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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

  • 15:30

Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Sat 25 Apr 2015

£26.50 / 01604 624 811

  • 16:30

Southbank Centre, London SE1

Sat 29 Nov

Queen Elizabeth Hall

£25.50 / 0844 875 0073

  • 16:00

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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 27 Sep

£30–£45 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 28 Sep

£30–£45 / 0141 248 3000

Sat 4 Oct

£30–£45 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 5 Oct

£30–£45 / 0141 248 3000

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.

Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold

Sat 4 Oct

Clwyd

£15–£18 (Children £13–£16; £13–£16; £13–£16) / 0845 330 3565

  • 14:30

New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Wed 15 Oct

£8.50–£25; £8.50–£22 NUS/unwaged/disabled/Over 60s; £5 under 16s/under 26; £8.50–£15; £8.50–£12 NUS/unwaged/disabled/Over 60s; £5 under 16s/under 26 / 01473 295 900

  • 14:30

New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Wed 15 Oct

£8.50–£25 / 01473 295900

  • 14:30 – 17:00

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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

Sat 27 Sep

£50 / 0131 556 6040

Sun 28 Sep

£50 / 0131 556 6040

Sat 4 Oct

£50 / 0131 556 6040

…and 83 more dates until 30 Aug 2015

Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton

Fri 23 Jan 2015

Blue Lounge

£42.50 inc meal / 0131 556 6040

  • 13:30

Sat 24 Jan 2015

Blue Lounge

£42.50 inc meal / 0131 556 6040

  • 13:30

Sun 25 Jan 2015

Blue Lounge

£42.50 inc meal / 0131 556 6040

  • 13:30

Wales Millennium Centre / Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru, Cardiff

Sat 27 Sep

£42–£45; £55 / 0131 556 6040

  • 12:00

Stones In His Pockets

  • Directed by: Ian McElhinney
  • Written by: Marie Jones

The multi-award winning comedy by Marie Jones in which two actors play 15 characters between them, from two cheeky lads intent on stardom to a Hollywood starlet.

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Tue 23 Sep

£14.50–£22.50 ( £12–£20; £12–£20; Children £10 under 16s; Children £10 ages 16-26) / 0116 242 3595

  • 14:15
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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.

Addington Park, Croydon

Wed 1 Oct

£10–£18 / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30

Thu 2 Oct

£10–£18 / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30

Fri 3 Oct

£10–£18 / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30
…and 2 more dates until 5 Oct

Danson Park, Bexleyheath

Tue 7 Oct

£10–£18 / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30

Wed 8 Oct

£10–£18 / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30

Thu 9 Oct

£10–£18 / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30
…and 3 more dates until 12 Oct

People's Park, Jersey

Wed 24 Sep

£12–£26 (Children £10–£18) / 0844 4155 228

  • 16:45

Thu 25 Sep

£12–£26 (Children £10–£18) / 0844 4155 228

  • 16:45

Fri 26 Sep

£12–£26 (Children £10–£18) / 0844 4155 228

  • 16:45
…and 2 more dates until 28 Sep

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

  • 17:00

Ferneham Hall, Fareham

Sun 26 Oct

£22.50 / 01329 231942

  • 17:00

Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Sun 9 Nov

£20 ( £15) / 01253 290190

  • 17:00

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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.

Duchess Theatre, London WC2B

Thu 25 Sep

£23.50–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

Sat 27 Sep

£23.50–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

Sun 28 Sep

£23.50–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

…and 56 more dates until 1 Feb 2015

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

  • 16:00

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Sat 8 Nov

£21.50 / 01483 440000

  • 14:30

Austentatious: An Improvised Novel

  • 4 stars

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

Harrogate Theatre

Sat 11 Oct

£12.50 / 01423 502116

  • 16:00

Theatre Royal, Winchester

Sun 5 Oct

£14; £12.50 disabled ( £12.50; £12.50; £12.50; Children £12.50 under 16s) / 01962 840440

  • 15:00
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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

Colston Hall, Bristol

Sat 4 Oct

£27.50 / 0117 922 3686

Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London W6

Sat 25 Oct

£27.50 / 0844 249 4300

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Paul Merton: Only When I Laugh

Known for his intelligent and surreal humour, Paul Merton's appearances on Have I Got News For You have seen him become an artfully rebellious fixture for over 25 years. This is an evening of laughter as he takes us on an evocative journey from his working-class Fulham childhood to the present day.

