*  Simon Day will appear at the Mill in Banbury tonight. Stripping off any comedic preconceptions in a revealing, autobiographical presentation, the Fast Show star confesses his troubled past and talks through his journey from near self-destruction to saviour by his wife Ruth and two miraculous children.

It’s all told with the knowing wit and beguiling personality that audiences have grown to love him for, and promises to be an intriguing insight into the content of his new book, Comedy and Error. Tickets can be bought from themillartscentre.co.uk or by calling 01295 279002.

*  The Old Fire Station and PointZero Physical Theatre present an original play about the lives of three complex characters who rummage through rubbish to survive. Recycle: Disposable Lives, which shows tomorrow and on Saturday, tells compelling life stories that are considered “disposable” by society through dance, poetry and physical theatre. Tickets cost £8.50. Buy online at the oldfirestation.org.uk or by calling 01865 263980.

*  A children’s show from pioneering puppeteers Horse + Bamboo will charm families by combining a traditional puppet show with masks, animation and original music. The Nightingale is based on a classic fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen; it concerns a selfish king’s regret after he replaces his melodic songbird with a mechanical counterpart. The performance is at the North Wall Theatre tomorrow; it lasts for one hour and shows at 11am and 1.30pm. Tickets cost £7. Book at thenorthwall.org or by calling 01865 319450.

*  This week’s Friday Night Comedy at the Glee Club will be headlined by Tom Wrigglesworth. The acclaimed stand-up has become celebrated since his bureaucracy-mocking show Open Return Letter to Richard Branson; he has since become a favourite at Edinburgh Festival, and starred on BBC Radio 4 panel show The Unbelievable Truth.

Joining him will be Dana Alexander, Fredrik Andersson and Sean Percival. Tickets are £12.50, or £5 for students. Call the box office on 0871 472 0400 or book online at glee.co.uk/oxford

* A pair of productions from Pegasus Youth Theatre Companies from March 20 to 23 will spotlight themes of food, poverty and justice.

The double bill features drama followed by dance. Tickets cost £7, or £4 for under 12s, and can be booked by calling 01865 812150.