What's on Highlights > November

What's on Highlights > November
We've kindly pulled together a host of shows from venues across the UK to make selecting your theatre trip even easier. This is just a small selection of theatres and what's on - visit the venue's website for full listings or choose another theatre from over 240 theatres around the country. You can view the full list of theatres by clicking here


Alhambra Theatre  

To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: 01274 432000

Mary Poppins
2 November - 10 December
The magical story of the world’s favourite Nanny arriving on Cherry Tree Lane has been triumphantly and spectacularly brought to the stage with dazzling choreography, incredible effects and unforgettable songs. The stage production of Mary Poppins is brilliantly adapted from the wonderful stories by PL Travers and the beloved Walt Disney film. It is co-created by Cameron Mackintosh and has a book by Oscarwinning screenwriter and Downton Abbey creator, Julian Fellowes.


Assembly Hall Theatre  

To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: 01892 530613

The Mousetrap
7 – 12 November
The Mousetrap is famous around the world for being the longest running show of any kind in the history of theatre, with over 26,000 performances in London and now the 60th anniversary production is on Tour.

The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed.

Starring Anna Andresen (Mollie Ralston), Nick Barclay (Giles Ralston), Tony Boncza (Major Metcalf), Lewis Collier (Sgt Trotter), Gregory Cox (Mr Paravicini), Amy Downham (Miss Casewell), Oliver Gully (Christopher Wren) and Sarah Whitlock (Mrs Boyle).

Magical Mozart By Candlelight
16 November
From the producers of A Viennese Strauss Gala, this sumptuous, fully costumed show immerses us in the wonderful music and the classical baroque world of one of the world’s greatest romantic composers...Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

With beautiful settings, costumes and lighting, and of course candles, the European Baroque Ensemble and Singers transport you back to the sumptuous past.

Magical Mozart by Candlelight is a packed programme of classical music and song, which includes excerpts from Mozart’s operas The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro, Cosi Fan Tutte, and many more.

Beyond the Barricade
24 November
Beyond the Barricade has delighted audiences throughout the UK and mainland Europe for more than a decade, with its exciting concert portrayal of the greatest songs in musical theatre, all performed totally live!

This cast of past principal performers from Les Misérables, present a blockbusting two hour show, and is now established as the nation’s favourite musical. Starring Andy Reiss, David Fawcett, Katie Leeming and Rebecca Vere, together with their own ensemble of talented musicians, Beyond the Barricade features songs from The Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Jersey Boys, The Lion King, Blood Brothers, Miss Saigon and many others, climaxing with a spectacular finale from, of course, Les Misérables!

Chickenshed 

To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: 020 8292 9222

Adventure to Oz
23 November – 7 January
Chickenshed’s dazzling Christmas production.  The world premiere of a fantastical new musical, based  on the much-loved and wonderful Oz stories of L. Frank Baum - Adventure to Oz! Join familiar characters such as Dorothy, the Scarecrow and the Tin Man, and be introduced to new loveable and memorable characters such as the incredible Patchwork Girl and Ojo the Unlucky Munchkin. Travel with us along the famous Yellow Brick Road with a brave band of friends on a quest to release Ojo’s Uncle from an enchantment that has turned him to stone.

An unforgettable theatrical experience this Christmas!

Tickets from £5

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Christmas Tales on Tour
30 November – 30 December 
Christmas Tales is an amazingly fun and festive show from the creative team behind Chickenshed’s hugely popular Tales from the Shed. This show is a full-on family Talesomime (a pantomime starring all the favourite Tales characters) and it’s going to be high energy, interactive and brilliantly entertaining... Oh no, it’s not! Oh yes, it is! So bring your little ones to Christmas Tales this festive season and Can-Can, The Thing That Goes Blurgh and the Tales team will be right ‘behind you’!

At Chickenshed Theatre, the Dugdale Centre in Enfield Town and The Tabernacle W.11
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Courtyard Theatre 

To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: 01432 340 555


Fall Out
Friday 4 November
Three teenagers, on the roof of a nightclub, thrown together through circumstance, all searching for an answer to the same question - Who cares?

Fall Out explores the story of three young people who’s night out leads to a journey of self discovery, testing friendships and questioning identity and loyalty. An uncompromising look at growing discontent and how easily we can be led to find the wrong answers to the questions surrounding our own happiness?


Chinese State Circus
9 November
The internationally acclaimed Chinese State Circus is to return to the UK in 2016 after a break of three years returning to its roots in an innovatively spectacular new production – “DYNASTY”. Breathtaking in its simplicity, “DYNASTY” projects into a contemporary setting an art form that has thrilled audiences for more than 2,000 years where low-tech everyday objects are transformed into hi-tech acrobatic equipment. Hurtling porcelain jars....dynamically spinning plates... balancing upon gigantic pyramids of tables and chairs framed by the delicate strands of silk supporting cascading aerialists.

