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Dirty Dusting

Three senior cleaning ladies embark on a brand new business venture together – a telephone sex line.

The Brindley, Runcorn

Sun 24 May

£21 / 0151 907 8360

Howden Park Centre, Livingston

Mon 11 May

£20 / 01506 777666

Lichfield Garrick

Thu 30 Apr

£20 / 01543 412121

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52 Shades of Maggie

The sequel to 51 Shades of Maggie follows Maggie Muff and her pal Sally-Ann as they try to organise a party in the pub. Will things go as planned? What do you think?

Albert Halls, Stirling

Thu 21 May

£20–£22.50 / 01786 473544

Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

Fri 8 May

£20 / 01383 740384

Barrfields Theatre, Largs

Sat 9 May

£16 / 01475 689777

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Grumpy Old Women: Fifty Shades of Beige

Jenny Eclair and her fellow funny people Susie Blake and Kate Robbins present a brand new show.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Sun 3 May

£22.50 / 01727 844488

Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl

Wed 29 Apr

£22.50 / 01656 815995

Grand Theatre, Swansea

Sat 2 May

£23 / 01792 475715

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The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

  • Directed by: Steven Hoggett
  • Written by: Simon Stephens (adapt)

Simon Stephens's adaptation of the darkly humorous book by Mark Haddon presented by National Theatre.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Tue 26 May

£21.50–£42.50 / 0844 338 5000

Wed 27 May

£21.50–£42.50 / 0844 338 5000

Thu 28 May

£21.50–£42.50 / 0844 338 5000

…and 8 more dates until 6 Jun

Bristol Hippodrome

Tue 4 Aug

£9.75–£35 / 0844 847 2325

Wed 5 Aug

Thu 6 Aug

…and 2 more dates until 8 Aug

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Mon 8 Jun

£14.50–£32.50 (£10.50–£32.50) / 0116 242 3595

Tue 9 Jun

£14.50–£32.50 (£10.50–£32.50) / 0116 242 3595

Wed 10 Jun

£14.50–£32.50 (£10.50–£32.50) / 0116 242 3595

…and 3 more dates until 13 Jun

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The Addams Family

Hamilton District Youth Theatre present the magnificently macabre new musical comedy, The Addams Family.

The Town House, Hamilton

Thu 30 Apr

£10 (£9) / 01698 452299

Fri 1 May

£10 (£9) / 01698 452299

Sat 2 May

£10 (£9) / 01698 452299

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The Venetian Twins

Tony Cownie's new version of Carlo Goldoni's timeless comedy tells the story of two estranged twins, Zanetto and Tonino. Though they look alike, as people they couldn't be more different. When the arrive in the same town on the same day, things start to get a little confusing.

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Mon 27 Apr

£10 / 0131 248 4848

Preview

Tue 28 Apr

£15–£29 evening (concession from £10; matinee £12.50–£24) / 0131 248 4848

Wed 29 Apr

£15–£29 evening (concession from £10; matinee £12.50–£24) / 0131 248 4848

…and 13 more dates until 16 May

Only Fools And Three Courses

Fun night of comedy and good food with the characters of Only Fools and Horses. Marlene and Boycie are hosting a Gala Dinner, but will things go to plan with Del, Rodney and Uncle Albert on the guest list? Don't sit under the chandelier, though.

Best Western Marks Tey Hotel, Colchester

Fri 10 Jul

£34.95

The Centenary Pavilion At Leeds United AFC Ltd

Fri 8 May

£35 (includes meal, show and disco) / 0871 334 1919

Denton Lounge, Worthing

Tue 2 Jun

£39.50 (price includes a three-course meal)

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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…

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Tue 20 Oct

£15–£45 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 21 Oct

£15–£45 / 0844 871 3014

Thu 22 Oct

£15–£45 / 0844 871 3014

…and 15 more dates until 8 Nov

King's Theatre, Glasgow

Wed 29 Apr

£15–£54.50 / 0844 871 7648

Thu 30 Apr

£15–£54.50 / 0844 871 7648

Fri 1 May

£19.50–£60 / 0844 871 7648

…and 12 more dates until 17 May

Liverpool Empire Theatre

Wed 25 Nov

£10–£45 / 0870 606 3536

Thu 26 Nov

£10–£45 / 0870 606 3536

Fri 27 Nov

£10–£49.50 / 0870 606 3536

…and 7 more dates until 6 Dec

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Birdsong

  • Written by: Rachel Wagstaff (adapt)

Adaptation of Sebastian Faulks' best-selling novel of love, courage and sacrifice set before and during WWI.

