THEATRE OFFER: SEE 'DEAD FUNNY' FOR HALF PRICE
Sunday 19 November 1995
Dead Funny is set during the week in 1992 when both Benny Hill and Frankie Howerd died. Richard, president of the Dead Comics Society, arranges a wake to mark the catastrophe: fancy dress and pie throwing are obligatory, sexual impropriety an optional extra. It's classic farce, tightly constructed and uproarious. But Johnson deftly subverts its artifice to reveal a barrenness in all the characters' lives which smutty jokes and old Morecambe and Wise routines cannot alleviate. This new production and cast (which includes Belinda Lang, above, from TV's 2Point4Children, as Richard's spurned wife, Ellie) have been universally praised, confirming the play's status as a modern comedy classic.
IoS readers can buy two top-price seats for only pounds 20 (normally pounds 20 each). The offer runs until 23 December and applies to Monday to Thursday evening performances (8pm), Wednesday (2.30pm) and Saturday matinees (5pm). For tickets call the Savoy Theatre box-office on 0171 836 8888 mentioning this offer.
Film The critics but sneer but these unfashionable festive films are our favourites
TV We're so close to knowing what happened to Oliver Hughes, but a last-minute bluff crushes expectations
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Peter Lik: The self-proclaimed 'fine-art photographer' whose work sells for millions
Best underrated Christmas movies from Trading Places to While You Were Sleeping
Grace Dent on TV: The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies was a beautifully shot, immensely considered drama
The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, review: Jason Watkins is brilliant, but real victim Joanna Yeates is reduced to a footnote
Marilyn Manson denies involvement in shocking Lana Del Rey rape video
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga