April

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Game Masters

Massive touring exhibition celebrating the varied history of computer gaming. With more than 125 playable games to work your way through, get stuck into arcade games, physical games (think Dance Battle et al), consoles, PCs and many more. On top of this, there's also displays of concept art, interactive displays and…

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Wed 1 Apr

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

Thu 2 Apr

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

Fri 3 Apr

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

…and 17 more dates until 20 Apr

V&A Museum of Design Dundee: Design in Motion

V&A Museum of Design Dundee goes on the road with the Travelling Gallery in this major touring exhibition, bringing Scotland's design heritage and present-day design work to venues all over the country. A Design Scotland app for iOS and Android enables you to track the exhibition's progress. Featured designers include…

An Lanntair Arts Centre and Cinema, Isle of Lewis

Tue 28 Apr

Free / 01851 708480

Deveron Arts, Huntly

Wed 8 Apr

Free / 01466 794494

Eden Court Theatre and Cinema, Inverness

Mon 20 Apr

Free / 01463 234234

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Dreamboats and Miniskirts

  • Written by: Maurice Gran

Musical sequel to Dreamboats And Petticoats written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, which follows an aspiring vocal duo, who must adapt their style to succeed during the advent of the Beatles and the Mersey sound. Featuring the hits 'Twist & Shout', 'Handy Man', 'Pretty Woman' and 'One Fine Day'.

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Mon 13 Apr

Ashcroft Theatre

£23.25–£31.25 / 020 8688 9291

Tue 14 Apr

Ashcroft Theatre

£23.25–£31.25 / 020 8688 9291

Wed 15 Apr

Ashcroft Theatre

£23.25–£31.25 / 020 8688 9291

…and 3 more dates until 18 Apr

The Hawth, Crawley

Tue 7 Apr

£31; £25; £33; £30 / 01293 553636

Wed 8 Apr

£31; £25; £33; £30 / 01293 553636

Thu 9 Apr

£31; £25; £33; £30 / 01293 553636

…and 2 more dates until 11 Apr

Marina Theatre, Lowestoft

Wed 1 Apr

£24–£35 (£21–£28) / 01502 533200

Thu 2 Apr

£24–£35 (£21–£28) / 01502 533200

Fri 3 Apr

£24–£35 (£21–£28) / 01502 533200

Sat 4 Apr

£24–£35 (£21–£28) / 01502 533200

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Northern Ballet: Elves And The Shoemaker

Northern Ballet retell the classic tale from the Brothers Grimm.

Harrogate Theatre

Thu 2 Apr

£5 / 01423 502 116

Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

Sat 11 Apr

£6; £15 3 shows / 01484 430528

macrobert, Stirling

Thu 9 Apr

£8.50 / 01786 466666

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Dylan Moran: Off the Hook

Moran plays up to the stereotype of the bumbling, drunken Irishman, but his comedy is much more intelligent than mere cliché-mongering: on stage he is uniquely charismatic, a foul-mouthed mixture of lovable and misanthropic, and always very, very funny. Moran'll be on your radar in a very big way if you know your…

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Wed 15 Apr

£25 / 01970 623 232

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Fri 17 Apr

£25 / 01892 530613

Brighton Dome

Wed 1 Apr

£25 / 01273 709709

Thu 2 Apr

£25 / 01273 709709

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That'll Be the Day

Step back in time with a brand new edition of the popular touring show, and hear rock'n'roll hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

Baths Hall, Scunthorpe

Thu 30 Apr

£24.50 / 0844 854 2776

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Sat 18 Apr

£24–£26 / 01702 351135

Corn Exchange, King's Lynn

Fri 3 Apr

£25 / 01553 764864

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Cadbury Easter Egg Trail

Children's entertainment and an exciting Easter trail with chocolate eggs and prizes to be won at the end.