Bristol Old Vic

Mon 27 Apr

£7.50–£27.50 / 0117 987 7877

Tue 28 Apr

£7.50–£27.50 / 0117 987 7877

Wed 29 Apr

£7.50–£27.50 / 0117 987 7877

…and 10 more dates until 9 May

The Courtyard, Hereford

Mon 8 Jun

£26 (£22) / 01432 340555

  • 19:30 Birdsong The Courtyard, Hereford

Tue 9 Jun

£26 (£22) / 01432 340555

  • 19:30 Birdsong The Courtyard, Hereford

Wed 10 Jun

£26 (£22) / 01432 340555

  • 19:30 Birdsong The Courtyard, Hereford
…and 3 more dates until 13 Jun

Derby Theatre

Wed 27 May

£15–£25.50; £11–£17 / 01332 593939

Thu 28 May

£15–£25.50; £11–£17 / 01332 593939

Fri 29 May

£15–£25.50; £11–£17 / 01332 593939

Sat 30 May

£15–£25.50; £11–£17 / 01332 593939

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Dead Simple

  • Directed by: Ian Talbot
  • Written by: Peter James (book)

Adaptation of novelist Peter James's latest work.

Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Mon 13 Jul

£26.50–£29.50 / 01903 206206

£26.50–£29.50 (£24.50–£27.50; £13) / 01903 206206

  • 19:30 – 22:00 Dead Simple Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Tue 14 Jul

£26.50–£29.50 (£24.50–£27.50; £13) / 01903 206206

  • 19:30 – 22:00 Dead Simple Connaught Theatre, Worthing

Wed 15 Jul

£26.50–£29.50 (£24.50–£27.50; £13) / 01903 206206

  • 14:00 – 16:30 Dead Simple Connaught Theatre, Worthing
  • 19:30 – 22:00 Dead Simple Connaught Theatre, Worthing
…and 3 more dates until 18 Jul

Hall For Cornwall, Truro

Mon 15 Jun

£17.50–£29.50 / 01872 262466

Tue 16 Jun

£17.50–£29.50 / 01872 262466

Wed 17 Jun

£17.50–£29.50 / 01872 262466

…and 3 more dates until 20 Jun

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Mon 6 Jul

£17.50–£26.50; £31–£33 Premier Seats; £21.50–£28.50; £31–£33 Premier Seats / 01227 787787

  • 19:30 – 22:00 Dead Simple The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Tue 7 Jul

£17.50–£26.50; £31–£33 Premier Seats; £21.50–£28.50; £31–£33 Premier Seats / 01227 787787

  • 19:30 – 22:00 Dead Simple The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Wed 8 Jul

£17.50–£26.50; £31–£33 Premier Seats; £21.50–£28.50; £31–£33 Premier Seats / 01227 787787

  • 19:30 – 22:00 Dead Simple The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
…and 3 more dates until 11 Jul

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The Ghost Train

A production of Arnold Ridley's famous spooky railway tale.

Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage

Mon 27 Apr

£16–£21.50; £17.50 (£14–£19.50; £14–£19.50) / 01438 363200

Tue 28 Apr

£16–£21.50; £17.50 (£14–£19.50; £14–£19.50) / 01438 363200

Wed 29 Apr

£16–£21.50; £17.50 (£14–£19.50; £14–£19.50) / 01438 363200

The White Rock Theatre, Hastings

Mon 4 May

£15–£22 (£13–£20; Children £10) / 01424 462288

Tue 5 May

£15–£22 (£13–£20; Children £10) / 01424 462288

Wed 6 May

£15–£22 (£13–£20; Children £10) / 01424 462288

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Mon 1 Jun

Auditorium

£22.50–£27.50; £17–£22; £23.50–£28.50 / 01483 440000

Tue 2 Jun

Auditorium

£22.50–£27.50; £17–£22; £23.50–£28.50 / 01483 440000

Wed 3 Jun

Auditorium

£22.50–£27.50; £17–£22; £23.50–£28.50 / 01483 440000

…and 3 more dates until 6 Jun

Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure

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

Alban Arena, St Albans

Wed 13 May

£15.50 / 01727 844488

Thu 14 May

£15.50 / 01727 844488

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Wed 27 May

£16.50 / 01702 351135

Thu 28 May

£16.50 / 01702 351135

Corn Exchange, King's Lynn

Sat 13 Jun

£15.50 / 01553 764864

Sun 14 Jun

£15.50 / 01553 764864

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…and at 4 other places

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 Civic Hall, Stourport-on-Severn

Fri 22 May

£10

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

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Fever Dream: Southside

High summer in Glasgow’s Southside and a heat wave bears down on the residents of Govanhill, driving them off the streets. Tensions are running high and fantasy and reality are becoming blurred.

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Tue 28 Apr

£12.50 / 0141 429 0022

Wed 29 Apr

£13–£17 (£2; Students £9; Children £9) / 0141 429 0022

Thu 30 Apr

£13–£17 (£2; Students £9; Children £9) / 0141 429 0022

…and 7 more dates until 9 May

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

Mon 27 Apr

£12.50

Comedy in the Dark

Tue 28 Apr

£17.50

A Simple Space

Wed 29 Apr

£17.50

A Simple Space

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A Walk At The Edge Of The World

A piece of theatre that looks at the act of walking and why you can't walk away from the past.

