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The Importance Of Being Earnest

  • Written by: Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde's comedy in which the bachelors Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff embark on a path of misadventure, all in the name of love.

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Wed 17 Sep

£14 (£12) / 01332 255800

  • 14:00

Thu 18 Sep

£14 (£12) / 01332 255800

  • 14:00

The Importance Of Being Earnest: The Norwich Players

  • Directed by: Jeffrey Davies
  • Written by: Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde's satire targeting the Victorian upper-class, directed by Jeffrey Davies.

Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich

Sat 1 Nov

£12; £8 (£10; £10; £5) / 01603 620917

  • 14:30

In Conversation With Lenny Henry

Dudley-born Lenny Henry discusses his life and career. Henry is the co-founder of Comic Relief and has recently taken up acting in the West End.

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Sat 13 Sep

£6–£8 / 0121 236 4455

  • 17:00

In The House: Lichfield Players And Different Animal Theatre Group

  • Written by: Alan Ayckbourn

Brought to you by the Lichfield Players and Different Animal Theatre Group, Alan Ayckbourn's critically acclaimed masterpiece of timing, House & Garden. Trish Platt is pretending that she can't see her husband, Teddy, for reasons he simply can't fathom. Whilst this is beginning to try Teddy's patience, he has the…

Lichfield Garrick

Sat 11 Oct

£12 (£10) / 01543 412121

  • 14:30

Sun 12 Oct

£12 (£10) / 01543 412121

  • 16:00

Islands

  • Written by: Caroline Horton

The Bush Theatre, London W12

Wed 21 Jan 2015

£19.50; £15 / 020 8743 5050

  • 14:30

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£19.50; £15 / 020 8743 5050

  • 14:30

Wed 28 Jan 2015

£19.50; £15 / 020 8743 5050

  • 14:30
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It Runs In The Family

  • Directed by: Ram Gulrajani
  • Written by: Ray Cooney

Set in a hospital, a hilarious assortment of farcical characters are running in and out-of-doors mistaking everybody for someone else. Dr. Mukergee tries to fend off his ex girlfriend, his wife, an out of control teenage daughter (one he never knew he had) and various other interruptions and at last, deliver the most…

Artsdepot, London N12

Sun 28 Sep

£15 (£12.50) / 020 8369 5454

  • 16:00

Jango Starr

Plenty of clowning around, as Jango Starr melds magic, juggling and even the odd bit of slapstick together in this family event.

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Thu 6 Nov

£6.50 (£4.50) / 01383 602302

Part of TotFest 2014.

Jay Foreman's Disgusting Songs for Revolting Children (and Other Funny Stories)

Musical comedy, plus silly stories and poems from the acclaimed comic in a family friendly performance.

The Pound Arts Centre, Corsham

Tue 28 Oct

£6 (£5; £20) / 01249 701628

  • 16:00

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

Wed 11 Feb 2015

£14–£30 / 01865 305305

  • 14:30

Thu 12 Feb 2015

£14–£30 / 01865 305305

  • 14:30

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£14–£30 / 01865 305305

  • 14:30

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Thu 9 Oct

£15–£35; £15–£30 / 01223 503333

  • 14:30

Sat 11 Oct

£15–£35; £15–£30 / 01223 503333

  • 14:30

The Duke Of York's Theatre, London WC2N

Wed 3 Sep

£20–£85 / 0845 505 8500

Sat 6 Sep

£20–£85 / 0845 505 8500

Wed 10 Sep

£20–£85 / 0845 505 8500

…and 21 more dates until 17 Jan 2015

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Jeffrey Holland

Jeffrey Holland in… And this is my friend Mr Laurel.

The Royal Hippodrome, Eastbourne

Wed 3 Sep

£12 / 01323 412000

  • 14:30
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Snape Maltings Concert Hall

Sun 9 Nov

£5 ( £2.50; £2.50; Children £2.50 under 16s)

  • 13:15

The Knight Of The Burning Pestle

  • Directed by: Adele Thomas
  • Written by: Francis Beaumont

Jacobean comedy written by Francis Beaumont, about a grocer and his wife, who being dissatisfied with a play they are watching, invade the stage to re-direct the action to their taste.

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London SE1

Sun 14 Dec

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

£25–£45; £10 Standing; £60 Premium Tickets / 020 7401 9919

  • 14:30

Thu 18 Dec

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

£25–£45; £10 Standing; £60 Premium Tickets / 020 7401 9919

  • 14:30

Sat 20 Dec

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

£25–£45; £10 Standing; £60 Premium Tickets / 020 7401 9919

  • 14:30
…and 9 more dates until 11 Jan 2015

The Ladykillers: Altrincham Garrick Playhouse

  • Written by: Graham Linehan

This is a dark comedy based on the famous Ealing comedy film of the same title. Posing as amateur musicians, Professor Marcus and his gang rent rooms in the lopsided house of sweet but strict Mrs Wilberforce.

