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Austentatious: An Improvised Novel

  • 4 stars

An irreverent show performed in period costume, borne from suggestions from the audience.

Black Box, Belfast

Wed 14 Jan 2015

£7; £6.50 adv; £6.50 adv; £9

Allan Stewart's Big Big Variety Show

Allan Stewart presents his big variety show featuring Grant Stott, Andy Gray, Paul Zerdin and more.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 9 Apr 2015

£25 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 11 Apr 2015

£25 / 0131 529 6000

The Belfast Tattoo 2015

Military bands take to the arena to perform at the third annual event.

Odyssey Arena, Belfast

Sat 5 Sep 2015

£33–£43.50 / 028 9073 9074

Bush Fest Comedy Festival 2015 Hollybush Cradley Heath

comedy festival near birmingham. "bush fest" hollybush cradley heath. real ale served. 50+ acts.

Holly Bush Ale House, Cradley Heath, Birmingham

Sat 18 Jul 2015

Free

Sun 19 Jul 2015

Free

52 Shades of Maggie (Dirty Dancing in the pub)

Written by Leesa Harker The loveable Maggie Muff is back with a bang in the highly anticipated sequel to 51 Shades of Maggie. The dust has settled in the estate after the shenanigans of Maggie’s last adventure and now she and her idiot sidekick, Big Sally-Ann, are planning a birthday party in the pub. Big…

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Sat 23 May 2015

The Beacon Theatre

£20 / 01475 723723

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The Addams Family: Knowle Musical Society

  • Written by: Rick Elise

Family comedy written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elise. Morticia and Gomez Addams want to continue living amongst death, pain and suffering as they always have. But there is a change in their plans as their beloved Wednesday, the ultimate princess of darkness, falls in love with a smart young man from a respectable…

Solihull Arts Complex

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£10–£16 / 0121 704 6962

The Addams Family: Peterborough Operatic & Dramatic Society

A Broadway musical comedy based on Charles Addams's cartoon strip about an extended family of macabre Gothic characters in their rundown home.

Key Theatre, Peterborough

Sat 28 Mar 2015

£15 / 01733 207239

Al Murray: One Man, One Guvnor

A brand new show from everyone's favourite bigoted landlord, Al Murray, star of Happy Hour. Please only cheer at the irony and stay in your house if you actually hate the French.

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£30 / 01702 351135

Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Sat 25 Apr 2015

£26.50 / 01604 624 811

Anything Goes

New production of Cole Porter's classic musical comedy about romance and hi-jinks on the high seas featuring the rich sounds of a live orchestra and a sensational cast.

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Thu 28 May 2015

£28–£44.75 / 028 9024 0411

Sat 30 May 2015

£28–£44.75 / 028 9024 0411

Boeing-Boeing

  • Written by: Marc Camoletti

A production of the ever-popular farce about bachelor Bernard who has three gorgeous air hostesses all engaged to him without knowing anything about each other; that is, until everything goes wrong.

Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch

Thu 12 Mar 2015

£12.50–£17.50; £16.50–£23; £19.50–£26.50 / 01708 443333

Sat 21 Mar 2015

£12.50–£17.50; £16.50–£23; £19.50–£26.50 / 01708 443333

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Absent Friends

London Classic Theatre presents Absent Friends by Alan Ayckbourn Directed by Michael Cabot Wealthy, unfulfilled housewife Diana arranges a gathering of old friends to cheer up bereaved Colin, whose fiancee drowned two months earlier.

Theatre Royal, Winchester

Sat 23 May 2015

£16 (£15.50; £15) / 01962 840440

The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy: Theatre Academy

A musical comedy based on characters created by cartoonist Charles Adams.

Embassy Theatre, Skegness

Sat 7 Feb 2015

£12 (Children £9; £37) / 0845 674 0505

Al Murray

Al Murray makes a career out of satirising the British booze culture and in doing so he comes across as quite a larger lout. Audiences will no doubt be surprised then to learn that he originally studied history at Oxford. It was around this time that he started writing for Week Ending and Spitting Image. He toured with…

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£26.50 / 01702 351135

Nottingham Playhouse

Sun 1 Mar 2015

£26.50 / 0115 941 9419

Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Sat 25 Apr 2015

£26.50 / 01604 624 811

‘Allo ‘Allo

Written by David Croft and Jeremy Lloyd Allo' Allo' the stage play has all the favourite characters and all the humour of one of the most popular and successful TV comedies.