National Trust: Barrington Court, Ilminster

Fri 3 Apr

£2 per trail, plus admission £10.90, child £5.40, family £27.20 / 01460 241938

Sat 4 Apr

£2 per trail, plus admission £10.90, child £5.40, family £27.20 / 01460 241938

Sun 5 Apr

£2 per trail, plus admission £10.90, child £5.40, family £27.20 / 01460 241938

Mon 6 Apr

£2 per trail, plus admission £10.90, child £5.40, family £27.20 / 01460 241938

National Trust: Buckland Abbey, Yelverton

Fri 3 Apr

£2 plus admission £9.05, child £4.50, family £13.60 & £22.70 / 01822 853607

Sat 4 Apr

£2 plus admission £9.05, child £4.50, family £13.60 & £22.70 / 01822 853607

Sun 5 Apr

£2 plus admission £9.05, child £4.50, family £13.60 & £22.70 / 01822 853607

…and 5 more dates until 10 Apr

National Trust: Coughton Court, Alcester

Sat 4 Apr

Children £3 plus admission £9.60, child £4.80, family £24 / 01789 400777

Sun 5 Apr

Children £3 plus admission £9.60, child £4.80, family £24 / 01789 400777

Mon 6 Apr

Children £3 plus admission £9.60, child £4.80, family £24 / 01789 400777

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Above & Beyond

DJs supply uplifting and vocal trance.

Albert Hall, Manchester

Sun 5 Apr

prices vary

O2 ABC, Glasgow

Thu 2 Apr

£20 / 0141 332 2232

O2 Academy Brixton, London SW9

Fri 3 Apr

£30–£35 / 0844 477 2000

Sat 4 Apr

£30–£35 / 0844 477 2000

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Henning Wehn: Eins, Zwei, DIY

The 'German Comedy Ambassador''s new show is all about how he has grown accustomed to the UK sense of humour and way of life.

Corn Exchange, King's Lynn

Sat 18 Apr

£16 / 01553 764864

G Live, Guildford

Thu 16 Apr

£15.50 ( £12.50; £12.50) / 0844 770 1797

Pontardawe Arts Centre

Fri 24 Apr

£16 / 01792 863722

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Snap Disco

Disco courtesy of local DJ Leroy in the main hall and workshops run by The Youth Service in the Hang Out on the ground floor.

Princes Hall, Aldershot

Mon 27 Apr

£7; £6 adv / 01252 329155

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The Beehive Comedy Club

Ben Verth presents a weekend packed full of top local and visiting comedians to tickle your funny bone in an entirely appropriate way.

Beehive Inn, Edinburgh

Fri 3 Apr

£9 / 0131 225 7171

Sat 4 Apr

£9 / 0131 225 7171

Fri 10 Apr

£9 / 0131 225 7171

…and 5 more dates until 25 Apr

Frankie Boyle: I'm Better Than This

We thought he'd gone into retirement, but seems he just can't stay away and we thank him for it. More dark, dangerous and damn funny stuff from Mr Boyle.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Wed 29 Apr

£15 (£12.50) / 0844 873 3433

Thu 30 Apr

£15 (£12.50) / 0844 873 3433

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Sun 26 Apr

£15 (£12.50) / 020 7478 0100

Mon 27 Apr

£15 (£12.50) / 020 7478 0100

Jurassic Adventures

Fun family show about dinosaurs and the people that study them.

Millennium Forum, Londonderry

Sat 4 Apr

£12; £37.50 (Children £10) / 02871 264455

Sun 5 Apr

£12; £37.50 (Children £10) / 02871 264455

All the Young Nudes – Life Drawing Club

A relaxed life drawing club with music and a bar to aid the flow of inspiration.

Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh

Tue 7 Apr

£5 / 0131 247 4704

Tue 14 Apr

£5 / 0131 247 4704

Tue 21 Apr

£5 / 0131 247 4704

Tue 28 Apr

£5 / 0131 247 4704

The Flying Duck, Glasgow

Tue 7 Apr

£5 / 0141 564 1450

Tue 14 Apr

£5 / 0141 564 1450

Tue 21 Apr

£5 / 0141 564 1450

Tue 28 Apr

£5 / 0141 564 1450

Redd Function Suite, Dundee

Tue 7 Apr

£5

Tue 14 Apr

£5

Tue 21 Apr

£5

Tue 28 Apr

£5

Animation Drop In and Weekly Studio

Drop-in animation workshop for ages 12–18.

