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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

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 4 Jan 2015

£4 / 0844 335 8879

Glorilla

  • Directed by: Angus Barr

Spitz & Co presents a two-handed comedy about a French actress on a mission to save the world by sharing jungle survival tips. Performed by Susie Donkin and Pauline Morel, and directed by Angus Barr.

The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

Sat 14 Feb 2015

Phone for prices / 01392 434169

  • 14:00 Glorilla The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

Great Yorkshire Fringe

A weird, wise and wonderful ten-day festival comes to York next summer.

Various Venues, York

Fri 24 Jul 2015

Prices vary

Sat 25 Jul 2015

Prices vary

Sun 26 Jul 2015

Prices vary

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Hairspray: The Portsmouth Players

  • Directed by: Jack O'Brien
  • Written by: John Waters

A jolly musical based on the 1988 film by John Waters about a plump girl with big hair and a passion for dance.

Kings Theatre, Portsmouth

Sat 28 Feb 2015

£12–£13 (Children £10 under 15s; £40–£42) / 02392 828282

Harvey

  • Directed by: Lindsay Posner
  • Written by: Mary Chase

The Pulitzer prize-winning comedy about Elwood P Dowd, played by James Dreyfus, and his friendship with an invisible rabbit named Harvey.

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Thu 12 Feb 2015

The HOUSE

£12.50–£35 (£7.50–£18.50) / 0121 236 4455

  • 14:00 Harvey Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Sat 14 Feb 2015

The HOUSE

£12.50–£35 (£7.50–£18.50) / 0121 236 4455

  • 14:00 Harvey Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Thu 19 Feb 2015

The HOUSE

£12.50–£35 (£7.50–£18.50) / 0121 236 4455

  • 14:00 Harvey Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Sat 21 Feb 2015

The HOUSE

£12.50–£35 (£7.50–£18.50) / 0121 236 4455

  • 14:00 Harvey Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Harvey

The story follows James Dreyfus's character Elwood P Dowd's friendship with a tall, invisible rabbit named Harvey.

Malvern Theatres

Sat 28 Feb 2015

£19.60–£36.40 / 01684 892 277

  • 14:30 Harvey Malvern Theatres

Hello/Goodbye

  • Directed by: Tamara Harvey
  • Written by: Peter Souter

Production of a contemporary tale written by Peter Souter, directed by Tamara Harvey and starring

Hampstead Theatre, London NW3

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£25–£35; £18–£28; £25–£35; £25–£35 (£10–£15 under 30; £10–£15 under 30s; £10–£15; £15–£20; £10–£15 under 30s; £10–£15; £15–£20; £10–£15 under… / 020 7722 9301

Wed 4 Feb 2015

£25–£35; £18–£28; £25–£35; £25–£35 (£10–£15 under 30; £10–£15 under 30s; £10–£15; £15–£20; £10–£15 under 30s; £10–£15; £15–£20; £10–£15 under… / 020 7722 9301

Sat 7 Feb 2015

£25–£35; £18–£28; £25–£35; £25–£35 (£10–£15 under 30; £10–£15 under 30s; £10–£15; £15–£20; £10–£15 under 30s; £10–£15; £15–£20; £10–£15 under… / 020 7722 9301

…and 5 more dates until 28 Feb 2015

Hijack Open Mic

An open stage for young performers, from musicians to poets and comedians, to showcase their talent.

Salisbury Arts Centre

Thu 22 Jan 2015

Free / 01722 321744

Thu 26 Feb 2015

Free / 01722 321744

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Hillingdon's Hidden Talent 2015

A showcase for local musicians, dancers and comedians.

Compass Theatre, Uxbridge

Sun 15 Feb 2015

£3.50 / 01895 673200

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

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue

Rob Brydon, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, Barry Cryer and Jeremy Hardy feature in this live performance of the popular Radio 4 antidote to panel game shows.

The Lowry, Salford

Sun 18 Jan 2015

Lyric

£26 / 08432 086000

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

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Inside Out Of Mind

Darkly comic, and offering glimpses of a mysterious world, this insightful play by Tanya Myers enters into the experience of dementia care.

Derby Theatre

Thu 19 Feb 2015

Main Theatre

£15–£25.50; £11–£17 (£15–£23.50; £12–£15) / 01332 593939

Fri 20 Feb 2015

Main Theatre

£15–£25.50; £11–£17 (£15–£23.50; £12–£15) / 01332 593939

Sat 21 Feb 2015

Main Theatre

£15–£25.50; £11–£17 (£15–£23.50; £12–£15) / 01332 593939

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
…and 7 more dates until 21 Feb 2015

It's A Musicals Life: Good Companions Stage Society

A show packed full of wonderful songs and dance routines from the best of musical theatre, with a sprinkle of comedy for good measure.

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Sat 28 Mar 2015

£8; £10; £9 / 01332 255800

Ivo Graham: Gentle Anecdotes Volume 3

The most recent stand-up material from Ivo Graham.

The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

Sat 7 Feb 2015

£7 / 01392 434169

Jack And Dean Live

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

The Bloomsbury Theatre, London WC1H

Sat 16 May 2015

£15 / 020 3108 1000

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James Campbell's Comedy 4 Kids

The master of kids' comedy presents a show packed with proper laughs, without the rude bits. For ages 6+.

The Flavel, Dartmouth

Sat 7 Mar 2015

£7 / 01803 39 530

Loughborough Town Hall

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£7 (£5) / 01509 231914

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

John Hegley: Blackbeard's Tea Party

The bespectacled comic-poet performs his usual word-wild spectacle.

Grand Opera House, York

Sun 22 Mar 2015

£14 / 0844 871 3024

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

Jordan Brookes: My Neighbour Is Taking His Bins Out

Stand-up performer Jordan Brookes presents his most recent material.

The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

Sat 7 Feb 2015

£7 / 01392 434169

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