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Fawlty Towers Lunch Party

Four actors from the Moonstone Theatre Company play the classic TV characters of Basil, Manuel, Sybil and Polly in an interactive comedy, theatre and dining experience.

Theatre Royal, Bath

Tue 20 Jan 2015

1805 Rooms

£28 inc meal / 01225 448844

The Flint Street Nativity - By Tim Firth

The Flint Street Nativity by Tim Firth presented by Dunfermline Dramatic Society Mizzi Horrocks' class of seven year olds is about to perform their nativity play at Flint Street Primary School for the proud mums and dads - and the occasional social worker. Squabbles arise when Gabriel wants to play Mary, the Star…

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Sat 10 Jan 2015

£10 (£8; Children £8) / 01383 602302

Forever Young

A devastating, moving and hilarious look at getting on and letting it all hang out with a host of classic routines, surprisingly athletic dancing and a rock 'n' roll sing-along. From Nirvana to Tom Jones, Aqua to Bob Dylan and Aretha Franklin to Gloria Gaynor, nothing is off vocal limits or off key.

Nottingham Playhouse

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£11–£21 / 0115 941 9419

Thu 5 Feb 2015

£11–£21 / 0115 941 9419

The Frida Kahlo Of Penge West

  • Directed by: Chris Larner
  • Written by: Chris Larner

A two-women play about one woman's monstrous ego.

Bridge House, London SE20

Sun 9 Nov

Theatre

£10–£14 / 020 8778 2100

Sun 16 Nov

Theatre

£10–£14 / 020 8778 2100

Sun 23 Nov

Theatre

£10–£14 / 020 8778 2100

Fully Committed

  • Directed by: Mark Setlock
  • Written by: Becky Mode

Sam Peliczowski, currently resting from acting, finds himself in demand as he currently hosts the reservation phone line for the top Manhattan restaurant. So he finds himself having to satisfy his boss, z-list celebrities and wannabes, as well as famous socialites, as well as trying to sort out his own career. Kevin…

The Menier Chocolate Factory, London SE1

Sat 1 Nov

£20 preview, 'The Sooner You Book, The Better The Price', over three booking periods, Jul 16-31, Aug 1-Sep 2 and from Sep 3; £27.50 Premium Seats… / 020 7378 1713

Sun 2 Nov

£20 preview, 'The Sooner You Book, The Better The Price', over three booking periods, Jul 16-31, Aug 1-Sep 2 and from Sep 3; £27.50 Premium Seats… / 020 7378 1713

Sat 8 Nov

£20 preview, 'The Sooner You Book, The Better The Price', over three booking periods, Jul 16-31, Aug 1-Sep 2 and from Sep 3; £27.50 Premium Seats… / 020 7378 1713

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A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum

  • Written by: Stephen Sondheim

A slave named Pseudolus attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master woo the girl next door, in this classic Sondheim musical comedy set in the ancient Roman world. Songs include A Comedy Tonight.

Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford

Sat 8 Nov

£12–£15 / 01245 606505

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum: DMTC

  • Written by: Stephen Sondheim

A production of the famous Stephen Sondheim musical set in ancient Rome.

Gala, Durham

Sat 1 Nov

£16.50; £18.50 (£16.50) / 0191 332 4041

Funny Women Advanced Comedy Workshop

An opportunity to hone your skills of performance ready for the stage.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Sat 6 Dec

£65 / 0844 873 3433

George's Marvellous Medicine

George decides to concoct his own medicine for his grandma, with hilarious results. Full of larger-than-life characters, plenty to join in with and just a twist of malicious fun.

Wyllyotts Centre, Potters Bar

Sat 1 Nov

£12.50 / 01707 645005

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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Glasgow Kids Comedy Club

Live comedy for younger fans, particularly those aged 8–12. Every month a selection of comedians tweaks their material for the toughest audience on the planet. No under 5s; all kids must be accompanied by an adult.

The Stand, Glasgow

Sun 2 Nov

£4 / 0844 335 8879

Sun 9 Nov

£4 / 0844 335 8879

Sun 7 Dec

£4 / 0844 335 8879

The Green Bay Tree

Mordaunt Shairp's drama about a young man who must choose between the love of his fiancee and the lifestyle offered by his mentor.

