Afternoon events, Comedy

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King Silly And Friends

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

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Mon 16 Feb 2015

Arnhem Gallery

£13.50 (Children £11.50) / 020 8688 9291

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

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 Ladykillers: The Little Theatre Company

  • Written by: Graham Lineham

Graham Lineham's adaptation of the classic Ealing comedy about a sweet little old lady who rumbles to the fact that the lodgings which she rents out have been invaded by gangsters.

Brewhouse Arts Centre, Burton-on-Trent

Wed 11 Mar 2015

£9 (£8) / 01283 508100

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 17 Jan 2015

£99 (£89) / 020 7262 5240

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£99 (£89) / 020 7262 5240

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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

Lend Me A Tenor: Pied Pipers

  • Written by: Ken Ludwig

A musical comedy in which the world's greatest operatic tenor unexpectedly pulls out of a show, leaving the struggling opera company to find a replacement at short notice.

ADC Theatre, Cambridge

Fri 3 Apr 2015

£14; £12 (£11; £9) / 01223 300085

Sat 4 Apr 2015

£14; £12 (£11; £9) / 01223 300085

Leslie Amateur Dramatic Club

Leslie Amateur Dramatic Club present Three One Act Plays. From the company that brought you The Accidental Death of an Accordionist, Scotland's oldest surviving drama club presents three one act plays. Anyone who has seen them perform will know that members excel comic timing. Prepare to be entertained as they perform…

Rothes Halls, Glenrothes

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£8 / 01592 611101

Little Howard's Big Show for Kids

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

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£7.50 (Children £1 under 1s) / 01227 769075

Key Theatre, Peterborough

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£7 / 01733 207239

Macbeth

  • Written by: William Shakespeare

Contemporary production of Shakespeare's drama created by Filter Theatre with composer Tom Haines.

Northcott Theatre, Exeter

Thu 5 Mar 2015

£14.50–£22.50; £14.50 (£2; £2; £8.50; £8.50) / 01392 493493

  • 13:30 Macbeth Northcott Theatre, Exeter

Sat 7 Mar 2015

£14.50–£22.50; £14.50 (£2; £2; £8.50; £8.50) / 01392 493493

  • 14:30 Macbeth Northcott Theatre, Exeter
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Malcolm Stent In The Afternoon

Stories, gags and guest acts.

Solihull Arts Complex

Mon 23 Feb 2015

£10 / 0121 704 6962

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

A Midsummer Nights Dream

A mixed programme of Shakespearean excerpts, including a one-man version of the Bard's comedy, improvisations on his texts and renditions of his most famous speeches.

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Tue 20 Jan 2015

£20 / 01902 429212

Milked

  • Written by: Simon Longman

Pentabus Theatre Company present a black comedy by Simon Longman.

The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£12 (£8) / 01392 434169

  • 14:00 Milked The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

Salisbury Playhouse

Sat 28 Feb 2015

£13.50; £9 under 25s / 01722 320333

  • 14:45 Milked Salisbury Playhouse

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

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

Sat 20 Dec

£20–£35 / 020 7702 2789

Wed 24 Dec

£20–£35 / 020 7702 2789

Sat 27 Dec

£20–£35 / 020 7702 2789

Wed 31 Dec

£20–£35 / 020 7702 2789

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

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 20 Dec

£15–£85 / 0845 505 8500

Mon 22 Dec

£15–£75 / 0845 505 8500

Tue 23 Dec

£15–£75 / 0845 505 8500

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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

Night at the Museum Marathon

  • US
  • Directed by: Shawn Levy
  • Cast: Ben Stiller

Spend a night at the cinema watching all three installments of Night at the Museum.

AMC Great Northern 16, Manchester

Sat 20 Dec

0161 817 3000

Sun 21 Dec

0161 817 3000

Mon 22 Dec

0161 817 3000

…and 2 more dates until 24 Dec

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 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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