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A Midsummer Night's Dream

  • Written by: William Shakespeare

Propeller's production of Shakespeare's magical play.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 17 Apr

£14–£29.50 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 19 Apr

£14–£29.50 / 0131 529 6000

New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Thu 5 Jun

£15–£30 / 0870 607 7533

Theatre Royal, Brighton

Thu 12 Jun

£15–£30 / 0870 060 6650

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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.

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Sun 20 Apr

£16.50–£24.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 14:30

Mon 21 Apr

£16.50–£24.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 14:30

Theatre At The Mill, Newtownabbey

Sat 26 Apr

£19–£23 / 028 9034 0202

  • 17:00 – 20:30

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

Thu 17 Apr

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

  • 14:00

Sat 26 Apr

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

  • 14:00

My Obsession

Mick Perrin Worldwide Paul Merton joins Suki Webster in this superb new comedy play about a stand-up meeting his number one fan. Thirty minutes of obsessive fun somehow packed into half an hour. Written by Suki Webster. Directed by John Nicholson. Paul Merton: ‘Razor sharp wit’ (Daily Telegraph). ‘The best in the…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Upstairs

£5 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Upstairs

£5 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Upstairs

£5 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 15 more dates until 16 Aug

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 back to top

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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The Addams Family

A musical comedy based upon characters created by Charles Addams, which depict a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all things macabre. With music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice.

The Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare

Sat 2 Aug

£14.50 (Children £11 under 18s) / 01934 645544

  • 14:30

Amused Moose Comedy Awards Gangshow

A M Entertainments in association with 2entertain. Grab your hot ticket to talent-spot future stars amongst this year's Amused Moose Laugh Off crop of industry approved discoveries. Plus some who are already rather famous and featured in our past decade of sell-out Hot Starlet showcases. Every Gangshow is unique so…

theSpace @ Symposium Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 10 Aug

Amphitheatre

£9 / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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

Ferneham Hall, Fareham

Sun 26 Oct

£22.50 / 01329 231942

  • 17:00

LOLympics Live - Free

Bronston Jones, Martin Mor and Guests Each day different international acts compete for comedy gold. Our laugh-letes can't run, jump or even walk well… But they will make you laugh. Hosted again this year by Bronston Jones and Martin Mor! Age category: PG

Laughing Horse @ City Café, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe

Free / 0131 220 0125

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe

Free / 0131 220 0125

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe

Free / 0131 220 0125

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 15 more dates until 17 Aug back to top

Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe

Assembly George Square Studios Just arrived? Then this legendary showcase is just for you. See carefully researched live extracts from eight top shows in a packed 90 minute lunchtime extravaganza. And every day there is a different selection for you. Just pick the shows you like and then go and see them. Simple!

St Peter's Church, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

One

£11 (£10)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

One

£11 (£10)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

One

£11 (£10)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 24 Aug

Mitch Benn: Don't Believe a Word

Mitch Benn I'm Mitch Benn and I'm a sceptic. But don't take my word for it. Or indeed anybody's. For anything. Join me for some post lunch pragmatism, daytime doubt and afternoon agnosticism as I debunk myths, expose nonsense, undermine woo and slaughter sacred cows*, while examining the very nature of knowledge itself…

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Stand III

£9 (£8) / 0131 558 7272

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Stand III

£10 (£9) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Stand III

£10 (£9) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 24 Aug

My Sister Says I'm Special

Jules Maxine / Free Festival Love, life, families, losing weight and things that make us happy. Jules Maxine shares her unique comic take on these and more in an hour of life-affirming laughter. Jules talks about the things we care about - relationships, sex, reality TV, social media, winning the lottery, payday loans…

West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Upstairs

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Upstairs

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Upstairs

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

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

…and 3 more dates until 5 Oct

Why Is John Lennon Wearing a Skirt?

Claire Dowie's comedy of sexual stereotyping, taking in gender roles, school discos dress codes from one young woman who just wants to be a Beatle.

