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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

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

  • 14:00

South Street Arts Centre, Reading

Sat 4 Oct

£8.70 / 0118 960 6060

  • 14:00

The Wave Centre, Maryport

Sun 26 Oct

£6 / 01900 811450

  • 14:00

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; 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

  • 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

Sat 20 Sep

£20–£85 / 0845 505 8500

Sat 27 Sep

£20–£59.50 / 0845 505 8500

Sat 4 Oct

£20–£59.50 / 0845 505 8500

…and 16 more dates until 17 Jan 2015

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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

  • 14:30

Snape Maltings Concert Hall

Sun 9 Nov

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

  • 13:15

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

  • 17:00

Kevin Bridges in Conversation

Does what it says on the tin – comedian Kevin Bridges, you guessed it, in conversation.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sat 11 Oct

£23 / 0141 353 8000

With Colin Murray.

  • 12:30

Kevin Bridges: We Need to Talk About …

The Glaswegian comedian signs copies of his new book, We Need To Talk about … Kevin Bridges.

ASDA, Edinburgh

Thu 18 Dec

Free / 0131 669 9151

  • 13:00

Overgate, Dundee

Fri 10 Oct

Free

  • 16:30

Waterstones, London E14

Thu 16 Oct

Free / 0843 290 8209

  • 12:30

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King Silly And Friends

Slapstick family entertainment with acrobats, magicians, jesters, jugglers and clowns.

Rotherham Civic Theatre

Sun 21 Sep

£10 (Family £32)

  • 14:00

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: 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 20 Sep

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

  • 14:15

Sun 21 Sep

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

  • 14:15

Sat 27 Sep

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

  • 14:15

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
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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 11 Oct

£99 / 020 7262 5240

  • 12:00 – 16:30

Sun 12 Oct

£99 / 020 7262 5240

  • 12:00 – 16:30

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

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

Colston Hall, Bristol

Sat 4 Oct

£27.50 / 0117 922 3686

Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London W6

Sat 25 Oct

£27.50 / 0844 249 4300

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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

  • 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
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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

  • 14:30

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

  • 15:00

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.

The Con Club, Lewes

Sat 11 Oct

£10; £9 mems; £8 under-16s ( £31) / 01273 473076

  • 14:30 – 16:15

Festival Drayton Centre, Market Drayton

Sun 2 Nov

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

  • 14:00

macrobert, Stirling

Sat 27 Sep

£12.50 / 01786 466666

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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

  • 17:00 – 18:00

Sat 25 Oct

£5 / 0151 709 4988

  • 17:00 – 18:00
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