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Dead Funny

Vaudeville Theatre, Strand, London, United Kingdom, WC2R 0NH

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 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).

Cast & Creatives

Katherine Parkinson, Steve Pemberton, Ralf Little, Emily Berrington, Rufus Jones
Terry Johnson
Terry Johnson
Nica Burns, Paula Marie Black, Emma Brünjes and TC Beech Ltd
Richard Kent
Lighting Designer
Paul Pyant
Set Designer
Richard Kent
John Leonard

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Vaudeville Theatre

Strand, London, United Kingdom, WC2R 0NH
0330 333 4814
Official site
Nearest tube
Charing Cross (200m) Embankment (300m)
Nearest bus
6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 68, 7A, 91, 139, 176
Nearest train
Charing Cross (100m)

50% off parking when you park at Q-Park Chinatown or Q-Park Trafalgar, both only 7 minutes away.

This venue accepts Theatre Tokens

Access information

How to book
Tel: 0330 333 4815 Fax: 020 7497 0087 Email:
Discounts are available for all disabled theatregoers and their companions, but vary depending on the current production.
Limited mobility
Stall aisle seats and boxes have the most leg room. Book early if you wish to sit in these seats.
Access description
There is a step of approx. 5cm then 2 sets of double doors opening into the foyer. Box Office counter on right. Staircases are all highlighted and have handrails on both sides. Stalls are 6 steps down from the foyer. 27 steps up to the Dress Circle (3 steps between rows). Upper Circle 54 steps up from foyer, though very narrow. Auditorium open 30 mins before performance.
Hearing impaired
No facilities at present.
Guide dogs policy
Guide dogs are allowed in the auditorium and boxes and staff can dog-sit at foyer cloakroom or management office by prior arrangement with the management.
Steps to all levels. Wheelchair users who will remain in their chair can use the AAT Major stair-climber which gives access to the stalls, where seats S8-11 can be removed to create spaces. Patrons requiring the use of the stair climber are asked to arrive at the theatre 45 minutes prior to the commencement of the performance.Transfer seating available to any aisle seat on left-hand side of Stalls - down 6 steps from foyer. Alternatively, access the Dress Circle through a side EXIT door on Lumley Court. Please notify a member of staff at the Box Office if you wish to use this entrance. No access to toilets from this level. 1 shallow step immediately inside door and 2 further steps to the left to row A. Box C up 2 fairly steep steps to the right, 74cm in width. Entrance to the box is 56cm wide - so it would be necessary to transfer to a moveable seat inside the Box from this entrance.
Women’s 6 steps down from foyer, through 56cm wide door with cubicles. Men’s urinals 12 steps up from foyer. Men’s toilets 25 steps up from foyer.
Disabled toilets
There is currently no disabled toilet in the Theatre, however we have an arrangement with the Adelphi Theatre (25 metres along the Strand) to use their facilities. A member of staff will accompany anyone wishing to use these facilities.
Drinks brought to disabled customers in the auditorium. Dress Circle bar 22 steps up from the foyer with moveable seats. Further bar at Upper Circle level.
This venue accepts Theatre Tokens

Our price


Face value?
£15.00- £75.00

Age suitability
Show times
Mon-Sat 7.30pm, Wed & Sat 2.30pm (from 2 Nov)
Previews from
Opening night
Box office
0330 333 4814
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