Marcus Brigstocke
28 November
One of Britain’s finest comedians and broadcasters, Marcus’s talent was noted early on in his career in 1996 when he won the BBC New Comedian Award at the Edinburgh Festival. He is now regarded as a major comedy, writing and acting talent, performing stand up nationally to sell out audiences around the UK and globally at international comedy festivals.

BBC Radio 4 has become somewhat of a second home to him with regular appearances on The Now Show and Just A Minute, and he has notched up an impressive list of TV credits including team captain on Argumental (DAVE) and the host of BBC4’s The Late Edition and I’ve Never Seen Star Wars. Other appearances include; Have I Got News For You (BBC ONE), QI (BBC TWO), Sorry I've Got No Head (BBC ONE), The Late Edition (BBC FOUR), and the 11 O'Clock Show (Channel 4).

Darwen Library Theatre 

To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: 08448 471664*

Ray Quinn
4 November
Ray Quinn is a multi talented singer / dancer / actor who first came to our attention in 2000 playing Anthony Murray on Channel 4’s Brookside going on to play roles in many other TV shows before finally turning his attention to his true passion and entering The X factor, appearing in the 2006 series seen by 12.6 million viewers. The fact that his debut album ‘Doing It My Way’ entered the UK album charts at number one going on to sell over 300,000 copies showed just how popular his appearances on the show had become – all without releasing a single.

See Ray and hear his new music this Autumn on his ‘No Man’s Land’ tour.

The Primitives
12 November
The Primitives are an English indie pop band from Coventry, best known for their 1988 international hit single “Crash”. Formed in 1984, disbanded in 1992 and reformed in 2009, the band’s two constant members throughout their recording career have been vocalist Tracy Tracy and guitarist Paul Court. Drummer Tig Williams has been a constant member since 1987 and the reformed line-up is completed by bassist Ralph Moore.

Spillikin
24 November
Artificial intelligence meets aged care in an odd-couple romance featuring four actors and a real robot.

Derby Theatre 

To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: 01332 593939

The Hogwallops
9 November
**** "The best combination of theatre and circus... colourful, funny, and suitable for all ages" British Theatre Guide

A high-energy circus show for all the family. Meet The Hogwallops, a family unlike all others. Every day activities are extreme, with simple tasks such as bedtime and teeth brushing needing a bungee and a high level jet-spray. Dressing is a game of flying aerial wardrobe antics, and meal times are a nerve-wracking display of juggling food and crockery. Presented by Derby Theatre and Déda Derby.

War Horse the Concert
10 November
A reading by the author, Michael Morpurgo, with songs from BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winners, John Tams and Barry Coope. 

A powerful story, through the eyes of a horse, which moves from life on a farm in peaceful Devon to survival on the Western Front in the First World War. This is the epic story of the horse who didn’t have the human frailty of taking sides.  Suitable for children aged 10 years and above.

Gangsta Granny
16 - 20 November
**** "Brilliantly adapted and directed. A cracker of a show!" Mail on Sunday

It’s Friday night and that means staying with Granny! There’ll be cabbage soup, cabbage pie and cabbage cake and Ben knows one thing – it’s going to be so boring! But what Ben doesn’t know is that Granny has a secret – and Friday nights are about to get more exciting than he could ever imagine, as he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime! From the acclaimed producers of Horrible Histories comes this amazing story by David Walliams, the UK’s best-selling author for children. Suitable for age 5+.

Finborough Theatre 

To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: 08448 471652*

Magnificence 
25 October – 19 November 
The first professional London production in over 40 years of Magnificence by Howard Brenton. Directed by Josh Roche. London, the early 70s. Poverty, homelessness, rising inequality, unemployment, industrial disputes. Five young activists squat a disused building and try to make a stand against it all. Fired up by left-wing idealism but short on pragmatism, they discover that the revolution may be a long time coming, and when the protest leads to tragedy, some of them are driven to more violent methods. Meanwhile, two Tory MPs meet for a quiet chat to pass over the reins of power.


Vibrant 2016 – A Festival of Finborough Playwrights
30 October – 17 November
Now in its eighth consecutive year, this year's festival also includes the Earl's Court Film Festival 2016, and the European Premiere Of The International After Orlando Theatre Action, short plays inspired by the Orlando shooting in a Florida nightclub earlier this year. As always, this year's festival features an eclectic and idiosyncratic selection of staged readings of new works by UK and international playwrights, both established and new, discovered, developed or championed by the Finborough Theatre – including two brand new writers discovered through last year’s ‘Introduce Yourself’ initiative, part of last year’s Vibrant Festival.

