Before 5pm, Comedy

220 events

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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 27 Sep

£30–£45 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 28 Sep

£30–£45 / 0141 248 3000

Sat 4 Oct

£30–£45 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 5 Oct

£30–£45 / 0141 248 3000

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.

Addington Park, Croydon

Wed 1 Oct

£10–£18 / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30

Thu 2 Oct

£10–£18 / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30

Fri 3 Oct

£10–£18 / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30
…and 2 more dates until 5 Oct

Danson Park, Bexleyheath

Tue 7 Oct

£10–£18 / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30

Wed 8 Oct

£10–£18 / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30

Thu 9 Oct

£10–£18 / 0844 4155 228

  • 12:30 – 21:30
…and 3 more dates until 12 Oct

People's Park, Jersey

Wed 24 Sep

£12–£26 (Children £10–£18) / 0844 4155 228

  • 16:45

Thu 25 Sep

£12–£26 (Children £10–£18) / 0844 4155 228

  • 16:45

Fri 26 Sep

£12–£26 (Children £10–£18) / 0844 4155 228

  • 16:45
…and 2 more dates until 28 Sep

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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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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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.

The Charing Cross Hotel, London WC2N

Sat 27 Sep

£50 / 0131 556 6040

Sun 28 Sep

£50 / 0131 556 6040

Sat 4 Oct

£50 / 0131 556 6040

…and 83 more dates until 30 Aug 2015

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

Wales Millennium Centre / Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru, Cardiff

Sat 27 Sep

£42–£45; £55 / 0131 556 6040

  • 12:00
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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.

Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold

Sat 4 Oct

Clwyd

£15–£18 (Children £13–£16; £13–£16; £13–£16) / 0845 330 3565

  • 14:30

New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Wed 15 Oct

£8.50–£25; £8.50–£22 NUS/unwaged/disabled/Over 60s; £5 under 16s/under 26; £8.50–£15; £8.50–£12 NUS/unwaged/disabled/Over 60s; £5 under 16s/under 26 / 01473 295 900

  • 14:30

New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Wed 15 Oct

£8.50–£25 / 01473 295900

  • 14:30 – 17:00

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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

Thu 25 Sep

£23.50–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

Sat 27 Sep

£23.50–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

Sun 28 Sep

£23.50–£81.25 / 0844 482 9672

…and 56 more dates until 1 Feb 2015

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

69 Camden High Street, London NW1

Sat 27 Sep

£10 (£8)

  • 11:00 – 12:30

Sat 4 Oct

£10 (£8)

  • 16:00 – 17:30

Jay Foreman's Disgusting Songs for Revolting Children (and Other Funny Stories)

Musical comedy, plus silly stories and poems from the acclaimed comic in a family friendly performance.

The Pound Arts Centre, Corsham

Tue 28 Oct

£6 (£5; £20) / 01249 701628

  • 16:00
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Kevin Bridges: We Need to Talk About …

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

ASDA, Edinburgh

Thu 18 Dec

Free / 0131 669 9151

  • 13:00

Overgate, Dundee

Fri 10 Oct

Free

  • 16:30

Waterstones, London E14

Thu 16 Oct

Free / 0843 290 8209

  • 12:30

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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

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

Getting There

A light-hearted comedy based on a dysfunctional family, struggling to make ends meet on benefits. Follow them on their journey, manoeuvring round the new welfare reforms and looking for family fortune, will they ever find it? 

New Trinity Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 18 Oct

£3 / 0131 661 1212

Part of Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.

  • 14:00 – 14:50

Islands

  • Written by: Caroline Horton

The Bush Theatre, London W12

Wed 21 Jan 2015

£19.50; £15 / 020 8743 5050

  • 14:30

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£19.50; £15 / 020 8743 5050

  • 14:30

Wed 28 Jan 2015

£19.50; £15 / 020 8743 5050

  • 14:30
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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+.

The Atkinson, Southport

Sat 25 Oct

£8 (Children £6) / 01704 533333

  • 14:00

South Street Arts Centre, Reading

Sat 4 Oct

£8.70 / 0118 960 6060

  • 14:00

The Wave Centre, Maryport

Sun 26 Oct

£6 / 01900 811450

  • 14:00

Kevin Bridges in Conversation

Does what it says on the tin – comedian Kevin Bridges, you guessed it, in conversation.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sat 11 Oct

£23 / 0141 353 8000

With Colin Murray.

  • 12:30

Lend Me A Tenor

  • Written by: Ken Ludwig

A fast-paced, frivolous frenzy of a farce with a grand opera setting.

Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch

Sat 18 Oct

£17.50 (£15) / 01708 443333

  • 14:30

Thu 23 Oct

£17.50 (£15) / 01708 443333

  • 14:30

Little Howard's Big Show for Kids

Real human Big Howard and interactive animation Little Howard are putting on the show of their lives.

The Con Club, Lewes

Sat 11 Oct

£10; £9 mems; £8 under-16s ( £31) / 01273 473076

  • 14:30 – 16:15

Festival Drayton Centre, Market Drayton

Sun 2 Nov

£8.50 (Children £7; £28) / 01630 654444

  • 14:00

macrobert, Stirling

Sat 27 Sep

£12.50 / 01786 466666

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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
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A 21st Century Tea Dance

Hail back to decades gone by at this family dance, comedy and theatre event, with regular host Ida Barr.

The Albany, London SE8

Tue 4 Nov

£5 / 020 8692 4446

  • 13:00 – 15:00

69 Shades Of Black

Former Steps pop band member Faye Tozer stars in an adult comedy responding to the erotic novel Fifty Shades Of Grey.

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Sun 7 Jun 2015

The Beacon Theatre

£20 / 01475 723723

Abigail’s Party

  • Directed by: Suba Das
  • Written by: Mike Leigh

It's 1977. Beverly, former beautician and devout Tom Jones fan, is throwing a little party for her neighbours: newlyweds Tony and Angela, and divorcee Sue…

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Sat 18 Oct

£10 Preview; £20; £10 Preview; £18; £18; £20 ( £17.05; £17.05; £15.50; £15.50; £15.50; £15.50; £17.05; £17.05; Children £10 under 16s… / 0116 242 3595

  • 14:30

Tue 21 Oct

£10 Preview; £20; £10 Preview; £18; £18; £20 ( £17.05; £17.05; £15.50; £15.50; £15.50; £15.50; £17.05; £17.05; Children £10 under 16s… / 0116 242 3595

  • 14:30

Sat 25 Oct

£10 Preview; £20; £10 Preview; £18; £18; £20 ( £17.05; £17.05; £15.50; £15.50; £15.50; £15.50; £17.05; £17.05; Children £10 under 16s… / 0116 242 3595

  • 14:30
…and 4 more dates until 8 Nov

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

  • 14:30

Albert Einstein: Relativitively Speaking

A performance lecture in which the character of Albert Einstein explains his most famous theory, filled with science-themed jokes and puns.

The Customs House, South Shields

Thu 30 Oct

£10 (£8) / 0191 454 1234

  • 14:30
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