When: 26th January – 25th February 2018
Where: On tour across the UK in Birmingham, Leeds, London and Bristol
£: Ticket prices vary, depending on the venue
What is it?
The Death Show is a darkly comic journey of discovery and contemplation, exploring our universal relationships with death and dying. Why are we afraid of the inevitable? Why are we anxious about how we are remembered? Do we really need a tweet from the Dalai Lama to show the world we lived a good life?
This show invites the audience to take time out to celebrate their own mortality. To laugh, cry, stick two fingers up at the grim reaper and discover why talking about death is ultimately life affirming. Through humour, conversation and reflection, The Death Show aims to encourage more people to think and talk about death, and looks to break down some of the taboos surrounding this universal subject matter. After all, everybody does it!
Drawn together by their shared fear of death, Birmingham-based theatre makers and ‘thanatophobes’ Lucy Nicholls and Antonia Beck, have had to come face to face with death in the making of this show; training with celebrants, shadowing undertakers, talking extensively with hospice patients, GPs and Palliative Care Nurses.
The Death Show will premiere at Birmingham REP on 26th and 27th January, before packing up the hearse and touring to Leeds, London and Bristol in February.
You can catch the show at:
Birmingham Repertory Theatre
26th January at 8pm and 27th January at 2.30pm and 8pm
Slung Low’s HUB in Leeds
18th February at 5pm
Toynbee Studios in London
21st and 22nd February at 7.30pm
Arnos Vale Cemetery in Bristol
25th February at 7.30pm
More info: www.thedeathshow.co.uk