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The Book of Mormon

  • Directed by: Casey Nicholaw, Trey Parker
  • Written by: Matt Stone, Robert Lopez, Trey Parker

Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone's Tony Award-winning musical satire chronicling the misadventures of two Mormon missionaries in a remote village in northern Uganda.

Palace Theatre, Manchester

Sat 29 Jun

£13–£112.50 / 0844 847 2275

Prince of Wales Theatre, London W1D

Sat 29 Jun

£20–£256 / 0844 482 5115

West End Festival

Taking over the West End of Glasgow, the festival treats the ears to a great musical line-up, tantalises all the senses with a carnival, and delves into the creative depths of local studios and exhibitions with the Hidden Lane open days.

Various venues: Glasgow

Sat 29 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0141 341 0844

Sun 30 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0141 341 0844

Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience

Trademark mix-ups from the Faulty Towers hotel staff served alongside a three course meal.

Radisson Blu Edwardian, London WC1B

Sat 29 Jun

Sun 30 Jun

Circus Zyair

A magical circus experience for all the family, including jugglers, acrobats, magic, high wire, the wheel of death and a whole bunch more colourful acts.

Hanley Park, Stoke-on-Trent

Sat 29 Jun

Sold out

Sun 30 Jun

Sold out

Circus Funtasia

All-human circus with acrobatic, comedy and aerial performers.

Monkton Park, Chippenham

Sat 29 Jun

£8 / 07706168507

Sun 30 Jun

£8 / 07706168507

The Lady Boys of Bangkok: The Greatest Showgirls

The Lady Boys of Bangkok are back with a bigger, glitzier show than ever before.

The Sabai Pavilion, Dundee

Sat 29 Jun

£12–£38

Sun 30 Jun

£12–£38

Shit-Faced Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream

A lovely winter tale, set in the middle of summer, told by Magnificent Bastard Productions. Yes, this is an entirely serious Shakespeare play, but yes, one cast member is entirely shit-faced.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Sat 29 Jun

£20.75–£22.75 / 0844 873 3433

Circus Extreme

A circus performance that has been five years in the making. Circus Extreme features extreme stunts and classic clown escapades, with performers including Danguir Troupe and Mustafa Danger.

Gyle Park, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Jun

£12–£36

Sun 30 Jun

£12–£36

The Magic of Motown

Tribute to the sweet soul sounds of Motown starring the supremely-talented Magic of Motown band, with hits made famous by the Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves and more.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Sat 29 Jun

£34.90–£80.90

Bedford Corn Exchange

Sat 29 Jun

£30.80 (£28.60) / 01234 325358

The Tempest

Open air theatre company Illyria stage Shakespeare's The Tempest.

National Trust: Arlington Court, Barnstaple

Sat 29 Jun

£14.30 / 01271 850296

Alice In Wonderland

See the Alice story brought to life by Immersion Theatre.

National Trust: Houghton Mill, Huntingdon

Sat 29 Jun

£14 Booking essential (Children £10 Booking essential; Family £40 Booking essential) / 01480 301494

Rutland Water Nature Reserve, Oakham

Sun 30 Jun

£12.10 (Children £22)

What's Love Got To Do With It?

Cabaret as Australian actor/singer/songwriter Ruth Katerelos takes the audience on a musical journey through various states of love with Monique Kenny on guitar.

Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

Sat 29 Jun

£25–£30 / 0115 989 5555

Richmond Theatre, London TW9

Sun 30 Jun

£28.65–£32.90 / 0844 871 7651

The Girl on the Train

Adaptation of Paula Hawkins' phenomenally successful novel.

Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Sat 29 Jun

£19–£33 / 0114 249 6000

Bard in the Botanics

Scotland's annual outdoor Shakespeare festival returns to Glasgow's Botanic Gardens.

Glasgow Botanic Gardens

Sat 29 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0141 334 2422

Sun 30 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0141 334 2422

Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors

All the terror of the Tudors, replete with all the grizzly details about those murderous kings and queens, brought to the stage with 3D special effects.

New Wimbledon Theatre, London SW19

Sat 29 Jun

£13–£25 / 0844 871 7646

Zippo's Circus: The Magnificent Top Hat

Zippo's Circus celebrates more than 250 years of circus entertainment with amazing acts of acrobatics, comic clowns and daredevils.

Riverside Park

Sat 29 Jun

£10.50–£27.50 (Children £9–£21.50) / 0871 210 2100

Sun 30 Jun

£10.50–£27.50 (Children £9–£21.50) / 0871 210 2100

Cirque du Soleil: Toruk

New Cirque du Soleil show inspired by James Cameron's Avatar.

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Sat 29 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 0202

Sun 30 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 0202

Madhead

The National Youth Dance Company perform a fusion of contemporary dance, physical theatre and hip-hop in this piece created by their Guest Artistic Director, Botis Seva.

Dance City, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 29 Jun

£13 (£11; Students and under 18s £8) / 0191 261 0505

£13.50 Standard full price ticket. (£11; Students and under 18s £8) / 0191 261 0505

Hair: The Musical

Loud, proud and colourful 60s musical set in anti-Vietnam America.

New Theatre, Oxford

Sat 29 Jun

£13–£40 / 0844 871 3020

Horrible Histories: The Awful Egyptians

Run – tell your mummies – the Egyptians are coming. Straight outta Ancient Egypt come facts about the pyramids and pharaohs in the stage version of Terry Deary's best-selling children's history books.

New Wimbledon Theatre, London SW19

Sat 29 Jun

£13–£25 / 0844 871 7646

Kinky Boots

  • Directed by: Jerry Mitchell
  • Written by: Harvey Fierstein, Cyndi Lauper (music & lyrics)

A man reluctantly inherits a shoe factory. To turn the business around he enlists the help of the stiletto-clad Lola. Tony and Grammy award-winning feel-good musical by Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper.

Sunderland Empire

Sat 29 Jun

£13–£83 / 0844 871 3022

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

  • Directed by: Peter Glanville
  • Written by: Michael Rosen (book), Barb Jungr (music)

Michael Rosen's award-winning book is brought to the stage for ages 3+.

Montgomery Theatre, Sheffield

Sat 29 Jun

Over-3s only

0114 272 0455

Mrs Brown's Boys D'Musical

Musical based on the smash-hit sitcom.

First Direct Arena, Leeds

Sat 29 Jun

£22.50–£43.80 / 0844 248 1585

Sun 30 Jun

£22.50–£43.80 / 0844 248 1585

Walk Like A Man

Mark Halliday's tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

The Royal Hippodrome, Eastbourne

Sat 29 Jun

£24 / 01323 412000

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

  • Directed by: Bill Kenwright
  • Written by: Andrew Lloyd Webber (music), Tim Rice (lyrics)

Bill Kenwright's production of the Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical returns, with X Factor winner Joe McElderry starring as the boy with the troublesome coat.

London Palladium, W1F

Sat 29 Jun

0844 412 4655