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An Evening with Pam Ayres

A cosy evening of poetry, stories and incredible wit from the lady herself.

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Sun 29 Mar 2015

£22 / 023 8071 1811

Scouse Of The Antarctic

The Royal Court Christmas show is back and this time it's cooler than ever! A Russian and US submarine race to the North Pole to claim mineral rights. The last thing they expect to find when they get there is a scouser with a bobble hat on!

Royal Court Liverpool

Sat 20 Dec

£13–£23 / 0151 709 4321

Sat 27 Dec

£13–£23 / 0151 709 4321

Sat 3 Jan 2015

£13–£23 / 0151 709 4321

…and 2 more dates until 17 Jan 2015

Dirty Dancin In Le Shebeen

The dust has settled in the estate after the shenanigans of Maggie's last adventure and now she and her buck-eejit sidekick, Big Sally-Ann are planning a birthday party in the Shebeen.

The MAC, Belfast

Fri 16 Jan 2015

£12 ( £10) / 028 9023 5053

Sat 17 Jan 2015

£12 ( £10) / 028 9023 5053

Sun 18 Jan 2015

£12 ( £10) / 028 9023 5053

…and 3 more dates until 25 Jan 2015

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

WHSmith, North West England

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 0151 707 6606

Allan Stewart's Big Big Variety Show

Allan Stewart presents his big variety show featuring Grant Stott, Andy Gray, Paul Zerdin and more.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 9 Apr 2015

£25 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 11 Apr 2015

£25 / 0131 529 6000

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Give My Head Peace

Character filled stand-up with Tim McGarry featuring Ulster's favourite dysfunctional family.

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£12.25–£25.25 / 028 9024 0411

The Play That Goes Wrong

  • Directed by: Mark Bell
  • Written by: Henry Shields

Award winning company Theatre Mischief presents a play-within-a-play about an amateur dramatic society putting on a murder mystery production.

Duchess Theatre, London WC2B

Thu 18 Dec

£25–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

Sat 20 Dec

£25–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

Sun 21 Dec

£25–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

…and 109 more dates until 5 Sep 2015

Al Murray: One Man, One Guvnor

A brand new show from everyone's favourite bigoted landlord, Al Murray, star of Happy Hour. Please only cheer at the irony and stay in your house if you actually hate the French.

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£30 / 01702 351135

Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Sat 25 Apr 2015

£26.50 / 01604 624 811

Elephants

  • Written by: Rose Heiney

An evening of Christmas fun and festivity at Richard and Sally's house is overshadowed by the disaster that was last Christmas, and dark secrets and surprising revelations are in store. A comedy drama written by Rose Heiney.

Hampstead Theatre, London NW3

Sat 20 Dec

Hampstead Downstairs

£5; £12 (£10) / 020 7722 9301

Wed 24 Dec

Hampstead Downstairs

£5; £12 (£10) / 020 7722 9301

Sat 27 Dec

Hampstead Downstairs

£5; £12 (£10) / 020 7722 9301

…and 6 more dates until 17 Jan 2015

Ruby Wax: Sane New World

Ruby's new show is all about sanity and how we can cling onto it.

St James Theatre, London SW1E

Thu 5 Mar 2015

£20–£30 / 0844 264 2140

Sat 7 Mar 2015

£20–£30 / 0844 264 2140

Thu 12 Mar 2015

£20–£30 / 0844 264 2140

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£20–£30 / 0844 264 2140

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Eric and Little Ern

  • Directed by: Owen Lewis
  • Written by: Dick Hills

A tribute to the stage and screen duo, performed by Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens.

St James Theatre, London SW1E

Sat 20 Dec

£25–£56.25 / 0844 264 2140

Sun 21 Dec

£25–£56.25 / 0844 264 2140

Fri 26 Dec

£25–£56.25 / 0844 264 2140

…and 9 more dates until 11 Jan 2015

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

#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

Hay Fever: Oxford Theatre Guild

  • Written by: Noel Coward

Noel Coward's comedy drama set at a chaotic country house party during the 1920s.

Old Fire Station, Oxford

Sat 20 Dec

£13 (£11) / 01865 263980

Real Hoosewives Fae Glasgow

When Barbara from Bearsden finds out that an American TV producer is in town to find 'The Real Hoosewives fae Glasgow' she gets right on the case. Musical featuring 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun', 'I'm So Excited' and lots more.

Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 7 Feb 2015

£15–£18 / 0141 332 1846

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£15–£18 / 0141 332 1846

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The Addams Family: Peterborough Operatic & Dramatic Society

A Broadway musical comedy based on Charles Addams's cartoon strip about an extended family of macabre Gothic characters in their rundown home.

Key Theatre, Peterborough

Sat 28 Mar 2015

£15 / 01733 207239

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

Peter Pan Goes Wrong

  • Directed by: Adam Meggido
  • 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

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Wed 11 Feb 2015

£10–£23.50 / 08441 717620

Thu 12 Feb 2015

£10–£23.50 / 08441 717620

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£10–£23.50 / 08441 717620

Darlington Civic Theatre

Thu 5 Feb 2015

£17–£25.50 / 01325 486555

Sat 7 Feb 2015

£17–£25.50 / 01325 486555

Sun 8 Feb 2015

£17–£25.50 / 01325 486555

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Sex And The Three Day Week

  • Directed by: Serdar Bilis
  • Written by: Stephen Sharkey

Stephen Sharkey's farce about midlife crises, mistaken identities and misfiring sexual shenanigans, set in 1970s Britain. Philip is frustrated. While his wife Angela thinks he's past it, he wants to spend a night with Catherine from next door. When the naughty neighbours check in at the Paradise Hotel, it's a night to…

Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

Thu 18 Dec

£12–£25 / 0151 709 4776

Sat 20 Dec

£12–£25 / 0151 709 4776

Sat 27 Dec

£12–£25 / 0151 709 4776

…and 3 more dates until 10 Jan 2015

Liverpool Playhouse

Thu 18 Dec

£12–£25 / 0151 709 4776

Sat 20 Dec

£12–£25 / 0151 709 4776

Sat 27 Dec

£12–£25 / 0151 709 4776

…and 3 more dates until 10 Jan 2015

Simon Amstell: To Be Free

Stand-up and former Buzzcocks presenter with his acerbic, self-deprecating humour taking on freedom, suffering, forgiveness and other cheery topics.

The Lowry, Salford

Sun 15 Feb 2015

£22 / 08432 086000

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Baby it's Cold Outside

  • Directed by: Martin Lynch
  • Written by: Brenda Murphy

New comedy from award-winning playwright, Brenda Murphy tells the story of pregnancy and a bizarre love triangle and stars Jo Donnelly, Kerri Quinn, Tanya Thompson and Kevin Elliott.

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Fri 6 Mar 2015

£16.50–£24.50 / 028 9024 0411

Sat 7 Mar 2015

£16.50–£24.50 / 028 9024 0411

The Barry Wise Wise Tour of Soho

A Soho walking tour complete with street theatre and improvised comedy.

Soho Square, London W1D

Sat 20 Dec

£15

Charming - A Farcical Fairy Tale

Four French princes, not quite of the charming type, bet to confirm that the first among them to marry will take the crown. They have to overcome, however, a misplaced shoe, a lady of an uncertain age, an ex-friend who is persistent, and the prospective in-laws. A witty alternative to the pantomime fayre from…

Old Red Lion, London EC1V

Sat 20 Dec

£11; £15; £11 (£12; £12) / 020 7833 3053

Sun 21 Dec

£11; £15; £11 (£12; £12) / 020 7833 3053

Sat 27 Dec

£11; £15; £11 (£12; £12) / 020 7833 3053

…and 2 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Count Arthur Strong

Steve Delaney's deluded thespian creation returns with a new show.

The Lowry, Salford

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£18.50 / 08432 086000

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

  • Directed by: Jerry Mitchell
  • Written by: lyrics)

Robert Lindsay and Rufus Hound star in this West End production, based on the 1989 film.

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Wed 16 Sep 2015

£15.50–£49.50 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 19 Sep 2015

£15.50–£49.50 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 23 Sep 2015

£15.50–£49.50 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 26 Sep 2015

£15.50–£49.50 / 0844 871 3014

King's Theatre, Glasgow

Wed 24 Jun 2015

£15.50–£56.50 / 0844 871 7648

Sat 27 Jun 2015

£15.50–£56.50 / 0844 871 7648

Wed 1 Jul 2015

£15.50–£56 / 0844 871 7648

Sat 4 Jul 2015

£15.50–£56 / 0844 871 7648

Liverpool Empire Theatre

Wed 8 Jul 2015

£10–£45.50 / 0870 606 3536

Sat 11 Jul 2015

£10–£45.50 / 0870 606 3536

Wed 15 Jul 2015

£10–£45.50 / 0870 606 3536

Sat 18 Jul 2015

£10–£45.50 / 0870 606 3536

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