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Katherine Parkinson

Katherine Parkinson

Casting announced for Dead Funny

First Published 9 September 2016, Last Updated 14 September 2016

Katherine Parkinson is set to star in the revival of Terry Johnson’s comedy, Dead Funny, as it returns to the West End for a strictly limited season. Producer Nica Burns said “A revival of this wonderful play is long overdue. Like life, it’s as funny as it is moving and needs an outstandingly talented cast. So for the 21st anniversary production, here they are…”

Katherine, best known for The IT Crowd, In The Club and Humans, will play Eleanor alongside Steve Pemberton as Brain, Ralf Little as Nick, Emily Berrington as Lisa and Rufus Jones as Richard.

Eleanor wants a child. Richard would oblige if he could, but he’s too busy running the Dead Funny Society. When British comedy heroes Frankie Howerd and Benny Hill turn up their toes in the same week the Society gather for a celebration of hilarity and laughter. But Eleanor’s grin masks a grimace. When your marriage is deader than either Morecambe or Wise it’s hard to see the funny side of things.

Dead Funny will run at the Vaudeville Theatre from the 27 October – 4 February. For more information and to book tickets visit the show’s official website.

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