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Aliens Love Underpants

  • Directed by: Adam Bampton-Smith
  • Written by: Claire Freedman

A close encounter of the 'pantastic' kind.

Artsdepot, London N12

Sat 20 Jun

£8–£12.50 / 020 8369 5454

Sun 21 Jun

£8–£12.50 / 020 8369 5454

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Sat 11 Jul

£12.50 / 01892 530613

Birmingham Town Hall

Mon 26 Oct

£12.50 / 0121 345 0600

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Scottish Opera Theatre On Wheels

An introduction to opera for little ears featuring stories and music.

Annan Academy

Sat 23 May

£3.45–£5.95 / 01461 202954

Threave Garden & Estate, Castle Douglas

Sun 24 May

£3.45–£5.95 / 0844 493 2245

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 Edibles

A multi-sensory show full of magical ingredients. Three bakers are creating a specially ordered cake when a hungry mouse sneaks in and causes havoc. Ages 3–7.

Cumbernauld Theatre

Sat 23 May

£5 / 01236 732887

East Kilbride Arts Centre

Fri 19 Jun

£5 / 01355 261000

  • 10:30 – 11:30 The Edibles East Kilbride Arts Centre

Falkirk Town Hall

Fri 12 Jun

£5.50–£6.50 / 01324 506850

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Loopy Lou's Pop-up Theatre Garden

Interactive theatre for children from the people behind the Think:Light platform, followed by a wonderworms workshop where wee ones can get messy in homemade mud, a compost ball and bucket game and more.

Applegarth Park, Northallerton

Sun 28 Jun

Prices to be confirmed

Part of Homegrown Food Festival.

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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

Sat 11 Jul

£10

The King of Tiny Things

Sun 12 Jul

£10

The King of Tiny Things

Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure

A deep sea adventure with Captain Barnacles, Kwazii and Peso, in this brand new live stage show.

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Thu 28 May

£16.50 / 01702 351135

Corn Exchange, King's Lynn

Sun 14 Jun

£15.50 / 01553 764864

Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Sun 5 Jul

£17 / 01253 290190

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Who Stole My Sausage?

They've got their own toys, food, beds, holidays and therapy. Now they've got their own play. Special sensory experience for our canine chums. All dogs must be accompanied by their human (max three per dug).

The Bungo Bar & Kitchen, Glasgow

Sat 23 May

£7 (£2) / 0141 423 0023

Aladdin

A production of the evergreen panto tale of the boy with the troublesome lamp.

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Wed 2 Dec

£10.50–£32.50 / 08441 717620

Southport Theatre And Floral Hall Complex

Tue 15 Dec

£10–£25 / 0844 871 3021

Wed 16 Dec

£10–£25 / 0844 871 3021

Thu 17 Dec

£10–£25 / 0844 871 3021

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

The Camberley Theatre

Sat 18 Jul

£14 (Children £12; £42) / 01276 707600

Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Fri 21 Aug

£15 / 01903 206206

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Bedtime Stories by Upswing

Bedtime tales with circus company Upswing – slightly paradoxical in that you will still have to take the kids home to their actual beds at some point. Ages 5+.

Stratford Circus, London E15

Sat 30 May

£10 (£8; Family £30) / 0844 357 2625

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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My Pet Monster and Me

Blunderbus present the tale of young Sophie who isn't allowed a kitten, a puppy or a hamster, so she decides to buy herself a monster.

Arc Theatre, Trowbridge

Sun 21 Jun

£6–£8 / 0845 299 0476

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

What are you going to do when a tiger pulls up a chair and wants fed? This play, based on Judith Kerr's charming children's book, tells the delightful tale.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Sun 2 Aug

£12 / 01727 844488

Colston Hall, Bristol

Tue 25 Aug

£11.83–£13 / 0117 922 3686

Wed 26 Aug

£11.83–£13 / 0117 922 3686

Thu 27 Aug

£11.83–£13 / 0117 922 3686

…and 3 more dates until 30 Aug

The Corn Exchange, Newbury

Sat 20 Jun

£11 / 0845 5218 218

Sun 21 Jun

£11 / 0845 5218 218

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Cinderella

Trio Entertainment's production of the classic fairytale, starring Abi Clarke from The Only Way Is Essex and Reece Douglas from Waterloo Road.

