Shows at London theatres


London Fringe - Black comedy


We have 20 shows listed.

Alien Land

Upcoming show

Black comedy

The Vaults Theatre
The Vaults Theatre
24 Jan To 28 Jan 2018
A devised solo show inspired by The Secret Life of Saeed the Pessoptimist, the first science fiction novel in the Middle East. A dark comedy which looks at life under occupation and the contemporary refugee experience from a radical new perspective.


Angels With Dirty Accents

Upcoming show

Black comedy

Cockpit Theatre
Cockpit Theatre
31 Jan To 17 Feb 2018
Centres on the lives of angels; penniless, hopeless and sleeping rough in our city centres, ignored by passers-by - waiting for their chance to get into heaven.


Angry

Upcoming show

Black comedy

Southwark Playhouse
Southwark Playhouse - The Little
14 Feb To 10 Mar 2018
A spaceship hurtles towards a black hole. A book-loving couple flee a burning city. A bloodshot eye conjures up kisses and wild animals. A collection of stories that vibrate with the lingering unease of our times.


Animal Farm

Upcoming show

Black comedy

Questors
Questors - The Playhouse
21 Feb To 24 Feb 2018
Peter Hall's acclaimed adaptation of Orwell's novella is brought to life by members of the Questors Youth Theatre.


Bold Knights Of Britain

Upcoming show

Black comedy

New Diorama Theatre
New Diorama Theatre
27 Feb To 3 Mar 2018
The magical faraway kingdom of Britain is under attack. Immigrants are invading and the nation's rulers are powerless to stop them. Only one group stands in their way - A brutal black comedy about angry people, nationalism and extremism.


Buggy Baby

Upcoming show

Black comedy

The Yard Theatre
The Yard Theatre
7 Mar To 31 Mar 2018
My name is Aya. I'm eight months old and I live in a buggy. I share a room with my mum, Nur, and a strange man named Jaden. They didn't always live here. They needed to escape another country and they've ended up in a rotting room in East London.


Catherine and Anita

Upcoming show

Black comedy

King's Head Theatre
King's Head Theatre
7 Feb To 24 Feb 2018
All hell breaks loose when a tortured young misfit named Catherine strikes up a friendship with the mysterious Anita. As their unlikely relationship develops, their world escalates into a violent cycle of destruction and revenge.


F*ckingLifeMate

Upcoming show

Black comedy

The Bread & Roses Theatre
The Bread & Roses Theatre
27 Feb To 10 Mar 2018
Follows Kirsty, a girl growing up in Thamesmead in South East London. Crime rate is high, teenage pregnancy is common and being gay is still not OK.


God of Carnage

Upcoming show

Black comedy

Compass Theatre
Compass Theatre
31 Jan To 3 Feb 2018
Two boys have had a playground fight, during which one sustains minor injuries. The boys' parents meet to resolve the matter. What begins as a courteous meeting disintegrates badly once the gloves come off and sparks begin to fly.


Honest Lies

Upcoming show

Black comedy

Etcetera Theatre
Etcetera Theatre
6 Mar To 11 Mar 2018


When Claire, a naive young actress, gives the worst Shakespearean performance ever seen, Sam, her bitter and disillusioned boyfriend, makes it his mission to teach her the brutal truth of life as an actor. But all is not as it seems.


Reared

Upcoming show

Black comedy

Theatre503
Theatre503
4 Apr 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.


Shanter

Upcoming show

Black comedy

Old Red Lion Theatre
Old Red Lion Theatre
12 Mar To 24 Mar 2018
Have you ever taken banter too far? Berty, Amber, Hamish and Sam are childhood friends whose lives have taken different directions. They reunite for one big festival p**s-up when an unexpected guest arrives and burns a hole in their weekend plans.


Silk Road

Upcoming show

Black comedy

The Vaults Theatre
The Vaults Theatre
24 Jan To 28 Jan 2018
Bruce is nineteen, unemployed and living with his Nan. A struggling young Geordie tech-head, he's the unlikeliest international criminal mastermind you can imagine.


The Golden F**king Years

Upcoming show

Black comedy

Jack Studio Theatre
Jack Studio Theatre
17 Apr 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?


The Here and This and Now

Playing now

Black comedy

Southwark PlayhouseVideo available for this show
In a faded country house hotel, a group of medical reps attend an office away day. Potential office romances aside, it's strictly business-as-usual: endless team-building exercises, an over-ambitious boss and the wrong sort of biscuits.


The Open House

Playing now

Black comedy

Print Room
Print Room
To 17 Feb 2018


Son and Daughter have come home to celebrate their Mother and Father's wedding anniversary but the atmosphere is strained and the dog is nowhere to be seen. Just as they hit stalemate, things start to take a very unexpected turn.


The War Has Not Yet Started

Playing now

Black comedy

Southwark Playhouse
A funny, eye-opening and often surreal dark comedy about everyday people fighting everyday wars.


This Is Not Culturally Significant

Upcoming show

Black comedy

The Vaults Theatre
The Vaults Theatre
2 Mar To 3 Mar 2018
A brutally intense, darkly comic one-man show that unveils the bizarre, compulsive and eccentric nature of humanity.


Three Sisters

Upcoming show

Black comedy

Jack Studio Theatre
Jack Studio Theatre
20 Mar To 14 Apr 2018
In a rural backwater, three sisters dream of a better life and of returning to the Moscow of their childhood. Irina longs for purpose, Masha for passion and Olga for some peace.


Worth A Flutter

Upcoming show

Black comedy

Hope Theatre
Hope Theatre
1 May To 19 May 2018
A dark, hard hitting comedy that covers life, love and loss as we follow Matt and Sam as they compete for Helen's affections.



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