Directed by Terry Johnson, the hugely successful comedy Dead Funny is returning to the West End, showing at the Vaudeville Theatre for a strictly limited run
Dead Funny is making a return to the West End
Comically exploring the themes of sex therapy, impotence and the good old sense of humour of the English, Dead Funny is an award-winning play, which has earned a string of great reviews.
The Daily Telegraph described it as “A shattering good play, as hilarious as it is heart-breaking…”, an accolade shared by The Times, which hailed the play as “Painfully funny and funnily painful.”
The plot is centred on Eleanor, the wife of Richard, president of the Dead Funny Society, which celebrates the work of dead comedians. When Benny Hill, the Dead Funny Society’s all -time hero passes away, his death acts as an impetus for the hilarity to be unleashed.
She might be smiling at the Frankie Howerd impersonations of her husband’s riotous Dead Funny Society but behind the grins Eleanor is grimacing.
Dead Funny was written in 1994. The play premiered at the Hampstead Theatre London the same year. The play went on to win numerous awards, including a Time Out Drama Award, a Drama Critics Circle Award and a Writers Guild Award for Best West End play.
This new performance of the much-loved comedy unites an incredibly talented cast that sees Katherine Parkinson, Steve Pemberton, Ralf Little, Emily Berrington and Rufus Jones perform together.
Dead Funny is showing at the Vaudeville Theatre from Thursday October 27, 2016 until Saturday February 4, 2017. The play is not recommended for under 15s due to some nudity and scenes of a sexual nature.
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