After October
22 November – 22 December 
The first Central London production in eighty years of Rodney Ackland’s After October, directed by Oscar Toeman. Hampstead, 1936. In a shabby basement flat, aspiring playwright Clive Monkhams dreams of a West End hit and winning Francie’s heart. His bankrupt mother Rhoda, a faded actress, frets about the bills and the fortunes of her penniless daughters while reminiscing about her glory days. Clive’s family and an entourage of bohemian dependants all need him to make it big. With opening night approaching and finances fast running out, everything rides on the success of the play...

Floral Pavilion Theatre 

To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: 01516 660000


The Ladyboys of Bangkok "Forever Yours… X"
23 November
Energetic, exotic and completely unpredictable – those sensationally glamorous Lady Boys of Bangkok are back in the U.K. with a dazzling new production of the country’s most spectacular and funniest touring cabaret show Forever Yours…X a show like no other show, performed by girls like no other girls! 


Leo Green presents: Sounds of the 50’s – Live!
26 November
Following his hit BBC Radio 2 series, Leo Green presents Sounds of the 50s Live. Leo’s musicians and singers perform hits from the likes of Elvis, Buddy Holly, James Brown, Sam Cooke, Bill Haley, Frankie Laine, The Drifters, Julie London, Peggy Lee, Cliff Richard, Jackie Wilson and many others, all woven around Leo’s stories and sax playing. 

Come and enjoy the greatest songs from the greatest decade of music – as the hit Radio 2 show transfers from the studio… to the stage!


Ken Dodd Happiness Show
27 November
Join Doddy and friends for a Winter treat with his 7tpm (titters per minute) marathon comedy style. His shows always sell out so get your tickets early to avoid disappointment. 

Jam butties and seat cushions at the ready! 

Hull Truck Theatre 

To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: 01482 323638


Broken Biscuits 
1 – 5 November 
Megan, Holly and Ben are definitely not the cool kids. But Megan has a plan. One long summer holiday to change their lives. One sure path to coolness. One amazing transformation, through the power of song. Holed up in Megan’s garden shed, three old friends try to change their fortunes in a beautiful, heart-warming, laugh-out-loud coming-of-age story for our times. Rock on!

Spillikin
3 – 5 November
A love story, Sally’s memories are fading fast, but she can still recall fragments of her earlier life: an awkward courtship, midlife adultery, songs and now a new life companion has arrived. A state of the art robot, uploaded with the personality of her late husband. It’s all rather confusing. Can love really conquer all? Prepare to have your heart broken by this 5* sell-out Edinburgh show.  


This Might Hurt
8 – 12 November
When tough actor Jack Skipton returns from filming to care for his ageing aunt, he has no idea what he is letting himself in for. But this might be his most taxing role to date, as he begins an incredible odyssey through the N.H.S, from cancelled GP's appointments, wrongly booked scans, frustrated Consultants, and abusive home Carers, who smoke on the door step!

Jack's story is hilarious and heartbreaking, as he and his aunt take on the health service in order to get the right diagnosis, and the right care. 

King George’s Hall 

To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: 08448 471664*


Snow White 
1 November 
Join Vienna Festival Ballet on a magical journey with their unmissable production of Snow White. World premiere choreography propels this timeless fairytale and answers the question; who is the fairest one of all

Based on the traditional Grimm brothers’ story, this ballet incorporates all the important elements – a beautiful girl, an enchanted mirror, a poisoned apple. Hip-hopping dwarves help Snow White find her Prince Charming. This spellbinding ballet promises to entertain and dazzle the whole family.


Ned Boulting’s Bikeology
10 November 
Journalist, television presenter and best-selling author Ned Boulting presents for the first time an honest, self-effacing ride through the world of Bikeology. What drives the cyclist (apart from a sturdy, well-oiled chain) to such ecstasies of endurance? What curious, deep-rooted passions are aroused by the sight of a simple pair of padded shorts? And what on earth is a derailleur?

Ross Noble
18 November
Everybody’s favourite randomist is back.  As always Ross has lots of stuff backing up in his head and it’s time to let it all out.  Famed for his super quick freewheeling style and highly imaginative flights of fancy, a Ross Noble show is always an unmissable event.

Noble started in comedy 25 years ago, at the age of 15, and has established a loyal audience as one of the world’s best live stand-ups.

Come and be part of this truly unique live experience. Join Ross as audience and performer come together for a massive Brain Dump.

Lichfield Garrick Theatre 

To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: 01543 412121


The Unknown Soldier
8 November 
When the guns fell silent, Jack stayed to search the battlefields for the boys that could not go home – for the dead and the missing, for both enemy and friend. Amongst the rusty wire and unexploded bombs, Jack is looking for something – looking for someone. He has a promise to keep and debt to repay and now there is a strange request from the generals.

With 4* reviews in The Scotsman and The Stage, The Unknown Soldier is powerful dramatic storytelling at its most affecting.

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical
9 November
A brand new musical comedy is created from scratch at each performance of this Olivier award-winning show!

