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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.

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Thu 22 May

£15–£25; £15–£20 / 01223 503333

  • 14:30

Sat 24 May

£15–£25; £15–£20 / 01223 503333

  • 14:30

Darlington Civic Theatre

Thu 19 Jun

£20–£24.50; £17 / 01325 486555

  • 14:00

Sat 21 Jun

£20–£24.50; £17 / 01325 486555

  • 14:30

Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

Wed 2 Jul

£17.50; £10 under 25s; £14.50–£20; £13–£20.50 disabled; £10 under 25s; £14.50; £10 under 25s; £14.50–£22; £13–£20.50 disabled; £10 under 25s… / 01323 412000

  • 14:30

Sat 5 Jul

£17.50; £10 under 25s; £14.50–£20; £13–£20.50 disabled; £10 under 25s; £14.50; £10 under 25s; £14.50–£22; £13–£20.50 disabled; £10 under 25s… / 01323 412000

  • 14:30

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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.

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Sun 20 Apr

£16.50–£24.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 14:30

Mon 21 Apr

£16.50–£24.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 14:30

Theatre At The Mill, Newtownabbey

Sat 26 Apr

£19–£23 / 028 9034 0202

  • 17:00 – 20:30

The Boy in Blue

Comedy ghost story about a young boy betrayed by his mates. Suitable for the family.

Quaker Meeting House, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

Theatre

£5 (£4) / 0131 225 4825

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 12 Aug

Theatre

£5 (£4) / 0131 225 4825

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

Theatre

£5 (£4) / 0131 225 4825

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 15 Aug

Blofeld and Baxter – Memories of Test Match Special

The cricket commentators talk about their careers and stories from their trips around the world.

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

QueenDome

£9 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

QueenDome

£9 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

QueenDome

£9 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 24 Aug

Adventures on Air - Free

James Cook / Free Festival Award-winning comedian James Cook tells the often hilarious, surprising and surreal true story of being the voice between pop records. ‘The most enjoyable hour’ (BBC.co.uk). ‘Well worth tuning in’ (BroadwayBaby.com). Age category: 16+

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 23 Aug back to top

Always Be Rolling - Free

James Cook / Free Festival How board games can change your life and save the world. Award-winning comedian James Cook has read the back of the box and is ready to play. Won’t you join him? 'Truly original' (Danny Wallace). Age category: 14+

Laughing Horse @ Bar 50, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Alcove

Free / 0131 524 1989

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Alcove

Free / 0131 524 1989

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Alcove

Free / 0131 524 1989

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 23 Aug

Ben Mepsted: Middle Class Idiots

Ben Mepsted / Free Festival Ben Mepsted is just a guy, like any other guy. He is horribly middle class, went to a nice school and has a totally useless degree. In this show he explores some of the middle class idiots that occupy his mind. 40 minutes of laugh out loud characters: expect fun, frolics and singing the…

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Loft

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 24 Aug

Chris Coltrane: There's No Heroes Left Except All of Us

Chris Coltrane / PBH's Free Fringe Join comedian and activist Chris Coltrane for an hour of uplifting, Tory-smashing political comedy! The world is corrupt, politicians are garbage, but we are awesome! Let Coltrane show you how to use activism and fun to kick the bad guys out, and make the world a better place. A show…

The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Cinema

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Cinema

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Cinema

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

Freddie Farrell and Friends

Freddie Farrell / Free Festival A showcase show with some of the best performers at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe. Five comics throughout the hour, with a different line-up everyday! Anybody could pop in! For Free! ‘Very funny and likeable’ ★★★★ (ThreeWeeks).

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll & Hyde, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Crypt

Free / 0131 225 2022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Crypt

Free / 0131 225 2022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Crypt

Free / 0131 225 2022

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Aug

Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre: Socks In Space

Songs, sketches, falsetto and violence, laced with a sci-fi theme from the ever popular Sock Puppets.

Derby Assembly Rooms

Sun 22 Jun

Darwin

£12; £6.25 / 01332 255529

  • 13:00
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Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised!

Racing Minds The Fringe hit returns for a fourth year! Racing Minds present an improvised comic adventure based entirely on audience suggestions – unique every day. A doddery grandfather can't quite remember his ripping yarn, but with your help a mystery stuffed with hilarious characters, whip-smart wit and…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Upstairs

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Upstairs

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Upstairs

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 25 Aug

An Evening with Pam Ayres

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

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Sun 29 Jun

£19.50 / 01892 530613

  • 17:00

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Fri 8 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

The Music Hall

£15 / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Ferneham Hall, Fareham

Sun 26 Oct

£22.50 / 01329 231942

  • 17:00

Caution to the Wind

Chris Boyd / PBH's Free Fringe That noise you can hear is the inescapable roar of a mile-wide twister headed right this way. Join comedian Chris Boyd – ‘Glorious’ (Chortle.co.uk) – in his make-shift storm shelter and prepare to hold on for dear life. ‘Brilliant’ (Leicester Mercury). Directed by Ben Target. Age…

The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Cinema

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Cinema

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Cinema

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 23 Aug

The Cult of Comedy

Laugh your socks off with this mixed line-up of comics from the UK and abroad. Hosted by Sameena Zehra.

Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Yurt Locker

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Yurt Locker

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Yurt Locker

Free / 0131 622 6801

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 14 more dates until 17 Aug

Martin 'BigPig' Mor presents Funny Stuff for Happy People

Kids can bring their adults along to this show without any worry of them getting bored, as there's a lovely blend of comedy, storytelling, magic, and some stupid science to top it off.

Balgreen Library, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Stand in the Square

£8 (£7) / 0131 529 5585

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Stand in the Square

£8 (£7) / 0131 529 5585

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Stand in the Square

£8 (£7) / 0131 529 5585

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 16 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

Move On the Cha-Cha's

Diane Ripstein in association with Nocas Productions From ballet to bop, with a dash of mid-life salsa dating, this poignant one-woman show depicts a life lived and danced. Love, loss and laughter intermingle on the journey from age 5 to 55+. We’re introduced to a parade of unique characters joining the musical beat…

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Theatre 3

£6 / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Theatre 3

£6 / 0845 508 8515

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Theatre 3

£9 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 23 Aug

Special Measures

  • Written by: Mark Davies Markham

Mark Davies Markham's comedy drama with a Northern Soul soundtrack, set in a primary school which has been judged as failing by Ofsted. Not suitable for under 14s due to strong language.

Royal Court Liverpool

Sat 19 Apr

£12; £15; £20 / 0151 709 4321

  • 14:00

Sat 26 Apr

£12; £15; £20 / 0151 709 4321

  • 14:00

Wed 30 Apr

£12; £15; £20 / 0151 709 4321

  • 14:00

Sat 3 May

£12; £15; £20 / 0151 709 4321

  • 14:00

Stu and Garry's Free Improv Show

Regular freestyle comedy wizards Stuart Murphy and Garry Dobson fire up the imagination with another slice of improv action.

The Stand, Edinburgh

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0131 558 7272

  • 13:30

Sun 27 Apr

Free / 0131 558 7272

  • 13:30

Sun 4 May

Free / 0131 558 7272

  • 13:30
…and 4 more dates until 1 Jun

The Philosorap Cabaret

Charlie Dupré Join Immanuel as he takes you on a colourful journey in rap through the history of thought. Featuring Descartes with the rationalistic hip-hop, David Hume avoiding the attentions of an abandoned self, young Arthur’s heartbroken plea to reality, a chicken who comes a cropper to his mistaken belief in…

The Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Banqueting Hall

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Banqueting Hall

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Banqueting Hall

Free / 0131 558 8209

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 24 Aug

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.

LG Arena, Birmingham

Sun 10 Aug

£25 / 0844 338 8000

Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 6 Sep

£25 / 0844 493 6666

Sun 7 Sep

£25 / 0844 493 6666

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Sat 30 Aug

£32.50–£54.25 / 0844 856 0202

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Bugsy Malone

A performance of the famous musical set in New York 1929 as a war rages between two rival gangsters, Fat Sam and Dandy Dan.

Groundlings Theatre, Portsmouth

Sat 26 Apr

£14 (£12; Children £10; £5) / 023 9273 7370

  • 14:00

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 19 Apr

£47 / 0131 556 6040

Sun 20 Apr

£47 / 0131 556 6040

Sat 26 Apr

£47 / 0131 556 6040

…and 33 more dates until 31 Aug

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Mon 11 Aug

£75 / 0131 556 6040

  • 10:00

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Sun 4 May

Elgar Room

£67.30 / 0845 401 5045

10 Films with My Dad

How do fathers and sons communicate? Sports? Cars? For Aidan and his dad it was films. Join Aidan as he shows how two men learnt to communicate with help from the silver screen. 'One of the most happy, optimistic and charming shows you'll see at the Fringe' ★★★★★ (FringeGuru.com). 'Ooooo what a lovely little show.

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Ballroom

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Ballroom

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Ballroom

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

Amused Moose Comedy Awards Gangshow

A M Entertainments in association with 2entertain. Grab your hot ticket to talent-spot future stars amongst this year's Amused Moose Laugh Off crop of industry approved discoveries. Plus some who are already rather famous and featured in our past decade of sell-out Hot Starlet showcases. Every Gangshow is unique so…

theSpace @ Symposium Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 10 Aug

Amphitheatre

£9 / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Austentatious: An Improvised Novel

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

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

QueenDome

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

QueenDome

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

QueenDome

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

Ritz and Connaught Cinema, Worthing

Sat 21 Jun

£14.50 (£12.50) / 01903 206206

  • 16:30
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