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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.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Sun 22 Mar

£7–£14 / 01970 623 232

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Thu 9 Apr

£14 (£12; £42) / 01284 758000

The Broadway Theatre, Barking

Sat 4 Apr

£14 (£12; £42) / 020 8507 5607

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Varmints

Hip=hop dance theatre show for ages 7+, based on the book by Helen Ward and Marc Craste.

Artsdepot, London N12

Fri 8 May

£10 / 020 8369 5454

Cambridge Junction

Sun 19 Apr

£10; £27 group of 4 (Children £6) / 01223 511511

Stratford Circus, London E15

Fri 24 Apr

£10 (£8; Family £30) / 0844 357 2625

  • 10:30 – 11:30 Varmints Stratford Circus, London

The Adventures of Robin Hood

Leave your piggy bank safe at home as Visible Fictions give their take on the classic tale.

Platform, Glasgow

Wed 18 Mar

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 276 9696

Aladdin

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

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Wed 2 Dec

£9–£32.50 / 08441 717620

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Aliens Love Underpants

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

A close encounter of the 'pantastic' kind.

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea

Sun 24 May

£12.65–£14.06 / 01424 229111

Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames

Sat 27 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 482 1556

Sun 28 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 482 1556

Arabian Nights

Storyteller Sheherazade tells tales of genies, villains, heroes and princesses. For ages 5+.

Omnibus, London SW4

Sat 4 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7498 4699

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

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 Haymarket, Basingstoke

Wed 15 Apr

£13 / 01256 844244

Victoria Theatre, Halifax

Sat 25 Apr

£13.50–£15.60 / 01422 351158

West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Wed 8 Apr

Courtyard Theatre

£8.50 / 0113 213 7700

Thu 9 Apr

Courtyard Theatre

£8.50 / 0113 213 7700

Chicken Licken

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

Arts Centre Washington

Wed 15 Apr

£6 / 0191 219 3455

Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl

Sat 7 Mar

£7 / 01656 815995

Lighthouse: Poole's Centre for the Arts

Thu 9 Apr

£7 / 0844 406 8666

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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

The Edibles

It's wintertime and the bakery is host to a larder of magical festive treats. A multisensory show full of magical ingredients. 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

Prices to be confirmed / 01236 732887

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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.

Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

Fri 10 Apr

£12 ( £42) / 02380 671771

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.

Hacktivists

Lyceum Youth Theatre present Ben Ockrent's dark comedy about teenage hackers and the fine line between freedom of information and invasion of privacy.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 7 Mar

£12 / 0131 228 1404

The performance appears alongside members of LYT showcasing rehearsed readings of brand new work by the Traverse Theatre Scribble Group.

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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

Theatre Royal, Brighton

Thu 30 Jul

£16.50–£22.50 / 0870 060 6650

Sat 1 Aug

£19.50–£25.50 / 0870 060 6650

Home

Italian company La Barraca – Testoni Ragazzi present a play about friendship and building. Suitable for ages 1–4.

Stratford Circus, London E15

Sat 23 May

£8 (£6; Family £24) / 0844 357 2625

  • 11:30 – 12:00 Home Stratford Circus, London

Hugless Douglas

Blunderbus present the tale of poor hugless Douglas – the bear who is searching for the perfect cuddle. Ages 3–7.

Arc Theatre, Trowbridge

Sat 28 Mar

£6–£8 / 0845 299 0476

The Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham

Wed 22 Apr

£8.50 (£7.50; Family £32) / 01242 258002

Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot

Sun 22 Mar

£8 (£6; £24) / 01235 515 144

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The Imperial Ice Stars: The Nutcracker On Ice

The award-winning 26-strong company of Olympic, World, European and National champion skaters welcomes Dancing On Ice stars Olga Sharutenko and Keith Chegwin for a colourful and acrobatic adaptation of Tchaikovsky's ballet.

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Sat 2 Jan 2016

£20.35–£62.17 / 020 7589 8212

Macbeth

  • Written by: William Shakespeare

Adaptation of Shakespeare's witch-ridden tragedy, set in modern India.

Artsdepot, London N12

Fri 20 Mar

£16 (£14) / 020 8369 5454

  • 10:00 – 12:30 Macbeth Artsdepot, London
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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.

Cranleigh Arts Centre

Sat 28 Mar

£8 / 08456 128128

Polka Theatre, London SW19

Thu 2 Apr

£11.50 (£9) / 020 8543 4888

Fri 3 Apr

£11.50 (£9) / 020 8543 4888

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

One Man, Two Guvnors

  • Directed by: Adam Penford
  • Written by: Grant Olding (music)

National Theatre's satirical, slapstick production based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni. Featuring Gavin Spokes as Francis Henshall and Shaun Williamson (Barry from EastEnders) as Charlie Clench.

New Wimbledon Theatre, London SW19

Sat 7 Mar

Studio

£15 / 0844 871 7646

Rapunzel

The story of a girl who is taken away from what she knows and protected from all the things she loves. Ages 3+ and their families. Presented by Tutti Frutti.

ARC: Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton-on-Tees

Fri 29 May

£6 ( £20) / 01642 525199

  • 11:00 Rapunzel ARC: Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton-on-Tees

Sat 30 May

£6 ( £20) / 01642 525199

  • 11:00 Rapunzel ARC: Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton-on-Tees

The Arts Centre, Ormskirk

Wed 3 Jun

£5 ( £18) / 01695 584480

  • 10:45 – 11:45 Rapunzel The Arts Centre, Ormskirk

Cambridge Junction

Sun 17 May

J2

£10 (Children £6) / 01223 511511

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Romeo and Juliet

Jackinabox Productions present Shakespeare's classic romantic tragedy.

Offstage Theatre At The Bridewell, London EC4Y

Thu 19 Mar

£7–£9

Fri 20 Mar

£7–£9

Thu 26 Mar

£7–£9

Fri 27 Mar

£7–£9

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