Audience suggestions are transformed on the spot into an all-singing, all-dancing production with unpredictable and hilarious results. So whether you fancy Sondheim on a ski lift or Cole Porter in Poundland – suggest it and the Showstoppers will sing it.

With 5* reviews from The Telegraph and the Mail on Sunday, this is laugh-out-loud spectacle that cannot be missed.

Ballet Black
18 November 
Ballet Black, accompany of international dancers of black and Asian descent, collaborates with three bold and inventive choreographers to present annirresistible trilogy of narrative and abstract dance.

As the centrepiece, Christopher Hampson’s Storyville is the bittersweet fable of Nora, a farm girl who falls prey to unscrupulous characters and worldly desires in 1920’s New Orleans, set to the haunting music of Kurt Weill.

The company’s programme also includes two newly devised pieces; To Begin, Begin by Christopher Marney and Cristaux, a duet by Arthur Pita.

Lowther Pavilion Theatre 

To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: 01253 794221


The Little Mermaid
3 November
The perfect treat for half term - Hans Christian Anderson's much loved fairy tale is brought to the stage in a magical, funny show full of singing and dancing. Follow the dreams of Arabella, a young girl who believes there is something more for her out of the water. Of course there's a handsome prince, an evil baddie and lots of laughs along the way.


La Traviata
9 November
Heritage Opera, making and touring professional opera in the Northwest since 2006, returns to the Lowther Pavilion with Verdi's passionate and tragic love story.

Set in the Demi-Monde of late 19th century Paris, La Traviata will take you on a heartrending journey of passion, love and sacrifice, featuring sumptuous period costumes, and set to some of Verdi's most famous music, including the famous Brindisi, the vocal fireworks of Sempre Liberaand the tragedy of the love duet Parigi, O cara.

Talon
16 November
Talon presents a brand-new production of their award winning 'Best of Eagles'. This stunning production is a show of two halves with the first half delivering a world class laid back vibe with an in-depth look at the 'early Eagles roots' before visiting the brilliant 'Hell Freezes Over' and going right through to the critically acclaimed 'Long Road Out of Eden'.

The second half arrives in style with a complete change of mood and pace featuring those classic 'Eagles Greatest Hits' from their timeless back catalogue.

Talon are a phenomenon and have truly transcended the tag of 'tribute'. They have become a brand name in their own right who are not only revered by their peers, respected by the music industry but dearly loved by their massive and expanding fan base that together have become a 'family'.

Mansfield Palace Theatre 

To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: 01623 633133


Seriously Dead
1 November 
Starring Crissy Rock, Frazer Hines, Billy Pearce, Leah Bell and Paul Dunn.
Extraordinary events begin in an ordinary town, bringing residents, including the local undertaker, to an uncomfortable crossroads. Albert has been abroad since committing a bank robbery. He flies home to attend a funeral and attempts to find his share of the dosh by befriending Betty. Everyone’s lives become linked to a path leading to the Pearly Gates and a disgruntled Guardian Angel.

Romeo & Juliet – Ballet Theatre UK
13 November
Join Ballet Theatre UK for their passionate and innovative recreation of the world’s greatest love story, Romeo and Juliet. As the nation celebrates 400 years of William Shakespeare’s legacy, Ballet Theatre UK create a new production telling the tragic tale of star-crossed lovers with astonishing grace and heart-breaking intimacy. During the opulent Capulet’s ball, our lovers meet, sparking a fateful series of events. We follow the young couple from the greatest of romances to their tragic final embrace.

Stunning costumes and innovative stage sets transport you to Renaissance Verona.

Foster & Allen
18 November
Celebrating 40 years together in the music business, international recording artists Foster and Allen will be performing a string of hits including Bunch of Thyme, Maggie, After all These Years, I Will Love You all My Life and Old Flames. They will also play some of their recent recordings, including Gold and Silver Days, A Hug and songs from their 40th anniversary celebration CD. Foster and Allen’s easy-listening sound remains as fresh and exciting as ever.

Northern Stage 

To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: 01912 305151


How To Make A Killing In Bollywood
3 - 4 November
Raza Khan is turned down for another acting role. He is faced with the stark reality of a lifetime of serving chips and cheese to the local needs in the family carry-out. Before consigning himself to this nightmare he wants one last chance to try and make it big and show the world what he is truly capable of. Where better to hit the dizzying heights of fame and fortune than a place where there are a thousand roles for guys like him? 

The Suppliant Women
3 - 5 November
50 women will leave everything behind. They board a boat in North Africa and flee across the Mediterranean. They are escaping forced marriage in theirbhomeland, hoping for protection and assistance, seeking asylum in Greece. Written 2,500 years ago by the great playwright Aeschylus - their flight, their plea and how a civilisation decides their fate. It is a story that echoes through the ages down to this - the first ever English production of one of thevworld's oldest plays.

