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An Evening with Pam Ayres

A cosy evening of poetry, stories and incredible wit from the lady herself.

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Sun 29 Mar 2015

£22 / 023 8071 1811

Scouse Of The Antarctic

The Royal Court Christmas show is back and this time it's cooler than ever! A Russian and US submarine race to the North Pole to claim mineral rights. The last thing they expect to find when they get there is a scouser with a bobble hat on!

Royal Court Liverpool

Sat 20 Dec

£13–£23 / 0151 709 4321

Sat 27 Dec

£13–£23 / 0151 709 4321

Sat 3 Jan 2015

£13–£23 / 0151 709 4321

…and 2 more dates until 17 Jan 2015

Kevin Bridges: We Need to Talk About …

The Glaswegian comedian signs copies of his new book, We Need To Talk about … Kevin Bridges.

WHSmith, North West England

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 0151 707 6606

Give My Head Peace

Character filled stand-up with Tim McGarry featuring Ulster's favourite dysfunctional family.

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£12.25–£25.25 / 028 9024 0411

Elephants

  • Written by: Rose Heiney

An evening of Christmas fun and festivity at Richard and Sally's house is overshadowed by the disaster that was last Christmas, and dark secrets and surprising revelations are in store. A comedy drama written by Rose Heiney.

Hampstead Theatre, London NW3

Sat 20 Dec

Hampstead Downstairs

£5; £12 (£10) / 020 7722 9301

Wed 24 Dec

Hampstead Downstairs

£5; £12 (£10) / 020 7722 9301

Sat 27 Dec

Hampstead Downstairs

£5; £12 (£10) / 020 7722 9301

…and 6 more dates until 17 Jan 2015 back to top

Eric and Little Ern

  • Directed by: Owen Lewis
  • Written by: Dick Hills

A tribute to the stage and screen duo, performed by Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens.

St James Theatre, London SW1E

Sat 20 Dec

£25–£56.25 / 0844 264 2140

Sun 21 Dec

£25–£56.25 / 0844 264 2140

Fri 26 Dec

£25–£56.25 / 0844 264 2140

…and 9 more dates until 11 Jan 2015

Hay Fever: Oxford Theatre Guild

  • Written by: Noel Coward

Noel Coward's comedy drama set at a chaotic country house party during the 1920s.

Old Fire Station, Oxford

Sat 20 Dec

£13 (£11) / 01865 263980

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

  • Directed by: Jerry Mitchell
  • Written by: lyrics)

Robert Lindsay and Rufus Hound star in this West End production, based on the 1989 film.

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Wed 16 Sep 2015

£15.50–£49.50 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 19 Sep 2015

£15.50–£49.50 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 23 Sep 2015

£15.50–£49.50 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 26 Sep 2015

£15.50–£49.50 / 0844 871 3014

King's Theatre, Glasgow

Wed 24 Jun 2015

£15.50–£56.50 / 0844 871 7648

Sat 27 Jun 2015

£15.50–£56.50 / 0844 871 7648

Wed 1 Jul 2015

£15.50–£56 / 0844 871 7648

Sat 4 Jul 2015

£15.50–£56 / 0844 871 7648

Liverpool Empire Theatre

Wed 8 Jul 2015

£10–£45.50 / 0870 606 3536

Sat 11 Jul 2015

£10–£45.50 / 0870 606 3536

Wed 15 Jul 2015

£10–£45.50 / 0870 606 3536

Sat 18 Jul 2015

£10–£45.50 / 0870 606 3536

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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

Reduced Shakespeare Company In The Complete History Of Comedy (Abridged)

  • Directed by: Austin Tichenor
  • Written by: Reed Martin

The Reduced Shakespeare Company present the entire history of comedy in 75 minutes.

Ritz and Connaught Cinema, Worthing

Sat 28 Feb 2015

£18.50–£20 (£14.50–£16; £16.65–£18) / 01903 206206

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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

Dirty Dancin In Le Shebeen

The dust has settled in the estate after the shenanigans of Maggie's last adventure and now she and her buck-eejit sidekick, Big Sally-Ann are planning a birthday party in the Shebeen.

The MAC, Belfast

Fri 16 Jan 2015

£12 ( £10) / 028 9023 5053

Sat 17 Jan 2015

£12 ( £10) / 028 9023 5053

Sun 18 Jan 2015

£12 ( £10) / 028 9023 5053

…and 3 more dates until 25 Jan 2015

Dreaming of a Barry White Christmas

Scouse Scrooge-based musical comedy featuring classic hits from soul legend Barry White.

Liverpool Echo Arena & Convention Centre

Sat 20 Dec

£20.75 / 0844 800 0400

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 2015

£7 (£5) / 01509 231914

Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense

  • Directed by: Sean Foley
  • Written by: P G Wodehouse (book)

A new comedy based on the writings of PG Wodehouse, starring James Lance as aristocratic fool Bertie Wooster and John Gordon Sinclair as his trusted valet, Jeeves, who is called in to help his master play matchmaker in the countryside. Directed by Sean Foley.

