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One Man, Two Guvnors

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.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Wed 23 Jul

£15–£30; £12–£24; £15–£30; £17–£32.50 (£9.50–£30; £9.50–£30; £9.50–£30; £9.50–£30; Children £21–£25 under 18s) / 01274 432000

  • 14:00

Sat 26 Jul

£15–£30; £12–£24; £15–£30; £17–£32.50 (£9.50–£30; £9.50–£30; £9.50–£30; £9.50–£30; Children £21–£25 under 18s) / 01274 432000

  • 14:30

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 14 Aug

£10–£35

Sat 16 Aug

£10–£35

Birmingham Hippodrome

Wed 28 May

£19–£21.50 / 0844 338 5000

Sat 31 May

£19–£21.50 / 0844 338 5000

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…and at 6 other places

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.

Theatre At The Mill, Newtownabbey

Sat 26 Apr

£19–£23 / 028 9034 0202

  • 17:00 – 20:30

Catch 22

  • Directed by: Rachel Chavkin

Northern Stage presents Philip Arditti as Yossarian in Joseph Heller's stage adaptation of his own darkly humorous novel, in which the Second World War bombardier becomes enmeshed in the lethal absurdities of war. Directed by Rachel Chavkin. Not suitable for under 14s.

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Thu 22 May

The House

£13.50–£30; £22.50–£35 / 0121 236 4455

  • 14:00

Sat 24 May

The House

£13.50–£30; £22.50–£35 / 0121 236 4455

  • 14:00

The Burton Taylor Studio, Oxford

Thu 12 Jun

£11–£26.50 / 01865 305305

  • 14:30

Sat 14 Jun

£11–£26.50 / 01865 305305

  • 14:30

Derby Theatre

Wed 18 Jun

£14.50–£21.50; £10.50–£21.50; £16.50–£25.50 / 01332 593939

  • 14:30

Sat 21 Jun

£14.50–£21.50; £10.50–£21.50; £16.50–£25.50 / 01332 593939

  • 14:30

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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.

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Thu 22 May

£15–£25; £15–£20 / 01223 503333

  • 14:30

Sat 24 May

£15–£25; £15–£20 / 01223 503333

  • 14:30

Darlington Civic Theatre

Thu 19 Jun

£20–£24.50; £17 / 01325 486555

  • 14:00

Sat 21 Jun

£20–£24.50; £17 / 01325 486555

  • 14:30

Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

Wed 2 Jul

£17.50; £10 under 25s; £14.50–£20; £13–£20.50 disabled; £10 under 25s; £14.50; £10 under 25s; £14.50–£22; £13–£20.50 disabled; £10 under 25s… / 01323 412000

  • 14:30

Sat 5 Jul

£17.50; £10 under 25s; £14.50–£20; £13–£20.50 disabled; £10 under 25s; £14.50; £10 under 25s; £14.50–£22; £13–£20.50 disabled; £10 under 25s… / 01323 412000

  • 14:30

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Still Game

  • Cast: Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill

The stage version of Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill's TV sitcom of ageing disgracefully, starring Ford Kiernan as Jack Jarvis and Greg Hemphill as Victor McDade.

The SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Sat 20 Sep

£30–£45 / 0141 248 3000

  • 14:30

Sun 21 Sep

£30–£45 / 0141 248 3000

  • 14:30

Sat 27 Sep

£30–£45 / 0141 248 3000

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April in Paris

A warm-hearted comedy about a married couple's first experience abroad.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 7 Aug

£10–£29.50

Sat 9 Aug

£10–£29.50

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Thu 21 Aug

£10–£29.50 / 08441 717620

Sat 23 Aug

£10–£29.50 / 08441 717620

Derby Theatre

Sat 28 Jun

£10.50–£15.50; £14.50–£21.50; £16.50–£21.50 (£11.50–£13.50; £16.50–£19.50; £19.50–£23.50) / 01332 593939

  • 14:30

Thu 3 Jul

£10.50–£15.50; £14.50–£21.50; £16.50–£21.50 (£11.50–£13.50; £16.50–£19.50; £19.50–£23.50) / 01332 593939

  • 14:30

Sat 5 Jul

£10.50–£15.50; £14.50–£21.50; £16.50–£21.50 (£11.50–£13.50; £16.50–£19.50; £19.50–£23.50) / 01332 593939

  • 14:30
…and 2 more dates until 12 Jul

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Ruby Wax: Sane New World

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

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 (£12) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 7 Aug

An Evening with Pam Ayres

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

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Sun 29 Jun

£19.50 / 01892 530613

  • 17:00

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Fri 8 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Ferneham Hall, Fareham

Sun 26 Oct

£22.50 / 01329 231942

  • 17:00

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Things We Do For Love

  • Directed by: Laurence Boswell

Natalie Imbruglia stars in Alan Ayckbourn's farce.

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Thu 8 May

£15–£35; £15–£30 / 01223 503333

  • 14:30

Sat 10 May

£15–£35; £15–£30 / 01223 503333

  • 14:30

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Thu 12 Jun

£10–£34 / 08441 717620

Sat 14 Jun

£10–£34 / 08441 717620

New Theatre, Cardiff

Thu 15 May

£10–£30; £9.50–£22.50; £12–£32.50 / 029 2087 8889

  • 14:30

Sat 17 May

£10–£30; £9.50–£22.50; £12–£32.50 / 029 2087 8889

  • 14:30

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Uncle Varick

A play where 60s London collides with remote Scotland.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 8 May

£16.50–£25 / 0131 529 6000

  • 14:30

Sat 10 May

£16.50–£25 / 0131 529 6000

  • 14:30
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Stewart Lee: A Room With A Stew: Work In Progress

Subversive and deconstructive humour as the stand-up and former comedic partner of Richard Herring works on new material.

