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Dead Ringers: Live

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They’re out of the BBC Radio 4 studio and on our stage once more. Prepare to be awestruck by the mischievously entertaining, hilarious and uncanny impressions of the Dead Ringers’ dream team.

Dead Ringers has seen some of the biggest names in comedy come through its ranks since it was created by Spitting Image producer Bill Dare. First aired on BBC Radio 4 in January 2000, it has poked fun at the great, the good and the ridiculous without censor. 

These shows will star Jon Culshaw, Lewis MacLeod, Jan Ravens and Duncan Wisbey – cue cards in hand, in a show of sharp political humour. Expect special appearances from Donald Trump, Theresa May, Boris Johnson, Jeremy Vine and John Humphrys, given the Dead Ringers treatment.

With a mixture of classics such as Disney Takes Over The Today Show and their unique take on The Archers combined with new sketches, this is a show that promises to make audiences laugh – and cry – at the state of our political life in 2020. 

Duration: 2 hours, including an interval
Age Guidance: 14+

Produced by Serious


‘Gorgeously funny live debut. It's a joy. The performances are so precise and the sense of communal pleasure in them so palpable that the pictures end up better than they are on the radio‘
The Times
‘If you want mischievous humour and impressions then catch BBC’s Dead Ringers team in this grand theatrical setting.‘
Evening Standard

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