Afternoon events, Comedy

165 events

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Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Wed 15 Apr 2015

£13.40–£33.90

Sat 18 Apr 2015

£13.40–£33.90

Grand Opera House, York

Wed 18 Feb 2015

£10.50–£38 (Children £15–£25; £15–£25; £15–£25; £15–£25) / 0844 871 3024

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£10.50–£38 (Children £15–£25; £15–£25; £15–£25; £15–£25) / 0844 871 3024

Milton Keynes Theatre

Wed 17 Jun 2015

£13.40–£37.40 / 0844 871 7652

Sat 20 Jun 2015

£13.40–£37.40 / 0844 871 7652

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Morgan & West: A Grand Adventure

Time-travelling Victorian tricksters astound with their spiffing spectacles. Ages 7+.

Pleasance Theatre, London N7

Sat 7 Feb 2015

StageSpace

£5 / 020 7609 1800

Sun 8 Feb 2015

StageSpace

£5 / 020 7609 1800

Much Ado About Nothing

  • Directed by: Hal Chambers
  • Written by: William Shakespeare

A modern version of Shakespeare's classic comedy from Reading Between the Lines, directed by Hal Chambers (Sam Rose In The Shadows) and featuring a dance score from inspired electronic DJ Benjamin Hudson (6 Music, major UK festivals).

Greenwich Theatre, London SE10

Sat 28 Feb 2015

£15 (£12.50) / 020 8858 7755

#MyWay

Young Pleasance ‘Once again the excellent Young Pleasance has come up trumps' (Scotsman). Our Sinatra-obsessed teenager plunges into the Twittersphere in pursuit of his digital darling, but she's too busy choosing her Instagram filter. A stunning new contemporary comedy with a cast of 30, populated with young talent…

Pleasance Theatre, London N7

Fri 19 Dec

£8–£10 / 020 7609 1800

  • 17:00 – 18:00 #MyWay Pleasance Theatre, London

Sat 20 Dec

£8–£10 / 020 7609 1800

  • 17:00 – 18:00 #MyWay Pleasance Theatre, London

Sun 21 Dec

£8–£10 / 020 7609 1800

  • 17:00 – 18:00 #MyWay Pleasance Theatre, London
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#MyWay: Young Pleasance

A large cast presents a contemporary comedy drama exploring the social media vortex in which teenagers now live out their lives.

Pleasance Theatre, London N7

Fri 19 Dec

£10 (£8) / 020 7609 1800

Sat 20 Dec

£10 (£8) / 020 7609 1800

Sun 21 Dec

£10 (£8) / 020 7609 1800

…and 2 more dates until 23 Dec

Neville's Island

  • Directed by: Angus Jackson
  • Written by: Tim Firth

Four businessmen, on a team-building exercise, find themselves battling wildlife, the weather and each other, with their so-called togetherness descending into fits of squabbles. Tim Firth's comedy is directed by Angus Jackson.

The Duke Of York's Theatre, London WC2N

Wed 26 Nov

£15–£75 / 0845 505 8500

Sat 29 Nov

£15–£85 / 0845 505 8500

Wed 3 Dec

£15–£75 / 0845 505 8500

…and 12 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

New Art Club With Dance 4: Hercules

This story of Hercules is told through hilarious dance routines and amazing speciality acts. It's a modern cabaret the whole family will enjoy.

The Castle, Wellingborough

Thu 19 Feb 2015

Phone for prices / 01933 270007

New Labour

Directed by Richard Wilson, New Labour is follows a group of graduates working in a call centre. A comedy drama about crap jobs, living in debt, and coping, it's about the modern workforce - the children of New Labour; their hopes, their realities.

RADA, London WC1E

Sat 29 Nov

£12–£16 / 020 7908 4800

Noises Off

  • Written by: Michael Frayn

Michael Frayn's multi-award-winning farce about a group of hapless actors putting on a play.

The Octagon Theatre, Bolton

Fri 5 Jun 2015

£10–£26.50 / 01204 520661

Wed 10 Jun 2015

£10–£26.50 / 01204 520661

Sat 13 Jun 2015

£10–£26.50 / 01204 520661

…and 6 more dates until 4 Jul 2015 back to top

Noises Off: University of Oxford

  • Written by: Michael Frayn

Students perform Michael Frayn's award-winning play within a play.

The Oxford Playhouse

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£11–£17.50 / 01865 305305

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£11–£17.50 / 01865 305305

Office Xmas Party

Butterfly Theatre Company presents a fast-paced comedy about the complexities of socialising with work colleagues.

St James Theatre, London SW1E

Mon 1 Dec

£10; £8 adv / 0844 264 2140

Tue 2 Dec

£10; £8 adv / 0844 264 2140

Wed 3 Dec

£10; £8 adv / 0844 264 2140

…and 7 more dates until 19 Dec

Oh No It Isn’t

  • Directed by: Nick Walker
  • Written by: Nick Walker

A play in which four actors perform a Christmas panto. For the audience it's a fun, yuletide treat. For the actors on stage, it's a matter of life and death. We soon discover that the cast are all embroiled in a plot to kill each other. A prop gun is swapped for the real thing and a poisoned apple is on the menu.

