimarsson / Neander The runaway hit of 2013 returns! ‘Just saw BLAM! One of the greatest, most exciting and brilliant shows I have ever seen’ (Ricky Gervais). In this hilarious and explosive show where ordinary life is put through the shredder, a tedious workplace is transformed into a world of superheroes…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

The Grand

£9 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

The Grand

£9 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

The Grand

£9 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 31 Aug

The Body

A physical, multimedia performance exploring human consciousness by the winners of the 2015 Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award, Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari.

Barbican Centre, London EC2Y

Thu 19 Nov

£18 / 020 7638 8891

  • 19:30 The Body Barbican Centre, London

Fri 20 Nov

£18 / 020 7638 8891

  • 19:30 The Body Barbican Centre, London

Sat 21 Nov

£18 / 020 7638 8891

…and 7 more dates until 29 Nov

Bromance

Filled with humour, heart and impressive circus skills, the production celebrates all things blokey through a series of risk-taking feats of balance, corkscrewing acrobatics and funny sketches.

The Civic, Barnsley

Fri 8 May

£12 (£10) / 01226 327000

Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Sat 16 May

£14.50 (£13; £10) / 01903 206206

  • 20:00 Bromance Connaught Theatre, Worthing

The Corn Exchange, Newbury

Wed 6 May

£14 (£12) / 0845 5218 218

  • 19:45 – 22:00 Bromance The Corn Exchange, Newbury

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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

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Care

Renowned creative maestros Tangled Feet turn the theatre into a hospital: where doctors fly and nurses dance, where you'll find yourself in the waiting room one minute and the operating theatre the next.

Palace Theatre, Watford

Fri 19 Jun

£12.50

  • 20:00 Care Palace Theatre, Watford

Sat 20 Jun

£12.50

  • 18:00 Care Palace Theatre, Watford
  • 20:00 Care Palace Theatre, Watford

Sun 21 Jun

£12.50

  • 18:00 Care Palace Theatre, Watford
…and 6 more dates until 28 Jun

Cinema

Drama created and performed by Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambakhsh.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Fri 22 May

Changing House

£7.50–£10 / 0141 552 4267

Sat 23 May

Changing House

£7.50–£10 / 0141 552 4267

The Circus of Horrors: London after Midnight

Circus performers from around the world get creepy as the Circus of Horror brings a whole new cast of characters (plus old favourites) on tour.

Globe Theatre, Blackpool

Thu 29 Oct

£16–£25

Fri 30 Oct

£16–£25

Sat 31 Oct

£16–£25

New Wimbledon Theatre, London SW19

Mon 26 Oct

£17–£26 / 0844 871 7646

Plymouth Pavilions

Thu 25 Feb 2016

£19–£28 / 0845 146 1460

Dragon

Dragon is a story for adults, teenagers and children with vivid imaginations, told without words and featuring fast moving physical theatre, puppetry and original music. Created by Vox Motus, the National Theatre of Scotland and Tianjin People’s Arts Theatre, Dragon tells the story of Tommy whose life, since the death…

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Fri 14 Aug

£8 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sat 15 Aug

£8 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Dream Garden

Dream Garden by Paradise Hotel is an opportunity for guests to view the exhibition Drawn while enjoying a late night party with cocktails, dancing and performance installations from ballet dancers, circus performers and physical theatre artists.

Royal West Of England Academy, Bristol

Sun 3 May

£22.50; £18.50 early bird / 0117 973 5129

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Future Honey

The Pack Future Honey is a devised theatre project that investigates how humans are physically and emotionally shaped by the use of connection technologies. The show imagines a near-distant future through the use of dark humour, games structures, and absurd silliness. Age category: 12+

Greenside @ Nicholson Square, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Lime Studio

£8 (£6)

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Lime Studio

£8 (£6)

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

Lime Studio

£8 (£6)

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 22 Aug

Gandini Juggling: 4x4 Ephemeral Architectures

Four jugglers and four ballet dancers collaborate on a contemporary dance piece.

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Mon 18 May

£15; £5 under 25s / 01284 758000

Artsdepot, London N12

Thu 30 Apr

£16 (£14) / 020 8369 5454

Cambridge Junction

Sat 30 May

J2

£21 ( £19) / 01223 511511

Sun 31 May

J2

£21 ( £19) / 01223 511511

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The Generation Of Z: Apocalypse

After critically acclaimed runs in New Zealand and at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival, The Generation of Z: Apocalypse brings its spine tingling, adrenaline pumping show to a purpose built venue in East London from 4th April.

Dept. W, London E1

Tue 21 Apr

£25–£42.50

Wed 22 Apr

£25–£42.50

Thu 23 Apr

£25–£42.50

…and 63 more dates until 5 Jul

Give Me a Reason to Live

The self-identifying disabled artist presents a multi-disciplinary performance that plays on the use/misuse of her crutches.

Tramway, Glasgow

Tue 5 May

£11 (£8) / 0845 330 3501

Wed 6 May

£11 (£8) / 0845 330 3501

Gloriator

Angus Barr directs a clown show devised and performed by French-English female double-act Spitz & Co, inspired by Ridley Scott's Gladiator.

Brewery Theatre, Bristol

Tue 16 Jun

£12 (£8) / 0117 902 0344

Wed 17 Jun

£12 (£8) / 0117 902 0344

Thu 18 Jun

£12 (£8) / 0117 902 0344

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