Central Library, Edinburgh

Thu 2 Apr

Free / 0131 242 8100

Fri 3 Apr

Free / 0131 242 8100

Thu 9 Apr

Free / 0131 242 8100

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Baby Loves Disco

Baby Loves Disco is a chance for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents to get their respective grooves on and enjoy some dayclubbing with real club DJs spinning retro and pop tunes. Chillout room, themed crafts, facepainting, healthy snacks and more – all included in the price, plus licensed bar for parents.

DNA, London SW11

Sat 25 Apr

£9.94–£144.19 / 07986 527947

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Sun 19 Apr

£8.94–£128.75 / 07986 527947

Hummingbird, Glasgow

Sun 12 Apr

£8.94–£128.75 / 07986 527947

Bad Boy Pub Quiz

The Bad Boy Pub Quiz: an evening of fun and frolics, musical statues, pass the pineapple, and the chance to win 'hunners' of money. Loads of great prizes to be won, and plenty of crap ones too!

Cargo, Edinburgh

Wed 1 Apr

Free / 0131 659 7880

Wed 8 Apr

Free / 0131 659 7880

Wed 15 Apr

Free / 0131 659 7880

…and 2 more dates until 29 Apr

Home, Glasgow

Mon 6 Apr

Free / 0141 552 1734

Mon 13 Apr

Free / 0141 552 1734

Mon 20 Apr

Free / 0141 552 1734

Mon 27 Apr

Free / 0141 552 1734

Sloans, Glasgow

Thu 2 Apr

0141 221 8886

Thu 9 Apr

0141 221 8886

Thu 16 Apr

0141 221 8886

…and 2 more dates until 30 Apr

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Beauty & The Beast: Easter Pantomime

An Easter pantomime starring Bobby Davro and Dani Harmer, featuring all the usual magic, music and jokes.

Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

Tue 7 Apr

£19 / 01935 422884

Wed 8 Apr

£19 / 01935 422884

The Pavilion Theatre, Weymouth

Thu 9 Apr

£19 (Children £17 under 16s; £65) / 01305 783225

Cadbury's Easter Egg Trails

A chance to join a treasure hunt to find chocolate Easter eggs.

National Trust: Ickworth House, Park And Garden, Bury St Edmunds

Wed 1 Apr

Children £2.50 plus admission £12.60, child £6.35, family £31.55 / 01284 735270

Thu 2 Apr

Children £2.50 plus admission £12.60, child £6.35, family £31.55 / 01284 735270

Fri 3 Apr

Children £2.50 plus admission £12.60, child £6.35, family £31.55 / 01284 735270

…and 3 more dates until 6 Apr

National Trust: Little Moreton Hall, Congleton

Fri 3 Apr

Children £1 plus admission £8.15, child £4.05, family £20 / 01260 272018

Sat 4 Apr

Children £1 plus admission £8.15, child £4.05, family £20 / 01260 272018

Sun 5 Apr

Children £1 plus admission £8.15, child £4.05, family £20 / 01260 272018

Mon 6 Apr

Children £1 plus admission £8.15, child £4.05, family £20 / 01260 272018

National Trust: Lyme Park, Stockport

Fri 3 Apr

Children £1 plus admission £9.90, child £5, family £22.50 / 01663 762023

Sat 4 Apr

Children £1 plus admission £9.90, child £5, family £22.50 / 01663 762023

Sun 5 Apr

Children £1 plus admission £9.90, child £5, family £22.50 / 01663 762023

Mon 6 Apr

Children £1 plus admission £9.90, child £5, family £22.50 / 01663 762023

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Dance 'Til Dawn

  • Written by: Karen Bruce

Strictly Come Dancing favourites Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace are back with a brand new show celebrating the Golden Age of Hollywood.