Waterstones, Leadenhall Market, London EC3V

Thu 25 Sep

Free / 020 7220 7882

Book signing only.

  • 12:30 – 13:30

Stu and Garry's Free Improv Show

Regular freestyle comedy wizards Stuart Murphy and Garry Dobson fire up the imagination with another slice of improv action.

The Stand, Edinburgh

Sun 28 Sep

Free / 0131 558 7272

  • 13:30

Sun 5 Oct

Free / 0131 558 7272

  • 13:30

Sun 12 Oct

Free / 0131 558 7272

  • 13:30
…and 4 more dates until 9 Nov

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 12 Oct

£4 / 0844 335 8879

  • 15:00

Sun 9 Nov

£4 / 0844 335 8879

  • 15:00

Legally Blonde The Musical: Wolverhampton Musical Comedy Company

The romantic comedy Legally Blonde in musical form. Protagonist Elle Woods follows her ex-boyfriend to law school to win him back but with the help of friends she discovers her own, new, path.

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Wed 11 Mar 2015

£8–£16.50 / 01902 429212

  • 14:30

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£8–£16.50 / 01902 429212

  • 14:30
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Spamalot

  • Directed by: Christopher Luscombe
  • Written by: music)

The Knights of the Round Table-spoofing musical from the Monty Python, written by Eric Idle and John Du Prez.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Wed 15 Apr 2015

£10.50–£30

Sat 18 Apr 2015

£10.50–£30

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Thu 23 Apr 2015

£10.50–£32.50 / 08441 717620

Sat 25 Apr 2015

£10.50–£32.50 / 08441 717620

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Wed 18 Mar 2015

£10.50–£33 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 21 Mar 2015

£10.50–£33 / 0844 871 3014

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…and at 2 other places

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

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

Sat 18 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

  • 14:30

Tue 21 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

  • 14:30

Sat 25 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

  • 14:30
…and 4 more dates until 8 Nov

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

  • 14:30

Breeders

  • Directed by: Tamara Harvey
  • Written by: Ben Ockrent

Andrea and her wife Caroline, with their seemingly perfect life, want a baby. They come up with the idea of asking Jimmy, Andrea's brother, to help them. A modern family comedy written by Ben Ockrent, featuring Tamzin Outhwaite, Jemima Rooper and Nicholas Burns.

St James Theatre, London SW1E

Thu 25 Sep

£15–£49.50 / 0844 264 2140

  • 14:30

Sat 27 Sep

£15–£49.50 / 0844 264 2140

  • 14:30

Thu 2 Oct

£15–£49.50 / 0844 264 2140

  • 14:30

Sat 4 Oct

£15–£49.50 / 0844 264 2140

  • 14:30
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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

He Had Hairy Hands

  • 4 stars

Kill The Beast presents a dark comedy about a town experiencing werewolf attacks, featuring special visuals and original music.

The New Diorama Theatre, London NW1

Sat 4 Oct

£13.50 (£12.50) / 0844 209 0344

  • 15:30

Sat 11 Oct

£13.50 (£12.50) / 0844 209 0344

  • 15:30

Islands

  • Written by: Caroline Horton

The Bush Theatre, London W12

Wed 21 Jan 2015

£19.50; £15 / 020 8743 5050

  • 14:30

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£19.50; £15 / 020 8743 5050

  • 14:30

Wed 28 Jan 2015

£19.50; £15 / 020 8743 5050

  • 14:30
…and 7 more dates until 21 Feb 2015

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

  • 14:30

Thu 12 Feb 2015

£14–£30 / 01865 305305

  • 14:30

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£14–£30 / 01865 305305

  • 14:30

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Thu 9 Oct

£15–£35; £15–£30 / 01223 503333

  • 14:30

Sat 11 Oct

£15–£35; £15–£30 / 01223 503333

  • 14:30

The Duke Of York's Theatre, London WC2N

Sat 27 Sep

£20–£59.50 / 0845 505 8500

Sat 4 Oct

£20–£59.50 / 0845 505 8500

Sat 11 Oct

£20–£59.50 / 0845 505 8500

…and 15 more dates until 17 Jan 2015

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Kevin Bridges in Conversation

Does what it says on the tin – comedian Kevin Bridges, you guessed it, in conversation.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sat 11 Oct

£23 / 0141 353 8000

With Colin Murray.

  • 12:30
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