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DEAD FUNNY – West End

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Much like 2016 has been unkind to us in taking legends, 1992 took, amongst others, comedy heroes Frankie Howerd and Benny Hill. The Dead Funny Society meets to celebrate the lives of such heroes but in doing this their focus is not where it should be, and some might say life is actually passing them by.

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NEWS: Terry Johnson revives Dead Funny with all-star cast including Katherine Parkinson & Rufus Jones

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Writer and director Terry Johnson will revive his award-winning 1994 comedy DEAD FUNNY with an all-star cast for a limited season at the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre, running from 17 October 2016 to 4 February 2017, with a press night on 3 November. Tickets are now on sale.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Mark’s 2013 joint interview with John Gordon Sinclair and Ralf Little

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In 2013, I interviewed John Gordon Sinclair and Ralf Little — both of whom started out acting as teenagers in youth theatre, became stars young (at 19 and 18 respectively), but had no formal acting training. They were both appearing at the time in the West End return of the hit comedy The Ladykillers to the Vaudeville Theatre. Here’s the interview that resulted. (It was due to run in the SUNDAY EXPRESS but never did for lack of space or editorial will; I never found out which!).