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One Man, Two Guvnors

  • Directed by: Adam Penford
  • Written by: Grant Olding (music)

National Theatre's satirical, slapstick production based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni. Featuring Gavin Spokes as Francis Henshall and Shaun Williamson (Barry from EastEnders) as Charlie Clench.

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Tue 3 Feb 2015

£10–£35 / 08441 717620

Wed 4 Feb 2015

£10–£35 / 08441 717620

Thu 5 Feb 2015

£10–£35 / 08441 717620

…and 2 more dates until 7 Feb 2015

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Tue 17 Feb 2015

£14–£30.50 / 0131 529 6000

Wed 18 Feb 2015

£14–£30.50 / 0131 529 6000

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£14–£30.50 / 0131 529 6000

…and 2 more dates until 21 Feb 2015

Grand Opera House, York

Tue 10 Mar 2015

£10–£35 / 0844 871 3024

Wed 11 Mar 2015

£10–£35 / 0844 871 3024

Thu 12 Mar 2015

£10–£35 / 0844 871 3024

…and 2 more dates until 14 Mar 2015

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Ruby Wax: Sane New World

Ruby's new show is all about sanity and how we can cling onto it.

JW3, London NW3

Mon 1 Dec

Howard Hall

£20 subject to availability / 020 7433 8988

St James Theatre, London SW1E

Mon 2 Mar 2015

£20–£30 / 0844 264 2140

Tue 3 Mar 2015

£20–£30 / 0844 264 2140

Wed 4 Mar 2015

£20–£30 / 0844 264 2140

…and 9 more dates until 14 Mar 2015

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

Sat 29 Nov

£9 / 0131 225 7171

Fri 5 Dec

£9 / 0131 225 7171

Sat 6 Dec

£9 / 0131 225 7171

…and 14 more dates until 31 Jan 2015

Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense

  • Directed by: Sean Foley
  • Written by: P G Wodehouse (book)

A new comedy based on the writings of PG Wodehouse, starring James Lance as aristocratic fool Bertie Wooster and John Gordon Sinclair as his trusted valet, Jeeves, who is called in to help his master play matchmaker in the countryside. Directed by Sean Foley.

The Burton Taylor Studio, Oxford

Tue 10 Feb 2015

£14–£30 / 01865 305305

Wed 11 Feb 2015

£14–£30 / 01865 305305

Thu 12 Feb 2015

£14–£30 / 01865 305305

…and 2 more dates until 14 Feb 2015

The Duke Of York's Theatre, London WC2N

Sat 29 Nov

£20–£59.50 / 0845 505 8500

Fri 5 Dec

£20–£59.50 / 0845 505 8500

Sat 6 Dec

£20–£59.50 / 0845 505 8500

…and 13 more dates until 17 Jan 2015

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Tue 24 Mar 2015

£10.75–£28.50 / 028 9024 0411

Wed 25 Mar 2015

£10.75–£28.50 / 028 9024 0411

Thu 26 Mar 2015

£10.75–£28.50 / 028 9024 0411

…and 2 more dates until 28 Mar 2015

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Tuned up Tuesdays

A weekly Tuesday open mic open to performers of all descriptions.

Bar Groove, Glasgow

Tue 2 Dec

Free / 0141 248 9466

Tue 9 Dec

Free / 0141 248 9466

Tue 16 Dec

Free / 0141 248 9466

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The 39 Steps

  • Written by: John Buchan

A fast-paced whodunit full of laughter based on the famous novel by John Buchan.

Attfield Theatre, Oswestry

Mon 1 Dec

Phone for prices / 01691 680222

Tue 2 Dec

Phone for prices / 01691 680222

Wed 3 Dec

Phone for prices / 01691 680222

…and 3 more dates until 6 Dec

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The largest arts festival in the world and the greatest show on earth. Every year thousands of performers take to a multitude of stages all over Edinburgh to present shows for every taste. From big names in the world of entertainment to unknown artists looking to build their careers, the festival caters for everyone and…

Various venues, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug 2015

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 2000

Sat 8 Aug 2015

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 2000

Sun 9 Aug 2015

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 2000

…and 22 more dates until 31 Aug 2015

Eric and Little Ern

  • Directed by: Owen Lewis
  • Written by: Dick Hills

A tribute to the stage and screen duo, performed by Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens.

Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

Sat 29 Nov

£17.50 / 01539 725 133

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Mon 1 Dec

£19.50 ( £18.50) / 01227 769075

Malvern Theatres

Tue 2 Dec

Forum Theatre

£17.50–£19.50 / 01684 892 277

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The Hypochondriac

  • Directed by: Lindsay Posner
  • Written by: Moliere

Molière's medicinal piece about miserly Argan and his list of imaginary ailments is adapted by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and stars Tony Robinson.

Richmond Theatre

Sat 29 Nov

£10–£47.50 / 0870 060 6651

Al Murray

Al Murray makes a career out of satirising the British booze culture and in doing so he comes across as quite a larger lout. Audiences will no doubt be surprised then to learn that he originally studied history at Oxford. It was around this time that he started writing for Week Ending and Spitting Image. He toured with…

Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

Sat 21 Mar 2015

£25.50 / 01383 740384

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Tue 10 Mar 2015

£26.50 / 020 8561 8371

Fri 24 Apr 2015

£26.50 / 020 8561 8371

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 6 May 2015

£26.50 / 0844 847 2325

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The Big Show

An evening of cabaret.

Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge, Glasgow

Sat 29 Nov

Free to all dining guests / 0141 552 6165

Fri 5 Dec

Free to all dining guests / 0141 552 6165

Sat 6 Dec

Free to all dining guests / 0141 552 6165

…and 6 more dates until 27 Dec

Comedy Shed

Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter.