Thornton Little Theatre, Thornton-Cleveleys

Fri 11 Dec

£8 / 01253 858529

  • 10:00 Cinderella Thornton Little Theatre, Thornton-Cleveleys
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Cinderella

Rags to riches tale of poor Cinders who is bullied by her ugly stepsisters and mean stepmother. Throw in a fairy godmother and dame, and things begin to look at lot brighter.

Opera House, Manchester

Wed 9 Dec

£10–£35 / 0844 847 2275

Mon 14 Dec

£10–£35 / 0844 847 2275

Tue 15 Dec

£10–£35 / 0844 847 2275

Curtain Up for the Theatrical 30s

Leading men and daring divas take to the stage, 1930s style.

English Heritage: Eltham Palace, London SE9

Sun 24 May

£13 (£11.80; Children £7.80; Family £33.80; Members free) / 020 8294 2548

Mon 25 May

£13 (£11.80; Children £7.80; Family £33.80; Members free) / 020 8294 2548

Tue 26 May

£13 (£11.80; Children £7.80; Family £33.80; Members free) / 020 8294 2548

Dick Whittington

The evergreen panto tale of Dick Whittington and his cat who set off to London where, apparently, the streets are paved with gold.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Wed 16 Dec

£10–£27.75

Thu 17 Dec

£10–£27.75

Liverpool Empire Theatre

Mon 14 Dec

£10 / 0870 606 3536

Tue 15 Dec

£10 / 0870 606 3536

Thu 17 Dec

£10 / 0870 606 3536

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

Sun 16 Aug

£8 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

The Dragon's Tale

A whimsical reinterpretation of the story of St George and the Dragon, told in a series of flashbacks by the ageing Dragon himself, and his troupe of glove puppets. Musical accompaniment is provided by an equally world-weary Damsel in Distress.

The Corn Exchange, Newbury

Sat 23 May

£5 / 0845 5218 218

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The Elves and The Shoemaker

  • Directed by: Niki McCretton
  • Written by: Niki McCretton (adapt)

Niki McCretton's adaptation of the classic children's story.

Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Wed 27 May

£8.50–£12.50 / 01284 769505

Thu 28 May

£8.50–£12.50 / 01284 769505

The Fairy Marmalade Trail

Savoy Youth Theatre presents a quirky look at some of our favourite Fairy Tales. Join the company at this promenade-style performance, interact with the performers, handle the props and, maybe, eat a 'poisoned' apple. Great fun for all the family.

Shire Hall, Monmouth

Fri 29 May

Free but donations welcome / 01600 775257

Friends Electric

A magical story about what it means to be human, featuring robots. From Visible Fictions. Ages 7+.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sat 3 Oct

£7.50 / 0131 529 6000

Performed in the Lafayette Bar.

macrobert, Stirling

Fri 16 Oct

£8.50 (Group ticket £30) / 01786 466666

Gangsta Granny

The world premiere performance of David Walliams' Gangsta Granny book, about a Friday night with Granny that ends up being more exciting than expected. Presented by the Birmingham Stage Company (Horrible Histories).

New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Tue 8 Dec

£22.50 / 0870 607 7533

Wed 9 Dec

£22.50 / 0870 607 7533

Thu 10 Dec

£22.50 / 0870 607 7533

…and 7 more dates until 2 Jul 2016

The Gruffalo Goes To The Dentist

It’s hard being scary when you’ve got a pain and the Gruffalo knows all about that – he’s woken up with toothache. For children aged 2–5.

The Church Of St Mary Of The Salutation, Welshpool

Fri 14 Aug

£4.50–£5

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