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.

CAST, Doncaster

Sun 16 Nov

£20 / 01302 303959

  • 17:00

Ferneham Hall, Fareham

Sun 26 Oct

£22.50 / 01329 231942

  • 17:00

Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Sun 9 Nov

£20 ( £15) / 01253 290190

  • 17:00

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Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

'Sybil', 'Basil' and 'Manuel' recreate the chaotic John Cleese sitcom experience, while you enjoy a three course dinner. Nope, doesn't sound very safe to us, either. Booking is essential.

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Thu 11 Sep

£50 / 0131 556 6040

  • 13:30 – 15:30

Sat 13 Sep

£50 / 0131 556 6040

  • 13:30 – 15:30

Sun 14 Sep

£50 / 0131 556 6040

  • 13:30 – 15:30

The Charing Cross Hotel, London WC2N

Sat 6 Sep

£50 / 0131 556 6040

Sun 7 Sep

£50 / 0131 556 6040

Sat 13 Sep

£50 / 0131 556 6040

…and 28 more dates until 20 Dec

Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton

Fri 23 Jan 2015

Blue Lounge

£42.50 inc meal / 0131 556 6040

  • 13:30

Sat 24 Jan 2015

Blue Lounge

£42.50 inc meal / 0131 556 6040

  • 13:30

Sun 25 Jan 2015

Blue Lounge

£42.50 inc meal / 0131 556 6040

  • 13:30

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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

  • 15:30

Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Sat 25 Apr 2015

£26.50 / 01604 624 811

  • 16:30

Southbank Centre, London SE1

Sat 29 Nov

Queen Elizabeth Hall

£25.50 / 0844 875 0073

  • 16:00

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The Play That Goes Wrong

  • Directed by: Mark Bell
  • Written by: Henry Shields

Award winning company Theatre Mischief presents a play-within-a-play about an amateur dramatic society putting on a murder mystery production.

Duchess Theatre, London WC2B

Sat 6 Sep

£23.50–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

Sun 7 Sep

£23.50–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

Thu 11 Sep

£23.50–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

…and 64 more dates until 1 Feb 2015

Hairspray: Halifax Amateur Opera Society

A production of the popular musical set in the 1950s where Baltimore's Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart has only one passion to dance.

Victoria Theatre, Halifax

Sat 20 Sep

£14–£18 ( £12–£16; £12–£16; Children £12–£16 under 16s) / 01422 351158

  • 14:15
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Hay Fever

  • Directed by: Lindsay Posner
  • Written by: Noel Coward

Noel Coward's renowned comedy from 1925 gets an airing on stage. Directed by Ian Brown

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Thu 2 Oct

£15–£35; £15–£35; £15–£30 mat / 01223 503333

  • 14:30

Sat 4 Oct

£15–£35; £15–£35; £15–£30 mat / 01223 503333

  • 14:30

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Thu 11 Sep

£18–£31.50; £22–£33.50 (£21–£28.50; £24–£30.50; £19.50–£27; £22.50–£29) / 01227 787787

  • 14:30

Sat 13 Sep

£18–£31.50; £22–£33.50 (£21–£28.50; £24–£30.50; £19.50–£27; £22.50–£29) / 01227 787787

  • 14:30

Richmond Theatre

Wed 17 Sep

£10–£50 / 0870 060 6651

Sat 20 Sep

£10–£50 / 0870 060 6651

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Real Hoosewives Fae Glasgow

When Barbara from Bearsden finds out that an American TV producer is in town to find 'The Real Hoosewives fae Glasgow' she gets right on the case. Musical featuring 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun', 'I'm So Excited' and lots more.

Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 13 Sep

£15–£18 (£16) / 0141 332 1846

  • 14:00

Stones In His Pockets

The multi-award winning comedy by Marie Jones in which two actors play 15 characters between them, from two cheeky lads intent on stardom to a Hollywood starlet.

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Tue 23 Sep

£14.50–£22.50 ( £12–£20; £12–£20; Children £10 under 16s; Children £10 ages 16-26) / 0116 242 3595

  • 14:15

The Unquiet Grave Of Garcia Lorca

  • Directed by: Hamish Macdougall
  • Written by: Nicholas De Jongh

Nicholas De Jongh's play about the assassination of Spanish poet Garcia Lorca in the 1930s. In 1936, Spain is riven with violence and poised on the outbreak of the Spanish Civil war. A respectable London publisher with undercover M16 connections helps arrange for two young blondes and one adventurous English man to…

The Drayton Arms Theatre, London SW5

Sat 4 Oct

£16 (£14) / 020 7835 2301

  • 15:00

Sat 11 Oct

£16 (£14) / 020 7835 2301

  • 15:00

Sat 18 Oct

£16 (£14) / 020 7835 2301

  • 15:00

Sat 25 Oct

£16 (£14) / 020 7835 2301

  • 15:00

Billy Smart's Circus

This all human performance includes a trapeze act, acrobats, jugglers, aerialists and a fire tricks, all soundtracked by a live band.

Old Common, Basingstoke

Tue 2 Sep

£10–£26 / 0844 4155 228

  • 16:45

Wed 3 Sep

£10–£26 / 0844 4155 228

  • 16:45

Thu 4 Sep

£10–£26 / 0844 4155 228

  • 16:45
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Fascinating Aida: Charm Offensive

The satirical cabaret trio – Dillie Keane, Adèle Anderson and Liza Pulman – take their new show on tour.

Theatre Royal, Bath

Sun 26 Oct

£17.50–£19.50 / 01225 448844

  • 16:00

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Sat 8 Nov

£21.50 / 01483 440000

  • 14:30

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 12 Oct

£4 / 0844 335 8879

  • 15:00

Hairspray

  • Directed by: Paul Kerryson

Millennium Forum, Londonderry

Thu 4 Sep

£9–£22; £9.50–£22; £11–£24 / 02871 264455

  • 14:30

Sat 6 Sep

£9–£22; £9.50–£22; £11–£24 / 02871 264455

  • 14:30

In Bed: Ex Nihilo Theatre Group

  • Written by: Adebayo Bolaji

A testing, funny and sexy piece of contemporary theatre looking at sexual objectifications and assumptions through simple yet theatrical storytelling.

London Theatre Workshop, SW6

Wed 17 Sep

Free

  • 14:30

Sat 20 Sep

Free

  • 14:30

King Silly And Friends

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

Rotherham Civic Theatre

Sun 21 Sep

£10 (Family £32)

  • 14:00
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Lee Mack: Hit the Road Mack

Sharp one-liners and high energy banter from the BAFTA award-winning comic and star of Not Going Out and Would I Lie to You.

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Sat 6 Dec

£28.50 / 01702 351135

Colston Hall, Bristol

Sat 4 Oct

£27.50 / 0117 922 3686

Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London W6

Sat 25 Oct

£27.50 / 0844 249 4300

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Neville's Island

  • Directed by: Angus Jackson
  • Written by: Tim Firth

Four businessmen, on a team-building exercise, find themselves battling wildlife, the weather and each other, with their so-called togetherness descending into fits of squabbles. Tim Firth's comedy is directed by Angus Jackson.

The Duke Of York's Theatre, London WC2N

Wed 15 Oct

£15–£45 preview; £15–£55 / 0845 505 8500

  • 14:30

Sat 18 Oct

£15–£45 preview; £15–£55 / 0845 505 8500

  • 14:30

Wed 22 Oct

£15–£45 preview; £15–£55 / 0845 505 8500

  • 14:30
…and 24 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Podtastic Double Bill

A Podtastic Double Bill from two award-winning panel shows at Day 4 of The Phoenix Rebirth Festival. See both 'Do The Right Thing' and 'Pappys Flatshare Slamdown' with very special guests for just £11 in The Phoenix Basement.

The Phoenix, London W1G

Sun 14 Sep

£7–£11 / 020 7493 8003

  • 16:30 – 18:30

The Restoration Of Nell Gwyn

  • Written by: Steve Trafford

A bawdy comedy set during the Restoration. Written by Steve Trafford and featuring songs by Henry Purcell.

Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Sat 1 Nov

£10.50 / 01284 769505

  • 15:00

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 22 Nov

£13–£23 / 0151 709 4321

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sat 29 Nov

£13–£23 / 0151 709 4321

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sat 6 Dec

£13–£23 / 0151 709 4321

  • 14:00 – 16:00
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Show Us Your Tips

Situation comedy written by Lynne Fitzgerald about Liverpool pub life starring actors Mickey Finn, Lynne Fitzgerald, Clare Bowles and Charlie Griffiths.

Theatre Royal, St Helens

Sat 20 Sep

£14 (£12) / 01744 756000

  • 14:30

Still Game

  • Cast: Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill

The stage version of Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill's TV sitcom of ageing disgracefully, starring Ford Kiernan as Jack Jarvis and Greg Hemphill as Victor McDade.

The SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Sat 20 Sep

£45 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 21 Sep

£45 / 0141 248 3000

Sat 27 Sep

£30–£45 / 0141 248 3000

…and 3 more dates until 5 Oct

69 Shades of Black

Starring Gail Porter as ‘Christina Black’ Boring, vanilla, Horlick's swiller William Shight’s most interesting trait has always been his snigger inducing name. Up until now that is! Since landing his dream job at one of the country’s top advertising agencies, things have taken a nipple twisting turn for the…

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Sun 7 Jun 2015

The Beacon Theatre

£20 / 01475 723723

Ant & Dec's Takeaway On Tour!

Ant and Dec take their Saturday night extravaganza on tour – expect the usual glut of guests, prizes and audience participation.

Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 6 Sep

£25–£45 / 0844 493 6666

April in Paris

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

A warm-hearted comedy about a married couple's first experience abroad.

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Wed 8 Oct

£16.25–£23 / 02476 553055

  • 14:30

Sat 11 Oct

£16.25–£23 / 02476 553055

  • 14:30

Darlington Civic Theatre

Thu 16 Oct

£17–£20.60; £21–£25.50; £18 / 01325 486555

  • 14:00

Sat 18 Oct

£17–£20.60; £21–£25.50; £18 / 01325 486555

  • 14:30

Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton

Wed 24 Sep

£18; £20 (£16; £18) / 0151 666 0000

  • 14:30

Sat 27 Sep

£18; £20 (£16; £18) / 0151 666 0000

  • 14:30

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