Altrincham Garrick Playhouse

Sat 20 Sep

£14–£15 (£12–£13; £10–£11) / 0161 928 1677

  • 14:30

The Ladykillers: The Barn Theatre Club

  • Directed by: Rosemary Bianchi
  • Written by: Graham Linehan

Father Ted writer Graham Linehan's adaptation of the Ealing comedy classic. London, 1956, and despite the fog and grime old Mrs Wilberforce's house in a seedy area near King's Cross Station is the picture of cosy gentility. Apart, that is, from the crooked walls and wonky staircase, and the shuddering rumble of trains…

Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£11 / 01707 324300

  • 14:30

Last Confessions Of A Scallywag

  • Directed by: Sarah Berger
  • Written by: Dwina Murphy-Gibb

Patrick Lynch is on his deathbed and wants to right various wrongs, make peace with everyone he's disagreed with and meet God with a clear conscience. He decides to tell the truth and finally, prepares to die. But, apparently, he's not going to die. Dwina Murphy Gibb's farce stars Douglas McFerran as Patrick Lynch.

The Mill At Sonning, Reading

Sat 6 Sep

£48 incl. dinner; £41 incl. lunch; £51 incl. dinner / 0118 969 8000

  • 14:15

Sun 7 Sep

£48 incl. dinner; £41 incl. lunch; £51 incl. dinner / 0118 969 8000

  • 14:15

Sat 13 Sep

£48 incl. dinner; £41 incl. lunch; £51 incl. dinner / 0118 969 8000

  • 14:15
…and 4 more dates until 27 Sep back to top

The Last Of The Summer Wine: The Norwich Players

  • Directed by: Rebecca Wass

Rebecca Wass directs a comedy based on the popular TV series.

Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich

Sat 29 Nov

£12; £8 (£10; £10; £5) / 01603 620917

  • 14:30

Laura King

Stand-up comedy night with comedian Laura King.

The King's Arms, Salford

Sun 19 Oct

Phone for prices / 0161 832 3605

  • 12:00

Legally Blonde The Musical: Wolverhampton Musical Comedy Company

The romantic comedy Legally Blonde in musical form. Protagonist Elle Woods follows her ex-boyfriend to law school to win him back but with the help of friends she discovers her own, new, path.

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Wed 11 Mar 2015

£8–£16.50 / 01902 429212

  • 14:30

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£8–£16.50 / 01902 429212

  • 14:30

Lend Me A Tenor

  • Written by: Ken Ludwig

A fast-paced, frivolous frenzy of a farce with a grand opera setting.

Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch

Sat 18 Oct

£17.50 (£15) / 01708 443333

  • 14:30

Thu 23 Oct

£17.50 (£15) / 01708 443333

  • 14:30

Lend Me a Tenor

  • Written by: Ken Ludwig

The Epsom Light Opera Company returns for the uproarious new musical comedy by Peter Sham and Brad Carroll. Lend Me A Tenor is an unpredictable explosion of mistaken identities and unexpected romance, based on the award-winning West End and Broadway hit comedy by Ken Ludwig.

Epsom Playhouse

Sat 1 Nov

£16; £16; £16 mat; £16 (£14; £14) / 01372 742555

  • 14:30
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Letters Through Your Door

  • Written by: David Gibb

A family show from the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominated musician and songwriter David Gibb. Packed full of catchy and toe tapping numbers, David takes an unusual look at everyday life through the medium of song, with themes ranging from the everyday to the surreal.

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Sun 30 Nov

£8 / 01332 255800

  • 15:00

National Trust: Sutton House, London E9

Sat 6 Sep

Free / 020 8986 2264

Day of Folk.

  • 16:30 – 17:30

Z-Arts, Manchester

Sun 2 Nov

£7 (£5; £25) / 0161 226 1912

  • 15:00

Little Howard's Big Show for Kids

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

macrobert, Stirling

Sat 27 Sep

£12.50 / 01786 466666

Theatr Stiwt, Wrexham

Sat 1 Nov

£10; £16 Adult And Child (Children £8) / 01978 841300

  • 14:00

Watermans Art Centre, Brentford

Sun 12 Oct

£3 adv booking required / 020 8232 1010

  • 14:00 – 14:45
  • 16:00 – 16:45

Lost Minutes

A one-off immersive show by Legends of Flight exploring daydreaming and the slips from reality that form part of our daily lives.

Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Fri 24 Oct

£5 / 0151 709 4988

  • 17:00 – 18:00

Sat 25 Oct

£5 / 0151 709 4988

  • 17:00 – 18:00

Love Me Do

A romantic drama set in an England where you can't find a decent cup of coffee and where everyone thinks the world comes to an end on a Sunday. Written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran.

Palace Theatre, Watford

Thu 2 Oct

£20 (£17.50)

  • 14:30

Sat 4 Oct

£20 (£17.50)

  • 14:30

Wed 8 Oct

£20 (£17.50)

  • 14:30
…and 5 more dates until 18 Oct

Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

Sat 11 Oct

£14–£52.50 (£11.20–£32; Children £7–£20) / 0844 800 1110

  • 13:15

Wed 15 Oct

£14–£52.50 (£11.20–£32; Children £7–£20) / 0844 800 1110

  • 13:00

Sat 18 Oct

£14–£52.50 (£11.20–£32; Children £7–£20) / 0844 800 1110

  • 13:15
…and 5 more dates until 22 Nov back to top