Shows at London theatres


London Fringe - Black comedy


We have 17 shows listed in this category.

Awkward Conversations With Animals I've F****d

Upcoming show

Black comedy

The Lion & Unicorn Theatre
The Lion & Unicorn Theatre
13 Nov To 29 Nov 2017
One-night stands are awkward. One-night stands with animals are more awkward. And when you're as desperate to please as Bobby, things get awkward as f*ck.


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.


Contractions

Upcoming show

Black comedy

New Diorama Theatre
New Diorama Theatre
1 Nov To 29 Nov 2017
Emma thinks so, but when she begins a relationship with colleague Darren, her Manager suggests she might be in breach of contract. A series of bizarre meetings follow, during which the consequences of Emma's actions take on a disturbing quality.


Endgame

Upcoming show

Black comedy

Questors
Questors - The Playhouse
29 Sep To 7 Oct 2017
Hamm and his servant Clov are trapped together in an apparently post-apocalyptic world where almost everything outside has died. How better than to while away time in petty squabbles and everyday routines and in driving each other mad?


Fox

Upcoming show

Black comedy

Old Red Lion Theatre
Old Red Lion Theatre
26 Sep To 14 Oct 2017
Rachel and Stefan are in love. So they say. But they are woken each night by the screams of foxes outside their flat. Cracks in their relationship begin to show as they start to understand who they really are.


Half Breed

Playing now

Black comedy

Soho Theatre
Jazmin feels different. She doesn't want to stay in the village. She doesn't want to have a baby. She doesn't want to laugh at racist jokes in the local pub. She's got to get out. A partly autobiographical dark comedy about finding your voice.


Loot

Playing now

Black comedy

Park TheatreVideo available for this show
Uproarious slapstick meets dubious morals as two young friends stash the proceeds of a bank robbery in an occupied coffin, attempting to hide their spoils from the attentions of a psychopathic policeman, a gold-digging nurse and a grieving widower.


Natural Causes

Upcoming show

Black comedy

Bridewell
Bridewell
11 Oct To 13 Oct 2017
When heuthanasia expert Vincent is hired by Walter Bryce to help end the life of his terminally depressed wife, things are not as they seem.


Osmo

Upcoming show

Black comedy

Southwark Playhouse
This is the tale of Osmo, a serial killer with literary pretensions. While he is sitting at home trying yet again to write his memoirs, he receives a phone call from a friend inviting him to a dance.


Otelo

Upcoming show

Black comedy

Southwark Playhouse
Southwark Playhouse - The Little
26 Sep To 30 Sep 2017
This fast, darkly funny and erotically-charged puppetry reimagining of Shakespeare's classic tragedy focuses on Desdemona's murder to explore Latin America's horrific record of femicide.


Ramona Tells Jim

Playing now

Black comedy

Bush Theatre
Bush Theatre
To 21 Oct 2017
In 1998, Ramona, of Englandshire, has a penchant for Enya and hates bananas. On her geography field trip she meets Jim, a local laddie wearing an anti-pill fleece. He’s obsessed with hermit crabs, rock erosion and making homemade Irn-Bru cocktails.


Rules For Living

Upcoming show

Black comedy

Rose Theatre Kingston
Rose Theatre Kingston
7 Nov To 15 Nov 2017
Edith must clean to keep calm. Matthew must sit to tell a lie. Everyone creates their own rules for living. But what happens when an extended family gathers for a traditional Christmas dinner, and each of them rigidly follows those rules?


The Black Eye Club

Upcoming show

Black comedy

The Bread & Roses Theatre
The Bread & Roses Theatre
1 Nov To 18 Nov 2017
When a gay man fleeing an abusive partner is turned away from a women-only refuge, one of the residents sneaks him into her room. But will they be able to keep him hidden from the eagle-eyed security guard?


The Effect

Upcoming show

Black comedy

Questors
Questors - The Studio
27 Oct To 4 Nov 2017
Tristan and Connie are guinea-pigs in a clinical trial for a new anti-depressant. Locked-in for the duration of the trial, they develop intense feelings for each other, but is it love or a side-effect? Does it matter?


The End Of Hope

Upcoming show

Black comedy

Soho Theatre
Soho Theatre - Soho Theatre
10 Oct To 11 Nov 2017
Dermot and Janet are about to have a one night stand. Before sealing the deal, though, Dermot must ... By the end of the night, no taboo is left untouched.


The Only Thing a Great Actress Needs is a Great Play and the Desire to Succeed

Upcoming show

Black comedy

Southwark Playhouse
Southwark Playhouse - The Little
17 Oct To 21 Oct 2017
Inspired by Genet's The Maids, two Mexican household servants get ready for the day ahead. They cook breakfast, wash, dance and tell stories in a sharp and revelatory piece that explores what it is to be marginalised.


The Open House

Upcoming show

Black comedy

Print Room
Print Room
18 Jan 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.



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