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Comedy capers for laugh-out-loud evenings in the West End

Looking for the best comedy in London? Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus have exactly what you need to keep a smile on your face all night long.

01/04/2019 - 31/08/2019

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LIVE comedy shows and laugh-along theatrical capers


As the days draw longer and the nights get warmer, there’s never a better time to get your tummy muscles aching.

So, head to Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus to try out the very best comedy London has to offer. Featuring a range of stage show slapstick’s to a raft of new comedy releases, why not brighten your evenings even more with some comic gold?

From the outrageous comedy gold of The Book of Mormon and Only Fools and Horses, to the penultimate Pinter production and The Comedy Store’s weekly comedy shows, there’s something for everyone to laugh-out-loud to.

Here’s our quick guide to comedy in central:

Only Fools and Horses the Musical at Theatre Royal Haymarket


Only a fool would miss the return of The Trotters of Peckham.

Watch Del Boy and the gang in an all singing and dancing version of Only Fools and Horses the Musical, at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

Travel back to 1989 and relive cherished moments from the original TV series, featuring lots of laughs, dodgy dealings and unforgettable moments and remember Britain’s most loveable rogues with this home-grown British Musical spectacular.

Comedy giant Paul Whitehouse, who co-wrote the musical’s script and musical jive with Jim Sullivan, Chas and Dave Legend and the late Chas Hodges, takes centre stage as Grandad, uniting with Tom Bennett (Del Boy) and Ryan Hutton (Rodney) in this unique West End hit.

Tickets from £20 each. Now booking until August 2019.

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Betrayal at the Harold Pinter Theatre


The revival of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal is one that stands out from the crowd.

Don’t miss Pinter’s political comic genius starring Tom Hiddleston, Zawe Ashton and Charlie Cox in the finale play from Pinter at the Pinter season now on at the Harold Pinter Theatre.

Meticulous magic erupts on stage with spell-binding poetry, powerful emotions and rich humour. Betrayal is a deeply moving tale of a secret seven-year romance, recreated in reverse chronological order.

It’s a highly acclaimed production and one of the greatest of all Pinter plays according to the Daily Telegraph. Prepare for a thrilling night marking the finale of the Pinter at the Pinter season.

Now offering eight extra performances, get your tickets before it’s too late!

Tickets from £15. Now booking until June 2019.

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The Comedy About A Bank Robbery at the Criterion Theatre


Ocean’s Eleven meets the Marx Brothers in this raucous slapstick comedy that combines theatrical inventiveness, quip-filled word play in a plot that features mistaken identities, love triangles, hidden agendas and… one enormous diamond.

A play so good it would be criminal to miss!

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is showing at the ornate and beautifully decorated Grade II listed Criterion Theatre in Piccadilly Circus.

Promising a quick wit and slapstick genius, you’ll be laughing in your seats all night long.

Tickets from £11.25. Now booking until August 2019.

Read more here.

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The Comedy Store – The West End’s best LIVE comedy venue


The proud birthplace of alternative comedy, this year The Comedy Store celebrates its 40th anniversary.

Offering weekly comedy nights featuring everything from topical news-based comedy from The Cutting Edge (Tuesdays) team to the very best in comedy improv from The Comedy Store Players (Wednesdays & Sundays).

Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening The Comedy Store offers The Best in Stand Up, classic stand-up comedy featuring some of the finest comic talent from around the globe.

What’s more, the Store is at the forefront of breaking new talent with guest spots for budding new comics. Each week and on the last Monday of every month, they host their brutal open mic ‘King Gong’ show, open to anyone who applies for one of the 30 spots available, plus volunteers from the audience, who try to survive five minutes on the stage.

Ready to get your giggle on? Tickets from £15. 

Read more here.

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The Book of Mormon at the Prince of Wales Theatre


An award-wining musical that’s bright, fierce and hysterical to watch.

If you’re sensitive to fowl mouthed language, you might want to give this one a miss. That aside, this musical is a classic piece of theatrical genius. Check out the 4.5* reviews left by admiring audiences on Trip Advisor.

Shining a comedic light on Mormon beliefs and practices the play ultimately endorses the power of long-lasting love and… to one’s faith. The story follows two young lads who travel to Uganda to spread word of their beliefs, inspiring others to join them in their Mormon ways.

Stirring up roars of laughter from on-looking audiences for every performance, this play is a must-see musical, on now at the Prince of Wales Theatre.

Cleverly put together by the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Get your tickets whilst you can for a night long of laughter.

Tickets from £37.25. Now booking until September 2019. 

Read more here.

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A glorious evening of comedy gold


So, here’s to having a glorious evening of comedy gold with some of the best the West End has to offer.

If you fancy making a whole evening of it, why not check out the restaurants and bars only moments away from each comedy venue? Filled with family favourites to ideal date night ideas, whatever your looking for Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus have it all.

Plus, there’s plenty more coming up this summer so watch this space for our next theatre blog post giving you all the insider info you’ll ever need to know.

Wishing you a laugh out loud evening full of fun and frollocks! 🙂