Age Restriction: Suitable for ages 15+
Important Info: Containscenes of a sexual nature and nudity.
The Vaudeville Theatre is no stranger to top revivals and one heading its way in late 2016 is a homecoming that makes it a must see!
The critically celebrated play Dead Funny returns to London more than two decades since it first played at the Vaudeville, where Terry Johnson previously directed and a host of top names took on the lead roles. It won over audiences in the West End and its revival in 2016 can’t come soon enough!
Once again Johnson, who is also the show’s writer, directs and this time he leads a cast that includes the likes of Ralf Little, Steve Pemberton, Katherine Parkinson, Rufus Jones and Emily Berrington.
Dead Funny is a brilliantly British play that utilises comedy legends as told through the eyes of a couple in Eleanor and Richard. Set against the backdrop of the deaths of Frankie Howerd and Benny Hill we witness how their passing affects this marriage and how Richard’s sense of humour is in stark contrast to Eleanor’s underlying feelings. Richard would like to be left alone with this Dead Funny Society as his heroes pass on, whilst the comics’ fans won’t allow them to rest in peace either.
Johnson earned great praise for the play back in 1994 and it is now one of many to bring him legions of fans over his decades-long career.
To ensure this remains the case in 2016 he has employed a terrific cast for Dead Funny’s return to the West End. Ralf Little, for example, will be instantly recognisable to audiences thanks to his work on television shows like Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps and The Royle Family. However, beyond roles like those he has also appeared in films like 24 Hour Party People and The Waiting Room and stage productions like Stacy at the Trafalgar Studios 2, The Aliens at the Bush Theatre, A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg at the Liverpool Playhouse and On The Ceiling at the Garrick Theatre.
And he’s not the only one with an impressive body of work under their belt. The cast assembled for Dead Funny will ensure a new generation of theatregoers will be enthralled by what promises to be a must-see show in the latter months of 2016.
Dead Funny is at the Vaudeville Theatre from Thursday 3rd November 2016 (previews from Thursday 27th October 2016).
|Booking From:||Thursday, 27th October 2016|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 4th February 2017|
|Age Restriction:||Suitable for ages 15+|
|Important Info:||Containscenes of a sexual nature and nudity.|
|Wed:||2.30pm and 7.30pm|
|Sat:||2.30pm and 7.30pm|
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