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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

The Play That Goes Wrong

Play Goes Wrong
Photo credit: Helen Murray

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

Photo credit: Robert Day

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.

Noises Off

First performed in 1982, Noises Off returns to the West End from September 2019. Meera Syal stars in a play inspired by stage directions written in a script, indicating sounds and set that need to be captured from offstage. With technical brilliance and split-second timing, follow a company of actors in an unpredictable tale of life in the theatre.

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!

The Life I Lead

Miles Jupp will star in the one-man play The Life I Lead at the Wyndham’s in September 2019. Set to bring the spirit of David Tomlinson to the West End, learn about Tomlinson’s early life and career as a pilot before finding his feet as an actor in this comedic yet inspirational production.

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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