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Heads

City of London School A fifty minute comedy drama that follows two precocious students as they uncover a scandal at their sheltered private school. Poking fun at education, privilege and the press with fierce and fast-paced wit, Heads is a showcase of young talent that's sure to stand out even within the packed Fringe…

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh

Mon 17 Aug

Theatre 2

£7 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 18 Aug

Theatre 2

£7 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 19 Aug

Theatre 2

£7 (£6) / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 22 Aug

Hey Hey 16K: Work In Progress

Musical comedy and gags as MJ Hibbett and Steve try out new material.

The Lexington, London N1

Sun 26 Apr

Free / 020 7837 5371

Hijack Open Mic

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

Salisbury Arts Centre

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

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

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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

Improv Kids

Comedians Rob Kane and Neil Bratchpiece, aka Fair Pley, present a fast-paced improv show for school aged kids featuring three comic capers and audience participation.

Rutherglen Town Hall

Wed 8 Apr

£5 / 0141 613 5700

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

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.

The Grand Theatre & Opera House, Leeds

Wed 3 Jun

£18.50–£38 / 0844 848 2700

Sat 6 Jun

£18.50–£38 / 0844 848 2700

Hall For Cornwall, Truro

Thu 7 May

£12–£26; £11–£21; £13–£29 / 01872 262466

Sat 9 May

£12–£26; £11–£21; £13–£29 / 01872 262466

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 13 May

£27–£29.50 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 16 May

£27–£29.50 / 0131 529 6000

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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

Komedia Brighton

Sun 3 May

£8.50 (£6) / 08452 938480

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

The Kagools

THEY'RE CUTE, THEY'RE MUTE, THEY'RE AN ABSOLUTE HOOT! This family show is a physical comedy show featuring two silent and strange (but friendly) characters called The Kagools.

The Witham, Barnard Castle

Sat 11 Jul

£5 / 01833 631107

  • 13:30 – 14:30 The Kagools The Witham, Barnard Castle

The Kagools: Kagoolio

Energetic and interactive physical and sketch comedy.

Komedia Brighton

Sat 9 May

£5 / 08452 938480

Sun 10 May

£5 / 08452 938480

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Keith Johnstone’s Maestro Impro

Fifteen comedy improvisers play out a series of sketches and games, all completely made-up on the spot.

Tristan Bates Theatre, The Actors Centre, London WC2H

Sat 2 May

£8 / 020 7240 6283

Keith Skipper: Here We Are Again

The raconteur entertains with comedy.

Marina Theatre, Lowestoft

Sun 7 Jun

£10 / 01502 533200

Kids Do The Funniest Things

Write and perform your own jokes – just like a professional Stand-Up Comedian! Hilarious, inspiring, inclusive and memorable, these workshops let everyone have a go and see how much fun it is being a comedian. For ages 7 to 14. Course leader Paul B. Edwards will give insights into the world of comedy and show the…

Letchworth Arts Centre, Letchworth Garden City

Thu 2 Apr

£15 / 01462 670 788

Thu 9 Apr

£15 / 01462 670 788

Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo

Formed in 1974 and affectionately known as 'The Trocks', the all-male company presents a mix of classic and contemporary ballets, and physical comedy that should appeal to all ages.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Wed 11 Nov

£21.50–£34.50 / 0844 338 5000

Les Barker

Folky monologues, music, poems and parodies.

St Mary's Church Hall, Fishguard

Sat 23 May

£8

  • 16:00 Les Barker St Mary's Church Hall, Fishguard
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Lipstick And Scones By Paul Vitty: Comedy Double Bill

Venture Wolf Productions presents a double bill of comedy dramas by the playwright: A revival of a previously successful production about a group of sisters, and a new piece.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Sun 28 Jun

£10 / 0844 873 3433

Little Howard's Big Show for Kids

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

Greenwich Theatre, London SE10

Thu 28 May

£12.50 (Children £7.50) / 020 8858 7755

Luke Wright: Stay At Home Dandy

Funny, political and poignant poetry about ordinary people experiencing extraordinary events.

Cleckheaton Library

Fri 8 May

£8

Mack & Mabel

Jonathan Church directs a romance based on the true story of Hollywood legends Mack Sennett and Mabel Normand, starring Michael Ball.

Chichester Festival Theatre

Thu 16 Jul

£10–£45 / 01243 781312

Sat 18 Jul

£10–£45 / 01243 781312

Thu 23 Jul

£10–£45 / 01243 781312

…and 13 more dates until 5 Sep

Malcolm Stent In The Afternoon

Stories, gags and guest acts.

Solihull Arts Complex

Tue 28 Apr

£10 / 0121 704 6962

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