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South West

BRISTOL Old Vic (0117 987 7877) The Comedy of Errors, Oct 3-25; True West, Oct 31-Nov 22; Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Cinderella, Nov 28-Jan 24; Studio Bumps in the Night, for the youngest audiences, daytimes, Dec 5-Jan 10.

EXETER Northcott (01392 493493) The Mill on the Floss, to Oct 11; Nottingham's Community Company in musical play, Matthew Miller: An Exeter Story, Nov 3-15; Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood, Dec 11-Jan 17.

SALISBURY Playhouse (01722 320333) Simon Gray's Quartermaine's Terms, Oct 9-Nov 1; from Northampton, Michael Frayn's war and science success, Copenhagen, Nov 6-22; Aladdin, Dec 6-Jan 10. Salberg Studio Mike Akers'

Wiltshire farm wedding comedy Going to the Chapel, Nov 4-29; Stage 65 youth theatre's Alice in Wonderland, Dec 11-13; party-time Christmas Crackers, Dec 16-Jan 3.

SOUTHAMPTON Nuffield (023 8067 1771) The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr Benn, daytimes, Oct 2-5; Hamlet, Oct 16-Nov 15; Mamet's Duck Variations, Nov 18-22; Robin Hood and his Merry Christmas, Nov 27-Jan 10.

South

BASINGSTOKE Haymarket (01256 465566) April in Paris, to Oct 4; Tartuffe, Oct 10-25; Peter Brooks' The Man Who, Oct 28-Nov 1; from Nottingham, La Panta Theatre (in French), Richard III, Nov 6-8; The Three Musketeers, Dec 5-Jan 10; Therese Raquin, Jan 23-Feb 7. COLCHESTER Mercury (01206 573948) Oh! What A Lovely War!, to Oct 11; All My Sons, Nov 6-22; Cinderella, Dec 11-Jan 14. Studio Donald Freed's The White Crow (Eichmann in Jerusalem), Oct 1-11.

HORNCHURCH Queen's (01708 443333) Sleuth, Oct 3-25; navy deserter meets US pilot in 1943 for new musical The Good Intent, Nov 7-29; Sleeping Beauty, Dec 6-Jan 17.

NEWBURY Watermill (01635 46044) Friends re-unite in John Doyle's musical A Star Danced, to Oct 25; local tour of Ade Morris's Gigolo, to Oct 25; Watermill Youth Theatre in Ben Myers' skateboard play Wallride, Oct 28-Nov 1; music hall Seasonal Sauce, Nov 7-15; The Emperor and the Nightingale, Nov 28-Jan 10.

East Midlands

DERBY Playhouse (01332 363275) Blithe Spirit, to Oct 4; Liz Lochhead's serious bite at Dracula, Oct 11-Nov 1; Loot, Nov 8-29; A Christmas Carol, Dec 6-Jan 24.

IPSWICH New Wolsey (01473 295900) The Good Companions, to Oct 11; Field, a look at Ipswich people in World War II, Oct 23-25 amp; Oct 28-Nov 1; Jack and the Beanstalk, Dec 4-Jan 24; Studio Oily Cart in Tim Webb's Baking Time, daytimes for 3-6 year-olds, Dec 13-31.

NORTHAMPTON Royal (01604 624811) Teaching times in Simon Gray's Quartermaine's Terms, to Oct 4; Othello, Oct 10-Nov 1; Breaking the Code, Nov 7-29; Cinderella, Dec 9-Jan 17; Ben Power adapts Paradise Lost, Jan 30-Feb 14.

NOTTINGHAM Playhouse (0115 941 9419) Oliver Sacks' casebook The Man Who, Oct 3-18; Othello, Oct 31-Nov 22; Aladdin, Nov 29-Jan 17; Mother Courage, Feb 6-21.

West Midlands

BIRMINGHAM The Old Rep (0121 616 1519) Tom's Midnight Garden, Nov 19-Jan 31.

The Rep (0121 236 4455) A View from the Bridge, to Oct 18; The Madness of George III, Oct 22-Nov 15; The Wizard of Oz, Dec 2-Jan 24.

The Door Sarah Woods' on motherhood Cake, to Oct 4; Stan's Cafe with weirdly useless interrogations in Good and True, Oct 21-25; Clare McIntyre's The Maths Tutor, Nov 4-22; The Ugly Eagle, daytimes, Dec 5-27; Steve Nallon's Christmas Carol, Dec 11-Jan 3.

COVENTRY Belgrade (024 7655 3055) The Rink, to Oct 4; The Twits, Oct 20-Nov 1; Cinderella, Dec 2-Jan 17; Blood Brothers, Jan 20-31.

