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A European premiere from American playwright Halley Feiffer comes to the Finborough Theatre

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

A EUROPEAN premiere from acclaimed American playwright Halley Feiffer, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City, runs at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season – from Tuesday, October 2 to Saturday, October 27, 2018.

I can make cancer jokes. Because I have cancer.

Karla, a foul-mouthed twenty-something comedian, and Don, a middle-aged man embroiled in a nasty divorce, are brought together unexpectedly when their cancer-stricken mothers become roommates in the hospital.

Together, this unlikely duo must negotiate some of life’s biggest challenges… while making some of the world’s most inappropriate jokes.

Can these two very lost people learn to laugh through their pain and lean on each other, when all they really want to do is run away?

Bethany Pitts directs a cast that includes Cara Chase (as Geena), Rob Crouch (Don), Cariad Lloyd (Karla) and Kristin Milward (Marcie).

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit… received its critically acclaimed New York Times Critic’s Pick world premiere Off-Broadway in 2016 at the MCC Theater at Lucille Lortel Theatre before its West Coast premiere at the Geffen Playhouse.

Playwright Halley Feiffer returns to the Finborough Theatre following last year’s sell-out production of her Outer Critics’ Circle Award nominated I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard.

Presented by Arsalan Sattari Productions in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit… has set and costume design by Isabella Van Braeckel, lighting design by Doug Mackie and sound design by Jon McLeod.

Also at the Finborough Theatre: the rediscovery of Tony Harrison’s Square Rounds (until September 29); Victorian Rediscovery A Winning Hazard (until September 25); and Vibrant 2018 – A Festival of Finborough Playwrights (October 7 to October 25, 2018).

For more information and to book tickets, call the box office on 01223 357851 or visit www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk/.