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The Book of Mormon

  • Directed by: Casey Nicholaw, Trey Parker
  • Written by: Matt Stone, Robert Lopez, Trey Parker

Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone's Tony Award-winning musical satire chronicling the misadventures of two Mormon missionaries in a remote village in northern Uganda.

Palace Theatre, Manchester

Fri 21 Jun

£13–£112.50 / 0844 847 2275

Sat 22 Jun

£13–£112.50 / 0844 847 2275

Fri 28 Jun

£13–£112.50 / 0844 847 2275

…and 17 more dates until 24 Aug

Prince of Wales Theatre, London W1D

Wed 19 Jun

£22.50–£256 / 0844 482 5115

Sat 22 Jun

£22.50–£256 / 0844 482 5115

Wed 26 Jun

£22.50–£256 / 0844 482 5115

…and 24 more dates until 14 Sep

Sunderland Empire

Fri 30 Aug

£13–£95 / 0844 871 3022

Sat 31 Aug

£13–£95 / 0844 871 3022

Fri 6 Sep

£13–£95 / 0844 871 3022

Sat 7 Sep

£13–£95 / 0844 871 3022

The Lady Boys of Bangkok: The Greatest Showgirls

The Lady Boys of Bangkok are back with a bigger, glitzier show than ever before.

Big Top Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 3 Aug

£11.25–£32

Sun 4 Aug

£11.25–£32

Sat 10 Aug

£11.25–£32

…and 5 more dates until 25 Aug

The Fountainbridge Theatre Big Tops, Edinburgh

Sat 3 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 10 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 25 Aug

The Maltings Theatre and Cinema, Berwick-Upon-Tweed

Thu 11 Jul

£25 (£15.50–£23) / 01289 330999

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Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience

Trademark mix-ups from the Faulty Towers hotel staff served alongside a three course meal.

Radisson Blu Edwardian, London WC1B

Sun 16 Jun

£60–£80

Sat 22 Jun

£60–£80

Sun 23 Jun

£60–£80

…and 28 more dates until 29 Sep

The Principal George Street, Edinburgh

Thu 1 Aug

£52 / 0131 225 1251

  • 14:00 – 16:00

£52–£57.50 / 0131 225 1251

  • 14:00 – 16:00
The Principal

£25 / 0131 225 1251

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

£52 / 0131 225 1251

  • 14:00 – 16:00

£52–£57.50 / 0131 225 1251

  • 14:00 – 16:00
The Principal

£25 / 0131 225 1251

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

£52 / 0131 225 1251

  • 14:00 – 16:00

£52–£57.50 / 0131 225 1251

  • 14:00 – 16:00
…and 23 more dates until 26 Aug

Another Fine Fest Presents - Edinburgh Previews - Ian Lane

Ian Lane - Paperweight - 16+Paperweight. Spatula. Cushioned tea tray. Chicken lattice. Which weapon would you protect your house with? In this work-in-progress stand-up comedy show, Ian Lane considers how the military techniques of the SAS can be applied to managing an orderly and domestically fulfilling family household.

The Laurel and Hardy Museum, Ulverston

Sun 16 Jun

Free / 01229 582292

Reginald D Hunter

Mick Perrin Worldwide Reginald D Hunter returns to the Fringe this summer with his highly anticipated new show. For over 20 years his searingly honest material has garnered him a cross-generational fan base. TV appearances have included Have I Got News for You?, and two series of BBC Two's hugely popular Reginald D…

National Maritime Museum, London SE10

Sat 7 Sep

£22–£27.50 (£11) / 020 8858 4422

Queen Square, Bristol

Sat 6 Jul

£22–£27.50 (£11)

Gyles Brandreth: Break a Leg

Actor, author, One Show reporter, former MP and government whip tours his new one man show about all things theatrical.

Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot

Sun 30 Jun

£20 / 01235 515144

Harrow Arts Centre, Pinner

Sun 23 Jun

£20 / 020 8416 8989

Hertford Theatre

Sun 28 Jul

£20 / 01992 531500

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Jack Whitehall: Stood Up

The English comedian returns to UK arenas.

