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Animal House

Minotaur Theatre Company Steph’s boyfriend Steven is visiting her home for the first time. On entering the house Steven finds that he’s entered a complete jungle! Steph's friends seem to resemble animals in some way or another, and Steven sticks out like a sore thumb. As he tries to navigate through his girlfriend's…

theSpaces on the Mile, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Space 1

£7 (£5) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Space 1

£7 (£5) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

Space 1

£7 (£5) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 22 Aug

Ann Drummond Dance Academy - Let's Dance

Ann Drummond Dance Academy Presents Let's Dance

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Sun 21 Jun

The Beacon Theatre

£10 / 01475 723723

Anna Morris: It's Got To Be Perfect

Anna Morris / PBH's Free Fringe The critically acclaimed character comic, star of ITV2's Bad Bridesmaid and BBC One's Outnumbered, returns after the success of last year’s sell-out hit show, Would Like to Thank. Georgina (of Morris’s viral YouTube series Georgina’s Wedding Blogs) is getting married in Edinburgh and…

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Sat 8 Aug

French Quarter

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

French Quarter

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

French Quarter

Free / 0131 556 7060

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 19 more dates until 30 Aug

Annie McGrath and Nico Tatarowicz #Pray4AnnieAndNico

Annie McGrath and Nico Tatarowicz Annie has the face of an angel and the mouth of a gutter. She is one half of double act Twins (not yet seen on TV) and is half a person in her own right. 'Spot-on delivery’ (The Tab.co.uk). ‘Flatly caustic' (Chortle.co.uk). Nico is so steeped in comedy he actually disgusts himself.

St John's, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Space 2

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Space 2

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

Space 2

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 30 Aug

Arcadia: Combined Actors Of Cambridge

  • Written by: Tom Stoppard

The company present their take on Tom Stoppard's comedy of ideas, set in a Derbyshire country house during both the Regency and the late twentieth century.

ADC Theatre, Cambridge

Sat 11 Jul

£10; £12 (£7; £9) / 01223 300085

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Around the World in 80 Days

Curious Grin Productions in association with Oxford University Dramatic Society Stampeding elephants! Raging typhoons! Runaway trains! Danger, romance and surprises abound in this rollicking rambunctious romp around the world. Mark Brown's reinvention of Jules Verne's timeless classic sees Victorian eccentric Phileas…

St Peter's Church, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

main theatre

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0131 662 9171

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

main theatre

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0131 662 9171

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

main theatre

£10.50 (£8.50) / 0131 662 9171

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 31 Aug

Around the World, My Journey Continued After You Left

Theatre SanTuoQi A new musical from award-winning director Zhao Miao. Lee is 88 and loves her husband very much. During 50 years of marriage, they regularly cruise the world, but then her husband unexpectedly dies. A lonely Lee sells her assets to take a cruise again, on her own, determined to start a whole new…

New Town Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 19 Aug

Mysterious

£12 (£8) / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 20 Aug

Mysterious

£12 (£8) / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 21 Aug

Mysterious

£12 (£8) / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 30 Aug

The Art Of Falling Apart

  • Directed by: Robert Farquhar
  • Written by: Robert Farquhar

Big Wow Theatre present a comedy scripted and directed by Robert Farquhar, and performed by Matt Rutter and Tim Lynskey.

Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Sat 27 Jun

£12 (£10) / 0151 709 4988

Arthur and Esther

A play of two worlds, this elemental and affecting two-hander explores love, loss and the lives we inherit and impose on others.

Old Fire Station, Oxford

Sun 31 May

£10 (£8) / 01865 263980

Asp

Daniel Nils Roberts / La Favorita Freestival Daniel wangs down the gauntlet. Insubordinate characters (small boy, Spanish man, etc) jostle with febrile video projections in this daft and electrifying solo debut from one of the stars of the UK improv scene (including Racing Minds' Aaaand Now For Something Completely…

Cowgatehead, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Space 5

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Space 5

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

Space 5

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Aspects of Joy – Free

Joy Carter / PBH's Free Fringe Twin African baby girls were born and abandoned in the bush during the Biafran war in Nigeria, only one survived, was rescued and adopted by a white British couple. Incredulously that child grew up to become stand-up comedian Joy Carter, proving that early childhood trauma left no…

The Hispaniola Restaurant, Edinburgh

Sat 8 Aug

Free / 0131 557 3777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

Free / 0131 557 3777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

Free / 0131 557 3777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 29 Aug

An Audience with Harry Deansway

Harry Deansway If you'd said to me three years ago when I started doing stand-up, ‘You'll have the best show at the Fringe in 2015’ I'd never have believed it, because not only am I a great talent but I'm very down to earth. This show is for anyone who's been sued three times, has a 100% sacking record and run their…

Just the Tonic at The Tron, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

£5 / 0131 556 5375

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

£5 / 0131 556 5375

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

£5 / 0131 556 5375

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 29 Aug

Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel

Austentatious and Underbelly Productions Austentatious returns to the Fringe in resplendent fashion! In each show, the all-star cast will improvise a brand new Jane Austen work before your eyes, based on audience suggestions. Previous shows have included Sixth Sense and Sensibility, Double 0 Darcy and Mansfield Shark.

