Park Theatre presents the World Premiere of
End Of The Pier
Directed by Hannah Price
Cast: Les Dennis, Nitin Ganatra, Tala Gouveia and Blake Harrison.
Production Supported by Park Theatre's Producers' Circle
Extra show added Friday 10 August at 3pm!
Plus standing tickets released for all shows.
Book now for the last chance to catch it.
★★★★ Sunday Times
★★★★ Daily Express
★★★★ Radio Times
★★★★ Libby Purves
★★★★ Arts Desk
★★★★★ Stage Review
★★★★ Islington Gazette
★★★★ Chortle ★★★★ London Theatre 1
OFFIE Award Nominated: Best Male (Les Dennis) Best Supporting Male (Nitin Ganatra)
Getting laughs is no joke
Bobby was once a household name with 20 million TV viewers – but now the laughter has faded. Resigned to a life of solitude and second-rate panto performances, his glory days are behind him. When Michael, the nation’s favourite comedian, arrives at his door asking for help to save his career, Bobby is unwillingly thrown into the limelight once again. A dark question lurks behind the laughs: What if, inside, you’re not the person everyone thinks you are?
Les Dennis has had an extensive TV career and is well known for his role in Coronation Street and as the host of Family Fortunes. Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners, Dad's Army) EastEnders' Nitin Ganatra and Tala Gouveia star alongside.
End Of The Pier is a powerful new black comedy from acclaimed writer Danny Robins (Rudy’s Rare Records, starring Lenny Henry at Hackney Empire and on Radio 4, and Radio 4’s The Cold Swedish Winter). Hannah Price, Co-Artistic Director and Founder of Theatre Uncut, directs (Boa Trafalgar Studios, Dead Monkey Park Theatre).
"You have to witness it to appreciate the slick effectiveness of Danny Robins's new play" ★★★★ Sunday Times
"A quartet of quite exceptional performances [in] Danny Robins' thought provoking new play" ★★★★ Radio Times
Dennis carries "his own considerable comic legacy lightly in a terrific performance" ★★★★ Daily Express
"Funny, credible, sharp-tongued play... Nitin Ganatra steals the show" ★★★★ Libby Purves, Theatre Cat
"Bookended by two terrific stand-up comedy performances, End of the Pier is an intelligent and challenging piece of theatre." ★★★★ Islington Gazette
"Danny Robins nails it... thought-provoking, provocative and very funny" ★★★★★ Stage Review
"Robins’ always thought-provoking script covers many angles of the complex [comedy] debate" ★★★★ Chortle
"A heady mix of comedy and drama, tension and thought provocation" ★★★★ Londonist
"Thought-provoking play about comedy and race... Les Dennis is superb" ★★★★ The Arts Desk
"Danny Robins’s outstanding play augmented by four stellar performances is a winning tonic" ★★★★★ Theatre News
"Brilliantly acted and superbly directed, it’s a challenging and delightful production." ★★★★ London Theatre 1
"A sharply observant play... makes the audience sit up and pay attention." ★★★★ Love London Love Culture
"Danny Robins' plays shows that while racism is not funny, it's possible to be funny about racism" ★★★★ Daily Express
"A terrific performance by Les Dennis... a memorable portrayal" The Times
"Robins’ play strikes comedy gold" ★★★★ Jonathan Baz
"The chemistry enjoyed by Les Dennis and Blake Harrison is phenomenal... authentic and powerful" ★★★★ Islington Gazette
"Danny Robins’ play intelligently explores the different roles comedy can play in society" The Stage
Dennis "gives an absolutely terrific performance" WhatsOnStage
"Robins’ writing delves into the cesspit of comedy, [and] in one brilliantly affirming scene – revels in its ability to punch upwards, to speak truth to power." Time Out
"Nitin Ganatra is Mohammed is ingenious" Camden New Journal
"End Of The Pier... Our survey says... bloody brilliant." Sardines Magazine