CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: Many shows have been rescheduled or cancelled due to current travel and performance restrictions. That's why March and April may not have as many events on as you'd usually find. If you're flexible, why not browse our Summer listings or Autumn listings for a wider choice.

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Comedy Theatre in August

The Play That Goes Wrong

Duchess Theatre Open Run

Immaculately staged... roused even a staid matinee audience to hysterics

The Play That Goes Wrong, Duchess Theatre, London
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Now eyeing nearly half a decade in the West End, Mischief Theater's bonkers theatrical farce is one of the capital's most consistent audience favourites. The original production from the company, discover...

Magic Goes Wrong

Vaudeville Theatre Open Run

Funny and entertaining...fusion of magic and comedy from Mischief Theatre

Magic Goes Wrong, Vaudeville Theatre, London
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From the minds behind The Play That Goes Wrong and The Comedy About A Bank Robbery comes a brand new, and disaster-prone, magic show! Co-created between the world's most iconic magical duo Penn & Teller...

Austentatious

Fortune Theatre Open Run

winning and enthusiastic performances. The audience applause between scenes is politely anticipatory of what might be next. By the end, it is rapturous.

Austentatious, Fortune Theatre, London

It is a truth universally acknowledged that when one's creative output captivates across the centuries, an improv show will capitalise on it. After becoming one of the biggest draws of the Edinburgh Fringe...

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Twelfth Night

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Until Oct 3, 2020

If this were played upon a stage now, I could condemn it as an improbable fiction.

Twelfth Night, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, London

From tropical shipwrecks to yellow stockings, Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare's battiest and most memorable comedies and a season at the Globe is rarely complete without an outing. A perfect introduction...

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Until Oct 7, 2020

'Gentles, perchance you wonder at this show. But wonder on, till 'truth make all things plain.'

A Midsummer Nights Dream, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, London

When the fairy King and Queen quarrel, no one is safe from their fervour, setting the scene for a witty and vibrant comedy of romance, mischief and magic that enchant audiences of all ages from the first...

Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Until Oct 4, 2020

When I said I would die a bachelor, I did not think I should live till I were married.

Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, London

One of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies, this also has its darker moments. Two couples are dancing around declaring their love for each other; Benedick and Beatrice, and Hero and Claudio. But when the...

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