Dead Funny

Katherine Parkinson & Steve Pemberton starred in Dead Funny at the Vaudeville Theatre

Fans of award winning comedy shows The IT Crowd and The League of Gentlemen were in 7th heaven with Terry Johnson’s hilarious play Dead Funny at the Vaudeville theatre starring Katherine Parkinson and Steve Pemberton along with The Royal Family’s Ralf Little.

Dead Funny London Theatre BreaksWhile Eleanor wants a child, her partner Richard is just too busy to oblige.

In the week when British comedy heroes Frankie Howerd and Benny Hill both kick the bucket, the Dead Funny Society gather for a celebration which promises to be full of hilarity and laughter. Hosted by Richard with his disgruntled wife looking on – her painted on grin masking a grimace. It’s hard to see the funny side of things when your marriage is deader than both Morecambe and Wise.

Returning to the West End for a strictly limited season, Dead Funny producer Nica Burns said “A revival of this wonderful play is long overdue. Like life, it’s as funny as it is moving and needs an outstandingly talented cast. So for the 21st anniversary production, here they are…

The show also starred Emilly Berrington and Rufus Jones (W1A) and writer Terry Johnson directed.

Hotels close to the Vaudeville theatre & Dead Funny

The Vaudeville Theatre is just a few strides from the 3 star Strand Palace Hotel, one of Theatreland’s most favoured hotels. If four star is more your style then you can’t go far wrong with the  Charing Cross turn right outside the theatre and it is on the other side of the road. Of course, if you don’t mind crossing the road then you are almost directly opposite the world-famous Savoy Hotel and just along the Strand to the left is the ultra trendy 5 star ME London hotel with its uniquely named rooms and its cool bars and restaurants.

Wander towards Holborn and the 4 star Kingsway Hall on Great Queen Street is a cut above the rest and one of Theatre Breaks favourite hotels. 

If you don’t want to stay nearby you can catch the underground form nearby Covent Garden and Charing Cross tube stations. You can walk across the Thames where hotels, on the south side of the river, are a bit cheaper. Take a moment to enjoy the beautiful views up and down the Thames as you cross it – especially breathtaking when it’s all lit up at night!

Dead Funny Theatre Breaks Information File

Theatre : Vaudeville, The Strand, London WC2R 0NH
Nearest tube : Charing Cross on the Northern and Jubilee lines
Opened:  10th November 2016
Booking to : 4th Februry 2017
Performances times : Monday to Saturday at 19:30; Saturday at 15:30
Nearest tube : Charing Cross on the Northern and Bakerloo lines

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Simon Harding has grown up in and around London's Theatreland and has been working here ever since he left school: promoting its shows to anyone who will listen!

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