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1920s Murder Mystery

An evening of comedy, songs, ludicrous accents set inside the cut-throat world of prohibition, gangsters and showgirls in 1920s New York.

Groundlings Theatre, Portsmouth

Sat 26 Apr

£24 inc refreshment / 023 9273 7370

  • 20:00

21st Century Vaudeville

An evening of stand-up comedy, variety, musical theatre, sketch, improv and more.

The Cavendish Arms, London SW8

Sun 1 Jun

£5 (in advance through the website £3.50) / 020 7498 7464

Adam Belbin - The Other Half of Next Year's Show

Adam Belbin / Free Festival. Thought I ought to nail down the other half of next year's show before next year comes around. An all new half-hour of comedy from the once-promising Adam Belbin. Ages 14+.

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Staff Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Staff Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Staff Room

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug

Abi Roberts: Twerk In Progress

Energetic banter, impressions, physical comedy and musical humour as the 2011 finalist in The Comedy Store's Costa Light competition tries out new material.

Etcetera Theatre, London NW1

Mon 19 May

£5.50 (£4.50) / 020 7482 4857

  • 19:30

Acqua Alta

Nonsuch Theatre in association with Create Theatre presents a religious satire in which Noah's Ark is re-imagined as the world's largest luxury cruise ship, complete with floating menagerie.

Create Theatre, Vision West, Nottinghamshire College, Mansfield

Sat 10 May

£11 (£9) / 01623 413363

  • 19:30
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5 Kilo Sugar

A theatrical mockumentary that follows the story of Gur Koren, who is sent on a mission that begins with sugar smuggling in the Second World War and ends in the bed of a junior lecturer of Eastern European history.

The Warren, Brighton

Tue 27 May

The Burrow

£9.50 (£8)

  • 20:30

Wed 28 May

The Burrow

£9.50 (£8)

  • 20:30

The Queen's Head, London W1D

Sun 27 Apr

£12; £19–£20 inc meal / 020 7437 1540

Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter.

  • 20:00 – 22:00

Sun 4 May

£12; £19–£20 inc meal / 020 7437 1540

Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter.

  • 20:00 – 22:00

Sun 11 May

£12; £19–£20 inc meal / 020 7437 1540

Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter.

  • 20:00 – 22:00
…and 3 more dates until 8 Jun

Abigail’s Party: The Lincoln Company

Mike Leigh's play became an instant classic when it first appeared in 1977 with its darkly comic setting of Essex nouveau-riche couples meeting up for a polite soiree while teenage punk Abigail gets her own party started a few doors down the road. While husband Laurence struggles to deal with his ever-demanding clients…

Lincoln Performing Arts Centre

Tue 10 Jun

£10 (£8; £5) / 01522 882000

  • 19:30

Accrington Pals: Rushen Players

  • Written by: Peter Wheelan

Peter Wheelan's comedy based on a group of friends from Accrington who fight together in the First World War.

Erin Arts Centre, Isle of Man

Wed 21 May

£8 (Children £1 under 18s) / 01624 832662

  • 20:00

Thu 22 May

£8 (Children £1 under 18s) / 01624 832662

  • 20:00

Fri 23 May

£8 (Children £1 under 18s) / 01624 832662

  • 20:00

Sat 24 May

£8 (Children £1 under 18s) / 01624 832662

  • 20:00

£1 Comedy Night

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

The Canalhouse, Nottingham

Wed 14 May

£1

  • 20:00 – 22:30

Wed 10 Sep

£1

  • 20:00 – 22:30
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Abi Roberts' Musical C.I.D

Energetic humour and chat exploring the music collections of stand-up comedians.

The Camden Head, London NW1

Mon 5 May

£5 ( £4) / 020 7485 4019

  • 19:30

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

Thu 8 May

£12 / 01823 414141

  • 19:30

Fri 9 May

£12 / 01823 414141

  • 19:30

Sat 10 May

£12 / 01823 414141

  • 19:30

Abigail’s Party: Frome Drama Club

  • Written by: Mike Leigh

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.

Merlin Theatre, Frome

Fri 2 May

£9 (£7.50) / 01373 465949

  • 19:45

Sat 3 May

£9 (£7.50) / 01373 465949

  • 19:45

Abigail’s Party: Guide Bridge Theatre

  • Directed by: John Rawson
  • Written by: Mike Leigh

Donna Summer is playing on the stereo. Dishes of cheese and pineapples are on the coffee table. The social get-together from hell is about to begin. Beverley and estate agent husband Laurence have invited round new neighbours Tony and Ange and nervous divorcee Sue, twitchy about the party her fifteen-year-old daughter…

Guide Bridge Theatre, Manchester

Mon 1 Sep

Phone for prices / 0161 330 8078

  • 19:45

Tue 2 Sep

Phone for prices / 0161 330 8078

  • 19:45

Wed 3 Sep

Phone for prices / 0161 330 8078

  • 19:45
…and 3 more dates until 6 Sep

Abigoliah Schamaun

Risque jokes and stunts from the New York comic.

