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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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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

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

…and 118 more dates until 5 Sep 2015

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

Lee Mack: Hit the Road Mack

Sharp one-liners and high energy banter from the BAFTA award-winning comic and star of Not Going Out and Would I Lie to You.

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Sat 6 Dec

£28.50 / 01702 351135

Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

Sat 29 Nov

£27.50 / 0151 709 3789

Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

Sun 30 Nov

£27.50 / 0115 989 5555

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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 / 01422 365998

The Tommy Cooper Show

A celebration of the popular comedian with clips from his best-loved shows and musical accompaniment.

Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Sat 31 Jan 2015

Walker Theatre

£14 / 01743 281281

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

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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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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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

Thu 27 Nov

£11.50–£14.06 / 0141 357 6200

Fri 28 Nov

£11.50–£14.06 / 0141 357 6200

Sat 29 Nov

£11.50–£14.06 / 0141 357 6200

52 Shades of Maggie (Dirty Dancing in the pub)

Written by Leesa Harker The loveable Maggie Muff is back with a bang in the highly anticipated sequel to 51 Shades of Maggie. The dust has settled in the estate after the shenanigans of Maggie’s last adventure and now she and her idiot sidekick, Big Sally-Ann, are planning a birthday party in the pub. Big…

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Sat 23 May 2015

The Beacon Theatre

£20 / 01475 723723

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

The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy: Theatre Academy

A musical comedy based on characters created by cartoonist Charles Adams.

Embassy Theatre, Skegness

Sat 7 Feb 2015

£12 (Children £9; £37) / 0845 674 0505

The Addams Family: Knowle Musical Society

  • Written by: Rick Elise

Family comedy written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elise. Morticia and Gomez Addams want to continue living amongst death, pain and suffering as they always have. But there is a change in their plans as their beloved Wednesday, the ultimate princess of darkness, falls in love with a smart young man from a respectable…

Solihull Arts Complex

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£10–£16 / 0121 704 6962

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Al Murray

Al Murray makes a career out of satirising the British booze culture and in doing so he comes across as quite a larger lout. Audiences will no doubt be surprised then to learn that he originally studied history at Oxford. It was around this time that he started writing for Week Ending and Spitting Image. He toured with…

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£26.50 / 01702 351135

Nottingham Playhouse

Sun 1 Mar 2015

£26.50 / 0115 941 9419

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London SE1

Sat 29 Nov

£25.50 / 0844 875 0073

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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

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

‘Allo ‘Allo

Written by David Croft and Jeremy Lloyd Allo' Allo' the stage play has all the favourite characters and all the humour of one of the most popular and successful TV comedies.

Rhodes Arts Complex And Bishop's Stortford Museum

Sat 14 Feb 2015

Rhodes Theatre

£15 (£12.50) / 01279 651746

Andrew Ryan’s Sunday Service

An afternoon of stand-up.

The Comedy Store Manchester

Sun 7 Dec

£5 / 0870 593 2932

Andrew Ryan introduces the best comedians from the country, including local folk.

£5–£7 ( £1–£3) / 0870 593 2932

Andrew Ryan introduces the best comedians from the country, including local folk.

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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

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

Bad Jews

  • Directed by: Michael Longhurst
  • Written by: Joshua Harmon

A vicious comedy written by Joshua Harmon, where in a cramped apartment in Manhattan, family members start quarrelling about faith and legacy.

St James Theatre, London SW1E

Thu 15 Jan 2015

£10–£30 / 0844 264 2140

  • 14:30 Bad Jews St James Theatre, London

Sat 17 Jan 2015

£10–£30 / 0844 264 2140

  • 14:30 Bad Jews St James Theatre, London

Thu 22 Jan 2015

£10–£30 / 0844 264 2140

  • 14:30 Bad Jews St James Theatre, London
…and 11 more dates until 28 Feb 2015

Barbara Nice's Countdown To Christmas

Join local housewife superstar Mrs Barbara Nice in a seasonal selection box of fun and frolics. Barbara Nice is the comedy creation of Janice Connolly best known for her role as Holy Mary in Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights.

Komedia Brighton

Sun 14 Dec

£12 / 08452 938480

The Barry Wise Wise Tour of Soho

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

Soho Square, London W1D

Sat 29 Nov

£15

Sat 6 Dec

£15

Sat 13 Dec

£15

Sat 20 Dec

£15

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