The Crescent Theatre, Birmingham

Sat 19 Apr

£10.50 / 0121 643 5858

  • 14:00
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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

Playing Mortal Kombat Guarantees You Inner Calm

Dominic Berry / PBH's Free Fringe As seen poeting on Channel 4 and BBC, Dominic Berry (winner of New York's Nuyorican Poets Café Slam and Manchester Literature Festival's Superheroes of Slam) brings video game-inspired lyrics and laughs plus special guest poet Dave Viney (Working Verse, Manchester's Bang Said The Gun…

The Royal Oak, Edinburgh

Tue 19 Aug

The Royal Oak

Free / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 20 Aug

The Royal Oak

Free / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

The Royal Oak

Free / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Royal Oak

Free / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tube Orchestra Challenge

Shaun Buswell / PBH's Free Fringe In 2012, Shaun Buswell started a musical challenge to create an orchestra made up of musicians he met as strangers whilst travelling on the London Underground. He had until 12th December 2012 to complete this task and then perform with this orchestra of strangers at a top London venue.

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

Main Space

Free / 0131 226 4224

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Main Space

Free / 0131 226 4224

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

Main Space

Free / 0131 226 4224

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 13 Aug

Tubespotting

Geoff Marshall / PBH's Free Fringe Does Geoff have an unhealthy obsession with the London Tube? He likes to think so, but please don’t call him a train spotter. Instead, revel in the story of this metrosexual’s passion with the Tube and how over 12 years of Tube challenging has led him to struggle to understand why he…

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Thu 14 Aug

Main Space

Free / 0131 226 4224

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 15 Aug

Main Space

Free / 0131 226 4224

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 18 Aug

Main Space

Free / 0131 226 4224

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 22 Aug

Up Pompeii: Corn Exchange Theatre Players

Based on the original Frankie Howerd BBC comedy, a hilarious romp through ancient Pompeii. Senator Ludicrus Sextus's slave, Lurcio attempts to deliver his prologue, he is quickly caught up in the myriad of sexual liaisons. Whilst growing chaos ensues, an increasing rumbling is heard in the distance what could that…

Stamford Corn Exchange Theatre Company & Theatre Lounge

Sat 26 Apr

£8 (£6) / 01780 766455

  • 14:30
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When We Are Married: Harrogate Dramatic Society

  • Written by: J B Priestley

J B Priestley's comedy drama in which three well-to-do West Yorkshire couples, married on the same day, at the same church, and by the same vicar, join to celebrate 25 years of blissful matrimony. Disaster strikes with the shocking revelation that the vicar who married them wasn't actually licensed.

Harrogate Theatre

Sat 7 Jun

Harrogate Theatre Main House

£10 / 01423 502116

  • 14:30

Yeti

Gary From Leeds / PBH's Free Fringe Get on board for a close encounter with an antisocial species. Performance poet Gary From Leeds, from Leeds, presents 50 minutes of comic verse and silliness about finding the yeti within, and without, in Leeds and other places. This is not your average poetry show. ‘Totally out…

The Royal Oak, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

The Royal Oak

Free / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

The Royal Oak

Free / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

The Royal Oak

Free / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 16 more dates until 23 Aug

50 Shades of Red, White and Blue

The story of lovable Maggie Muff and her search for love, featuring laugh-out-loud characters such as big Sally Ann, Sinead the Greener and of course, the mysterious Mr Red White and Blue himself.

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Fri 29 Aug

£22.50–£24.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 17:00

Sat 30 Aug

£22.50–£24.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 17:00

Bud: The Tell Theatre Company

A ferocious tour-de-force performance of this wonderfully written one-man show; a comedy following a farmer's reflections on his 20 years of marriage, that painfully reveals shocking revelations.

The Warren, Brighton

Mon 5 May

The Burrow

£9.50 (£8)

  • 17:00

Sat 17 May

The Burrow

£9.50 (£8)

  • 14:00

Sun 18 May

The Burrow

£9.50 (£8)

  • 14:00

The Cult of Comedy

Laugh your socks off with this mixed line-up of comics from the UK and abroad. Hosted by Sameena Zehra.

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Yurt Locker

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Yurt Locker

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Yurt Locker

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 14 more dates until 17 Aug back to top