LICHFIELD Garrick (01543 412121) Maureen Lawrence on Sam Johnson and Black servantfriend Resurrection, Oct 2-18; Cinderella, Dec 4-Jan 10.

NEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYME New Vic (01782 717962) Kes, Oct 24-Nov 15; Beauty and the Beast, Nov 22-Jan 10; Hold Tight, It's Dennis' 60s Panto Night, Dec 2-13.

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON Royal Shakespeare Theatre (0870 609 1110) Repertory: The Taming of the Shrew, to Nov 8; Measure for Measure, to Nov 4; Richard III, to Nov 8; Titus Andronicus, to Nov 7; Beauty and the Beast, Dec 1-Feb 22.

Swan Repertory: Fletcher's The Tamer Tamed, to Nov 8; As You Like It, to Nov 8; Cymbeline, to Nov 7; All's Well That Ends Well, Dec 3-Feb 7; Othello, Feb 11-April 3.

Wales

CARDIFF Sherman (029 2064 6900) Pinocchio, for the very young, daytimes, Oct 31-Nov 1 amp; Dec 1-Jan 10 (plus Welsh tour), The Borrowers, Nov 21-Jan 10. MILFORD HAVEN Torch (01646 695267) Of Mice and Men, Oct 15-Nov 1; The Christmas Cuckoo's Cooking, including school matinees, Dec 22-23 amp; 26-27; Educating Rita, Jan 29-Feb 14.

MOLD Clwyd Theatr Cymru (0845 330 3565) Anthony Hopkins Theatre The Crucible, Oct 9-Nov 1; Aladdin - the Red Hot Wok 'n' Roll Pantomime, Nov 28-Jan 24.

Emlyn Williams Theatre A View from the Bridge, Oct 2-Nov 1; Oleanna, Nov 13-29; Oily Cart in Tim Webb's Baking Time, for 3-6 years, daytimes, Dec 2-3 amp;5-6; Terry Hands' anthology Pleasure and Repentance, Dec 16-Jan 3; Portrait of the Artist As a Young Dog, Jan 8-31.

North West

BOLTON Octagon (01204 520661) Sex and disability in Lee Hall's Cooking With Elvis, Sep 25-Oct 18; The Weir, Oct 30-Nov 22; The BFG, Nov 28-Jan 10.

Bill Naughton Theatre Sex and teenagers in Score, mainly schools' shows, Oct 15-17; Octagon Youth Theatre in Machinal, Dec 10-13; Motion Loco in Syd amp; Fanny's Christmas Turkey, Dec 19-23.

CHESTER Gateway (012244 340392) Merlin and Arthur, Dec 5-Jan 17. KESWICK Theatre By The Lake (017687 74411) Repertory: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, to Oct 29; Season's Greetings, to Oct 31; Blithe Spirit, to Nov 1; Charles Way's Sleeping Beauty, Dec 5-Jan 17.

Studio Repertory: Not a Game for Boys, to Oct 29; Wallflowering, to Oct 31; Kiss of the Spider Woman, to Nov 1.

LANCASTER Dukes (01524 598505) What the Butler Saw, Sep 25-Oct 18; Jane Thornton and John Godber's Dracula, Oct 30-Nov 22; The Snow Queen, Dec 2-Jan 3.

LIVERPOOL Everyman (0151 709 4776) Fugard's Master Harold and the Boys, to Oct 11; growing up in a South African township with Out of Bounds, Oct 16-18; Mother Goose, Nov 28-Jan 24.

Playhouse (0151 709 4776) Breezeblock Park, Dec 11-Jan 10 .

MANCHESTER Library Theatre (0161 236 7110) Friel's Translations, to Oct 11, Top Girls, Oct 17-Nov 15; The Ghosts of Mr Scrooge, Nov 22-Jan 17; All My Sons, Feb 6-Mar 13.

Royal Exchange (0161 833 9833) Twelfth Night, to Oct 25; The Playboy of the Western World, Oct 29-Nov 29; school farce The Happiest Days of Your Life, Dec 3-Jan 17; The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Jan 21-Feb 21.

Studio Two Repertory: Robert Holman plays, Across Oka plus Rafts and Dreams, Oct 2-18; Tom Murphy's The Sanctuary Lamp, Nov 12-29; Theatre Centre in A Spell of Cold Weather, daytimes for four years upwards, Dec 17-Jan 3; David Harrower's Knives in Hens, Feb 4-21.

OLDHAM Coliseum (0161 624 2829) Brighton Beach Memoirs, to Oct 4; David Storey's old people's Home, Oct 16-Nov 1; Babes in the Wood, Nov 29-Jan 17.

