Afternoon events, Comedy

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Billy Smart's Circus

This all human performance includes a trapeze act, acrobats, jugglers, aerialists and a fire tricks, all soundtracked by a live band.

Ealing Common, London W5

Sun 26 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

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

Sun 26 Oct

£25–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

Thu 30 Oct

£25–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

Sat 1 Nov

£25–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

…and 42 more dates until 1 Feb 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

Waterstones, Yeovil

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 01935 479832

WHSmith, Cardiff

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 029 2039 0088

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An Evening with Pam Ayres

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

CAST, Doncaster

Sun 16 Nov

£20 / 01302 303959

Ferneham Hall, Fareham

Sun 26 Oct

£22.50 / 01329 231942

Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Sun 9 Nov

£20 ( £15) / 01253 290190

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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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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 22 Nov

£13–£23 / 0151 709 4321

Sat 29 Nov

£13–£23 / 0151 709 4321

Sat 6 Dec

£13–£23 / 0151 709 4321

…and 6 more dates until 17 Jan 2015

Abigail’s Party

  • Directed by: Suba Das
  • Written by: Mike Leigh

It's 1977. Beverly, former beautician and devout Tom Jones fan, is throwing a little party for her neighbours: newlyweds Tony and Angela, and divorcee Sue…

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Tue 28 Oct

£10 Preview; £20; £10 Preview; £18; £18; £20 ( £17.05; £17.05; £15.50; £15.50; £15.50; £15.50; £17.05; £17.05; Children £10 under 16s… / 0116 242 3595

Sat 1 Nov

£10 Preview; £20; £10 Preview; £18; £18; £20 ( £17.05; £17.05; £15.50; £15.50; £15.50; £15.50; £17.05; £17.05; Children £10 under 16s… / 0116 242 3595

Tue 4 Nov

£10 Preview; £20; £10 Preview; £18; £18; £20 ( £17.05; £17.05; £15.50; £15.50; £15.50; £15.50; £17.05; £17.05; Children £10 under 16s… / 0116 242 3595

Sat 8 Nov

£10 Preview; £20; £10 Preview; £18; £18; £20 ( £17.05; £17.05; £15.50; £15.50; £15.50; £15.50; £17.05; £17.05; Children £10 under 16s… / 0116 242 3595

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.

Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Sat 8 Nov

£16 / 01604 624 811

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

Theatre Royal, Bath

Sun 2 Nov

£17.50–£22.50 / 01225 448844

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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 / 0844 875 0073

Fascinating Aida: Charm Offensive

The satirical cabaret trio – Dillie Keane, Adèle Anderson and Liza Pulman – take their new show on tour.

Theatre Royal, Bath

Sun 26 Oct

£17.50–£19.50 / 01225 448844

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Sat 8 Nov

£21.50 / 01483 440000

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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

Sun 26 Oct

£50 / 0131 556 6040

Sat 1 Nov

£50 / 0131 556 6040

Sun 2 Nov

£50 / 0131 556 6040

…and 74 more dates until 30 Aug 2015

Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton

Fri 23 Jan 2015

Blue Lounge

£42.50 inc meal / 0131 556 6040

Sat 24 Jan 2015

Blue Lounge

£42.50 inc meal / 0131 556 6040

Sun 25 Jan 2015

Blue Lounge

£42.50 inc meal / 0131 556 6040

Chris O’Dowd and Nick Murphy

Director Nick Murphy and writer/funny man Chris O'Dowd discuss their new book, Moone Boy.

Dulwich Books, London SE21

Tue 28 Oct

£6 entry and a copy of the book (Entry only £3) / 020 8670 1920

The Importance Of Being Earnest: The Norwich Players

  • Directed by: Jeffrey Davies
  • Written by: Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde's satire targeting the Victorian upper-class, directed by Jeffrey Davies.

Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich

Sat 1 Nov

£12; £8 (£10; £10; £5) / 01603 620917

James Campbell's Comedy 4 Kids

The master of kids' comedy presents a show packed with proper laughs, without the rude bits. For ages 6+.