Roald Dahl's James And The Giant Peach
19 November - 31 December
James Henry Trotter is a very sad and lonely little boy who lives with his rotsome, horrible aunts. But one day this all changes, with the help of one thousand magical long slimy crocodile tongues! James watches in amazement as the peach tree in his garden grows a peach so jump-squifflingly enormous it's almost as big as a house. Inside the peach James meets Old Green Grasshopper and his insect friends. They help James escape his cruel, selfish aunts and together they go on a gloriumptious adventure.

Norwich Puppet Theatre 

To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: 01603 629921


Jack And The Beans Talk
8 October
Was it a dream or did I hear a talking bean? 

Jack lives on a small farm with his mum and very little to eat. He likes to talk to the birds, his cow and anyone who will listen. Imagine his surprise when he swops his cow for some magic beans and starts to hear a whispering in the breeze and a giant rumble in the sky... 

Charming and inventive with plenty of interaction, an enormous beanstalk, bags of gold and a smelly old giant.

Recommended for 3+

Rapunzel And The Tower Of Doom
22 October
Tangles?  Split Ends?  Frizzy? Flyaway?  It’s hard enough having a bad hair day but pity poor Rapunzel spending her life in a tower with a wicked old witch using her captive’s locks as a step ladder!  What sort of damage is that going to do to your hair? 

Theatre of Widdershins have taken this Grimm tale right back to its dark roots, teased out the tangles and styled it into a beautifully coiffured hair piece! This enchanting show promises plenty of body, volume and loads of highlights.  Make an appointment to see the show today – because you’re worth it!!!

Recommended for 4+

The Tinderbox
27 October
A roguish soldier acquires a magic tinderbox which gives him the power to summon three extraordinary dogs to do his bidding. Watch the soldier’s remarkable roller coaster adventure from rags to riches and back again! Will he survive and win the love of the beautiful princess?

Recommended for 4+

Nuffield Theatre 

To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: 02380 671771

Institute
2 - 5 November 
Welcome to Gecko’s Institute, where forgotten stories and re-cycled memories pour out of filing cabinets and endless corridors. Four gripping journeys collide in an extraordinary world of breathtaking movement and exquisite storytelling.

We have plunged into what it means to care. We have spoken to our elders, colleagues and friends, witnessed those on the edges of society, and looked at the world around us. For two years we have honed and crafted Institute - an intimate dissection of the way we nurture and care for ourselves and each other. Join Gecko on this spectacularly inventive and deliciously surprising journey.


Flights of Fancy
12 November
Flights of Fancy tells the tale of a baby Glovebird learning to fly, while the earthbound puppeteer and stick-in-the-mud musician attempt to get the show off the ground. Anything is possible in this menagerie of the imagination…

The show is small and perfectly performed, hand in glove and tongue in cheek, and guaranteed to appeal to adults and children alike. Creators of Jack at the Beanstalk Café and The Dragon’s Tale, Martin Bridle and Su Eaton of Hand to Mouth Theatre present another whimsical and thoughtful rag-bag puppet delight, with music, laughter and feathers to tickle your fancy! 
Fantastic Mr Fox
22 November – 8 January
"You know as well as I do: no-one outfoxes a fox!"

Boggis, Bunce and Bean, three greedy, smelly, horrid farmers hate the cunning Mr Fox. Mr Fox is smart, clever and rather fantastic, but he doesn’t realise how determined the farmers are to get revenge. Can he hatch a plan to save his family and friends? Can they outrun the diggers and outsmart the farmers, and can rabbit shut up long enough not to give the game away?

This world premiere and flagship production of the Roald Dahl 100 celebrations promises to be a huge theatrical feast with songs for the whole family.

Princess Theatre, Torquay 

To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: 08448 713023*

Josh Widdicombe
5 November
Josh Widdicombe, that guy from the TV comedy shows with the curly hair, is back on the road with a brand new tour.  Since he's been away from stand up Josh has been working hard on other things but don't worry in his spare time he has found a lot of minor things to get annoyed about, and now he has a chance to talk about them on stage (in the form of jokes).  If you have seen him before live or on TV and enjoyed yourself then this is the show for you.


Bay City Rollers
25 November 
Bay City Rollers icon Les McKeown is at it again! What’s that you say?? Les is back on tour, bringing his fantastic show to The Princess Theatre!! The ‘ROLLERMANIA 2016 promises to be a unique voyage back to the 1970s, when Les and his Legendary band ruled the world’s pop charts  and The Bay City Rollers’ music became the soundtrack for a generation of teenagers.

Nina Conti
27 November 
Bursting with fresh and astonishing spontaneity, the voice-throwing queen is back on the road with her sell-out show ‘In Your Face’ following her 2016 hit West End season at The Criterion Theatre. British comedy award winning ventriloquist Nina Conti uses face masks to turn her audience members into puppets and improvises a hilarious new show every night. No two shows are ever the same. Nina Conti makes people laugh until they cry. Expect the unexpected! 

