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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.

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Thu 5 Feb 2015

£10–£35 / 08441 717620

Sat 7 Feb 2015

£10–£35 / 08441 717620

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£14–£30.50 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£14–£30.50 / 0131 529 6000

Grand Opera House, York

Wed 11 Mar 2015

£10–£35 / 0844 871 3024

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£10–£35 / 0844 871 3024

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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 29 Nov

£13–£23 / 0151 709 4321

Sat 6 Dec

£13–£23 / 0151 709 4321

Sat 13 Dec

£13–£23 / 0151 709 4321

…and 5 more dates until 17 Jan 2015

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

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

The Duke Of York's Theatre, London WC2N

Sat 29 Nov

£20–£59.50 / 0845 505 8500

Sat 6 Dec

£20–£59.50 / 0845 505 8500

Sat 13 Dec

£20–£59.50 / 0845 505 8500

…and 6 more dates until 17 Jan 2015

The Grand Theatre & Opera House, Leeds

Wed 3 Jun 2015

£18.50–£38 / 0844 848 2700

Sat 6 Jun 2015

£18.50–£38 / 0844 848 2700

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The Play That Goes Wrong

  • Directed by: Mark Bell
  • Written by: Henry Shields

Award winning company Theatre Mischief presents a play-within-a-play about an amateur dramatic society putting on a murder mystery production.

Duchess Theatre, London WC2B

Thu 27 Nov

£25–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

Sat 29 Nov

£25–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

Sun 30 Nov

£25–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

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The Hypochondriac

  • Directed by: Lindsay Posner
  • Written by: Moliere

Molière's medicinal piece about miserly Argan and his list of imaginary ailments is adapted by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and stars Tony Robinson.

Richmond Theatre

Sat 29 Nov

£10–£47.50 / 0870 060 6651

Peter Pan Goes Wrong

  • Written by: J.M.Barrie

A drama society set out to put on the best darn production of Peter Pan the world has seen, but – as the title suggestions – the best laid plans of mice and men will insist in going aft agley.

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Thu 29 Jan 2015

£13.50–£28.50; £7.50–£22.50 / 0121 236 4455

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£13.50–£28.50; £7.50–£22.50 / 0121 236 4455

Sun 1 Feb 2015

£13.50–£28.50; £7.50–£22.50 / 0121 236 4455

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Wed 11 Feb 2015

£10–£23.50 / 08441 717620

Thu 12 Feb 2015

£10–£23.50 / 08441 717620

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£10–£23.50 / 08441 717620

The Lowry, Salford

Wed 17 Dec

Quays

£18–£28 / 08432 086000

Thu 18 Dec

Quays

£18–£28 / 08432 086000

Sat 20 Dec

Quays

£18–£28 / 08432 086000

…and 9 more dates until 10 Jan 2015

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A Play A Pie & A Pint: The King's Kilt

When an American academic finds a lost diary in an Edinburgh B&B, he discovers it was written by Walter Scott around the time he was preparing Scotland for the arrival of George IV. The King needs a kilt to greet the people, but making the monarch one is proving more difficult that planned.

The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Thu 4 Dec

£10 / 01224 642230

Òran Mór, Glasgow

Thu 27 Nov

£9.50–£14.06 / 0141 357 6200

Fri 28 Nov

£9.50–£14.06 / 0141 357 6200

Sat 29 Nov

£9.50–£14.06 / 0141 357 6200

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 (£12.75) / 0844 875 0073

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

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Lee Mack: Hit the Road Mack

Sharp one-liners and high energy banter from the BAFTA award-winning comic and star of Not Going Out and Would I Lie to You.

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Sat 6 Dec

£28.50 / 01702 351135

Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

Sat 29 Nov

£27.50 / 0151 709 3789

Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

Sun 30 Nov

£27.50 / 0115 989 5555

Legally Blonde The Musical: Wolverhampton Musical Comedy Company

The romantic comedy Legally Blonde in musical form. Protagonist Elle Woods follows her ex-boyfriend to law school to win him back but with the help of friends she discovers her own, new, path.

