Afternoon events, Comedy

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The Great Divide

As the mayors of Manchester and Liverpool put their heads together to create a United North which has independence from southern England, Westminster begins to panic about living in a country without Eccles Cakes and politeness. A new comedy by Andrew Sherlock.

Royal Court Liverpool

Sat 16 May

£12–£19 / 0151 709 4321

Sat 23 May

£12–£19 / 0151 709 4321

Sat 30 May

£12–£19 / 0151 709 4321

…and 2 more dates until 13 Jun

Great Yorkshire Fringe

A weird, wise and wonderful ten-day festival comes to York next summer.

Various Venues, York

Fri 24 Jul

Prices vary

Sat 25 Jul

Prices vary

Sun 26 Jul

Prices vary

…and 7 more dates until 2 Aug

Happily Ever After? The 6th Annual Liverpool Improvathon

If you go down to the woods today… You'll be sure of a big surprise!

Kazimier, Liverpool

Sat 21 Mar

£25 weekend pass; £20 weekend pass, adv; £5 single episode; £15 pyjama party / 07718 933164

Hay Fever

  • Directed by: Ian Brown
  • Written by: Noel Coward

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

The Duke Of York's Theatre, London WC2N

Thu 30 Apr

£20–£85 / 0845 505 8500

Sat 2 May

£20–£85 / 0845 505 8500

Thu 7 May

£20–£85 / 0845 505 8500

…and 25 more dates until 1 Aug

Theatre Royal, Windsor

Thu 18 Jun

£10–£20 / 01753 853888

Sat 20 Jun

£10–£20 / 01753 853888

He Had Hairy Hands

  • 4 stars

Kill The Beast presents a dark comedy about a town experiencing werewolf attacks, featuring special visuals and original music.

Derby Theatre

Fri 24 Apr

£9 (£6) / 01332 593939

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Helen Keen: It Is Rocket Science

A show about the history and future of space travel.

Black Box, Belfast

Fri 20 Mar

£6 (£3)

Hello/Goodbye

  • Directed by: Tamara Harvey
  • Written by: Peter Souter

Production of a contemporary tale written by Peter Souter, directed by Tamara Harvey and starring

Hampstead Theatre, London NW3

Sat 28 Feb

£25–£35; £18–£28; £25–£35; £25–£35 (£10–£15 under 30; £10–£15 under 30s; £10–£15; £15–£20; £10–£15 under 30s; £10–£15; £15–£20; £10–£15 under… / 020 7722 9301

Hi De Hi: BreakaLeg Theatre

  • Directed by: Fraser Smith

Fraser Smith directs an adaptation of the hit 1980s sitcom set in an old-fashioned holiday camp.

The Library Theatre, Sheffield

Sat 14 Mar

£10

Hijack Open Mic

An open stage for young performers, from musicians to poets and comedians, to showcase their talent.

Salisbury Arts Centre

Mon 23 Mar

Free / 01722 321744

Thu 23 Apr

Free / 01722 321744

The Holy, Holy Bus

  • Written by: Pearse Elliott

Brassneck Theatre Company presents a bittersweet comedy about love, happiness, disappointment and faith about a pilgrimage that leaves a West Belfast parish once a year to tour the holy sites of Ireland.

Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Sat 4 Jul

£18–£20 (£14–£18) / 028 9038 1081

Sun 5 Jul

£18–£20 (£14–£18) / 028 9038 1081

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Horror/Comedy Animated Shorts and Talk

A series of horror and comedy short films from the London International Animation Festival, plus a talk on animation and programming a film festival.

Clapham Picturehouse, London SW4

Tue 10 Mar

0871 902 5727

I Need a Doctor: The Unauthorised Whosical Adventure

How do you put on a Doctor Who musical without getting shut down by the BBC? Watch as our heroes battle copyright-free villains the 'Exterminators' and 'Cyber-gents' in this award-winning musical comedy hit of Edinburgh Fringe 2013.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Sat 11 Apr

£11 (£9) / 0844 873 3433

Sun 12 Apr

£11 (£9) / 0844 873 3433

I Will Survive

Musical comedy about love and laughter, featuring songs from the 70s, 80s and 90s.