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Sat 13 Dec

£10–£16.25 (£8.50–£12.75) / 02476 553055

Sat 20 Dec

£10–£16.25 (£8.50–£12.75) / 02476 553055

Wed 24 Dec

£10–£16.25 (£8.50–£12.75) / 02476 553055

Sat 27 Dec

£10–£16.25 (£8.50–£12.75) / 02476 553055

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

Thu 5 Feb 2015

£10–£35 / 08441 717620

Sat 7 Feb 2015

£10–£35 / 08441 717620

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£14–£30.50 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£14–£30.50 / 0131 529 6000

Grand Opera House, York

Wed 11 Mar 2015

£10–£35 / 0844 871 3024

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£10–£35 / 0844 871 3024

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The Opposite Sex: Halifax Thespians

  • Directed by: Ian Slim
  • Written by: David Tristram

A contemporary farce of marriage and modern relationships following the love lives of two couples, complete with a bittersweet twist.

The Playhouse, Halifax

Sat 13 Dec

£11 / 01422 365998

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Otiz Cannelloni: History of Magic – Abridged!

  • 3 stars

Questionable magic tricks, fake illusions and not-so-sleight of hand mixed with cheeky one-liners and patter.

G Live, Guildford

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£10 (Children £8 under 16s) / 0844 770 1797

Solihull Arts Complex

Thu 19 Feb 2015

Theatre

£10 (£8) / 0121 704 6962

Out Of Order

  • Written by: Ray Cooney

The Mill At Sonning, Reading

Sat 29 Nov

£41–£51 / 0118 969 8000

Sun 30 Nov

£41–£51 / 0118 969 8000

Sat 6 Dec

£41–£51 / 0118 969 8000

…and 11 more dates until 17 Jan 2015

Peter Pan Goes Wrong

  • Written by: J.M.Barrie

A drama society set out to put on the best darn production of Peter Pan the world has seen, but – as the title suggestions – the best laid plans of mice and men will insist in going aft agley.

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Thu 29 Jan 2015

£13.50–£28.50; £7.50–£22.50 / 0121 236 4455

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£13.50–£28.50; £7.50–£22.50 / 0121 236 4455

Sun 1 Feb 2015

£13.50–£28.50; £7.50–£22.50 / 0121 236 4455

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Wed 11 Feb 2015

£10–£23.50 / 08441 717620

Thu 12 Feb 2015

£10–£23.50 / 08441 717620

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£10–£23.50 / 08441 717620

The Lowry, Salford

Wed 17 Dec

Quays

£18–£28 / 08432 086000

Thu 18 Dec

Quays

£18–£28 / 08432 086000

Sat 20 Dec

Quays

£18–£28 / 08432 086000

…and 9 more dates until 10 Jan 2015

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Phil Ellis: Funz And Gamez

A family show with various types of games and prizes.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Sat 6 Dec

£10; £30 family / 020 7478 0100

Sun 7 Dec

£10; £30 family / 020 7478 0100

A Play A Pie & A Pint: The King's Kilt

When an American academic finds a lost diary in an Edinburgh B&B, he discovers it was written by Walter Scott around the time he was preparing Scotland for the arrival of George IV. The King needs a kilt to greet the people, but making the monarch one is proving more difficult that planned.

The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Thu 4 Dec

£10 / 01224 642230

Òran Mór, Glasgow

Mon 24 Nov

£9.50–£14.06 / 0141 357 6200

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The Play That Goes Wrong

  • Directed by: Mark Bell
  • Written by: Henry Shields

Award winning company Theatre Mischief presents a play-within-a-play about an amateur dramatic society putting on a murder mystery production.

Duchess Theatre, London WC2B

Sun 23 Nov

£25–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

Thu 27 Nov

£25–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

Sat 29 Nov

£25–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

…and 119 more dates until 5 Sep 2015

Playhouse Creatures: The Barn Theatre Club

  • Directed by: Louise Wallace
  • Written by: April De Angelis

An earthy account of the lives of some of the first English actresses. 1669, London - the monarchy has been restored and, on his return from France, Charles II has brought with him a love of theatre and actresses. He decrees that women are allowed on the English stage for the first time, much to the delight of their male…

Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City

Sat 28 Mar 2015

£11 / 01707 324300

POP! A Magical Comedy Show

Award winning performer Christian Lee presents a magical world of mayhem. Featuring audience participation, bubbles, snowflakes and a giant balloon.

South Street Arts Centre, Reading

Wed 18 Feb 2015

£8.70 / 0118 960 6060

Private Lives

  • Written by: Noel Coward

Noel Coward's ground-breaking comedy follows the flirtations, frivolities, aggression and anger between sparring newlyweds whose pasts are quickly catching up with them.

The Octagon Theatre, Bolton

Fri 27 Mar 2015

£11.50–£17.50 (£10–£15) / 01204 520661

Sat 4 Apr 2015

£11.50–£17.50 (£10–£15) / 01204 520661

Wed 8 Apr 2015

£11.50–£17.50 (£10–£15) / 01204 520661

…and 2 more dates until 13 Apr 2015

Radiant Vermin

  • Directed by: David Mercatali
  • Written by: Philip Ridley

A young couple are prepared to go to the extremes, to obtain their dream home, in Philip Ridley's comic satire on the housing crisis. Directed by David Mercatali.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Thu 12 Mar 2015

Theatre

£10 preview; £17.50 7.15pm & 5pm; £17.50 7.15pm & 5pm; £15; £17.50 (£12.50; £12.50; £12.50) / 020 7478 0100

Sat 14 Mar 2015

Theatre

£10 preview; £17.50 7.15pm & 5pm; £17.50 7.15pm & 5pm; £15; £17.50 (£12.50; £12.50; £12.50) / 020 7478 0100

Sun 15 Mar 2015

Theatre

£10 preview; £17.50 7.15pm & 5pm; £17.50 7.15pm & 5pm; £15; £17.50 (£12.50; £12.50; £12.50) / 020 7478 0100

…and 12 more dates until 12 Apr 2015 back to top