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The Sunshine Boys

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Closed July 26, 2012

Danny DeVito & Richard Griffiths star in this classic Neil Simon comedy.

Why See The Sunshine Boys?


With star casting and a barrelful of laughs, The Sunshine Boys is back in the West End. This classic comedy by Neil Simon, one of America's most successful playwrights, is set in the early days of TV and sees the reunion of two cantankerous comedians who, amidst rivalry and resentment, hate to admit they might actually rely on each other.


Quirky comedians Willie Clark and Al Lewis broke up their old vaudeville double act after a 43-year partnership over petty things and haven't spoken to each other since. Now, eleven years later, the stubborn pair is grudgingly brought back together by a TV special on the history of comedy. But for two bitter grouches, with whopping egos and reignited rivalry, it's difficult enough being in the same room, let alone performing together again.

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Previews from: 27 April 2012

Opening night: 17 May 2012

Run time

Two hours and 30 minutes with one interval

Cast and Creative


Danny DeVito as Willie Clark
Richard Griffiths as Al Lewis
Adam Levy as Ben Silverman
Rebecca Blackstone as Miss MacKintosh
Nick Blakeley as Eddie
Petter Cadden as Voice of TV Director
Johnnie Fiori as Registered Nurse
William Maxwell as patient



Written by Neil Simon
Directed by Thea Sharrock
Set & Costume Design by Hildegard Bechtler
Lighting by Neil Austin
Sound by Ian Dickinson


What you thought

2 reviews, average rating: (4.5 Stars)

4.5 star rating

Henry Riley: “A comedy masterpiece”

Danny DeVito and Richard Griffiths are both fabulous actors and when they... more

Anonymous: “Danny is brilliant. A great night out”

A fabulously funny script delivered with impecible comedic timing by... more

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