7 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 these rib-tickling comedy plays. Grab your ticket to these smash-hit comedies which are bound to have you giggling. As well as comedy plays, there are plenty of productions that will leave you howling with laughter in the aisles.
Comedy plays to make anyone laugh in London
All the world’s a comedy stage, especially when David Mitchell makes his West End debut in the stage adaptation of Upstart Crow. Playing William Shakespeare, join the Bard as he’s searching for inspiration for his latest play. Will he be able to conjure up a smash-hit, or will he be cast aside by King and country? With Gemma Whelan in the country, you’ll definitely want to book tickets for Upstart Crow now!
Jennifer Saunders stars as Madame Arcati in the West End revival of Blithe Spirit, playing at the Duke of York’s Theatre for just six weeks in 2020. Following a writer who is reunited with the ghost of a former lover during a séance, the present day and the afterlife become complicated in this sparklingly inventive play that has mystified audiences for over 70 years.
The Play That Goes Wrong
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
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.
First performed in 1982, Noises Off returns to the West End at the Garrick Theatre. 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.
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 Man in the White Suit
Stephen Mangan and Kara Tointon star in the stage adaptation of an Ealing Comedy classic, following a research chemist who is determined to create a brand new material. Although he finds initial success, see if he’ll be able to win over the rest of the town in an uplifting, hilarious play featuring original music by Charlie Fink.
Treat yourself to theatre tickets this festive season, theatre tickets do make the perfect gift for anyone.