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5 comedy plays that will have you laughing in the West End


5 comedy plays that will have you laughing in the West End

Make your trip to the West End the funniest it can be with a ticket to a comedy play in the West End. Grab your ticket to these smash-hit comedies which are bound to have you giggling.

Funny plays to see in the West End

Education, Education, Education


Set in 1997, go back to school with Education, Education, Education, a comedic play filled with popular culture references from the decade. When Tobias, a German immigrant starts a job as a language assistant at a local secondary school, he’s greeted by a group of eccentric schoolteachers. Education, Education, Education is at Trafalgar Studio One from 31st May to 29th June.

The Play That Goes Wrong

Play Goes Wrong
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Winning the best new comedy category at the 2015 Olivier Awards, The Play That Goes Wrong entertains audiences at the Duchess Theatre. The fictitious Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are trying to put on a production of “Murder at Haversham Manor”, but the journey to curtain-up isn’t plain sailing. Disasters arise all the time for the cast, as they work hard to open the show. With props going missing, the set crumbling around them and even cast members disappearing, will the Murder at Haversham Manor happen? Packed with plenty of comical moments, The Play That Goes Wrong is a 1920’s murder-mystery like no other.

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

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From the company that brought The Play That Goes Wrong to the West End, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is full of mishaps and laughter. In 1958, the colleagues at Minneapolis City Bank are given a precious diamond to look after. With such a large jewel in their possession, it’s up to everyone to ensure it stays safe. But there’s so many corrupt colleagues that it’s hard to trust anyone. In a town where everyone is a crook, who will end up with the diamond? Find out whether the diamond is safe in this Olivier-nominated comedy.

Groan Ups

Groan Ups

Are we the same people at 30 as we were at 13? Does school life determine our future? See the Mischief Theatre portray school kids on a theatre trip that will take you back to school. The resident theatre company at the Vaudeville Theatre for 12 months from September 2019, make sure you’ve got your tickets and your bookbag ready to see Groan Ups before the last school bell rings!

Dark Sublime

Dark Sublime

Marina Sirtis makes her West End debut in Dark Sublime, written by Michael Dennis. When sci-fi fan Oli arrives at ex-actress Marianne’s door, the pair form a relationship that sees Marianne becoming known for something more than a minor television role. With Mark Gatiss lending his voice to a computerised robot, you’ll want to see  Dark Sublime as it explores the complexities of relationships.

For an even bigger list of comedy plays in the West End, check out our list of shows. It’s regularly updated so you can make sure you see the freshest comedy that London has to offer.

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