The Grand Theatre & Opera House, Leeds

Wed 1 Apr

£18.50–£36 / 0844 848 2700

Thu 2 Apr

£18.50–£36 / 0844 848 2700

Fri 3 Apr

£18.50–£36 / 0844 848 2700

Sat 4 Apr

£18.50–£36 / 0844 848 2700

Hull New Theatre

Mon 27 Apr

£16–£33.50; £12.50–£24.50; £19–£36 / 01482 226655

Tue 28 Apr

£16–£33.50; £12.50–£24.50; £19–£36 / 01482 226655

Wed 29 Apr

£16–£33.50; £12.50–£24.50; £19–£36 / 01482 226655

Thu 30 Apr

£16–£33.50; £12.50–£24.50; £19–£36 / 01482 226655

King's Theatre, Glasgow

Tue 7 Apr

£10–£50 / 0844 871 7648

Wed 8 Apr

£10–£50 / 0844 871 7648

Thu 9 Apr

£10–£50 / 0844 871 7648

…and 2 more dates until 11 Apr

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The Elvis Years

See the world champion Elvis impersonator, Mario Kombou, in action singing over 40 of the King's hits from a period spanning over two decades.

Caird Hall, Dundee

Thu 16 Apr

£20 / 01382 434940

£20 (£18) / 01382 434940

Swan Theatre, Worcester

Fri 10 Apr

£22.40

Torch Theatre, Milford Haven

Thu 30 Apr

£19.50 / 01646 695 267

The Life & Music of Jim Reeves

Al Grant takes on Jim Reeves, singing all the favourites like 'Welcome to my World', 'Moonlight & Roses' and 'Danny Boy'.

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Mon 20 Apr

£18.50–£19.50 / 020 8561 8371

Buccleuch Centre, Langholm

Tue 14 Apr

£19.50 (£18) / 01387 381196

The Customs House, South Shields

Thu 16 Apr

£18 / 0191 454 1234

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Stewart Lee: A Room with a Stew

The latest show from Lee to promote his next Comedy Vehicle DVD. A series that won him Best Male Television Comic and Best Comedy Entertainment Programme at the British Comedy Awards in 2011.

CAST, Doncaster

Thu 30 Apr

£21 / 01302 303959

Colston Hall, Bristol

Sat 25 Apr

£22.58 / 0117 922 3686

Sun 26 Apr

£22.58 / 0117 922 3686

Lighthouse: Poole's Centre for the Arts

Fri 17 Apr

£21 / 0844 406 8666

Fri 24 Apr

£19.50 (Children £17.50; £17.50; £17.50) / 0844 406 8666

Stick Man

  • Directed by: Sally Cookson
  • Written by: Benji Bower (music)

Scamp Theatre bring Julia Donaldson’s popular picture book to life in this engaging family show.

Lincoln Drill Hall

Thu 9 Apr

£11 ( £40) / 01522 873894

Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Thu 2 Apr

£12.50 (Children £8.50) / 01206 573948

  • 14:00 Stick Man Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Fri 3 Apr

£12.50 (Children £8.50) / 01206 573948

  • 14:00 Stick Man Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Sat 4 Apr

£12.50 (Children £8.50) / 01206 573948

Norwich Playhouse

Mon 20 Apr

£11 / 01603 598598

Tue 21 Apr

£11 / 01603 598598

Wed 22 Apr

£11 / 01603 598598

…and 3 more dates until 26 Apr

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Aberdeen Rock Choir

The local Aberdeen choir is run by Aberdeenshire based musician Chris Mutch. Our No.1 Album gave ordinary people the chance to become chart-topping singers, and Rock Choir is continually giving our members bigger and better opportunities to achieve things they never thought they could do - from supporting national…

Bon Accord Golf Club, Aberdeen

Wed 22 Apr

£25 a month, free taster / 01252 714276

Wed 29 Apr

£25 a month, free taster / 01252 714276

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