Caroline Of Brunswick, Brighton

Tue 6 May

£5 (£4) / 01273 624434

  • 19:45 – 20:45
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Abnormally Funny People

Sketches, songs and film clips from the group.

Artsdepot, London N12

Sat 31 May

Studio Theatre

£12 (£10) / 020 8369 5454

  • 20:00

About a Heist

Two Irish gem thieves embark on an audacious heist in this bizarre, dark comedy. Presented by Second Impression.

The Lectern, Brighton

Wed 14 May

£8 (£7) / 01273 685258

Part of Brighton Fringe.

  • 21:00 – 10:00

Thu 15 May

£8 (£7) / 01273 685258

Part of Brighton Fringe.

  • 21:00 – 10:00

Fri 16 May

£8 (£7) / 01273 685258

Part of Brighton Fringe.

  • 21:00 – 10:00

Sat 17 May

£8 (£7) / 01273 685258

Part of Brighton Fringe.

  • 21:00 – 10:00

Absolute Improv

Influenced by the like of Whose Line is it Anyway? and Fast and Loose, ToBeContinued take audience suggestions, no matter how silly, and transform myriad ideas into fast-paced improvised comedy.

Caroline Of Brunswick, Brighton

Sat 3 May

£6 / 01273 624434

  • 19:45 – 20:45

Mon 5 May

£6 / 01273 624434

  • 19:45 – 20:45

theSpaces on the Mile, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Space 2

£6 / 0845 508 8316

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Space 2

£10 (£9) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Space 2

£9 (£8) / 0845 508 8316

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 23 Aug

The Tron, Edinburgh

Thu 24 Apr

£5 (£3) / 0131 225 3784

  • 19:00 – 20:00

Thu 1 May

£5 (£3) / 0131 225 3784

  • 19:00 – 20:00

Thu 8 May

£5 (£3) / 0131 225 3784

  • 19:00 – 20:00
…and 3 more dates until 29 May

The Actor’s Lament (Over 12s)

A comedy about the bizarre lives of actors and the many fights, frustrations and madness they are prone to. Steven Berkoff stars with Jay Benedict and Andree Bernard in this glimpse backstage, lifting the curtain on the bizarre and often hilarious world of theatre.

Theatre Royal, Margate

Tue 13 May

£20 (£15) / 01843 292795

  • 19:30

Wed 14 May

£20 (£15) / 01843 292795

  • 19:30

Thu 15 May

£20 (£15) / 01843 292795

  • 19:30

21st Century Vaudeville

Variety gig night featuring a mix of comedy, musical theatre, variety acts, magic character comedy and sketch.

The Cavendish Arms, London SW8

Sun 1 Jun

£5; £3.50 adv / 020 7498 7464

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Sun 6 Jul

£5; £3.50 adv / 020 7498 7464

  • 19:30 – 22:00
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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.

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

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Mon 25 Aug

£22.50–£24.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 19:30

Tue 26 Aug

£22.50–£24.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 19:30

Wed 27 Aug

£22.50–£24.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 19:30
…and 3 more dates until 30 Aug

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99 Club Leicester Square

Regular stand-up comedy.

Storm, London WC2H

Tue 22 Apr

£15–£17; £9 adv; £20–£25 inc meal / 07760 488119

Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter.

  • 20:30 – 22:30

Wed 23 Apr

£15–£17; £9 adv; £20–£25 inc meal / 07760 488119

Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter.

  • 20:30 – 22:30

Thu 24 Apr

£15–£17; £9 adv; £20–£25 inc meal / 07760 488119

Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter.

  • 20:30 – 22:30
…and 22 more dates until 11 Jun

The Penthouse, London WC2H

Sat 26 Apr

£20; £15–£17 adv; £28–£34 inc meal / 07760 488119

Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter.

  • 20:00 – 22:00

Sat 3 May

£20; £15–£17 adv; £28–£34 inc meal / 07760 488119

Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter.

  • 20:00 – 22:00

Sat 10 May

£20; £15–£17 adv; £28–£34 inc meal / 07760 488119

Guest acts take to the stage for an evening of laughter.

  • 20:00 – 22:00
…and 7 more dates until 28 Jun

A Controversial Title In Order To Sell Tickets

Gavin Webster There are those, the outsiders, that like to shock us all, that like to fire poisonous sound bites into the pits of our souls to question our own accepted comfortable western identity. Are they rebels? Do they do it as a relief valve for life's biggest horrors? Do they want to kick start their own careers…

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Stand IV

£7 (£6) / 0131 558 7272

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Stand IV

£8 (£7) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Stand IV

£8 (£7) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

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.

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