Before 12pm, Comedy

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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.

New Wimbledon Theatre, London SW19

Sat 7 Mar


£15 / 0844 871 7646

James Campbell's Comedy 4 Kids

The master of kids' comedy presents a show packed with proper laughs, without the rude bits. For ages 6+.

Loughborough Town Hall

Sat 21 Feb

£7 (£5) / 01509 231914

Otiz Cannelloni: History of Magic – Abridged!

  • 3 stars

Questionable magic tricks, fake illusions and not-so-sleight of hand mixed with cheeky one-liners and patter.

G Live, Guildford

Sat 14 Feb

£10 (Children £8 under 16s) / 0844 770 1797

John Hegley

Performance poetry, stand-up, musical comedy and audience participation from the wordsmith and prolific writer.

Cambridge Junction

Sat 4 Apr

£10; £27 group of four (Children £6) / 01223 511511

Ben Briggs: It's Not All About You

Dark humour exploring narcissism and self-obsession in the modern world.

The Crumblin Cookie, Leicester

Sat 7 Feb

Free / 0116 253 1212

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Celeste's Circus

Following Celeste under the big top as her cast of endearing animals emerge one by one. A charming and engaging first trip to the circus especially for very young children (0–5 years).

Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

Wed 8 Apr

£6.50 (£4.50; Children £4.50) / 01592 583302

The Cloth Of The World

Meet mermaids, giant gold digging ants and the monopod that uses his foot as an umbrella. This funny and moving show, featuring The Fetch's amazing puppets and visual flair, will entertain and illuminate the medieval world for all ages.

Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton

Wed 25 Feb

£5 / 01902 321321

Colin Leggo: Leggoland

Life-affirming humour from the Cornish stand-up who recently became an amputee.

The Crumblin Cookie, Leicester

Sat 14 Feb

Free / 0116 253 1212

Comedy Club 4 Kids

  • 4 stars

Top comedians play to the toughest crowd: kids. 'And' they have to keep it clean. Ages 6+ 'A highlight for children… giving them a taste of some of the biggest names in comedy… with the fun, rowdy feel of a real comedy club.' – The Guardian

Artsdepot, London N12

Sun 22 Feb

Studio Theatre

£7 / 020 8369 5454

Dave Gorman Gets Straight to the Point (The Powerpoint)

The comedian/writer/general brainbox's new tour is centred around on his trademark powerpoint presentations, with wit and hilarity in shedloads.

Middlesbrough Town Hall

Sat 21 Nov

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Events at The platform

Events This may at the Platform.

The Platform, Morecambe

Sat 16 May

Phone for prices / 01524 582803

Sun 17 May

Phone for prices / 01524 582803

Sun 24 May

Phone for prices / 01524 582803

Tue 26 May

Phone for prices / 01524 582803

The Festival Line Up

A day trip to Leicester by train, with comedy performances along the way from acts including Darren Walsh, Adam Kay and Andrew Ryan.

Museum Of Comedy, London WC1A

Sat 7 Feb

£99 inc meal and travel / 020 7534 1740


A one woman show by Phoebe Waller-Bridge about a twenty-something woman trying to find her place in the world. Ages 12+.

Brewery Theatre, Bristol

Tue 3 Feb

£8; £12 (£8) / 0117 902 0344

  • 10:30 Fleabag Brewery Theatre, Bristol

The Great Jaydini (Over 4s)

Enter the funny and magical world of The Great Jaydini, a talented and professional magician whose unique style puts together a blend of comedy and magic.

Wyvern Theatre, Swindon

Fri 3 Apr

£10 / 01793 524481

Great Yorkshire Fringe

A weird, wise and wonderful ten-day festival comes to York next summer.

Various Venues, York

Fri 24 Jul

Prices vary

Sat 25 Jul

Prices vary

Sun 26 Jul

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Inside Out Of Mind

Based on rigorous participant observation in dementia wards, Inside Out of Mind builds bridges between art and science, old and young, carers and cared for.

Derby Theatre

Fri 20 Feb

Main Theatre

£15–£25.50; £11–£17 (£15–£23.50; £12–£15) / 01332 593939

Sat 21 Feb

Main Theatre

£15–£25.50; £11–£17 (£15–£23.50; £12–£15) / 01332 593939

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Wed 4 Mar


£12 ( £8) / 01227 769075

Northcott Theatre, Exeter

Wed 18 Mar

£15 / 01392 493493

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Jay Handley: Free Comic

Anecdotes and stories about his experiences of being self-employed.

The Crumblin Cookie, Leicester

Sun 8 Feb

Free / 0116 253 1212

John Cave

The singer and musician performs a selection of musical comedy numbers.

Under Ground Theatre, Below Eastbourne Central Library

Sat 14 Feb

Free / 01323 737677

  • 10:00 – 12:00 John Cave Under Ground Theatre, Below Eastbourne Central Library

Jurassic Adventures

The most exciting family show- since time began, is about to be discovered… by you!

Theatre Royal, St Helens

Sun 1 Mar

£13–£50 / 01744 756000

Kate Shortt’s Comedy Cello

Kate Shortt, cellist, singer and comedian, transforms her cello into all sorts of animals and characters.

Lauderdale House, London N6

Sat 16 May

£4.50 (£3) / 020 8348 8716

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Laughing Horse Comedy Course

A two-day course teaching the basics of stand-up with help from professional comedians and comedy tutors.

The Mitre, London W2

Sat 21 Feb

£99 (£89) / 020 7262 5240

Luke Graves: Komedian

Sharp gags from the 2011 BBC 2 Radio 2 New Comedy Award-winner and 2010 Hackney Empire New Act Of The Year finalist.

The Crumblin Cookie, Leicester

Sun 22 Feb

Free / 0116 253 1212

National Storytelling Week: I'm A Victorian Get Me Out of Here!

Learn and laugh at the same time with this fun child-orientated theatre performance.

Hall Place And Gardens, Bexley

Sat 7 Feb


Pirates of the Carabina: Flown

Choreographed chaos from the circus troupe, performing jaw-dropping stunts and acrobatics.

The Vaults, London SE1

Sat 7 Feb

Free / 020 7401 9603

Sun 8 Feb

Free / 020 7401 9603

POP! A Magical Comedy Show

Award winning performer Christian Lee presents a magical world of mayhem. Featuring audience participation, bubbles, snowflakes and a giant balloon.

Lauderdale House, London N6

Sat 31 Jan

£3–£4.50 / 020 8348 8716

South Street Arts Centre, Reading

Wed 18 Feb

£8.70 / 0118 960 6060

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