The Riverfront, Newport

Fri 12 Dec

Riverfront Studio

£12.50 / 01633 656757

Professional stand-up comedians from Off the Kerb take to the stage for an evening of laughter.

Diane Chorley's Ding Dong Merrily Diane

'The most fun I had in a comedy show this Summer' - Stewart Lee Join the queen of Canvey, the duchess of Dagenham, the apple of Ron's eye, Diane Chorley underneath the mistletoe for a Yuletide special.

The Round Chapel Auditorium, London E5

Sat 20 Dec

£10

John Cooper Clarke

The legendary Mancunian punk poet, who is a spiritual godfather to the likes of Mike Skinner and Plan B hauls his insatiable laconic wit on tour.

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Tue 2 Dec

£20 / 01284 758000

O2 Apollo Manchester

Sat 3 Jan 2015

£27.50–£32.50 / 0844 477 7677

Sat 21 Mar 2015

£27.50–£32.50 / 0844 477 7677

One Man Breaking Bad

  • 3 stars

One man. Sixty minutes. Sixty episodes. Shedloads of knowledge. Miles Allen brings TV smash Breaking Bad to life, all by himself.

City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds

Thu 19 Mar 2015

£19.10 / 0113 243 0808

Gala, Durham

Mon 16 Mar 2015

£18.50 / 0191 332 4041

The Hexagon, Reading

Sat 21 Mar 2015

£20.50 / 0118 960 6060

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The Queen's Head, London W1D

Sun 30 Nov

£20 adv / 020 7437 1540

The most recent material from stand-up acts Luke Benson, Sean McLoughlin, Inder Manocha and Matt Green.

Sun 7 Dec

£20 adv / 020 7437 1540

Stand-up performers Iain Stirling, Larry Dean and Funmbi Omatayo present their most recent material.

Sun 14 Dec

£20 / 020 7437 1540

TV and radio personality Tom Allen, winner of Amused Moose Laugh-Off Pierre Novellie and Chortle's best newcomer Iain Stirling all perform their most recent stand-up material.

Andy Zaltzman: Satirist For Hire

Political satire from the writer and radio regular.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 4 Dec

Second Space

£13

New Wimbledon Theatre, London SW19

Wed 3 Dec

Studio

£12 / 0844 871 7646

South Street Arts Centre, Reading

Sat 6 Dec

£14 / 0118 960 6060

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Arthur Smith: The House Of Fun

Variety show hosted by Arthur Smith.

Gala, Durham

Fri 30 Jan 2015

£15 (£13) / 0191 332 4041

The Oxford Playhouse

Fri 23 Jan 2015

£16 (£14) / 01865 305305

Big Burns Supper

Stars from across the country congregate as Dumfries celebrates the birth of the Baird with a vast selection of dance, theatre, visual arts, live art and comedy, turning Burns' Night into a festival of contemporary arts.

Various venues, Dumfries

Fri 23 Jan 2015

Times & prices vary / 01387 271820

Sat 24 Jan 2015

Times & prices vary / 01387 271820

Sun 25 Jan 2015

Times & prices vary / 01387 271820

…and 6 more dates until 31 Jan 2015

Daniel Sloss: Really?!

The young stand-up, who had his own TV show and three sell-out Fringes before he started shaving, now somewhat older, but still as funny. Ages 16+.

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Fri 5 Dec

Elgar Room

£15.50 / 020 7589 8212

Sat 6 Dec

Elgar Room

£15.50 / 020 7589 8212

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Dawn French: 30 Million Minutes

  • Directed by: Michael Grandage
  • Written by: Dawn French

Much-loved comedian (and writer and actor) out on a solo tour with a show about the lessons life has taught her. Best known as half of French & Saunders, French also played the titular Vicar of Dibley, hosted Dawn French's Girls Who Do Comedy, has popped up on stage and on the silver screen, plus was the face of…

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Sat 29 Nov

£39.50 / 01223 357851

Sun 30 Nov

£39.50 / 01223 357851

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Wed 3 Dec

£40 (£36) / 020 8688 9291

The Lowry, Salford

Thu 4 Dec

£39.50 / 08432 086000

Drawn French-30 Million Minutes

Fri 5 Dec

£35–£39.50 / 08432 086000

Dawn French - 30 Million Minutes

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An Evening of Stuff & Nonsense

A light-hearted evening of funtimes.

The Guildhall, Portsmouth

Wed 28 Jan 2015

£13.90 / 023 9282 4355

Fascinating Aida: Charm Offensive

The satirical cabaret trio – Dillie Keane, Adèle Anderson and Liza Pulman – take their new show on tour.

Corn Exchange, King's Lynn

Thu 12 Feb 2015

£19.50 / 01553 764864

Gala, Durham

Sat 28 Feb 2015

£20 / 0191 332 4041

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Sun 29 Mar 2015

£15.75–£27.75 / 028 9024 0411

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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.

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sun 29 Mar 2015

£17 / 01256 844244

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Sat 21 Mar 2015

£15.50 / 01223 357851

Civic Hall, Stratford-upon-Avon

Sat 29 Nov

£15

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…and at 5 other places

I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The BBC Radio panel show, featuring Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Jeremy Hardy and host Jack Dee bringing puns, innuendo and swannee whistles to the world for nigh on 40 years.

G Live, Guildford

Thu 15 Jan 2015

£20.50–£27 / 0844 770 1797

Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth

Thu 29 Jan 2015

£24.19–£27.41 / 0844 576 3000

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