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Udderbelly

£7 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Udderbelly

£7 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Udderbelly

£11.50 (£10.50) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 31 Aug

Austentatious: An Improvised Novel

  • 4 stars

An irreverent show performed in period costume, borne from suggestions from the audience.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Sun 24 May

£12.50 (£10) / 0844 873 3433

Australia: A Whinging Pom's Guide

Dan Willis / PBH's Free Fringe The funny side of Australia. British comedy veteran Dan Willis moved to Australia three years ago. Now he's got a bag of jokes, experiences and hangovers to share. ‘Unpretentious, informal, belly-laughs-a-minute stand-up’ ★★★★ (ThreeWeeks). ‘Sharp wit and comic timing, never fails to…

The Liquid Room, Edinburgh

Sat 8 Aug

Annexe Double

Free / 0131 225 2564

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

Annexe Double

Free / 0131 225 2564

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

Annexe Double

Free / 0131 225 2564

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe & PBH's Free Fringe.

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Avenue Q

An irresistibly charming musical which tells the story of the lovable characters on a downtown New York street trying to make sense of life's burning issues. Winner of the Tony Awards 'Triple Crown' for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book.

Richmond Theatre, London TW9

Fri 30 Oct

£38.50–£45.50 / 0870 060 6651

Sat 31 Oct

£38.50–£45.50 / 0870 060 6651

Backstage in Biscuit Land

Touretteshero Jess Thom has Tourette’s, a condition that makes her say 'biscuit' 16,000 times a day. Her unusual neurology gives her a unique perspective on life; one she's joyfully unleashed on the world. This two-woman solo show weaves comedy, puppetry, singing, and incredible tics to explore spontaneity, creativity…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Mon 24 Aug

Pleasance Two

£9 (£7) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 25 Aug

Pleasance Two

£9 (£7) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 26 Aug

Pleasance Two

£10 (£8) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 30 Aug

The Bad Arm: Confessions of a Dodgy Irish Dancer

Clerkin Dagger In Association With Fringe Management Raw rhythms. Tall tales. Arse-clenching comedy. This outrageous antidote to Riverdance recounts Clerkin's woes of being English in Ireland, Irish in England, and a pink-haired punk in a grey city. Best of Fest, 2010 Hollywood Fringe. Associate Producers: Howard Chu…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Dining Room

£5 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Dining Room

£5 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Dining Room

£5 / 0131 622 6552

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 31 Aug

Bad Jews

  • Directed by: Michael Longhurst
  • Written by: Joshua Harmon

Michael Longhurst directs Joshua Harmon's acerbic and biting comedy set in a cramped Manhattan apartment, where family members quarrel about faith and legacy in the aftermath of a funeral.

Arts Theatre, London WC2H

Sat 23 May

£56.25–£62 / 020 7907 7092

Thu 28 May

£56.25–£62 / 020 7907 7092

Sat 30 May

£56.25–£62 / 020 7907 7092

BAGMAN

Brendan Murphy / Ditto Productions / La Favorita Freestival Ever noticed how people look like their dogs? Well, the same goes for bags. A stupid, surreal, one-man Sesame Street without the puppets, Bagman is a deadbeat character comedy by Brendan Murphy taking you on a journey through the stories contained within the…

Cowgatehead, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Space 9

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Space 9

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

Space 9

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 30 Aug back to top

The Bakewell Bake Off: A New Musical

Durham University Light Opera Group Take seven eager contestants, three feuding judges and one bewildered host, and mix together in a small village. Add the pressure of a baking competition and you've got a recipe for an hilarious musical comedy! The small English village of Bakewell, Derbyshire is holding its annual…

C, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

+2

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

+2

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

+2

£8.50 (£6.50) / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 15 more dates until 22 Aug

Barnes Fringe - Mike Galsworthy'mapping The Soul Through Dream'

Mike Galsworthy is a scientist by day and poet by night. In Dream Wanderer, he becomes a hypnotic guide as he paces rhythmically through lucid dreamscapes, meeting otherworldly characters. “His style of performing is one of the best around; theatrical, dynamic, super distinctive and much more…” (Carpe Diem Events)

The Old Sorting Office Arts Centre, London SW13

Sat 1 Aug

£6–£8 / 020 8876 9885

Barnes Fringe - Tina Sederholm'the Good Delusion'

Tina’s made a religion out of being good. She attends church, attempts to be a princess, international athlete, even the ideal girlfriend. But despite efforts to be the best at everything, her internal imp steals and cheats, ensuring Tina’s grand plans become field research for suicide notes. Find out how to survive when…

The Old Sorting Office Arts Centre, London SW13

Sat 1 Aug

£6–£8 / 020 8876 9885

Baron Sternlook's Improvised Musical

Baron Sternlook Productions James Lovelock (Showstopper, Music Box) and his herd of musical improvisers bring you the silliest musicals ever never written, all improvised from your suggestions. ‘This quality of performance, which is rarely assured within improvised performance, is a breath of fresh air and entirely in…

theSpace on Niddry Street, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

theSpace on Niddry St (Upper)

£7.50 (£6) / 0845 557 0844

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

theSpace on Niddry St (Upper)

£8 (£6.50) / 0845 557 0844

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

theSpace on Niddry St (Upper)

£8 (£6.50) / 0845 557 0844

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 29 Aug

Barrel Of Laughs: Comedy & Wine Tasting Night

Join Vinopolis for the next Barrel of Laughs: Comedy & Wine Tasting Night on Friday 5th June and enjoy your evening with a dash of wine tasting and a splash of hilarity!

Vinopolis, London SE1

Fri 5 Jun

£35 per person / 0870 241 4040

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