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Pierre Novellie Is Mighty Peter

Offbeat wit from the Johannesburg-born stand-up and Amused Moose Laugh-Off Winner 2013.

Etcetera Theatre, London NW1

Thu 24 Jul

£7.50 / 020 7482 4857

  • 16:00

Pirates Of The Curry Bean: Kaleidoscope Junior Theatre Company

Anchors away and set sail for swashbuckling pirate adventure on the high seas in this piratical musical that's sure to shake your booty! Young twins Jack & Liza Periwinkle yearn for adventure, so imagine their joy at discovering a real life treasure map! But when the infamous Redbeard and his pungent Pirates of the…

Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton

Sat 14 Jun

£7 / 0845 127 2190

  • 15:00

Playing Mortal Kombat Guarantees You Inner Calm

Dominic Berry / PBH's Free Fringe As seen poeting on Channel 4 and BBC, Dominic Berry (winner of New York's Nuyorican Poets Café Slam and Manchester Literature Festival's Superheroes of Slam) brings video game-inspired lyrics and laughs plus special guest poet Dave Viney (Working Verse, Manchester's Bang Said The Gun…

The Royal Oak, Edinburgh

Tue 19 Aug

The Royal Oak

Free / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 20 Aug

The Royal Oak

Free / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

The Royal Oak

Free / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Royal Oak

Free / 0131 557 2976

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Rat Pack Stand-up Comedy

Rat Pack Productions Ltd / Free Festival. Different, top comedians every day in a cool, laid-back stand-up show with Rat Pack music, drinking, silliness and hopefully, you! Hosted by Malcolm Hardee Award nominee 2012 Nathan Cassidy, 'Gloriously entertaining' (Chortle.co.uk), in one of Edinburgh's most glamorous, big…

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Maggie's Chamber

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Maggie's Chamber

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Maggie's Chamber

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Ray Fordyce's Brunchtime Banter

Ray Fordyce / Free Festival. Get your Fringe day off to a pleasant start and let Ray Fordyce introduce you to some of the top comedians around the circuit. Featuring three different acts each day, this is a great show to get you ready for whatever your Fringe day has in store! Ages 16+.

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Maggie's Chamber

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Maggie's Chamber

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Maggie's Chamber

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 23 Aug back to top

Ride of the Wagnerian

Giacinto Palmieri What is it like to be obsessed with a 15 hour-long cycle of late Romantic operas sung in German? Giacinto Palmieri loves Richard Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung so much that he told the plot to all his ex-girlfriends (note the ex). Now he wants to do the same with his audience. Hear all about dwarfs…

Just the Tonic @ the Mash House, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Just the Bottle Room

£3

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Just the Bottle Room

£3

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Just the Bottle Room

£5 (£4)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 24 Aug

Rumours: Spread Eagle Players

  • Directed by: Gabriele Paoli
  • Written by: Neil Simon

A madcap, slamming door farce set in a large home located just outside London on an evening in May. The characters are arriving as guests at a 10th Anniversary Dinner. The first couple to arrive discovers that one of their hosts (Charley) has apparently attempted suicide…unsuccessfully. Charley's wife, Vivian, is nowhere…

St Bride Foundation, London EC4Y

Sat 24 May

£12 (£8) / 020 7353 3331

  • 16:00

Sameena Zehra - Homicidal Pacifist

It’s all very well to believe in non-violence, but when does it become acceptable to plan a human cull? Atheism is easily understood, but what is the correct way to fill a cutlery drawer? A cultural nomad, Sameena brings her unique perspective to the sublime and ridiculous and the defining moments that turn us into the…

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Stand IV

£8 (£7) / 01273 917272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Stand IV

£8 (£7) / 01273 917272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Stand IV

£8 (£7) / 01273 917272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre: Socks In Space

Songs, sketches, falsetto and violence, laced with a sci-fi theme from the ever popular Sock Puppets.

Derby Assembly Rooms

Sun 22 Jun

Darwin

£12; £6.25 / 01332 255529

  • 13:00

The Sheffield Mysteries

The Sheffield Mysteries offer a frank and funny celebration of the human spirit, with a distinctly Yorkshire flavour.

Sheffield Theatres

Sat 19 Jul

£15 / 0114 249 6000

  • 14:00
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Silly Cow: The Crescent Theatre

  • Written by: Ben Elton

Ben Elton's second drama in which a viciously ambitious columnist, who will stop at nothing to further her career, is given a taste of her own medicine by one of the victims she's trampled on the way.

The Crescent Theatre, Birmingham

Sun 20 Jul

Studio

£11; £6 (£10) / 0121 643 5858

  • 14:45

Sat 26 Jul

Studio

£11; £6 (£10) / 0121 643 5858

  • 14:45

Slightly Fat Features

Comedy cabaret troupe.

Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Sun 25 May

£8.50–£13 / 01284 769505

  • 14:30

Steel Magnolias: Leicester Drama Society

  • Directed by: Marion Morley

Hilarious and touching, this heartwarming true story follows a group of six friends who gather each week at the local beauty salon in Chinquapin Parish, Louisiana. Trudy dispenses shampoo and advice to the locals, including Ouiser the town curmudgeon, Miss Clairee an eccentric millionaire, and M'Lynn, whose daughter…

The Little Theatre, Leicester

Sun 25 May

£13.50 (Children £12; £12; £12) / 0116 255 1302

  • 14:30

Steffen Peddie's Chat Show Thing

The actor from BBC2's Hebburn presents a blend of stand-up and chat from special guests.

