Before 5pm, Comedy

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Feed The Beast

Peter Rowe directs a comedy based on the often tumultuous relationship between the British government and members of the press.

New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Wed 6 May 2015

£10–£25 / 01473 295900

Sat 9 May 2015

£10–£25 / 01473 295900

Wed 13 May 2015

£10–£25 / 01473 295900

Sat 16 May 2015

£10–£25 / 01473 295900

A Fight At The Opera

  • Written by: Jamie Christian

Jamie Christian's comedy drama in which a world famous operatic star's well-meaning attempt to link up with old school friends ends in mayhem.

Etcetera Theatre, London NW1

Sat 29 Nov

£10 / 020 7482 4857

Sun 30 Nov

£10 / 020 7482 4857

Fleabag

A one woman show by Phoebe Waller-Bridge about a twenty-something woman trying to find her place in the world. Ages 12+.

Brewery Theatre, Bristol

Tue 3 Feb 2015

£8; £12 (£8) / 0117 902 0344

  • 10:30 Fleabag Brewery Theatre, Bristol

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

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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

Ghost Train

Talking Scarlet Theatre Company presents Arnold Ridley's classic comedy thriller about a group of travellers stranded at a remote railway station.

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£21.25 (£19.25) / 020 8688 9291

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£21.25 (£19.25) / 020 8688 9291

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

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

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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

Hay Fever: Oxford Theatre Guild

  • Written by: Noel Coward

Noel Coward's comedy drama set at a chaotic country house party during the 1920s.

Old Fire Station, Oxford

Sat 20 Dec

£13 (£11) / 01865 263980

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

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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

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

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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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

King Silly And Friends

Slapstick family entertainment with acrobats, magicians, jesters, jugglers and clowns.

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Mon 16 Feb 2015

Arnhem Gallery

£13.50 (Children £11.50) / 020 8688 9291

The Knight Of The Burning Pestle

  • Directed by: Adele Thomas
  • Written by: Francis Beaumont

Jacobean comedy written by Francis Beaumont, about a grocer and his wife, who being dissatisfied with a play they are watching, invade the stage to re-direct the action to their taste.

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London SE1

Sun 14 Dec

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

£25–£45; £10 Standing; £60 Premium Tickets / 020 7401 9919

Thu 18 Dec

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

£25–£45; £10 Standing; £60 Premium Tickets / 020 7401 9919

Sat 20 Dec

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

£25–£45; £10 Standing; £60 Premium Tickets / 020 7401 9919

…and 9 more dates until 11 Jan 2015

Kraken

  • Written by: Trygve Wakenfield

Trygve Wakenfield's performance starts with a brilliant, elasticized strip-tease entrance that confirms Marx's dictum of history repeating itself, first as tragedy then as farce. Kraken is a masterpiece of absurd sensibility that follows its own zany logic.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Sat 10 Jan 2015

£10; £17.50; £15 (£15; £12.50) / 020 7478 0100

  • 16:00 Kraken Soho Theatre, London

Sat 17 Jan 2015

£10; £17.50; £15 (£15; £12.50) / 020 7478 0100

  • 16:00 Kraken Soho Theatre, London
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