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
★★★★ Radio Times
★★★★ Daily Express
★★★★ London Theatre 1
★★★★ Jonathan Baz
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).
"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
"Danny Robins nails it... thought-provoking, provocative and very funny" ★★★★★ Stage Review
"Thought-provoking play about comedy and race... Les Dennis is superb" ★★★★ The Arts Desk
"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
"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
"End Of The Pier... Our survey says... bloody brilliant." Sardines Magazine