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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” (The Times) 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).

Critic Reviews

4 reviews
“roar with laughter and feel a lump in the throat”
8 Nov 2016
“Funny and painful – sometimes both at once”
8 Nov 2016
“Just the thing to cheer us up as the nights get colder”
8 Nov 2016
“Delicately combines laughter and tears. Dead Impressive"
8 Nov 2016

Customer Reviews

146 reviews
Christopher McG
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5 Feb 2017

Funny , sad , cringe inducing and a sorry tale of unhappy marriage falling apart before your eyes . Humour permeates through the most of sad parts and can take an optimistic view on future for the worn down heroine Nice to see how far family humour had progressed since the 1980s too

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5 Feb 2017

Well acted, fun.

Sarah Cox
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4 Feb 2017

Had a great evening - lots of laughs both happy and sad!!

Mary Murphy
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30 Jan 2017

It was ok but I thought it would be a lot funnier than it was considering who was in it.

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29 Jan 2017

So good. Very brave actors and loved the slapstick.


Cancellation Policy

No exchanges or refunds after purchase.

How Does It Work

If you choose collect at box office you will receive a confirmation email with your booking reference, please print this and bring it with you on the day of the show a minimum of 30 minutes before the performance start time.

If you choose post - tickets are sent 5 days after purchase.

Suitable For Children

Ages 15+ - Contains nudity and scenes of a sexual nature

When Can I Go

27th October 2016 -  4th February 2017

Monday – Saturday 7.30pm 

Wednesday and Saturday 2.30pm

Where Do I Go

Vaudeville Theatre, 404 Strand, London, WC2R 0NH.

By Tube- Charing Cross (Northern, Bakerloo) Embankment (District, Circle)

By Bus- 1, 4 , 6, 9, 11, 13 , 15, 68, 76, 171, 176, 18