The Wave Centre, Maryport

Sun 26 Oct

£6 / 01900 811450

The Pavilion Theatre, Weymouth

Sat 15 Nov

£14; £14 ( £11.50; Children £11.50 under 18s) / 01305 783225

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Unidentified Item In The Bagging Area

  • Directed by: Louise Shephard
  • Written by: Sarah Simmonds

This outrageous and dark comedy by Sarah Simmonds explores the pursuit of one's own happiness in a close up, candid look at the unfair, undeniable and really shit parts of the human condition that keep us together and tear us apart, probably at the same time

Old Red Lion, London EC1V

Sun 26 Oct

£11–£16.50 / 020 7833 3053

Sat 1 Nov

£11–£16.50 / 020 7833 3053

Sun 2 Nov

£11–£16.50 / 020 7833 3053

Sat 8 Nov

£11–£16.50 / 020 7833 3053

Fully Committed

  • Directed by: Mark Setlock
  • Written by: Becky Mode

Sam Peliczowski, currently resting from acting, finds himself in demand as he currently hosts the reservation phone line for the top Manhattan restaurant. So he finds himself having to satisfy his boss, z-list celebrities and wannabes, as well as famous socialites, as well as trying to sort out his own career. Kevin…

The Menier Chocolate Factory, London SE1

Sun 26 Oct

£20 preview, 'The Sooner You Book, The Better The Price', over three booking periods, Jul 16-31, Aug 1-Sep 2 and from Sep 3; £27.50 Premium Seats… / 020 7378 1713

Sat 1 Nov

£20 preview, 'The Sooner You Book, The Better The Price', over three booking periods, Jul 16-31, Aug 1-Sep 2 and from Sep 3; £27.50 Premium Seats… / 020 7378 1713

Sun 2 Nov

£20 preview, 'The Sooner You Book, The Better The Price', over three booking periods, Jul 16-31, Aug 1-Sep 2 and from Sep 3; £27.50 Premium Seats… / 020 7378 1713

…and 3 more dates until 15 Nov

Jay Foreman's Disgusting Songs for Revolting Children (and Other Funny Stories)

Musical comedy, plus silly stories and poems from the acclaimed comic in a family friendly performance.

The Pound Arts Centre, Corsham

Tue 28 Oct

£6 (£5; £20) / 01249 701628

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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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

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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

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

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Thu 15 Jan 2015

Main Auditorium

£18; £16.50–£30.50; £20.50–£32.50 (£13.50–£27.50; £17.50–£29.50) / 01227 787787

Sat 17 Jan 2015

Main Auditorium

£18; £16.50–£30.50; £20.50–£32.50 (£13.50–£27.50; £17.50–£29.50) / 01227 787787

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69 Shades Of Black

Former Steps pop band member Faye Tozer stars in an adult comedy responding to the erotic novel Fifty Shades Of Grey.

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Sun 7 Jun 2015

The Beacon Theatre

£20 / 01475 723723

Dave Gorman Gets Straight to the Point (The Powerpoint)

The comedian/writer/general brainbox's new tour is centred around on his trademark powerpoint presentations, with wit and hilarity in shedloads.

The Lowry, Salford

Sun 23 Nov

£21 / 08432 086000

The Erskine Ladies' Lunch

A 'snow belles' themed winter party, featuring a cocktail reception, three course lunch, wine and coffee, plus entertainment from Edward Reid, Andrew Merry and Nicola Cassells.

29 Private Members Club, Glasgow

Sun 23 Nov

£65 / 0141 225 5610

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.

Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

Thu 30 Oct

£22–£28 / 01242 572573

Sat 1 Nov

£22–£28 / 01242 572573

Richmond Theatre

Wed 26 Nov

£10–£47.50 / 0870 060 6651

Sat 29 Nov

£10–£47.50 / 0870 060 6651

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