Can you imagine being terrified of your own happiness? You can? Then let’s begin…
Frankie Howerd was one of Britain’s most loved comedians for half a century. But he had a secret. And the secret’s name was Dennis.
This brand new play by Mark Farrelly (Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope) takes you to the heart of Frankie and Dennis’ clandestine relationship, which lasted from the 1950s until Frankie’s death in 1992. It also affords a glorious opportunity to encounter Frankie in full flight stand-up mode.
Packed with laughter, but unafraid of truth, Howerd’s End portrays two humans’ journey through closeness, love, grief, and all the other things that make life worth living. Come and say farewell to a legend … and learn the art of letting go.
I knew Dennis, and I wrote for Frankie – and this play is brilliant
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★★★★ London Theatre 1
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★★★★ North West End
★★★★ Get Your Coats On
Written by Mark Farrelly
Simon Cartwright as Frankie Howerd
Mark Farrelly as Dennis Heymer
Directed by Joe Harmston
Duration : Approximately 80 minutes no interval
Recommended Age : 14+
Contains strong language and themes some may find distressing (contact us if you would like more details)
This event is scheduled to take place inside The Swallow Theatre auditorium.