Brigend Theatre, Dumfries

Sun 24 May

£6.95–£13.20

The Fullarton, Castle Douglas

Sat 23 May

£6.95–£13.20 / 01556 504506

Yer Granny

Riotous comedy about a Scots-Italian restaurateur family and their granny's proclivity for food. Adapted by Douglas Maxwell from Roberto La Cossa’s La Nona, Argentina’s favourite play. Featuring Jonathan Watson, Paul Riley and Maureen Beattie and Rab C Nesbitt and Scotch & Wry star Gregor Fisher.

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Tue 19 May

£10 / 01475 723723

  • 19:30 – 22:00 Yer Granny Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Dundee Rep

Tue 30 Jun

£9–£21 / 01382 223530

Wed 1 Jul

£9–£21 / 01382 223530

Thu 2 Jul

£9–£21 / 01382 223530

…and 2 more dates until 4 Jul

Eden Court Theatre and Cinema, Inverness

Tue 9 Jun

£17–£23 / 01463 234234

Wed 10 Jun

£17–£23 / 01463 234234

Thu 11 Jun

£17–£23 / 01463 234234

…and 2 more dates until 13 Jun

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And Then There Were None

  • Directed by: Joe Harmston
  • Written by: Agatha Christie

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Agatha Christie Theatre Company, one of the author's best-selling thrillers is performed – a tale of murder on a remote island.

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Mon 22 Jun

£22.50–£30.50 / 020 8688 9291

Tue 23 Jun

£22.50–£30.50 / 020 8688 9291

Wed 24 Jun

£22.50–£30.50 / 020 8688 9291

…and 3 more dates until 27 Jun

The Grand Theatre & Opera House, Leeds

Mon 17 Aug

£18.50–£35 / 0844 848 2700

Tue 18 Aug

£18.50–£35 / 0844 848 2700

Wed 19 Aug

£18.50–£35 / 0844 848 2700

…and 3 more dates until 22 Aug

Harrogate Theatre

Mon 6 Jul

£24–£26 / 01423 502116

Tue 7 Jul

£24–£26 / 01423 502116

Wed 8 Jul

£24–£26 / 01423 502116

…and 3 more dates until 11 Jul

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Fair Broke the Day

As dusk gathers on the final night of the allied withdrawal from Gallipoli, the men of the Greenock Battalion await the midnight hour. However, for four of them – fate has one final obstacle to throw their way. Directed by Sue MacPhee, this specially commissioned drama boasts an exceptional cast list. Gordon Blair…

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Sun 12 Jul

The Beacon Theatre

£12 / 01475 723723

Jungle Book

Groundlings Theatre present their adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's short story collection. No allocated seating is available. Please take a cushion.

Groundlings Theatre, Portsmouth

Tue 28 Apr

£14 (£12; £10 mems; Children £10; £12; £42) / 023 9273 7370

Wed 29 Apr

£14 (£12; £10 mems; Children £10; £12; £42) / 023 9273 7370

Thu 30 Apr

£14 (£12; £10 mems; Children £10; £12; £42) / 023 9273 7370

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Noises Off

  • Directed by: Lindsay Posner
  • Written by: Michael Frayn

Highly frantic farce about a group of actors trying to produce a highly frantic farce with all the nonsense that entails. Directed by Lindsay Posner.

Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Fri 1 May

£10–£25 / 01206 573948

Sat 2 May

£10–£25 / 01206 573948

Mon 4 May

£10–£25 / 01206 573948

…and 11 more dates until 16 May

The Absence Of War

  • Directed by: Jeremy Herrin
  • Written by: David Hare

A political drama by David Hare.

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Tue 28 Apr

£30; £25 / 01223 578933

Wed 29 Apr

£30; £25 / 01223 578933

Thu 30 Apr

£30; £25 / 01223 578933

…and 2 more dates until 2 May

Theatre Royal, Bath

Tue 5 May

£19–£31.50; £21.50–£33.50 / 01225 448844

Wed 6 May

£19–£31.50; £21.50–£33.50 / 01225 448844

Thu 7 May

£19–£31.50; £21.50–£33.50 / 01225 448844

…and 2 more dates until 9 May

Antigone

Ivo van Hove directs a stellar cast including Juliette Binoche, Obi Abili, Kirsty Bushell, Samuel Edward-Cook, Finbar Lynch, Patrick O’Kane and Kathryn Pogson in Anne Carson’s striking new translation of Sophokles’s great tragedy. Binoche plays Antigone, a Theban noblewoman whose brother is deemed a traitor after…

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

£17 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sat 8 Aug

£17 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sun 9 Aug

£17 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

…and 11 more dates until 22 Aug

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

Birnam Arts & Conference Centre

Sun 21 Jun

£6 (Family £20) / 01350 727674

  • 14:00 – 15:00 The Edibles Birnam Arts & Conference Centre

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Thu 21 May

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

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The Rolling Stone

The story of Dembe and Sam, and the difficulties the two of them face being in a gay relationship in Uganda.

Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Mon 27 Apr

£12 (£10) / 0161 833 9833

Tue 28 Apr

£12 (£10) / 0161 833 9833

Wed 29 Apr

£12 (£10) / 0161 833 9833

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