News: West End Play For Steve Pemberton & Katherine Parkinson

IT Crowd star Katherine Parkinson and Inside No 9's Steve Pemberton are to co-star in a revival of Dead Funny by Terry Johnson. It runs from October 27 to February 4 at the Vaudeville Theatre in London.

Eleanor (Parkinson) wants a child. Richard (Pemberton) would oblige if he could, but he's too busy running the Dead Funny Society. When British comedy heroes Frankie Howerd and Benny Hill turn up their toes in the same week the Society gather for a celebration of hilarity and laughter. But Eleanor’s grin masks a grimace. When your marriage is deader than either Morcambe or Wise it's hard to see the funny side of things.

The cast also includes Ralf Little, Emily Berrington and Rufus Jones.

Producer Nica Burns said "A revival of this wonderful play is long overdue. Like life, it’s as funny as it is moving and needs an outstandingly talented cast. So for the 21st anniversary production, here they are..."

This means that both stars of Inside No 9 will be appearing on the West End stage at the same time. Reece Shearsmith stars in a revival of The Dresser at the Duke of York's Theatre from October 5. Inside No 9 returns to BBC2 this autumn.

Tickets are now on sale. Click here.

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