Before 5pm, Comedy

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Lincoln Drill Hall

Sun 5 Oct

£10 ( £8; £8; £8; Children £8 under 16s) / 01522 873894

  • 16:00

Comedy Club 4 Kids

The best comedians from the UK and world circuit do what they do best, but without the rude bits! For ages 12 to 18.

New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Sun 26 Oct

£8.50; £5 under 26s / 01473 295900

  • 15:30 – 17:30

Comedy Club 4 Kids

  • 4 stars

Top comedians play to the toughest crowd: kids. 'And' they have to keep it clean. Ages 6+ 'A highlight for children… giving them a taste of some of the biggest names in comedy… with the fun, rowdy feel of a real comedy club.' – The Guardian

Theatre Royal, Bath

Mon 27 Oct

£7.50 (Children £6.50; £6.50) / 01225 448844

  • 11:30
  • 15:00

Comedy Improvisation Workshop (Over 16s)

Belfast Comedy Festival presents a practical acting workshop with tutor Rosie Pelan. Learn how to create characters and construct ideas on the spot, and develop spontaneity and creativity.

Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

Sat 4 Oct

£5 / 028 9024 2338

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Crazy Gary’s Mobile Disco

  • Written by: Gary Owen

Waking Exploits Theatre presents award-winning playwright Gary Owen's comic portrayal of masculinity in crisis.

Chapter Art Centre, Cardiff

Sat 27 Sep

£14 (£12) / 0292 030440

  • 14:30

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

  • 10:00

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

  • 14:30

David Baddiel: Fame: Not The Musical

It's been a whopping 15 years since David's last stand-up show, so tonight he's exploring the different ways he's perceived: whether it's token Jew, new lad or comedy rock'n'roller.

Hertford Theatre

Sun 5 Oct

Phone for prices / 01992 531500

  • 11:00

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

  • 16:00
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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

Wed 24 Sep

£24.50–£90 / 0844 871 8046

Thu 25 Sep

£24.50–£90 / 0844 871 8046

Sat 27 Sep

£24.50–£90 / 0844 871 8046

…and 72 more dates until 7 Mar 2015

The Distance

  • Directed by: Charlotte Gwinner
  • Written by: Deborah Bruce

A sharp and contemporary comedy drama about big decisions, motherhood, keeping control and letting go. Written by Deborah Bruce and directed by Charlotte Gwinner.

Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond

Thu 16 Oct

£15; £20 / 020 8940 3633

  • 14:30

Sat 18 Oct

£15; £20 / 020 8940 3633

  • 14:30

Thu 23 Oct

£15; £20 / 020 8940 3633

  • 14:30
…and 5 more dates until 8 Nov

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

  • 14:00

Sat 27 Dec

£18–£22 / 0844 800 0400

  • 14:00

Sat 3 Jan 2015

£18–£22 / 0844 800 0400

  • 14:00

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

  • 14:00

Edmund Blackadder

An interactive comedy based on the popular historical television sitcom.

The Atkinson, Southport

Sat 13 Dec

£41; £41 inc meal / 01704 533333

  • 13:30
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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

  • 15:15

Sat 20 Dec

Hampstead Downstairs

£5; £12 (£10) / 020 7722 9301

  • 15:15

Wed 24 Dec

Hampstead Downstairs

£5; £12 (£10) / 020 7722 9301

  • 14:45
…and 7 more dates until 17 Jan 2015

Elizabeth I: Virgin On The Ridiculous

Living Spit present a comedic take on the reign of the Tudor monarch, complete with songs, props and live music.

Brewery Theatre, Bristol

Tue 23 Sep

£12 (£8) / 01258 475137

  • 10:30

Sat 27 Sep

£12 (£8) / 01258 475137

  • 14:15

Sat 4 Oct

£12 (£8) / 01258 475137

  • 14:15

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

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

  • 12:00 – 17:00

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

  • 14:30

Sat 22 Nov

£19.50 (£14.50) / 01225 448844

  • 14:30

Thu 27 Nov

£19.50 (£14.50) / 01225 448844

  • 14:30
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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

  • 13:00

Sat 22 Nov

£47.50 / 0844 811 2121

  • 13:00

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 30 Sep

1805 Rooms

£28 inc meal / 01225 448844

  • 12:00

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

  • 14:30

Thu 5 Feb 2015

£11–£21 / 0115 941 9419

  • 13:30

69 Camden High Street, London NW1

Sat 27 Sep

£10 (£8)

  • 11:00 – 12:30

Sat 4 Oct

£10 (£8)

  • 16:00 – 17:30

Gary Delaney: Purist

Gary tours his 2010 Fringe show, which is jam-packed with jokes, one-liners and amusing thoughts, but not with a coherent narrative structure. (On purpose. We hope.) That's fine, no one has time for that anyway.

The Cellars At Eastney, Southsea

Wed 15 Oct

£12; £10 adv / 023 9282 6249

  • 12:00
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