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Dead Funny

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About the Show Less...

Olivier Award-winner Terry Johnson’s hilarious comedy of mortality and marriage Dead Funny receives a West End revival, starring The It Crowd’s Katherine Parkinson. Read More >

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.

Terry Johnson’s painfully funny and funnily painful comedy, Dead Funny, plays for a strictly limited season with Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd, In The Club, Humans), Steve Pemberton (The League Of Gentlemen, Benidorm, Whitechapel), Ralf Little (The Royle Family, Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps, The Cafe), Emily Berrington (The Inbetweeners 2, Humans, 24) and Rufus Jones (W1A, Hunderby, The Casual Vacancy).

Age Recommendation: 15+ – contains nudity and scenes of a sexual nature.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 27/10/2016

Opening Night: 03/11/2016

Closing Night: 04/02/2017

Running time: 2h20

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Cast & Creative


Katherine Parkinson, Steve Pemberton, Ralf Little, Emily Berrington, Rufus Jones


Director - Terry Johnson

Producer - Nica Burns, Paula Marie Black, Emma Brünjes and TC Beech Ltd

Lighting Designer - Paul Pyant

Set Designer - Richard Kent

Sound - John Leonard

Author - Terry Johnson

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