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Wed 11 Mar 2015

£8–£16.50 / 01902 429212

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£8–£16.50 / 01902 429212

The Man Of Mode: Acting Musical Theatre

  • Written by: George Etherege

Though written in 1676, George Etherege's comedy of 'bad' manners exposes a time when reverence for wealth and celebrity characterised a fashion-driven London society.

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Thu 27 Nov

£10 / 01332 255800

Office Xmas Party

Butterfly Theatre Company presents a fast-paced comedy about the complexities of socialising with work colleagues.

St James Theatre, London SW1E

Mon 1 Dec

£10; £8 adv / 0844 264 2140

Tue 2 Dec

£10; £8 adv / 0844 264 2140

Wed 3 Dec

£10; £8 adv / 0844 264 2140

…and 7 more dates until 19 Dec

Out Of Order

  • Written by: Ray Cooney

The Mill At Sonning, Reading

Sat 29 Nov

£41–£51 / 0118 969 8000

Sun 30 Nov

£41–£51 / 0118 969 8000

Sat 6 Dec

£41–£51 / 0118 969 8000

…and 11 more dates until 17 Jan 2015 back to top

The Tommy Cooper Show

A celebration of the popular comedian with clips from his best-loved shows and musical accompaniment.

Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Sat 31 Jan 2015

Walker Theatre

£14 / 01743 281281

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 Best In Stand Up

With Mick Ferry, Paul Tonkinson, Michael Fabbri and MC Sean Meo.

The Comedy Store, London SW1Y

Fri 28 Nov

£14 (£9) / 0844 871 7699

The best in stand-up comedy night with MC Rob Rouse winner of 'So You Think You're Funny?' , Geoff Norcott as seen on 8 out of 10 Cats, Alun Cochrane, Steve Gribbin plus a special guest plus an open spot.

Sat 29 Nov

£19 (£14) / 0844 871 7699

The best in stand-up comedy night with MC Rob Rouse winner of 'So You Think You're Funny?' , Geoff Norcott as seen on 8 out of 10 Cats, Alun Cochrane, Steve Gribbin plus a special guest plus an open spot.

Sat 6 Dec

£19 (£14) / 0844 871 7699

Stand-up comedy performances from MC Jason Cook, Paul Thorne, Paul Tonkinson, Markus Birdman, Joe Lycett plus an open spot.

Fri 19 Dec

£19 (£14) / 0844 871 7699

The best in stand-up comedy night with internationally acclaimed Gordon Southern, Jo Caulfield who is very popular on the UK circuit and Nathan Caton as seen on The Nathan Caton Show plus a special guest plus an open spot.

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

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

£35 / 0844 264 2140

Sun 21 Dec

£35 / 0844 264 2140

Fri 26 Dec

£35 / 0844 264 2140

…and 9 more dates until 11 Jan 2015 back to top

John Shuttleworth: A Wee Ken To Remember

Versatile singer/organist, John Shuttleworth, wants to share fond memories of his favourite past weekends. However, a typo on the poster means John is obliged to spend the evening paying homage to his next-door neighbour and sole agent, the diminutive Ken Worthington.

Black Box, Belfast

Wed 21 Jan 2015

£6.50 aft tickets (inc lunch), adv; £7; £10 eve tickets

The Last Of The Summer Wine: The Norwich Players

  • Directed by: Rebecca Wass

Rebecca Wass directs a comedy based on the popular TV series.

Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich

Sat 29 Nov

£12; £8 (£10; £10; £5) / 01603 620917

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

Wed 3 Dec

£20–£35 / 020 7702 2789

Sat 6 Dec

£20–£35 / 020 7702 2789

Wed 10 Dec

£20–£35 / 020 7702 2789

…and 6 more dates until 31 Dec

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

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

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