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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

The Questors Theatre, London W5

Sun 2 Nov

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

Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

Sat 8 Nov

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

Tue 11 Nov

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

Sat 22 Nov

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

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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

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

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

#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

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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 1 Nov

£15–£85 / 0845 505 8500

Wed 5 Nov

£15–£75 / 0845 505 8500

Sat 8 Nov

£15–£85 / 0845 505 8500

…and 19 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

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

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

On The Piste

  • Written by: John Godber

Four ski instructors based in Chamonix have to try to impress their pupils, both on and off-piste, in an updated version of John Godber's comedy.

Hull Truck Theatre

Sat 8 Nov

£15.50; £12; £18 (£12.50; £15) / 01482 323638

Sat 15 Nov

£15.50; £12; £18 (£12.50; £15) / 01482 323638

New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Sat 1 Nov

£14.50; £12–£21 (£10–£19) / 01782 717962

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Thu 20 Nov

£10–£24.50 / 01723 370541

Sat 22 Nov

£10–£24.50 / 01723 370541

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 (Children £9; £9; £9) / 01422 365998

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

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

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Thu 15 Jan 2015

Main Auditorium

£18; £16.50–£30.50; £20.50–£32.50 (£13.50–£27.50; £17.50–£29.50) / 01227 787787

Sat 17 Jan 2015

Main Auditorium

£18; £16.50–£30.50; £20.50–£32.50 (£13.50–£27.50; £17.50–£29.50) / 01227 787787

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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

Picture Ourselves In Latvia

  • Directed by: Alex Thorpe
  • Written by: Ross Howard

Ross Howard's contemporary, allegorical play challenges the impossible task of categorising people as either sane or insane. Directed by Alex Thorpe.

Finborough Theatre, London SW10

Tue 18 Nov

£4 / 020 7244 7439

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