Ugly Bucket Theatre present

New Work Festival: Good Grief



A dying man’s last wish: for his friends to create a show about death.

Will it be subtle? Will it be sophisticated? Probably not, but it’s his funeral. Literally.

Multi award-winning physical comedy company Ugly Bucket process the death of a friend in the only way they know how – through a kinetic maelstrom of outrageous clowning, personal testimony and a thumping technical soundtrack.

It’s fast, it’s funny and it plumbs the emotional depths exquisitely… exciting, innovative work.‘ – The Stage

The UNTAPPED Award winner and Edinburgh Fringe sell-out hit Good Grief is a paranormal physical performance of loss, and the memories left behind, brought to you by ‘one of the UK’s most exciting young theatre companies.’ (New Diorama)

Age recommendation: 14+ – This show is about grief and contains personal accounts of bereavement. Every story has been treated with love and respect and, in sharing these stories, Ugly Bucket and the voices featured in the show hope to spark health and open conversations about grief, to help audiences feel less isolated. For more information on bereavement, please see the NHS website for charities that can support you through this.

Part of New Work Festival 2023Click here for the full line-up.


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15% off for Members, 16 – 26 & Student Members (with our free 16 – 26 & Student Membership) and Curve Connect.

: Fri 10 Mar, 8pm

On-set familiarisation tours will be available before the show, similar to a Touch Tour. If you would like to book a familiarisation tour, please contact the Box Office on [email protected].

Fidget toys, sunglasses and ear defenders will also be made available to audience members.

*Discounts are subject to availability and may be removed at any time. Only valid on certain performances - terms and conditions apply.

Credits & Acknowledgments

In partnership with The Unity Theatre
Supported by Arts Council England and Slunglow

Directed by Rachael Smart and Grace Gallagher
Music and Sound by Duncan Gallagher
Set and Costume Design by Sascha Gilmour and Kirsty Barlow
Lighting Design by Liz Barker
Guest Choreography by Grace Goulding and Alice Lapworth
Performed by Adam NichollsAngelina CliffCanice Ward, Grace Gallagher and Jessica Huckerby

With thanks to Care MerseysideDramatic Recovery and every individual who shared their story.
Good Grief is dedicated to Tim Miles

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