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Derby Day

Camisade Theatre Company It's Derby Day, and the Ballard brothers have a luxury box at the Oaklawn Racetrack in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Their father has just died, and Frank, the oldest, has flown down from Chicago to see the angry newlywed Ned, and the ex-con Johnny. Over the course of one long day the Ballard boys…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Dining Room

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Dining Room

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Dining Room

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 31 Aug

Devil's Door Bell

Njambi McGrath Njambi McGrath evaluates the life of a not-so-Oxfam African childhood. She is the kind of child that Oxfam shuns, but she will give lessons on the vicious art of fighting with twigs and share road to Damascus epiphanies. Easygoing with a tendency to sympathise with female mosquitoes… ‘Brilliant…

The Mash House, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Just the Attic

Free / 0131 220 2987

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Just the Attic

Free / 0131 220 2987

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Just the Attic

Free / 0131 220 2987

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 29 Aug

Dick!

Stuart Saint's adult panto Dick! follows the titular hero and his pussy, Dave the Cat, as they travel through pantoland, trying to make it to the upstairs Main House of Leicester Square Theatre. Along the way, they encounter such characters as Miss Dusty O, Sofonda Cox, Fairy Bell-End, Alice Fitznicely and Queen Runt.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Sat 19 Dec

£18–£22.50 / 0844 873 3433

Dirty White Boys

No quotes. No fanbase. No problem. Jack Robertson and Chazz Redhead are two sketch performers and improvisers from Birmingham who love making jokes almost as much as they hate each other. After years performing apart they've finally come together to create their debut show. A surreal display of characters and scenarios…

Caroline Of Brunswick, Brighton

Sat 2 May

Free / 01273 624434

Sun 3 May

Free / 01273 624434

Mon 4 May

Free / 01273 624434

…and 2 more dates until 10 May

Double Dipp's Pick 'n' Mixx

Double Dipp Productions What do you call a night where you speak to spirits, win prizes and get your hands on toys that would make your nana blush? One actress, seven characters, total mayhem! Double Dipp are a fresh faced Welsh comedy duo. Geraint Jones is the chubby homosexual writer and Louisa Marie Lorey the top…

theSpace @ Jury's Inn, Edinburgh

Mon 17 Aug

the Space @ Jury's Inn

£6 (£5) / 0131 556 0476

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 18 Aug

the Space @ Jury's Inn

£6 (£5) / 0131 556 0476

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 19 Aug

the Space @ Jury's Inn

£6 (£5) / 0131 556 0476

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 22 Aug back to top

The Drowsy Chaperone: Appeal Theatre Company

An amateur production of the story about a man who puts on a record and the musical comes to life. Featuring songs, dance and glitzy costumes synonymous with musicals of the 1920s.

New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Sat 27 Jun

£10–£17 (Children £10) / 01473 295900

Edinburgh Preview Shows

Stand up comedy.

The Roadhouse, Birmingham

Sun 19 Apr

Free / 0121 624 2920

Michael J Dolan & Freddie Farrell.

Sun 26 Apr

Free / 0121 624 2920

Lou Conran & Freddie Farrell.

Educating Rita

An adaptation of the play Willy Russell and 1983 film starring Michael Caine, following Rita as she searches for the education she never received.

Chichester Festival Theatre

Thu 18 Jun

£20–£34 / 01243 781312

Thu 25 Jun

£20–£34 / 01243 781312

Thu 2 Jul

£20–£34 / 01243 781312

…and 3 more dates until 23 Jul

Eigengrau

A biting black comedy of leprechauns, love and stalking from one of the writers of 'Fresh Meat'. Four twenty-somethings try to connect in a city where Gumtree feels like your closest friend. Rose believes in true love. Cassie fights against patriarchal oppression. Across London, Mark champions marketing and Tim can't get…

The Other Place, Brighton

Sat 2 May

£11 (£9.50) / 07800 983 290

Sun 3 May

£11 (£9.50) / 07800 983 290

Ernie

Lisa Richards Before I begin, the audience must be warned that I have not climbed any mountains, sailed round the world single-handed, nor made any scientific contribution to mankind's knowledge of the universe… I'm just a bloke who lives next door, who's been around for a long time. This is the exciting, true life…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Billiard Room

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Billiard Room

£6 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Billiard Room

£9 (£8) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 31 Aug back to top

The Escapade of the Burmese Burglary

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Murder, melodrama, maniacal mausoleum mayhem (that's enough Ms Ed). Now we've got your attention … there has actually been a murder. Scotland Yard's finest, Ebenezer Erskine-Crummet is dispatched to investigate. Meanwhile, at the British Museum the Burmese Star, a diamond of more carats than you…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Tue 18 Aug

Wine Bar

£8 (£7) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 19 Aug

Wine Bar

£8 (£7) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 20 Aug

Wine Bar

£8 (£7) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 30 Aug

Events at The platform

Events This may at the Platform.

The Platform, Morecambe

Sat 16 May

Phone for prices / 01524 582803

Sun 17 May

Phone for prices / 01524 582803

Sun 24 May

Phone for prices / 01524 582803

Tue 26 May

Phone for prices / 01524 582803

Eyes Down: Bingo With Ida Barr

  • Written by: Christopher Green

The former music hall singer turned hip hop and R&B rapper presents a night of bingo with a difference.