Richmond Theatre

To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: 08448 717651*


BalletBoyz - Life Overview
1 - 2 November
BalletBoyz are back!  This brand new show is performed by an all-male company of ten amazing dancers who perform to a mesmerizing and evocative original musical score.  Featuring two new commissions by internationally acclaimed choreographers Pontus Lidberg and Javier de Frutos, LIFE takes an elegant, powerful and provocative look at life and death presented in the inimitable BalletBoyz style.  Come and find out why BalletBoyz have created generations of dance fans through their inventive, vivid and memorable shows.


Shakespeare Revue
7 - 12 November
Based on the original Royal Shakespeare Company production, celebrate Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary with this enchanting collection of witty music and skits, including songs and sketches by Victoria Wood, Alan Bennett, Maureen Lipman, Monty Python, Noël Coward, Cole Porter, Fry & Laurie, Stiles & Drew, Stephen Sondheim and many more.

Shakespeare meets showbiz in this glittering cabaret style musical, which was originally produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and had a hugely successful West End run. Since then the show has played off Broadway, completed five US tours and has travelled the world from Sydney to San Francisco, delighting audiences and receiving rave reviews. You definitely don’t need to be a Shakespearean scholar to enjoy this comic concoction of hilarious sketches and show stopping numbers!


Pride and Prejudice
15 - 19 November
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen in an adaptation by Simon Reade.
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife”

As the Bennet sisters haplessly search for love in Jane Austen’s ultimate romantic comedy, it is Mr Darcy who unwittingly finds his match. Following sell-out performances at Regent’s Park Theatre, producers of the recent smash-hits To Kill a Mockingbird and Lord of the Flies, Pride and Prejudice features the Olivier award-winning Matthew Kelly (Of Mice and Men) and Felicity Montagu (Alan Partridge, Bridget Jones’s Diary, The Durrells) as Mr and Mrs Bennet. Celebrating the legacy of Jane Austen as we approach her bicentennial, this is Austen “still dazzling after 200 years” (Observer).

Sherman Theatre

To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: 02920 646900 

A Play, A Pie and A Pint: Snout
8 – 12 November
Viv, Coco and Lacey are trapped in a van. The heat is unbearable and they’re desperate to escape. Time is running out. Can they escape the purpose they've been bred for, or will they have to face the harsh reality? A new comedy drama by award winning writer Kelly Jones. 

Top quality theatre combined with excellent food; giving audiences a FREE pie and FREE pint as part of their ticket as well as a brilliant evening of entertainment. 

Following previous successes of Leviathan, Happy Hour and Mr. and Mrs. Laughton, don’t miss out on the fun, food, drink and drama.

Love, Lies and Taxidermy
15 – 19 November
This is a boy meets girl story. Son of a Polish taxidermist meets daughter of a failing ice cream salesman at a medical research facility in Merthyr Tydfil. First date in Tesco and things are going well. But it's difficult to fall in love when your parents need saving from themselves, their weird hobbies and the threat of a prison sentence. An offbeat love story about Mr. Tutti Frutti, a stuffed owl and the struggle to fit in from writer Alan Harris (BBC Radio 4, National Theatre Wales, Sherman Theatre).

A co-production by Sherman Theatre, Paines Plough and Theatr Clwyd.
The Borrowers
25 November – 31 December
This Christmas the Sherman takes you on another musical family adventure with The Borrowers. Discover the secret world of Pod, Homily and Arrietty, whose lives are turned upside down by a dangerous encounter ‘above the floorboards’. Size doesn’t stop this little family with a big heart. Hide from the ‘Human Beans’, battle with wasps and go on a magical journey that shows the littlest of people can make a big difference.

Following the sell-out success of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe in 2015, this year another family classic will be brought to life with the Sherman’s Christmas sparkle.  

Theatre by the Lake 

To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: 017687 74411


The Rivals
Until 4 November
In the heady heat of summer on the fashionable streets of Georgian Bath, rich heiress Lydia Languish has three lovers fighting for her hand. But Lydia – a greedy devourer of romantic novels – has set her heart on eloping with a penniless infantry officer, Ensign Beverley, the choice of whom her formidable aunt Mrs Malaprop (a notorious murderer of the dictionary) deeply disapproves. What Lydia doesn’t know is that Beverley is not all he seems...

In this whirlwind of romance, deception and intrigue, it’s no wonder the would-be suitors end up coming to blows. A witty revival celebrating Sheridan’s classic masterpiece.

Watch it, Sailor!
Until 5th November
A rollicking northern comedy!

