Before 5pm, Comedy

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The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Sun 16 Nov

£50 / 01284 758000

ComedySportz

A fast-paced improv show where two teams create quick witted sketches, scenes and songs to battle for the biggest laughs from the audience.

The Greystones, Sheffield

Sat 25 Oct

£4 / 0114 266 5599

Crompton’s Mule

Musical comedy and monologues from Geoff Morley and Phil Mullarkey.

Under Ground Theatre, Below Eastbourne Central Library

Sat 8 Nov

Free / 01323 737677

Daredevils And Clowns

Daredevil acts from across the world and hilarious comedy routines from Clive and Danny, joined by Dangerous Alan.

New Theatre, Cardiff

Mon 27 Oct

£12–£16 / 029 2087 8889

The Death Of King Arthur

Three impish theatrical explorers delve into the legend of the Once and Future King. Created by Tom Haines (London Snorkelling Team), Simon Reade (Private Peaceful) and Ferdy Roberts (Filter Theatre).

Shoreditch Town Hall, London EC1V

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 020 7739 6176

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Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg

James Levine conducts this comedy opera about a group of Renaissance master singers whose song contest unites a city starring Johan Reuter, Johan Botha, and Annette Dasch.

Galeri Caernarfon

Sat 13 Dec

£13 (£10) / 01286 685222

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.

Savoy Theatre, London WC2R

Thu 23 Oct

£24.50–£90 / 0844 871 8046

Sat 25 Oct

£24.50–£90 / 0844 871 8046

Wed 29 Oct

£24.50–£90 / 0844 871 8046

…and 59 more dates until 7 Mar 2015

Dreaming Of A Barry White

  • Written by: Dave Kirby

A performance of Dave Kirby's hilarious smash-hit Christmas show.

Liverpool Echo Arena & Convention Centre

Sat 20 Dec

£18–£22 / 0844 800 0400

Sat 27 Dec

£18–£22 / 0844 800 0400

Sat 3 Jan 2015

£18–£22 / 0844 800 0400

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

Edmund Blackadder

An interactive comedy based on the popular historical television sitcom.

The Atkinson, Southport

Sat 13 Dec

£41; £41 inc meal / 01704 533333

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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 13 Dec

Hampstead Downstairs

£5; £12 (£10) / 020 7722 9301

Sat 20 Dec

Hampstead Downstairs

£5; £12 (£10) / 020 7722 9301

Wed 24 Dec

Hampstead Downstairs

£5; £12 (£10) / 020 7722 9301

…and 7 more dates until 17 Jan 2015

Encore

Cabaret group combining comedy sketches and dramatic excerpts taking the audience on a magical, musical journey through many of the West End's biggest hits and beyond.

The Customs House, South Shields

Sat 22 Nov

£14 (£13) / 0191 454 1234

  • 14:30 Encore The Customs House, South Shields

The Erskine Ladies' Lunch

A 'snow belles' themed winter party, featuring a cocktail reception, three course lunch, wine and coffee, plus entertainment from Edward Reid, Andrew Merry and Nicola Cassells.

29 Private Members Club, Glasgow

Sun 23 Nov

£65 / 0141 225 5610

Exit The King

King Berenger the First once ruled over millions of subjects, controled the weather and invented the car but is now facing his demise. A parody of all things tragedies take seriously.

Theatre Royal, Bath

Thu 20 Nov

£19.50 (£14.50) / 01225 448844

Sat 22 Nov

£19.50 (£14.50) / 01225 448844

Thu 27 Nov

£19.50 (£14.50) / 01225 448844

…and 7 more dates until 20 Dec

Faulty Towers

Pre Christmas tickets and gift vouchers have now been released for this globe trotting.

Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne

Thu 20 Nov

£47.50 / 0844 811 2121

Sat 22 Nov

£47.50 / 0844 811 2121

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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

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 25 Oct

£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 26 Oct

£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 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

…and 4 more dates until 15 Nov

The Funny Papers: First Edition

New show by sketch group The Funny Papers, created by Andy Thomas (Crimes Against Humanities Teachers and Thomas and Maloney).

The Brunswick, Hove

Sun 26 Oct

£4 / 01273 733984

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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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