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Ruby Wax: Sane New World

Ruby's new show is all about sanity and how we can cling onto it.

St James Theatre, London SW1E

Thu 5 Mar

£20–£30 / 0844 264 2140

Sat 7 Mar

£20–£30 / 0844 264 2140

Thu 12 Mar

£20–£30 / 0844 264 2140

Sat 14 Mar

£20–£30 / 0844 264 2140

An Evening with Pam Ayres

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

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Sun 29 Mar

£22 / 023 8071 1811

Give My Head Peace

Character filled stand-up with Tim McGarry featuring Ulster's favourite dysfunctional family.

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Sat 14 Mar

£12.25–£25.25 / 028 9024 0411

Shed

  • Directed by: Bob Eaton
  • Written by: Paul Broughton

Two giants of the Liverpool stage, Paul Broughton and Michael Starke have written and star in this great new bittersweet comedy about friendships, secrets and sheds.

Royal Court Liverpool

Sat 11 Apr

£12–£19 / 0151 709 4321

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Shed Royal Court Liverpool

Sat 18 Apr

£12–£19 / 0151 709 4321

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Shed Royal Court Liverpool

Sat 25 Apr

£12–£19 / 0151 709 4321

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Shed Royal Court Liverpool
…and 2 more dates until 9 May

Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind

Socially awkward comedy ahoy, as Michael Hollingworth and Tony Sloan put down their computer-y things and talk to Kirsty Morrison and what it's really like to be a geek.

Yesbar, Glasgow

Sat 14 Mar

£5 / 0141 204 0060

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

Sun 15 Mar

£5 / 0141 204 0060

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

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Glasgow Kids Comedy Club

Live comedy for younger fans, particularly those aged 8–12. Every month a selection of comedians tweaks their material for the toughest audience on the planet. No under 5s; all kids must be accompanied by an adult.

The Stand, Glasgow

Sat 14 Mar

£5 / 0844 335 8879

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

Sat 21 Mar

£5 / 0844 335 8879

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

Sat 28 Mar

£5 / 0844 335 8879

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

Sat 4 Apr

£4 / 0844 335 8879

The Addams Family: Peterborough Operatic & Dramatic Society

A Broadway musical comedy based on Charles Addams's cartoon strip about an extended family of macabre Gothic characters in their rundown home.

Key Theatre, Peterborough

Sat 28 Mar

£15 / 01733 207239

Allan Stewart's Big Big Variety Show

Allan Stewart presents his big variety show featuring Grant Stott, Andy Gray, Paul Zerdin and more.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 9 Apr

£25 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 11 Apr

£25 / 0131 529 6000

Dorothy Paul: Classic Dorothy

Some of the classic gags from familiar characters and hopefully a bit of new material as well.

King's Theatre, Glasgow

Thu 26 Mar

£21 / 0844 871 7648

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

Pride & Prejudice

  • Directed by: Tamara Harvey
  • Written by: Jane Austen

An adaptation of Jane Austen's romantic novel about the prejudice that occurred between the 19th century classes.

Sheffield Theatres

Thu 21 May

Crucible

£12–£23 / 0114 249 6000

Sat 23 May

Crucible

£12–£23 / 0114 249 6000

Wed 27 May

Crucible

£12–£23 / 0114 249 6000

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Susan Calman: Lady Like

The Calmanator's latest show explores the different ways one can be 'lady like', mental health and an interesting honeymoon in the sewers of Paris.

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 21 Mar

£15 (£13) / 0141 429 0022

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

The Addams Family: Knowle Musical Society

  • Written by: Rick Elise

Family comedy written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elise. Morticia and Gomez Addams want to continue living amongst death, pain and suffering as they always have. But there is a change in their plans as their beloved Wednesday, the ultimate princess of darkness, falls in love with a smart young man from a respectable…

Solihull Arts Complex

Sat 14 Mar

£10–£16 / 0121 704 6962

Baby it's Cold Outside

  • Directed by: Martin Lynch
  • Written by: Brenda Murphy

New comedy from award-winning playwright, Brenda Murphy tells the story of pregnancy and a bizarre love triangle and stars Jo Donnelly, Kerri Quinn, Tanya Thompson and Kevin Elliott.

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Fri 6 Mar

£16.50–£24.50 / 028 9024 0411

Sat 7 Mar

£16.50–£24.50 / 028 9024 0411

52 Shades of Maggie (Dirty Dancing in the pub)

Written by Leesa Harker The loveable Maggie Muff is back with a bang in the highly anticipated sequel to 51 Shades of Maggie. The dust has settled in the estate after the shenanigans of Maggie’s last adventure and now she and her idiot sidekick, Big Sally-Ann, are planning a birthday party in the pub. Big…

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Sat 23 May

The Beacon Theatre

£20 / 01475 723723

Bouncers

  • Directed by: John Godber
  • Written by: John Godber

Featuring bouncers Lucky Eric, Judd, Les and Ralph, this is a parody of Saturday Night Fever, re-written as a tale of one night in a Yorkshire disco set in the 1980s.

