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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 29 Nov

£13–£23 / 0151 709 4321

Sat 6 Dec

£13–£23 / 0151 709 4321

Sat 13 Dec

£13–£23 / 0151 709 4321

…and 5 more dates until 17 Jan 2015

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

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 11 Dec

£12–£25 / 0151 709 4776

Sat 13 Dec

£12–£25 / 0151 709 4776

Thu 18 Dec

£12–£25 / 0151 709 4776

…and 5 more dates until 10 Jan 2015

Liverpool Playhouse

Thu 11 Dec

£12–£25 / 0151 709 4776

Sat 13 Dec

£12–£25 / 0151 709 4776

Thu 18 Dec

£12–£25 / 0151 709 4776

…and 5 more dates until 10 Jan 2015

The Hypochondriac

  • Directed by: Lindsay Posner
  • Written by: Moliere

Molière's medicinal piece about miserly Argan and his list of imaginary ailments is adapted by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and stars Tony Robinson.

Richmond Theatre

Wed 26 Nov

£10–£47.50 / 0870 060 6651

Sat 29 Nov

£10–£47.50 / 0870 060 6651

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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She Stoops To Conquer

  • Directed by: Conrad Nelson
  • Written by: Oliver Goldsmith

Conrad Nelson directs Oliver Goldsmith's romantic comedy set in the 18th century, following one young lady's plan to be wed.

Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

Sat 6 Dec

£10–£18; £6 under 26s / 01484 430528

The Lowry, Salford

Wed 10 Dec

Quays Theatre

£19–£23 / 08432 086000

Sat 13 Dec

Quays Theatre

£19–£23 / 08432 086000

York Theatre Royal

Thu 27 Nov

£10–£25 / 01904 623568

Sat 29 Nov

£10–£25 / 01904 623568

The Addams Family – A New Musical Comedy

The weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life in an original story of 'The Addams Family'.

New Hall, Tiverton

Sat 6 Dec

£8.50 (Children £6.50) / 01884 255 823

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

Thu 12 Feb 2015

£14–£30 / 01865 305305

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£14–£30 / 01865 305305

The Duke Of York's Theatre, London WC2N

Sat 29 Nov

£20–£59.50 / 0845 505 8500

Sat 6 Dec

£20–£59.50 / 0845 505 8500

Sat 13 Dec

£20–£59.50 / 0845 505 8500

…and 6 more dates until 17 Jan 2015

The Grand Theatre & Opera House, Leeds

Wed 3 Jun 2015

£18.50–£38 / 0844 848 2700

Sat 6 Jun 2015

£18.50–£38 / 0844 848 2700

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Altrincham Garrick Playhouse

Sat 29 Nov

£15 (£13; Children £13; £13; £11) / 0161 928 1677

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 27 Nov

£25–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

Sat 29 Nov

£25–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

Sun 30 Nov

£25–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

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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

£35 / 0844 264 2140

Sun 21 Dec

£35 / 0844 264 2140

Fri 26 Dec

£35 / 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

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

A Play A Pie & A Pint: The King's Kilt

When an American academic finds a lost diary in an Edinburgh B&B, he discovers it was written by Walter Scott around the time he was preparing Scotland for the arrival of George IV. The King needs a kilt to greet the people, but making the monarch one is proving more difficult that planned.

The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Thu 4 Dec

£10 / 01224 642230

Òran Mór, Glasgow

Mon 24 Nov

£9.50–£14.06 / 0141 357 6200

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

Glasgow Kids Comedy Club

Live comedy for younger fans, particularly those aged 8–12. Every month a selection of comedians tweaks their material for the toughest audience on the planet. No under 5s; all kids must be accompanied by an adult.

The Stand, Glasgow

Sun 7 Dec

£4 / 0844 335 8879

A festive wee Christmas special.

Sun 4 Jan 2015

£4 / 0844 335 8879

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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, Nottingham

Sat 6 Dec

Free / 0115 947 0772

WHSmith, North West England

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 0151 707 6606

The Saltire Spectacular

Celebrate the patron saint of Scotland with a line-up including Big Country, Bombskare, The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Fred Macaulay and Jo Caulfield. There's also face-painting, a fireworks display, children's activities and plenty of Scottish food and drink.

Carberry Tower, Musselburgh

Sun 30 Nov

Cancelled / 0131 665 3135

Part of Saltire.

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

Southbank Centre, London SE1

Sat 29 Nov

Queen Elizabeth Hall

£25.50 (£12.75) / 0844 875 0073

Anything Goes

New production of Cole Porter's classic musical comedy about romance and hi-jinks on the high seas featuring the rich sounds of a live orchestra and a sensational cast.

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Thu 28 May 2015

£28–£44.75 / 028 9024 0411

Sat 30 May 2015

£28–£44.75 / 028 9024 0411

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 13 Dec

Hampstead Downstairs

£5; £12 (£10) / 020 7722 9301

Sat 20 Dec

Hampstead Downstairs

£5; £12 (£10) / 020 7722 9301

Wed 24 Dec

Hampstead Downstairs

£5; £12 (£10) / 020 7722 9301

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The Green Bay Tree

Mordaunt Shairp's drama about a young man who must choose between the love of his fiancee and the lifestyle offered by his mentor.

Jermyn Street Theatre, London SW1Y

Sat 29 Nov

£22 (£18) / 020 7287 2875

Sun 30 Nov

£22 (£18) / 020 7287 2875

Sat 6 Dec

£22 (£18) / 020 7287 2875

…and 5 more dates until 21 Dec

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

#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

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

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

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

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Tynemouth Gang Show 2014

A show for all the family, performed by youth and adult members of Tynemouth Scout Association.

Playhouse Whitley Bay

Sat 29 Nov

£10; £11 / 0844 248 1588

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