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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

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

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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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

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.

Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

Fri 22 May

£6.50 (£4.50; Children £4.50) / 01592 583302

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Thu 21 May

£6.50 (£4.50; Children £4.50) / 01383 602302

Cumbernauld Theatre

Sat 23 May

£5 / 01236 732887

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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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…and at 2 other places

London Wonderground

A smorgasbord of curiosities back for its third year at the Southbank Centre. Highlights include headline show LIMBO, as well as your fair share of cabaret, comedy and theatre.

The London Wonderground Spiegeltent, SE1

Sat 11 Jul

£10 / 0844 545 8282

Ali McGregor's JAZZAMATAZZ!

Sun 12 Jul

£10 / 0844 545 8282

Ali McGregor's JAZZAMATAZZ!

Sat 18 Jul

£10 / 0844 545 8282

Ali McGregor's JAZZAMATAZZ!

Sun 19 Jul

£10 / 0844 545 8282

Ali McGregor's JAZZAMATAZZ!

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.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Mon 4 May

£11 / 01892 530613

The Corn Exchange, Newbury

Sat 20 Jun

£11 / 0845 5218 218

Sun 21 Jun

£11 / 0845 5218 218

Key Theatre, Peterborough

Tue 30 Jun

£13 ( £10) / 01733 207239

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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

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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

The Bockety World of Henry and Bucket

Henry and Bucket live in a world of discarded objects, they're best friends but sometimes they fall out. This play for ages 4+ explores friendship and what it takes to make it work. Presented by Barnstorm Theatre Company.

The Studio at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Mon 11 May

Over-4s only

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Tue 12 May

Over-4s only

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Wed 13 May

Over-4s only

£12 (£8) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

Chicken Licken

A children's show based on three Ladybird Book stories: Chicken Licken, The Little Red Hen and The Fox And The Hen.

Salisbury Arts Centre

Sat 9 May

£7.50 (£6.50; £6.50; £5.50 concs; £24) / 01722 321744

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

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

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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

Demonologues

A series of eight character monologues revealing the inner demons of regular human beings.

The Courtyard Theatre, London N1

Tue 23 Jun

£11–£14.30 / 0844 477 1000

Wed 24 Jun

£11–£14.30 / 0844 477 1000

Thu 25 Jun

£11–£14.30 / 0844 477 1000

…and 2 more dates until 27 Jun

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

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.

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

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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Hetty Feather

A production of Jacqueline Wilson's book for youngsters, Hetty Feather tells of plucky young Hetty as she searches for her real family.

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Wed 14 Oct

£16.50–£22.50 / 08441 717620

Thu 15 Oct

£16.50–£22.50 / 08441 717620

Sat 17 Oct

£19.50–£25.50 / 08441 717620

The Duke Of York's Theatre, London WC2N

Sat 8 Aug

£15–£32 / 0845 505 8500

Sun 9 Aug

£15–£32 / 0845 505 8500

Wed 12 Aug

£15–£32 / 0845 505 8500

…and 11 more dates until 6 Sep

Theatre Royal, Brighton

Thu 30 Jul

£16.50–£22.50 / 0870 060 6650

Sat 1 Aug

£19.50–£25.50 / 0870 060 6650

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