A new production celebrating the centenary of Frankie Howerd’s birth will run at the Greenwich Theatre from the 12th until 23rd September.
Written by Mark Farrelly and Quentin Crisp, Howerd’s End is a two handed drama which explores Howerd’s life and career through a series of flashbacks as his own unique brand of humour developed. But the play will also examine his 35-year relationship with Heymer, a wine waiter Frankie met in 1958 at the Dorchester Hotel while dining with Sir John Mills.
2017 marks the the centenary of the birth of the fondly remembered comedian and this play is a reminder of all the comedian achieved in his career as well as the difficulties in his personal life.
Howerd’s End is an honest love story that shows relationships pushed to the very edge of destruction, but still defied every odd – including death.
While the full cast and creative team have yet to be announced, Howerd’s End is the third stage play to be written by writer and actor Mark Farrelly, following The Silence of Snow and Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope.
It is a production that combines stand-up, dialogue and monologue and is told from Dennis’ point of view. It has been created from a process of deep research, workshop, visits to Frankie and Dennis’ home, and the support of the Frankie Howerd Trust.
Howerd’s End will play at the Greenwich Theatre from the 12th to the 23rd September. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk/