Theatre closures due to coronavirus outbreak

From Saturday 15 August 2020, indoor performances at London theatres are allowed (with social distancing).

Outdoor performances (where possible) can also go ahead.

However, most theatres remain closed as they either do not have outside spaces or regard the need for social distancing as uneconomic.

The show below will not currently be playing and is scheduled to close by 15 August 2020 (when theatres can reopen for indoor performances).

Original performance dates are given below and reflect any changes we know about.

Dead Funny

4 star rating

Closed 5 Oct 2019

Tower Theatre

There's more to this award-winning play than a few cheap laughs and the occasional naughty giggle ...
Dead Funny at the Tower Theatre

Image courtesy Tower Theatre

Show details


There's more to this award-winning play than a few cheap laughs and the occasional naughty giggle.

It's really a brief analysis of the British sense of humour as it was twenty-five years ago when Benny Hill, Frankie Howerd and Morecambe and Wise were on the telly.

But it's also about the hurt suffered by a wife desperate for a child and a husband too busy still laughing at dead comedians.

As the play begins Benny Hill has died and the Dead Funny Society is meeting to celebrate his life.

But as the laughs get fewer and the voices get louder the suspicions get deeper and the relationships are stretched.

Background, advisory warnings

Age suitability: Not available

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Postal address:
16 Northwold Road
Stoke Newington
London N16 7HR

Box office tel: 020 7353 1700

Box office email: -

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Previews from:Wednesday 25 September 2019

Closes:Saturday 5 October 2019

Performance days & times


Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday - 3-00pm

Running time: To be confirmed


£12 online, £14 on the door


£11 online, £13 on the door

Members: £10 online, £12 on the door


Eleanor : Helen McGill

Richard : Ryan Williams

Lisa : Lucy Moss

Nick : James van Langenberg

Brian : Daniel Watson


Author: Terry Johnson
Director: Allan Stronach
Set designer: Phillip Ley
Costume designer: Diane Carr
Lighting: Robert Irvine
Sound: Stephen Ley


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