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).