Òran Mór, Glasgow

Sun 1 Mar

£16.87 / 0141 357 6200

The Importance Of Being Earnes

  • Directed by: Adrian Noble
  • Written by: Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde's parody of Victorian hypocrisy and pomposity is a story centred around two bachelors who are leading double lives in order to attract the attentions of two ladies and the riotous consequences that follow.

Malvern Theatres

Sat 30 May

£19.60–£36.40 / 01684 892 277

The Importance Of Being Earnest

  • Directed by: Kevin Moore
  • Written by: Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde's perennially popular comedy of manners set in the late Victorian era. Directed by Kevin More.

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Thu 4 Jun

£16.50–£35; £19.50–£29 / 023 8071 1811

Sat 6 Jun

£16.50–£35; £19.50–£29 / 023 8071 1811

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Tavistock Town Hall

Thu 26 Mar

Main Hall

Phone for prices / 01822 617232

Jack And Dean

After taking Youtube by storm Jack Howard and Dean Dobbs are now taking to the stage bringing you classic sketches, music, surprise guests and brand new never-seen-before videos.

The Bloomsbury Theatre, London WC1H

Sat 16 May

£15 (£12.50) / 020 3108 1000

Jack And Dean Live

YouTube mega-stars Jack Howard and Dean Dobbs take to the stage to present comedy shorts and sketches.

The Bloomsbury Theatre, London WC1H

Sat 16 May

£15 / 020 3108 1000

Jango Starr: The FUN-tastic Show

Plenty of clowning around, as Jango Starr melds magic, juggling and even the odd bit of slapstick together in this family event.

Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre, Glasgow

Sat 14 Mar

£5.95 / 0141 339 6185

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense

  • Directed by: Sean Foley
  • Written by: P G Wodehouse (book)

A new comedy based on the writings of PG Wodehouse, starring James Lance as aristocratic fool Bertie Wooster and John Gordon Sinclair as his trusted valet, Jeeves, who is called in to help his master play matchmaker in the countryside. Directed by Sean Foley.

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Thu 12 Mar

£18.50–£30; £12.50–£25; £22.50–£35 / 0121 236 4455

Sat 14 Mar

£18.50–£30; £12.50–£25; £22.50–£35 / 0121 236 4455

Chichester Festival Theatre

Thu 5 Mar

£14–£32; £15–£35 ( £12–£30) / 01243 781312

Sat 7 Mar

£14–£32; £15–£35 ( £12–£30) / 01243 781312

The Grand Theatre & Opera House, Leeds

Wed 3 Jun

£18.50–£38 / 0844 848 2700

Sat 6 Jun

£18.50–£38 / 0844 848 2700

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John Hegley: Blackbeard's Tea Party

The bespectacled comic-poet performs his usual word-wild spectacle.

Grand Opera House, York

Sun 22 Mar

£14 / 0844 871 3024

John Hegley

Performance poetry, stand-up, musical comedy and audience participation from the wordsmith and prolific writer.

Cambridge Junction

Sat 4 Apr

£10; £27 group of four (Children £6) / 01223 511511

Norden Farm Centre For The Arts, Maidenhead

Sat 2 May

£8.50 / 01628 788997

  • 14:00 John Hegley Norden Farm Centre For The Arts, Maidenhead

Joking Apart

Alan Ayckbourn's comedy about a middle class couple, who seem to have everything, but can being friends with this couple have its downfalls?

Theatre Royal, Windsor

Thu 25 Jun

£10–£20 / 01753 853888

Sat 27 Jun

£10–£20 / 01753 853888

Jonny Freeman’s Funtime Family Friendly Impro

Family-friendly improvised comedy from Jonny Freeman; CBBC's Frank London.

Tristan Bates Theatre, The Actors Centre, London WC2H

Sat 25 Apr

£5 / 020 7240 6283

Jukebox Durie: A Comedy Lecture on Football and Music

Andrew and Iain Todd, comedians and brothers, chat about their new book which explores the relationship between the beautiful game and beautiful music.

Yesbar, Glasgow

Sun 29 Mar

£5 (£3) / 0141 204 0060

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

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