North

HARROGATE Theatre (01423 502710) Teechers, Oct 17-Nov 8; Aladdin, Nov 28-Jan 10; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Jan 20-24.

Studio Side by Side by Sondheim, Dec 6-Jan 3.

HULL Truck (01482 323638) The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, to Oct 4; Wuthering Heights, Oct 9-Nov 1; A Christmas Carol, daytimes for four years and older, Nov 24-Dec 6; The Snow Queen, daytimes for four years and older, Dec 15-Jan 3; John Godber's Black Tie and Tales, Dec 11-Jan 24; Alison Watt's comedy of money stretched tight in a Bridlington hotel Life's a Beach, Jan 29-Feb 14.

LEEDS West Yorkshire Playhouse (0113 213 7700) Quarry Theatre The Madness of George III, to Oct 18; A View from the Bridge, Oct 22-Nov 22; The Wind in the Willows, Dec 6-Feb 14.

Courtyard Theatre Sol B River's contemporary thriller Two Tracks and Text Me, Oct 10-Nov 1; Medea, Nov 14-Dec 13; Blues in the Night, Dec 19-Jan 24; Italian folktale The Wooden Frock, Jan 30-Feb 14.

Barber Studio The Elves and the Shoemaker, daytimes, Dec 11-Jan 10.

NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE Newcastle Playhouse (0191 230 5151) Gulbenkian Studio Ludmila Petrushevskaya's Cinzano and Smirnova's Birthday, Oct 10-25, The Happy Prince, for up to six years, Nov 21-Jan 10.

Royal Shakespeare Company at Theatre Royal (0870 905 5060) Richard III, Nov 17-22; Measure for Measure, Nov 25-29; Titus Andronicus, Dec 2-6.

Newcastle Playhouse John Fletcher's Jacobean Shrew response, The Tamer Tamed, Nov 17-22; As You Like It, Nov 25-29, Cymbeline, Dec 2-6.

Live Theatre (0191 232 1232) Newcastle writer Sean O' Brien's verse play about a poet in troubled pre-war Britain, Keepers of the Flame, Nov 4-30.

SCARBOROUGH Stephen Joseph Theatre (01723 370541) The Round Ayckbourn's floating Way Upstream, Oct 17-Nov 15; then his new Christmas play about a miraculous new sister for a remote farm family, My Sister Sadie, Dec 2-Jan 3.

McCarthy Thumbelina, daytimes for the very young, Dec 9-20.

SHEFFIELD Crucible (0114 249 6000) A Midsummer Night's Dream, Sep 24-Nov 1; A Chorus Line, Nov 27-Jan 24; The Crucible, Feb 4-28.

Studio Lesley Glaister's Bird Calls, Oct 16-Nov 8; Richard Hurford's Battina and the Moon, daytimes for 3-7 year-olds, Dec 11-Jan 10.

YORK Theatre Royal (01904 623568) Single Spies, to Oct 11; Private Lives, Oct 21-Nov 8; Mother Goose's Silver Jubilee, Dec 10-Jan 31.

Studio Pilot Theatre in Richard Hurford's chat-room drama asl?,Oct 30-Nov 15; Young People's Festival, Nov 17-30.

Scotland

DUNDEE Rep Theatre (01382 223530) Musical Flora the Red Menace, Oct 9-25; media satire, The Danny Crowe Show, Nov 5-21; Peter Pan, Dec 3-Jan 3.

EDINBURGH Royal Lyceum (0131 2484848) Julius Caesar, to Oct 18; Liz Lochhead on romantic poets Fire and Ice, Oct 24-Nov 15; Mamet's A Life in the Theatre, Jan 9-Feb 1; Death of a Salesman Feb 6-Mar 6.

GLASGOW Arches (0141 565 1023) Waiting for Godot, Oct 8-25.

Citizens' (0141 429 0022) Venice Preserved, to Oct 11; Private Lives, Oct 24-Nov 15; Snow White, Nov 27-Dec 27.

Circle Studio Wide Sargasso Sea, to Oct 11; The Queen of Spades, Oct 23-Nov 15; Andrea Hart adapts Henry Green's novel Nothing, Nov 27-Dec 20.

Stalls Studio Copi's The Four Twins, to Oct 11; Tam Dean Burn's adaptation of Louise Welsh's The Cutting Room, Oct 22-Nov 15; The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Nov 26-Dec 20. PERTH Theatre (01738 621031) A Happy Medium, Oct 21-Nov 1; Faith Healer, Nov 7-22; Mother Goose, Dec 5-Jan 3.

ST ANDREWS Byre (01334 475000) The Glass Menagerie, Oct 30-Nov 22, Pinocchio, Dec 5-Jan 3.

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