Before 5pm, Comedy

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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 6 Sep

£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

  • 15:30

Sun 7 Sep

£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

  • 15:30

Sat 13 Sep

£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

  • 15:30
…and 18 more dates until 15 Nov

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

  • 14:00
  • 17:00

Giving up the Ghost

A darkly comic work, tackling the weighty subject of life and death from the point of view of several unique characters, including an evangelical exorcist, a rock star zombie a psychic medium.

The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow

Sun 21 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 222 2254

  • 14:30 – 16:30

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 12 Oct

£4 / 0844 335 8879

  • 15:00

The Good Doctor

  • Directed by: Ross Muir
  • Written by: Neil Simon

Conn Artists Theatre Company presents a production of Broadway's master of comedy, Neil Simon's series of memorable sketches inspired from a selection of short stories by the 19th century Russian writer and doctor Anton Chekhov.

Ritz and Connaught Cinema, Worthing

Fri 3 Oct

£15 (£13; £12) / 01903 206206

  • 14:00
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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

  • 15:30

Sun 30 Nov

£22 (£18) / 020 7287 2875

  • 15:30

Sat 6 Dec

£22 (£18) / 020 7287 2875

  • 15:30
…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

  • 14:15

Gyles Brandreth: Looking For Happiness

  • 3 stars

They say all political careers end in tears. In Gyles Brandreth's case it's tears of laughter as the actor, author, One Show reporter, former MP and government whip turns stand-up. This is Brandreth unleashed on the stars he's known (one-to-one) and the wicked ways of Westminster (no expenses spared). Without hesitation…

Rye College

Sun 21 Sep

Milligan Theatre

£12 / 01797 222 545

  • 15:00

Harold Pinter's Betrayal

Often regarded as Pinter's most accessible play by Lincoln-based Converse Theatre

York Theatre Royal

Sat 11 Oct

£13 (£11) / 01904 623568

  • 14:30

Thu 16 Oct

£13 (£11) / 01904 623568

  • 14:00

Sat 18 Oct

£13 (£11) / 01904 623568

  • 14:30

Hay Fever

  • Directed by: Lindsay Posner
  • Written by: Noel Coward

Noel Coward's renowned comedy from 1925 gets an airing on stage. Directed by Ian Brown

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Thu 2 Oct

£15–£35; £15–£35; £15–£30 mat / 01223 503333

  • 14:30

Sat 4 Oct

£15–£35; £15–£35; £15–£30 mat / 01223 503333

  • 14:30

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Thu 11 Sep

£18–£31.50; £22–£33.50 (£21–£28.50; £24–£30.50; £19.50–£27; £22.50–£29) / 01227 787787

  • 14:30

Sat 13 Sep

£18–£31.50; £22–£33.50 (£21–£28.50; £24–£30.50; £19.50–£27; £22.50–£29) / 01227 787787

  • 14:30

Richmond Theatre

Wed 17 Sep

£10–£50 / 0870 060 6651

Sat 20 Sep

£10–£50 / 0870 060 6651

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Helen Arney: Voice Of An Angel

Science-themed music and comedy show.

Stamford Arts Centre

Sat 27 Sep

Phone for prices / 01780 763203

  • 17:00

The History Boys

  • Written by: Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett's popular story of a group of bright, funny and unruly sixth-formers in pursuit of sex, sport and a place at university.

Grand Opera House, York

Wed 10 Jun 2015

£11.90–£35.40 / 0844 871 3024

  • 14:30

Sat 13 Jun 2015

£11.90–£35.40 / 0844 871 3024

  • 14:30

Palace Theatre, Southend-on-Sea

Thu 29 Jan 2015

£13.50–£26.50

  • 14:30

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£13.50–£26.50

  • 14:30

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.

Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City

Sat 27 Sep

Phone for prices / 01707 324300

  • 14:30

How The Other Half Loves

  • Directed by: Peter Doran

The Torch Theatre Company presents Alan Ayckbourn's classic comedy.

Torch Theatre, Milford Haven

Wed 15 Oct

£10; £15.50 (£13.50) / 01646 695 267

  • 14:30

Wed 22 Oct

£10; £15.50 (£13.50) / 01646 695 267

  • 14:30

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

  • 12:30
  • 15:00
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Huggers: Family Friendly Comedy and Cabaret

A varied comedy and cabaret performance for families, from comedians, street performers, cabaret performers and children's entertainers to competitions, games and prizes. Hosted by Nik Coppin, the show is suitable for families with children aged three to eight.

The Hat Factory, Luton

Thu 30 Oct

£8 ( £24) / 01582 878100

  • 13:30

Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Stirling

Sat 27 Sep

£6 (£4; Children £4) / 01786 471917

Part of Stirling Fringe.

  • 13:00

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

Thu 30 Oct

£22–£28 / 01242 572573

  • 14:00

Sat 1 Nov

£22–£28 / 01242 572573

  • 14:00

Richmond Theatre

Wed 26 Nov

£10–£47.50 / 0870 060 6651

Sat 29 Nov

£10–£47.50 / 0870 060 6651

Theatre Royal, Brighton

Thu 23 Oct

£10–£32.50 / 0870 060 6650

Sat 25 Oct

£10–£32.50 / 0870 060 6650

Ifs, Buts And Babies

A two-woman show that offers snapshots of the trials, tribulations and triumphs of parenthood in outstanding original songs and duologues.

New Wimbledon Theatre, London SW19

Sat 4 Oct

Studio

£15.40 / 0844 871 7646

  • 14:30

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

  • 14:30

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

  • 14:00

Sat 6 Jun 2015

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

  • 14:00
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The Importance Of Being Earnest

  • Written by: Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde's scintillating comedy drama in which a pair of Victorian men-about-town find their subterfuges are catching up with them.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Sat 11 Oct

£11.90–£37.90

  • 14:30

The Importance Of Being Earnest

  • Written by: Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde's comedy in which the bachelors Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff embark on a path of misadventure, all in the name of love.

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Wed 17 Sep

£14 (£12) / 01332 255800

  • 14:00

Thu 18 Sep

£14 (£12) / 01332 255800

  • 14:00

The Importance Of Being Earnest: The Norwich Players

  • Directed by: Jeffrey Davies
  • Written by: Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde's satire targeting the Victorian upper-class, directed by Jeffrey Davies.

Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich

Sat 1 Nov

£12; £8 (£10; £10; £5) / 01603 620917

  • 14:30

Improvisation for Life Weekend Course

Learn the art of imrov from Paul Z Jackson, president of the Applied Improvisation Network. Presented by the Comedy Store Players.

The Poor School, London N1

Sat 25 Oct

£180 (£160) / 02078 376030

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 26 Oct

£180 (£160) / 02078 376030

  • 10:00 – 17:00

In Conversation With Lenny Henry

Dudley-born Lenny Henry discusses his life and career. Henry is the co-founder of Comic Relief and has recently taken up acting in the West End.

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Sat 13 Sep

£6–£8 / 0121 236 4455

  • 17:00
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