Shows at London theatres


London Fringe - Black comedy


We have 21 shows listed.


213 Things About Me

Upcoming show

Black comedy

Battersea Arts Centre
Battersea Arts Centre
9 May To 12 May 2018
A darkly comedic and tragic story about autism and social exclusion, told from the perspective of a woman with Asperger's.


An Honourable Man

Upcoming show

Black comedy

White Bear Theatre
White Bear Theatre
12 Jun To 16 Jun 2018
Joe Newman has come to politics late, as Labour MP for a traditional, working-class constituency on Teesside. Michael McManus's new play speculates about what might happen to British politics if the wounds left by the Brexit referendum do not heal.


Baby Box

Upcoming show

Black comedy

King's Head Theatre
King's Head Theatre
1 May To 6 May 2018
A frank and darkly comic exploration of the wonderfully dysfunctional relationship between siblings, complete with all the ins and outs that come with having a vagina.


Bingo

Upcoming show

Black comedy

Pleasance - Islington
Cormac is an Irishman determined to unspool his sexual history - wanking off another lad in the showers after a Gaelic match, losing his virginity under the watchful eye of a looping ad for Footballers' Wives.


Blue/Orange

Upcoming show

Black comedy

Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Upstairs at the Gatehouse
3 Jul To 7 Jul 2018
A dark satire centred on a young black patient, Christopher, who is probably suffering from paranoid schizophrenia.


Cafe of the Damned

Upcoming show

Black comedy

Etcetera Theatre
Etcetera Theatre
10 Jul To 15 Jul 2018


In the backroom of a greasy spoon the old, under-employed and over-medicated while away the day, exchanging cliches over weak tea. Nothing ever changes. Until it does.


Describe The Night

Upcoming show

Black comedy

Hampstead TheatreVideo available for this show
Hampstead Theatre
30 Apr To 9 Jun 2018
This darkly comic fantasia on Russian themes explores the blurred lines between lies, fiction and conspiracy theories, as it tracks back and forth across 90 years of Soviet and post-Soviet history in search of the genesis of the post-truth world.


End of the Pier

Upcoming show

Black comedy

Park Theatre
Park Theatre - Park 200
11 Jul To 11 Aug 2018


Bobby was once a household name with 20 million TV viewers - but now the laughter has faded. Resigned to a life of solitude and second-rate panto performances, his glory days are behind him.


Fat Jewels

Upcoming show

Black comedy

Hope Theatre
Hope Theatre
3 Jul To 21 Jul 2018
A South Yorkshire council estate. Pat's having strange dreams. He can't shake them. He's gone round to Danny's for a chat and some healthy advice. A play about disenfranchisement and anger, coercion and abused authority.


Game Over

Upcoming show

Black comedy

The Bread & Roses Theatre
The Bread & Roses Theatre
3 Jul To 7 Jul 2018
A black-comedy about two men who both commit suicide on the same night and have to compete via a series of game-show rounds for the right to stay dead.


Happy Hour

Upcoming show

Black comedy

The Bread & Roses Theatre
The Bread & Roses Theatre
26 Jun To 29 Jun 2018
One man's odyssey, to save his son and his own sanity, from the sinister forces he's exposed them both to. Bernie wants his pub to be "child friendly", a party atmosphere, a sort of … Santa's Grotto, with himself as Father Christmas.


Holy Sh!t

Upcoming show

Black comedy

Kiln Theatre
Kiln Theatre
5 Sep To 6 Oct 2018
Simone and Sam will do anything to get their daughter into the local Church of England school. Juliet and Nick agree to show them the ropes. The bonds of family, faith and friendship are stretched to breaking-point.


Mojo

Playing now

Black comedy

Questors
Questors - The Studio
To 28 Apr 2018
It's the summer of 1958 and rock 'n' roll is kicking off in London's Soho. Ezra, the owner of the Atlantic club, has plucked a young Silver Johnny from obscurity and now girls are queuing around the block to see him perform.


Naked With Burger or Man

Upcoming show

Black comedy

White Bear Theatre
White Bear Theatre
25 Jun To 30 Jun 2018
How do you deal with feelings? Chicken Nuggets. Wanking. Pizza. Wanking. Netflix. Wanking. Sleep. Wanking. Wanking. Wanking …


Never Better

Upcoming show

Black comedy

The Space
The Space
28 Aug To 1 Sep 2018
Follows a thirty-something woman with bipolar disorder in desperate need of help and yet completely unwilling to ask for it. Confined to her flat, she manages to break the hearts of everyone who loves her, including the cat.


NOF*CKSGIVEN

Upcoming show

Black comedy

King's Head Theatre
King's Head Theatre
8 May To 12 May 2018
Stacy goes out with her mate Stella, until Stella goes home, then Stacy goes out with whoever's left standing, then on her own. An anti slut shaming, heart warming tale of what it's like to be a fiercely independent women.


Ratchet

Upcoming show

Black comedy

The Bread & Roses Theatre
The Bread & Roses Theatre
26 May To 30 May 2018
Jarrett and Sharkey are ready to work. The job is imminent. The job is on! What the job will be is not quite clear. As they wait, things get progressively stranger and they begin to doubt if they are capable of work at all.


Reared

Playing now

Black comedy

Theatre503
Theatre503
To 28 Apr 2018
Three generations of women under one roof and a baby on the way. There's isn't enough room for everybody but no one is leaving without a struggle. Reared is a dark comedy about overcoming family history and fighting for a seat at the table.


Terminal 3 / Act

Upcoming show

Black comedy

Print Room
Print Room
1 Jun To 30 Jun 2018


A double bill of short plays from Swedish master-playwright Lars Norén, Terminal 3 and Act are fearless inquiries of time, mortality and power. Deceptively simple and darkly funny they contain just enough humour to make their questions bearable.


The Golden F**king Years

Playing now

Black comedy

Jack Studio Theatre
Jack Studio Theatre
To 28 Apr 2018
Helen and Gordon spend their retirement on their Mediterranean balcony, reading and drinking gin, quite a lot of it. Both have moments of dissatisfaction. Is this life changing or merely boredom brought on by age and inactivity?




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