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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

Waterstones, Yeovil

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 01935 479832

WHSmith, Manchester

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0161 834 8300

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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.

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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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

Wed 22 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Thu 23 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

Fri 24 Oct

£8 / 0844 4155 228

…and 2 more dates until 26 Oct

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

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 23 Oct

£25–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

Sat 25 Oct

£25–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

Sun 26 Oct

£25–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

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Voila! Festival

A week-long bilingual festival celebrating French and English theatre, featuring a series of cabaret performances, theatre productions, puppet shows and more.

The Cockpit, London NW8

Fri 7 Nov

Prices vary / 020 7258 2925

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 25 Oct

£50 / 0131 556 6040

Sun 26 Oct

£50 / 0131 556 6040

Sat 1 Nov

£50 / 0131 556 6040

…and 75 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

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

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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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

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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

Sat 25 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

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

…and 4 more dates until 15 Nov

Hay Fever

  • Written by: Noel Coward

Noel Coward's famous comedy about a quiet weekend in the country that turns out to be an exhausting and hilarious debacle.

Palace Theatre, Southend-on-Sea

Sat 1 Nov

£12 (£10.50)

  • 15:00 Hay Fever Palace Theatre, Southend-on-Sea

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

Noises Off

  • Written by: Michael Frayn

Michael Frayn's multi-award-winning farce about a group of hapless actors putting on a play.

The Octagon Theatre, Bolton

Fri 5 Jun 2015

£10–£26.50 / 01204 520661

Wed 10 Jun 2015

£10–£26.50 / 01204 520661

Sat 13 Jun 2015

£10–£26.50 / 01204 520661

…and 6 more dates until 4 Jul 2015

The Picture Of Doreen Gray

Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding of LipService, present their latest comedy, in which a glamorous radio show host and television presenter finds her youthful looks are questioned during a school reunion.

Oldham Coliseum Theatre

Wed 22 Oct

£11–£19.50 / 0161 624 2829

Sat 25 Oct

£11–£19.50 / 0161 624 2829

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Sat 8 Nov

£10–£21.50 / 01723 370541

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The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice

  • Directed by: Val Wilson
  • Written by: Jim Cartright

In this heart-warming tale shy Little Voice spends most of her time hidden away with her late father's record collection, perfecting her astonishing impersonations. Her extraordinary talent remains a secret until she is overheard by a local talent scout, who determined to make the big time, sets about creating the show of…

Derby Theatre

Sat 1 Nov

£10.50–£22.50 / 01332 593939

Sun 9 Nov

£10.50–£22.50 / 01332 593939

Urinetown The Musical

  • Directed by: Jamie Lloyd
  • Written by: lyrics)

In a city set in the future, suffering from a drought of terrible proportions, a business tycoon has made his vast wealth through monopolising all the public toilets. This place is not the place to get caught short and if you do, you will be sent to a place where no-one has ever returned from. Urinetown. Musical comedy…

Apollo Theatre, London W1D

Thu 23 Oct

£19.50–£59.50 / 0844 482 9671

Sat 25 Oct

£19.50–£59.50 / 0844 482 9671

Thu 30 Oct

£19.50–£59.50 / 0844 482 9671

…and 27 more dates until 24 Jan 2015

Creative Innovation Centre CIC, Taunton

Thu 23 Oct

£19.50–£59.50 / 01823 337477

Sat 25 Oct

£19.50–£59.50 / 01823 337477

Thu 30 Oct

£19.50–£59.50 / 01823 337477

…and 27 more dates until 24 Jan 2015

Wyrd Sisters: East Essex Players

  • Written by: Terry Pratchett

Fantasy based on Terry Pratchett's novel. Things are not going well for the kingdom of Lancre. The king has been murdered, his tyrannical cousin has taken the throne, the land is dying and the crown is missing. It`s up to three witches, Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlic to save the day

Palace Theatre, Southend-on-Sea

Sat 15 Nov

Dixon Studio

£10.50–£11.50

A 21st Century Tea Dance

Hail back to decades gone by at this family dance, comedy and theatre event, with regular host Ida Barr.

The Albany, London SE8

Tue 4 Nov

£5 / 020 8692 4446

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 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

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

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

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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

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 / 0844 875 0073

Albert Einstein: Relativitively Speaking

A performance lecture in which the character of Albert Einstein explains his most famous theory, filled with science-themed jokes and puns.

The Customs House, South Shields

Thu 30 Oct

£10 (£8) / 0191 454 1234

Alex the Magician: Tricky Tricks

Fun and funny illusions from Alex the Magician, which will have the whole family in stitches.

Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre, Glasgow

Sat 25 Oct

£6.50 (£5.95) / 0141 339 6185

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