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Up Pom­peii, Mur­willum­bah Civic Cen­tre Au­di­to­rium: This stage ver­sion of the BBC com­edy se­ries will have you in fits of laugh­ter. Up Pom­peii is set in an­cient Rome and fea­tures slap­stick, coarse­ness and bla­tant sex jokes. It opens to­mor­row night and plays Fri­days and Satur­days at 7.30pm un­til June 8 with 2pm mati­nees on Sun­day, June 2 and June 9. Tick­ets $15. Visit mur­willum­bahthe­atre­com­pany.com for de­tails. Our Man in Ha­vana, Javeen­bah Theatre, Nerang: This satir­i­cal com­edy fol­lows the story of a vac­u­um­cleaner sales­man liv­ing in Cuba who joins the Se­cret Ser­vice to get out of debt. Star­ring four char­ac­ters play­ing 32 parts, Our Man in Ha­vana is fast-paced and dark at times. Opens to­mor­row and plays Thurs­days to Satur­days at 8pm un­til June 8 with a 2pm mati­nee on Sun­day. Tick­ets $25. Call 5596 0300 or visit javeen­bah.org.au to book. Es­cape from the Breakup For­est, The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast, Bun­dall: Heart­break comes to town with in­die theatre pro­duc­tion Es­cape from the Breakup For­est, a com­edy about get­ting over a love af­fair with the help of a hand pup­pet spirit guide. Opens tonight in The Space and plays Thurs­days to Satur­days at 7.30pm un­til June 1. Tick­ets $15-$27. Visit thearts­cen­tregc.com.au to book. Its My Party (And I’ll Die If I Want To), The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast: Fast-mov­ing funny dark com­edy star­ring Henri Szeps. Plays Satur­day at 7.30pm. Tick­ets $29-$52. Visit thearts­cen­tregc.com.au to book.. Not Now, Dar­ling, Tu­gun Vil­lage Com­mu­nity Cen­tre: Last days! Tu­gun Theatre Com­pany presents this farce writ­ten by Ray Cooney and John Chap­man and di­rected by Jil­lian Rawl­ings. Plays tonigh­tun­til Satur­day at 7.30pm. Tick­ets $15 adults and $12 con­ces­sions. Cabaret seat­ing. BYO drinks and nib­bles. Call 5522 4740 to book. Reefer Mad­ness, Beenleigh’s Pav­il­ion Theatre: Di­rected by Mor­gan Gar­rity, Phoenix En­sem­ble’s pro­pa­ganda mu­si­cal par­ody takes its au­di­ence on a wild trip of drugs and de­bauch­ery. In­spired by a 1936 ed­u­ca­tional film, the show is packed with adult hu­mour, drug use and out­ra­geous songs. Plays Fri­days and Satur­days at 7.30pm un­til June 15. Tick­ets $24-$26. Visit phoenix­ensem­ble.com.au to book. The Drowsy Chap­er­one, Spot­light Theatre, Benowa: A par­ody of Amer­i­can mu­si­cal com­edy set in the 1920s and di­rected by Clem Halpin. Plays Thurs­days to Satur­days at 7.30pm un­til June 8 with 2pm mati­nees on Sun­day and June 2. Tick­ets $18-$35. Visit spot­lightthe­atre.com.au or call 5539 4255 to book. Trans­fu­sion, Drac­ula’s, Broadbeach: Cabaret restau­rant’s vam­pire va­ri­ety melds acer­bic com­edy, bur­lesque and cir­cus. Stars Richard Ma­cio­nis and Big Brother’s Charne. Last weeks! New show opens soon. Din­ner/show Tues­days to Satur­days. Ar­rivals from 6.30pm. Spirit of the Horse, Aus­tralian Out­back Spec­tac­u­lar, Ox­en­ford: A din­ner and show spec­ta­cle with a cast of larger-than-life char­ac­ters, in­cred­i­ble stunts, spe­cial ef­fects, live mu­sic in the Aussie Bar and a three-course meal. Plays Tues­days to Satur­days, with mati­nees on the last Sun­day of each month. Doors open 6.15pm. Tick­ets from $79.99.

The Drowsy Chap­er­one plays Spot­light

Henri Szeps stars in It’s My Party (And I’ll Die If I Want To).

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