New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Sat 4 Apr

£13–£20.50; £7.50 under 26s (Children £11–£18.50; £11–£18.50; £11–£18.50) / 01782 717962

  • 14:12 Bouncers New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Fri 13 Mar

£8.50–£26; £8.50–£12.50; £8.50–£20.50 / 01284 769505

  • 13:30 Bouncers Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Sat 14 Mar

£8.50–£26; £8.50–£12.50; £8.50–£20.50 / 01284 769505

  • 15:00 Bouncers Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds
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Celeste's Circus

Following Celeste under the big top as her cast of endearing animals emerge one by one. A charming and engaging first trip to the circus especially for very young children (0–5 years).

Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

Wed 8 Apr

£6.60 (£4.50; Children £4.50) / 01592 583302

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

£6.50 (£4.50; Children £4.50) / 01592 583302

Bowhill House & Country Park, Selkirk

Fri 10 Apr

£5 / 01750 22204

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

£5 / 01750 22204

Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre, Peebles

Sat 18 Apr

£6 (Children £4) / 01721 725777

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

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Count Arthur Strong

Steve Delaney's deluded thespian creation returns with a new show.

The Bloomsbury Theatre, London WC1H

Sat 2 May

£17.50 / 020 3108 1000

Gyles Brandreth: Word Power!

Bound & Gagged Comedy 'No matter how eloquently a dog may bark, he cannot tell you that his parents were poor but honest.' Only words can do that. Language is power. Words are magic. Join wit and word-meister, former MP and star of Just A Minute, One Show, QI, Have I Got News For You, Room 101 and Countdown on an…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Pleasance One

£8 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Pleasance One

£8 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Pleasance One

£8 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 30 Aug

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

Lady and the Tramp

Disney's first animated feature in cinemascope has mongrel Tramp helping pedigree pooch Lady out of a sticky situation and falling in lurve along the way. Richly drawn with hummable tunes and endearing characterisations, this is the classic Disney mix as before. Lovely spaghetti-eating sequence.

Rutherglen Town Hall

Sat 14 Mar

0141 613 5700

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Laughs with Baby

Bring along the wee one and get them interested in comedy from the off. A chance to get some socialising done and not get stressed out when they get grouchy. (Babies, not parents).

The Bungo Bar & Kitchen, Glasgow

Sun 15 Mar

£8 (£6) / 0141 423 0023

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

Sun 22 Mar

£8 (£6) / 0141 423 0023

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

Sun 29 Mar

£8 (£6) / 0141 423 0023

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

London Wonderground

A smorgasbord of curiosities back for its third year at the Southbank Centre. Highlights include headline show LIMBO, as well as your fair share of cabaret, comedy and theatre.

The London Wonderground Spiegeltent, SE1

Sun 10 May

£8 / 0844 545 8282

Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall

Sat 23 May

£20 / 0844 545 8282

Scotch & Soda

Sat 30 May

£32 / 0844 545 8282

Scotch & Soda

…and 22 more dates until 31 Aug

Lone Star

  • Written by: James McLure

A drama set in Texas about two brothers who discuss life after the Vietnam war.

Arts Theatre, London WC2H

Mon 16 Mar

£12.50 / 020 7907 7092

Tue 17 Mar

£12.50 / 020 7907 7092

Wed 18 Mar

£12.50 / 020 7907 7092

…and 3 more dates until 21 Mar

Mugs' Arrows

  • Written by: Eddie Elks

A surreal, black comedy written by the award-winning Buxton actor and writer Eddie Elks.

Nottingham Playhouse

Sun 22 Mar

£10 (£7) / 0115 941 9419

Peter Pan Goes Wrong

  • Directed by: Adam Meggido
  • Written by: J.M.Barrie

A drama society set out to put on the best darn production of Peter Pan the world has seen, but – as the title suggestions – the best laid plans of mice and men will insist in going aft agley.

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Thu 9 Apr

£27.50 / 01223 578933

Sat 11 Apr

£27.50 / 01223 578933

Sun 12 Apr

£27.50 / 01223 578933

Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

Wed 25 Mar

£15.50–£21; £10 under 25s; £15.50; £10 under 25s; £15.50–£23; £10 under 25s; £15.50–£18.50; £10 under 25s (£14–£19.50; £14; £14–£21.50; £14–£17… / 01323 412000

Sat 28 Mar

£15.50–£21; £10 under 25s; £15.50; £10 under 25s; £15.50–£23; £10 under 25s; £15.50–£18.50; £10 under 25s (£14–£19.50; £14; £14–£21.50; £14–£17… / 01323 412000

Sun 29 Mar

£15.50–£21; £10 under 25s; £15.50; £10 under 25s; £15.50–£23; £10 under 25s; £15.50–£18.50; £10 under 25s (£14–£19.50; £14; £14–£21.50; £14–£17… / 01323 412000

New Theatre, Cardiff

Thu 30 Apr

£10–£28.50 / 029 2087 8889

Sat 2 May

£10–£28.50 / 029 2087 8889

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