The world premiere of Howerd’s End by Mark Farrelly, a new play about one of Britain’s greatest comedy legends, Frankie Howerd, will open at the new Golden Goose Theatre in Camberwell.
Frankie Howerd is one of Britain’s most loved comedians. But he has a secret. And the secret’s name is 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.
Frankie Howerd is played by Simon Cartwright, who received rave reviews as another British comedy legend, Bob Monkhouse, in The Man Called Monkhouse at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Mark Farrelly will play Dennis Heymer.
Howerd’s End will get its world premiere at the new Golden Goose Theatre, 146 Camberwell New Road, Camberwell, London, SE5 0RR, 27th – 31st October 2020. Tickets are on sale here.
The 80-seat theatre will be socially distanced to 40 seats.