The Stand, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sun 27 Apr

£5 / 0844 693 3336

A chat show, live with no cameras and no censor. Your MC Steffen Peddie will welcome you to pull up a chair and listen to the backstage chat that the audience do not get to hear.

  • 17:00

Sun 25 May

£5 / 0844 693 3336

A chat show, live with no cameras and no censor. Your MC Steffen Peddie will welcome you to pull up a chair and listen to the backstage chat that the audience do not get to hear.

  • 17:00

Teechers

  • Written by: John Godber

John Godber's comedy that puts the education system under a microscope.

New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Sat 26 Apr

£14.50; £7.50 under 26s; £12–£19.50; £7.50 under 26s; £14–£21; £7.50 under 26s; £12; £7.50 under 26s (Children £10–£17.50; Children £12–£19… / 01782 717962

  • 14:15
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The Edinburgh Revue and You Can Too

The Edinburgh Revue / PBH's Free Fringe The University of Edinburgh's finest return to the Fringe for the seventh year running, presenting the best sketches of the last year. ★★★★ (Skinny). ★★★★ (ThreeWeeks). Age category: 16+

Opium, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Upstairs

Free / 0131 225 8382

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Upstairs

Free / 0131 225 8382

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Upstairs

Free / 0131 225 8382

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 16 more dates until 23 Aug

The Improvised Improv Show - Free

Luc Valvona / Free Festival Taking improv to the next level, we improvise the cast! A daily impro jam that absolutely anyone can take part in, whether experienced veteran or enthusiastic newcomer. We'll take suggestions from the audience to create scenes and play some of our favourite improv games. Come along and get…

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Aerie

Free / 0131 225 2022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Aerie

Free / 0131 225 2022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Aerie

Free / 0131 225 2022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug

The Philosorap Cabaret

Charlie Dupré Join Immanuel as he takes you on a colourful journey in rap through the history of thought. Featuring Descartes with the rationalistic hip-hop, David Hume avoiding the attentions of an abandoned self, young Arthur’s heartbroken plea to reality, a chicken who comes a cropper to his mistaken belief in…

The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Banqueting Hall

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Banqueting Hall

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Banqueting Hall

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 24 Aug

The Piece of Paper Paradox

Blue Moon Theatre Company The Piece of Paper Paradox shows us a world where routine is everything and even the smallest change can have unexpected consequences. In shining a light on unquestioning adherence to rules, it throws a hilarious light on the conflict between our fear of change and the need to break free.

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Theatre 2

£6.50 (£5) / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Theatre 2

£6.50 (£5) / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Theatre 2

£8 (£7) / 0845 508 8515

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 16 Aug

The Psychosocial Gathering

Minotaur Theatre Company After the success of The Librarians at last year's Edinburgh Fringe, Minotaur Theatre Company returns with The Psychosocial Gathering. Dan is lost. He needs to know why. But after waking up in an apartment inside his own head, his unwelcome flatmates take it upon themselves to save the day by…

theSpaces on the Mile, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Space 2

£4 (£3) / 0845 508 8316

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Space 2

£4 (£3) / 0845 508 8316

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Space 2

£7 (£5) / 0845 508 8316

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 16 Aug back to top

The Reviewers

Charlesworth and Holland Productions 'It’s not business– it’s personal.' Spawn of the West End Reviews, headed by the conscienceless Keira Cochrane, make Edinburgh a miserable place to be during Fringe month. The city is rife with bribery, corruption and generically angsty student shows. So when the Critic with No Name…

AGA Showroom, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Upstairs

£5

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Upstairs

£5

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Upstairs

£9.50 (£7.50)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 23 Aug

The Thinking Drinkers' Guide to the Legends of Liquor

Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham Alcohol: One minute a soul mate, the next a psychopath; it can be both creative muse and pesky mischief-maker. Slide onto the bar stool of discovery and enjoy several free drinks as the Thinking Drinkers explore the liquid lives of history’s most extraordinary elbow-benders. Alexander the…

The Famous Spiegeltent, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Famous Spiegeltent

£9 (£8) / 0844 693 3008

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Famous Spiegeltent

£11 (£10) / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Famous Spiegeltent

£11 (£10) / 0844 693 3008

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

The Trip

West London Community College – Helping Adults with Autism Mr Harrison is taking Waterloo class on a trip to London. When the school mini-bus driver calls in sick Harrison's plans seem scuppered; but with a class full of expectant autistic teenagers, what choice has he got? A new comedy performed by an entire cast of…

AGA Showroom, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Upstairs

£6 (£4)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Upstairs

£6 (£4)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Upstairs

£6 (£4)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 9 Aug

The Usual Rejects

Ben Shannon, Lea Emery and Christian Elderfield / Free Festival Join Ben, Lea and Christian for an hour of hilarity! One's happy-go-lucky, one's lucky-go-happy and the other is happy to get lucky! Come see these talented three in action and discover why they're the usual rejects… Age category: PG

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Attic

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Attic

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Attic

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

These Boyz Need Therapy

Jack Campbell and Daniel Nicholas/ PBH's Free Fringe Two emerging comedians at each end of the comedy spectrum, the intensely charming Jack Campbell ‘100% Funny’ (Broadwaybaby.com) and the engaging and interactive Dan Nicholas (shortlisted for BBC New Comedy Award 2013). Beginning in Leicester in 2011, these two have…

The Kilderkin, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Kilderkin

Free / 0131 556 2101

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Kilderkin

Free / 0131 556 2101

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Kilderkin

Free / 0131 556 2101

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 16 more dates until 23 Aug back to top