A family wedding-day should be a time for celebration, but not in the Hornett household. The bride has already been left waiting at the altar once that morning and the sailor bridegroom is about to receive a telegram that will change everything. But all this is nothing compared to the fury about to be unleashed by mother-of-the bride Emma. Will the wedding run aground yet again or will the course of true love run smooth? Fabulous comic fun for all the family

The Emperor & the Nightingale
26 November – 14 January 
In ancient China, young emperor Wu is kept a virtual prisoner in his palace by his scheming guardian, Li Si. But when he hears Xiao, a young peasant girl, talk of the most beautiful sound on earth – the nightingale – it’s too much to resist. The two embark on an adventure that will take them to the far reaches of the kingdom. But Wu has an ulterior motive that could threaten the peace.

The colour, movement and spectacle of Chinese theatre combine with the beauty of the nightingale’s song in a feast for the senses that will delight the whole family.

Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds 

To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: 01285 769505

Round The Horne
10 – 11 November
From 1965 to 1968 there wasn’t a bigger radio programme in Britain than the ground-breaking Round the Horne.  For half an hour every Sunday afternoon, audiences of up to 15 million people would gather around the wireless to listen to Kenneth Horne and his merry crew get up to all sorts of mischief.

With its infamous movie spoofs and hilarious regular characters such as Rambling Sid Rumpo, Charles and Fiona, J. Peasemold Gruntfuttock and Julian and Sandy, Round the Horne was one of the biggest and best radio comedy shows of all time and still endures today, 50 years on.

The Collector
15 November
2003. Mazrat Prison, Iraq is now under Allied command. Nassir works here, translating for the American interrogators. He’s local, pro-Western, determined to bring liberal values to his country and is about to get married to Zoya, his sweetheart. But when he is recognised by Faisal, new prisoner and psychotic supporter of the old regime, his life becomes a living hell.

Born out of Henry Naylor’s own experiences of a visit to Bagram Airbase in 2003, The Collector is a compelling tale of murder, evil and betrayal set in occupied Iraq.

Romeo And Juliet
21 – 23 November
Join Ballet Theatre UK with their passionate and innovative recreation of the world’s greatest love story, Romeo and Juliet. As the nation celebrates 400 years of William Shakespeare’s legacy Ballet Theatre UK create a new production to tell the tragic tale of star-crossed lovers with astonishing grace and heart-breaking intimacy.

Theatre Royal Margate

To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: 01843 292795

Be Brave and Leave for the Unknown
4 November
The award winning and critically acclaimed RedCape Theatre return with their new show Be Brave and Leave for the Unknown – a story of love, loss and courage told through the hands of a piano player and the lens of a photographer. In the aftermath of a terrible tragedy, a couple sit across a table in a suburban living room, between them a chasm opens, their courage deserts them and the only choice is to run or hide…

Frankenstein
12 November
A brand new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Gothic horror masterpiece fusing ensemble storytelling, live music and stunning theatricality. From the artistic team behind Blackeyed Theatre’s hugely successful 2013 production of Dracula, Frankenstein promises a fresh, exciting take on what is widely considered to be a landmark work of romantic, gothic and science fiction literature.

“One of the most innovative, audacious companies working in contemporary English theatre” – The Stage

In Our Hands
15 November
Alf is a trawler fisherman whose experience, camaraderie and loyalty have put him and his boat at the top of the game. But times are changing and so is the industry. How will Alf adapt in order to survive?

Follow a fish’s journey from sea to plate, watch a seagull’s ridiculous attempt to find food and witness a father and son reunite.

Using innovative puppetry, a striking set and an original score, join Alf as he journeys from the depths of despair to rise again and rescue the life he loves.

Theatre Royal Stratford East 

To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: 02085 340310

The Hotel Cerise
Until 12 November
By Bonnie Greer 
Inspired by Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard 

As the leader of the free world ends his eight years in office, a black middle class family risk losing their beloved hotel and cherry orchard, where Martin Luther King once rested and Miles Davis played. 

The Hotel Cerise was a famous retreat for affluent black people during the time of segregation - a landmark and symbol of Black America. A place where they were welcome and safe.

Can it be saved?...Should it be? 

Sinbad the Sailor
28 November – 21 January
Jump aboard Sinbad the Sailor’s ship this Christmas. With a tradition of featuring original music, hilarious audience participation and comedy for all ages, it’s no surprise that a Theatre Royal Stratford East pantomime is one of the best in London. 

With heaps of surprises along the way, join Sinbad and his friends on a voyage to mysterious places as they strive to successfully complete their perilous quest. 

Tower Theatre Company 

To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: 02073 531700

Road
1 - 5 November
It's Thatcher's Britain. The late 1980s on a terraced road in Lancashire and people are struggling to get by. Jerry remembers the war, when he was young, when things were better. Skin Lad's trying to meditate. Louise and Carol just want a night out. In the middle of it all is Scullery, your guide. So hold tight, keep your arms inside the car, and join the residents of the Road for one unforgettable night.  This play contains drinking, fighting, and swearing.  

