Before 5pm, Comedy

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Comedy Club 4 Kids

It's a comedy club, right, but for kids. Also any adults who enjoy a swear-free hour with the international circuit's best stand-ups and cabaret acts, including Tiernan Doui, Ben Target, and CBBC regular Bec Hill. Non-patronising. Pure awesome.

Pegasus Theatre, Oxford

Sat 30 May

£9 (£6) / 01865 722851

Comedy Club 4 Kids

Get your young 'uns interested in comedy from an early age (well, six-ish and upwards) with Comedy Club 4 Kids, which chops all the naughty bits from stand-up and presents child-friendly laughs.

The Harlington, Fleet

Sat 21 Mar

£7 (Family £25) / 01252 811009

Comedy Lab Sharing: Sketch

Participants from the Comedy Lab: Sketch class perform their material.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Sat 21 Mar

£5 (£3) / 020 7478 0100

Comedy Lab Sharing: Skills

A stand-up show featuring participants from the Comedy Lab: Skills class.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Sat 21 Mar

Free, adv booking is required / 020 7478 0100

Comedy Lab Sharing: Stand Up

Participants from the Comedy Lab: Stand Up class perform their routines.

Soho Theatre, London W1D

Sat 21 Mar

£5 (£3) / 020 7478 0100

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The Cripple Of Inishmaan

Headgate Theatre Productions are proud to present this excellent play by Martin McDonagh.

Headgate Theatre, Colchester

Sat 18 Apr

£10 (£8) / 01206 366000

Crissy Rock

Stand-up from the popular actress, comedienne and best-selling author.

The Green Room, Liverpool

Sun 15 Mar

£20 / 0151 922 7771

Dave Gorman Gets Straight to the Point (The Powerpoint)

The comedian/writer/general brainbox's new tour is centred around on his trademark powerpoint presentations, with wit and hilarity in shedloads.

Middlesbrough Town Hall

Sat 21 Nov

Dead Sheep

  • Directed by: Ian Talbot
  • Written by: Jonathan Maitland

In 1989, Margaret Thatcher sacked the Foreign Secretary, Geoffrey Howe, whose speaking skills were famously compared to those of a dead sheep. However, the 'dead sheep' overcame his limitations, to deal a political, mortal blow. The broadcaster Jonathan Maitland's play features Steve Nallon as Thatcher.

Park Theatre, London N4

Thu 2 Apr

Park200

£15 preview; £20–£25 (£18) / 020 7870 6876

Sat 4 Apr

Park200

£15 preview; £20–£25 (£18) / 020 7870 6876

Thu 9 Apr

Park200

£15 preview; £20–£25 (£18) / 020 7870 6876

…and 9 more dates until 9 May

Death Ship 666

Disaster movie parody as the audience follows the doomed passengers aboard a half built ship's maiden voyage to the Bermuda Triangle.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Sun 22 Mar

£12.50 (£10) / 0844 873 3433

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Desky Lewis: Love, Death and Biscuits

Two-part show exploring the most important things in life through spoken word, music and poetry.

Yesbar, Glasgow

Sun 29 Mar

£3 (£2) / 0141 204 0060

Part of Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

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 Rotten Scoundrels

  • Directed by: Jerry Mitchell
  • Written by: lyrics)

Robert Lindsay and Rufus Hound star in this West End production, based on the 1989 film.

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 17 Feb 2016

£15.50–£49.50 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 20 Feb 2016

£15.50–£49.50 / 0844 847 2325

Wed 24 Feb 2016

£15.50–£49.50 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 27 Feb 2016

£15.50–£49.50 / 0844 847 2325

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Wed 16 Sep

£15.50–£49.50 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 19 Sep

£15.50–£49.50 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 23 Sep

£15.50–£49.50 / 0844 871 3014

Sat 26 Sep

£15.50–£49.50 / 0844 871 3014

King's Theatre, Glasgow

Wed 24 Jun

£15.50–£56.50 / 0844 871 7648

Sat 27 Jun

£15.50–£56.50 / 0844 871 7648

Wed 1 Jul

£15.50–£56 / 0844 871 7648

Sat 4 Jul

£15.50–£56 / 0844 871 7648

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The Drowsy Chaperone

Pastiche Musical Theatre presents a comical play paying tribute to the golden age of musical theatre as a narrator leads the audience through both backstage and on-stage action.

Compass Theatre, Uxbridge

Sat 7 Mar

£13 (£11 Wed, Thu & Sat mat) / 01895 673200

The Drowsy Chaperone: MAC Productions

An elaborate cast of characters combines modern wit with classical music to tell this story within a story.

Old Fire Station, Oxford

Sat 28 Mar

£14.50 / 01865 263980

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Educating Rita

Gemma Bodinetz directs Willy Ruseell's classic comedy which tells the story of a disillusioned university lecturer who meets a passionate, working-class Liverpudlian hairdresser and begins to tutor her in English Literature.

Liverpool Playhouse

Sat 7 Mar

£12–£25 / 0151 709 4776

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

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

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Interactive Theatre International Basil, Sybil and Manuel return to serve more of their trademark mayhem alongside a three course meal in this ‘must-see event’ (BritishTheatreGuide.info). In true Faulty fashion, the fun starts as you wait to be seated and then hurtles along for two hours filled with all the best gags.

B'est, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

£45 / 0131 556 4448

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

£45 / 0131 556 4448

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

£45 / 0131 556 4448

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 31 Aug

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

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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

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

For Services Rendered

It is early autumn 1932 and tea is being served on the terrace of Ardsley family’s house in the picturesque English village of Rambleton. The sound of a game of tennis floats on the breeze as the family and their guests gather. But this is no witty comedy of social manners by the most popular playwright of the day. The…

The Crescent Theatre, Birmingham

Sun 20 Sep

Studio

£5.50–£10.50 / 0121 643 5858

Sat 26 Sep

Studio

£5.50–£10.50 / 0121 643 5858

Forever Young

An uplifting collection of heart-warming and nostalgic tales exploring love and happiness against the backdrop of the 60s.

Oldham Coliseum Theatre

Wed 18 Mar

£17.50–£19.50 eve; £11; £11 eve; £17.50–£19.50 eve; £11; £17.50–£19.50 eve; £11; £11 mat ( £15.50–£17.50; £8.75; £15.50–£17.50; £8.75… / 0161 624 2829

Sat 21 Mar

£17.50–£19.50 eve; £11; £11 eve; £17.50–£19.50 eve; £11; £17.50–£19.50 eve; £11; £11 mat ( £15.50–£17.50; £8.75; £15.50–£17.50; £8.75… / 0161 624 2829

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum: Milton Musical Society

This famous musical takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from time-tested, 2000 year-old comedies of Roman playwright Plautus with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville.

Regent Centre, Christchurch

Sat 2 May

£14.50 (£13.50) / 01202 499199

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