Jermyn Street Theatre, London SW1Y

Sat 29 Nov

£22 (£18) / 020 7287 2875

Sun 30 Nov

£22 (£18) / 020 7287 2875

Sat 6 Dec

£22 (£18) / 020 7287 2875

…and 5 more dates until 21 Dec

Guys And Dolls: Phoenix Theatre

  • Written by: Jo Swerling

Set in a mythical New York City, this oddball romantic comedy, considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, soars with the spirit of Broadway as it introduces us to a cast of vivid characters who have become legends of musical theatre.

CAST, Doncaster

Sat 15 Nov

£16.50 (£14.50) / 01302 303959

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

How The Other Half Loves

  • Directed by: David Kimmins
  • Written by: Alan Ayckbourn

Filled with misunderstandings and hilarious consequences, this wonderfully crafted Ayckbourn play has had audiences in tears of laughter ever since it was written over 40 years ago.

Altrincham Garrick Playhouse

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£10 (£8) / 0161 928 1677

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Howard Read And Little Howard's Big Show

Offbeat humour and comedic songs from Howard Read, followed by an adult version of his interactive animated show with Little Howard.

Polka Theatre, London SW19

Sun 9 Nov

£12.50 (£10) / 020 8543 4888

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.

Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

Sat 1 Nov

£22–£28 / 01242 572573

Richmond Theatre

Wed 26 Nov

£10–£47.50 / 0870 060 6651

Sat 29 Nov

£10–£47.50 / 0870 060 6651

The Importance Of Being Earnes

  • Directed by: Adrian Noble
  • Written by: Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde's parody of Victorian hypocrisy and pomposity is a story centred around two bachelors who are leading double lives in order to attract the attentions of two ladies and the riotous consequences that follow.

Malvern Theatres

Sat 30 May 2015

£19.60–£36.40 / 01684 892 277

The Importance Of Being Earnest

  • Directed by: Kevin Moore
  • Written by: Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde's perennially popular comedy of manners set in the late Victorian era. Directed by Kevin More.

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Thu 4 Jun 2015

£16.50–£35; £19.50–£29 / 023 8071 1811

Sat 6 Jun 2015

£16.50–£35; £19.50–£29 / 023 8071 1811

Islands

  • Written by: Caroline Horton

The Bush Theatre, London W12

Wed 21 Jan 2015

£19.50; £15 / 020 8743 5050

  • 14:30 Islands The Bush Theatre, London

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£19.50; £15 / 020 8743 5050

  • 14:30 Islands The Bush Theatre, London

Wed 28 Jan 2015

£19.50; £15 / 020 8743 5050

  • 14:30 Islands The Bush Theatre, London
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Jack And Dean Live

YouTube mega-stars Jack Howard and Dean Dobbs take to the stage to present comedy shorts and sketches.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Sun 2 Nov

Downstairs

£15 / 020 7478 0100

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 1 Nov

£20–£59.50 / 0845 505 8500

Sat 8 Nov

£20–£59.50 / 0845 505 8500

Sat 15 Nov

£20–£59.50 / 0845 505 8500

…and 10 more dates until 17 Jan 2015

Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

Thu 13 Nov

£22–£28; £20–£26 (£21–£26; £19–£24) / 01242 572573

Sat 15 Nov

£22–£28; £20–£26 (£21–£26; £19–£24) / 01242 572573

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Jenny Eclair In Stand Up For Women

Jenny Eclair, Lucy Porter, Luisa Omielan, Shazia Mirza and a host of other comedians are standing up for women.

The Comedy Store, London SW1Y

Sat 15 Nov

£18 / 0844 871 7699

Jess Conrad Meets Norman Wisdom

The 1960s pop idol presents an afternoon of great foot-tapping hits alongside Glenn M. Ford, the official Norman Wisdom lookalike.

The Camberley Theatre

Fri 21 Nov

£12 (£10) / 01276 707600

Jimmy Cricket: Value For A Tenner Show

Clean-cut and traditional humour from the Irish stand-up.

Plaza, Stockport

Sun 25 Jan 2015

£10 (Children £2.50) / 0161 477 7779

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