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COMEDY RUSH LIVE
If you like your comedy of the quick-fire variety, then tonight’s Comedy Rush show should be right up your street. it features 60 comic acts in 60 minutes flat, with a line-up that includes Brendon Burns, Lucy Porter, Robin Ince, Howard Read, Simon Munnery and Andrew Maxwell. If you can’t make it tonight, there’s another show in a month’s time boasting an equally impressive line-up of comics squeezing multiple punchlines into a minute. Rufus Hound, Scott Capurro, Adam Bloom, Phil Nichol and Rhys Thomas will all be on the bill. 7.30pm tonight (doors 6.30) and 24 March, Shaftesbury Theatre, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8DP. For tickets (£25) and more information visit www.comedy-rush.com

RED SHOES AT BATTERSEA ARTS CENTRE
This spring BAC reaches the grand old age of 30. To celebrate, groundbreaking theatre company kneehigh will be staging its last ever performances of its award-winning Hans Christian Andersen adaptation, the Red Shoes, first staged at BAC in 2000. 2 Mar-9 Apr, Battersea Arts Centre, SW11 5TN. Tickets from £22.50 from www.bac.og.uk