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50 Shades! The Musical. The Original Parody

  • 4 stars

Edinburgh Book Club The international smash parody is a sexy, hilarious send up of the greatest novel ever, Fifty Shades of Grey. 'Exuberant and entertaining. Delivers the goods' (New York Times, Critics' Pick). 'Funny and raunchy' (New York Post). 'Hilarious' (Cosmopolitan Magazine). 'Filthy and funny. In other words…

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Main Hall

£15 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Main Hall

£15 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Main Hall

£15 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Main Hall

£13 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

21 Things You Should Know About Toronto's Crack-Smoking Mayor

  • 3 stars

DeCo. Productions He’s admitted to smoking crack. He’s been drunk in public. He’s the mayor of Toronto and his supporters adore him. But when one woman’s passionate defence of the world’s most scandalous politician goes horribly (and hilariously) wrong, will her faith waver? Toronto Fringe Festival favourites DeCo.

Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

International 2

£8.50 (£7.50) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

International 2

£8.50 (£7.50) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

International 2

£8.50 (£7.50) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

300 to 1

  • 3 stars

Panesh Prods / PBH's Free Fringe New play. A schoolboy re-enacts the macho homoerotic war film 300 in his bedroom with Wilfred Owen as his Homeric scribe. Directed by award-winning Gareth Armstrong. Written and performed by Matt Panesh (AKA Monkey Poet). Contains spears, swords and underpants.

The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Chamber Room

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Chamber Room

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

10 Films with My Dad

  • 2 stars

Aidan Goatley / PBH Free Fringe How do fathers and sons communicate? For Aidan and his dad it was films. Find out how in 'the most, charming, happy and optimistic show you'll see' (FringeGuru.com). Now in its forth year! Possibly the odd swear. Nothing major. Age category: 14+

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Ballroom

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Ballroom

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The 3rd Sector

Pure Theatre LLP Inspired by real-life experiences. When employees Marlin and Josh discover their role in a corrupt corporate charity, can they reconcile their choices? This celebrity backed charity wants you to 'give a piece of yourself' - literally. But how much is enough? A darkly comic satire examining the ethics…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Bunker Two

£9.50 (£8.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Bunker Two

£9.50 (£8.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Bunker Two

£7.50 (£6.50) / 0131 556 6550

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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£1 Comedy Night

£1 Comedy night featuring a mixture of new and established acts trying out new material.

The Canalhouse, Nottingham

Wed 10 Sep

£1

  • 20:00 – 22:30

1 Murder, 3 Corpses

A woman tries to figure out what on earth happened last night after she finds herself accused of murder (in her PJs).

The Street, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Free / 0131 556 4272

  • 16:00 – 17:00

Sat 23 Aug

Free / 0131 556 4272

  • 16:00 – 17:00

10.10.10

Award-winning sketch duo Max and Ivan present ten stand-up performers to celebrate Artsdepot's 10th birthday, each performer ten minute sets.

Artsdepot, London N12

Fri 10 Oct

£10 / 020 8369 5454

  • 20:00

101 Comedy Club

101 Comedy / Laughing Horse Free Festival 'Funny. Fast. Free' ★★★★ (ThreeWeeks). Each night sees four experienced acts performing. All our comedians have been hand-picked from an ethical fair trade farm where they've been grown in only the finest organic dog poo. All of our fart jokes are sustainable due to our unique…

Laughing Horse @ The White Horse, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

The Back Room

Free / 0131 556 3403

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Back Room

Free / 0131 556 3403

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Back Room

Free / 0131 556 3403

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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11 Films to Happiness

Aidan Goatley / PBH's Free Fringe Do films give you joy? What films would be your celluloid nirvana? Join Aidan in his quest to see if his much-loved DVD collection can lead him to happiness. 'A riotously funny comedian' (BroadwayBaby.co.uk). Age category: 16+

Ciao Roma, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Downstairs

Free / 0131 557 3777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Downstairs

Free / 0131 557 3777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

The 1am Apesh*t Show

Jamali Maddix, Sam Golin & Gabriel Ebulue A hectic, anything-goes compilation show bringing you the cream of the comedy crop. It's at 1am. It's on a bus. It can't be missed. With regulars Jamali Maddix, Sam Golin and Gabriel Ebulue.

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Top Deck on The Comedy Bus

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Top Deck on The Comedy Bus

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Top Deck on The Comedy Bus

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Top Deck on The Comedy Bus

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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

  • 13:00 – 15:00

2Funy Comedy Show

Tasty stand-up from Will E, plus Kane Brown and Glenda Jaxson.

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Sat 29 Nov

£15 / 0116 242 3595

  • 19:45

30 Things To Do Before 30

In October Izzy's turning 30. To mark this milestone, she's set herself a list of 30 things to do, skills to learn and countries to visit by her birthday. Join her for a whimsical tale of growing up, trying new things and learning how not to fall off circus equipment.

George on the Bridge, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 19:45 – 20:45

Sat 23 Aug

Free, with a collection afterwards

Part of PBH's Free Fringe.

