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The Importance Of Being Earnest

  • Directed by: Kevin Moore
  • Written by: Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde's perennially popular comedy of manners set in the late Victorian era. Directed by Kevin More.

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Thu 4 Jun 2015

£16.50–£35; £19.50–£29 / 023 8071 1811

Sat 6 Jun 2015

£16.50–£35; £19.50–£29 / 023 8071 1811

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

Islands

  • Written by: Caroline Horton

The Bush Theatre, London W12

Wed 21 Jan 2015

£19.50; £15 / 020 8743 5050

  • 14:30 Islands The Bush Theatre, London

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£19.50; £15 / 020 8743 5050

  • 14:30 Islands The Bush Theatre, London

Wed 28 Jan 2015

£19.50; £15 / 020 8743 5050

  • 14:30 Islands The Bush Theatre, London
…and 7 more dates until 21 Feb 2015

Jack And Dean Live

YouTube mega-stars Jack Howard and Dean Dobbs take to the stage to present comedy shorts and sketches.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Sun 2 Nov

Downstairs

£15 / 020 7478 0100

James Campbell's Comedy 4 Kids

The master of kids' comedy presents a show packed with proper laughs, without the rude bits. For ages 6+.

The Atkinson, Southport

Sat 25 Oct

£8 (Children £6) / 01704 533333

The Wave Centre, Maryport

Sun 26 Oct

£6 / 01900 811450

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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; Children £4.50) / 01383 602302

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

Jenny Eclair In Stand Up For Women

Jenny Eclair, Lucy Porter, Luisa Omielan, Shazia Mirza and a host of other comedians are standing up for women.

The Comedy Store, London SW1Y

Sat 15 Nov

£18 / 0844 871 7699

Jess Conrad Meets Norman Wisdom

The 1960s pop idol presents an afternoon of great foot-tapping hits alongside Glenn M. Ford, the official Norman Wisdom lookalike.

The Camberley Theatre

Fri 21 Nov

£12 (£10) / 01276 707600

Jimmy Cricket: Value For A Tenner Show

Clean-cut and traditional humour from the Irish stand-up.

Plaza, Stockport

Sun 25 Jan 2015

£10 (Children £2.50) / 0161 477 7779

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Snape Maltings Concert Hall

Sun 9 Nov

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

Kabaret Neo-Nowka

The Neo-Nowka cabaret are known for creating distinct and sophisticated characters which often are the mirror of the Polish mentality, virtues and vices.

Berry Theatre, Southampton

Sat 8 Nov

£22 / 01489 799499

Katsura Sunshine, Sit Down Comedy: Japanese Style!

Traditional Japanese comedy performed in the Rakugo style.

The Comedy Store Manchester

Sat 22 Nov

£12 ( £10) / 0870 593 2932

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

Thu 18 Dec

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

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

Sat 20 Dec

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

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

…and 9 more dates until 11 Jan 2015

Kraken

  • Written by: Trygve Wakenfield

Trygve Wakenfield's performance starts with a brilliant, elasticized strip-tease entrance that confirms Marx's dictum of history repeating itself, first as tragedy then as farce. Kraken is a masterpiece of absurd sensibility that follows its own zany logic.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Sat 10 Jan 2015

£10; £17.50; £15 (£15; £12.50) / 020 7478 0100

  • 16:00 Kraken Soho Theatre, London

Sat 17 Jan 2015

£10; £17.50; £15 (£15; £12.50) / 020 7478 0100

  • 16:00 Kraken Soho Theatre, London
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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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

Lucky Numbers

The award-winning Newcastle comedy farce centred around a cantankerous, forgetful gran in possession of a winning lottery ticket, makes a welcome stop home as it enjoys productions around the world.

The Customs House, South Shields

Thu 23 Oct

£15; £26 inc meals (£14) / 0191 454 1234

Malcolm Stent In The Afternoon

Stories, gags and guest acts.

Solihull Arts Complex

Tue 11 Nov

£10 / 0121 704 6962

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