Rhodes Arts Complex And Bishop's Stortford Museum

Sat 14 Feb 2015

Rhodes Theatre

£15 (£12.50) / 01279 651746

Baby it's Cold Outside

  • Directed by: Martin Lynch
  • Written by: Brenda Murphy

New comedy from award-winning playwright, Brenda Murphy tells the story of pregnancy and a bizarre love triangle and stars Jo Donnelly, Kerri Quinn, Tanya Thompson and Kevin Elliott.

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Fri 6 Mar 2015

£16.50–£24.50 / 028 9024 0411

Sat 7 Mar 2015

£16.50–£24.50 / 028 9024 0411

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Bad Jews

  • Directed by: Michael Longhurst
  • Written by: Joshua Harmon

A vicious comedy written by Joshua Harmon, where in a cramped apartment in Manhattan, family members start quarrelling about faith and legacy.

St James Theatre, London SW1E

Thu 15 Jan 2015

£10–£30 / 0844 264 2140

  • 14:30 Bad Jews St James Theatre, London

Sat 17 Jan 2015

£10–£30 / 0844 264 2140

  • 14:30 Bad Jews St James Theatre, London

Thu 22 Jan 2015

£10–£30 / 0844 264 2140

  • 14:30 Bad Jews St James Theatre, London
…and 11 more dates until 28 Feb 2015

The Bear: OddBox Theatre

A fast-paced comedy of fiery sarcasm and sharp insults. A true battle of the sexes as the brash no-nonsense landowner Grigory Smirnov meets his match in Elena Popova; a grieving widow.

The Point, Eastleigh

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£5 / 023 8065 2333

Beauty And The Beast

A musical romance based on the timeless tale or a village girl who meets a bewitched prince and whose love is the only thing that can change him back to his true form.

The Wave Centre, Maryport

Sat 27 Dec

£10; £30 adv (Children £8; £32) / 01900 811450

Sun 28 Dec

£10; £30 adv (Children £8; £32) / 01900 811450

Big Sean, Mikey And Me

Edinburgh-born actor Ruaraidh Murray performs a darkly comic one-man show.

The Vaults, London SE1

Sat 7 Feb 2015

£12 / 020 7401 9603

Sun 8 Feb 2015

£12 / 020 7401 9603

Black Adder Goes Forth: Newport Playgoers Society

Set in the trenches of the First World War, follow the attempts made by Blackadder to escape and avoid certain death. Also featuring iconic characters General Melchett, Baldrick, George and Darling.

Dolman Theatre, Newport

Sat 16 May 2015

£12.50; £12.50 (£11; £8.50; £8.50) / 01633 251338

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Blind Date

  • Directed by: Alice Barlett
  • Written by: Dave Simpson

JB Shorts Productions present a hilarious and heart-breaking look at the dating game. Written by Dave Simpson (Emmerdale, Girls' Night Out, The Naked Truth) and director Alice Bartlett (Harrogate Theatre, Hull Truck, West Yorkshire Playhouse) with actors Susan McArdle (Hetty Feather, Coronation Street, Early Doors) and…

Jermyn Street Theatre, London SW1Y

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£22; £17 before Jan 6 (£18) / 020 7287 2875

Bouncers

  • Written by: John Godber

John Godber's classic comedy of life on the door in the early 90s, in which four actors play around 30 characters between them.

Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

Thu 22 Jan 2015

Phone for prices / 01242 572573

  • 14:00 Bouncers Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

Bouncers

  • Written by: John Godber

Reform Theatre presents John Godber's hilarious and outrageous look back at the 1980s nightclub scene.

Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Sat 28 Mar 2015

£10–£25 (£10) / 01206 573948

  • 17:00 Bouncers Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Bouncers

  • Directed by: John Godber
  • Written by: John Godber

Featuring bouncers Lucky Eric, Judd, Les and Ralph, this is a parody of Saturday Night Fever, re-written as a tale of one night in a Yorkshire disco set in the 1980s.

Chichester Festival Theatre

Wed 4 Feb 2015

Minerva Theatre

£16–£20; £18–£22; £18–£22 (£14–£18; £16–£20) / 01243 781312

  • 14:45 Bouncers Chichester Festival Theatre

Sat 7 Feb 2015

Minerva Theatre

£16–£20; £18–£22; £18–£22 (£14–£18; £16–£20) / 01243 781312

  • 14:45 Bouncers Chichester Festival Theatre

Brighton Fringe 2015: Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

An interactive, improvised theatre event based on the famous Torquay restaurant.

Thistle Hotel, Brighton

Sat 30 May 2015

£45–£49.50

Sun 31 May 2015

£45–£49.50

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