In rehearsal: Dead Funny

Reporter: Rachel Jessop, first published Tue 18 Oct 2016 13:09
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A skeleton in a beret, a creepy doll, and back massages. That’s either the strangest Christmas wish-list we’ve ever seen, or it’s what we’ve spotted in these rehearsals shots from upcoming comedy Dead Funny.

The rehearsal shots hint at the hilarity to be found in the story of Eleanor and Richard. 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.

Dead Funny is Terry Johnson’s painfully funny and funnily painful play, 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).

Dead Funny opens on 27 October, with a press night on 3 November. Book your tickets to this strictly limited season today.

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