Before 5pm, Comedy

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An Evening with Pam Ayres

A cosy evening of poetry, stories and incredible wit from the lady herself.

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Sun 29 Mar 2015

£22 / 023 8071 1811

Scouse Of The Antarctic

The Royal Court Christmas show is back and this time it's cooler than ever! A Russian and US submarine race to the North Pole to claim mineral rights. The last thing they expect to find when they get there is a scouser with a bobble hat on!

Royal Court Liverpool

Sat 20 Dec

£13–£23 / 0151 709 4321

Sat 27 Dec

£13–£23 / 0151 709 4321

Sat 3 Jan 2015

£13–£23 / 0151 709 4321

…and 2 more dates until 17 Jan 2015

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 20 Dec

Hampstead Downstairs

£5; £12 (£10) / 020 7722 9301

Wed 24 Dec

Hampstead Downstairs

£5; £12 (£10) / 020 7722 9301

Sat 27 Dec

Hampstead Downstairs

£5; £12 (£10) / 020 7722 9301

…and 6 more dates until 17 Jan 2015

Eric and Little Ern

  • Directed by: Owen Lewis
  • Written by: Dick Hills

A tribute to the stage and screen duo, performed by Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens.

St James Theatre, London SW1E

Sat 20 Dec

£25–£56.25 / 0844 264 2140

Sun 21 Dec

£25–£56.25 / 0844 264 2140

Fri 26 Dec

£25–£56.25 / 0844 264 2140

…and 9 more dates until 11 Jan 2015

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

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Reduced Shakespeare Company In The Complete History Of Comedy (Abridged)

  • Directed by: Austin Tichenor
  • Written by: Reed Martin

The Reduced Shakespeare Company present the entire history of comedy in 75 minutes.

Ritz and Connaught Cinema, Worthing

Sat 28 Feb 2015

£18.50–£20 (£14.50–£16; £16.65–£18) / 01903 206206

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+.

Loughborough Town Hall

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£7 (£5) / 01509 231914

Kevin Bridges: We Need to Talk About …

The Glaswegian comedian signs copies of his new book, We Need To Talk about … Kevin Bridges.

WHSmith, North West England

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 0151 707 6606

Count Arthur Strong

Steve Delaney's deluded thespian creation returns with a new show.

The Lowry, Salford

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£18.50 / 08432 086000

Dirty Dancin In Le Shebeen

The dust has settled in the estate after the shenanigans of Maggie's last adventure and now she and her buck-eejit sidekick, Big Sally-Ann are planning a birthday party in the Shebeen.

The MAC, Belfast

Fri 16 Jan 2015

£12 ( £10) / 028 9023 5053

Sat 17 Jan 2015

£12 ( £10) / 028 9023 5053

Sun 18 Jan 2015

£12 ( £10) / 028 9023 5053

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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

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

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

#MyWay

Young Pleasance ‘Once again the excellent Young Pleasance has come up trumps' (Scotsman). Our Sinatra-obsessed teenager plunges into the Twittersphere in pursuit of his digital darling, but she's too busy choosing her Instagram filter. A stunning new contemporary comedy with a cast of 30, populated with young talent…

Pleasance Theatre, London N7

Fri 19 Dec

£8–£10 / 020 7609 1800

  • 17:00 – 18:00 #MyWay Pleasance Theatre, London

Sat 20 Dec

£8–£10 / 020 7609 1800

  • 17:00 – 18:00 #MyWay Pleasance Theatre, London

Sun 21 Dec

£8–£10 / 020 7609 1800

  • 17:00 – 18:00 #MyWay Pleasance Theatre, London
…and 2 more dates until 23 Dec

Ruby Wax: Sane New World

Ruby's new show is all about sanity and how we can cling onto it.

St James Theatre, London SW1E

Thu 5 Mar 2015

£20–£30 / 0844 264 2140

Sat 7 Mar 2015

£20–£30 / 0844 264 2140

Thu 12 Mar 2015

£20–£30 / 0844 264 2140

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£20–£30 / 0844 264 2140

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Seasons Greetings

Contexture Theatre presents Alan Ayckbourn's riotous festive comedy where everything that could go wrong at Christmas goes wrong.

Rhodes Arts Complex And Bishop's Stortford Museum

Thu 29 Jan 2015

Rhodes Theatre

£17 (£15) / 01279 651746

Sat 31 Jan 2015

Rhodes Theatre

£17 (£15) / 01279 651746

Sun 1 Feb 2015

Rhodes Theatre

£17 (£15) / 01279 651746

Tinderella

Give it Some Room present a preposterous love story featuring Elizabeth Webster from Game of Thrones.

Offstage Theatre At The Bridewell, London EC4Y

Thu 18 Dec

£6–£7

  • 13:00 – 13:45 Tinderella Offstage Theatre At The Bridewell, London

Fri 19 Dec

£6–£7

  • 13:00 – 13:45 Tinderella Offstage Theatre At The Bridewell, London

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

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

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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

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

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

‘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

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