Dead Funny

Dead Funny Tickets

Vaudeville Theatre
West End

Set in Islington in 1992, Eleanor tries to persuade her husband Richard that they should have a baby. More focused on the recent deaths of two of England’s best-loved comics, Benny Hill and Frankie Howard, than the sexual therapy sessions his wife has signed them up for, Richard and his neighbours celebrate the careers of their comedic heroes, particularly as Richard is one of the founding members of the local Dead Funny Society. Jokes about love and marriage are thrown back and forth with the usual Terry Johnson flare. But these jokes are masking the problems of the central relationship of the piece.

Dead Funny returns to the Vaudeville Theatre starring Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd, In The Club, Humans), Steve Pemberton (The League of Gentleman, 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 Restrictions: 
Suitable for ages 15+ 
Terry Johnson
Terry Johnson
Cast list: 
Katherine Parkinson, Steve Pemberton, Ralf Little
Dead Funny Schedule
Previews from: 
Thursday, 27 October, 2016
Opening date: 
Thursday, 3 November, 2016
Available from: 
Thursday, 27 October, 2016
Booking to: 
Saturday, 4 February, 2017
404 Strand, London, WC2R 0NH
Nearest tube:
Charing Cross

Latest Dead Funny News & Features

Monday, October 17, 2016
Interview with Dead Funny and League of Gentlemen star Steve Pemberton

Terry Johnson's comedy Dead Funny is making a welcome return to the West End in its original home at the Vaudeville Theatre later this month. Set in north London in the early 1990s, the play follows Eleanor and Richard who undergo sexual therapy sessions in order to prepare them for trying for a baby.

Dead Funny Cast
Friday, September 9, 2016
Dead Funny by Terry Johnson returns to London at the Vaudeville Theatre

A new production of Terry Johnson's comedy Dead Funny will run in London for a strictly limited season at the Vaudeville Theatre from 27 October 2016 with an official opening on 3 November 2016.

The production will star Katherine Parkinson, Steve Pemberton, Ralf Little, Emily Berrington and Rufus Jones.

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