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Joseph Morpurgo: Hammerhead

Multi award-winning comedian Joseph Morpurgo presents his masterpiece: a boundary-smashing, nine-hour adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Or is it?

An outlandishly funny multimedia comedy from the distinguished mind of the 2015 Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, three-time 2016 Chortle Award winner and BBC Radio Four star.

Featuring surreal set-pieces, vivid comic writing – and monsters. Morpurgo’s adaptation is a must-see for comedy-lovers.

Following sold out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Soho Theatre, Hammerhead comes to Southbank Centre for a special one-off performance.

Uproariously funny – you could watch it twice and not stop laughing. ★★★★
The Guardian
A monster hit - It crackles with energy. ★★★★
Monstrously funny meta-comedy. ★★★★
Evening Standard

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Purcell Room


Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)


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Age recommendation
For ages 16+