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Allan Stewart's Big Big Variety Show

Allan Stewart presents his big variety show featuring Grant Stott, Andy Gray, Paul Zerdin and more.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 9 Apr 2015

£25 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 11 Apr 2015

£25 / 0131 529 6000

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

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

Beached

A comedy about Arty, the world's fattest teenager. At 63 stone, he is a young man literally going nowhere. All that is set to change when a reality TV crew moves in to ruthlessly document Arty's transformation from bedridden walrus to trousered sophisticate.

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Sat 1 Nov

£10 preview; £12 (£11) / 01227 787787

  • 14:00 Beached The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Bouncers

  • Written by: John Godber

John Godber's classic comedy of life on the door in the early 90s, in which four actors play around 30 characters between them.

Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

Thu 22 Jan 2015

Phone for prices / 01242 572573

  • 14:00 Bouncers Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
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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

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

The Addams Family – A New Musical Comedy

The weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life in an original story of 'The Addams Family'.

New Hall, Tiverton

Sat 6 Dec

£8.50 (Children £6.50) / 01884 255 823

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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Andrew Ryan’s Sunday Service

An afternoon of stand-up.

The Comedy Store Manchester

Sun 2 Nov

£5 / 0870 593 2932

Stand-up, music and conversation with Andrew Ryan and guests.

£5–£7 (£1–£3; £3–£5) / 0870 593 2932

Stand-up, music and conversation with Andrew Ryan and guests.

Sun 7 Dec

£5 / 0870 593 2932

Andrew Ryan introduces the best comedians from the country, including local folk.

£5–£7 ( £1–£3) / 0870 593 2932

Andrew Ryan introduces the best comedians from the country, including local folk.

Anything Goes

New production of Cole Porter's classic musical comedy about romance and hi-jinks on the high seas featuring the rich sounds of a live orchestra and a sensational cast.

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Thu 28 May 2015

£28–£44.75 / 028 9024 0411

Sat 30 May 2015

£28–£44.75 / 028 9024 0411

Baby it's Cold Outside

  • Directed by: Martin Lynch
  • Written by: Brenda Murphy

New comedy from award-winning playwright, Brenda Murphy tells the story of pregnancy and a bizarre love triangle and stars Jo Donnelly, Kerri Quinn, Tanya Thompson and Kevin Elliott.

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Fri 6 Mar 2015

£16.50–£24.50 / 028 9024 0411

Sat 7 Mar 2015

£16.50–£24.50 / 028 9024 0411

Bad Jews

  • Directed by: Michael Longhurst
  • Written by: Joshua Harmon

A vicious comedy written by Joshua Harmon, where in a cramped apartment in Manhattan, family members start quarrelling about faith and legacy.

St James Theatre, London SW1E

Thu 15 Jan 2015

£10–£30 / 0844 264 2140

  • 14:30 Bad Jews St James Theatre, London

Sat 17 Jan 2015

£10–£30 / 0844 264 2140

  • 14:30 Bad Jews St James Theatre, London

Thu 22 Jan 2015

£10–£30 / 0844 264 2140

  • 14:30 Bad Jews St James Theatre, London
…and 11 more dates until 28 Feb 2015

Barbara Nice's Countdown To Christmas

Join local housewife superstar Mrs Barbara Nice in a seasonal selection box of fun and frolics. Barbara Nice is the comedy creation of Janice Connolly best known for her role as Holy Mary in Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights.

Komedia Brighton

Sun 14 Dec

£12 / 08452 938480

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Beauty And The Beast

A musical romance based on the timeless tale or a village girl who meets a bewitched prince and whose love is the only thing that can change him back to his true form.

Festival Drayton Centre, Market Drayton

Sat 6 Dec

£8.50 (Children £7; £29) / 01630 654444

The Wave Centre, Maryport

Sat 27 Dec

£10; £30 adv (Children £8; £32) / 01900 811450

Sun 28 Dec

£10; £30 adv (Children £8; £32) / 01900 811450

The Belfast Tattoo 2015

Military bands take to the arena to perform at the third annual event.

Odyssey Arena, Belfast

Sat 5 Sep 2015

£33–£43.50 / 028 9073 9074

Bentley Strangetrousers & The Holly & The Ivan

I Hear Voices Theatre Company presents its traditional, seasonal audio adventure; freshly de-classified from the top-secret, tinsel-bedecked files

Colchester Arts Centre

Sat 20 Dec

£7 / 01206 500900

Black Adder Goes Forth: Newport Playgoers Society

Set in the trenches of the First World War, follow the attempts made by Blackadder to escape and avoid certain death. Also featuring iconic characters General Melchett, Baldrick, George and Darling.

Dolman Theatre, Newport

Sat 16 May 2015

£12.50; £12.50 (£11; £8.50; £8.50) / 01633 251338

Bush Fest Comedy Festival 2015 Hollybush Cradley Heath

comedy festival near birmingham. "bush fest" hollybush cradley heath. real ale served. 50+ acts.

Holly Bush Ale House, Cradley Heath, Birmingham

Sat 18 Jul 2015

Free

Sun 19 Jul 2015

Free

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Cash On Delivery

  • Written by: Michael Cooney

A production of Michael Cooney's riotous farce about a man who has pocketed thousands of pounds through fraudulent DSS claims.

Palace Theatre, Southend-on-Sea

Thu 11 Dec

Dixon Studio

£12 (£11)

Sat 13 Dec

Dixon Studio

£12 (£11)

Charming - A Farcical Fairy Tale

Four French princes, not quite of the charming type, bet to confirm that the first among them to marry will take the crown. They have to overcome, however, a misplaced shoe, a lady of an uncertain age, an ex-friend who is persistent, and the prospective in-laws. A witty alternative to the pantomime fayre from…

Old Red Lion, London EC1V

Sat 13 Dec

£11; £15; £11 (£12; £12) / 020 7833 3053

Sun 14 Dec

£11; £15; £11 (£12; £12) / 020 7833 3053

Sat 20 Dec

£11; £15; £11 (£12; £12) / 020 7833 3053

…and 4 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Chimera

Taking its inspiration from real science, Chimera is a frightening, funny, and fascinating ride about a girl who has inherited a rare medical condition.

Gate Theatre, London W11

Sat 29 Nov

£10 / 020 7229 0706

  • 15:00 Chimera Gate Theatre, London

Sat 6 Dec

£10 / 020 7229 0706

  • 15:00 Chimera Gate Theatre, London

Sat 13 Dec

£10 / 020 7229 0706

  • 15:00 Chimera Gate Theatre, London
…and 2 more dates until 20 Dec

Chorna Haathma Chaavi - Marriage is a Gamble

This hilarious plot is full of romantic twists and turns that will have keep you fixated. This thought provoking feel-good comedy is all about love and marriage and destiny. Performed in Gujarati & English.

The Drum, Birmingham

Sun 23 Nov

£10 / 0121 333 2444

Christmas Comedy Shows

Hysterical gags and observational humour courtesy of Jonny Awsum, Harriet Dyer & Philberto, with Barry Dodds compering.

The Frog & Bucket, Manchester

Fri 19 Dec

£12; £28 inc meals; £37 inc meals; £39 inc meals / 0161 236 9805

Toby Hadoke presents Phil Walker and Alex Boardman who present their own observations and witty banter.

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