Victoria Theatre, Halifax 

To book using your Theatre Tokens please call:  01422 351158

Beyond the Barricade
4 November 
Beyond the Barricade' has delighted audiences throughout the UK and Europe for more than a decade, with its exciting concert portrayal of the greatest songs in musical theatre. Recreating original musical hit songs with amazing authenticity, this cast of past principal performers from Les Miserables, present a blockbusting two hour show, and is now established as the nation's favourite musical theatre concert. 

Starring Andy Reiss, David Fawcett, Katie Leeming and Rebecca Vere, `Beyond the Barricade' features songs from The Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Jersey Boys, The Lion King, Blood Brothers, Miss Saigon and many others. Tickets: £23.

Swan Lake
12 November
Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a large live Orchestra with over 30 musicians. The highly acclaimed Russian State Ballet and Opera House returns with another popular ballet. A princess turned into a swan by an evil curse... Will Prince Siegfried's love save her?

The perfect romantic ballet of all time performed to Tchaikovsky's unforgettable score. From the impressive splendour of the palace ballroom to the moonlit lake, this compelling tale of tragic romance has it all.

Tickets are £34 with discounts available.

Vampires Rock
24 November 
After more than a decade on tour with 3000 live performances, 5 star reviews and over a million sales nationwide; it's no surprise that the UK's favourite Vampire Baron is back!

Amidst mischief and mayhem, this hilariously funny show lives up to its rocking reputation. Packed with Aerial Silk Stunts, Fang-tastic Fire Routines, Guitar Gods and Sexy Vampettes performing some of the best rock anthems of all time.

You are going to need a ticket to ride: get on the Ghost Train - it's about to leave! Tickets range from £23.50 to £25.50.

Warwick Arts Centre 

To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: 02476 524524

French Without Tears
1 - 5 November
After a group of young men arrive at Monsieur Maingot’s French school for the summer to cram for the Diplomatic exam, their concentration is disrupted by beautiful visitor Diana Lake. Quelle surprise, they must learn another new language: girls. At first, it seems pretty simple. Kit loves Diana and she loves him. And Bill. Oh, and darling Alan, of course. Then there’s Jack: she’s in love too. Meanwhile, Babe conceals his feelings… Not so simple after all. 


946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips
8 – 12 November

Based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel, 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips explodes everything we thought we knew about the D-Day landings. With signature Kneehigh sorcery, 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips uses music, puppetry and foolishness to tell this tale of war, prejudice and love.  Tender, political and surprisingly romantic, this story speaks to us all and will finally reveal the secrets the US and British governments tried to keep quiet.

The Catherine Tate Show - LIVE
10 November
The critically acclaimed, award-winning comedian and actor Catherine Tate, will take The Catherine Tate Show – Live across the country this autumn, with a 21 date UK tour starting on 1 November. 

In never seen before sketches, the tour will unite some of Catherine’s best-known characters from her hugely successful BBC series The Catherine Tate Show. The cast will include ‘Nan’ Taylor; Irish nurse Bernie; Geordie Georgie; Essex girl Sam…and the return of a certain argumentative teenager…

Guest Starring Mathew Horne.

Young Vic Theatre 

To book using your Theatre Tokens please call: 020 7922 2922

A Man Of Good Hope
6 October – 12 November 
Asad is a young Somali refugee with a painful past, miraculously good luck and a brilliant head for business. After years in a refugee camp and learning to hustle in the streets of Ethiopia, he sets off for the promised land; South Africa. On arrival, he discovers the violent reality of life in the townships - and his adventures really begin.

The critically-acclaimed Isango Ensemble return to the Young Vic after the Olivier Award-winning The Magic Flute. This adaptation of Jonny Steinberg’s riveting book uses roof-lifting songs and dance accompanied on the marimba.

A collaboration with the Royal Opera House.

The Nest
28 October – 26 November
Parents-to-be Kurt and Martha just want the best for their baby. They’re not afraid of hard work - the latest buggy doesn’t come cheap. But when Kurt’s boss offers him a chance to make some easy money with a mysterious side job, his rashness catches up with him.

Conor McPherson has written a powerful new version of the German classic. A fable about the moral and environmental cost of our materialistic nesting instincts, directed by Ian Rickson.
Once in a Lifetime
25 November - 14 January
Hollywood, 1930. The first-ever talking motion picture is a smash hit. Suddenly every actor needs a voice. Three New Yorkers head west to open an elocution school. But in a city heaving with clueless ingénues, all-powerful studio moguls and neurotic screenwriters, success is trickier than it sounds. Misadventures abound. Our three heroes vie to become the next big thing in Tinsel Town. 

Olivier Award-winning Richard Jones directs this Broadway classic.

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Details correct as of 01/11/16.