Motorpoint Arena Cardiff

Sat 30 Nov

£175 / 02920 224488

Al Murray: Landlord of Hope and Glory

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.

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Fri 2 Aug

Palais du Variete

£19.50 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Palais du Variete

£19.50 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Palais du Variete

£19.50 / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 11 Aug

The Camberley Theatre

Sat 29 Jun

£31.80 / 01276 707600

Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

Sat 22 Jun

£34.80 / 01242 572573

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The Best Show We've Ever Done at the Edinburgh Fringe

The Fish Girls The Fish Girls? Oh, you haven't heard? Two 10s, one very absolutely good show. Don't be alarmed and don't scream when these Australian Logie Award winners completely disappear into a cast of motley characters before your eyes. For fans of: laughing, sitting, watching, smiling, going to the Fringe and…

Riddle's Court, Edinburgh

Fri 2 Aug

Q3

£11.50 (£8.50) / 0131 510 8789

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Q3

£11.50 (£8.50) / 0131 510 8789

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Q3

£11.50 (£8.50) / 0131 510 8789

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 26 Aug

Big Funny Fest

Nish Kumar, Jason Byrne, Andrew Maxwell, Mark Watson, Hal Cruttenden and Luisa Omielan are among the comics lined up for the inaugural Big Funny Fest, Richmond’s first comedy festival taking place over Father’s Day weekend, the 15 & 16 June. Big Funny Fest is packed full of the hottest, most exciting new and…

Old Deer Park, Richmond

Sun 16 Jun

Forth on the Fringe

Forth on the Fringe is our annual one stop shop for all the essential acts you need to see at this year’s Edinburgh Festival. We’ve had some fantastic names appear at the events in previous years including: Jason Byrne, KT Tunstall, Greg Proops, Ed Byrne, The Proclaimers, Sean Hughes, Stephen K Amos, Ruby Wax, Adam Hills…

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Sat 10 Aug

Auditorium

£22 / 0844 871 3014

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

In Conversation with… Janey Godley

Fair Pley Multi award-winning, take-no-prisoners, passionate, lyrical, totally honest Scottish comedienne, TV and radio regular, playwright, blogger, bestselling author, columnist and, er, Trump nemesis talks to Graham Spiers about her Glasgow upbringing and her fierce and rare talent. Her 2006 autobiography Handstands…

New Town Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 8 Aug

Grand Hall

£12.50 / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Paul Sinha: Hazy Little Thing Called Love

Paul Sinha / The Stand Comedy Club Thus far, Paul has lived his life content in the understanding that stability and emotional happiness were lovely ideas but not really for him. Nonetheless, several decades of cheerfully bearing boozy witness to the narratives of others can slowly change a man. And so can a…

The Stand, Edinburgh

Thu 1 Aug

Stand 1

£5 / 0131 558 7272

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Stand 1

£13 (£11) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Stand 1

£13 (£11) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

The Black Blues Brothers

Circo e Dintorni The circus show that everyone is talking about! Joining the energy of Africa with a rhythm and blues sound, five unleashed acrobats perform their comedy tribute to cult movie, The Blues Brothers. In an elegant American bar, the chairs, tables and surroundings become props for new feats of acrobatic…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 1 Aug

Music Hall

£10 / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Music Hall

£10 / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Music Hall

£16 (£15) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Bobby & Amy

Emma Blackman Productions and Emily Jenkins A new dark comedy about foot-and-mouth disease by Fringe First award winner Emily Jenkins. It's the late 90s: Take That, Tamagotchis and Pog swaps. When Bobby and Amy meet, hundreds of cows dot across the fields and the sun always shines. But when the cows begin to burn…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 31 Jul

