Dead Funny

by Terry Johnson

Directed by Allan Stronach

Evenings at 7.30 :
Wednesday 25th - Saturday 28th September and Tuesday 1st - Saturday 5th October
Matinées at 3.00 : Saturdays 28th September and 5th October

At the Tower Theatre, Stoke Newington


There's more to this award-winning play than a few cheap laughs and the occasional naughty giggle.

It's really a brief analysis of the British sense of humour as it was twenty-five years ago when Benny Hill, Frankie Howerd and Morecambe and Wise were on the telly.

But it's also about the hurt suffered by a wife desperate for a child and a husband too busy still laughing at dead comedians.

As the play begins Benny Hill has died and the Dead Funny Society is meeting to celebrate his life. But as the laughs get fewer and the voices get louder the suspicions get deeper and the relationships are stretched.
 
 

"A shatteringly good play, as hilarious as it is heartbreaking ..." (Daily Telegraph).



Cast List

Eleanor : Helen McGill
Richard : Ryan Williams
Lisa : Lucy Moss
Nick : James van Langenberg
Brian : Daniel Watson

 

Production Team

Director : Allan Stronach
Set Design : Phillip Ley
Lighting Design : Robert Irvine
Costume : Diane Carr