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Best of Edinburgh Showcase Show

EdCom Productions. Whipping up a selection of top comedy acts into a delicious feast, and a new line-up every day, The Best Of Edinburgh Showcase Show is a great place to start your day. 'A perfect bite-size flavour of the festival – a must see' ★★★★ (ThreeWeeks 2009). 'A brilliant way to discover new talent.' ***…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Cabaret Bar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£11 (£9) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug

Bette Davis Ain't for Sissies

'I have two Oscars, not one but two'. Bdafs is a powerful one-woman show which takes place on the eve of the 1939 Academy Awards. Davis, upon finding out she will lose the Oscar to Vivien Leigh, leaves the ceremony and begins a journey through her memories. A piercing insight into the struggle of an actress who…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Studio Two

£9 (£8) / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 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

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Drama students from Fife College Relive the angst of young unrequited love, the nerves of amateur actors who have to perform for the Duke or risk being hanged, and the mischief and mayhem caused by the fairies. Be carried away to a woodland full of magic where anything could happen…

Edinburgh Elim

Tue 19 Aug

Mainstage

£8 (£5) / 0131 447 5086

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Mainstage

£8 (£5) / 0131 447 5086

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Abigail's Party: 2k Theatre Presents

Mike Leigh's comedy became a classic when it first appeared as a BBC Play For Today in 1977. It is hailed as a ruthlessly accurate observation of the pretensions of 1970s suburbia, a world obsessed with class and taste.

The Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Monkton Heathfield, Taunton

Sat 10 May

£12 / 01823 414141

  • 14:00
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Theatre Royal, Margate

Thu 15 May

£20 (£15) / 01843 292795

  • 14:00

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

The Addams Family

A comedy musical following the lives and exploits of the world's most famous Gothic family.

Angles Theatre And Arts Centre, Wisbech

Sat 16 Aug

£8 / 01945 474447

  • 14:30

The Addams Family: The People's Theatre Company

  • Written by: Marshall Brickman

Musical comedy based on the characters from the TV series.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 28 Jun

£15–£17.50 / 0131 529 6000

  • 14:30

The Admirable Crichton

J M Barrie's comic play about an aristocratic family and their servants stranded on a dessert island and forced to rethink the social order.

Pitlochry Festival Theatre

Sat 7 Jun

£15–£30 / 01796 484626

  • 14:00

Sat 21 Jun

£15–£30 / 01796 484626

  • 14:00

Wed 2 Jul

£15–£30 / 01796 484626

  • 14:00
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Alfie Moore: The Naked Stun

Anecdotal humour by the former police officer about his 18-year stint, exposing the hidden sides of crime investigation.

St Peter's Church, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Four

£6

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Four

£6

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Four

£6

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 25 Aug

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.

Amused Moose Comedy Awards

A M Entertainments in association with 2entertain. Grab your hot tickets to vote in this prestigious final alongside international comedy cognoscenti for breakthrough stars of tomorrow, with award-winning headliner and Marcel Lucont hosting. 2013's Top Ten Fringe comedy shows progress to the final after expert talent…

theSpace @ Symposium Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 17 Aug

Amphitheatre

£12.50 / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Ant & Dec's Takeaway On Tour!

Ant and Dec take their Saturday night extravaganza on tour – expect the usual glut of guests, prizes and audience participation.

LG Arena, Birmingham

Sun 10 Aug

£25 / 0844 338 8000

Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 6 Sep

£25 / 0844 493 6666

Sun 7 Sep

£25 / 0844 493 6666

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Sat 30 Aug

£32.50–£54.25 / 0844 856 0202

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April in Paris

A warm-hearted comedy about a married couple's first experience abroad.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 7 Aug

£10–£29.50

Sat 9 Aug

£10–£29.50

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Thu 21 Aug

£10–£29.50 / 08441 717620

Sat 23 Aug

£10–£29.50 / 08441 717620

Malvern Theatres

Wed 13 Aug

Festival Theatre

£14.50–£25 / 01684 892 277

  • 14:30

Sat 16 Aug

Festival Theatre

£14.50–£25 / 01684 892 277

  • 14:30

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Arms And The Man

  • Directed by: Emma Lucia

George Bernard Shaw's witty critique of naive idealism, following the amorous liaisons of young Raina and her fiance Sergius.

Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold

Sat 10 May

£10–£20; £13 Access Disabled persons and an escort / 0845 330 3565

  • 14:30

Sat 17 May

£10–£20; £13 Access Disabled persons and an escort / 0845 330 3565

  • 14:30

Sat 24 May

£10–£20; £13 Access Disabled persons and an escort / 0845 330 3565

  • 14:30

Austentatious: An Improvised Novel

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

Ritz and Connaught Cinema, Worthing

Sat 21 Jun

£14.50 (£12.50) / 01903 206206

  • 16:30

Barrel Of Laughs Wine Tasting And Comedy Night

A wine tasting and comedy evening featuring Carl Donnelly, Sarah Kendall, Pat Cahill and MC Mark Dolan.

Vinopolis, London SE1

Fri 6 Jun

£35 / 0870 241 4040

  • 14:00 – 23:00

The Bible: The Complete Word of God (Abridged)

Three cultural renegades from the Reduced Shakespeare Company lay their reductive paws on the holiest of books.

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Sat 19 Apr

£14–£16 / 020 8688 9291

  • 14:30

The Big Noise Festival

The Big Noise Festival is the very first arts and music event held in aid of The Big Issue Foundation, serving as a platform for emerging artists and local organisations.

The Bussey Building/CLF Art Cafe, London SE15

Sat 14 Jun

£15; £10–£13 adv / 020 7732 5275

  • 14:00 – 04:00
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Bits & Box

AndOn Theatre presents a short comedy drama about a man who longs to be a child again and escape the monotony of the daily grind.

Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames

Sat 19 Apr

£8 / 0844 482 1556

  • 12:00

Blackadder: Southend Drama Society

  • Written by: Ben Elton

Southend Drama Society will be commemorating 100 years since the start of the Great War by presenting three episodes of 'Blackadder Goes Forth' in the main auditorium of the Palace Theatre, Southend. 'Blackadder Goes Forth' is set in 1917 on the Western Front, in the trenches of the First World War. This incarnation of…

Palace Theatre, Southend-on-Sea

Sat 26 Jul

£15 (£14)

  • 15:00

Bless 'Em All

A nostalgic tribute to the armed forces of yesteryear in with music from 1940s that will bring a tear to every eye. Starring comedy entertainer Steve Barclay alongside ukulele player Andy Eastwood and singer Lucia Mattise. With full supporting cast of singers Jamie Steen and Mervyn Francis and the live music from the…

New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Thu 11 Sep

£13 / 0870 607 7533

Pavilion Theatre, Cromer Pier

Tue 6 May

£15 / 01263 512495

  • 14:30

Thameside Theatre, Grays

Thu 19 Jun

£12.50 / 0845 300 5264

  • 14:00

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Boeing-Boeing

A Parisian architect enjoys the best of all worlds by juggling three different fiancees, all air stewardesses on different routes, until his meticulous schedule is disrupted by a delayed flight.

Millennium Forum, Londonderry

Sat 14 Jun

£12; £14–£21.50 / 02871 264455

  • 15:00

Boiling Point

  • Written by: Rachel Barnett

Give It Some Room present Rachel Barnett's comedy about life and relationships, as viewed from the kitchen.

St Bride Foundation, London EC4Y

Tue 13 May

£7; £6 advance / 020 7353 3331

  • 13:00

Wed 14 May

£7; £6 advance / 020 7353 3331

  • 13:00

Thu 15 May

£7; £6 advance / 020 7353 3331

  • 13:00
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