The Burton Taylor Studio, Oxford

Wed 11 Feb 2015

£14–£30 / 01865 305305

Thu 12 Feb 2015

£14–£30 / 01865 305305

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£14–£30 / 01865 305305

Chichester Festival Theatre

Thu 5 Mar 2015

£14–£32; £15–£35 ( £12–£30) / 01243 781312

Sat 7 Mar 2015

£14–£32; £15–£35 ( £12–£30) / 01243 781312

The Duke Of York's Theatre, London WC2N

Sat 20 Dec

£20–£59.50 / 0845 505 8500

Sat 27 Dec

£20–£59.50 / 0845 505 8500

Sun 28 Dec

£20–£59.50 / 0845 505 8500

…and 3 more dates until 17 Jan 2015

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Real Hoosewives Fae Glasgow

When Barbara from Bearsden finds out that an American TV producer is in town to find 'The Real Hoosewives fae Glasgow' she gets right on the case. Musical featuring 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun', 'I'm So Excited' and lots more.

Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 7 Feb 2015

£15–£18 / 0141 332 1846

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£15–£18 / 0141 332 1846

Ruby Wax: Sane New World

Ruby's new show is all about sanity and how we can cling onto it.

St James Theatre, London SW1E

Thu 5 Mar 2015

£20–£30 / 0844 264 2140

Sat 7 Mar 2015

£20–£30 / 0844 264 2140

Thu 12 Mar 2015

£20–£30 / 0844 264 2140

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£20–£30 / 0844 264 2140

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 2015

Jordan Brookes: My Neighbour Is Taking His Bins Out

Stand-up performer Jordan Brookes presents his most recent material.

The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

Sat 7 Feb 2015

£7 / 01392 434169

The Knight Of The Burning Pestle

  • Directed by: Adele Thomas
  • Written by: Francis Beaumont

Jacobean comedy written by Francis Beaumont, about a grocer and his wife, who being dissatisfied with a play they are watching, invade the stage to re-direct the action to their taste.

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London SE1

Sat 20 Dec

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

£25–£45; £10 Standing; £60 Premium Tickets / 020 7401 9919

Sun 21 Dec

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

£25–£45; £10 Standing; £60 Premium Tickets / 020 7401 9919

Tue 23 Dec

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

£25–£45; £10 Standing; £60 Premium Tickets / 020 7401 9919

…and 7 more dates until 11 Jan 2015 back to top

Vanity Bites Back

Helen Duff presents an eccentric comedy based around the stigma of mental illness, anorexia and attention seeking.

The Vaults, London SE1

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£12 / 020 7401 9603

Sun 1 Feb 2015

£12 / 020 7401 9603

The Venetian Twins

Tony Cownie's new version of Carlo Goldoni's timeless comedy tells the story of two estranged twins, Zanetto and Tonino. Though they look alike, as people they couldn't be more different. When the arrive in the same town on the same day, things start to get a little confusing.

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 29 Apr 2015

£15–£29 evening (concession from £10; matinee £12.50–£24) / 0131 248 4848

Sat 2 May 2015

£15–£29 evening (concession from £10; matinee £12.50–£24) / 0131 248 4848

Wed 6 May 2015

£15–£29 evening (concession from £10; matinee £12.50–£24) / 0131 248 4848

…and 3 more dates until 16 May 2015

Count Arthur Strong

Steve Delaney's deluded thespian creation returns with a new show.

The Lowry, Salford

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£18.50 / 08432 086000

Mrs Hudson’s Christmas Corker

Ed Gaughan directs Bob and Barry Cryer's comical spin-off of Conan Doyle's Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, which presents the detective's landlady's perspective.

Wilton's Music Hall, London E1

Sat 20 Dec

£20–£35 / 020 7702 2789

Wed 24 Dec

£20–£35 / 020 7702 2789

Sat 27 Dec

£20–£35 / 020 7702 2789

Wed 31 Dec

£20–£35 / 020 7702 2789

#MyWay

Young Pleasance ‘Once again the excellent Young Pleasance has come up trumps' (Scotsman). Our Sinatra-obsessed teenager plunges into the Twittersphere in pursuit of his digital darling, but she's too busy choosing her Instagram filter. A stunning new contemporary comedy with a cast of 30, populated with young talent…

Pleasance Theatre, London N7

Fri 19 Dec

£8–£10 / 020 7609 1800

  • 17:00 – 18:00 #MyWay Pleasance Theatre, London

Sat 20 Dec

£8–£10 / 020 7609 1800

  • 17:00 – 18:00 #MyWay Pleasance Theatre, London

Sun 21 Dec

£8–£10 / 020 7609 1800

  • 17:00 – 18:00 #MyWay Pleasance Theatre, London
…and 2 more dates until 23 Dec back to top