Death Of A Comedian

Soho Theatre, The Lyric Theatre Belfast and Abbey Theatre present

Death Of A Comedian

  • By Owen McCafferty
  • Tue 14 Apr - Sat 16 May, 7.15pm (matinees 3pm, Sundays 5pm)
  • £10 Previews Tue 14 & Wed 15 Apr, then £15 - £20

Directed by Soho Theatre Artistic Director Steve Marmion

Watch what our audiences thought of the show

‘A timely play about the state of an industry…the Faustian terms couldn’t be clearer…compelling.’
Chortle

‘Highly accomplished… Steve Marmion’s slick, assured direction… quality writing.’
★★★★ Stage

‘Owen McCafferty[‘s] most accomplished work to date.’
★★★★ Belfast Telegraph

‘An entertaining, as well as thought-provoking, performance and a good night out.’
★★★★ Public Reviews

Watch the Trailer

Read reviews and tweets from audiences in Belfast!

How far would you go to get what you want?

Meet Steve Johnston. He’s always wrestling with compromise. He’s constantly under the spotlight. He’s a stand-up comedian.

As his career takes off, the stages get bigger. As he is thrust into the limelight, his choices prove costly.

Will he get everything he wants, or lose everything he has?

Death of a Comedian is a powerful new play exploring the highs and lows of the comedy world. Directed by Soho Theatre Artistic Director Steve Marmion (The One, Pastoral, The Night Before Christmas and written by the award-winning Owen McCafferty (Quietly, Scenes From The Big Picture), it marks an exciting collaboration between Soho Theatre, the Lyric Theatre Belfast and Abbey Theatre Dublin.

POST-SHOW Q&A
Sat 18 April, 4.45pm. Join the writer Owen McCafferty in this free post-show Q&A, following the matinee performance.

CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE
Tue 5 May, 7.15pm. For people who are Deaf, deafened or hard-of-hearing. Book tickets online by selecting ‘Captioned Ticket’ when prompted.

AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE
Wed 6 May, 7.15pm. For people who are Blind or visually impaired. Book tickets online by selecting ‘Audio Described Ticket’ when prompted.

TICKETS
£10 Preview (Tue 14 & Wed 15 Apr)
£17.50 (£15) Evenings 17 April – 6 May
£20 (£17.50) Evenings 7 – 17 May
£15 (£12.50) Matinees – 3pm Saturday

Running Time: 85mins
Age Recommendation: 14+ (contains strong language)

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‘Highly accomplished… Steve Marmion’s slick, assured direction… quality writing.’
★★★★ Stage

‘Owen McCafferty[‘s] most accomplished work to date.’
★★★★ Belfast Telegraph

‘Dazzles… Brian Doherty’s sure-footed performance as the comedian… Shaun Dingwell is the agent, slimy, bullying and self-serving to perfection.’
Irish Independent

‘An entertaining, as well as thought-provoking, performance and a good night out.’
★★★★ Public Reviews

‘A sharps script from Belfast playwright Owen McCafferty and dynamic direction from Steve Marmion… strong performances make Death of a Comedian well worth investigating.’
Irish News

‘A high calibre masterpiece… go see it.’
Northern Ireland Lights

Michael Vale, Shaun Dingwall, Steve Marmion, Brian Doherty, Katie McGuinness, Ben Ormerod, Tom Mills, Sara Joyce, Andrea Ainsworth, Sarah June Mills, Marty Moore