The London Wonderground Spiegeltent, SE1

Sun 24 May

£15–£23.50 wonder seats; £10–£18.50 (£11–£17; £32) / 0844 545 8282

Sat 13 Jun

£15–£23.50 wonder seats; £10–£18.50 (£11–£17; £32) / 0844 545 8282

Tue 1 Sep

£15–£23.50 wonder seats; £10–£18.50 (£11–£17; £32) / 0844 545 8282

Failure

What do Michael Jordan, Steve Jobs and JK Rowling have in common? They're all failures. Jake Bourke is still a failure and he wants you to be one too. Find out why getting an F in school is good for you, being last means winning and how to fail better.

The Blue Man, Brighton

Tue 5 May

£3; £5 (£3) / 01273 726003

  • 17:00 Failure The Blue Man, Brighton

Wed 6 May

£3; £5 (£3) / 01273 726003

  • 17:00 Failure The Blue Man, Brighton

Thu 7 May

£3; £5 (£3) / 01273 726003

  • 17:00 Failure The Blue Man, Brighton

Fri 8 May

£3; £5 (£3) / 01273 726003

  • 17:00 Failure The Blue Man, Brighton

FanFiction Comedy

New Zealand's cult comedy show returns with all new geek stories and special guests. 'It would be impossible not to be blown away by the staggeringly impressive line-up of New Zealand's brightest young comedy writers' ★★★★★ (Fest). Age category: 14+

George Square Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

The Box

£6 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

The Box

£6 / 0131 651 2120

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

The Box

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 31 Aug back to top

The Father

A translated version of Florian Zeller's dark comedy, by Christopher Hampton about an 80 year old who feels like he is losing control.

The Tricycle Theatre, Kilburn

Sat 9 May

Phone for prices / 020 7328 1000

Wed 13 May

Phone for prices / 020 7328 1000

Sat 16 May

Phone for prices / 020 7328 1000

…and 8 more dates until 13 Jun

Feed The Beast

Peter Rowe directs a comedy based on the often tumultuous relationship between the British government and members of the press.

New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Wed 6 May

£10–£25 / 01473 295900

Sat 9 May

£10–£25 / 01473 295900

Wed 13 May

£10–£25 / 01473 295900

Sat 16 May

£10–£25 / 01473 295900

Fern Brady: People Are Idiots

Fern Brady As seen on 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Channel 4, The Alternative Comedy Experience, Comedy Central, Fern presents her Edinburgh debut: a comprehensive guide to idiots. 'A great comic sensibility with moments of sparkling verve' (Guardian). 'Fearsome originality' (Scotland On Sunday) 'Obnoxious, rude and utterly…

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Stand 4

£7 (£6) / 0131 558 7272

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Stand 4

£8 (£7) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Stand 4

£8 (£7) / 0131 558 7272

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 30 Aug

The Final Act

RopeWalk Productions Given one last chance to save their theatre society, an eccentric creative team must stage a spectacular sell-out show. There’s only one problem: it must be a musical! Following a hugely successful debut last year, RopeWalk Productions bring you this hilarious, timely story of a theatrical battle…

theSpace on Niddry Street, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

theSpace on Niddry St (Upper)

£8 (£7) / 0845 557 0844

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

theSpace on Niddry St (Upper)

£8 (£7) / 0845 557 0844

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

theSpace on Niddry St (Upper)

£8 (£7) / 0845 557 0844

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 29 Aug

Fire By Kofikofikofi.com

Lunga Yeni directs the production set in nineties London that tells the tale of a traditional loving Caribbean family suddenly hurled into crisis.

The Albany, London SE8

Sat 20 Jun

£10 / 020 8692 4446

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Fish Out Of Water: Princess Players

  • Written by: Derek Benfield

An evening of uproarious and innocent fun with all

Princess Theatre, Hunstanton

Sat 23 May

£12.50 (£11) / 01485 532252

Flanders and Swann

Multi-award-winner Tim FitzHigham and BBC Radio 4's Duncan Walsh-Atkins celebrate the classic songs and legendary wit of the droll twosome.

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£6 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£13 (£11.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 20 Aug

Flavour of the Moth

Stand-up Juliet Meyers no longer cares about fitting in, or being a national treasure. In her new show she explores what 'alternative' and 'popular' really mean as she discusses being an outsider, immigration, UKIP, Mumsnetters, her imaginary evil son Carlitos and Bakewell Tarts. She has written for The Sarah Millican TV…

Laughing Horse @ The Hobgoblin, Brighton

Sat 30 May

Free

Fly Me To The Moon

Following two cash-strapped community care visitors, Francis and Loretta, as they find out one of their elderly patients has a significant win on the horses, but he has no knowledge of it, and with little time left, the two women are faced with a dilemma. Written and directed by Marie Jones.

Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Sat 8 Aug

£20–£22.50 (£16) / 028 9038 1081

Sun 9 Aug

£20–£22.50 (£16) / 028 9038 1081

Sat 15 Aug

£20–£22.50 (£16) / 028 9038 1081

…and 2 more dates until 22 Aug

The Flying Ship

Popinjay Productions A long time ago, somewhere in Russia, a decree was issued from the palace: ‘The hand of the Tsar’s daughter to the first man to bring his Royal Highness a flying ship.’ Peter's a poor boy who chops wood for a living. When his foolish brothers see their chance for fame and fortune they take to the…

Greenside, Edinburgh

Mon 17 Aug

Jade Studio

£9 (£7) / 0131 557 2124

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 18 Aug

Jade Studio

£9 (£7) / 0131 557 2124

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 19 Aug

Jade Studio

£9 (£7) / 0131 557 2124

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 22 Aug back to top