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The Rutles

The 'prefab four', satirical creation of Neil Innes and Eric Idle, starred in Rutland Weekend Television and the 1978 mockumentary The Rutles: All You Need is Cash. The group – that's Dirk McQuigley, Ron Nasty, Stig O'Hara and Barry Wom – play parodies of Beatles songs so intricately realised that you'd be forgiven for…

The Brook, Southampton

Sun 11 May

£20 / 023 8055 5366

  • 19:30 – 23:00

The Cheese And Grain, Frome

Sat 10 May

£20 / 01373 455420

  • 20:00 – 23:00

City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds

Fri 16 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0113 243 0808

Also on at:

…and at 4 other places

Little Howard's Big Show for Kids

Real human Big Howard and interactive animation Little Howard are putting on the show of their lives.

Bedford Theatre

Mon 5 May

£8 (£6) / 01234 269519

  • 13:30
  • 16:00

Beggars Theatre, Millom

Sat 24 May

£7 (Children £6) / 01229 775677

  • 14:00

The Garage, Norwich

Sun 1 Jun

£10 / 01603 283382

  • 14:00

Also on at:

Richard Herring: We're All Going To Die

Sharp and intelligent satire about the inevitability of death from the creator of the As It Occurs To Me podcast and Stewart Lee's former comedy partner.

The Bloomsbury Theatre, London WC1H

Thu 22 May

£15 / 020 3108 1000

Fri 23 May

£15 / 020 3108 1000

The Horn, St Albans

Mon 12 May

£8 / 01727 853143

The Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham-by-Sea

Tue 29 Apr

£15 / 01273 464440

  • 20:00 – 22:00

Also on at:

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

'Sybil', 'Basil' and 'Manuel' recreate the chaotic John Cleese sitcom experience, while you enjoy a three course dinner. Nope, doesn't sound very safe to us, either. Booking is essential.

The Charing Cross Hotel, London WC2N

Sun 20 Apr

£47 / 0131 556 6040

Fri 25 Apr

£54 / 0131 556 6040

Sat 26 Apr

£47 / 0131 556 6040

£54 / 0131 556 6040

…and 49 more dates until 31 Aug

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Mon 11 Aug

£75 / 0131 556 6040

  • 10:00

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Sun 4 May

Elgar Room

£67.30 / 0845 401 5045

Mon 5 May

Elgar Room

£67.30 / 0845 401 5045

Tue 6 May

Elgar Room

£67.30 / 0845 401 5045

…and 2 more dates until 8 May

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Hairspray

  • Directed by: Paul Kerryson

A Curve production of the Broadway musical based on John Waters's wonderfully tacky 1988 movie that tells of the attempt by the over-weight but exuberant teenager Tracy Turnblad to become Miss Hairspray 1962. Directed by Paul Kerryson and starring David Witts as Link Larkin.

Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage

Mon 18 Aug

£18–£21.50 / 01438 363200

  • 19:30

Tue 19 Aug

£18–£21.50 / 01438 363200

  • 19:30

Wed 20 Aug

£18–£21.50 / 01438 363200

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 23 Aug

Millennium Forum, Londonderry

Tue 2 Sep

£9–£22; £9.50–£22; £11–£24 / 02871 264455

  • 19:30

Wed 3 Sep

£9–£22; £9.50–£22; £11–£24 / 02871 264455

  • 19:30

Thu 4 Sep

£9–£22; £9.50–£22; £11–£24 / 02871 264455

  • 14:30
  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 7 Sep back to top

Oliver Meech: When Magic & Science Collide

Magical comedy from the science nut.

Just The Tonic at the Caves, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Just the Wee One

£5 / 0131 556 5375

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Just the Wee One

£5 / 0131 556 5375

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Just the Wee One

£9 (£8) / 0131 556 5375

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Over It - Death, Anorexia and Other Funny Things

Dave Chawner and Robyn Perkins / Free Festival Seeking to explore the idea that you are your experiences, this positive and inspiring show details how these two up-and-coming comics are not Over It. Dave Chawner takes a satirical look into his anorexic past in order to raise awareness of eating disorders. Robyn Perkins…

Laughing Horse @ Finnegan's Wake, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Back Room

Free / 0131 225 9348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Back Room

Free / 0131 225 9348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

The Back Room

Free / 0131 225 9348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 30 Aug

Who Is Mr. Kirby?

An hour-long show which is largely based on audience suggestions and anything else the Kirby team can wrangle out of an audience member.

Laughing Horse @ Espionage, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Mata Hari

Free / 0131 477 7007

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Mata Hari

Free / 0131 477 7007

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Mata Hari

Free / 0131 477 7007

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 24 Aug

Booze, Bombs and Haggis

Andrew Gilmore, Gary Sansome, Daphna Baram / Free Festival Bald Scotsman Gary Sansome, bold Israeli Daphna Baram and brawled Irishmen Andrew Gilmore are joining forces in this hour of laughs, silliness and mirth with special guests, priceless prizes and challenging quizzes. Age category: 16+

Laughing Horse @ Espionage, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Kasbar

Free / 0131 477 7007

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Kasbar

Free / 0131 477 7007

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Kasbar

Free / 0131 477 7007

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

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 1 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 2000

Sat 2 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 2000

Sun 3 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 2000

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

Jason Byrne in You Name the Show

Phil McIntyre Entertainments It’s January and I’m asked, as I’m asked each year, ‘What’s the name of your show Jason?’ ‘You mean the one that will be on in August and by the time I get there my show content will have changed at least 546 times?’ ‘Yes’ they say. So I’ve asked the audience to name the show and that’s…

Assembly @ Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Main Hall

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Main Hall

£10 / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Main Hall

£18.50 (£17.50) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

The Cuban, Bristol

Fri 25 Apr

£12; £15 / 0870 011 1960

Contemporary stand-up and improvisations from 2013 Loaded LAFTA nominee for Best Newcomer, Luisa Omielan. Also featuring Caimh McDonnell, Kane Brown and Stu Who?

  • 21:00

Sat 26 Apr

£12; £15 / 0870 011 1960

Contemporary stand-up and improvisations from 2013 Loaded LAFTA nominee for Best Newcomer, Luisa Omielan. Also featuring Caimh McDonnell, Kane Brown and Stu Who?

  • 21:00

Fri 2 May

£12 / 0870 011 1960

Dry and deconstructive humour from former Hollyoaks actor James Redmond. Also featuring Chris Conroy and Jeff Leach.

  • 21:00
…and 43 more dates until 27 Sep

Jongleurs Comedy Club

A team of Scotland's best are primed and ready to make you miserable lot laugh.

Jongleurs, Glasgow

Sat 26 Apr

£15–£16 / 0870 011 1960

With Alan Anderson, Dougie Dunlop, Philberto and Brian Higgins.

  • 20:30

Fri 2 May

£15–£16 / 0870 011 1960

With Janey Godley, Johnny Kats and Will-E.

  • 20:30

Sat 3 May

£15–£16 / 0870 011 1960

With Janey Godley, Johnny Kats and Will-E.

  • 20:30
…and 16 more dates until 28 Jun

Music Hall Memories – The Most Vintage Show in Town

Music hall variety show harking back to the good ol' days, with music, magic, comedy, sing-a-longs and novelties.

Britannia Panopticon Music Hall, Glasgow

Sat 31 May

Free (donations welcome) / 0141 553 0840

  • 13:00 – 14:00
  • 15:00 – 16:00

Sat 28 Jun

Free (donations welcome) / 0141 553 0840

  • 13:00 – 14:00
  • 15:00 – 16:00

Sat 26 Jul

Free (donations welcome) / 0141 553 0840

  • 13:00 – 14:00
  • 15:00 – 16:00
…and 3 more dates until 25 Oct

Footlights Comedy

New and experienced comedians for a Sunday night.

Edinburgh Footlights

Sun 20 Apr

£3 / 0131 229 6466

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Sun 27 Apr

£3 / 0131 229 6466

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Sun 4 May

£3 / 0131 229 6466

  • 19:30 – 22:00
…and 12 more dates until 27 Jul back to top

Stories About Love, Death and a Rabbit

Stories and comedy about a lonely librarian.

Dragonfly, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 228 4543

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 228 4543

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Function Room

Free / 0131 228 4543

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 23 Aug

Boeing-Boeing

A Parisian architect enjoys the best of all worlds by juggling three different fiancees, all air stewardesses on different routes, until his meticulous schedule is disrupted by a delayed flight.

Millennium Forum, Londonderry

Wed 11 Jun

£12; £14–£21.50 / 02871 264455

  • 20:00

Thu 12 Jun

£12; £14–£21.50 / 02871 264455

  • 20:00

Fri 13 Jun

£12; £14–£21.50 / 02871 264455

  • 20:00

Sat 14 Jun

£12; £14–£21.50 / 02871 264455

  • 15:00
  • 20:00

Dick & Liddy's Comedy Club

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

Victoria Theatre, Halifax

Fri 30 May

Green Room Bar

£10 (£9) / 01422 351158

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

  • 20:30

Fri 27 Jun

Green Room Bar

£10 (£9) / 01422 351158

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

  • 20:30

Fri 25 Jul

Green Room Bar

£10 (£9) / 01422 351158

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

  • 20:30
…and 3 more dates until 26 Sep

George IV, London W4

Fri 25 Apr

£12 / 020 7221 4450

Energetic humour and surreal improvisations as Canadian stand-up Phil Nichol presents his brand of mischievous rantings. Also featuring Paul Tonkinson and Tim Clark.

