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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

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

Laughing Horse Comedy Course

A two-day course teaching the basics of stand-up with help from professional comedians and comedy tutors.

The Mitre, London W2

Sat 15 Nov

£99 (£89) / 020 7262 5240

Lee Mack: Hit the Road Mack

Sharp one-liners and high energy banter from the BAFTA award-winning comic and star of Not Going Out and Would I Lie to You.

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Sat 6 Dec

£28.50 / 01702 351135

Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London W6

Sat 25 Oct

£27.50 / 0844 249 4300

Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

Sat 29 Nov

£27.50 / 0151 709 3789

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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

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£8–£16.50 / 01902 429212

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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

Leslie Amateur Dramatic Club

When Shirley Hornett accepts his marriage proposal, Able Seaman Albert Tufnell thinks he's the luckiest man alive. Until he meets her mum, that is. Emma Hornett rules her terraced roost with a rolling pin. There's no pleasing the woman and no point trying to reason with her either. No wonder husband Henry spends so much…

Rothes Halls, Glenrothes

Sat 8 Nov

£7 / 01592 611101

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

Z-Arts, Manchester

Sun 2 Nov

£7 (£5; £25) / 0161 226 1912

Little Howard's Big Show for Kids

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

Festival Drayton Centre, Market Drayton

Sun 2 Nov

£8.50 (Children £7; £28) / 01630 654444

Theatr Stiwt, Wrexham

Sat 1 Nov

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

The Questors Theatre, London W5

Sun 2 Nov

£13–£15 (£12–£14; Children £7–£8; £7–£8) / 020 8567 5184

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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

Sat 25 Oct

£5 / 0151 709 4988

Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

Fri 24 Oct

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

Sat 25 Oct

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

Sat 8 Nov

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

…and 2 more dates until 22 Nov

Malcolm Stent In The Afternoon

Stories, gags and guest acts.

Solihull Arts Complex

Tue 11 Nov

£10 / 0121 704 6962

The Man Of Mode: Acting Musical Theatre

  • Written by: George Etherege

Though written in 1676, George Etherege's comedy of 'bad' manners exposes a time when reverence for wealth and celebrity characterised a fashion-driven London society.

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Wed 26 Nov

£10 / 01332 255800

Thu 27 Nov

£10 / 01332 255800

Martin Neely

Martin has swept chimneys with Burt in Mary Poppins, drove flying cars in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and made a train set come to life in Starlight Express.

Lauderdale House, London N6

Sun 23 Nov

£13 (£11) / 020 8348 8716

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Me And My Girl: Tynemouth Amateur Operatic Society

With a host of hilarious characters, witty one-liners and several toe-tapping, uplifting songs (including the famous Lambeth Walk, The Sun Has Got His Hat On and Leaning On A Lamp Post) Me and My Girl is a sublime and sunny treat for all fans of musical comedy.

Playhouse Whitley Bay

Sat 28 Feb 2015

£15 (£13) / 0844 248 1588

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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Mrs Hudson’s Christmas Corker

Ed Gaughan directs Bob and Barry Cryer's comical spin-off of Conan Doyle's Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, which presents the detective's landlady's perspective.

Wilton's Music Hall, London E1

Wed 3 Dec

£20–£35 / 020 7702 2789

Sat 6 Dec

£20–£35 / 020 7702 2789

Wed 10 Dec

£20–£35 / 020 7702 2789

…and 6 more dates until 31 Dec

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 25 Oct

Donations welcome / 0141 553 0840

My Summer With Daley Thompson

A Work in Progress show that revisits 80s schooldays, terrible job choices and childish escapades with Lizzy Galbraith.

The King's Arms, Salford

Sat 1 Nov

Studio 1

£3 / 0161 832 3605

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#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
…and 2 more dates until 23 Dec

#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

Neighbourhood Watch: Harrogate Dramatic Society

  • Written by: Alan Ayckbourn

A classic Ayckbournian mix of edgy comedy and acute social observation laced with some typically ill-advised romantic malarkey, when an innocent mistake on an estate leads to an alarming escalation of events as the residents of the Blubell Hill development take extreme measures to protect themselves.

Harrogate Theatre

Sat 8 Nov

£11–£14; £11 / 01423 502116

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

Sat 25 Oct

£15–£85 / 0845 505 8500

Wed 29 Oct

£15–£85 / 0845 505 8500

Sat 1 Nov

£15–£85 / 0845 505 8500

…and 21 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Neville's Island: Lighted Fools Theatre Company

  • Directed by: Richard Parish
  • Written by: Tim Firth

Four out-of-condition, middle-aged businessmen sent off on a team-building exercise in the Lake District succeed in being the first people ever to get shipwrecked on an island on Derwentwater.

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Sat 25 Oct

£13 / 01483 440000

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