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A Monster Calls (touring until June 6) PATRICK Ness's modern-day fairytale has been brought to vivid life in this fabulous production, originally staged at London's Old Vic. As 13-year-old Conor's mum battles cancer, the lonely boy has an unexpected midnight visitor. To book tickets, visit amonstercallstheplay.com.
Space Crafts, Jodrell Bank, Macclesfield (February 15 - 23) FOR some out-of-this-world half-term entertainment, drop in to the space activity hub for junior astronauts. It is just one of the activities for families to All About Dogs, Newbury Showground (April 18 and 19) This fabulous family day out in Berkshire will get tails wagging. Canine contests include Bad Hair Day and Most Awesome Eyes. There are also agility shows plus more shopping opportunities than you can possibly shake a stick at. See allaboutdogsshow.co.uk.
Brew//Ldn, Old Truman Brewery, London (February 27 - 29) Who could resist a booze-up in a former brewery? This beautiful space in Spitalfields will be the perfect venue for this two-day beer party. As well as more than 150 ales, there will be art, food and music from DJs and live acts including the Old Dirty Brasstards. See brewldn.com.
Hairspray The Musical, London Coliseum (April 23 - August 29) PAUL Merton makes his West End debut as Edna Turnblad in this larger than life Sixties-set musical, alongside Michael Ball. Ex-EastEnder Rita Simons and Granchester's Jonny Amies also join in the fun.See hairspraythemusical.co.uk.