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Thu 21 & Sun 24 Jul, 7:30pm

Ugly Bucket

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 techno soundtrack.

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

Featured by BBC Stories, 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.

In partnership with

The Unity Theatre

Supported by

Arts Council England and Slunglow

Directed by

Rachael Smart & Grace Gallagher

Performed by

Adam Nicholls, Angelina Cliff, Canice Ward, Grace Gallagher and Jessica Huckerby

Music and sound by

Duncan Gallagher

Set and costume design by

Sascha Gilmour & Kirsty Barlow

Stage management by

Kaila Sharples

Lighting design by

Liz Barker

Guest choreography by

Grace Goulding and Alice Lapworth

With thanks to

Care Merseyside, Dramatic Recovery and every individual who shared their story

Dedicated to

Tim Miles
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Venue Space

The Studio


1 hour

Ticket Prices

Tickets from: £3.00

Age Guidance

Suitable for 12+


Running time 1 hour