  • 19:45 – 20:45
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300 To 1

A schoolboy re-enacts the macho homoerotic war film 300 in his bedroom with Wilfred Owen as his Homeric scribe. Presented by Panesh Prods. Directed by award-winning Gareth Armstrong and written and performed by Matt Panesh.

The Burton Taylor Studio, Oxford

Thu 2 Oct

£10 (£8) / 01865 305305

  • 19:30

37 Years of Childhood

George Firehorse / Free Festival A unique blend of nonsense, magic, mayhem, physical comedy and wit. George has been winning audiences over with a visual, quirky act executed by a likeable and accessible performer. ‘A brilliant, mad, magician with great skills … an infectious smile and the most luxurious moustache…

Laughing Horse @ Ryrie's, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Upstairs

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Upstairs

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Upstairs

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

39 Steps

  • Written by: Nobby Dimon (Adaptation)

Patrick Barlow's hilarious adaptation of Britain's most spell-binding thriller.

The Playhouse, Sleaford

Tue 9 Dec

£8 (£7) / 0333 666 3366

  • 19:30

Wed 10 Dec

£8 (£7) / 0333 666 3366

  • 19:30

Thu 11 Dec

£8 (£7) / 0333 666 3366

  • 19:30
…and 2 more dates until 13 Dec

50 Shades of Red, White and Blue

  • Written by: Leesa Harker

A stage adaptation of writer Leesa Harker's Belfast-based spoof of Fifty Shades Of Grey.

The Braid: Ballymena Town Hall, Museum and Arts Centre

Tue 2 Sep

£15 / 028 2565 7161

  • 20:00

Wed 3 Sep

£15 / 028 2565 7161

  • 20:00

The Burnavon Arts Centre, Cookstown

Thu 4 Sep

£15 / 02886 769949

  • 20:00

Craic Theatre and Arts Centre, Dungannon

Sat 20 Sep

Phone for prices / 028 8774 1100

  • 20:00

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52 Pick Up

  • Written by: Rita Bozi

A production in which at the top of each show, the performers throw a deck of cards in the air. Each card has the title of a scene written on it, and the shape of the play is then determined by random chance as the cards are picked up throughout the story at regular intervals.

Theatre503, London SW11

Thu 28 Aug

£12 (£10) / 020 7978 7040

  • 19:45

Fri 29 Aug

£12 (£10) / 020 7978 7040

  • 19:45

Sat 30 Aug

£12 (£10) / 020 7978 7040

  • 15:00
  • 19:45
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69 Shades of Black

Starring Gail Porter as ‘Christina Black’ Boring, vanilla, Horlick's swiller William Shight’s most interesting trait has always been his snigger inducing name. Up until now that is! Since landing his dream job at one of the country’s top advertising agencies, things have taken a nipple twisting turn for the…

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Sun 7 Jun 2015

The Beacon Theatre

£20 / 01475 723723

69 Shades Of Black

Starring Gail Porter as Christina Black.

Baths Hall, Scunthorpe

Thu 23 Apr 2015

£20 / 0844 854 2776

  • 19:30

Kings Theatre, Portsmouth

Fri 22 May 2015

£18 / 02392 828282

  • 19:30 – 23:00

Playhouse Whitley Bay

Sat 6 Jun 2015

£20 / 0844 248 1588

  • 19:30

99 Club Leicester Square

Regular stand-up comedy.

Storm, London WC2H

Fri 22 Aug

£12.50 adv; £23 inc burger / 07760 488119

Established stand-up acts Joe Lycett and Matt Green take to the stage for an evening of laughter.

  • 20:30 – 22:30

Sat 23 Aug

£15 adv; £28 inc burger / 07760 488119

Established acts Matthew Osborn, Joe Lycett and Paddy Lennox take to the stage in an evening of laughter.

  • 20:30 – 22:30

Tue 26 Aug

£8 adv; £20 inc burger / 07760 488119

Established acts Andrew Bird and Bob Mills take to the stage in an evening of laughter.

  • 20:30 – 22:30
…and 20 more dates until 23 Sep

The Penthouse, London WC2H

Sat 23 Aug

£15 adv; £28 inc burger / 07760 488119

Anecdotes and observations from Ian Stone, plus Bob Mills and Gareth Berliner.

  • 20:00 – 22:00

The Queen's Head, London W1D

Sun 24 Aug

£12 adv / 020 7437 1540

Live stand-up performances from Brett Goldstein from BBC3's Uncle, newcomer Pat Cahill and TV regular Matt Green.

  • 20:30

Sun 31 Aug

£12 adv / 020 7437 1540

Another central London night from the 99 Club troupe in a little room above the Queen's Head pub with three great stand-up comedy acts to be announced.

  • 20:30

Sun 7 Sep

£12 adv / 020 7437 1540

Stand-up comedy night with Pierre Novellie the winner of Amused Moose Laugh-Off and Tom Allen as seen on BBC' Dr Who and C4 Big Brother's Big Mouth.

  • 20:30

Sun 14 Sep

£12 adv / 020 7437 1540

Stand-up comedy night with Rhys James as seen on Russell Howard's Good News and Mock The Week, Robert White a winner of the Malcolm Hardee Award for comic originality.

  • 20:30
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