The Stand, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Main Space

£10 (£9) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Main Space

£10 (£9) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Main Space

£10 (£9) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 25 Aug

The Ghost Train

  • Written by: Arnold Ridley

Dad's Army star Arnold Ridley's classic supernatural chiller, set amongst a group of stranded passengers on a deserted railway station.

Theatre Royal, Windsor

Wed 11 Jun

£10–£34.50 / 01753 853888

  • 14:30

Thu 12 Jun

£10–£34.50 / 01753 853888

  • 14:30

Sat 14 Jun

£10–£34.50 / 01753 853888

  • 16:45

Blofeld and Baxter – Memories of Test Match Special

The cricket commentators talk about their careers and stories from their trips around the world.

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

QueenDome

£9 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

QueenDome

£9 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

QueenDome

£9 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 24 Aug

Casual Encounters

Nologo Productions presents the tale of a couple who decide to spice up their marriage – with unexpected consequences.

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Theatre 1

£5 (£4) / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Theatre 1

£5 (£4) / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Theatre 1

£7 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 16 Aug

Captain Amazing

  • Directed by: Clive Judd
  • Written by: Alistair McDowall

Clive Judd directs Mark Weinman in Alistair McDowall's humorous and poignant solo drama about a boy who thinks his dad is a superhero.

Live Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 10 May

£10–£14 (£5; £10–£12) / 0191 232 1232

  • 14:00

Thu 15 May

£10–£14 (£5; £10–£12) / 0191 232 1232

  • 14:00

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Sat 26 Apr

Upstairs

£10; £15 (£12.50) / 020 7478 0100

  • 14:00

Sat 3 May

Upstairs

£10; £15 (£12.50) / 020 7478 0100

  • 14:00
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Special Measures

  • Written by: Mark Davies Markham

Mark Davies Markham's comedy drama with a Northern Soul soundtrack, set in a primary school which has been judged as failing by Ofsted. Not suitable for under 14s due to strong language.

Royal Court Liverpool

Sat 26 Apr

£12; £15; £20 / 0151 709 4321

  • 14:00

Wed 30 Apr

£12; £15; £20 / 0151 709 4321

  • 14:00

Sat 3 May

£12; £15; £20 / 0151 709 4321

  • 14:00

Austentatious: An Improvised Novel

An irreverent show performed in period costume, borne from suggestions from the audience.

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

QueenDome

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

QueenDome

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

QueenDome

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

Ritz and Connaught Cinema, Worthing

Sat 21 Jun

£14.50 (£12.50) / 01903 206206

  • 16:30

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

'Sybil', 'Basil' and 'Manuel' recreate the chaotic John Cleese sitcom experience, while you enjoy a three course dinner. Nope, doesn't sound very safe to us, either. Booking is essential.

The Charing Cross Hotel, London WC2N

Sat 26 Apr

£47 / 0131 556 6040

Sun 27 Apr

£47 / 0131 556 6040

Sat 17 May

£47 / 0131 556 6040

…and 31 more dates until 31 Aug

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Sun 4 May

Elgar Room

£67.30 / 0845 401 5045

Virginia Ironside: Growing Old Disgracefully

  • Directed by: Nigel Planer
  • Written by: Virginia Ironside

Scamp Theatre presents the agony columnist Virginia Ironside in her autobiographical solo show. Directed by Nigel Planer.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

Studio One

£9 (£8) / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 12 Aug

Studio One

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

Studio One

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 24 Aug

The Cemetery Club: Halifax Thespians

  • Written by: Ivan Menchell

Ida, Lucille and Doris are part of a club: the cemetery club. Every month they meet at Ida's New York house for tea, and then trundle off to the cemetery to remember the good times and gossip with their late husbands.

The Playhouse, Halifax

Sat 10 May

£11 (£9) / 01422 365998

  • 14:30
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A Play, a Pie and a Pint: The Queen Of Lucky People

Black comedy about a new retiree discovering the joys of social networking. Ticket includes a pie and a pint.

Òran Mór, Glasgow

Thu 24 Apr

£10–£25 / 0141 357 6200

Fri 25 Apr

£10–£25 / 0141 357 6200

Sat 26 Apr

£10–£25 / 0141 357 6200

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Tue 29 Apr

£12 / 0131 228 1404

  • 13:00

Wed 30 Apr

£12 / 0131 228 1404

  • 13:00

Thu 1 May

£12 / 0131 228 1404

  • 13:00
…and 2 more dates until 3 May

Tony Law: Enter The Tonezone

Surreal and energetic humour from the inventive Canadian stand-up and 2012 Chortle Best Breakthrough Act award-winner.

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Stand III

£9 (£8) / 0131 558 7272

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Stand III

£11 (£8) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Stand III

£11 (£8) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Andy Zaltzman: Satirist For Hire

Political satire from the writer and radio regular.

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV, Edinburgh

Wed 13 Aug

Stand III

£9 (£8) / 0131 558 7272

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 14 Aug

Stand III

£10 (£9) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 15 Aug

Stand III

£10 (£9) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 24 Aug

Best of Edinburgh Showcase Show

EdCom Productions. Whipping up a selection of top comedy acts into a delicious feast, and a new line-up every day, The Best Of Edinburgh Showcase Show is a great place to start your day. 'A perfect bite-size flavour of the festival – a must see' ★★★★ (ThreeWeeks 2009). 'A brilliant way to discover new talent.' ***…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Cabaret Bar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£11 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug

Bugsy Malone

A performance of the famous musical set in New York 1929 as a war rages between two rival gangsters, Fat Sam and Dandy Dan.

Groundlings Theatre, Portsmouth

Sat 26 Apr

£14 (£12; Children £10; £5) / 023 9273 7370

  • 14:00
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