• JOIN Kevin McCarthy, Tom Deacon and JoJo Smith for the Glee Club’s Best in Live Stand-up Comedy nights this month on August 3, 10 and 17.

From the Man With The Beard, Kevin McCarthy who is legendary for his audience connection, to hot young Chortle Student Comedian Award winner Tom Deacon and the outspoken internet comedy sensation Jojo Smith (see Stage Whispers, left), there are plenty of laughs in store as they take to the stage with their support acts.

This Saturday, Kevin McCarthy is supported by Andy White and two yet-to-be announced performers.

Call 08714 720400 or visit glee.co.uk/ oxford for more information or to book.

  • Enjoying its UK premiere on August 9 is strikingly beautiful new piece of circus, Push Me, Pull You! at the Oxford Playhouse.

Featuring both traditional circus skills and dance acrobatics, audiences can expect an exciting and compelling show about the friendship, trust and unique relationship between performer and backstage technician.

Accompanied by original music, take an unusual journey inside a seemingly impossible circus act and see what is normally hidden in the dark.

It runs on Friday and Saturday August 9-10 and tickets are £12. Visit oxfordplayhouse.com for more information or call 01865 305305 to book.

  • Move without inhibition in Everyday Moments. Follow a series of podcasts designed to be enjoyed at a particular time and place from choreographer and musician Hofesh Shechter. The Arts Council England-funded production returns to the Burton Taylor Studio, next door to the Oxford Playhouse, due to popular demand.

Lasting 15 minutes, and created to be heard through headphones alone in a room, don’t miss this fascinating experience.

It is on Tuesday, August 13, until Saturday, August 24, running every 20 minutes from 7pm to 10pm. Tickets are £3.

Visit oxfordplayhouse.com for more information or call 01865 305305 to book.

  • The Oxford Shakespeare Company presents The Merry Wives of Windsor this August in the perfect setting of Wadham College Gardens, Oxford.

It is a lovely summer’s day for the annual Windsor Fete and the perfect setting for games of jealousy, deceit and revenge in Shakespeare’s farcical battle of the sexes, where the wives prove once and for all who’s boss.

Running until August 16, tickets £22.50 (matinee £17.50). Call the box office on 01865 305305 to book.