  • 21:00

Sat 26 Apr

£14 / 020 7221 4450

Energetic humour and surreal improvisations as Canadian stand-up Phil Nichol presents his brand of mischievous rantings. Also featuring Paul Tonkinson and MC Tim Clark.

  • 21:00

Jongleurs Comedy Club

Sharp humour and observation.

Oceana, Nottingham

Fri 25 Apr

£12 / 0115 950 1075

Featuring four top class comedians and an after show party in Oceana club rooms.

  • 18:30 – 02:00

Sat 26 Apr

£15 / 0115 950 1075

Featuring the comics Windsor, Carl Hutchinson, Keith Carter as Nige and John Ryan from the international circuit and an after show party in Oceana club rooms.

  • 18:30 – 02:00

Fri 2 May

£12–£15 / 0115 950 1075

Featuring comics Craig Murray, Brendon Riley, Bobby Mair and The Noise Next Door from the international circuit followed by an after show party in Oceana club rooms.

  • 18:30 – 02:00
…and 9 more dates until 31 May back to top

Jongleurs Comedy Club

Regular stand-up comedy.

Oceana, Cardiff

Sat 26 Apr

£15 / 029 2023 3833

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

  • 19:00 – 23:00

Sat 3 May

£15 / 029 2023 3833

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

  • 19:00 – 23:00

Sat 10 May

£15 / 029 2023 3833

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

  • 19:00 – 23:00
  • 19:00 – 23:00
…and 7 more dates until 28 Jun

Sheffield City Hall

Fri 25 Apr

£16 / 0114 278 9789

Lugubrious humour and offbeat storytelling from writer, former panelist on BBC1's Ask Rhod Gilbert and 2011 Sony Award nominee, Lloyd Langford. Also featuring Jason Patterson, Ron Vaudry and Steve Royle.

  • 20:15

Sat 26 Apr

£16 / 0114 278 9789

Lugubrious humour and offbeat storytelling from writer, former panelist on BBC1's Ask Rhod Gilbert and 2011 Sony Award nominee, Lloyd Langford. Also featuring Jason Patterson, Ron Vaudry and Steve Royle.

  • 20:15

Fri 2 May

£16 / 0114 278 9789

Amiable storytelling from the writer and one of the founding members of Robin Ince's Book Club, Johnny Candon. Also featuring John Mann, Rogue 5 and MC Toby Foster.

  • 20:15
…and 11 more dates until 28 Jun

London West End Residency 2014: Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

This globe-trotting show continues its London West End residency in 2014 with a new menu and new performance times. Internationally acclaimed by critics and audiences alike.

The Charing Cross Hotel, London WC2N

Sun 20 Apr

£47–£54 / 020 8237 1111

  • 13:30 – 15:30
  • 18:30 – 20:30

Fri 25 Apr

£47–£54 / 020 8237 1111

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Sat 26 Apr

£47–£54 / 020 8237 1111

  • 13:30 – 15:30
  • 19:30 – 21:30
…and 55 more dates until 31 Aug

Madame Jojo's Kitsch Cabaret

A Las Vegas-style show with old-fashioned music and comedy, starring Miss Terri, Krystal and Sahara plus special guests The Amazing Snake Boy and Qenny: Sleightly Twisted Magic.

Madame Jojos, London W1F

Sat 26 Apr

£25–£52.50 / 020 7734 3040

Sat 3 May

£25–£52.50 / 020 7734 3040

Sat 10 May

£25–£52.50 / 020 7734 3040

…and 11 more dates until 26 Jul

Ritz and Connaught Cinema, Worthing

Thu 24 Apr

£9.50 (£7.50) / 01903 206206

Fast-paced improvised characters, scenes and sketches based on audience suggestions from Brighton-based troupe The Noise Next Door. Also featuring Rob Thomas and MC Russ Bravo.

  • 20:00

Thu 26 Jun

£9.50 (£7.50) / 01903 206206

Quick wit and gags from writer and stand-up Tony Cowards. Also featuring Danny Ward and MC Russ Bravo.

  • 20:00

Thu 10 Jul

£9 (£7) / 01903 206206

Magical comedy from John Archer, plus MC Russ Bravo.

  • 20:00
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