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For young people

Many of these shows play daytimes, or a mix of day and evening.

Baby Love Quicksilver for 3-5s An only child becomes a brother at Brighton Gardner Feb 16, Birmingham MAC Feb 19, Newbury Corn Exchange Feb 22, Southampton Nuffield Mar 3, Romiley Forum Mar 7, Congleton Daneside Mar 9, Burnley Mechanics Mar 10, Milton Keynes Shenley Leisure Mar 17, Barnet Bull Mar 18, Solihull Arts Mar 20, Redditch Palace March 31, Bath Theatre Royal Apr 7 Bill's New Frock Theatre First in Daniel Buckroyd's adaptation of Anne Fine's book for 5-11s at Bexhill-on-Sea De La Warr Mar 3, Windsor Arts Mar 7, Norwich Maddermarket Mar 8, King's Lynn Arts Mar 9, Coventry Warwick Arts Mar10, Manchester Royal Exchange Studio Mar 15-17, Winchester Hog the Limelight Mar 23, Barnet Bull Mar 25.

Beethoven's Brother For 8+ about self-esteem when your brother's a genius at Paisley Arts Mar 1-3, Kilmarnock Palace Mar 8-9, Aberdeen Lemon Tree Mar 11, Kirkcaldy Adam Smith Mar 14, Musselburgh Brunton Mar 17, Stirling MacRobert Mar 22, Brighton Pavilion Mar 27, Darlington Arts Apr10, Oldham Rose Apr11-12, Glasgow Tron Apr 21-22.

The Borrowers Peterborough Key Feb 5-10, Crawley Hawth Feb 12-17, High Wycombe Swan Feb 19-24, Harrogate Theatre Feb 26-Mar 3, Worthing Pavilion Mar 5-10, Mold Clwyd Theatr Cymru Mar 19-24, Canterbury Marlowe Mar 26-31, Hull New April 2-7, Cheltenham Everyman Apr 9-14, Croydon Ashcroft Apr 16-21.

Charlotte's Web E.B. White's story for 4-12s at Preston Charter Feb 13-17, Northampton Derngate Feb 20-24, Kirkcaldy Adam Smith Feb 27-Mar 3, Halifax Victoria Mar 6-10, Barnstaple Queen's Mar13-17, Whitley Bay Playhouse Mar 20-24, Eastbourne Devonshire Park Mar 27-31, Chelmsford Civic Apr 3-7, Woking New Victoria Apr 10-14, Richmond Theatre Apr 17-21, Rhyl Pavilion Apr 24-28 Flea Circus Garlic Theatre bring puppets and visual theatre to a show for 5+ at Barnet Bull Feb 4, Norwich Puppet Theatre Mar 3, Southampton Nuffield Mar 10, Bristol New Vic Mar 17, Chester Gateway Mar 31, Edinburgh Animation Festival Apr 5-13, Stafford Arts Apr 17, Sheringham Little Apr 18, Bury St. Edmunds Theatre Royal Apr 21.

Frankenstein Catherine Wheels in Tom McGrath's play for 10+ at Brunton Musselburgh May 9-12, Aberdeen Lemon Tree May 16, Kirkcaldy Adam Smith May 18, Paisley Arts May 21-22, Manchester Royal Exchange My 23-26, Scottish International Children's Festival May 28-Jun 1, Kilmarnock Palace Jun 2, Glasgow Tron Jun 6-9, Galashiels Volunteer Jun 10, Stirling MacRobert Jun 15-16.

George's Marvellous Medicine Birmingham Stage Company with Stuart Paterson's staging of Roald Dahl for 4-12s at Blackpool Grand Feb 6-10, Salford Lowry Feb 13-17, Dartford Orchard Feb 20-24, Jersey Opera House Mar 6-10, Worcester Swan Mar 20-24, Nottingham Playhouse Mar 27-31, Basingstoke Haymarket Apr 3-7, Belfast Grand Opera Apr 10-14, Truro Hall for Cornwall Apr 17-21.

The Ghost Downstairs Theatre First for 7-14s stage Leon Garfield's story at Bury St. Edmunds Theatre Royal Feb 3, Bexhill-on-Sea De La Warr Mar 3, Norwich Maddermarket Mar 8, Manchester Royal Exchange Studio Mar 13-14; Southampton Nuffield Mar 24, Chipping Norton Theatre Mar 27.

The Hare and the Tortoise Wee Stories for 3-6s at Edinburgh Netherbow Feb 17, Stirling MacRobert Feb 19-24, Bathgate Regal Feb 28.


Ugly Duckling to Plymouth Theatre Royal Mar 29-Apr 7, Milton Keynes Theatre Apr 10-14, Cardiff New Apr 17-21, Aberdeen His Majesty's Apr 24-28, Woking New Victoria Apr 30-May 5, Nottingham Theatre Royal May 8-13, Bradford Alhambra May 15-20, Bromley Churchill May 29-Jun 2, Canterbury Marlowe Jun 5-9, Bath Theatre Royal Jun 12-17, Salford Lowry Jun 19-24, Sheffield Lyceum Jul 2-7, Jersey Opera House Jul 10-15, High Wycombe Swan Jul 17-21.

King Matt A young monarch seeks new status for children May 8-Jun 24 (0141 552 4949).

Little Violet and the Angel The life of a guardian angel at Cardiff Sherman May 17-26, Liverpool Everyman Jun 4-9, Bury St. Edmunds Theatre Royal Jun 15-16, Bracknell Wilde Jun 18-19, Stirling MacRobert Jun 25-30, Colchester Mercury Jul 3-4, Brighton Gardner Jul 5-7.

Sleep Tight For under-5s at Chichester Minerva Mar 28-31, Oxford Pegasus Apr 6-7, Birming- ham Door Apr 17-18, Manchester Green Room Apr 20-21, Ludlow Assembly Apr 24-25, Aberdeen Lemon Tree May 5-9, Glasgow Arches May 11-12, Stirling MacRobert May 15-19, Coventry Warwick Arts Jun 1-2, Southwick Barn Theatre Jun 5-6, Devizes Corn Exchange Jun 8-9, Bexhill-on-Sea De La Warr Jun 12-13, Cambridge Drama Centre Jun 15-16.

Snow Shoes Pop-Up at Hindolveston Village Hall Feb 3, Aberystwyth Arts Feb 11, Manchester Green Room

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