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Written by Mark Farrelly.

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 hugely acclaimed play by Mark Farrelly (Jarman) 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.

Written by Mark Farrelly
With Simon Cartwright as Frankie Howerd and Mark Farrelly as Dennis Heymer
Directed by Joe Harmston

Running time: 80 mins no interval

'Simply tremendous entertainment' ★★★★★ London Living Large

'Deeply moving' ★★★★ Sardines Magazine

'Hugely entertaining' ★★★★ ReviewsGate

'Sublime' ★★★★ The Reviews Hub

'Don't lose your chance to see Howerd's End if it comes your way' ★★★★ British Theatre Guide

'Heartfelt, funny and with an inspiring message' ★★★★North West End

'Fascinating insight into the life and times of a leading comedy figure' ★★★★ London Theatre 1

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