Upstairs

£7 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 1 Aug

Upstairs

£7 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

Upstairs

£7 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 26 Aug

Children of the Quorn™

Megan from HR. Former stars of the multi award-winning Durham Revue, 'comedy geniuses' (Jeremy Vine), and future Fringe legends Andrew and Ambika present a new sketch show, complete with séance. From dying onstage to straight-up dying, this is how two friends fill their time whilst waiting for the dead to arrive. From…

La Belle Angèle, Edinburgh

Thu 1 Aug

La Belle Angele

£5 / 0131 220 1161

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

La Belle Angele

£5 / 0131 220 1161

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

La Belle Angele

£5 / 0131 220 1161

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 25 Aug

Deborah Frances-White: The Guilty Feminist

Comedian Deborah Frances-White presents her podcast, about feeling guilty at not being a very good feminist, in front of a live audience.

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Sun 7 Jul

£20–£49.50 / 020 7589 8212

Gary Delaney: Gagster's Paradise

Comedy from Mock the Week regular.

John Godber Centre, Nottingham

Sun 10 Nov

£16.50 / 0115 963 9633

OLIVER SAMUELS CELEBRATES 70 with 56 East Avenue

Oliver Samuel is the undisputed king of comedy and arguably Jamaica's most compelling theatre voice with a colourful mastery for the Jamaican style; Oliver Samuels has written an incredible chapter in the history of Jamaica and by extension, the Caribbean at large and in June 2019 with his faithful UK fans celebrates his…

Broadway Theatre, London SE6

Sun 16 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 020 8690 0002

Russell Howard: Work in Progress (Afternoon)

Avalon Promotions Come join Russell for his early afternoon bonus hour. He’ll be messing about and answering your questions. Some of it will be good, some will be rubbish but hey, it’s only a fiver! Profits go to The Kiyan Prince Foundation. www.thekpf.com.

Heroes @ The Hive, Edinburgh

Thu 1 Aug

The Big Cave

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

The Big Cave

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

The Big Cave

£5

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 10 more dates until 13 Aug

Six

  • 5 stars

Musical comedy show featuring Henry VIII's six wives finally telling their side of the story through music and accompanied by a six piece band.

Arts Theatre, London WC2H

Sun 14 Jul

£24–£62 / 020 7907 7092

Sat 20 Jul

£24–£62 / 020 7907 7092

Sun 21 Jul

£24–£62 / 020 7907 7092

…and 58 more dates until 5 Jan 2020

Festival Theatre Edinburgh

Sat 8 Feb 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 529 6000

Sun 9 Feb 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 529 6000

Stephen Fry

Mythos: A Trilogy Gods. Heroes. Men. “Let me tell you a story. It’s all about YOU.” One of the world’s greatest storytellers, telling the world’s greatest stories. In this trilogy of plays (if you’re quick you can see them all!), Stephen Fry takes to the stage in the company of the Greek gods, heroes and men…

The Lowry, Salford

Sat 31 Aug

£43.50–£73.50 / 08432 086000

The Sage Gateshead

Sun 22 Sep

£45–£64 / 0191 443 4661

Another Fine Fest Presents - Edinburgh Previews - Alex Kealy

ALEX KEALY - RATIONALE - 16+https://www.alexkealy.com/Political comedian and rising star of the British stand-up scene (List) Alex Kealy explores the emotional roots of our rational thoughts. But funny, though.A storming show from the whimsical funnyman - (Sunday Times).This is clever comedy… youve done yourself some…

The Laurel and Hardy Museum, Ulverston

Sun 16 Jun

Free / 01229 582292

Ed Gamble: Blizzard

  • 4 stars

Another 'bracing flurry of idiocy' from the comedian Ed Gamble.

The Rondo Theatre, Bath

Sat 19 Oct

£15 / 01225 463362

The Horne Section

The sextet fronted by the inimitable Alex Horne performs a medley of retro jazz-swing and big band music plus stand-up, performance and musical comedy.

Royal Festival Hall, London SE1

Sun 16 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 875 0073

Southbank Centre Square, London SE1

Sun 16 Jun

£16.80