Howerd's End

The McCarthy80 mins (no interval)Theatre

A portrayal of two humans' journey through closeness, love, grief, and all the other things that make life worth living.


A Mark Farrelly Production
Written by Mark Farrelly
Directed by Joe Harmston

Key Cast:

Simon Cartwright: Frankie Howerd
Mark Farrelly: Dennis Heymer

Price: From £10

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23 February - 24 February 2022

Can you imagine being terrified of your own happiness? You can? Then let's begin...

Frankie Howerd was one of Britain's most loved comedians for half a century. But he had a secret. And the secret's name was Dennis.

This brand new play by Mark Farrelly (Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope) takes you to the heart of Frankie and Dennis' clandestine relationship, which lasted from the 1950s until Frankie's death in 1992. It also affords a glorious opportunity to encounter Frankie in full-flight stand up mode.

Packed with laughter, but unafraid of truth, Howerd's End portrays two humans' journey through closeness, love, grief, and all the other things that make life worth living. Come and say farewell to a legend...and learn the art of letting go.

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Age guidance: 14+

For your peace of mind, we have a no-fuss refund policy if you need to self-isolate.

We are a Covid-secure venue and have been awarded two industry standard marks recognising the comprehensive safety measures we have in place.

Face coverings are required (unless you're exempt, eating or drinking) throughout your visit to help keep everyone safe, for visitors aged 12+.

You can find full details of our Covid safety measures here.

The event you are buying a ticket for is being sold at full capacity, in line with the current government guidelines. However, there is a chance that by the time the event happens we may be requested by law to return to a socially distanced capacity. 

If we have to reduce the capacity then we will confirm bookings based on the date on which they were booked with the earliest bookings being given priority. If there is not space for everyone, then later bookings will be notified and we will attempt to exchange your ticket(s) for another instance of the same event. If this is not possible you will be eligible for a full refund.


Wednesday 23 February 2022, 7.45pm

Thursday 24 February 2022, 7.45pm

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funded by
Arts Council England
Whitby-Scarborough-Filey Borough of Scarborough
Discover Yorkshire Coast